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Jamani Reed, Managing Editor

Jamani Reed, Managing Editor
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My name is Jamani Reed (JUH-MON-EE, not JU-MON-GEE), and this is my second year on the 42Fifty Staff. At school, I'm involved in BIONIC, WE Club, OATS, and Scholastic Bowl. Outside of school, I work at Culver's, and play softball and piano. I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and watching/playing sports.

42Fifty wins its first Golden Eagle Award from NISPA

Photo collage of 42Fifty writers

Oswego High School’s digital journalism publication, 42Fifty, won a Golden Eagle from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association (NISPA) at its annual conference on April 12. Three students also received individual awards in column writing, feature writing and sports writing. The Golden Eagle is NISPA’s highest recognition of overall excellence. This is...

Panthers lose 1-0 to Yorkville Foxes in extra innings

Senior Cody Quirin and junior Jack Lemke

On Friday, April 5, the Panthers took on the soon-to-be Southwest Prairie Conference Yorkville Foxes and faced a tough 1-0 loss in the 11th inning. Despite this defeat, the team’s pitchers had wonderful outings.

The top 5 best/worst Super Bowl halftime performances

Superbowl graphic featuring Michael Jackson and Katy Perry

After the recent spectacle put on by Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, I took a moment to think back on past halftime performances over the years. Out of all the shows since 1993, where does this act stack up? Prior to ‘93, halftime shows were performed by college marching bands - but the decision to exclusively feature live concert-type performances by the top musical artists of the time changed pop culture forever.

A reflection on the life of an Oswego cheerleader

Alex Steinbrecher

As their season comes to a close, I took the time to sit down with senior Alex Steinbrecher about her final season cheering for the Panthers.

The top 5 movies that shaped our childhoods

Movies that shaped our childhood graphic

Many ‘90s kids will argue that they had some of the best movie releases of all time, but here’s a ranking of the top five children’s movies of the 2000’s to prove them wrong.

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