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Brady Monahan - Editor-in-Chief

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Hello, my name is Brady Monahan, and I am a Senior at Oswego High School. This is my second year of being part of the 42Fifty staff and I am enjoying my new role as Editor-in-Chief. I'm part of the Oswego Boys Varsity Golf team and look to possibly pursue golf in college. Other than sports, I love being outdoors and spending time with family and friends!

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...

Tensions rise at OH as image is circulated on social media, proven not credible by OPD

Crowd of student line up in attendance office of OHS after threat was over

On Dec. 6 at 11:05 am, School District 308 Superintendent John W. Sparlin sent out an email regarding the rumors of an image promoting school violence that had circulated around social media. This image has been confirmed by the Oswego Police Department to be an old image that is not credible or connected to any current events that have...

AP Potential Lunch & Learn opens up possibilities to students

Students learning about the AP Capstone program.

On Nov. 16, Oswego High School held the Advanced Placement Potential Fair to promote AP courses to students who were selected by teachers and had test scores that favored placement into these classes. The annual fair was organized by Assistant Principal Ms. Tania Sharp and LRC Director Mr. Drew Mundsinger in order to inform students about what the AP...

OH welcomes 53 new staff members for 2022-2023 school year

New staff orientation before the new school year starts

A start to a new school year means change, and this year, Oswego High School kicked off the 2022-2023 school year with 53 new staff members. Positions filled include department chairs, deans, counselors, and teachers. “ is probably the largest that I’ve ever welcomed to any school district…I’ve been in,” principal Chris Grays says. The long process for Mr. Grays and...

Josh Meares, rising senior, dies at 17

A photo of student Josh Meares, featured in the yearbook.

Senior Joshua J. Meares, 17, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 3, 2022. He was the only child of Julie and Frank Meares. He was born on April 11, 2005 in Naperville, Illinois. He is survived by his mother; his half-brother, James Bryan Meares; and his aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Joshua was part of the Oswego High School Football team his sophomore...