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Austin Lamb - Arts & Entertainment Editor

My name is Austin Lamb and I am a junior at Oswego High School. This is my second year with 42Fifty, and I can't wait to get back into writing and reviewing. I greatly enjoy playing and listening to music, as well as writing. I've always been interested in writing, especially about things that can be critiqued and looked at subjectively. I play the guitar in a band with my friends and primarily listen to metal music but enjoy and appreciate all genres. I hope my knowledge of music and writing talent will pay off for the Arts & Entertainment section this year, and I can't wait to write about weird music.

Top 10 Heavy Albums + EPs of 2022

42Fifty Editors Austin Lamb and Zander Haas discuss their top ten albums and EPs from the heavy music world in 2022.

Superintendent Sparlin announces retirement at Jan. 9 meeting

Screenshot of Jan. 9 board meeting

School District 308 Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin announced in a Board of Education meeting on Jan. 9 that he will retire from his position at the end of the current school year. This announcement brings an end to his 11 years at OHS, seven of which he was superintendent, and starts the search for a replacement. The president of the...

Slay or Nay, Episode 1: Joji’s ‘Smithereens’

In this episode of Slay or Nay, Payton, Austin, and Zander discuss the new Joji album, “Smithereens”. Tables are slammed, words are yelled, and opinions are expressed, one way or another. Tune into the first episode of Slay or Nay to discover if Joji’s new album is Slay, or Nay.

Standing O grows community with ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Wide shot of the OHS Theater Stage in the auditorium. The background is decorated to look like a Dance while the foreground contrasts two groups of people. A large group of people on the right, with the focus being on a boy located in the very front looking left. On the left side there is a girl in a long white dress staring right at the boy.

Oswego High School's Standing O Theater Company was hard at work on its Fall play performance, performing Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with an interesting twist. They modernized the characters and sets, but still speak in the early Modern English of the original text.

Moon Rules Apply: A rising Oswego student band

Most high school students dedicate their time to sports, clubs or a job. However, the members of Moon Rules Apply decided to dedicate their time to making music to perform around Oswego.  The band is made up of Oswego High School freshman Andre Holman, junior Logan Stogentin, and Oswego East High School freshman Ryan Weaver. The band's music taste is...