As the Illinois Primary Election approaches on March 17, 2020, the 42Fifty staff feels it’s time to endorse one of the three current candidates jostling for position as the Democratic nominee in the presidential election. Out of the three remaining candidates, our staff endorses Bernie Sanders.
Three years ago, Oswego High School officially established 42Fifty as the school’s first journalism-oriented course. Digital Journalism is a student-led class, which means everything is chosen and done by the students. This class was created to give students the opportunity to voice their opinions in a school setting, while also reporting on news that occurs throughout the school year. The class has a harmony between opinion and fact, and writers have the opportunity to work with this harmony to write about anything their mind comes to. If you are looking at putting your work out to the public and having a voice in our school, this is the class for you.
All it takes is a glance around the halls of Oswego High School to feel the pressure of attending a four-year college or university after graduating; classroom doors and bulletin boards are plastered with logos and posters. However, there are other options that better match the needs of many OHS students, both financially and demographically. As the editorial staff of 42Fifty, we feel that OHS pushes four-year colleges too much, while not promoting community college or other post-graduation options enough.
Although the teaching of A.L.I.C.E procedures is supposed to be taught in every classroom and mentioned before the first lockdown drill of the year, teachers do not spend—and perhaps are not given—nearly enough time educating students on these procedures. This claim is not only applicable to Oswego, but many other school districts in the country.