A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Peter Before Pan

December 11, 2017 4:24pm | Chloe Bruck

The drama department’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” brought the curtain down on school before Thanksgiving break began. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the lesser known origin story of the popular “Peter Pan.” “ I had no idea what ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ was […]

It’s a Sign

November 15, 2017 4:37pm | Cassie Klein

Have you ever wanted to try to learn a new language? Sign Language Club is just one of the many opportunities to learn a language. “Sign club is important to develop signing skills as well cultural awareness for the deaf community,” adviser Caroline Hannigan said. […]

Up, Up and Away

November 14, 2017 4:45pm | Cassie Klein

As children, flying was something we all wished we could get to experience. It’s only a matter of time when you get to live that dream in real life. \ “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the fall play and will be showing November 17th and […]

What’s YMAC?

November 14, 2017 4:19pm | Liza Buhr

As one may have heard over the announcements the past few weeks, there’s a new club at OHS: Youth Making a Change. Or better known as YMAC, pronounced like “why-mac.” The club is a branch of the Illinois Valley Anti-Drug Coalition’s Operation Snowflake. A movement […]

Pumped Up

November 14, 2017 4:17pm | Liza Buhr

On Oct. 25, the Art Club took on pumpkin carving. Juniors Kendra Ferguson, Emily Baker, and Shelbi Walsh stand proudly with their pumpkins. Walsh said, “My favorite part about pumpkin carving was getting to hang out and meet new people that are also in art […]

Ninjas in Homeroom

October 18, 2017 3:39pm | Chloe Bruck

“1, 2, 3, ninja” Sarah Heuser’s freshman homeroom plays the game Ninja weekly. Reigning champion of the game, Andrew Shehorn says, “Ninja is really fun. I love being the champ. Hopefully I can keep the title.” doChange mentors are typically the leaders of these games, […]

Check Mate

October 18, 2017 3:31pm | Joanna Coveyou

Get ready to stretch your strategic skills Wednesdays after school in the cafeteria at Chess Club. Coached by social studies teacher Eric Burden, members learn to play the class board game Chess and face their peers, becoming ultimate strategy masters. Burden says, “We usually have […]

Taking Action: Key Club is Back

October 17, 2017 3:25pm | Liza Buhr

Everyone has a chance to make a difference, but only a few grasp the opportunity. Junior Declan McGettigan is one of them. McGettigan recently, decided to get involved in Key Club back. Four years ago, the school had a Key/Smile Club that McGettigan’s older brothers, […]

Broaden Your Horizons

September 14, 2017 3:51pm | Ella Bertalot

Ever wanted to be apart of something other than school? Here at Ottawa Township High School, we have a wide variety of clubs students can choose to participate in. The clubs range from academic, to service, to regular clubs and even the usual high school […]

Falling for Peter Pan

September 14, 2017 3:28pm | Cassie Klein

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is the fall play this year and it has given many actors a motivation. Two actors will get an opportunity of a lifetime to fly high in the sky and give the audience a feeling of adrenaline. The play is based […]