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Scheduling for classes? Four great options

December 4, 2018 9:21am | Jevic DeVries, Owen Israels

What is a school day for you? A seven-hour prison sentence?  We are here to tell you school does not have to be as miserable as you believe. Here are some underrated classes offered at WO that most students, including you, might not be aware […]

Forest View Hospital: This place changed me

December 4, 2018 9:13am | Zachary Ackerson

As I walk to find a table to sit at, I notice most of them are full. The lunchroom is crowded, and yet I still don’t see anyone I know. I wander off into the corner and spot an empty seat. There are two guys […]

The increasing burden of backpacks

December 3, 2018 9:42am | Jason Gonzalez

   2007                        2018 Lightest: 3            Lightest: 5 Average: 5            Average: 14.85 Heaviest: 11         Heaviest: 24   A gallon of paint, a bowling ball, and a Jack […]

Good skills, bad luck

December 3, 2018 9:30am | Benton Truttman

Jr. David LaDuke starts off his Friday in economics looking at supply and demand graphs. At lunch, he and his friends talk about their weekend plans. One of his friends has a track meet, another is seeing a movie, but LaDuke plans to travel through […]

Why do teens love Target so much?

December 1, 2018 10:55am | Avery Warsaw

  “Dinner and Target sounds good to me :)” The little blue text bubble pops up on my phone and my Friday night plan is set.   I hop in the car with two friends and we head to our favorite pizza restaurant. After eating Margherita […]

Girls can’t yell

November 9, 2018 7:49am | Mayzie Ruby, Ryann Schurman

The bleachers rumble with a low “Ohhhhhhh,” as fans await the kickoff of a rainy Friday night football game. The kicker, Max Voet, takes a few steps back and then charges forward. As he gets closer and closer to the ball, the low rumble becomes […]

West Ottawa High School presents: Grease

November 6, 2018 9:13am | Ryleigh Hyma

An exhausted Soph. Izzy Balbuena had just spent a grueling three and a half hours rehearsing for the school musical that was fast approaching. She is a member of the ensemble for the musical Grease, in which she performs in 10 music numbers including the […]

The worst of the Peanut Store

November 5, 2018 10:00am | Lizzie Beyrle

As I walked into the Holland Peanut store, I was greeted with a familiar smell that instantly brought me back to the days of elementary school and sugar rushes. I walked past the endless shelves of candy, I noticed some really strange and unappetizing foods. […]

High school dances are nothing like they used to be

November 5, 2018 9:49am | Avery Warsaw

“Do girls still sit on the side of the dance room and wait for a guy to ask them to dance?” asked Sr. Clara Klein’s grandmother. This innocent question brings about a very outdated tradition and reveals just how dramatically high school dances have evolved […]

“I will be the next president of Moldova”

November 2, 2018 9:56am | Liz Rauckhorst

On her first day, walking down the hallways at school, Soph. Valeria Ciolac noticed many students and teachers smiling at her. This simple act took her by surprise. In her home country of Moldova this would never happen, people keep to themselves and often do […]