Spark Newsmagazine

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Through her teaching, East Government teacher Tisha Grote-Menchhoffer encourages her students to become civically engaged beyond the classroom while building a positive environment that motivates them to believe in the power of their unique potential.

Tisha Grote

January 1, 2021

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photography by Riley Higgins Growing up, Tisha Grote-Menchhoffer (Mench) was always surrounded by politics. Her friends and family had graduated at the top of their classes from...

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The Trio

June 16, 2020

personal narrative by Maddie Cramer | art by Kelly Johantges I think it’s safe to say that most people’s relationships have changed quite a bit since Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine issued the stay at home...

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Fitness for You

May 24, 2020

story by Nicholas Hetterich | art by Alexandra Fernholz With little to do during this pandemic, Dan McCallister is challenging the community to get in better shape. McCallister is the father of Lakota...

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A Birthday to Remember

May 22, 2020

story by LeAnn Niederman | art by Alexandra Fernholz Reserves Park, normally deserted of cars, is completely full with not a spot left. “[I] was disappointed but not surprised,” says Robyn Welling,...

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Posts With a Purpose

Natalie Mazey May 16, 2020

story by Natalie Mazey | art by Alexandra Fernholz For four years of high school, students look forward to the day they will get to walk across the stage and receive a diploma, cementing the idea that...

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Positivity on the Run

Mary Barone May 10, 2020

story by Mary Barone | photography fair use On Saturday, May 2, West Chester resident Andrew Suski accomplished the seemingly impossible. In just under 16 hours, he ran every street in Beckett Ridge,...

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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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Combatting Coronavirus

Megan Miranda April 26, 2020

story by Megan Miranda | photography fair use Things were falling into place perfectly. She spent her last years of high school working past the hardship of taking a different route than her peers, and...

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A New Perspective

April 22, 2020

story by Ava Huelskamp | photography fair use Her eyes focus on the road ahead as she makes her daily trek to the Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center to drop off hand-crafted masks to...

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Mia Hilkowitz April 16, 2020

story by Mia Hilkowitz | photography fair use He sits on the runway of Middletown Regional Airport ready for takeoff. Cherokee Elementary  fifth grade teacher Dave Fugate has spent the whole day crouched...

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You Are My Sunshine

March 15, 2020

story by Ava Huelskamp | photo by Cassandra Mueller Ellie Leisten plops her books down on her desk and gets ready to begin her nightly math homework or binge on some netflix, but instead her mom beckons...

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