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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!

Mental health issues in athletes: The conversation we should have always been having

A digital drawing of student athletes in the locker room, one of which is off to the side, looking upset.

In recent years, the mental health crisis has risen to an all-time high, but people are also slowly beginning to talk about it. People are learning how to ask for help and seek support, but we should be talking more about how athletes struggle with their mental health, too.

BREAKING: Rumors of a weapon in the school deemed inaccurate

outside of the dean's office

At approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, the OHS administration sent out an email to all students stating rumors there was a threat involving an individual in the building with a weapon were occurring. 

Panthers reclaim their Crosstown Championship title after a crushing loss to the Wolves

Austin King, wearing the navy blue Oswego uniform, lifts his helmet above his head in celebration.

Last Friday, the Oswego Panthers dominated the field in a high-intensity game against the Oswego East Wolves, winning with a final score of 38-14.

Panthers win against the Indians with a landslide victory in first homecoming game since 2018

RJ Cook looks to the sidelines with his helmet on

The Oswego Panthers (1-2) sealed a victory over the Minooka Indians (2-2) this past Friday in a high-intensity game under the lights. The stakes were even higher, because this was the first homecoming game that Oswego High School had participated in in two years—in 2019, the game was rained out, and in 2020, the game was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.