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We survived five days of only classical music

March 6, 2019 3:49pm | Evan Pepper, Joel Scheneman

“What is this? Put on something different,” our friend told us as we get in the car. We explained that for five days straight we could listen to only classical music, nothing else. Even during the short car rides to and from school, our music […]

News flash: swimming is the hardest sport

January 16, 2019 12:13pm | Ryleigh Hyma

Sr. Ayisha Afrik was finishing up her last practice before the OK Red swim and dive conference meet. The training exhausted her after three hours of extensive distance swims, including nine 200s that got faster as they completed each. Her core muscles and quads burned […]

My name, Jamahl

January 16, 2019 12:07pm | Jamahl Hogan

My name is Jamahl Hogan. I was born in 2001 in Zeeland Community Hospital to Paul and Stephanie Hogan. I enjoy playing sports and watching the New England Patriots play football. If you’re picturing me right now and don’t know who I am, odds are […]

Holland food challenges

November 12, 2018 10:03am | Ayisha Afrik

Have a bottomless pit for a stomach? Love to eat? Looking for a challenge? Restaurants with food challenges are often difficult to find, especially in a smaller city like Holland. If you have an insatiable hunger for extreme competition and food, here are some places […]

College, trade school, or both?

November 2, 2018 9:45am | Ryleigh Hyma

   Karl Timmer, a local blueberry farmer, was working in his brand new barn, his golf cart had been pulling to the left, he thought back to when he was a teenager and had to fix the loud “clunk” that his family golf cart was […]

Why do we pay for parking?

November 2, 2018 9:39am | Paul Stryker

   Last year, WO Alumni Julia Miller was walking to her car. She noticed a small piece of paper stuck to her windshield: a ticket for not having a parking permit. Enraged about having to pay a fine, she spoke out against the fees on […]

The unsung heroes of homecoming

November 2, 2018 9:18am | Nala Mitas

Going behind the scenes of the homecoming dance opened my eyes to all the hard work it takes to make homecoming go as planned. This year for homecoming, to gain creativity, activity, and service hours required for the International Baccalaureate program, I volunteered for concessions […]

The Hard Work Behind El Huarache; One of the Best Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Holland

October 12, 2018 8:46am | Lizzie Beyrle

Kaylin Hoezee was enjoying a blazing hot West Michigan summer day, but all she wanted was some kind of cold refreshing drink or a cold treat. The problem was that she had been to Captain Sundae more times than she wanted to admit, and the […]

The 2018 Grammy Winners (Our Prediction)

January 17, 2018 1:34pm | Jevic DeVries, Chris Guerrero

The 2018 Grammys are set to air on CBS at 7:30 on Sunday, January 28th. Here is our prediction of the nominees that will win so you won’t have to watch.    Record of the year: “HUMBLE” By: Kendrick Lamar Other nominees: “Redbone” by Childish […]

Xmas music in November

November 8, 2017 9:24am | Benjamin Hoey

On November 1, STAR 105.7 began to play Christmas music. West Ottawa students and staff have some strong opinions on this matter.     There are those who downright despise the fact that Christmas music is played almost two-and-a-half months before Christmas.    “These days, it’s […]