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Students raise questions about the 2016 election

Students raise questions about the 2016 election

Travis Robertson, Laci Holm, Samantha Ruoff, and Trey Espinoza

The 2016 election is this Tuesday. Since this has been a controversial with has had intense smear campaigns from both sides, many people have questions. Here are question...  Read More »

Nov 7

Corrections to Print: Volume 15. Issue 1. October 2016

Ethan Gilchrist, Managing Editor

Corrections relating to Volume 15. Issue 1. October 2016 Cover Page: The issue is incorrectly labeled Volume 14 and should be labeled Volume 15. In the story "District installs new features to keep students safe" the staff member byline should be spelled Emilie Reid not Emily Reid. In the same story the picture cutline should be spelled Emilie Reid not Emilie ...  Read More »

Oct 18

District installs new features to keep students safe

District installs new features to keep students safe

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

DVUSD has created a whole new sense of security with upgrades to the front offices of each high school in the district. Each school now has a barrier that any visitor must...  Read More »

Oct 18

AP grading system is not what it seems

AP grading system is not what it seems

Hayden Cunningham, Business Manager and Webmaster

Any AP student knows that the exam they take at the end of the year is the most stressful test of the class. However, the way these tests are graded is unknown to most peopl...  Read More »

Oct 18

Clowns victimize the nation as sightings in phoenix increase

Audrey Serrano, Features Editor

It started in August in South Carolina but then it spread to all 50 states. The clown plague soon became to take over social media as phones across the nation blew up with creepy videos and stories about the sightings and threats. This fear of clowns roaming around suburban areas began when residents in a South Carolina apartment complex reported someone dressed up in...  Read More »

Oct 13

The Game of Life spirit week ends on a bang

The Game of Life spirit week ends on a bang

Lexi Gass, Staff Writer

The week of September 19th, 2016 was spirit week at OHS.  The theme was based around the Game of Life, called Life at OC. The week was capped off with a parade and assem...  Read More »

Sep 27

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Sports

The Curse is finally broken

The Curse is finally broken

Nikki Hazelett and Katie Diab

It took 71 years for the Chicago Cubs to finally break the Curse of the Billy Goat, winning the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The curse was placed upon t...  Read More »

Nov 4

Varsity volleyball spikes mountain ridge

Varsity volleyball spikes mountain ridge

Katie Diab, Staff Writer

On September 20, the varsity volleyball team went against Mountain Ridge (MR). They played four sets altogether and won three with the last set being 25-24, leaving OHS wi...  Read More »

Sep 24

Varsity football takes on the new season

Varsity football takes on the new season

Laci Holm, News Editor

Football kicked off its season August 19 with strong new players. The varsity Eagles are starting out the season in division one after a well played season last year. T...  Read More »

Sep 20

Juniors make powderpuff history with first win

Juniors make powderpuff history with first win

Nikki Hazelett, Sports Editor

The OHS female seniors and juniors faced off for a game of flag football to start Homecoming week, on September 19. The male seniors and juniors were not forgotten, as the...  Read More »

Sep 20

Volleyball sets up for a new season

Volleyball sets up for a new season

Lexi Gass, Staff Writer

Volleyball is sure to serve up some fun at their games this year. They are preparing and ready to dominate this season.  The Varsity team is bonding and learning to work w...  Read More »

Sep 20

OHS badminton smashes back in matches

OHS badminton smashes back in matches

Katie Diab, Staff Writer

Clears. Drives. Drops. Re-drops. Smashes. On September 13, Badminton had their fourth home game of the season against Central High School. The score of this match was...  Read More »

Sep 18

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Opinion

Why Election day needs to be fixed

Why Election day needs to be fixed

Hayden Cunningham, Business Manager and Webmaster

After over a year of campaigning for President of the United States, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look to one day to see who is the victor. The first Tuesday after the fir...  Read More »

Nov 7

Critical thinking and informative voting

Critical thinking and informative voting

Hayden Cunningham, Business Manager and Webmaster

The election year always causes widespread controversy across the entire country, and everybody would agree that this year is more controversial and more important than eve...  Read More »

Oct 18

The Problem with moderators during a debate

The Problem with moderators during a debate

Hayden Cunningham, Business Manager and Webmaster

Moderators are talked about just as much as the candidates after a debate. Accusations of moderator bias are thrown from both the left and the right. So what makes a mode...  Read More »

Oct 13

Kaepernick sits down for what he believes in

Kaepernick sits down for what he believes in

Samantha Ruoff, News Columnist

The mistreatment of minorities is not something that should be taken sitting down. But that is exactly what Colin Kapernick is doing. Recently the 49ers’ quarterback caught a lot ...  Read More »

Sep 21

Suicide Squad fans mix up abuse with #RelationshipGoals

Suicide Squad fans mix up abuse with #RelationshipGoals

Samantha Ruoff, News Columnist

Black eyes. Bruises. Psychological torture. #RelationshipGoals. Since the summer release of the highly anticipated Suicide Squad, fans all over social media have been v...  Read More »

Sep 1

The answer to why I love American Idol so much

The answer to why I love American Idol so much

Ryan Temple, Editorial Chief

At 8 years old, most kids begin to develop their own passions. The majority becomes invested in spots, performing arts, academics or something else that lends them to some...  Read More »

Apr 7

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Features

New clubs just in time for the spooky season

New clubs just in time for the spooky season

Kasey Cross, Photography Editor

With the rising popularity of Netflix’s original series, Stranger Things and the recent reboot of The X-Files, the mysterious is being talked about more and more. There is a group ...  Read More »

Oct 18

What’s the cost of students making money?

What’s the cost of students making money?

Lexi Gass, Staff Writer

As a teenager, life can feel like a constant balancing act between getting schoolwork done, talking to friends, and doing activities that can help you build your resume. Tee...  Read More »

Oct 18

OHS drum majors play into 2016’s season

OHS drum majors play into 2016’s season

Seth Moller, Cassidy Moore, and Ryland Holeman

https://youtu.be/-2Owa8SO9vA Ben Pitts and Bailey Crepinsek sit down to talk about being the drum majors for the OHS Eagle Pride Marching Band. Video produced by Seth...  Read More »

Sep 23

The #OCGetsReal assembly got real

The #OCGetsReal assembly got real

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

The last assembly of the year was Apr. 1 as it closed the #OCGetsReal spirit week. The assembly raised the students’ spirit the week before standardized testing began. ...  Read More »

Apr 12

Camp One creates a family among students

Camp One creates a family among students

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News and Online Editor

A trip to the woods for three days with strangers quickly turns into an eye opening experience with loving people you’ll learn to call family at Camp One. Camp One too...  Read More »

Mar 22

FIDM club sparks interest in fashionable teenagers

FIDM club sparks interest in fashionable teenagers

Taylor Stokes, Staff Developer

There are many students on this campus who have a passion for fashion and what better way to express that than with the newfound Fashion Club. Despite many kids having an interest, there ...  Read More »

Mar 16

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A&E

Improv’s latest show highlights new team dynamics

Improv’s latest show highlights new team dynamics

Kasey Cross, Photography Editor

Improvisational comedy, or improv is a pure comedic on-the-spot performance. There are no memorizing lines or places on stage like classical theater, it’s each person on ...  Read More »

Dec 1

Theater isn’t sleeping on their new play

Theater isn’t sleeping on their new play

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Theater has kicked off the new school year with the fall auditions and casting for their production of  “Once Upon a Mattress.” Opening night is set for November 17th....  Read More »

Oct 18

Green Day albums revives punk rock era

Green Day albums revives punk rock era

Audrey Serrano, Features Editor

Since their debut in 1991, punk band Green Day have been consistent in their musical activity, even throughout the trends that have been going in and out since the early 1990...  Read More »

Oct 18

OHS drum majors play into 2016’s season

OHS drum majors play into 2016’s season

Seth Moller, Cassidy Moore, and Ryland Holeman

https://youtu.be/-2Owa8SO9vA Ben Pitts and Bailey Crepinsek sit down to talk about being the drum majors for the OHS Eagle Pride Marching Band. Video produced by Seth...  Read More »

Sep 23

Theater students prepare for the future

Theater students prepare for the future

Kasey Cross, Photography Editor

The theater students claim that in their time here, acting has helped them break out of their shell and become the performers they are today. As compared to the freshman, the seniors hav...  Read More »

Sep 2

Suicide Squad fans mix up abuse with #RelationshipGoals

Suicide Squad fans mix up abuse with #RelationshipGoals

Samantha Ruoff, News Columnist

Black eyes. Bruises. Psychological torture. #RelationshipGoals. Since the summer release of the highly anticipated Suicide Squad, fans all over social media have been v...  Read More »

Sep 1

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