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You Can Dance, You Can Jive

November 2, 2018 3:43pm | Kaitlyn Wilson

Mamma mia, here I go again. My my, how can I resist getting excited for this year’s fall musical, “Mamma Mia.” The cast of this year’s musical has been working hard to learn the music and lines. They practice several days a week after school. […]

Artist of the Month: Leah Klatt

November 2, 2018 3:42pm | Regan O'Fallon

Vincent van Gogh? Never heard of him. Ottawa High’s very own artist, junior Leah Klatt, has been chosen as the Artist of the Month for October. Klatt has been interested in art for as long as she can remember, and her mother even tells her […]

How to leave the ProcrastiNATION

November 2, 2018 3:38pm | Kaitlyn Wilson

If you are like the majority of high school students who procrastinate, then keep reading. This how-(not) to is just for you. Distractions are a common cause of procrastination. Students often find it difficult to do homework while the temptations of things like social media […]

Strong, Independent Students

November 2, 2018 3:35pm | Kenzie Power

Do you have curiosity that is unsatisfied with your current classes? If OTHS students meet the right requirements, they have the ability to pick a course to study with the guidance of a teacher during their Senior year. Taking control of your own course and […]

Return of a Legend

November 2, 2018 3:32pm | Ryan Bessett

The legend, Joey Trupiano along with is date Morgan Bangert, returned to the school for homecoming one last time. If event goers were present, they would have caught this legend dancing his heart out on the gym floor. Although Trupiano graduated in May, he wanted […]

Costume Tips

November 2, 2018 3:26pm | Ashley Nona

October is known for many things, breast cancer awareness month, domestic violence awareness month, Columbus Day, but it’s most known for one holiday: Halloween. This holiday is stupid to some, important to others and just an excuse to hang out with friends for most. This […]

Fall Festivities

November 2, 2018 3:20pm | Lexi Sommer

It’s spooky season and you know what that means; pumpkin patches, apple orchards and haunted houses are finally here. One of the most popular pumpkin patches, according to Senior Taite Billings, is Tanners Orchard. It is located in Speer, Illinois which is about an hour […]

Preparation Differentiation

November 2, 2018 3:18pm | Lexi Sommer

Homecoming season has come and gone. All of the long hours of shopping, picking the right flower color and finding the perfect hairstyle to make the night the best night of your life are over. Preparing to make each dance the best is not easy […]

Superfan Surplus

October 9, 2018 3:20pm | James Boe

On Thursday, Aug. 23, a terrible accident occurred in the 400 floor hallway. The SuperFans Club was scheduled to meet in the 420 conference room. However, a conference room is simply not large enough to handle a group of the Superfan’s proportions. An anonymous member […]

Helpful Hints for Freshmen

October 9, 2018 3:18pm | James Boe

Still not mentally ready for the year to come? Need a reminder for what to prioritize your first year? Well, freshmen, this one is for you. We upperclassmen and women understand and empathize with your impending awkwardness. So a few seniors were kind enough to […]