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[TRAD.] El director Mike Wayne se jubilará al fin del año escolar

Sr. Mike Wayne, director de Oswego High School, se jubilará al finalizar el año escolar 2019-2020, por una noticia que fue enviada por correo electrónico a las familias de OHS y personal de la escuela, el lunes 10 de dic. El señor Wayne ha trabajado en la educación pública durante 33 años como maestro, decano, y asistente de director. Él ha sido durante los últimos 14 años el director de OHS.
Mike Wayne smiling at his desk

BREAKING: Principal Mike Wayne announces plan to retire at end of school year

Oswego High School principal Mr. Mike Wayne will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, an email sent to OHS families and staff on Monday, Dec. 10, confirmed. Mr. Wayne has worked in public education for 33 years as a teacher, dean, and assistant principal, with 14 of those years as OHS’s principal.
Oswego students break out in song during the Crystals rehersal.

OHS’s ‘Crystals’: What is there to expect?

Editorial Note: 42Fifty co-Editor-in-Chief  David Brant, along with 42Fifty Editors Triston Green, Andrew Provost, Jeremy Davis, and Owen Meldon are directly participating...

Features

collage of app logos in thought bubbles over phone

What app is the best for falling asleep?

If you've ever looked at apps or websites that can help with your sleeping performance, it can get pretty overwhelming. These programs all promise the same thing: a better night’s sleep. However, they all seem the same, so how could you choose the one that works?
Teacher Sarah Carlson sitting at her desk in her second floor classroom.

Mrs. Carlson and her road to Oswego High School

It may seem that, as high schoolers, all teachers are some evil entity that is out to patronize students. In retrospect, this could be further from the truth and is just an ignorant stereotype. Mrs. Carlson, from the accounts I have collected, shatters this stereotype into a million little pieces and sets those pieces afire in a blaze of glory.

arts & entertainment

Top 3 end-of-the-year sneaker releases to look forward to

Almost every day, the world experiences new sneaker releases in many different styles. It seems that collaborations are the primary way a brand tries to hit the market. Now, it is not just athletes releasing sneakers, but rappers, foreign streetwear brands, fashion designers, and food companies are also jumping on the trend. These next sneakers I will discuss are just some of the many releases we have coming up for the rest of the year.

sports

Oswego East senior guard Will Wolfe (1) pushes his way past Oswego senior defender Joey Niesman (0)

Boys Basketball: OE grinds out 57-49 win over OHS

The Panthers came into the game with a 7-0 record overall (2-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference), while the Wolves were 5-2 (2-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference).

Opinions

It’s James Bond, not ‘Jamie Bond’: Why a female 007 is bad for the...

Everyone knows his name. James Bond. The James Bond films became a talking point recently. The reason being the decision to make British actress Lashana Lynch the new 007, which will make her the first woman to play the role. Lashana Lynch will play Nomi in the 2020 Bond film, "No Time to Die." She will also play 007 in upcoming installments of the Bond franchise. I think, for the Bond Franchise, this is not the right decision because male-led spy films do better than female-led, and they have already built up a reputation with James Bond.

Are phones becoming too addicting?

In today’s society, many kids and teenagers are becoming more addicted to their phones as parents and others are giving them easier access to phones at a young age. When students are on their phones more, it causes them to lose focus and not have good attention spans. Phone usage is causing students to become more focused on their phones and their surrounding peers, rather than focusing on school and their future in education.

Staff Editorial: Four-year college isn’t the only option. So why does OHS act that...

All it takes is a glance around the halls of Oswego High School to feel the pressure of attending a four-year college or university after graduating; classroom doors and bulletin boards are plastered with logos and posters. However, there are other options that better match the needs of many OHS students, both financially and demographically. As the editorial staff of 42Fifty, we feel that OHS pushes four-year colleges too much, while not promoting community college or other post-graduation options enough.

Podcasts

video

Dissecting the bond between the OH varsity football offensive line (aka...

Evan and John take a look in to the dynamic family of the Oswego Panther Football offensive line, aka "The Oswego House of Pancakes."
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Spooky Time, Ep. 1

YouTube Soup, Ep. 1

Videos

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VIDEO: “Minecraft” is making a comeback at OHS

As of recently, the popular game Minecraft has been gaining more traffic than ever due to YouTubers and specific trends in gaming culture. A few students from Oswego High School talk about their experiences with the game and why they think it is growing in popularity.

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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