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    WHO got kicked out of a casino?!?!
    The loud noise of slot machines and the buzz of conversation fill the space. At the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, I
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    School in France v.s school in America
       The cold darkness of the morning faded away as the radiant lights of the bus approached. As the bus screeched to a
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    Weird Pets at WO
    “How to accept your cousin has toads in her room” is a popular search on my cousin’s phone. I was bored during qua
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    The New Health Stop: Locale Nutrition
    Sr. Emmy Strait strolls up to the door, the large blue sign flickers in the background. Strait just finished an intense
  • WO sneakerheads
    There are plenty of flashy shoes walking the halls of our school, here are three of the most notable.     Sr. Caleb
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    Losing battles, winning the war
         To cut a strawberry in three identical slices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is no small feat, but someth



We are The West Ottawan

The West Ottawan is a publication run by journalism students at West Ottawa High School in Holland, Michigan.

Twitter: @TheWestOttawan

Instagram: the_westottawan

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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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