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Lizzy Sorensen, Editor-in-Chief

Lizzy Sorensen, Editor-in-Chief
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I’m Lizzy Sorensen, co-Editor-in-Chief for 42Fifty this year. This is my third year with the publication and I’m so excited to take on this leadership role. Aside from journalism, I’m on the halftime and competitive dance teams and involved in several honor societies at OHS. Some of my favorite things are barbecue chicken pizza, working out, fantasy football/baseball teams, new sneakers, Target, iced coffee, and Criminal Minds.

Oswego Hockey Club hosts ‘Pink in the Rink’ fundraiser for Avalos Family

Oswego hockey team presents Mrs. Avalos with a jersey prior to their game

The Oswego Hockey Club hosted a “Pink in the Rink” fundraiser for Valancee Avalos on Nov. 16 at Canlan Ice Sports. The event included an honorary puck drop, 50/50 raffle, and presentation of a jersey, as well as a matchup between Oswego JV and Chicago South Meteors JV.

OHS Acapella Choir selected for ‘Music For All’ Festival

acapella choir

The Oswego High School Acapella Choir was selected to perform at the national festival “Music For All” in Indianapolis from March 12 through March 14, 2020.  As the only accepted choir from the state of Illinois, this recognition brings attention to more than just the performances, but the foundations of the program as well.

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.

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