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Kira Farooqui - Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is Kira Farooqui, and this is my second year working with 42Fifty. I couldn’t be more excited! I’m currently a senior 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. I look forward to many more years in journalism and writing my heart out!

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.  “She is a good teacher. A good...

[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.

Why the ‘Heroes of Olympus’ series is Rick Riordan’s magnum opus

The Heroes of Olympus series stacked vertically on a bookshelf in between the Percy Jackson series and the Trials of Apollo series.

If you were one of the millions of middle-schoolers that was obsessed with either Greek mythology (for some odd reason… I don’t know why that was such a common occurrence) or the Percy Jackson series, I have the perfect series for your high-schooler heart that’s longing for that sense of childhood again.

Bus driver shortage forces remote learning for some OH, Traughber students

On Jan. 19 at 7:11 PM, the SD308 district sent an email addressed to SD308 parents stating that there would be yet another bus driver and monitor shortage for Thursday and Friday, this time involving the routes affiliated with Traughber Jr. High School and Oswego High School.