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Student Life

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    A guide to Lollapalooza
    Sr. Chris Guerrero pushed his way through the mosh pit of people and out of the crowd with his friends, stumbling upon l
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    Understanding migraines
    One winter years ago at my grandparent’s house, I woke up early in the morning and stumbled downstairs to use the bath
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    Why so many teens have spam accounts
    @Spammy_Sam: “WOW OK, thanks for ruining my day! Really appreciate it! #lifeisgreat” Pictured: crying selfie  
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    Casting spells for confidence
    Under the soft glow of the stars and with the rhythmic sound of water washing up on the shore, Victoria Sisomsouk makes
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    Show kindness
    “Are you sure you don’t want this seat?” I asked a sophomore boy. “No. It’s fine, thank you though,” he said
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    What I wish I knew
    I walked into the kitchen on a Tuesday afternoon of winter break and made the announcement. “Mom, I’m going to Hope



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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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The West Ottawan is produced and updated by students at this school, and supported by a faculty advisor.

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