SD308 moves to E-Learning through March 20

In a precautionary measure against COVID-19, an email sent to both students and parents Friday afternoon stated that Oswego School District 308 students will not be in attendance March 16-20. Spring break will still be observed March 23-27.

Ignite 308 canceled, day to be used to prepare outside schoolwork in event of...

In an email that went out to Oswego School District 308 staff members this afternoon, it was announced that Ignite 308, a professional development day for staff members across the district held at Oswego High School on Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled, and that the day will be used by teachers to develop activities for students that could be done in the event of school closures as a result of COVID-19 concerns. 

OHS and COVID-19: Running list of cancellations due to Coronavirus

Here's a running list of cancellations, modifications and closings as they relate to Oswego High School, as a result of COVID-19 concerns.


‘Supernatural’: what its fans think of the show’s 15th season

The show revolves around two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, trying to find the demon that killed their mother in a world infested with monsters of every kind. As the seasons go on, the characters developed more; bigger threats come out of the depths, and the brothers have to save the world from total catastrophe quite a few times.

Behind OATS: Students making a difference in athletes’ lives

The students in the training program go in after school and spend a few hours in the training room helping out the athletes. Many of the athletes here at school use OATS. During football season, the trainers are there giving water and helping players when they get hurt. They do the same during basketball season.

arts & entertainment

Changing a genre one album at a time: The Click and...

The band started writing, producing and mixing their own music in the living room of their apartment in Manhattan. They started with a harmonica, a piano, and a bass, but now they play a variety of musical instruments.


A‌ ‌recap‌ ‌of‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌exciting‌ ‌NFL‌ ‌free‌ ‌agency‌...

This year's free agency has been nothing but exciting. There have been trades and big signings, and I am here to break down the major deals that have gone down.


Staff Editorial: 42Fifty endorses Bernie Sanders for president

As the Illinois Primary Election approaches on March 17, 2020, the 42Fifty staff feels it’s time to endorse one of the three current candidates jostling for position as the Democratic nominee in the presidential election. Out of the three remaining candidates, our staff endorses Bernie Sanders.
The Wall of Honor in the main hall of Oswego High School displays alumni who have gone on to serve in the military after their graduation from the school.

College not for you? Join the military

This article will not be covering the benefits of joining, but rather how to join and get your foot in the door. I will also be giving a timeline about my experience to show how long it will take.

Fear and Loathing in Midwest suburbia: Or, Why we need Hunter S. Thompson today

It is a day just like any other. The sun came up (though it’s hard to tell) and everybody is going about their day like normal. All except me. Today is a somber day for me and any other member of the freak culture. Our colonel is long gone. Fifteen years to the day. Sure, when he took his life, I was no older than 3 years old and some change, so I wasn’t as affected as others. But the impact this man has had on my brief 18-year journey will last a lifetime.



Pretentious, Episode 6: “The Gentlemen”

Local film nerds Charlie Recchia and Jeremy Davis discuss Guy Ritchie’s new crime flick “The Gentlemen,” including general thoughts, and a discussion of their favorite crime films in the latest episode of "Pretentious."



Mr. Henricks breaks down the Iran conflict

Confused about what's happening between the U.S. and Iran? 42Fifty sat down with Mr. Aaron Henricks, social studies teacher, to find the answers to some common questions.


gymnast performing

Oswego co-op gymnastics team defeats Fenton High School

The Oswego co-op gymnastics team competed against Fenton High School on Jan. 15, 2020. That night was no ordinary night; it was...

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