News

OHS Republican Club hosts GOP candidates for meet and greet

The six GOP candidates are running for the Illinois 14th Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat against Democrat Representative Lauren Underwood in 2020. The winner of the 2020 spring primary will go up against her. The candidates filed one by one into the school’s Auxiliary Gym to speak with students both in and out of the Republican Club.
styrofoam lunch tray

Reusable to disposable? OHS switches to styrofoam lunch trays

This school year, Oswego High School switched from reusable plastic lunch trays to disposable styrofoam lunch trays. Oswego High School has...

OHS students register to vote in next primaries

Many students registered to vote for the national 2020 primaries at Oswego High School on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the help of the League of Women Voters.

Features

Guitar players at OHS: from shredding to texture

Guitar players, from the shredders to the texture freaks, are an integral part of any musical project. Ranging from uses in pop, rock, punk, and even alternative music, the guitar is one of the most necessary instruments in the music world. In fact, through simple conversations and word of mouth, one can find out that Oswego High School is full of some of these guitar players.
Nintendo characters Mario, Peach, and Yoshi race past a baclk and white background with the words "Mario Kart Tour" in black and white in the center of the image.

‘Mario Kart Tour’: Left in the dust or first-place finish?

“Mario Kart Tour” has taken the world by storm. With a long-awaited release finally available to fans around the world, it is...

arts & entertainment

Charlie’s classic album corner #7-TOOL “Ænima”

TOOL is one of the most popular, influencing, and groundbreaking bands of all time. Through combining unique lyrical content, progressive metal, and a very recognizable sound, they have become a landmark band in rock and roll history. With their long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum," TOOL still seems to be creating these innovative metal masterpieces to this day. For a 30-year-old band, this is incredibly impressive.

sports

Panthers advance to second round behind balanced attack

(5) Oswego (9-1) punched their ticket to the second round of IHSA 8A football playoffs with a 42-8 victory over (28) Elgin (5-5) on Friday night. The Panthers utilized a balanced offensive attack and a dominating defense to stifle the Maroons, and cruise to victory.

Opinions

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.
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Take these 3 classes to make the most of your time at OHS

Of all the classes available at Oswego High School, there are three that stand out among the others. Besides taking your generic and required core classes, there are also multiple electives that you should look into. But there are so many options! How do you pick? This article will lay out three great options.
Cars lined up at parent drop off outside the school in the morning prior to the start of classes.

OPINION: Parent drop-off fiasco

Traffic in the front parking lot of Oswego High School is terrible at 7 a.m. Students who drive themselves to school are not the issue here; parents who drop their kids off are. The effectiveness of the student drop off system is so inefficient, it causes more harm than anything else.

Podcasts

YouTube Soup, Ep. 1

Podcast producers Sarah Bresser and Anthony Myers talk about the recent projared situation and other recent drama. Stay tuned to the very end, when Bresser and Myers give a very special shout out to a hidden gem!

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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