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    WO marching band receives a one at Festival
    West Ottawa’s Marching band began practicing on June 26. With over a month of precious summer left, marching band stud
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    Donating saves lives
    “Without my blood transfusions, I’d definitely be dead today.” West Ottawa alumni Adam Getliff struggled with a pe
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    Dealing with depression
      A typical day: Get up, brush your teeth, fix your hair, get dressed, eat breakfast and go to school. But to some peo
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    Losing hope
    800,000 Americans were left in silence on September 5, 2017 when President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of DA
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    We got spirit, yes we do
    As I walked into my third hour Journalism class I looked around at all of the people in class dressed up in black and wh
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    Kick return leads to huge win
    The rain continued, halftime Homecoming activities had ended, and West Ottawa was down 23-7. Fans began to leave even be

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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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