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Natalie Raabe - Features Editor

My name is Natalie Raabe and I am a junior at Oswego High School. This is my first year being a part of the 42fifty team. I am involved in a variety of programs at the school including Mu Alpha Theta, SNHS, and BIONIC.

Point/Counterpoint: Are promposals worth it?

a boy kneels on one knee in front of a surprised girl

Everyone loves classic rom-coms, especially those focused on high school romance. They give us the opportunity to picture ourselves in the shoes of the characters. Obviously, we aren't living in a movie, but there are certain things that can bring some of that show-stopping TV screen romance into our own lives.

Student teachers bring passion to teaching, leave lasting impact

Student teacher Mr.Griffith Inskeep sits at his desk.

With the school year coming to an end, the resident student teachers are leaving our high school community and returning back to their college lives. For many of them, that means college graduation and making steps toward their future careers. At OHS, there were nine student observation placements and seven student teacher placements during the 2022-23 school year. These college students have helped out in many of the departments of the school, including English, Social Studies, Science, Kinetic Wellness, Fine Arts-Band, and Special Education.

Signing out: OH athletes officially commit to college programs

Senior Lauren Widmer officially signs to play soccer for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

On April 12, various senior athletes from the Oswego athletics program stepped into the spotlight to commit to their futures. This annual event, referred to as Signing Day, is extremely important to celebrate all of the seniors’ accomplishments and their exciting endeavors after high school.

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Black Student Association: A close-knit community for students at OH

The image shows a poster created for the upcoming Black Tie Ball, showing a suit and dress surrounded by details about the time and place of the dance.

Oswego High School’s Black Student Association (BSA) doubles as both an extracurricular club and a fun social environment. BSA gives black students at OHS the opportunity to come together, hang out, and learn about Black culture and its importance. The association does this in many ways, including club meetings, trips, and the planning of special events.