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Blood Drive draws students together to help the community

Blood Drive draws students together to help the community

Katie Caccavale, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

A lot of students are afraid of needles but OHS students bravely take the pain in order to help others at the Blood Drive. The Blood Drive, which has been taking place...

Corrections to Print: Volume 16. Issue 1. October 2017

Ethan Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017

Corrections relating to Volume 16. Issue 1. October 2017 Cover Page: The "What's Inside" box incorrectly lists Features as starting on Page 5 when it starts on Page 6. Features (Page 7): In the story "Poetry club starts off with a slam" it is incorrectly stated that Cassidy Moore wrote the story when Kendall Deal staff writer actually wrote it....

Students prepare for the PSAT test before the SAT

Kendall Deal, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

OHS students prepared for PSAT testing on October 14. The PSAT gives students an opportunity to practice taking the SAT, which many colleges require. Unlike past years the test will be held on a Saturday. Students also had to sign up and pay for the test on their own. Some students are not taking the PSAT, such as Zoie Naylor, junior “I will be taking a real SA...

Stugo changes schedule of Hoco assembly

Stugo changes schedule of Hoco assembly

Lexi Gass, News Editor

November 6, 2017

Every year, Stugo puts on a homecoming assembly, a time when many sports, clubs, teachers, and even students get recognized around the campus. Among the celebrations are...

Students get freaky for this spirit week

Students get freaky for this spirit week

Logan Frandsen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

     It’s that time of the year again! Homecoming week has finally came and gone, and this year the school was getting spooky with spirit week. The theme was “Trick OC...

Colleges: Seniors, are you prepared?

Katie Diab, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

The tri-university meeting has already passed, but that doesn't mean your chance to shine has. There are many different ways you can retain the information you need to graduate or just prepare for the real world. One way is that you can go to your counselor. They have many different options you can look into when finding the college that is right for you. They hav...

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Wrestling rumbles back onto campus

Wrestling rumbles back onto campus

Sadrac Rainey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Determination is a key factor in any sport, but to be the most determined team on campus doesn't mean anything if no one on the team has a commitment to the sport at hand....

Soccer recruits sets of fresh players

Soccer recruits sets of fresh players

Audrey Serrano, Features Editor

November 13, 2017

As the weather gets colder, OHS’ winter sports gets ready for the school year. Soccer tryouts started last week as the team prepares for the oncoming season. ...

Girls Basketball jumps straight into practice

Girls Basketball jumps straight into practice

Chris Bonifaz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Girls basketball has not yet started, but they have finished tryouts and have three new recruits for the teams. “We have two new freshmen for the varsity team and they are go...

Cross Country seniors are hopeful for their best year yet

Cross Country seniors are hopeful for their best year yet

Hayden Cunningham, Editorial Chief

November 9, 2017

Waking up at four a.m. to beat the heat only to run mile after mile, cross country will have the chance to compete in state Saturday, November 4. Ranking number one in distri...

Girls golf aces their time at state

Girls golf aces their time at state

Nikki Hazelett, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

Girls golf finished their season at state on Oct. 30-31, where teammate Michelle Nguyen, senior, placed second. State was held at new course Tucson National Golf Course. ...

Cross country runs the fastest towards State

Cross country runs the fastest towards State

Katie Caccavale, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

The OHS cross country team sprints into the hearts of many on campus who know about this dedicated team. Cross country is a great way to stay fit and be active. Jordan G...

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OC sounds off: Christmas music, is it too early?

OC sounds off: Christmas music, is it too early?

Nikki Hazelett and Sadrac Rainey

November 28, 2017

NO  (Nikki Hazelett) If you aren't jamming out to Christmas music turned up all the way in the car months before December, you're lying to yourself and nobody believes you...

Editorial: Football stars exercise their rights by taking a knee

Editorial: Football stars exercise their rights by taking a knee

Editorial Staff

November 14, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has started an unlikely trend in the traditional national anthem that is the precursor for every sports ...

New horror films put the classics to rest

Kasey Cross, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

The old vs. the new. The old will always be classic, but there always comes a time to make way for the new. New horror is controversial. Film and horror connoisseurs alike write off most of new horror because it is produced for quantity and not quality. While that may be true in some cases, in others, horror is better than ever. Some of the movies coming out recently...

Eagle Hour offers much-needed time and help for students

Logan Frandsen, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

     Implemented for the first time in early September of this year, Eagle Hour at OHS has experienced its first month of use by students and staff, giving the school an hour-long lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Based on the benefits it has given to students, regardless if they are struggling or just wanting some relaxation time, Eagle Hour has proven to be a success...

Is the Music industry in decline?

Is the Music industry in decline?

Hayden Cunningham, Webmaster

April 17, 2017

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...

A Dog’s Purpose disappoints fans

A Dog’s Purpose disappoints fans

Cassidy Moore, Design Chief

January 23, 2017

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...

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Nest raises victorious team spirit

Nest raises victorious team spirit

Cassidy Moore, Design Chief

November 13, 2017

The Ridge game, the most anticipated game of the year, was on Friday, October 27th. The tradition of Ridge being a pink out continued this year as the student section lit...

Cosplay Club dresses up like Halloween all year

Cosplay Club dresses up like Halloween all year

Ethan Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017

When Halloween comes around it’s the one time of year that many will suit up in a costume, but for Cosplay Club it’s merely a fantastic opportunity to display t...

Coding club hacks its way into OC

Coding club hacks its way into OC

Kasey Cross, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

A few mouse clicks and typing of keys in spy movies. “I’m in.” This is probably what most people think when they think of coders. However, our own coding club doesn't spe...

Animal Protection Club makes a loud bark on campus

Animal Protection Club makes a loud bark on campus

Lexi Gass, News Editor

November 6, 2017

Among the many posters hung up all around campus, many have noticed one that features man’s best friend on it, the poster for the Puppy Blanket drive. The Puppy Blanket Dri...

Auto Club Gives Students the Drive for Success

Auto Club Gives Students the Drive for Success

Chris Bonifaz, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Like cars? Then auto club may be the club for you. Auto Club is a club on campus that gives students with interests in cars an outlet to embrace that side of them. Deni...

Photography club pictures a successful year ahead

Photography club pictures a successful year ahead

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2017

Among the various clubs that have taken campus by storm this year, one club strives to add a creative space for up-and-coming student photographers. The Photography Club, found...

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Sam Smith’s recent drop thrills patient fans

Sam Smith’s recent drop thrills patient fans

Audrey Serrano, Features Editor

November 29, 2017

As new music emerges, the need for artists to evolve their music to fit the trends have increased, but Sam Smith has refrained from that mindset. Smith’s second album, “The Thrill Of It ...

Justice League: Wonder Woman and four other guys search for narrative flow

Justice League: Wonder Woman and four other guys search for narrative flow

Travis Robertson, Copy Chief

November 17, 2017

After the triumphant "Wonder Woman" earlier this year one would think Warner Brothers has finally found their groove with the D.C. Cinematic Universe. With Zack Snyder behind...

Wedding bells ring as theater performs their fall play

Wedding bells ring as theater performs their fall play

Logan Frandsen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

The theater department’s production, “The Wedding Singer”, has brought audiences to their feet, and for good reason. Their opening night was Wednesday, November ...

Stranger Things latest season is toootally tuuubular

Stranger Things latest season is toootally tuuubular

Kasey Cross, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

This review contains spoilers from season 2 of Stranger Things. Heed with caution. The first season of Stranger Things was a smash hit. It was an amazing take on the sci-...

Improv steps up for the new year  

Sadrac Rainey, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

First shows for any performance team can be a scary experience. One big mistake and the audience might not come back for the encore. But with improv's smash premier Sept. 28th that just wasn’t the case. Bryce Craig, senior, and acting captain for the team had pretty low expectations, but was blown away by all of the positive feedback their show gained. "Way bet...

Marching band has gone mad for the new season

Marching band has gone mad for the new season

Emilie Reid, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2017

The Eagle Pride Marching Band has fallen down the rabbit hole with this year’s Alice in Wonderland themed show entitled “We’re All Mad Here.” With student actre...

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