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Student Life

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    Living with a baby in the house
    Finally.  After days of being on the grind, you are so close to making it.  One more kill and you will be the next gen
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    Peter Pan recap
      Opening Weekend   West Ottawa High School’s fall musical Peter Pan was a success. Both Friday and Saturday ni
  • Upward Bound: The key to success
      “Upward Bound is such a special and empowering program, it gave me the ability to believe in myself and believe th
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    Planning a quinceañera
    Quinceañeras are celebrations for a girl’s turning 15. Everyone has fun at these parties, but not everyone recognizes
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    Study habits after high school
      College will be a large jump from the confined walls of any high school; it represents more independence and new
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    Picking a senior English class
      “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” I said to myself as I scrolled through the WO course guide in the sp



We are The West Ottawan

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

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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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