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    Summer plans for the chromebooks
    Jr. Hayden Taylor doesn’t just use the Chromebooks for academic purposes, in fact he uses it as an everyday computer a
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    Great options for a first date
    You’ve done it. You finally got your license and you started at your new job. You also just asked out the girl who sit
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    Positive Beginnings
    “Positive Beginnings was a chance for me to have a mentor to give me the direction I needed freshman year. During my f
  • Road to recovery: Tucker Fritz
    Fresh off a recent knee injury, Jr. Tucker Fritz sat in his doctor’s office awaiting the news on his future in the
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    Who’s the teacher?
    Most people have hidden tales. Some people take a spontaneous trip to Vegas for the weekend, and others get to meet the
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    Recess trouble
    BBBBRRIIIINNNNGGG!!!! Kids stream out of the doors thirsty for the freedom of the outside, running as fast as their litt


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    Elementary school: great or garbage?
    Looking out the window on a snowy afternoon in Instructor Ken Strobel’s third hour journalistic writing class, just ac
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    Alternative Facts
    Pluto is a planet. Not some silly dwarf planet like the International Astronomical Union claimed back in 2006. It is a r
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    Thoughts from a foreigner: Immigration
    I am a British Citizen. President Donald Trump’s recent travel ban has caused more than a few headaches and a lot of f
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    Online school: Not a good option
    You may not notice it, but every laugh you have at school, every person you make eye contact with in the hallways, and e
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    Trump’s hypocrisy
    From time to time, we are all hypocrites. We cannot deny it, but when the biggest hypocrite of us all is the President o
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    Hamilton Couterpoint
    Brandon’s Point: Hamilton is a truly amazing production and possibly one of the best musicals of all time; it was give


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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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