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Fresh from our newsroom

  • Remembering Bryce On Jan. 1, 2018, Ottawa lost a very special member of the community. Bryce Bilyeu, age 19, passed away. Bryce was a friend, son, brother, an
  • Planning for Positivity Over the long weekend of Jan. 13-15 many students and staff were probably relaxing or hanging out with friends, four students were not. Seni
  • “Black Mirror” Review
  • Pirates Take on London While most students are relaxing and taking a break from school, six poms were busy making memories to last a lifetime in London with other
  • January Female Athlete of the Month: Emma Lieser Bowling is right up senior and captain Emma Lieser’s alley. Lieser has played on the varsity girls bowling team all four years of high sch
  • 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 Beauty beginning fall o
  • 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 expereience a Broadway p
  • No Phones: Remember How that Felt? In the 21st century, teenagers lives almost completely revolve around their cell phones. English 3 is currently learning about authors Thore
  • “Justice League” Movie Review “Justice League,” starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Moma and Ray Fisher, is the third entry in the DC Ex
  • Female Athlete of the Month: Antonia Edwards-Froisland Hoop, she did it again. Junior Antonia Edwards-Froisland has been playing basketball since she was six years old and has big plans for the n
  • Male Athlete of the Month: Isaac Jung Senior Isaac Jung has been bowling for as long as he can remember. His mother used to take him to the alley with her when she would have her
  • 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. Since the summer day
  • Peter Before Pan The drama department’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” brought the curtain down on school before Thanksgiving break began.
  • Scooby Doo “C’mon gang we’ve got a mystery to solve.” Seniors Jonah Sharp, Drew Klatt, Josh Norsen juniors Bailey Banks, Kiley Carrigan, Antoni
  • The Artists Behind it All Every good news story needs a headline, and so do amazing student sections. Three years ago, the Superfan club decided to form a group of

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Student Life

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    Artist of the Month: Kaitlin Falaney
    This January’s artist of the month enjoys creating on a different canvas. Junior Kaitlin Falaney uses paint brushes by
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    Christmas Gifts or the Essentials?
    The common question: “At what age does getting socks for Christmas become a good thing?” For senior Bailey Simpson,
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    Winter Break in Chicago
    From the Bean to ice skating at Millenium Park to museums and more, Chicago is home to many main attractions for people
  • Miller Getting a Head Start
    From drafting and drawing to dimensions and tolerances, senior Jack Miller does it all in his internship with Burns Mach
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    Moved to the Marines
    The commitment to join the Marines is the commitment to a lifetime of duty and honor. This year, two brave and inspiring
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    Tuesdays are for the Bow Ties
    Senior Angelica “Jellee” Briones only needs one reason to dress up: Bow-Tie Tuesday. According to Briones, English

Teachers

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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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    Hats Off on King Field
    Everyone dreads the hour-long ceremony that is held every year in Kingman gym to celebrate graduation. So why not have i
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Band/Chior

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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

General

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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
  • Homecoming Aftermath
    After the all the fun during the homecoming dance, you still have your dress that you paid money for. Some people think

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