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Michael Acomb talks to community leaders during meet and greet with the canidates

Lakota Local School District furthers Search for New Superintendent

Colin Kunz, Editor In Chief June 28, 2023

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY COLIN KUNZ Parents and administrators file into the cafeteria of Lakota West High School, ready to form their opinions on the three finalists for Lakota superintendent. In preparation...

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...

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...

Adena students have recess on the newly renovated playground.

Updated Playground Brings Community Together

Andie Madding December 1, 2020

story by Andie Madding | photography by Audrey Allen | infographic by Emily Taylor Although Adena Elementary's playground was completed in 2018, nobody could have predicted just how important it would...

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Lakota Goes to School Online

April 21, 2020

story by Alexandra Fernholz | art by Kelly Johantges | photography fair use Amid the stacks of binders, piles of paper, and scattered notes that now make up his at-home office, he opens up his laptop,...

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Lakota Looking Forward

February 26, 2020

story, photography, and infographic by Alexandra Fernholz Lakota is following in the footsteps of several other Ohio school districts by taking the first steps of a Master Facilities Plan which could...

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Busing Brought Back to Lakota Freshmen

January 18, 2020

story and photography by Alexandra Fernholz | additional photography by Riley Higgins Jan. 18, 2020 marks the ninth year since busing was available to Lakota high schools. However, due to a recent board...

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Adjusting to Change

January 8, 2020

story and photography by Ekra Khalid From checking out books to loaning out Chromebooks; from typing on the desktops, to using green screens and Ipads to shoot videos; from playing Cool Math Games, to...

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The Learning Curve

December 19, 2019

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photography by Andrew Marshall | infographic by Kelly Johantages The Lakota Local School district recently received an overall B on the annual 2018-2019 school report card, the...

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For our vets

December 2, 2019

story by Nicco Morello | photography by Jake Ratliff Veterans crowded main street early one morning for East’s fourth annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. 40 local veterans and their families came to...

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Party Like It’s 1999

November 29, 2019

story by Mason Wise | photography by Andrew Marshall The historic 2019 season for the East Boys’ Soccer program came to a disappointing end in the Division I state semifinal on Nov. 7 at the mercy of...

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