A Project for Better Journalism chapter


West Ottawa High School presents: Grease

November 6, 2018 9:13am | Ryleigh Hyma

An exhausted Soph. Izzy Balbuena had just spent a grueling three and a half hours rehearsing for the school musical that was fast approaching. She is a member of the ensemble for the musical Grease, in which she performs in 10 music numbers including the […]

Meeting Armie Hammer

October 18, 2018 9:44am | Avery Warsaw

It was a rainy night coming home from the movies, and  I could not stop thinking about Call Me By Your Name. The setting, the themes, the acting—it was all amazing. I wanted to know more about the actors and how they were so captivating. […]

Walter Victor, 84, reminisces about Holland

October 12, 2018 8:57am | Zachary Ackerson

On a Sunday afternoon, most Holland teenagers can be found doing homework, watching sports, and spending time with family. While this may be the norm today, 77 years ago, entertainment was much different. Walter Victor Jr. grew up in Holland and remembers Sundays as the […]

That’s so 2016

May 11, 2018 9:54am | Jevic DeVries

The year is 2030. Homecoming week is upon the class of 2031. For Thursday’s dress up day, the class is assigned the 2010s. Here is the issue – the 2010s had terrible music, cringy memes, and bad movies–especially 2016.   The Music We Listened To […]

Spring break travel 2018

March 30, 2018 12:21pm | Hailey Warsaw

West Ottawan satire: Fire drills save lives

January 18, 2018 8:02am | Josef Arner

“If high schools did not conduct multiple fire drills every year, I’d estimate we’d lose maybe a couple hundred students a year. Maybe double that,” State Fire Chief Bo Lubinskis said. “Just think about Gaines,” he added, looking down and shaking his head in sadness. […]

Christmas all over the world

December 18, 2017 9:55am | Emmi Raatikainen

Read this if you’re interested in art school

December 15, 2017 9:40am | Hailey Warsaw

While the rest of my friends slept in one warm June morning, I, on the other hand, was boarding a 6 AM flight to Savannah, Georgia. I wasn’t going on summer vacation; I was going to school. Nonetheless, I was excited for the learning experiences […]

Do yourself a favor, check out Lecrae

November 29, 2017 7:01am | Angel Garcia

It’s hard to go a day without plugging in our headphones and jam out to pass time. It has become our addiction without us even realizing it. Our heart drops just from reaching into our pocket and grasping nothing but air as we realize we […]

The future of cars

November 28, 2017 9:16am | Ben Hoey

Imagine going to work in 2040. You get in the car, start it, and pull out of the driveway. On your way to work, you happen to get into a small accident. Your car has small cracks in the frame, and frame damage like this […]