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People we met in D.C.

People we met in D.C.

November 24, 2019

Journalism students were challenged to meet people during their recent travels to Washington, D.C. for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Convention, Nov. 20-24. Here's a few of their portraits....

Day6 Album Review

Day6 Album Review

Luka Ashton, staffer

November 15, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct 22,, Kpop group Day6 came back with their third studio album “The Book Of Us: Entropy.”  The album includes 11 new songs, the title track being “Sweet Chaos.” written by the bassist and vocalist Kang Younghyun, stage name YoungK. This is the song they have been using to promote on...

The End of an Era: Toy Story 4

The End of an Era: Toy Story 4

Ivonee Morales-Mejia, Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

Since the debut of their first full-length film, “Toy Story.” Pixar has convinced multiple generations of imaginative children that their toys move upon leaving the room.  For an empire that has been running for nearly 24 years, the “Toy Story” franchise is at the top 20 in highest-gross...

Floating in to theaters

Floating in to theaters

Lindsey Dunaway, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2019

Horror film “IT Chapter II” released on Friday, Sept. 6, and made $185 million worldwide opening weekend. The movie is set 27 years after the first movie to go hand-in-hand with the pattern of the movie. The movie itself is definitely a time commitment seeing as it’s almost three-hours long ...

Lucha Libre Fights Its Way Into OPHS

Lucha Libre Fights Its Way Into OPHS

Ivonee Morales-Mejia, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Flamboyant masks, a whole lot of spandex, and a rowdy persona to match - luchadores fly around stage in a feat of acrobatic athleticism while the audience eagerly sits at the edge of their seats waiting to see which of the luchadores will finish with their hand raised in victory. “Lucha Libre is...

Class gift makes way for additional student safety

Class gift makes way for additional student safety

Lindsey Dunaway, Ivonee Mejia and Luka Ashton, Design Editor, Copy Editor and staffer

June 20, 2019

The Norman the Northman who welcomed students each morning for the last 19 years will leave the building on Monday, June 24. In an effort to increase student safety and security, the school district plans to install a new command center in the south awning entrance over the next month. Du...

Cinco de Mayo Celebrates

Cinco de Mayo Celebrates

Ivonee Morales Mejia, reporter

May 8, 2019

With a day upheld as a Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, also known as the day of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexican army defeated the French empire in 1862. “It’s a cultural thing, a day for Mexicans to be like ourselves and like every culture, have their own day of cultural significance,” said senior...

Theater earns 11 Blue Star nominations

May 2, 2019

OPHS Theatre earns received 11 Blue Star nominations. ThePresident and CEO of Starlight came to present the nomination banners himself this morning. Nominations are as follows: Technical Achievement Award: Kaleighan Chastain for Sound Crew Leadership Technical Achievement Award: Joe Lunar...

Avengers: End Game

Avengers: End Game

Mackenzie Powell, photographer, writer

April 30, 2019

After the culmination of 22 films spanning more than a decade, End Game was the "end of the road" Tony Stark started. The movie contains the superheroes the world fell in love with the start of the Marvel Universe. The "Avengers: Infinity War" cliff hanger left the world in a turmoil of emotions. The ...

A Change of Course

A Change of Course

Mackenzie Powell, Writer, Photographer

April 26, 2019

Most AP classes gear students up for the big test at the end of the year, but AP Seminar is a different case.  In Seminar, the first semester is about learning the strategies to pass the exam. Second semester is all individual. "Technically you’re doing the 'exam' for all semester." senior Gabi...

The Road to Nationals paved for five

The Road to Nationals paved for five

Mackenzie Powell, Photographer, Writer

March 29, 2019

March 25, the debate coaches sat down with national representatives to secure spots for the national competition. After two hours of deliberation, five students have a chance to compete in Grand Nationals in May. Nationals mean another chance to compete for these debates. Grand Nationals takes place in ...

What does the Chiefs loss in Los Angeles mean?

Jessica Begley, Sports Editor

December 16, 2018

With four seconds left on the clock, down by one, the Los Angeles Chargers decided to go for 2 instead of going for a PAT which would tie the game. This aggressiveness is exactly what helped the Chargers beat the Chiefs and reach an 11-3 record. This leads to the question of who is to blame for the...