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Club Rush Creates Gateway for Clubs

Club Rush Creates Gateway for Clubs

Chris Bonifaz, Staff Writer

Another club rush kicks off the year getting everyone reintroduced to all the clubs the school has to offer. “It is pretty much the same every year,” said Marc Mur, admi...

September 17, 2017

North Korea situation sparks uncertain future for U.S.

North Korea situation sparks uncertain future for U.S.

Logan Frandsen, Staff Writer

     The United States could soon be plunged into war once again, amidst threats of violence and destruction from the North Korean government.      In recent times, North Korea has bee...

September 11, 2017

Zero hour makes students rise and shine for early classes

Zero hour makes students rise and shine for early classes

Cassidy Moore, Design Chief

Waking up early is the norm for students across OHS who choose to take a class before the average school day starts. Zero hour was introduced this year as a new way for stud...

September 8, 2017

Dress Code Receives the Cold Shoulder

Dress Code Receives the Cold Shoulder

Kasey Cross, Staff Writer

The new and more enforced dress code that started two weeks ago, more specifically the code against the showing of bare shoulders, and bra/bralette straps being shown, has caused ...

August 30, 2017

Upperclassmen resolve freshmen frights

Upperclassmen resolve freshmen frights

Sadrac Rainey, Staff Writer

Students often wonder, when they first walk through the door into high school, can they survive? And while it won't be easy, it is doable. And because of this high school...

August 30, 2017

NHS preps goals for new school year

NHS preps goals for new school year

Logan Frandsen, Staff Writer

After a refreshing summer, National Honor Society, or NHS, is back at it coming up with new ideas for the school year to help reach their mission. NHS is one of t...

August 29, 2017

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Sports

Badminton shows no signs of cutting out that racket

Badminton shows no signs of cutting out that racket

Travis Robertson, Copy Chief

Badminton has begun their season with a record of 3-2, and are straight off a 9-0 win against Mountain Pointe. The team also played Perry Sept. 5 and lost 0-9, and played...

September 11, 2017

Swim and Dive keep it cool by the pool

Swim and Dive keep it cool by the pool

Katie Caccavale, Staff Writer

As a new year starts to rolls up, OHS welcomes a new season of Swim and Dive. Sports can be very hectic and hard to manage along with school, but these swimmers and divers k...

September 11, 2017

JV and Freshmen football tackle year’s game schedule

JV and Freshmen football tackle year’s game schedule

Nikki Hazelett, Sports Editor

Following in the footsteps of their older teammates, the JV and freshmen football teams are looking forward to a season full of wins and achievements. The JV team started...

September 11, 2017

Football kicks off the new season

Football kicks off the new season

Katie Caccavale, Staff Writer

Many people are very excited for the beginning of football season. Even with Coach Casey, the new varsity coach, this season is sure to be one for the books. The first va...

August 24, 2017

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

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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

OHS welcomes a new mascot

OHS welcomes a new mascot

Kendall Deal, Staff Writer

With a new school year comes a new classes, new students, and a new mascot. Flyers advertising the position were posted around the campus during the first week of the 2017-2018...

September 20, 2017

Mrs. Henry returns to OHS after 3 years

Mrs. Henry returns to OHS after 3 years

Lexi Gass, News Editor

Teachers make lasting impacts on schools. That’s just an unspoken consensus that everyone, students and staff alike, comes to. Teachers are what can make the school good or bad, and wher...

August 30, 2017

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

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A&E

Theatre sings their way into a new year

Theatre sings their way into a new year

Hayden Cunningham, Editorial Chief

The OHS theatre department has kicked off the new year with the production of their show “The Wedding Singer” that will see its opening night in the first week of Nove...

September 16, 2017

OC sounds off: Swift’s new song elicits mixed reactions

OC sounds off: Swift’s new song elicits mixed reactions

Audrey Serrano and Sadrac Rainey

NO (Audrey Serrano) Taylor Swift has just recently come out of hiding to reveal her upcoming album, “Reputation”, following her new song “Look What You Made Me Do...

September 11, 2017

Carlos O’brien’s adds no new flavors to community

Carlos O’brien’s adds no new flavors to community

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

A new restaurant has settled in among the shops and attractions that make up Happy Valley Towne Center, but it isn’t exactly wowing its new inflow of customers. Replac...

September 11, 2017

Band visits wonderland in their new show

Band visits wonderland in their new show

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

This year’s marching band season is promising to be one of the best yet with a brand new show, line-up and overwhelming optimism for the fall competitions and performan...

August 29, 2017

Review: It Comes at Night ditches cliches, and presents an unsettling experience

Review: It Comes at Night ditches cliches, and presents an unsettling experience

Travis Robertson, Copy Chief/Editorial Chief

Watching the trailers and seeing the posters one might think It Comes at Night is just another standard monster flick. Something is lurking in the woods, always keep the door...

June 13, 2017

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

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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.