A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Jazz Hands

April 19, 2017 1:23pm | Aurora Augulis

Ya like Jazz? Well then I hope you saw OTHS’s OPUS, Jazz Society and Jazz Band perform Fri. March 17. The first group, OPUS, brought a nostalgic feeling of a 1920s jazz club with their beautiful work of crescendos and decrescendos throughout the whole performance. […]

Hats Off on King Field

April 18, 2017 1:25pm | Liza Buhr

Everyone dreads the hour-long ceremony that is held every year in Kingman gym to celebrate graduation. So why not have it outside? There’s plenty of room on the football field and plenty of seats in the bleachers. Many seniors and others would prefer the ceremony […]

Keeping Up with Traditions

March 8, 2017 2:34pm | Kaylee King

Calling all music department members and fans, if you weren’t in attendance to the Music Fest on February 5, you missed out on some great performances. All of the OHS Choirs and Bands performed two pieces for the large crowd on Sunday afternoon. The shepherd […]

Address the Stress

March 7, 2017 2:31pm | Liza Buhr

Now that the year is in full swing, the band and choir must kick it up a notch. As many know, the Music Department has won the state title for 21 years now. Every year they must prepare diligently to create this outcome. With solo […]

Musical Sisters

February 3, 2017 2:27pm | Summer Hoagland-Abernathy

Siblings Cori and Natalie-Anne Lindig pose for a picture at the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra. The two both placed second in their respective categories (Cori in Junior Vocal and Natalie-Anne in Senior Flute). Many students from Ottawa have graced the IVSO stage in the past […]

Artist of the Month: Jonah Sharp

December 13, 2016 2:14pm | Mallory Pitstcik

From the French horn to the trumpet, junior Jonah Sharp does it all. Throughout his past three years at Ottawa High School, Sharp has managed to amaze us all with his many musical talents. Sharp has put his heart and soul into the iconic Ottawa […]

Female Dominance

December 12, 2016 3:30am | Aurora Augulis

A cappella group Secondary Dominance visited the OTHS Choir department during third hour on Nov, 21.  The group is one of four a cappella groups at Illinois State University,  including The Acafellaz, The Clef Hangers, and On the Brink of Normal.  Interested in auditioning? Good […]

Artist of the Month: Bailey Banks

November 13, 2016 7:12am | Aurora Augulis

The phone chimed in the corner. This was it. Months of preparation and work were leading up to this moment, and it was finally here. She reached for the phone in anticipation, and hesitantly read the message. “I made it,” she exclaimed excitedly to herself. […]

OHS Look-Alikes

November 13, 2016 7:10am | Aurora Augulis

Perhaps you do not know that Choir Director Spencer Rockford is a unique teacher, but it’s never been a mystery that Rockford bears a remarkable resemblance to Al the Toycollector from “Toy Story 2.” As much as he may deny it, we all know it […]

OHS Tradition: Thursday Night Field Pratice

October 12, 2016 3:32pm | Tricia Hanson

Have you ever wondered how the band, cheerleaders, and poms perform nearly perfect? It’s due to the hard work put forth at Thursday night field practices. Junior Lexia Tyrell said, “Thursday night field practice is when the cheer team, poms and band come together to […]