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Protesters holding signs outside of Oswego High School.

Peaceful protest for George Floyd takes place in front of OHS

These are some of the chants that were heard up and down IL-71 on May 30. A crowd of over 200 people came together to peacefully protest the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man from Minnesota, and to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. They held up homemade signs and drivers honked every minute as they passed by to show solidarity.
Students studying for the AP exam.

CollegeBoard trabaja a mantener AP exámenes a despecho de COVID-19

Debido a los cambios recientes del ciclo escolar, los exámenes de AP han sido modificados para administrarse desde casa usando un formato en línea y reduciendo su contenido. Cada examen durará 45 minutos y cubrirá un material más limitado. Los nuevos exámenes no contienen ningunas preguntas de opción múltiple. Muchos estudiantes suelen ver las preguntas de opción múltiple como la sección más fácil y menos estresante; aunque ahora, los estudiantes solo contestaran una variedad de preguntas abiertas basadas en material que fue aprendido antes de marzo.
The exterior of Oswego High School

SD308 anuncio planes para modificado ceremonias de graduación

El 5 de mayo, la Unidad comunitaria de las escuelas del Distrito 308 anunció que ambas escuelas preparatorias de Oswego llevarán a cabo y modificarán sus ceremonias de graduación en honor a los estudiantes graduados de este año 2020.

Features

Mrs. Molly Schulte

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Molly Shulte

Mrs. Molly Shulte is a teacher at Oswego High School that has been teaching at the high school for 12 years.
"Celebrating Class of 2020" @OHSfuture

Class of 2020 celebrated through student-run Instagram account

With graduation restructured and prom canceled at OHS, the class of 2020 won’t be given the same experience as previous graduates. This is an unfair phenomenon, to say the least, as some students have waited so long for these moments in their lives that unfortunately might become wasted dreams.

arts & entertainment

Instruments including a guitar, and varying types of drums.

5 ways to discover new music while in quarantine

I know. I think I know exactly what you are thinking right now, and it’s about the fact that I cease to shut up about music. To that I say, without outlets to help you find new music like me, how would you be able to expand your listening habits? However, I don’t want to give all the credit to myself, as that would be selfish. Therefore, I am here to provide you with even more outlets to discover new music while trapped inside for quarantine. Here are 5 ways that I believe you could use to expand your music listening while stuck inside to avoid the pandemic.

sports

Winners and losers of the 2020 NFL Draft

The first ever virtual NFL draft is now over. 255 young men had their dreams realized last weekend as they were drafted into the NFL. The draft was split into three days as round one took place on April 23, rounds two and three on April 24, and rounds four through seven on April 25. Before the draft, the NFL had a test run and many problems arose, but the real draft went on without any hiccups. Fans did get to see some things we would have never seen before, like Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s dog making a few picks for New England. Goofs and gaffs aside, it is time to break down what teams improved the most and what teams did not.

Opinions

Google Classroom on an computer as to simulate Remote Learning

Remote learning for all: Where 308 should start 2020-2021

Of the two choices presented to the board and to Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin, 42Fifty supports the remote learning for all plan as it provides the highest and most equitable level of education across the board, while keeping students and teachers safe from risk of a major COVID-19 outbreak.
Girl in a hazmat suit writing in a journal

A journal of my life during quarantine

On March 20, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued the first stay at home order which declared that all schools in Illinois close their doors and commence online learning. Since nothing is open and I have nowhere to go, I thought I’d take this opportunity to journal about my experiences during this social quarantine from April 1 to April 30.

Is this the new America?: A Teen on Quarantine

John F. Kennedy once said, “when written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters - one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” It has long since been debated whether or not this claim by President Kennedy is true. I personally couldn't care less. The metaphor stands.

Podcasts

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."

Videos

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.

Galleries

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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