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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 […]

The coyote hunters

January 15, 2019 10:05am | Maddy Eppard, Maggie O'Brien

As student journalists, we strive to come up with article ideas that open peoples’ minds and better the school community. Just kidding. We actually just want an idea that’s fun and doesn’t require a lot of work. That’s exactly why when instructor Ken Strobel threw […]

Carolyn Stich: A woman as whimsical as her art

January 15, 2019 9:17am | Clara Klein

   It’s a snowy day in January, Carolyn Stich strolls the downtown streets of Holland, Michigan snuggled in a coat with a smile on her face. Often, Stich walks from her little apartment to her art studio and gift shop filled with whimsical souvenirs and […]

Why do teens love Target so much?

December 1, 2018 10:55am | Avery Warsaw

  “Dinner and Target sounds good to me :)” The little blue text bubble pops up on my phone and my Friday night plan is set.   I hop in the car with two friends and we head to our favorite pizza restaurant. After eating Margherita […]

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 […]

Improbable journey to an unlikely career

October 29, 2018 9:19am | Jocelyn Sweeney

Devoted fans and spirited students pack the stands of Sprague High School stadium on a Friday night in 1990. A man in a toga runs up and down the track cheering on the black-and orange-clad players. The Olympians are on their way to another victory […]