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Student Life

A guide to Lollapalooza

June 6, 2019 7:05am | Miranda Garcia

Sr. Chris Guerrero pushed his way through the mosh pit of people and out of the crowd with his friends, stumbling upon littered cans and half-eaten hot dogs. “That was insane,” Guerrero said.   He and his friends had met up to jam to their favorite […]

Understanding migraines

May 29, 2019 9:19am | Cate Krueger

One winter years ago at my grandparent’s house, I woke up early in the morning and stumbled downstairs to use the bathroom. Suddenly I felt myself start to overheat, and my vision clouded over with white and gray. A desperate pounding in my head drove […]

Why so many teens have spam accounts

May 16, 2019 9:15am | Avery Warsaw

@Spammy_Sam: “WOW OK, thanks for ruining my day! Really appreciate it! #lifeisgreat” Pictured: crying selfie   @Fake_finsta123: “I got like 5 pounds of oreos at the store.” Pictured: blurry photo of shopping cart   @writing.on.spams: “someone skip school with me. I’m sooo bored.” Pictured: Corner […]

Casting spells for confidence

May 10, 2019 2:42pm | Avery Warsaw

Under the soft glow of the stars and with the rhythmic sound of water washing up on the shore, Victoria Sisomsouk makes a wish and tosses a small pebble out into the darkness of Lake Michigan. With a sudden plunk the pebble sinks to the […]

Show kindness

May 9, 2019 7:44am | Miranda Garcia

“Are you sure you don’t want this seat?” I asked a sophomore boy. “No. It’s fine, thank you though,” he said.    I felt bad for taking his regular lunch seat, so I decided to buy him frozen yogurt to let him know I was […]

What I wish I knew

May 7, 2019 1:40pm | Maddy Eppard

I walked into the kitchen on a Tuesday afternoon of winter break and made the announcement. “Mom, I’m going to Hope next year.” While she was surprised by the abruptness of my news, I could tell she was happy with my choice. All school year […]

“This cycle stops with me”

April 26, 2019 9:39am | Lali Loyola

My grandma found out she was pregnant at 17 and had her first child at 18.    My mom found out she was pregnant at 20 and had her first child at 21.    This cycle stops with me.    When my grandma got pregnant […]

Mythology: An excellent choice for English credits

March 10, 2019 3:46pm | Jeremiah Garcia

As December rolled around, scheduling for next year already began. I stared blankly at the course guide. I couldn’t decide what English class to take. British Literature was a possibility, so was American Experience. Then mythology caught my attention. “Why not?” I thought. Something different […]

Apex Legends Review

March 7, 2019 8:36am | Derek McNitt, Benton Truttman

“No Paul, don’t push!”  There was only one other team left in the match.  We had watched them get out of a fight, so we knew that they couldn’t have much health.  We had a height advantage on the other team, so I didn’t want […]

Making fashion statements at WO

March 6, 2019 9:46am | Avery Warsaw

Walking through the school hallways, almost every male can be found wearing the same grey joggers and West Ottawa sweatshirts. But, a handful of students stand out. These are the students who show their personalities through their clothing and prove that men’s fashion doesn’t have […]