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Administrator Christopher Grays smiles for school photo

BREAKING: SD308 approves Christopher Grays as OHS principal for 2020-2021 school year

Today, in an official statement from the Oswego Community School District 308, it was announced that Christopher Grays would fill the position of principal at Oswego High School. After recent news of current principal Mike Wayne’s retirement, effective June 30, 2020, the search quickly began for his successor.

Semi-annual blood drive returns to OHS

On Friday, Jan. 24, Oswego High School’s student council held the semi-annual blood drive for OHS students and staff to donate blood. The blood drive has been a planned activity of the Student Council for over five years.
15 year-old Noah McIntyre smiles for a photo

Noah McIntyre, freshman, dies at 15

Freshman Noah Allan McIntyre, 15, unexpectedly died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. He passed away with his family surrounding him at Loyola Hospital. He was born on Oct. 27, 2004 in Aurora, Illinois.

Features

collage showing tacos, a soft pretzel, a heart-shaped pizza, and hot chicken wings

Valentine’s Day: Things to do if you don’t got a boo

Until now, your bad relationships earned you nothing but sour memories. However, you can now also use them to get the classiest Valentine’s Day dinner money doesn't need to buy! If you believe in the saying that food is the language of love, then you are in luck!
Members of the OHS American Sign Language Club play hangman during a club meeting.

The important impact of OHS’s ASL club

With close to 10,000,000 hard-of-hearing individuals and nearly 1,000,000 functionally deaf individuals in America alone, according to The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP for short), learning the American Sign Language can be extremely beneficial. However, taking into consideration that ASL is recognized as a full, complete language, it can make learning on your own can be difficult. That's where Sign Club comes into play.

arts & entertainment

REVIEW: Skits and Giggles 2: An acting extravaganza

On Thursday, Jan. 6, and Friday, Jan. 7, the Standing O Theatre Company performed its play “Skits and Giggles 2.” Like the first “Skits and Giggles,” the play was made up of seven scenes with six short films mixed in between the scenes, and all actors were freshmen and sophomores.

sports

Senior Kela Jagoda signs to Case Western Reserve University and is surrounded by family and coaches

10 Oswego athletes put pen to paper to play at the...

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 Oswego High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Assistant Athletic Director Mark Johnson hosted the signing event; Head Athletic Director Darren Howard was unable to attend due to illness. Johnson opened the event with a heartfelt statement about what it means to play sports at the collegiate level. Principal Mike Wayne was also in attendance, showing his pride for the Panther athletes taking their talents across the country.

Opinions

Downtown Oswego during the Christmas walk December, 2018.

Where other towns excel, Oswego falls behind

The village of Oswego should do everything it can to ensure that its residents enjoy living there. The people of Oswego should have a reason to stay living there. It needs better public transportation and more entertainment venues.

Op-Ed Submission: An open letter of thanks, from a soon-to-be Eagle Scout

About one year ago I decided to begin my Eagle Scout project, knowing that I would want to use it to make my school a better place. Something that caught my eye was how the courtyard near the math and science department was very overgrown and not in good condition.
A man with his head in his hands, with the word help written on the back of his hands. Text in the bottom right corner reads "Be Aware."

Human Trafficking in modern day America

Currently, it is estimated that anywhere between 20 and 40 million people on an international level are involved with human trafficking, but that number could be higher since many cases go unnoticed. Over $100 billion is made from the industry alone.

Podcasts

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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

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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

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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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