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Looking Great at All-State

March 1, 2018 7:17pm | Joanna Coveyou

The music program is one of OHS’s biggest accomplishments, considering the 21 State Championships they won in a row. One thing that isn’t mentioned often is their involvement in Illinois Music Education Association, more commonly known as ILMEA. When students participate in ILMEA, they audition […]

Speech Team’s Victory

March 1, 2018 7:09pm | Cassie Klein

Hard work and dedication is finally paying off for the speech team members. After the team crushed regionals, members such as Junior Bailey Banks and Junior Evan Prusynski are just a few of the members advancing. Sectionals will be taking place on tenth of February […]

Planning for Positivity

January 30, 2018 7:13pm | Liza Buhr

Over the long weekend of Jan. 13-15 many students and staff were probably relaxing or hanging out with friends, four students were not. Seniors Liza Buhr, Tricia Hanson, Megan Saar and sophomore Kylie Swartz attend the annual Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute Mid-Year Conference in Bloomington—Normal, […]

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 […]