A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Caffeine Crazy

September 18, 2017 3:19pm | Joanna Coveyou

Late nights from work and homework, plus early mornings for school add up to lost sleep; this means exhaustion and loss of focus. What’s the easiest solution? Caffeine. It can be found in many foods and drinks including coffee, tea, pop, chocolate and energy drinks. […]

Papa Bless

September 14, 2017 3:58pm | Tricia Hanson

On December 30, 2016 we lost our beloved, local Papa John’s. For 234 days we were deprived of the affordable yet delicious pizza and sides. But our wait ended August 21. The grand opening was a huge success, but it was a bit overwhelming for […]

Culinary Cake Off

May 19, 2017 3:40pm | Kaylee King

It’s a cake off! The Culinary Arts class has been practicing decorating cakes for their big project of making wedding cakes. “I have been most excited for this project all year. I always loved watching “Cake Boss” when I was younger, so being able to […]

Soakin’ up the Hours

May 19, 2017 3:33pm | Dixie Smith

Picture this: the sun is melting your skin, you have absolutely nothing to do and all of your friends are busy most of the time. Why not apply for a job? There are many places in the Ottawa, Marseilles and Seneca area suitable for summertime […]

A Striking Time

May 19, 2017 3:30pm | Tricia Hanson

Juniors Nathaniel Meyer, Makensey Walker, Nicholas Bennet and Elizabeth Mason bowl before prom. The group had pictures early and didn’t want to go to dinner, so they decided to go bowling at Pinheadz. They got many odd looks, but that didn’t stop Bennet from bowling […]

Wrigley Renovations

May 18, 2017 2:38pm | Emma Gassman

With Ottawa baseball coming to a close, excitement for Chicago baseball is on the rise. Paired with the anticipation of a talented team, fans are also looking forward to the renovations that will be done to Chicago’s historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. After reversing the 108-year […]

Behind the Gluten-Free Frenzy

May 18, 2017 2:32pm | Emma Gassman

As you roam the aisles of your local grocery store, it is easy to observe a new food trend that is labeled on the front of many popular food products. This new craze is known as the gluten-free frenzy. Whether it be granola bars or […]

Spring Brings Concert Season

May 18, 2017 2:28pm | Lexi Fahrion

Spring is here and it’s filled with blooming flowers, lots of rain and of course endless music festivals. Festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella are all the rage for music and party lovers because of their crazy, let-loose atmospheres. Senior Quinn McCanddless has been lucky enough […]

Literally Under the Sea: A Prom Review

May 18, 2017 2:25pm | Lexi Fahrion

“Under the sea”, flooded by rain and (almost) halted by a mystery fire– OHS’s prom was one for the record books this year. Everyone hopes for the perfect prom night, but no one truly gets a perfect night. However, despite a few issues that occurred […]

Saying Farewell to the ‘90s Babies

May 18, 2017 2:18pm | Kacie Cusick

Furbies, Backstreet Boys, Titanic, Y2K hysteria: the 90s brought with it phenomenal pop culture. The graduating class of 2017 is the last full class of 90s babies to move their tassels to the left and graduate from high school. It is the end of an […]