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Spirit Week: The Final Wave

Spirit Week: The Final Wave

Katie Diab, Staff Writer

As school descends to these last few weeks, seniors are getting ready for prom and graduation. As always, OHS has a spirit week before any big event, like Homecoming, Sports and th...

May 2, 2017

Corrections to Print: Volume 15. Issue 3. March 2017

Ethan Gilchrist, Managing Editor

Corrections relating to Volume 15. Issue 3. March 2017 Cover Page: The cutline for the picture of Kezmen Lozevski incorrectly states his name as Kezman Lozevski. News (Page 4): In the story "OHS scholars compete for recognition" Kailash Raman's name is incorrectly stated as Araman following the statement that he wants to attend Stanford. Creative Writ...

March 27, 2017

O’Connor hosts its annual dodgeball game

O’Connor hosts its annual dodgeball game

Samantha Ruoff, Staff Writer

Students give it their all to ‘dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge’ their way to victory at the annual dodgeball tournament held by OHS that took place on Jan 26. Severa...

February 1, 2017

What Donald Trump’s Inauguration means for America

What Donald Trump’s Inauguration means for America

Seth Moller, Video Producer

In 1786, the Framers of the Constitution took to creating a new kind of document, one of democratic principles, that acted as a republic. This idea was revolutionary, as the ...

January 30, 2017

STUGO finishes spirit week with colors

STUGO finishes spirit week with colors

Lexi Gass, Staff Writer

The week of January 23rd, 2017, OHS had their second spirit week. The spirit week was inspired by the movie “Nerve”, an action movie that involves a risky game or truth ...

January 28, 2017

Thursday spirit day calls for thrill seekers

Thursday spirit day calls for thrill seekers

Laci Holm, Staff Writer

#DaringOC continues to sweep over the OHS campus. Thrill Seeker Thursday invites students to wear band tees, leather, bandanas etc. Students had the opportunity to ...

January 27, 2017

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Sports

Supporting Winter Sports with Friday Night’s Hype

Katie Diab, Staff Writer

The football team is hyping up the crowd with the energy from their Friday night games to the basketball and soccer games, as they are supporting the playing teams. As Steve Casey, head football coach, is sending the football team to other sports games, to support the teams as they are ending their season with senior nights, playoffs and hopefully, state. “We ...

March 9, 2017

Girls’ basketball slam dunks into playoffs

Girls’ basketball slam dunks into playoffs

Lexi Gass, Staff Writer

The varsity girls basketball team dribbled their way to the playoffs, capping off the main season. Throughout the winter sports season, girls basketball, though having ups...

February 9, 2017

Patriots make comeback win against Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Patriots make comeback win against Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Alexa Fuenmayor, Editor-In-Chief

The New England Patriots earned their fifth Lombardi trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first Super Bowl overtime ever on February 5. After both o...

February 7, 2017

Boys’ basketball rebounds to the end of the season

Boys’ basketball rebounds to the end of the season

Travis Robertson, Copy Chief

Boys' Basketball is wrapping up their season currently with a record of 6-11, after their recent win against Cibola 61-26 on Friday Feb. 3. The Eagles also won against Horizon 86-82 on...

February 6, 2017

Seniors sign for their future

Seniors sign for their future

Laci Holm, Staff Writer

As graduation is coming up, athletic seniors are on the hunt to find scholarships to continue playing sports throughout college."Signing day" allows athletic students to off...

February 6, 2017

Phoenix Supercross doesn’t disappoint

Phoenix Supercross doesn’t disappoint

Nikki Hazelett, Sports Editor

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross round four race was held in the University of Phoenix stadium on Jan. 28. The night consisted of several qualifying practices during the...

February 1, 2017

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Opinion

Is the Music industry in decline?

Is the Music industry in decline?

Hayden Cunningham, Webmaster

Change in the style of music is inevitable. It’s meant to change. It’s why most people today don’t turn on their radios to listen to Beethoven. But what if in the p...

April 17, 2017

A Dog’s Purpose disappoints fans

A Dog’s Purpose disappoints fans

Cassidy Moore, Design Chief

A Dog’s Purpose comes out this month on the 27, which is a  film based on the best selling novel focusing on one’s dog journey through his life from owner to owner ch...

January 23, 2017

How to cope with the results of the election

How to cope with the results of the election

Hayden Cunningham, Webmaster

On Jan. 20, President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn into office and take the responsibilities as commander in chief. From business man to reality star to President, T...

January 19, 2017

Give Earth a fighting chance

Give Earth a fighting chance

Samantha Ruoff, Staff Writer

Everybody wants to see the world change, but nobody wants to put in a enough effort to see those changes happen. Earth is the one place we call our home, and this home needs a d...

January 10, 2017

Everybody needs to calm down

Everybody needs to calm down

Samantha Ruoff, Staff Writer

Sticks and stones may break bones, but these protests won’t change anything. Nearly a month ago, the 2016 election blew the minds of the entire nation leaving Donald Tr...

December 15, 2016

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...

November 7, 2016

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Features

Halftime Heroes shine: band students travel to New York

Halftime Heroes shine: band students travel to New York

Ethan Gilchrist, Managing Editor

Marching down the streets of New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year were none other than some of the marching band’s own students. This ma...

December 15, 2016

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 ...

October 18, 2016

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...

October 18, 2016

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...

September 23, 2016

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. ...

April 12, 2016

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...

March 22, 2016

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A&E

Is the Music industry in decline?

Is the Music industry in decline?

Hayden Cunningham, Webmaster

Change in the style of music is inevitable. It’s meant to change. It’s why most people today don’t turn on their radios to listen to Beethoven. But what if in the p...

April 17, 2017

Hidden Figures shines light on hidden NASA heroes

Hidden Figures shines light on hidden NASA heroes

Cassidy Moore, Photography Editor

Hidden Figures, which came out December 25th, features Octavia Spencer, Taraiji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe in the revolutionary film highlighting the minds behind the first...

January 30, 2017

Split defied my expectations

Split defied my expectations

Samantha Ruoff, News Columnist

Just like the movie’s antagonist has 23 split personalities, the movie Split made me feel 23 overwhelmingly different emotions, most of which being good. I was skeptical...

January 26, 2017

“La La Land” will sweep you off your feet

“La La Land” will sweep you off your feet

Laci Holm, News Editor

*Spoiler Warning “La La Land” is a modern musical with a classic twist starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling The movie immediately opens with singing and dancing on a...

January 25, 2017

Moonlight masterfully portrays story of self discovery

Moonlight masterfully portrays story of self discovery

Travis Robertson, Copy Chief/Editorial Chief

Moonlight won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes, is currently leading the awards season tally, and along with La La Land is the front runner to win best picture...

January 25, 2017

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 ...

December 1, 2016

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The student news site of Sandra Day O'Connor High School.
The student news site of Sandra Day O'Connor High School.