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  • OC GOT REAL, spirit week recap
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    OC GOT REAL, spirit week recap

    Ethan Gilchrist, Upcoming Co-Editor-in-chief

    April 20, 2016

    The spring spirit week has become an indecisive spirit week amongst students but ultimately proved to be a creative twist on spirit week. The OC GETS REAL spirit week took place from the 28th to the 1st. The theme was reality tv that contained five spirit days including: What Not to Wear Day (Pajam... READ MORE »»

    Matt Hernandez, senior, Ashley Kobold, senior, and Shelby Kahldon, senior, stand in the auditorium after the OC GETS REAL assembly.

    Photo courtesy of Kyle HIcks

  • Primary voters get suppressed by inadequate system
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    Primary voters get suppressed by inadequate system

    Travis Robertson, Hard News/Online editor

    April 15, 2016

    Long lines, chaotic crowds, and people leaving in disappointment. All elements of Arizona’s idea of a proper primary voting system. The Arizona Democratic and Republican presidential primaries were March 22 with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump declared the winners. This primary was riddled with... READ MORE »»

    People waited in line in Chandler, Ariz. to vote in the state’s presidential primary on March 22.

    David Kadlubowski (Arizona Republic)

  • Artificial turf brightens campus
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    Artificial turf brightens campus

    Trey Espinoza, Staff writer

    April 13, 2016

    As you may know, OHS has been getting many new upgrades throughout the years, whether it be new ways to test, new and improved parts of a building or upgrades to the cafeteria. Recently, after spring break, students were greeted by a new artificial turf athletics logo located outside of the gym where ... READ MORE »»

    The new turf outside the gym.

    Trey Espinoza

  • The #OCGetsReal assembly got real
    Features

    The #OCGetsReal assembly got real

    Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

    April 12, 2016

    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. With #OCGetsReal being the last spirit week of the year, many students took the opportunity to participate in the reality T... READ MORE »»

  • Addams Family is the energetic comedy students need
    A&E

    Addams Family is the energetic comedy students need

    Ethan Gilchrist, Co-Editor-in-chief

    April 9, 2016

    In the darkness of the theater stage there stands a spooky house owned by none other than the Addams family. Here awaits a tale of forbidden teenage love that will push two families to their limits. The plot of this musical brings the typical teenage love story into the home of the Addams whe... READ MORE »»

    From left to right: Lucas (One Griffin), Pugsley (Jacob Shaffer), Gomez (Bryce Craig), Morticia (Olivia Hsu), Alice (Sophia Chavez), Mal (Nick Leach). The Addams Family and Beineke family watch in glee as Lucas and Wednesdays hug each other.

    Travis Robertson

News

OC GOT REAL, spirit week recap

OC GOT REAL, spirit week recap

Ethan Gilchrist, Upcoming Co-Editor-in-chief

The spring spirit week has become an indecisive spirit week amongst students but ultimately proved to be a creative twist on spirit week. The OC GETS REAL spirit week took place from...  Read More »

Apr 20 • 0 comments

Primary voters get suppressed by inadequate system

Primary voters get suppressed by inadequate system

Travis Robertson, Hard News/Online editor

Long lines, chaotic crowds, and people leaving in disappointment. All elements of Arizona’s idea of a proper primary voting system. The Arizona Democratic and Republican...  Read More »

Apr 15 • 0 comments

Artificial turf brightens campus

Artificial turf brightens campus

Trey Espinoza, Staff writer

As you may know, OHS has been getting many new upgrades throughout the years, whether it be new ways to test, new and improved parts of a building or upgrades to the cafet...  Read More »

Apr 13 • 0 comments

Teenagers in group homes

Teenagers in group homes

Bailey Brammer, Editor-in-Chief

New school. New people. New home. New life. By definition, a group home is a long term facility where a group of unrelated children have been placed for a variety of reasons,...  Read More »

Mar 30 • 0 comments

Lip Dub promises future OHS tradition

Lip Dub promises future OHS tradition

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News and Online Editor

Two thousand kids lip dubbing to a song sounds crazy. 2000 students of OHS lip dubbing while representing their campus and gathering for school spirit sounds like a new...  Read More »

Mar 17 • 0 comments

Exploring new passions with psychology club

Exploring new passions with psychology club

Kayci Riggs, Copy Chief

The psychology club has made it’s return to campus this year, thanks to a few junior students and psychology and sociology teacher Kyla Morrissey. According to Morrissey, she...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

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Sports

The End of wrestling season promises future success

The End of wrestling season promises future success

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News and Online Editor

The OHS wrestling team’s season started with the goal of state, however the closest the team came to this goal was with two wrestlers, a match away from placing. The...  Read More »

Mar 17 • 0 comments

Softball springs into a new season

Softball springs into a new season

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

The beginning of spring means warmer weather and prom, but for softball players it marks the start of a new season, which means endless practices, long tournaments, and travelli...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Young tennis teams build unity for season

Hayley White, Staff Writer

Girls Girls’ tennis is off to a great start with a record 2-0, only a few weeks into the season. Co-captain of the varsity team, Maddy Hernandez, senior, has set considerable goals for the girls’ season. “I really want to make it to make it to team state, and have us win as many matches as possible,” Hernandez said. The team is working really ha...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Cardinals face tough test in Newton’s Panthers

Colby Wyatt, Sports Editor

This Sunday, a berth to Super Bowl 50 is on the line for our beloved hometown Cardinals as they head to snowy Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Carolina Panthers.   After last week’s heart-stopping game, the Cardinals get no breaks as they face a Panthers team that lost only once all season, and twice since November 30, 2014.   These teams ...  Read More »

Jan 23 • 0 comments

Dodgeball tournament provides an Awesome experience

Colby Wyatt, Sports Editor

  Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!   OHS’s annual dodgeball tournament was held last week, with ten teams vying for school-wide bragging rights and the title of Dodgeball Champions before Team Awesome captured it.   “The dodgeball tournament brings a lot of hype to the school, and it gives kids that aren’t in school sports a chance t...  Read More »

Jan 20 • 0 comments

Alabama gains another National College Football Championship Trophy

Alexa Fuenmayor, Sports Editor

After almost all the college bowl games ended with victors winning by a longshot, Alabama defeated Clemson 45-40 in a close game on Jan. 11 to win the NCCA FB Championship. The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, where the Fiesta Bowl has been taking place since 2007 and home of the Arizona Cardinals, hosted the game after beating out cities like Jacksonville,...  Read More »

Jan 20 • 0 comments

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Opinion

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 • 0 comments

Do-nut forget to stop and check out Fractured Prune

Do-nut forget to stop and check out Fractured Prune

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

It’s hard to make a doughnut place unique as there are many places claiming they have, “The World’s Best Doughnuts!” However, what makes The Fractured Prune different ...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Life of Pablo on Tidal fails to meet expectations

Hayley White, Staff Writer

Kanye West, a frequent in social media for his ego and bizarre rants, recently dropped his album, Life of Pablo, on Tidal, an exclusive music streaming service. The album is not available for purchase on any other platforms, West trying to drive sales to the subscription based app and website part owned by Jay Z’s label Project Panther Ltd. Tidal Premium is $...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Lux Central fails to live up to hype

Lux Central fails to live up to hype

Hayley White, Staff Writer

Located right in the middle of Downtown Phoenix, Lux is a small kitschy restaurant that has been gaining a lot of attention. It is a new favorite for students, to Instag...  Read More »

Feb 4 • 0 comments

Don’t panic, Death of a Bachelor doesn’t disappoint

Kayci RIggs, Copy Chief

Panic! At The Disco has been capturing the hearts of young girls and boys ever since the release of their first studio album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out in 2005. With the new release of their fifth album Death Of A Bachelor, fans have been introduced to another new era of music. One of the things Panic! is known for is changing their style with each album, and fans are never l...  Read More »

Jan 28 • 0 comments

Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaves an impact on world

Hayley White, Staff Writer

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Dec. 18, the movie has been smashing records that have been held for the last two decades. According to The Walt Disney Company, “Its global total now stands at $1.73 billion,” passing "Jurassic World," with $1.67 billion, the previous highest grossing movie of 2015. Only two movies grossed more in the box offi...  Read More »

Jan 25 • 0 comments

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Features

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 • 0 comments

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 • 0 comments

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 • 0 comments

Social media causes concern

Social media causes concern

Taylor Stokes, Staff Developer

With the rise in technology and the desire to express yourself publicly (or rather what you want others to think of you as), kids face the pressures of social media harassment and...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Students enter BC and OHS film competition

Students enter BC and OHS film competition

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

The Boulder Creek and OHS media productions departments hosted a weekend film festival for short filmmakers and two teams from OHS participated. The competition started Feb. 10 after schoo...  Read More »

Mar 16 • 0 comments

Campus erupts in tie-dye for “70’s” Tuesday

Campus erupts in tie-dye for “70’s” Tuesday

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

The “That 70’s Show” theme for today’s spirit day consumes the campus in tie-dye and flower crowns and other stereotypical 70’s styles. Students dressing in bell-bottoms...  Read More »

Jan 26 • 0 comments

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A&E

Addams Family is the energetic comedy students need

Addams Family is the energetic comedy students need

Ethan Gilchrist, Co-Editor-in-chief

In the darkness of the theater stage there stands a spooky house owned by none other than the Addams family. Here awaits a tale of forbidden teenage love that will push two...  Read More »

Apr 9 • 0 comments

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 • 0 comments

Students and theatre display their talent

Students and theatre display their talent

Travis Robertson, Hard News/Online Editor

The OHS theatre department put on the 2016 talent show Friday, Feb. 26. This year's talent show was combined with the theatre department’s gala show, which added theatre and...  Read More »

Mar 17 • 0 comments

What were the best films of 2015?

What were the best films of 2015?

Travis Robertson, Hard News/Online editor

2015 was a big year for film where we saw the return of Star Wars, Rocky and Mad Max, with several new films that completely took us by surprise. The only question left to ask i...  Read More »

Feb 3 • 0 comments

Sisters bring out the party animal in everyone

Sisters bring out the party animal in everyone

Emily DiTomasso, Soft news editor

Looking back on high school, most people think about all of the crazy times they had with their friends before they all grew up and went their separate ways. In the film ...  Read More »

Feb 1 • 0 comments

Seniors Put on a Once in a Lifetime Play

Seniors Put on a Once in a Lifetime Play

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News/Online Editor

OHS brings their take on Once on This Island as their senior play. This performance follows the tragic love story of peasant girl Ti Moune who rescues Daniel Beauxhomme,...  Read More »

Jan 22 • 0 comments

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