Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


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...

Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors

Natalie Mazey May 1, 2021

story by Natalie Mazey | photography Megan Miranda | infographic Rachel Anderson The class of 2021 has experienced a senior year like no other, but the Lakota District is working to provide as much normalcy...

Astrology Club President Kyra Mackey (left) and Vice President Samantha Schaller (right) welcome members to the clubs April 8 meeting.

Stars Align

Kien Vu April 16, 2021

story by Kien Vu | photography by Audrey Allen Astrology isn’t about looking at stars, rather it’s about understanding one’s self in the universe. The Astrology club meets every Tuesday in room...

Under the watch of veteran coach Scott Fetzer, East wrestlers follow their new safety protocols during practice by sticking to one opponent and spacing out on the mat.

Athletes Take On the Pandemic

Mary Barone January 20, 2021

story by Mary Barone | photography by Cassandra Mueller Coaching high school sports is full of unseen pressures - parents, scholarships, and unrelenting competition. However, for East boys varsity coach...

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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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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Life in Color: Jiji Mills

Mia Hilkowitz March 25, 2020

story by Mia Hilkowitz | photography by Ava Huelskamp It is fourth period at Liberty Junior High School and dozens of sweaty, awkward eighth-graders fill the gym awaiting team instructions for an upcoming...

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On the Rise

March 22, 2020

story by Mason Wise | photography by Andrew Marshall The Boys Wrestling team gathers inside the East wrestling room to prepare for their Monday practice. However, this is not just any routine Monday practice....

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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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Mind Over Matter

March 11, 2020

story by Ava Huelskamp | photography by Cassandra Mueller He takes a deep breath as he guides the closed-eyed students in his Honors Biology class through a mindfulness exercise, instructing them to take...

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Orange Out for Dragonfly

February 29, 2020

story by Hannah Fuller | photography by Riley Higgins As the buzzer for the 2020 East versus West basketball game sounded in the East gymnasium, the scoreboard read the winner of the game, but the real...

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