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  • WO Graduation 2016
    The Senior Class President of 2016, Maggie Becker, delivered an inspirational message to her class on May 26. Her body l
  • Magic Battle
    Magic Manning stands at the podium, hands shaking, Kleenex in hand, audience watching. She begins her first performance
  • WOGLAX program thrives
    WO Sr. Drew Jansma sets her feet, angles her hips outward, and matches the pressure against her stick from the opposing
  • 21st century Eagle Scouts: more than fire starters
    The determined scout gathered up his papers and confidently walked into the meeting with his plans to aid in a local pro
  • A search for the spiciest dish in Holland
      I have shared many moments with Alex Lindemann out in public; however, he and I have never cried in a restaurant tog
  • Prom: A money trap… or is it?
    He walked up to her door, butterflies full flight in his stomach. He rang the doorbell, palms sweaty. The door opened, a

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  • Baseball wins District championship
      At 5:45 in a slight drizzle, right fielder Trevor Fairfield positioned himself under a routine fly ball and watched
  • WOGLAX program thrives
    WO Sr. Drew Jansma sets her feet, angles her hips outward, and matches the pressure against her stick from the opposing
  • Golf preview
    Sr. Alex Wuerfel squares up to the tee and prepares to swing. He gazes over the hole, trying not to be nervous. But, the
  • Baseball: working hard to repeat
    This year the Varsity baseball team is looking to make another run for the OK Red Conference title. But with key players
  • Spring sports
    For the past two years, WO spring sports haven’t had the ability to practice outdoors until after spring break. Teams
  • Boys basketball: When I’m old I’ll remember…
    This year, our varsity basketball team went on a tremendous 15-0 run before losing a few games in a row. Although the st

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