A Project for Better Journalism chapter


What if school were optional?

November 7, 2017 9:30am | Alec Behrendt

Imagine this: school is no longer required.     Everything is the same; there are still tests, quizzes, exams, and graduation requirements, but the state no longer forces students to attend classes. At any time, a student has the choice to drop out, or to rarely […]

Las Vegas Shooting: The Scattered Story

November 7, 2017 9:26am | Owen Gibson

On October 1, the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in U.S. history happened in Las Vegas during a country music festival, killing 58 and injuring 489. But we all know that.   Since the shooting, there has been an extreme amount of information floating around. […]

Best breakfast in Holland

November 6, 2017 5:26pm | Kendra Erickson

The smell of fresh bacon and homemade maple syrup flooded the house, slowly waking me up. I walked to the kitchen to see a full spread of breakfast on the table. Being a huge fan of breakfast foods, I set out to find the best […]

Too much to do? Stop wasting time

November 1, 2017 9:10am |

On Wednesday morning a sophomore girl sits in her Seminar B. She has her headphones in listening to her Spotify playlist, as she scrolls through her Instagram feed. She knows she should be studying for her upcoming chemistry test, but instead she spends her time […]

The best taco in Holland

October 20, 2017 9:26am | Alec Behrendt, Ben Hoey

We sat down after the cashier gave us our food. The smells were fantastic and the tacos looked amazing. As we dug in, the flavors began to stand out. The savory steak, the kick of lime, the burst of vegetable tastes, and the warmth of […]

West Ottawa should NOT be dependent on Google services

September 27, 2017 7:34am | Owen Gibson

On May 16 2017, Dr. Jordan Peterson, a doctor in psychology, professor at the University of Toronto, and freedom-of-speech spokesperson, appeared at the Canadian Senate to protest Bill C-16, a bill that he heavily criticized for being ill-defined, poorly thought through, and open-ended in a […]

School Trip Vs. Family Trip

September 25, 2017 9:35am | Anika Seguin

Blood. Everywhere. My nose started gushing in the middle of a German subway station. Of course nobody in my school group had tissues, so I stood there with my viciously bleeding nose, just wishing my mom was there to help. The thought of not being […]

Why your scores should stay silent

June 7, 2017 12:05pm | Regan Koster

Dear Sophomores and Freshmen, Never tell anyone your SAT scores and never ask for anyone else’s.   As a child, I loved to learn. I was only in the first grade when I decided to write a report on Abraham Lincoln just for the fun of […]

Should vaccines be required by law?

June 7, 2017 11:57am | Emily Moore, Lexi Manning

Vaccines should not be required by law: An infant in Holland, Michigan was injected with hundreds of chemicals within the first two months of their life. While this may sound like a huge deal, for millions of Americans it is not. In fact, it is […]

Make a difference; make a phone call

June 7, 2017 11:05am | Brooke Drost

When Trump announced his plan to run for president, I laughed. I think a lot of us laughed. Who knew this orange reality TV star would become the person that represents our country? Being sixteen, election day came with dread, as I knew I had […]