Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


East seniors (left to right) Audrey Earnest, Allison Pratt, Courtney Lyden, and Christopher Mages receive their National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist certificates.

Road to 1600

Frankie Stull September 10, 2020

story by Frankie Stull | photography by Ava Huelskamp East recently recognized four students for achieving the highly regarded title of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Mages, who is 18 years...

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More than a Hashtag

Mia Hilkowitz June 24, 2020

story by Mia hilkowitz | photography fair use “Hands up.”  “Don’t shoot.”  The Cincinnatians chant the phrase for hours, their voices echoing throughout the city. As the over 4,000 protestors...

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Black Lives Matter Protest Moves to West Chester

June 4, 2020

reporting by Regan Denham | videography by Brayden Barger Following the deaths of George Floyd and other African Americans, peaceful demonstrations have been organized throughout the country to bring...

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Small Shops Suffering

Mia Hilkowitz May 28, 2020

story by Mia Hilkowitz | art by Rachel Anderson For years, Niederman Family Farm has been a staple in the Liberty Township and West Chester community. Hundreds of families visit for birthday parties,...

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Testing Positive

May 18, 2020

story by Eliza Bush | art by Kelly Johantges For the 918 students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at East, news of the coronavirus brought a unique set of worries: how to prepare...

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Virtual Relay for Life

May 14, 2020

story by Hannah Fuller | photography courtesy of Kennedy Chenault Sitting in the comfort of her own home, East junior Ellie Ford talked with her fellow Relay for Life student chair members to decide what...

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Going Viral

May 1, 2020

story by Anna Mullins | infographics Alexandra Fernholz and Anna Mullins | photography fair use In late January 2020, an East senior traveled to Shanghai. Chinese New Year was just around the corner,...

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The Politics Behind the Pandemic

April 28, 2020

story by Shiloh Wolfork | art by Kelly Johantges The currently the leading nation in coronavirus cases. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the U.S., concerns about the impact of the virus...

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Low On Supplies, Not Morale

April 25, 2020

story by Ava Huelskamp | graphic by Natalie Mazey | photography by Alexandra Fernholz | art by Kelly Johantges In the wake of a devastating pandemic plaguing the world, walking into the fluorescent-lit...

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Lakota Goes to School Online

April 21, 2020

story by Alexandra Fernholz | art by Kelly Johantges | photography fair use Amid the stacks of binders, piles of paper, and scattered notes that now make up his at-home office, he opens up his laptop,...

Remote Learning, Remote Menu

April 10, 2020

story by Hannah Fuller | infographic by Alexandra Fernholz | photography fair use Not only do schools have to adjust to the new way of learning due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, but also they must...

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Therapy Dogs at Hopewell Junior

March 20, 2020

story by Hannah Bui | photography by Cassandra Mueller Sarah Oupere, like any eighth grade student, has good days and bad days. But on her bad days she feels better knowing that her friend Zooey is there...

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