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Oh Say Can You Sing?

Senior Kathryn Varland captivated the football field Friday night, August 26, as she sang the national anthem alongside choir director Spencer Rockford. Varland was recently elected choir president, and she is a member of concert choir as well as jazz choir. This was Varland’s third time singing the national anthem at an OHS sporting event. She said “It is kind of scary, but very rewarding.”…

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Kacie Cusick

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    Cooling Down
    Deniss Espinoza posing for a picture while he’s trying to cool down from the heat, relaxing by an open window and a co
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    The Bus Stop
    Upperclassmen and lowerclassmen alike begin the wait for the afternoon busses for yet another year. The crowded parking
  • Image
    Keep Calm and Carry On
    Sports medicine students practice transporting an athlete with a head, neck or back injury. Students were carried on the
  • Image
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    Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden?  Not anymore. Senior Alayna Byczynski is making OHS history. Byczynski is only one of
  • Image
    What Did You do Over the Summer?
    As school begins, many students miss the great summer they had. Students had lots of fun over the summer and miss sleepi
  • Image
    Artist of the Month; Katie Varland
         With a First Division in every Solo and Ensemble contest she’s ever been in, first place in the Big 12

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    Oh Say Can You Sing?
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    Practice Makes Perfect
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    Hart and Hamilton
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    We Hungry
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