A Project for Better Journalism chapter


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 […]

Are we comfortable with terrorism?

June 5, 2017 9:53am | Louisa Hall

We live in a world where terrorism is present. Where sometimes people and groups are targeted. Where sometimes innocent civilians fall as victims.   Sunday, May 22 the world witnessed a tragic event. Another terror attack on innocent victims, this time at an Ariana Grande concert […]

This place is dangerous?

June 5, 2017 9:47am | Travis Bethke

The teachers are evil, the students are vicious, and the classrooms are dirty. All of these statements are ridiculous. Equally ridiculous is the reputation that West Ottawa is “unsafe.” Nonetheless, this reputation does exist. “After going to Eagle Crest for six years, most of my […]

Can you judge a song in ten seconds?

May 24, 2017 9:37am | Kenzie Aldrich, Chris Guerrero

Soph. Aalihya Harmon sits on her bed and looks at the mess in her room. She knows the room has to get cleaned up. Before she cleans her room, she picks a random playlist on Spotify. The first song comes up: “Location” by Khalid. Ten […]