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Spark Newsmagazine


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Zombie Kid is one of Korean artist Jamsan’s five children’s books connected to smash-hit Korean TV series, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, that have been published this month.

It’s Better Than OK

Riley Higgins May 19, 2021

review Riley Higgins | art Mary Barone Every weekend from June 20 to Aug. 9 in 2020 was marked by the opening chords of "Sketch Book" by Janet Suhh. Capturing attention from K-Drama lovers from around...

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon

Ianni Acapulco May 19, 2021

story Ianni Acapulco | art Mary Barone In the soft light of the cave, two young girls made their way past the grand stone doors, their newfound friendship a precarious alliance founded upon the shared...

Through Asian Food Week, Asianati worked to celebrate Asian food culture and promote Asian restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

Spreading the Good News

Natalie Mazey November 18, 2020

story by Natalie Mazey | photography by Ianni Acapulco Asianati has hosted “Asian Food Fest,” an event with vendors from Asian restaurants across the Cincinnati area,  in downtown Cincinnati for...

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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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Cancelling the Golden Gala

May 26, 2020

story and art by Rachel Anderson The invitations were printed. The t-shirts were made. The posters were decorated. The spirit week was finalized. The decorations were ordered, the venue was mapped out....

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Pandemic Pawsitivity

May 3, 2020

story by Hannah Bui | photography fair use Scrolling through Facebook, everything is dark, angry and scared people are fighting. The news of COVID-19 haunts people’s feed. It feels like there is no...

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Z is for Zoom

Marleigh Winterbottom April 30, 2020

story by Marleigh Winterbottom | art by Alexandra Fernholz When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on March 22, 2020 that schools would be going remote, Wyandot Early Childhood School (ECS) teacher Abigail...

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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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One Cat at a Time

April 15, 2020

story by Emily Hormann | photography by Cassandra Muller Across the entire room, cats can be seen playing, sleeping, and perking up their whiskers. In one corner, small girls held out a pink feather wand...

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Behind the Scenes

April 5, 2020

story by Anna Mullins | photography by Isis Summerlin and Fair Use A small group gathers on the sidewalk patiently waiting. Excitement builds as the first few actors step out the stage door entrance....

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Raising Stars Forward

March 1, 2020

story by Emily Hormann | photography fair use Joy and tears erupted across the wave of faces gathered at the airport, awaiting the plane carrying their loved ones to land. Eyes glistened as Steve Adkins...

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February 20, 2020

Story by Rachel Anderson | Photography by Ekra Khalid East senior Keeley Goldberg smiles as she sees bright green wristbands adorn the wrists of her classmates. A flash of green opens a nearby locker....

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