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Kira Farooqui, Sports Editor

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Hello! My name is Kira Farooqui, and this is my first year working with 42Fifty. I couldn’t be more excited! I’m currently a junior at OHS who loves anything and everything cats, writing, and history. In my free time, I write my own novels that I hope to publish professionally one day. At OHS, I’m involved in Rho Kappa, marching band, Muslim Student Association (I’m the vice president of it!) and the softball team. I look forward to many more years in journalism and writing my heart out!

RJ Cook: White Lightning strikes again—this time, from the sidelines

A graphic of three photos of RJ Cook over a stock image of lightning.

RJ Cook is a senior at Oswego High School, football is his passion, and it’s drawn him enough to accept a coaching position at OHS. Like any stereotypical high school athlete, his Instagram page is filled with photos of him in action under the lights. Since Cook was offered a coaching position at his soon-to-be alma mater, we had to know what made him agree to come back. 

[GALLERY] Oswego High School varsity faces Plainfield South in an easy win over the Cougars

Joel Johnson, wearing a white uniform with an orange number 9 on it, stands mid-swing in front of the Plainfield South catcher and the umpire.

Sports editor Kira Farooqui takes us through the win of Oswego High School varsity baseball over Plainfield South through a gallery of photos.

Lani Breedlove: an athlete to keep pinned

Oswego High School junior Lani Breedlove is the captain of the Varsity Girls Bowling Team that finished No. 3 in the state final. Her success earns her a lot of praise from surrounding coaches, one being the head coach, Mr. Dan Okoren, who is also the Career and Technology Education department chair at OHS. 

[SATIRE] Actor Andrew Garfield to run for SD308 board president

In lieu of the upcoming SD308 school board election, Fifty42was tasked to cover the polling process as well as the campaigning journey. Current officeholding president Latonya Simlish’s term is over, and there’s a new candidate in town. We got to speak to him yesterday.

The first pitch: Previewing the ’22 OH baseball season

A graphic that features a baseball stadium at night with black-and-white pictures of OHS baseball player Camden Pick in various action shots.

There’s nothing that screams “high school sports team” more than four teenage boys not being able to keep straight faces for more than a minute at a time. OHS senior infielder Camden Pick can’t help but burst out laughing every time I would asked him questions; the other boys, catcher Tyler Stack, infielder Cade Duffin, and infielder Will Pavlick all crowd around him, laughing and giggling. The past season was heavily affected by COVID-19, and as a result, the Oswego High School baseball team wasn’t able to complete a full season, major events like playoffs, and the possibility of state meant something different.

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