A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Chick-fil-A truly is different

October 26, 2020 12:22pm | Kaylyn Aulick

The sky was dark and pouring buckets. Wind whipped through the air. A sea of cars lined up all the way out to the road. They were overflowing into the turn lane. The line would not get smaller no matter how fast the employees took […]

WO votes

October 26, 2020 12:18pm | Kelly Linart, Abby Green

Joe Biden has won the election. Well not the actual election, but he did win West Ottawa High School’s Student mock election by a landslide.      Over the week of October 18, 2020 students at WO were asked “Trump or Biden?” The voting process consisted of […]

West Ottawa alumni win $25,000 to jump start their company

October 26, 2020 8:29am | Emily Johnson

“We won! We won! Oh! My! God!” screamed West Ottawa (WO) Alumna Greta Davis and Sophie Vanden Bosch. The Vanden Bosch household roared to life. They popped and poured bottles of sparkling grape juice. They shared celebratory hugs and cheers. Smiles were abundant all throughout […]

Breaking the myth: Chocolate chip cookie edition

October 26, 2020 7:53am | Kaitlyn Meyer, Lauren Adamski

C is for cookies, but saving money is for me. You may be a rookie, in finding the cheapest fee. Such hard choices, between bakery, homemade, and store. So listen to our voices, our experiment will help you explore. All rhyming aside, we wanted to […]

High school swimmers today beat past American record times

October 7, 2020 7:34am | Madi Remenschneider, Meagan Rockafellow

A stillness fills the East Kentwood pool deck; all eyes are directed on the bulkhead where the final relay teams line up. “All I want for Christmas” blasts out of the loudspeakers and breaks the silence, signaling the line of swimmers to start their march […]

Whiners don’t make it to 90

October 5, 2020 9:44pm | Alyssa Karner

No one makes it to 90 years old by being a whiner. Living through World War II, defeating cancer, watching their husbands pass away, working through arthritis. The women at Freedom Village have already lived through these events, so it was no surprise that when […]

A year of turmoil reshapes teachers’ beliefs

October 5, 2020 12:19pm | Kaylyn Aulick

It hasn’t even been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic along with the social and political upheaval really kicked in. Six months, and, wow, have there been a lot of changes.     The past year has changed many West Ottawa teachers’ beliefs over a very short […]

Football Friday: Five perspectives

October 3, 2020 8:58am | Emmy Angel, Ella Spooner, Natalie Wilcox

Anyone who has attended West Ottawa High School knows what a typical Friday night home football game looks like.     Last Friday was not typical.     The COVID-19 guidelines affect players, parents, coaches, referees, and announcers. Players are only allowed two tickets for spectators; thus, the stands […]

Cherishing a second chance

October 2, 2020 11:07am | Lani Salinas

Staying alive seems effortless, doesn’t it?     It was, until my heart skipped a beat. Nothing would ever be the same again.     Taking steps on the foul line, I was about to enter the dugout. My body shut down; my heart shut down. There was too […]

West Ottawa High School students disagree with experts on birth order

October 1, 2020 1:55pm | Caleb Louks

As one of two middle children in a family of eight, I get picked on a lot. Often, many of my siblings would join forces to antagonize me. I always wondered what would change as the oldest child. Maybe I would be “king of the […]

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