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Class Ranking

Class Ranking

Kaitlyn Mitchell April 29, 2021

Class rankings have been a part of high school for years, but in the recent years, schools have begun to phase them out. Local schools, like Mason and Saint Xavier, have gotten rid of class rankings in an effort to reduce stress on students. While these...

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West Style through the Years

West Style through the Years

Caitlin Creach and Kaitlyn Mitchell March 12, 2021

Style is a constantly changing concept that reflects the trends and social climate of the time. While style is never stagnant, there are often a few key trends that define a decade. The 80’s had bold colors, styles, and hair. The 90’s gave way to...

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Subpar Second Semester

Subpar Second Semester

Caitlin Creach and Kaitlyn Mitchell February 11, 2021

After a grueling four years of high school, the pinnacle of many people’s high school career is the coveted second semester of senior year. This semester is supposed to be the time for relaxation and reaping the benefits that seniors have worked for....

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Fall Festivities

Fall Festivities

Kaitlyn Mitchell October 20, 2020

The weeks leading up to Halloween are full of excitement and anticipation, as the leaves change colors, the weather gets colder, and the feeling of fall sets in. If you’re looking for fun fall activities, you’ve come to the right place, here are the...

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Cards Character

Card’s Character

Kaitlyn Mitchell September 17, 2020

After 9 years of working as the principal of Lakota West, Elgin Card has left his position at the school for a new opportunity. As of August 1st, Card was named to the Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion. This news came as a shock to many students...

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Mardi Dagley: Flipping to Coaching

Mardi Dagley: Flipping to Coaching

Caitlin Creach and Kaitlyn Mitchell February 5, 2020

The heat of sweat, the smell of chalk, the sight of blisters -- the gymnastics gym is no stranger to these sensations. Lakota West Varsity Gymnastics coach, Mardi Dagley, knows best. Dagley first became a gymnast herself when she was 11 years old after...

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East vs. West

East vs. West

Caitlin Creach and Kaitlyn Mitchell November 1, 2019

Every student, teacher, and administrator in the Lakota District knows about the rivalry between East and West. Which school won the football game? Which school has more perfect ACT scores? Which school has the better principal? There has been a clear...

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The Perfect Storm - Coach Bolden Arrives at West

“The Perfect Storm” – Coach Bolden Arrives at West

Lora Broz and Kaitlyn Mitchell September 26, 2019

It turned out to be “the perfect storm.” Tom Bolden, former head coach of Colerain High School, left his job of 17 years to take charge of the struggling Lakota West Football team, hoping to bring a successful season to the Firebirds.   The...

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