Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Crop-Tops and Miniskirts?

Crop-Tops and Miniskirts?

Audrey Allen February 5, 2022

COLUMN AUDREY ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY RILEY HIGGINS A 12-year-old girl scrolls on her TikTok for you page. She watches a “What I Eat in a Day” video, a trendy clothing try on haul, and a workout video....

New Bill Misses Mark

New Bill Misses Mark

Natalie Mazey January 24, 2022

COLUMN NATALIE MAZEY PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN When Alec Baldwin, while performing a scene with a prop gun, accidentally shot and killed a woman on the set of his movie “Rust”, I wondered how this...

Gifted Kid Burnout

Gifted Kid Burnout

Natalie Mazey November 23, 2021

COLUMN NATALIE MAZEY PHOTOGRAPHY MARLEIGH WINTERBOTTOM The term “gifted” was handed to me in second grade. I did not see it as a gift. I saw it as a label affixed to me after a strange lady took...

A Loss of Respect

A Loss of Respect

Marleigh Winterbottom October 21, 2021

COLUMN MARLEIGH WINTERBOTTOM PHOTOGRAPHY OLIVIA RIGNEY I sat speechless as a man walked confidently up to the stand, with 30 seconds left in the public comment section, closing out the night at a Lakota...

Political Science

Political Science

Riley Higgins January 1, 2021

story by Riley Higgins | photography by Abbie Westendorf | art by Shiloh Wolfork Flipping through the daily mail after school one afternoon, I came across an unsettling sight. As per usual, during any...

Spark Package Editor Mia Hilkowitz discusses the implications of minors being tried as adults in the US criminal justice system.

A Stolen Youth

Mia Hilkowitz December 10, 2020

story by Mia Hilkowitz | photography by Riley Higgins | art by Shiloh Wolfork Rodney Hulin Jr. was 17 years old when he committed suicide in his Brazoria County Federeal Prision cell.  Two years before...

This photo was taken outdoors in a socially distanced manner.

Just Vote

November 6, 2020

column by Brayden Barger | photography by Riley Higgins Turning 18 definitely comes with its perks. I don’t have any more driving restrictions, I have a lot more job options, and I can get married if...

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To the Class of 2020:

May 30, 2020

column by Rebecca Breland | photography by Alexandra Fernholz To the kids I’ve spent the last 12 years of my life with, to the kids who’ve been with me through it all, to the kids who’ve made me...

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Safety, Not Encouragement

March 29, 2020

column by Ava Huelskamp | art by Cassandra Mueller Pregnant. The result of the ClearBlue pregnancy test belonging to the 750,000 teenage girls every year who make a trip to their local Walgreens after...

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The True Duty

February 29, 2020

column by Emily Hormann | art by Cassandra Mueller “My family denied, and still denies, my identity.” The bustling conversations taking place around the room fall silent, heeding way for the girl’s...

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

January 22, 2020

editorial cartoon by Alexandra Fernholz  

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Radio Recession

January 12, 2020

column by Jake Ratliff | art by Alexandra Fernholz I began driving at the end of my sophomore year of high school. The sound of my little car starting up was music to my ears when I first heard it, but...

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