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When Brown Turns Green: Lakota West Principal Leaves for Mason HS

When Brown Turns Green: Lakota West Principal Leaves for Mason HS

Thomas Price, Website Manager May 27, 2024

The end of the school year calls for a lot to happen at Lakota West, but few expected the bomb-shell of an announcement Lakota’s administration dropped after the school day ended. Around 2 pm on Thursday, May 23rd, Lakota announced Mr. Ben Brown, the...

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Six Months Out: Trump Leading Biden in Key Swing States Ahead of 2024 Election

Six Months Out: Trump Leading Biden in Key Swing States Ahead of 2024 Election

Benjamin Nguyen May 23, 2024

President Trump has seen promising leads from several recent polls, which show Joe Biden as highly unpopular, with a 55% job disapproval rating according to FiveThirtyEight recent polling. The Fmr. President is showing favorable leads in key swing states...

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Biden Doesnt Back the Blue

Biden Doesn’t Back the Blue

Benjamin Nguyen May 23, 2024

The week of May 13th was National Police Week where our men and women from across the country who risk their lives keeping the peace were honored for their dedication.  National Police Week 2024 comes amid a far too frequent epidemic of cop shootings,...

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Trouble in Tehran: Iranian Presidents Death Sends Shockwaves

Trouble in Tehran: Iranian President’s Death Sends Shockwaves

Benjamin Nguyen May 23, 2024

In Tehran, the Iranian government under Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is in slight disarray, following the unexpected death of President Ebrahim Raisi, as well as other senior Iranian officials, in a helicopter crash on Sunday. President Raisi was joined...

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The Senior Prank That Never Was

The Senior Prank That Never Was

Thomas Price, Website Manager May 23, 2024

As the Class of 2024 left Lakota West High School, it felt like something was missing from their departure. As though they “went out with a whimper,” the seniors departed without a trace of their presence: no mess, toilet paper, or bustling main street....

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NBA Playoffs: Second Round Takeaways

NBA Playoffs: Second Round Takeaways

Andrew Odle May 23, 2024

With the second round nearly wrapped up, there is much to take away from these playoffs. New stars and upcoming young teams are headlining the most impressive parts of the 2nd round, while familiar faces are also coming up huge.  Anthony Edwards is...

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Fun Things to Do Outside Over The Summer

Fun Things to Do Outside Over The Summer

Olivia Eldridge, Social Media Team May 23, 2024

As the weather starts getting nice, it becomes hotter and more sunny, and everyone wants to be outside. Everyone gets happier and wants to get some Vitamin D. Getting outside is so important and helpful for your body; It will increase your mood, your...

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Anthony Edwards: Overrated or Legend?

Anthony Edwards: Overrated or Legend?

Nikos Stollenwerk May 17, 2024

Throughout this Minnesota playoff run, Anthony Edwards has been balling out with 30/6/6 (ppg/rpg/apg) shooting 53.5% from the field and 42.5% from three. Through his 10 playoff games, he is 7-3 including a sweep of the big three in Phoenix, and is...

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Not The First And Not The Last: 108 Columbia Students Arrested For Anti-War Protests

Not The First And Not The Last: 108 Columbia Students Arrested For Anti-War Protests

Ameenah Syed May 9, 2024

Friday, April 19th, 2024– 108 student protesters at Columbia University have been arrested by the NYPD after Nemat Shafik, Colombia's President, authorized police to clear the many tents set up by protesters in Columbia University’s designated “free...

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Prom 2024: Behind the Scenes

Prom 2024: Behind the Scenes

Thomas Price, Website Manager May 9, 2024

As the end of the year approaches, many students look forward to prom, a long-standing tradition for upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors) to celebrate their final years in high school through a night of dancing, dresses, and spending time with friends....

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Boeing Moves Forward With Launch of New Spacecraft

Boeing Moves Forward With Launch of New Spacecraft

Jakk Morgan May 9, 2024

After many setbacks and launch cancellations over the last few years, Boeing’s joint project with NASA, the CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft, has finally been set to launch at 10:34 P.M. ET this coming Monday. The spacecraft was initially announced...

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New NFL Kickoff Rework: What is it And Why is it So Confusing?

New NFL Kickoff Rework: What is it And Why is it So Confusing?

Nikos Stollenwerk May 9, 2024

With the new changes to the NFL kickoff, many fans are still concerned about adjusting the play's intricacies and effect on the game. Next season, kick returns will look very different. For many, the big question is, “Why?” The answer is simple...

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