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Student Life

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 […]

Silently screaming stalls

May 26, 2017 9:36am | Jennifer Kohl

The words covered almost every corner of the walls and the door. Almost none of it was legible, but the sentences that were readable were confessions of love made by people too timid to speak out. Sometimes it was just numbers, phone numbers, dates, anything. […]

Using the band doors during lunch

May 25, 2017 7:24am | Kayla Myers

   Jr. Kaitlyn Mitas and Jr. Alyssa Lacey are happily eating their lunches in the band hallway. When, suddenly, their conversations are interrupted by non-band members banging on the door, wanting to be let in. Every year, people have been told to go around to […]

Dumb things people have done for money

May 22, 2017 9:50am | Drew Pedersen, Sam Beetham

When teenage friends get together, anything can happen. Just the desire for attention and small amounts of money can lead to some pretty gross events.   Jr. Sean Cavanaugh- Chewed gum from underneath desk for $20 Jr. Drew Pedersen- Ate turkey from bottom of bus […]