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Winter Assembly Transports OHS Back to the Future

Alexa Fuenmayor, Sports Editor

If you didn't know what grade other students were in, you certainly know now thanks to the last day of spirit week, Back to the Future. Friday's Back to the Future was a typical color day; seniors wore pink, juniors wore orange, sophomores wore green and freshmen wore yellow. With an assembly during 2nd hour hosted by Brandon Smith and Nathan Sheppard, seniors, the...  Read More »

Feb 1 • 0 comments

White stars dominate the stage at 2015-2016 Oscars

White stars dominate the stage at 2015-2016 Oscars

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

The Oscar nominees were announced January 14 and for the second year in a row, they seem to lack any nominations for people of color. Out of all 43 nominees, only two are...  Read More »

Jan 28 • 0 comments

Students and faculty end their trip to the past in the roaring 20’s

Students and faculty end their trip to the past in the roaring 20’s

Emily DiTomasso, Soft news editor

Today’s spirit day is all about the roaring 20’s. It brings students back to a time full of music, glam, dancing, and a beloved character named Gatsby. Students and ...  Read More »

Jan 28 • 0 comments

Winter assembly schedule

Kayci RIggs, Copy Chief

The schedule for tomorrow is as follows: Students with second hour classes in the 400/500/PA Buildings Period 1: 7:45-8:33 Period 2a: 8:38-8:40 (Attendance. Leave your bags) Assembly A: 8:41-9:26 Period 2b: 9:28-10:13 Period 3: 10:20-11:06 Period 4: 11:11-11:59 4th Lunch: 11:06-11:36 Period 5: 11:41-12:29 5th Lunch: 11:59-12:29 Period 6:...  Read More »

Jan 28 • 0 comments

Grease lightning theme heats up spirit week

Grease lightning theme heats up spirit week

Kayci RIggs, Copy Chief

Today takes us back to the 1950’s, a time filled with poodle skirts, leather jackets, and a whole lot of red lipstick. It seems that more and more people have been taking advantage of...  Read More »

Jan 27 • 0 comments

OC Rewind kicks off with different 80’s styles

OC Rewind kicks off with different 80’s styles

Taylor Stokes, Staff Developer

It’s a totally tubular Monday because it’s 80’s Day which kicks off our first day of our winter spirit week. Students had the choice to either do Rock of Ages, Saved By the ...  Read More »

Jan 25 • 0 comments

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Sports

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

Wrestling enters a new season with a young team

Wrestling enters a new season with a young team

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News/Online Editor

No excuses…Never quit…Who’s next? These team mottos are said all the time in the OHS wrestling room, where wrestlers are pushed until they have nothing left and are compl...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

Girls’ soccer team kicks off their new season

Alexa Fuenmayor, Sports Editor

Cold weather, people huddled together under blankets in the stands and a lot of goals means the girls’ soccer season has begun. Varsity After two years, the varsity team underwent a staffing change and new head coach Josh Gibbs has made a world of a difference. "[Coach Gibbs] is here to help us rather than himself and he wants us to be successful," said Kennedy Rogers, s...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

New coaching staff motivates Lady Eagles

Alexa Fuenmayor, Sports Editor

With balls dribbling up and down the gym, the girls’ basketball season has started. Varsity For six years, the coaching staff has repeatedly changed, but this year’s coaching staff seems to stick. Maddie Loos, junior, has been on varsity since freshman year and she said this coaching staff is her favorite. "The coaches are really invested in the program this yea...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

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Opinion

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

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

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

Alternative stores offer more bang for your buck

Alternative stores offer more bang for your buck

Trey Espinoza, Staff Writer

We have all heard of Wal-Mart, Fry’s, Safeway  and other big name brand stores and retailers. While these are all great options, with the holiday season coming around, these sto...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

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Features

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

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

“We get it, you vape.”: The health effects and problems

“We get it, you vape.”: The health effects and problems

Taylor Stokes, Staff Developer

Vaping: the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. Vaping is something that, up until a few years ago, was not at ...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

Huntington grows from military experience

Huntington grows from military experience

Emily DiTomasso, Soft news editor

Katherine Huntington is a dominant figure at OHS with her Language Arts classes, Encourage OC club, and her Twitter presence. “She is a great person, she is humble, out...  Read More »

Dec 15 • 0 comments

OC Captured: Lauren Coe

OC Captured: Lauren Coe

Cassidy Moore, Staff Writer

Lauren Coe believes in spreading positivity across the campus and does so through Youth For Tolerance. Coe is the president of Youth for Tolerance, as only a sophomore, and...  Read More »

Nov 4 • 0 comments

OC Captured: Tim Vaughn

OC Captured: Tim Vaughn

Taylor Stokes, Staff Developer

How often do you pay attention to the people who pick up after you? Chances are, not that much. But these people have crazy jobs and it’s time we talk about them. Tim...  Read More »

Oct 26 • 0 comments

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A&E

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

Improv show has audience slapping their wits

Improv show has audience slapping their wits

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News/Online Editor

Getting up on stage and acting is hard; getting up on stage and acting on the spot is even harder. However, the improv team never faltered at this with their charisma and...  Read More »

Jan 14 • 0 comments

Student dancers paint the stage with sucess

Student dancers paint the stage with sucess

Ethan Gilchrist, Hard News/Online Editor

The lights have been turned down and the dancers are trying to settle down, Kristen Lucero, dance director, has just finished her introduction to the audience. The nervou...  Read More »

Dec 16 • 0 comments

Hunger Games: No mockery for Mockingjay

Hunger Games: No mockery for Mockingjay

Valerie Bond, Design Chief

Director Francis Lawrence brought the epic dystopian thriller of The Hunger Games on Nov. 16 to a close with a bang, metaphorically and literally. Warning: the following review may includ...  Read More »

Dec 15 • 0 comments

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