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Taking AP Art to Heart


Anyone can doodle on a notebook, but what happens when someone transforms that idea. For senior Addie McCorkle…

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    February Teacher Feature: Erin Byrd
    Teachers impact students in positive ways and for English teacher Erin Byrd, she’s no exception. Byrd teaches in room
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    Sensational Staff Feature
    Ever wonder how the halls stay clean with all the students walking around? Meet custodian Randy Green who keeps the scho
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    Cronkright in Congress
    What is it like to be interviewed by the National Public Radio and Story Corps? Social studies teacher Pam Cronkright is
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    Heuser’s Vision
    Ever wondered if there were real life superheroes walking the halls? English teacher Sarah Heuser will embark on her 56-
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    New Edition to OTHS Fami “Le”
    There’s a familiar face missing on the 800 floor this year. Dan Le, former math teacher, has accepted a position in ad
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    Teacher Feature: Sue Williamson
    Lifesize cardboard cutouts of Kit Harington and Johnny Depp line the walls amongst toilets, glitter and other relics of
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    The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear
    The Elf isn’t on the shelf because he’s in Aurora, Illinois on Broadway. This month choir students were able to expe
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    Scooby Doo
    “C’mon gang we’ve got a mystery to solve.” Seniors Jonah Sharp, Drew Klatt, Josh Norsen juniors Bailey Banks, Ki
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    National Drum Month
    As the basketball season nears, the familiar sound of the super fans singing “Crimson and White” fills Kingman Gym a
  • What to Expect: Pop Concert 2017
    Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion and more popular artists from the Millennium will be featured in this year’s Po
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    OHS Music Pride
    Despite OHS music department losing their 20 time streak, there is still a lot to be proud of. OHS placed 2nd in the IHS
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    Vocal Victory
    The OTHS choirs and band woke up in the earliest hours of the morning to perform at the Organizational Contest on April


  • Mental Health is Essential
    Luke Richardson once said, “We need to change the culture of this topic and make it okay to speak about mental health
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    Remembering Bryce
    On Jan. 1, 2018, Ottawa lost a very special member of the community. Bryce Bilyeu, age 19, passed away. Bryce was a frie
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    The Beauty Behind it All
    Bringing their talent to the chair, the current junior class will be the first to take classes with the Educators of Bea
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    No Phones: Remember How that Felt?
    In the 21st century, teenagers lives almost completely revolve around their cell phones. English 3 is currently learning
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    Give Me S’more
    Let’s bake the world a better place. The “Pirate Press” is giving you some tasty treats and easy baking hacks. Sin
  • The Kids Are Back in Town
    If you see little kids in the hallway, do not be alarmed. The Vocational Child Care Program is starting soon, and the st

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