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Tornado warnings and false alarms: Seniors sent off by shelter-in-place, evacuation and early dismissal

On May 16, Oswego High School and surrounding areas were placed under a tornado warning, causing students to shelter in place, followed...
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Potential bag tax could start a new era for Illinois shoppers

Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a new potential budget on Feb. 20, 2019 that would go into effect in 2020. The new budget says that the entire state of Illinois would receive a statewide plastic bag tax, rather than just Chicago. The proposed budget stated that all plastic bags used at checkout lanes would be taxed at a rate of five cents per bag.
The empty metals classroom at OHS

A bright future ahead: $18,700 grant awarded to the OHS Metals Program

As a result of a proposal written by metals teacher Mr. Alejandro Rodriguez, the Oswego High School Metals Department was granted $18,700 from the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA). This money will be used to purchase two lathes, which are large machines used to shape metal. This grant will allow the program to thrive for many years to come.

Features

Ms.Bechina

Teacher Feature: Ms. Bechina

Ms. Jamie Bechina, an English teacher and girls track coach here at Oswego High School, has undoubtedly made a great impact on the Panther community from her work with English students to athletes.
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Ms. Larsen’s tree of life, and all it memorializes

Members of the National Art Honors Society recently worked on a mural just outside the Science Department in remembrance of Ms. Nicole Larsen following her passing.

arts & entertainment

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CAC Special: The 3 Best Albums Per Decade (1960s-2000s)

It has been my honor to provide 42Fifty with my hot takes on the most exceptional classic albums in music history. Now that the long school year is almost over, I’ve decided to do something special.

sports

Panther Volleyball players in a huddle

Castle Swanson and Williams lift Panthers to Crosstown victory

Seniors Hayden Castle and Austin Swanson had huge games for Oswego (11-6) during its match up against Oswego East (9-12) on April 23 in 25-19, 27-25 victories.

Opinions

Dylan Jahnke's angry bitmoji wearing a graduation cap

CrankyJahnke, Vol. 2: Not so cranky

Welp, here I am, looking back at my high school career. Today, I woke up bright and early, went to Oswego High School, got my after school Dunkin’ and came home. Nothing too special, right? That’s what I thought—until now. As of today, I only have nine more REAL days of high school. Let that sink in, seniors—nine more days.
Dylan Jahnke's angry bitmoji face

CrankyJahnke, Vol. 1: Cold, colder and coldest

Do you remember the last time you went outside and said, “Wow, what a beautiful day it is today”? Yeah, me neither....
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

From freshman Nolan Valyou in response to "'Skits and Giggles': More skits than giggles," with a response from Entertainment Editor Charlie Recchia.

Podcasts

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The Scoop, Ep. 12: It’s Electric!

In the final Scoop episode of the school year, Ryan and Owen cover the Kentucky Derby, a new Disney release schedule, the horror of Sonic the Hedgehog, and everybody's favorite billionaire Elon Musk. The final question this week: What are your top 5 episodes of The Scoop?

Videos

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21CJ: Students voice opinions on OHS gravel lot

The gravel lot has long been a source of strife for OHS students. 21st Century Journalism students Jeremy Davis, Sammy Hernandez, Jonny Werle, and Caleb Maya got the scoop.

Galleries

Scoreboard at the Hoops for Hope game.

PHOTO ESSAY: Panthers score for cancer research at annual Hoops for...

Communities Against Cancer: Hoops for Hope is an annual fundraiser and day of basketball, hosted by Oswego and Yorkville, where money is raised for Cal’s Angels - an organization that is focused on pediatric cancer research.

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