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...

Eastside Voices Take D.C.

Eastside Voices Take D.C.

Leah Arnett, Staff writer November 23, 2023

Eastside Voices, East’s most competitive choir, headed to Washington, D.C. for their biggest performance yet: the Parade of Heroes. The singing Thunderhawks were one of only three choirs and three bands...

Youth In Philanthropy students hold their first Culture Potluck

Youth In Philanthropy students hold their first Culture Potluck

Ria Malhi, News Editor and Business Manager November 22, 2023

Students, parents, and community members of all cultures and backgrounds gathered together on Tuesday, Nov. 14 for Youth In Philanthropy’s (YIP) first-ever Culture Potluck. The event was put together...

East Commemorates Veterans at its Annual Student Parade and Assembly

East Commemorates Veterans at its Annual Student Parade and Assembly

Will Huelskamp, News Editor November 9, 2023

The deep base of drums echo through the gymnasium, setting a focused tone in order for students, staff, and veterans to realize the emotional ceremony that would be presented by Lakota East Veterans’...

Childrens Hospital Residential Unit Update

Childrens Hospital Residential Unit Update

Rista Dahal, staff writer/ photographer August 31, 2023

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...

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...

East seniors (left to right) Audrey Earnest, Allison Pratt, Courtney Lyden, and Christopher Mages receive their National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist certificates.

Road to 1600

Frankie Stull September 10, 2020

story by Frankie Stull | photography by Ava Huelskamp East recently recognized four students for achieving the highly regarded title of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Mages, who is 18 years...

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Black Lives Matter Protest Moves to West Chester

June 4, 2020

reporting by Regan Denham | videography by Brayden Barger Following the deaths of George Floyd and other African Americans, peaceful demonstrations have been organized throughout the country to bring...

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Small Shops Suffering

Mia Hilkowitz May 28, 2020

story by Mia Hilkowitz | art by Rachel Anderson For years, Niederman Family Farm has been a staple in the Liberty Township and West Chester community. Hundreds of families visit for birthday parties,...

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Testing Positive

May 18, 2020

story by Eliza Bush | art by Kelly Johantges For the 918 students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at East, news of the coronavirus brought a unique set of worries: how to prepare...

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