A Project for Better Journalism chapter


“He lit up any room he went into”

January 16, 2018 9:31am | Staff

On Friday, January 12, the West Ottawa community gathered in the Grand Haven gym for two basketball games. The Black Hole cheering section arrived wearing camouflage, the evening’s theme. The stands were packed with parents, teachers, and administrators. But for most who made the 15-mile […]

Why teachers shouldn’t assign homework over break

January 12, 2018 9:44am | Cory Ives

As I passed through each class, my excitement for holiday break diminished more and more. The work kept on piling up, and I couldn’t see past the mountain of work I would have to surmount in the meek week and a half “break.” At the […]

A key component to improving mental health

January 9, 2018 9:51am | Maddy Eppard

How to accurately predict a snow day

January 9, 2018 9:09am | Ben Hoey

Do you enjoy disappointment when it comes to predicting a snow day? If so, use Snow Day Calculator. It’s a cruel and evil trick used to taunt the youth of America. Devised to raise high hopes of students across the nation, snow day calculator is […]

US Gov confirms: UFOs exist

January 8, 2018 9:48am | Owen Gibson

The U.S. government just admitted to finding UFOs.  Seriously.     On December 16, Politico and the New York Times first mentioned The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Harry Reid, a previous Democratic House majority leader, requested funding from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to […]

West Ottawan Satire: Trump secretly working for the Democrats

January 8, 2018 9:43am | Josef Arner

Due to the recent repeal of net neutrality by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a secret plan of President Donald J. Trump’s has been revealed to the public. Trump is conducting  a covert “plan to create a new generation of Democrat voters by instituting damaging […]

New Year’s traditions at wo

January 8, 2018 9:39am | Kendra Erickson

Five, four, three, two, one. After spending the night singing karaoke and playing games, the shining mirror ball finally touches the ground. Confetti flies across the room as everyone shouts “Happy New Year!” The party goes on for another hour filled with special food dishes […]

You don’t want to be me

December 19, 2017 9:08am | Linus Gugino

  On August 16, 26-year-old Spencer Gugino experienced a life-changing event.  While riding in a City Glass and Mirror work van on the way to a job, he sneezed twice, hard.  His sneezes are always massive, so out of self consciousness, he holds them in.  This […]

Coffee vs. tea

December 18, 2017 9:43am | Anika Seguin, Sonja Collins

There are two types of people in this world: coffee drinkers, and tea drinkers.   I’m Soph. Anika Seguin, and I’m addicted to coffee.   I’m Jr. Sonja Collins and I drink tea every day.   We decided to switch routines for four days to find out what […]

It’s freezing/boiling in here

December 14, 2017 9:09am | Josef Arner

On a recent Thursday morning in the South building Instructor Ann Kirkendall heard a rumble in the ceiling . “Yes,” Kirkendall thought. “The heat is finally on.” Sadly, to her dismay, she realized the air coming out of the vents was, in fact, cold. Very […]