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Lizzy Sorensen, News & Sports Editor

Lizzy Sorensen, News & Sports Editor
Hi! I’m Lizzy Sorensen, and I am the News Editor for 42Fifty. I am a sophomore at OHS, and this is my first year in the journalism program. Some of my favorite things are Chick-Fil-A, traveling, Reese’s, playing guitar, the Chicago Cubs, barbecue chicken pizza, fuzzy socks, football Sundays, iced coffee, Grey’s Anatomy and dogs. If you ever need to reach me, chances are I’m at dance. I have been dancing since I was 4 and am on the halftime and competitive dance teams here at OHS, as well as a studio outside of school. I am also involved with some clubs: athletic leadership council and orchesis. I’m so excited to see what this year brings for 42Fifty!

42Fifty reacts to Andrew Luck’s retirement

Andrew Luck imposed over the Colts logo

This past NFL offseason was loaded with surprising moves, like Odell Beckham Jr. packing his bags for Cleveland, Le’veon Bell forgoing his long vacation to sign with the New York Jets, and Landon Collins signing a massive deal with the Washington Redskins. But no acquisition turned heads like the announcement made by Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, leaving football fans speechless. Here are some of the 42Fifty staff’s opinions on Luck’s departure from the league.

Junior high teachers keep sports by accepting lower coaching stipends

cartoon of two men in suits cutting down a basketball hoop, saying "these cuts were exactly what we needed!"

This school year, junior high teachers in District 308 accepted decreased coaching stipends to continue the sports programs at the junior high level. They took these steps in response to District 308 choosing between cutting stipends or converting all competitive junior high sports into intramural teams.

A bright future ahead: $18,700 grant awarded to the OHS Metals Program

The empty metals classroom at OHS

As a result of a proposal written by metals teacher Mr. Alejandro Rodriguez, the Oswego High School Metals Department was granted $18,700 from the Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA). This money will be used to purchase two lathes, which are large machines used to shape metal. This grant will allow the program to thrive for many years to come.

A bittersweet farewell: Looking back on Ms. Calvert’s time at OHS

Melissa Calvert

Ms. Melissa Calvert, the Assistant Principal for Student Services, recently announced plans to become the Assistant Principal at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School next school year. During her time at Oswego High School, Calvert served as a Spanish teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal for Student Services, her hardworking nature paving the way for advancement within the school.

Aurora shooting: A tragedy too close to home

Graphic of a gun lying on a desk

“I was so upset thinking about what could have happened to my dad and how it would take him a while to be OK [mentally]. I thought about all the people that were shot, and their families."

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