A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Sophie Walsh: Best of the Decade

January 13, 2020 9:41am | Sophie Walsh

 Best of the Decade – From Sophie (2010-2019) Movies: Let me just start by saying, these are in my opinion the best movies I have seen in the past decade. I haven’t seen every academy award movie and am in no way a judge or […]

Can high schoolers be in love?

November 25, 2019 9:17am | Greta Davis, Liz Rauckhorst

   What is love? Do we know? Is love that note in your locker from your seventh grade crush? Is it a warm hug from your grandma at Sunday brunch? Is it thinking someone’s cute and telling your best friend? Or is it putting the […]

What is the difference between Venture crew and Boy scouts?

November 20, 2019 9:35am | Owen Green

Most people know about the Boy Scouts, those boys known for their adventurous spirit, going on camp-outs and helping the community with pride and honor, but most people don’t know about another similar program, Venturing.    A Venture crew is the same as a Boy […]

West Ottawan interview: The Addams Family

November 14, 2019 9:17am | Tegan McDonald

The Addams Family is currently visiting Holland, and they are thoroughly enjoying their stay. What do you think of Holland?  Gomez (Alex Dannels): Unpredictable, crazy, and I love it! Morticia (Suzy Parker): I like it better in the wintertime when everything is dead.   What […]

Hollywood is against Christianity

November 1, 2019 9:35am | Caleb Louks

I was eager to watch Avengers: Endgame. With the previews for upcoming movies and the sponsors came a growing intensity. I shut the curtains, turned up the volume, and quieted everyone in the room. The scent of supersaturated buttered popcorn flowed through the living room. […]

Healthy food…worth it?

October 14, 2019 9:53am | Liz Rauckhorst and Sophie Walsh

  Scrolling through my Instagram feed after school, I see posts of delicious looking avocado toast, pasta dishes, and bright colored smoothies. To my surprise as I read the captions I see “a good snack that is only 60 calories” or “a good energy booster […]

Casting spells for confidence

May 10, 2019 2:42pm | Avery Warsaw

Under the soft glow of the stars and with the rhythmic sound of water washing up on the shore, Victoria Sisomsouk makes a wish and tosses a small pebble out into the darkness of Lake Michigan. With a sudden plunk the pebble sinks to the […]

How to begin a blog

February 17, 2019 2:27pm | Clara Klein

   So you’re thinking about starting a blog? Before diving into all the aspects of beginning one, there are a few things you should know.    My name is Clara Klein. When I was 15, I began a lifestyle and fashion blog for young girls. […]

Mike and Mae proving 80 is awesome

January 17, 2019 7:59am | Maddy Eppard, Maggie O'Brien

Mike and Mae VanArk were on a mission trip in South Africa. They decided to arrive a week early to do some exploring of their own. They stayed in a pension hotel in Cape Town for 20 dollars a night that was once a hospital […]

Caberfae V.S Bittersweet

January 16, 2019 12:10pm | Jagger Denhof

With winter setting in fast, West Michigan skiers and snowboarders rush to the slopes. Whether it is someone’s first time on the slope or they are avid shredders, finding a hill that is nearby but meets the skier’s personal needs is a must. Downhill skiers […]

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-100030518-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');