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$200 in large bills, fanned out

SD308 community to vote on tax referendum April 2

The referendum will be voted on at the April 2 meeting, and if passed, citizens will pay increased property taxes beginning spring 2020.
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Aurora shooting: A tragedy too close to home

“I was so upset thinking about what could have happened to my dad and how it would take him a while to be OK . I thought about all the people that were shot, and their families."
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School board continues to consider budget cuts for 2019-2020 school year

Students are concerned for their future education and how these changes might play a role in their learning experience.

Features

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How to file your taxes

Many people do not like to do their own taxes, so they pay another person to do them. No need for that this year—I’m going to tell you how to do it for free and how to do it easily!
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Roar in the Jungle: Senior vs. Senioritis

I sat down with a few Oswego High School seniors and got their input on how they've dealt (or not) with senioritis in their final stretch of high school.

arts & entertainment

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Charlie’s Classic Album Corner, No. 5: ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’ (Aphex...

Although this record is impressive and way ahead of its time, it does contain a few weak moments and questionable production choices. Some songs drag on for way too long, and there seems to be no consistent flow throughout the record. Although these problems are few and far between, when they occur they always stick out like a sore thumb.

sports

Mariah Trevino and Alexander Mielcarz making their March madness brackets

Newsroom Madness: Sporties vs. Non-Sporties, March Madness Edition

Two editors, one representing each side of the aforementioned sports fandom spectrum, have accepted the challenge of going head to head in a bracket-picking showdown.

Opinions

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CrankyJahnke, Vol. 1: Cold, colder and coldest

Do you remember the last time you went outside and said, “Wow, what a beautiful day it is today”? Yeah, me neither....
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

From freshman Nolan Valyou in response to "'Skits and Giggles': More skits than giggles," with a response from Entertainment Editor Charlie Recchia.
Crossed-out Valentine's treats

Overrated and obligated: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just another opportunity for people to grow more materialistic, instead of taking the time to truly appreciate their significant others.

Podcasts

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W&D, Ep. 7: Chevy Corvette ZR1

In this episode of W&D, hosts Daniel Wiltfong and Wylie Marquis talk about the C6 Corvette ZR1 and why this car is...

Videos

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How to install a windshield banner

https://youtu.be/ARdjdF5xE6c In this video, 42Fifty staff videographers Wylie Marquis Daniel Wiltfong show you how to install a...

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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