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Bus driver shortage forces remote learning for some OH, Traughber students

On Jan. 19 at 7:11 PM, the SD308 district sent an email addressed to SD308 parents stating that there would be yet another bus driver and monitor shortage for Thursday and Friday, this time involving the routes affiliated with Traughber Jr. High School and Oswego High School.
Women´s Choir performs on the OHS auditorium stage.

OHS fall choir concert sparks conversation over song choice

On Nov. 4, choir students performed their first performance since COVID, directed under Oswego High School teacher Mr. Mark Baglione, who came...

Student workers stress & mental health suffer due to labor shortage

Since the start of school in August many students have continued to work or gotten jobs in the past four months. The students who are working today face more stress and more sleep deprivation than what can be considered normal or healthy. One of the reasons for this decline in student mental health: America is facing a labor shortage. 

Features

A digital drawing of student athletes in the locker room, one of which is off to the side, looking upset.

Mental health issues in athletes: The conversation we should have always...

In recent years, the mental health crisis has risen to an all-time high, but people are also slowly beginning to talk about it. People are learning how to ask for help and seek support, but we should be talking more about how athletes struggle with their mental health, too.
Bridget Moran posing for ohs_outfitreviews in her spirit day outfit

Dress to impress: @ohs_outfitreviews_ is rating Oswego’s sense of style

Oswego High School students have taken the shenanigans to social media with the wildly popular OHS outfit reviews Instagram page. @ohs_outfitreviews appeared on Instagram earlier in the year, ready to cause harmless fun for OHS students on Sep. 15. The anonymous account owner(s) rate and review OHS students' outfits in a comedic fashion.

arts & entertainment

a christmas playlist on spotify including songs from the jonas brothers, tyler the creator, and kacey musgraves

Tori’s top 10 songs of the holidays

Some of us have been listening to Christmas music since September (with some of us being me, myself, and I), so I’ve been curating the perfect playlist of the best holiday songs to listen to.

sports

A digital drawing of student athletes in the locker room, one of which is off to the side, looking upset.

Mental health issues in athletes: The conversation we should have always...

In recent years, the mental health crisis has risen to an all-time high, but people are also slowly beginning to talk about it. People are learning how to ask for help and seek support, but we should be talking more about how athletes struggle with their mental health, too.

Opinions

Thanksgiving cookies by a Santa figurine under a clear snowflake

Point/Counterpoint: Should Holiday Festivities begin in November?

42Fifty Editors Delaney Holman and Trinity Heard debate on whether November is too soon to begin holiday festivities.

Thanksgiving point/counterpoint: Thanks, or no thanks?

Every year as autumn presses onward, people from all over gather with friends and family to enjoy a feast. Thanksgiving this year will fall on Nov. 25. This holiday originally was to honor the pilgrims and Native Americans that once came together to share a meal and be grateful for the successful food they gathered together. 2021 marks 400 years since the first Thanksgiving was celebrated. 42Fifty Editors Brady and Jasper debate on the importance of this holiday and if it should continue to be celebrated. 
clock shown in front of a sunrise and a night sky

Point/Counterpoint: Do the clocks really need to be changed?

Daylight Saving Time began this previous spring on March 14, and ended this past Sunday, Nov. 7. Despite popular belief, the original purpose of implementing daylight saving time was initiated back in 1916 to save on fuel used to power lights. Setting the clocks ahead one hour allowed the United States to give the saved fuel to the war effort. In 1966, the United States officially adopted Daylight Saving Time. 

Podcasts

Crucial Comparisons, Ep. 1: Donda vs. CLB

In the first episode of Crucial Comparisons, 42Fifty Editors Austin Lamb and Delaney Holman discuss the especially viral albums Donda by Kanye West and Certified Lover Boy by Drake.

Videos

Fit Check, Ep. 3: Halloween Edition

Mulitmedia editor Trinity Heard asks questions on the Friday before Halloween to her fellow peers. Many questions involve favorite fall colors and...

Galleries

Three students dressed as Morty, Mr. Poopy Butthole, and Rick from Rick & Morty

OHS 2021 Halloween costume gallery

This school year, OHS students dressed up in their best Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating and parties. Check out their costumes below!

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