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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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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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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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Starbucks Spicy Drinks, EW!

Starbucks Spicy Drinks, EW!

Olivia Eldridge, Social Media Team May 9, 2024

Starbucks does not have any chill! On Tuesday, April 16, Starbucks came out with new Spicy drinks. Starbucks came through with new fun and spicy drinks. They are new refreshers that have a spice taste to them. How did Starbucks make a spicy taste?...

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Senior Events To Look Forward To

Senior Events To Look Forward To

Shahed Musa May 9, 2024

It’s that time of the year again when summer is getting closer and closer, especially for the seniors. The class of 2024 has some exciting upcoming events. The first event is the senior awards. The awards will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024,...

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Should Prom Include ALL Main Campus Students?

Should Prom Include ALL Main Campus Students?

Thomas Price, Website Manager May 3, 2024

Since its creation, Prom has always been an event focused on giving upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors) a way to celebrate the things they have accomplished, through a dance held at the end of the year: Prom. With a theme selected by the prom-planning...

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Music ‘24: April Edition

Music ‘24: April Edition

Noah Grayson May 3, 2024

Song of the Month: The title of song of the month for April goes to “Fortnight” by Taylor Swift ft. Post Malone. The song was released as the first song on Swift’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, and quickly became very popular,...

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Costly Concerts: Why are Ticket Prices so High?

Costly Concerts: Why are Ticket Prices so High?

Noah Grayson April 25, 2024

It should be no surprise to any fans of some of today’s biggest artists that ticket prices for their concerts have been increasing significantly over the past few years. Here are some of the many factors that are causing ticket prices to rise so dramatically: Ticket...

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What is So Scary About The Ocean?

What is So Scary About The Ocean?

Andrew Odle April 25, 2024

Whether you’ve been to a beach or have gone fishing before, most of us have thought about the wonder of the ocean before in our lives. It is a place sprawling with life and biodiversity on the coral reefs, but also a vast open space filled with nothing...

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The 2024 First Robotics Competition World Championship Results

The 2024 First Robotics Competition World Championship Results

Jakk Morgan April 25, 2024

The 2023-2024 First Robotics Competition season ended last week as the world championship concluded on the 20th. The season was definitely one to remember, following an art theme.  Every year teams are given a challenge on the first Saturday of January....

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Ryan Garcia VS Devin Haney

Ryan Garcia VS Devin Haney

Nylah Escobar April 25, 2024

This Saturday one of the biggest fights of the year yet was held. The boxing match was held at the Barclays Center in New York City and the two competitors were the undefeated Devin Haney and his opponent Ryan Garcia. After 12 long matches, the winner...

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Which HBCUs Are the Best?

Which HBCUs Are the Best?

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff April 11, 2024

This spring break I had the pleasure of going on a Historically Black College and University(HBCU)Tour. I visited multiple colleges to determine where my home away from home would be. While on tour, I realized many Black people don’t have the chance...

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