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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 […]

Study habits after high school

November 30, 2017 9:13am | Sonja Collins

  College will be a large jump from the confined walls of any high school; it represents more independence and new experiences, but with that comes increased workloads and a need for different study habits.   Andrea Nguyen studies nursing and pre-med in her sophomore year […]

Picking a senior English class

November 27, 2017 9:52am | Josef Arner

  “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” I said to myself as I scrolled through the WO course guide in the spring of 2017. I was trying to pick out a senior English class, but couldn’t because I wasn’t able to find enough […]

The worst trend at WO

November 21, 2017 9:12am | Anika Seguin

It’s weird. It’s wrong. It’s tucking your sweatpants into your socks.   Walking around the halls of West Ottawa, Soph. Brianna Elizondo admires all of the fun and interesting outfits that her fellow peers are rocking, but she looks down to find this atrocious outfit decision. “Socks […]

Helping our planet, one gum wrapper at a time

November 21, 2017 8:56am | Anika Seguin

You’re walking through your favorite park, but suddenly you’re hurtling through mountains of garbage. Landfills are not often known as ‘beautiful places’, but they are still a part of our planet. This garbage is finding its way into our Great Lakes, our oceans, even our […]