A Project for Better Journalism chapter


What we lost

May 19, 2020 1:24pm | Jocelyn Sweeney

On March 12, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that schools would be closed from March 16 until April 5. We held onto hope that we would be able to go back, but we knew the chances weren’t great.  Over the next few weeks, we watched most […]

Where to volunteer in Holland

March 12, 2020 12:43pm | Timberlyn Mazeikis

Women’s Marches: A push for change

February 24, 2020 10:32am | Lieza KIemm

The time: 2016. The place: a Hilton hotel in Midtown New York. The event: the election of Republican candidate Donald J. Trump. The shock of his election rippled across the country, especially since many were appalled by the comments made by Trump throughout his campaign, […]

Kind of famous

February 11, 2020 1:41pm | Jocelyn Sweeney

WO alumna Avery Warsaw has always admired how kind actor Timothee Chalamet is to his fans, and her recent experience only increased her admiration. Warsaw likes to experiment with fashion. She learned to embroider in August 2018 because she wanted to “design my own clothes […]

Ignoring expectations

February 10, 2020 12:10pm | Timberlyn Mazeikis

The December Holiday Tea with the Select Women’s Ensemble featured the West Ottawa Varsity and Junior Varsity Dance teams and their performance of The Little Drummer Boy. The team entered the stage with graceful jumps and leaps, captivating the crowd’s attention. This is not the […]

Who was Martin E. Ball?

February 5, 2020 12:10pm | Timberlyn Mazeikis

All around West Ottawa, the name Martin E. Ball is found representing some of the best aspects of our school. From the branch of The National Honors Society, to the middle school gymnasium, to the annual baseball and softball tournament, Ball’s name is displayed, yet […]

“It’s all about attitude”

January 9, 2020 9:02am | Alyssa Karner

Cory VanRhee is a West Ottawa High School graduate and assistant girls Varsity basketball coach. Ask VanRhee how he is doing today, his answer will always be “I’m fantastic.”  When someone asks a friend how their day is going, a typical response might be a […]

Top 10 athletes in West Ottawa history

January 7, 2020 9:17am | Thomas Emery and Jamahl Hogan

The 1962 West Ottawa Boys Baseball team won the school’s first-ever conference championship. That was only the beginning. Since then, West Ottawa has won countless conference, regional, and even state titles in a variety of sports, with the most recent being just last year. The […]

“She’s like a second mom”

January 6, 2020 7:04pm | Alexis Wolbers

As a senior I’ve struggled with many things throughout all four years of being here at West Ottawa. Most of my classes were a struggle for me, and I didn’t seem to get most of the information. I was too shy to ask for help, […]

Keepin’ it real: the power within an atom

December 17, 2019 9:07am | Anthony Short

  On February 7th, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey introduced a pair of resolutions to the House and Senate to implement a Green New Deal. This life-altering legislation combats economic inequality and climate change through changes in building efficiency, transportation systems, and […]

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