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May 14, 2018 11:12am | Hailey Warsaw

The clock struck 5 am, and within an hour West Ottawa’s robotics team, WOBOT, was ready to pack up and head to Detroit for the Robotics World Championship. WOBOT joined nearly 400 other teams spanning 6 divisions as they anxiously prepared for the intense competition.“I […]

Best classroom at WO

May 11, 2018 9:36am | Mariah Vongphachanh

When thinking of a high school classroom, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s rows of desks all lined up facing the board. The front in spitting distance of the teacher, and the rest with a perfect view of their shaggy haired, greasy headed classmates. For […]

WO match making

May 9, 2018 9:23am | Maggie O'Brien, Maddy Eppard

WO students Maggie O’Brien and Maddy Eppard attempt to match the perfect couple at WO.   How we made the matches: On Thursday afternoon, we sent out a survey. Questions ranged from “Do you like cupcakes or muffins?” to “What are your interests?”  We asked […]

Holland youth of the year

April 27, 2018 9:58am | Maddy Eppard

Jr. Aalihya Harmon walks up to the stage as excitement and awe rushes over her.  She approaches the microphone to make a speech, and her mind cycles through all the hard work that brought her to this point. She thinks of the meetings spent preparing […]

Primera Plastics: More than just a job

March 8, 2018 7:18am | Elena Ysquierdo

“I have a job mainly just to provide myself with money to pay for my vehicle and bills. The only benefit I get is learning how to change a baby’s diaper,” said Sr. Grace Hall.  Working as a babysitter can get quite stressful for a […]

You really eat that?

March 5, 2018 9:58am | Maggie O'Brien

I didn’t even come up with the idea. That should have been my first clue. The person who came up with the idea couldn’t wait to hand it off to a younger and newer writer. I looked down at the melted Hershey’s chocolate, holding a […]

Dealing with anorexia

February 22, 2018 9:04am | Ashlee Bloemendal

  “Every day is a living nightmare, a nightmare that I cannot escape,”  Jr. Janey Miller said. (This name and all others have been changed.) Miller’s living nightmare is anorexia. Anorexia is an eating disorder where the affected have an extreme fear of gaining weight, […]

Living a new life

February 14, 2018 10:01am | Linus Gugino

With each step, his stomach tightened into a smaller and smaller knot, and his heart came closer and closer to His hands tightened around the straps of his backpack as if to wring out all of the anxiety he was feeling. He walked slowly toward […]

The nightmarish rumor

February 14, 2018 9:22am | Jevic DeVries

Rumor: You can’t have your phone out on the bus anymore. Fact: Yes you can.   Many West Ottawa students could never imagine sitting through their 50-minute bus ride with seven stops without listening to their top five Drake songs, watching an episode of their […]

A yes or no that could change your life

February 14, 2018 9:17am | Aidan Engle

One afternoon, Sr. Matthew Moraw noticed an email from Butler University. He had received plenty of spam emails from Butler before, so he decided to ignore this specific email. Later that same night, Moraw looked through his inbox, and he opened the email from Butler. […]