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    Primera Plastics: More than just a job
    “I have a job mainly just to provide myself with money to pay for my vehicle and bills. The only benefit I get is lear
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    You really eat that?
    I didn’t even come up with the idea. That should have been my first clue. The person who came up with the idea couldn
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    Dealing with anorexia
      “Every day is a living nightmare, a nightmare that I cannot escape,”  Jr. Janey Miller said. (This name and
  • Living a new life
    With each step, his stomach tightened into a smaller and smaller knot, and his heart came closer and closer to His hands
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    The nightmarish rumor
    Rumor: You can’t have your phone out on the bus anymore. Fact: Yes you can.   Many West Ottawa students could never i
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    A yes or no that could change your life
    One afternoon, Sr. Matthew Moraw noticed an email from Butler University. He had received plenty of spam emails from But



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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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