Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


The cast of Easts Mamma Mia sing a variety of different songs from the musical.

In The Spotlight

Ashley Skinner, Staff Writer April 14, 2024

STORY ASHLEY SKINNER | PHOTOGRAPHY MADDIE BEHRMANN The sounds of a symphony from the East jazz band traveled down East’s Main Street and offered a warm welcome to all attendees of the event. Finger...

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...

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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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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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More Than A PE Class

Megan Miranda March 4, 2020

story by Megan Miranda | photography by Cassandra Mueller Long gone are the days of dodgeball and sweaty school days.  Show choir is now joining the likes of marching band, cheerleading, and basketball,...

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Hitting Hate Head On

March 3, 2020

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photography by Riley Higgins For me, hate culture has never been considered a single term or idea but instead, a gradual and continuous collection of experiences and events that...

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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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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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Holiday Choir Concert

Marleigh Winterbottom December 20, 2019

story and photography by Marleigh Winterbottom East’s Singing Thunderhawks presented their 10th annual holiday concert at the Princeton Pike Church of God on Dec. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert featured...

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