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Student Life

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 […]

The coolest car at WO

November 13, 2017 10:59am | Isaac Echeverria

These are the coolest cars at West Ottawa. Vote for what car you think is the coolest at the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFCyJlFL52LN6lC0vivbHpF97bHf4NK2t4CdBvmhKwfqIiHw/viewform  

Exchange students’ impression of Holland

November 8, 2017 9:47am | Sonja Collins

Exchange students at West Ottawa come from all corners of the Earth.  For most of them this is the first time they have visited Michigan, and the first time they have experienced the weather here. Some of them may have never felt a real cold […]

Chick-fil-a coming to Holland

November 8, 2017 9:30am | Linus Gugino

“Hey guys, where do you want to go eat on Friday?”        This is something that a lot of people have heard at one point or another.  If you live in Holland however, it may go a little something like this.     […]

Living on low income

November 8, 2017 9:26am | Olivia Paquette

Finally, Sr. Michael Watts (not his real name) found a place to stay. Although the house was  extremely cramped and he had to share a room with his dad, it was a place he could call home. His dad, sister, and he had been bouncing […]

The advantages of hosting an exchange student

November 7, 2017 9:28am | Maddy Eppard

The Hall family stands in the airport with tears streaming down their cheeks. Ten months ago they stood in the same spot filled with excitement and anticipation as they met their exchange student for the first time. Before becoming a host family, the Halls would […]

Kristal Maung taekwondo champion

November 7, 2017 9:28am | Kendra Erickson

On a Thursday afternoon in summer, Soph. Kristal Maung and her opponent both bow before they walk onto the mat inside Chan’s Martial Arts. The two black belts shake hands before their match. Families of students sit on the chairs facing the mat near the […]

Uncomfortable temperature changes at WO

November 1, 2017 9:30am | Sonja Collins

Jr. Miles Kent walks into 3rd hour AP Chemistry with Instructor Kelly Dewitt. As soon as he makes it through the door, a cold wave hits him and he pulls his hands into the sleeves of his sweatshirt to protect them from the 64-degree room. […]

Easy money

October 23, 2017 9:13pm | Ryan VanWyk

Easy money is always a good thing, especially when it is fast. Anyone can make this “easy money” by buying and selling Supreme products.   Supreme has been New York skate culture’s favorite skating brand since 1994, when they first opened their doors for business. Re-selling […]