A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Mental Health is Essential

March 1, 2018 6:44pm | Liza Buhr

Luke Richardson once said, “We need to change the culture of this topic and make it okay to speak about mental health and suicide.” In society today, more and more people struggle with suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, no one likes to talk about suicide and the […]

Remembering Bryce

January 30, 2018 7:20pm | Liza Buhr

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, and a teammate. Bryce was considered the quiet one out of the Bilyeu twins; some might even say he was […]

The Beauty Behind it All

December 13, 2017 4:45pm | Maya Quick

Bringing their talent to the chair, the current junior class will be the first to take classes with the Educators of Beauty beginning fall of 2018. Those taking courses from the Educators of Beauty will arrive at 7 a.m. each day and be bused to […]

No Phones: Remember How that Felt?

December 12, 2017 4:41pm | Ella Bertalot

In the 21st century, teenagers lives almost completely revolve around their cell phones. English 3 is currently learning about authors Thoreau and Emerson and learning about their thoughts of living more simplistically. This gave English 3 teacher’s Jaclyn Quinn and Karra Badakhshanian the idea to […]

Give Me S’more

December 11, 2017 4:32pm | Madi Thompson

Let’s bake the world a better place. The “Pirate Press” is giving you some tasty treats and easy baking hacks. Since the summer days are over, you have to get that campfire s’more excitement somewhere, do it this winter in a cup. All you need […]

The Kids Are Back in Town

November 15, 2017 4:25pm | Madi Thompson

If you see little kids in the hallway, do not be alarmed. The Vocational Child Care Program is starting soon, and the students could not be more excited. The VCC Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the areas of early childhood and […]

Homecoming Aftermath

October 18, 2017 3:55pm | Ella Bertalot

After the all the fun during the homecoming dance, you still have your dress that you paid money for. Some people think it’s a waste of money, and some people go all out. But what can you do with it after homecoming? Selling is always […]

A Unique End to an Era

October 18, 2017 3:35pm | Cassie Klein

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Ottawa Township High School: What do all of these schools have in common? All of these are examples of schools that are able to decorate their graduation caps in any manner they please, except for one. OHS students are prohibited from doing […]

Ask Annie

October 18, 2017 3:27pm | Madi Thompson

How do I balance school, work and social time? Dear @stressedohsstudent,   I understand the struggles of trying to balance everything and enjoy your time here in high school. But there is always a strategy we can use to reach our goals. Being organized and […]

Cooking with Class

October 17, 2017 3:35pm | Ella Bertalot

Senior Culinary Arts students Michaella Battestelli (middle), Dannie Bush-Branson (left), and Rebekah Leger (right) cooking up cereal covered french toast sandwiches, filled with a mascarpone whipped cream. “The food we make is great,” Bush-Branson said. “Culinary Arts really opens me up to different cooking styles.”