Lakota East

It’s Better Than OK

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 ...

Raya and the Last Dragon

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 pr...

Celebrating Seniors

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 ...

Stars Align

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 Astrolog...

Athletes Take On the Pandemic

story by Mary Barone | photography by Cassandra Mueller Coaching high school sports is full of unseen pressures - parents, scholarships, and unrelenting compet...

Tisha Grote

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photography by Riley Higgins Growing up, Tisha Grote-Menchhoffer (Mench) was always surrounded by politics. Her friends and family ha...
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One Cat at a Time

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 corn...
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Life in Color: Jiji Mills

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 g...
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On the Rise

story by Mason Wise | photography by Andrew Marshall The Boys Wrestling team gathers inside the East wrestling room to prepare for their Monday practice. Howev...
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You Are My Sunshine

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 o...
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Mind Over Matter

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 mi...
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Orange Out for Dragonfly

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...