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Miranda Mahoney, Managing Editor

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My name is Miranda Mahoney, and I am the Managing Editor and Features Co-Editor for 42Fifty. I am a junior here at Oswego High School, and this is my second year on the 42Fifty team. Additionally, I am involved in the BIONIC club, Junior Class Council, the Science National Honor Society, and the Quill and Scroll Honor Society for journalism. In the spring, I play soccer for the OHS Girls Soccer team. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, gardening, and playing piano in my free time. I am excited to see what this year brings!

Roar in the Jungle: How did 2021 homecoming go for OHS students?

Lainey (left) poses with her boyfriend for homecoming pictures

This past Saturday, Sept. 25, Oswego High School students celebrated at an outdoor homecoming after not being able to attend homecoming last year. Homecoming was held outdoors this year as an adaptation to COVID-19 guidelines. Since the dance was outside, the school was able to provide food trucks, along with the traditional DJ experience. With such a new location change, it is important to observe how homecoming went for students and what this means for future homecoming dances. 

Administrators, teachers struggling to enforce COVID-19 protocols in the cafeteria

students eating in the Oswego High School cafeteria

As students at Oswego High School adjust to being back in school, they are also adjusting to new guidelines in the cafeteria in order to lower the risk of transmission of COVID-19. However, staff members are struggling to enforce protocols in the lunchroom because of the limited space and large number of students. 

Bringing Legally Blonde downstage: The Standing O Theatre performs a live musical

Cast members wearing masks walk to the front of the stage together

After having their production of Legally Blonde canceled last year, Oswego High School’s Standing O Theatre decided to give the musical another try and perform it for a live audience, as well as stream it online. The performers were very eager to get back on stage and perform together. However, the performances looked different this year due...

How can you help the planet in honor of Earth Day?

A watercolor painting of the planet being held by someone's hands.

We can make a difference, big or small, in our everyday lives to limit pollution and improve the condition of the planet.

[SATIRE] Too schooled for cool: Students become the teachers for the rest of the semester

Text: Students and teachers swap roles. Distressed, masked eggs on a green chalkboard background.

COVID-19 has placed a lot of stress on teachers and students, especially during a slow return back to school. Oswego High School has been looking for ways to lessen this stress and make the transition back to in-person learning as easy as possible.

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