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Staff Ed: How do the new SD308 Board of Education members respond to the importance of DEI?

Wide shot of the cafetorium in Traughber. Shot at the SD308 BoE Election Public Forum. People are sitting at the cafeteria tables looking at the front of the cafetorium where a PowerPoint is being played.

As a student publication, we notice the importance of a strong and cohesive school district, and recognize our responsibility of addressing the issues impacting our students, staff, and community. As a collective staff, we directed our focus to the overarching issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our district. We notice the room for improvement in this area not only from what our staff had to share, but from what other students and staff have shared at public forums. Therefore, this issue is of utmost importance, and we recognize the need for improvement in three areas; DEI of our students, DEI of our staff, and DEI of our education. 

Staff Editorial: Addressing necessary changes in OHS athletic programs 

Two hands made of the word "fairness" surround a heart that is also comprised of "fairness".

Oswego High School offers a large range of sports and extracurriculars to engage students of all interests. Supposedly, the creation of all these clubs is to bring together a variety of different students and create a family. Coaches tell you the goal is to have fun. However, they do not tell you about their overbearing thirst to win.

Staff Editorial: What’s wrong with SAT preparation and how to fix it

The current SAT textbooks used to prepare students

This editorial reflects the official opinions of 42Fifty’s 2022-2023 editorial staff. For more information on staff editorials, please see our editorial policy. With the importance of the SAT on the decline and student stress on the rise, Oswego High School administration needs to change how it prepares students. The administration needs to shift its focus from stressing the importance of the...

Staff Editorial: The 42Fifty staff should be invited to Ms. Hands’ wedding

the 42fifty staff edited onto a wedding party picture

This summer, 42Fifty’s favorite advisor Ms. Hands will be celebrating the union of her and her little journalist fiance in the form of marriage. Last school year, Ms. Hands announced to her journalism class that she got engaged, and all year she has been talking to the 42Fifty staff about her planning for this wedding. We, as a staff, know when, and where it is, and what dress she’ll be wearing, so where is our invitation?

Staff Editorial: Here’s what’s wrong with SST and how to fix it

rrent schedule and curriculum for Student Support Time is clearly inefficient, as students are unengaged, and some teachers are lacking the necessary engagement to effectively lead a class.