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Jordan Otabil

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Jordan is a very outgoing and warm person! She is a junior and this is her second year in Journalism. She is a part of the HOPE Squad, is Secretary of Student Government, and loves to help others. She enjoys participating in Colorguard and in her free time she loves to sleep.  Jordan enjoys writing food reviews as well as book reviews. Her favorite mantra is “Be in the Moment”

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Making History: Black Excellence Edition

Making History: Black Excellence Edition

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff February 15, 2024

There are so many people who have and are making history that haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve. This new series of articles will highlight the heroes of today, yesterday, and the future. In honor of Black History Month, here are just a few...

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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Parrett

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Parrett

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff February 1, 2024

Meet Jennifer Parrett! She is a part of the history department and teaches CP US History. This is Mrs. Parrett’s first year at the main campus. Keep reading to learn more about Mrs. Parrett and the adaptations from the freshman building. When Mrs....

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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Corcoran

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Corcoran

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff January 31, 2024

Meet Monica Corcoran! Miss. Corcoran is a first-year teacher at Lakota West. She teaches American Sign Language (ASL) levels I & II. Continue reading to learn more about this beloved teacher and her commitment to the job.    Although this...

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Teacher Feature: Mrs. Muchmore

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Muchmore

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff January 30, 2024

Meet Mallory Muchmore! She is an Honors Biology and CP Environmental Science teacher at Lakota West. Mrs. Muchmore is a very beloved teacher, continue to read about her and her career journey!  Outside of school, Mrs. Muchmore's favorite thing to...

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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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The Fattest, Plumpest Bears of 2023

The Fattest, Plumpest Bears of 2023

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff November 16, 2023

Fat Bear Week came to a close on October 10th, 2023. Now, most people are probably saying “-Fat what?” Fat Bear Week! It’s when for one week - usually before bears go to hibernate - people can vote on their favorite chubster in the Katami National...

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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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Food Review: The Spinning Forchetta, Family Food

Food Review: The Spinning Forchetta, Family Food

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff October 26, 2023

After working in an upscale downtown Italian restaurant, Owner Hakmon Shteiwi (a.k.a George) and sister Laila Alghanim, thought it was time to make a family-friendly restaurant. Located by the Elks Golf Club, this restaurant serves a great selection of...

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Junior Fears of the Year

Junior Fears of the Year

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff October 12, 2023

As we approach the end of the first quarter, things have become incredibly hectic --especially for juniors. Junior year is one of the hardest years of high school as it prepares students for their time after high school. Whether that future is college...

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A Splash On Stage

A Splash On Stage

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff May 1, 2023

For the past two weeks, Lakota West Theatre produced an incredible rendition of Disney’s “Little Mermaid” for its 26th Year Anniversary. The show had amazing aspects creating a wonderful performance from acting, to singing, to music, and even the...

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Toss the Flag

Toss the Flag

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff May 1, 2023

It’s about that time of the year, and Summer is near! No more school, you can chill in the pool. So what else comes in the Summer? Well, some sports start getting ready for their season, like soccer and football; Even the marching band starts getting...

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Poets, Athletes, Physicists, Lawyers-Women Can Do It All!

Poets, Athletes, Physicists, Lawyers-Women Can Do It All!

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff March 31, 2023

The month of March has been celebrated nationally as Women’s History month for 36 years now. As the years go by, a new woman is making history or inspiring young women to break away from the typical stereotype of a woman every day.   Approaching the...

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The YUM in Yummy Bowl

The “YUM” in Yummy Bowl

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff March 1, 2023

Why go to a national chain restaurant like Chipotle or Subway, when a place like Yummy Bowl exists? Yummy Bowl is a fast, affordable, and local place to eat authentic Chinese food on Union Centre! There are several many dishes that are served, but this...

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Martin Luther King Jr’s Impact

Martin Luther King Jr’s Impact

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff January 30, 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023, marked the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King is an inspiring man with significant events that have become influential in today’s society.   After failed federal Reconstruction and persistent...

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A Look Behind the Curtains: The Old Man and the Old Moon

A Look Behind the Curtains: The Old Man and the Old Moon

Jordan Otabil, Website Staff November 17, 2022

This month, the Lakota West Theatre Department put on the play, The Old Man and The Old Moon. The play was a spectacular production that took months of preparation. During a sit-in during rehearsal, I was able to get more insight into what happens behind...

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