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Interesting techniques of mediation

September 26, 2017 9:52am | Ana Singleton

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” -May Jaya When most people think of Meditation they usually produce an image of someone sitting cross-legged, chanting a song, twisted in an unthinkable contortion. When I asked Frosh. Wesley Judge if he knew what meditation was, […]

Secrets of the foreign exchange year

September 26, 2017 9:16am | Emmi Raatikainen

“Break rules on Monday, and you’ll be on a plane back home by Wednesday.” As an exchange student from Finland, that was one of the first things I was told by the organization that sponsors me. To other people, the year may seem like a […]

Club Sports vs. School Sports at WO

September 26, 2017 9:00am | Linus Gugino

It was a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in mid July, and the end of a long soccer game; both teams had fought hard and were tied at 1-1. Senior Sam Beetham stole the soccer ball at midfield and headed toward the right sideline. He passed […]

Security at WO

June 8, 2017 7:17am | Daniel Bridegroom

  Security. They do everything from break up fights to rescue ducks out of court yards. They get called every name in the book, swung at, and thanked; it just depends on the person who they are dealing with.   Security is a walk in the park […]

Is it possible to run on a meatless diet?

June 8, 2017 7:08am | Katie Frauenheim

I’m not crazy when I say that beans and legumes fuel my running; however, many others seem to think I am. “But how do you get your protein?” That is always the first question I’m asked when I make the statement that I am a […]

Gone but never forgotten

June 8, 2017 7:05am | Israel Solano

Instructor David Clark looks at his calendar, only 7 more school days until he leaves WO for good. He sighs and goes back to preparing for his next class. Clark is one of four staff members at WO retiring. The impacts these staff members have […]

The emotional turmoil of cancer

June 7, 2017 1:35pm | Felicia Solomon

Everyone interprets the word “cancer” differently. When doctors hear the term cancer, they think of mutated cells rapidly multiplying body toxins that the body cannot fight off on its own. When patients hear the term cancer, their world shatters and a rollercoaster of emotions begin. […]

Jake vs WO Lacrosse

June 7, 2017 11:49am | Jake Holstege

It’s back. The embarrassing sports moments I bring you are back. Losing in soccer, tennis, and swimming were not quite enough. I decided to take on the face off lacrosse Master Jr. Takoda Denhof in his own sport. I rolled into the parking lot and […]

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 […]

Euchre tips and tricks

June 5, 2017 9:29am | Sam Beetham

“Do you want that card?” Sr. Kelby Bosma asks to his three peers sitting around the table at the end of the year in discrete math. In turn they each pass. Bosma picks up the top card and discards another, keeping his card total at […]