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Student Life

  • Pringles taste test
    Predictably, sometimes a bad idea turns out to be… a bad idea.    People who question the logic behind potato chips
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    Drew Black: from countless injuries to countless victories
    Six o’clock at a local gas station, Jr. Diver Drew Black is pinned up on an old and rusty gas station fence after
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    Chick-fil-A truly is different
    The sky was dark and pouring buckets. Wind whipped through the air. A sea of cars lined up all the way out to the road.
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    Powering through surgery
    Feelings of discomfort and loneliness crowded around Sr. Kylie Braam’s mind as she sat at the beach, watching her frie
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    Thoughts from a makuah
    They called me makuah. “Ghost.”    Everywhere I went, I heard it. “Look over there! Makuah, makuah!”    Some
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    The reality of a Queer
    The teen shoots one last longing glance to the rest of their family as they stand up, the scraping sound of chairs on th



We are The West Ottawan

The West Ottawan is a publication run by journalism students at West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan.

Twitter: @TheWestOttawan

Instagram: the_westottawan

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The Project for Better Journalism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening student journalism programs across the country. We support publications just like this one.

The West Ottawan is produced and updated by students at this school, and supported by a faculty advisor.

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