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Natalie Raabe - Managing Editor

My name is Natalie Raabe and I am a senior at Oswego High School. This is my second year as a member of the 42fifty team and I serve as a Managing Editor and the Features Section Leader. Additionally, I am a member of the BIONIC board, NHS, Best Buddies, SNHS, NEHS, Rho Kappa, and Mu Alpha Theta.

2023-2024 Homecoming Court Announced

This year’s Homecoming Court, in order from left to right: Drake Dunnett, Sophia Clinton, Lemmarr Thomas, Gwendolyn Dehler, Audrey LaFountain, Natalie Meldon, Cole Sobotka, Lauren Sullivan, and Aidan Poniatowski (Mario Cielo-Salinas not pictured).

At the beginning of second period on Sept. 22, the Student Council President, junior Kyra Pattison, announced the 2023-2024 Homecoming Court to the student body over the intercom. The nominees excitedly gathered in the main office to receive their sashes and take a picture together.  The nominations for Homecoming King were seniors Mario Cielo-Salinas, Drake Dunnett, Aidan Poniatowski, Cole Sobotka, and Lemmarr Thomas.

Oswego Public Library Celebrates National Library Card Sign-up Month

Shelves full of books in the Oswego Public Library.

For the month of September, the Oswego Public Library is encouraging people in the community to sign up for library cards to participate in the nationwide National Library Card Sign-Up Month celebration.

Pantherfest: Kicking off the 2023-24 school year

Porristas, banda de música y otros estudiantes están en el campo en Pantherfest

On Friday Aug. 18, spirited students and active members of the OH community came out to Ken Pickerill stadium to show off their Panther Pride. The crowds gathered to cheer at sporting events showcasing the OH fall athletes and to participate in activities at lively booths hosted by OH clubs, athletics, and other vendors. “It is a community event to...

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.