A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Teeghan Sauer: there’s more than meets the eye

January 21, 2019 9:42am | Ryann Schurman

 Junior Teeghan Sauer is the face of the biggest Instagram following of any girl at West Ottawa. With a whopping 4,596 followers, she draws a massive amount of attention from peers at her own school and many other schools in West Michigan.  There are three […]

Political Cartoon

January 17, 2019 1:10pm | Kristi Chitphaiboon

How social media is benefiting us

January 17, 2019 7:38am | Avery Warsaw

Small white rectangles reflect in the glassiness of your eyes as your thumb gently and continuously flicks up on your phone screen, revealing new tweets every second. You’re drawn in, exploring the internet and ignoring your surroundings.   “Stop wasting time on social media, get off […]

Are super teams detrimental to professional sports?

January 17, 2019 7:36am | Jamahl Hogan, Blake Pedersen

It was the bottom of the ninth. One out left before the Red Sox could be crowned World Series champions. Seven time all star Chris Sale, who the Red Sox had traded for back in 2016 was on the mound in relief for Cy Young […]

Best apple pie in Holland, Michigan

January 17, 2019 7:10am | Joel Scheneman and Evan Pepper

We open the oven to take a peek at the golden pies. The smell of melted butter wafts through the kitchen. The timer finally goes off: the most quintessential and classic American dessert would soon be critiqued by us both. Since there’s nothing better than crispy, […]

News flash: swimming is the hardest sport

January 16, 2019 12:13pm | Ryleigh Hyma

Sr. Ayisha Afrik was finishing up her last practice before the OK Red swim and dive conference meet. The training exhausted her after three hours of extensive distance swims, including nine 200s that got faster as they completed each. Her core muscles and quads burned […]

Caberfae V.S Bittersweet

January 16, 2019 12:10pm | Jagger Denhof

With winter setting in fast, West Michigan skiers and snowboarders rush to the slopes. Whether it is someone’s first time on the slope or they are avid shredders, finding a hill that is nearby but meets the skier’s personal needs is a must. Downhill skiers […]

Kaepernick’s inspiring protest

January 16, 2019 11:55am | Kobe Hescott

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Ten-year-old me, wearing my 49ers beanie, watches in amazement as Colin Kaepernick slices through the Packers defense. He starts the game by throwing a pick-six and giving the Packers a 7-0 lead, but he recovers immediately […]

Political Cartoon

January 8, 2019 8:13am | Taylor Schott

Political Cartoon

January 8, 2019 8:11am | Lupe Vega