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Rae Barry, Features Editor


Senior Column: Leaving for baby me

Baby Rae hiding in Grandma's suitcase.

My mom’s favorite childhood story to tell is about our trips to the playground. Growing up, everyone was my friend, I knew it. As we walked to the park I would express my hope that my friends would be playing at the park too. My mom would try to console me with the gentle reminder that we hadn’t made...

District 308 updated safety plan makes masks optional

On the night of Feb. 16, School District 308 updated masking regulations, as well as its safety plan within the district. This updated plan meant that masks became completely optional for both staff and students throughout the district on Feb. 17, yet due to weather conditions causing an emergency remote day, the new safety plan went into effect on ...

Your music guide to heartbreak

While Valentine´s is a day of celebration and love for so many, for those suffering from recent breakups or rejection, Valentine´s Day can worsen the wound. Whether you’re recovering from teenage heartbreak, or trying to figure out how to get your twenty bucks back from a man who couldn’t pay for his own family-size platter of chicken tenders, here...

Point/Counterpoint: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of the season of love, 42Fifty editors Rae Barry and Jake Dickerson debate on just how much Valentine's Day should impact our February 14th. Point: Valentine traditions should be upheld. Rae Barry To the annoyance of many, Valentine’s Day takes up the entirety of my personality from the very start of each new year, until mid February. By the...

OHS fall choir concert sparks conversation over song choice

Women´s Choir performs on the OHS auditorium stage.

On Nov. 4, choir students performed their first performance since COVID, directed under Oswego High School teacher Mr. Mark Baglione, who came to OHS this year after previously teaching at Oak Lawn High School. While cultural music makes an appearance in a majority of the Oswego choir’s performances, this year's song choice caused conversation amongst choir students. The fall concert...