Life after high school: Students, staff reflect on East’s impact on graduates

High school is meant to prepare its students for the real world — whether that be the workplace or a college classroom. Is East doing all that it can? Some former students & East’s very own have the answers.

East students balance school, work in order to pay bills now, not later

Some students don’t know what it’s like to be a student during the day, a working employee by night. Other students don’t know what it means to pay for car insurance or for mobile phone plan. But there are others who know full well what it’s like doing both.

It’s called trash. And it’s precisely what Oswego East is supposed to be recycling.


After rummaging through the hallways of Oswego East, it’s becoming more & more clear that the school — perhaps the district, the administrative staff, the custodians, perhaps even the students themselves — could be doing a better job in regards to recycling.

OnE Howl: What is your “comfort food” for finals stress?


OnE Howl: What traditions do you & your family practice during the holiday season?


Uhrhammer sisters take a big step with Soles for Souls campaign

Senior Ellie Uhrhammer and sophomore Grace Uhrhammer, giving back to the community required some “simple” footwork. By the time they were finished, the pair had collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes for those in need.

Restaurant Mgmt serves up unique opportunity for would-be student chefs

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From the place settings to the menu itself, East’s Restaurant Management program is a tasty introduction to the world of running a restaurant, and the class’ young chefs have got some intriguing dishes in store.

Plugged in or checked out?: The impact of social media on teenagers

In a world evermore invaded by Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and other social media apps, the role that these technologies have on teenagers comes furthermore into question.

Community comes together for 5th annual food drive

As the community prepares to recognize the rivalry of Oswego & Oswego East High School, the community comes together in partnership to help those in need with its annual food drive.

East students commit to post-high school life in military

Some were bound for college. Some were bound for the workforce. Some will take the brave next step in their lives as an opportunity to serve the nation in the military.

Some East transfer students look back on their first year at ‘home’

As the school year ends, many seniors look to leave an academic home they’ve known their entire lives. For transfer students new to the school last fall, they’ve only just begun to call Oswego East their “home away from home.”

East student makes his mark with fashion brand

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Senior Cristian Paz builds a bridge of fashion that links Oswego, IL, to Chicago, IL. Next up? The world.

A foot in both worlds: East students reflect on their multicultural lives

Growing up between cultures is a challenge, but these Oswego East students have turned this challenge into a blessing.

Christmas: The holiest of holidays or just another holiday?

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Some see it as a day to spend with family. Others see it as a day to spend with your faith. Others see it as a day of finance. However you spend it this year, it still goes by one name: Christmas.

Senior Kendra Standish finds a new home for her path to success

Senior Kendra Standish is the first home-schooled student to become a part of Oswego East athletics. From being Student Athlete of the Week to earning an all-conference title for Girls’ Cross Country, Kendra demonstrates how her transition from homeschooling to high school has been nothing but successful.