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    Security at WO
      Security. They do everything from break up fights to rescue ducks out of court yards. They get called every name in
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    Is it possible to run on a meatless diet?
    I’m not crazy when I say that beans and legumes fuel my running; however, many others seem to think I am. “But how d
  • Gone but never forgotten
    Instructor David Clark looks at his calendar, only 7 more school days until he leaves WO for good. He sighs and goes bac
  • The emotional turmoil of cancer
    Everyone interprets the word “cancer” differently. When doctors hear the term cancer, they think of mutated cells ra
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    Jake vs WO Lacrosse
    It’s back. The embarrassing sports moments I bring you are back. Losing in soccer, tennis, and swimming were not quite
  • This place is dangerous?
    The teachers are evil, the students are vicious, and the classrooms are dirty. All of these statements are ridiculous. E



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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