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Ava Szekely - Features & Photo Editor

Hi! My name is Ava Szekely, I am a sophomore in high school, and this year will be my second year of contribution to 42Fifty! I am currently a part of BIONIC club, will be joining additional clubs in the near future, and love to show our athletics my support whenever possible! When I am older, I want to work in Marine Biology, working to solve Red Tide, along with the rescuing and rehabilitation of aquatic life in need; I also want to work with music and, of course, continue writing! I am so excited for this year and all the new experiences and opportunities to come! Go, Panthers!

Dress code changes less restrictive, more inclusive

A students is reading District 308"s updated dress code on their chromebook

The new policy is much less restrictive than previous years, and now explicitly states that “dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.”

OHS’ Standing O sets the tone for their performances of “Chicago”

The Standing O theatre company performing their rendition of "Chicago" in the OHS auditorium

Every year, the Standing O Theater company, Oswego High School’s performing arts program, puts on its annual spring production, and this year’s musical was “Chicago.”  Those involved in the Standing O have been met with many great obstacles these past couple years—most as a result of COVID—ranging from halted production at the beginning of the pandemic, to having to perform...

OH assistant principals speak on empowering women in leadership roles

Ms. Sharp and Ms. Parker talking in their office

ney can make a world of difference. Ms. Tania Sharp and Ms. Andrea Parker both hold leadership positions of the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction and the assistant principal of student services, respectively; they exemplified how despite disadvantageous circumstances, women and young girls everywhere can prevail and succeed.

Ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

multicolored candy hearts. Messages say "galentine's," "self care," "treat yourself," and "me time"

As I was preparing to write an article for Valentine’s Day, I interviewed random students to see what their pending plans were for the holiday. The feedback I received was consistently negative, with students expressing that they did not want to celebrate the holiday, mainly because of not being in a relationship. BUT… the most important relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself! So, here’s a list of ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. 

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