Oswego East High School published its first print news magazine The Edge in the fall of 2005 and its first live television news program through East TV in 2006. Staffed with only nine student journalists, The Edge was published on a monthly basis and earned a Second Class rating from the National Scholastic Press Association in its first year. By the end of its next publication year, The Edge was awarded a First Class rating from the NSPA; by the end of the publication year in 2012, The Edge had been awarded the All-American Award — the greatest award of its kind — with an additional two marks of distinction from the NSPA. Over the course of the next five years, The Edge would take on a more active social media presence. Since 2011, students journalists have also been awarded a number of honors through their on-site writing at the annual national conventions hosted by the NSPA and JEA.
East TV’s flagship show was WolfPack News, a live news and information program televised daily in-house. East TV produced the daily announcements, which included live interviews, news packages, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements. Staffed with 25 members during its run, East TV remained a club and was broadcast during guided study and archived on YouTube. WolfPack News was awarded numerous certificates of excellence in video production and two major awards by the Midwest Media Educators Association, including first place for Music Video and second place for Public Service Announcement. Students interested in television can join East TV / Broadcast Club to explore production positions and learn fundamentals of anchoring, editing, graphic design, and reporting.
In the fall of 2017, The Edge and East TV were relaunched as the Howl. The online news magazine is published in conjunction with the school’s Digital Journalism class.