A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Champion Gymnastics USA: A gym with a heart

October 17, 2018 9:43am | Elizabeth Snider

“Knowing that I have supportive coaches makes the overall environment at meets and practice feel very comforting which helps me relax and perform to my full potential,” Frosh. Sarah Moraw said. Moraw is in her tenth year of gymnastics and is going into her third […]

College isn’t the only option

October 12, 2018 9:04am | Ryleigh Hyma

Glenn Zandstra, 63, lounged in his screened-in porch during a cool fall morning with a mug of hot, black coffee, and he contemplated what to do for the day.    He could go to his pole barn, which includes a bathroom, several lounge chairs, plenty […]

Students without a homecoming dress should check out Howard’s dress closet

October 10, 2018 8:57am | Nala Mitas

Jr. Brooke Drost sat at home on October 7 waiting to leave for the Michigan vs. Michigan State game. At the last minute her mom became sick, and the family cancels their plans. The game happened to be on the same night as homecoming, and […]

From awareness to action

October 3, 2018 9:45am | Brooke Drost

In thirty minutes of spare time you could watch a TV show, you could run a few miles, or, if you’re West Ottawa Alumni Dan Broersma, you could fill up a bag with trash you found walking on the beach. Over the past year, Broersma […]

Knockoff Nikes: What’s the Impact?

October 2, 2018 9:20am | Jamahl Hogan

I walk out of my hotel on my first day in Shanghai, China, and immediately I notice a man wearing all white Adidas Yeezy 350 shoes, which retail for $300 and resell for upwards of $800. I am surprised to see a guy casually wearing […]

“I need at least 200 likes”

September 26, 2018 9:17am | Maddy Eppard

Seventh grader Alyssa Jones just got home from a hot summer day at the beach with her friends.   It was an average day filled with tanning, gossiping, and of course, taking lots of photos to document the experience. To be honest, she had thought about […]

September 7, 2018 10:58am | Maggie O'Brien

On Friday, September 7, at seven o’clock in the morning, West Ottawa students piled into the gym in hopes of getting their five seconds of fame. The students and staff dressed from head to toe in black and white to show off their school spirit […]

Best bread in Michigan

June 7, 2018 7:49am | Cory Ives

Most people can agree nothing beats a warm piece of scrumptious bread right before a satiating dinner. Almost every restaurant serves free bread to accompany the main course, despite how many appetizers a table orders. Bread comes in many different styles, ranging from biscuits, rolls, […]

Much needed pool renovations

June 6, 2018 1:23pm | Jocelyn Sweeney

   In a mid-October swim meet, Jr. Alaina Wittum took her stance on the block. Her parents watched from the bleachers with their cameras ready. Seconds before the starter went off, there was a loud crash. As visiting parents sat down, the plastic bleacher broke […]

Now you see it…Now it’s different

June 6, 2018 11:50am | Nailea Gonzalez

Color is an illusion; it doesn’t exist in the outside world beyond people. People are able to see color  because, “color is a special effect added when you see by your brain with the help of 3 teams of special detectors in your eyes”. Color […]