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Sports

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    Co-opting for a Win
    On Jan. 7 the Ottawa/LP/Streator Boys co-op swim team competed at the Ram Relays Meet at Richwoods High School in Peoria
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    Male Athlete of the Month: Jordan Ovanic
    For most high school athletes, being involved in their sport year round, without a break, would be completely out of the
  • Swing for the Fences
    For many young athletes, being able to continue on to a college career of playing the sport that they love is a childhoo
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    O-Town Beatdown
    After an all-around successful season last year, the OHS basketball program has risen to occasion once again. With the b
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    Girls Night Out
    On Sunday, Jan. 8 the varsity girls basketball team took a short break from basketball to share a slice. The girls gathe
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    Pirate Cheerleaders and Poms take Europe
    A frequently asked question after returning from what feels like a short two weeks is, “What did you do over Christmas

Student Life

  • Swing for the Fences
    For many young athletes, being able to continue on to a college career of playing the sport that they love is a childhoo
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    Penguin Plunge
    OHS Student Council plunges in the frigid water on Jan 7. Student Council raised money for Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Stude
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    Student Council Fundraiser is a Success
    Student Council members raised money for Make a Wish foundation by asking students to donate money for a teacher to jump
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    The Best of Netflix
    It’s not hard to figure out that our current weather calls for a lot of indoor time, but what can be hard to figur
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    Pirate Cheerleaders and Poms take Europe
    A frequently asked question after returning from what feels like a short two weeks is, “What did you do over Christmas
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    OHS Girls Basketball Gives Back
    Giving back to the community that supports them is a major part of each program within OHS. In the spirit of giving, the

Teachers

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    Teacher Feature: Marissa Maloney
    Ever wonder what that delicious smell coming from the 100 floor is? Look no further. It is most likely Marissa Maloney
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    OHS Look-Alikes
    Over the years Art teacher Tony Alvarado has been compared to many people, but his closest resemblance is to the Canadia
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    Coincidence?
    Coincidence? I think not! Senior Richard Wilson (right) and English teacher Peter Marx (left) exhibit eerie similarities
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    A Wheelie Good Game
    Have you ever wanted to see your teachers get defeated in a basketball game? On Nov. 10 fans gathered in Kingman Gym to
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    Staff Feature: Kim Hiland
    Ever have a problem and you aren’t sure what to do? Social Kim Hiland can help find a solution. She is the OHS social
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Band/Chior

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    Musical Sisters
    Siblings Cori and Natalie-Anne Lindig pose for a picture at the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra. The two both placed
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    Artist of the Month: Jonah Sharp
    From the French horn to the trumpet, junior Jonah Sharp does it all. Throughout his past three years at Ottawa High Scho
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    Female Dominance
    A cappella group Secondary Dominance visited the OTHS Choir department during third hour on Nov, 21.  The group is one
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    Artist of the Month: Bailey Banks
    The phone chimed in the corner. This was it. Months of preparation and work were leading up to this moment, and it was f
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    OHS Look-Alikes
    Perhaps you do not know that Choir Director Spencer Rockford is a unique teacher, but it’s never been a mystery that R
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    OHS Tradition: Thursday Night Field Pratice
    Have you ever wondered how the band, cheerleaders, and poms perform nearly perfect? It’s due to the hard work put fort

General

  • Gang Violence
    California, Arizona, and  Illinois are the highest ranking states of gang activity in the United States, as discovered
  • How To: Braid Hair
    More than once I have dreaded the prospect of not knowing what to do with my hair in the morning. Only so many hairstyle
  • Fox Valley Fights
    If you are under the age of 18, you can’t be at the Fox Valley Mall without an adult. These new rules are being enforc
  • Ask Annie
    Dear Annie, Recently I was mentioned in a social media post in a negative way. I did not know the person who mentioned m
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    The Best of Netflix
    It’s not hard to figure out that our current weather calls for a lot of indoor time, but what can be hard to figur
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    Freezin’ For a Reezin’
    The band froze their instruments off for “Freezin’ for a Reezin.’” The goal was to raise money and collect food

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