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    Political Cartoons
    With this year’s election, and the many controversial events that have occurred during Trump’s presidency, political
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    Fighting with fire
    We sat, sweat beading and minds racing. Today was the day.  We were about to go to war. Not with another person nor cou
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    Living with mental health issues
    The alarm on his phone goes off. He looks over at the bright white screen of the buzzing phone and thinks he just cannot
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    You know you’re a senior if…
    You know you’re a 2017 senior if…   You haven’t done any homework since spring break. Mr. Taylor followed you
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    The WOvengers
    A sign hangs on the desk of Mrs. Cheney. It reads “My superpower is teaching, what’s yours?” When people think
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    Strings on the rise
    The bows  moved in one motion, sound protruding from the instruments. The five sections played their separate parts; th

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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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