A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Thank you, WO administrators

April 11, 2018 1:14pm | Jevic DeVries

As teens, it is natural to be critical of the world, especially of authority figures, including our school’s administration. However, this basketball postseason West Ottawa’s administration put in much thought and effort to make sure their students had an unforgettable experience.    The support from […]

Is Chick-Fil-A overrated?

March 26, 2018 9:33am | Alec Behrendt, Aidan Engle

In a survey of 264 West Ottawa students, 124 respondents said that they had gone to the Chick-Fil-A in Holland in the 36 days it had been open. That is approximately 47%, and that applied to the entire student would mean that approximately 1081 WO […]

Conspiracy theory buster

March 21, 2018 9:32am | Jevic DeVries

  “It’s actually really simple, jet fuel can’t melt steel beams,” Jr. Talon Duong said. Duong, along with thousands of Americans, is a firm believer that the American government actually planned the attacks of September 11, 2001.   The Theory     The theory suggests the […]

Learning to shop with a conscience

March 12, 2018 9:46am | Maddy Eppard

I walk into Forever 21, and I’m instantly overwhelmed by signs advertising “50% Off”, “Buy One Get One Free”, and “SALE.” The store is filled with bright colors, fun designs, and posters of seemingly perfect people. I turn to my right and the wall is […]

Fashion disasters

March 8, 2018 9:03am | Maggie O'Brien

Scrolling through my feed on Instagram last week, I noticed so many people who posted pictures claiming that tracksuits are once again going to be the go-to fashion statement. All I could think about was how someone could take such a wrong fashion turn and […]

Point/Counterpoint: Watching video games is the same as watching sports

March 7, 2018 9:29am | Alec Behrendt, Ben Hoey

“You’ve got to be kidding me. It’s a beautiful day outside, the sky is blue, and you’re inside watching OTHER PEOPLE PLAY VIDEO GAMES?!?!”   Mom was super upset. She found me watching one of my favorite YouTubers play Fortnite with his friends. However, I countered […]

Trump is a bad role model for kids

March 6, 2018 9:26am | Aidan Engle

According to a study from Quinnipiac University, 72% of Republicans believe that Trump is a good role model for kids.   It is unbelievable that anybody could believe President Donald Trump is a good role model for children. In 1986, Robert Fulghum wrote a book called […]

The Perfect Balance: MGMT’s “Little Dark Age”

March 2, 2018 9:57am | Hailey Warsaw

Eagerly, I grab the aux cord in my car, ready to blast some of my favorite new tunes off of MGMT’s recent release, Little Dark Age. As everyone piles in, the speakers shake as they boom with the strong bass & pumping beat of the […]

Point/Counterpoint: Holland is a great place to live

February 15, 2018 9:17am | Maddy Eppard, Maggie O'Brien

This place is great I’m walking down Eighth Street with my dad on our way back to the car. We just watched the Hope Basketball team defeat Olivet, and the excitement of the victory has not yet worn off. It’s five o’clock and the sun […]

How did unbelievable become predictable?

February 14, 2018 9:30am | Hailey Warsaw