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Jayla VanMaurick: preparing for a difficult role

January 17, 2018 11:52am | Ben Hoey

This February, West Ottawa Theatre will be returning to the stage with a new production,The Miracle Worker, which tells the story of young Helen Keller and the start of her relationship with her aid, Annie Sullivan.  Sr. Jayla VanMaurick plays Helen Keller, which is easily […]

“He lit up any room he went into”

January 16, 2018 9:31am | Staff

On Friday, January 12, the West Ottawa community gathered in the Grand Haven gym for two basketball games. The Black Hole cheering section arrived wearing camouflage, the evening’s theme. The stands were packed with parents, teachers, and administrators. But for most who made the 15-mile […]

Five days phone free

January 10, 2018 9:50am | Maddy Eppard

“You’re crazy!” That’s the first thing my friend said to me when I told her I would be going five days without my phone.   Honestly, I agreed with her. I am addicted to my phone, and it’s not good. Although typical for someone my age, […]

Middle school now vs. then

January 9, 2018 9:28am | Olivia Paquette

“I had a huge packet for math and a few other pages along with it one night, and I was so tired from staying up late the night before. I ended up taking a nap and woke up at about 10:00 PM. I really wanted […]

Christmas all over the world

December 18, 2017 9:55am | Emmi Raatikainen

Read this if you’re interested in art school

December 15, 2017 9:40am | Hailey Warsaw

While the rest of my friends slept in one warm June morning, I, on the other hand, was boarding a 6 AM flight to Savannah, Georgia. I wasn’t going on summer vacation; I was going to school. Nonetheless, I was excited for the learning experiences […]

Living with a baby in the house

December 11, 2017 9:28am | Linus Gugino

Finally.  After days of being on the grind, you are so close to making it.  One more kill and you will be the next generation in Titanfall 2.  You have the final person in your crosshairs.  You pull the trigger, and the screen goes black […]

Peter Pan recap

December 8, 2017 7:35am | Gabriella Hall

  Opening Weekend   West Ottawa High School’s fall musical Peter Pan was a success. Both Friday and Saturday night were just seats away from being sold out, and Sunday was a full house.   People who went to go see it said it was a fantastic […]

Upward Bound: The key to success

December 8, 2017 7:31am | Gabriella Hall

  “Upward Bound is such a special and empowering program, it gave me the ability to believe in myself and believe that life was still worth living for, so that I could wake up and do a job that I loved waking up to each day; […]

Planning a quinceañera

December 4, 2017 8:51am | Nayeli Arredondo

Quinceañeras are celebrations for a girl’s turning 15. Everyone has fun at these parties, but not everyone recognizes the hard work it takes to make this one day perfect. People may think it’s just some celebration that doesn’t involve a lot of work, that you […]