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Gianna King - News & Artwork Editor

Hello, I'm Gianna! This is my second year on staff, now as a senior in high school. I'm the head of the News and Artwork sections. I'm currently in Color Guard, B.I.O.N.I.C, NAHS, NEHS, Quill & Scroll Honors Society, and Senior Class Council!

Oswego High School goes digital with PSAT/SAT

To transition to the digital PSAT/SAT, students had to conduct a digital readiness check. Shown is the parent email alterting families to this change. Credit: Raelyn Alvarez, 42Fifty

On Oct. 17 and 18, juniors and underclassmen students at Oswego High School took the digital version of the PSAT after a digital readiness check on Oct. 3. Considering OH has never done the PSAT/SAT digitally before, the OH testing administrators used readiness checks to help students transition into digital standardized testing.

Going Above and Beyond: The Coalition’s ASCEND Conference

OHS junior Skye Weaver looks at an instagram post from the Coalition at her desk. Credit: Gianna King, 42Fifty

On Oct. 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., all students in Oswego High School and Oswego East High School will have the chance to attend their Coalition’s Activating Student Compassion through Essential, Notable Discoveries (ASCEND) Conference at Waubonsee Community College. This conference will be the first of its kind to demonstrate the district’s goals of “diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging” for students, said in the official announcement. Waubonsee Community College and the Oswego School District will be hosting the event together.

Your Ticket to 2023 HoCo: All the Details You Need

Student posters advertise upcoming HoCo 2023 events. Credit: Jayden Doty

Oswego High School will once again host its annual Homecoming dance on Sept. 30. All students must check in no later than 8:00 p.m. with the new theme “Las Vegas.” This year’s Homecoming dance will be at Oswego High School’s auxiliary gym. The field house will also be open to students for coat check, games, the photo booth, and tables to sit down and relax at.

Genshin Fontaine Update: Awesome or Awful?

Cover art for newly-released Genshin Impact action role-playing game. Credit: Genshin Impact, miHoYo

Fontaine has finally been released in Genshin Impact, and the travelers of the game are hyped. But how has the region compared to player expectations? On Aug. 15, 2023, “Genshin Impact,” a fantasy and anime-themed open-world action role-playing game (RPG) set in the land of Teyvat, released a new update thanks to the developers at HoYoverse.

Pokèmon Scarlet and Violet DLC: Teal Mask set to release Sept. 13, 2023

Art of the main male and female characters of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet standing in front of new game content (New characters and pokemon) for "The Teal Mask".

On Sept. 13, 2023, GameFreak will begin to release the new “Pokèmon Scarlet and Violet” downloadable content (DLC), “The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero,” on the Nintendo Switch. This DLC comes in two phases: “The Teal Mask” releases on the thirteenth, and GameFreak has confirmed that “The Indigo Disk” will be released in the winter. “The Teal Mask” will have players explore a new land to uncover the secrets of a folklore story passed down for generations. Players will also gain new game functions, Pokèmon evolutions, and characters to interact with.