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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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Lakota West Girls Basketball Coach, Andy Fishman, Announces Retirement

Lakota West Girls Basketball Coach, Andy Fishman, Announces Retirement

Nick Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2024

On March 12, 2024, longtime Lakota West Girls Basketball coach, Andy Fishman, went about the school day with the usual spirit he has always shown. As he checked in on students in his class, it seemed barely noticeable that he had announced his retirement...

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Lakotas Master Facilities Plan: 2024 Edition

Lakota’s Master Facilities Plan: 2024 Edition

Thomas Price, Website Manager March 4, 2024

Over the past few years, Lakota’s School Board has been hard at work constructing the future of the district; everything from designing new buildings, changing grade setups throughout the entire district, and even adding a potential third branch of...

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Student Ambassadors of Lakota West

Student Ambassadors of Lakota West

Kenya Tyus March 4, 2024

Every school year 26 students are elected to become West ambassadors. The election generally starts the students’ sophomore year of high school and finishes their senior year.  Student Ambassadors at West are given the opportunity to be the voice...

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Introducing the Lakota West Broadcasting Club

Introducing the Lakota West Broadcasting Club

Thomas Price, Website Manager February 2, 2024

Lakota West prides itself in featuring the work of students from around the school, from sharing their creations online to talking about the students’ successes during the morning announcements. Over the past 2 years, West has been witness to one of...

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Changing for the Worst: Lakota Does it Again

Changing for the Worst: Lakota Does it Again

Thomas Price, Website Manager January 30, 2024

Since the first day I can remember attending Lakota West, there have always been changes made throughout the year to things we are oftentimes familiar with. Whether it be the XH schedule change from last school year to this school year or the most recent...

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A Trip of a Lifetime: The Lakota West and East Marching Bands Travel to Hawaii

A Trip of a Lifetime: The Lakota West and East Marching Bands Travel to Hawaii

Noah Grayson December 14, 2023

The Lakota West and East marching bands joined forces last month for a trip to Hawaii to perform in the Waikiki Holiday Parade and for a performance at Pearl Harbor. Around 250 students traveled to the tropical island state for what would be an unforgettable...

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Prepping for The 2024 Lakota Robotics Season

Prepping for The 2024 Lakota Robotics Season

Jakk Morgan December 14, 2023

The Lakota Robotics Team is soon to enter the 2024 competition season. Each year, on the first Saturday of January, the team is given a different game for their robot to compete in. From the day that the game is released to the date of the first tournament,...

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Schools Across The US Receive Russian Bomb Threats

Schools Across The US Receive Russian Bomb Threats

Thomas Price, Website Manager December 14, 2023

Schools around the country have been receiving threats from a “Russian Terrorist Organization” about bombs being placed across American schools. Last Friday, the threat was emailed to many northern Texas school districts, claiming that explosives...

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American Sign Language  IV: One of the Newest Editions to the Language Hall

American Sign Language  IV: One of the Newest Editions to the Language Hall

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff December 14, 2023

American Sign Language has been a commonly undervalued language in society. Most schools don’t even offer it--and if they do--not many students take it. Here at Lakota West, this beautiful language has taken off and is now offered at all 4 levels of...

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A Look Inside the Lakota West Marching Band 2023

A Look Inside the Lakota West Marching Band 2023

Thomas Price, Website Manager November 16, 2023

Lakota West has always been known for having spectacular athletics and extra-curricular activities for students. With all of their impressive wins and records held over the years, one program West offers has become a pinnacle of the school’s success:...

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The Future of Teachers

The Future of Teachers

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff November 16, 2023

For the last four weeks, the Lakota West High School has been flooded by over 30 student teachers from Miami University ranging from a variety of degrees. Tasked with observing, applying, and occasionally teaching, the students use this experience to...

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