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Blog Entries - 2016

Shanty Town

Shanty Town

Posted on: December 21, 2016

By: Abby Kromme Each year, Oak Hills’ National Honor Society hosts an event to raise awareness for the poverty and homelessness that countless people experience daily. For the past two years, the NHS president has rounded up a crew to execute this

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Caffeine Addiction in Teens

Posted on: December 19, 2016

By: Hannah Welling     The smell of coffee in the mornings fills the hallways of Oak Hills. But why do we feel the need to drink it day after day? I asked students this very question. Many claimed they drink coffee in the morning to stay awake

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Oak Hills Girls Lacrosse: One Step Closer

Posted on: December 14, 2016
Tags: Lacrosse

By: Sydni Crass  After multiple years of hard work and dedication, freshman Olivia Lang and sophomore Athena Caneris have been able to secure 17 girls for a potential women’s lacrosse team at Oak Hills High School. They are in need of at least

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How to Deal with Stress

Posted on: December 12, 2016

By: Brenna McDermott     Many Oak Hills students are very stressed, but have little to no knowledge about how to manage that stress. Seniors are stressed because of scholarships, applying to colleges, and keeping up with seven classes. Juniors are

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Top Ten Things to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 21, 2016

By: Jocelyn Collett  The Thanksgiving day football games – This year there are only three games: Vikings v.s. Lions @12:30 pm, Redskins v.s. Cowboys @4:30 pm, Steelers v.s. Colts @ 8:30 pm. The fabulous food your family prepares for you

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Scholarship Tips for Seniors

Posted on: November 14, 2016

By Alli Auel Everyone knows that the college application process can be a struggle, but figuring out how to tackle paying for college can be a lot worse. For most, scholarships are extremely helpful in making a dent in the hefty college tuition bill. Here

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Veterans

Thank You

Posted on: November 7, 2016

By: Ethan Cundiff What is a Veteran? Someone who has stepped up, Someone who has put others before them, Someone who has served or who is serving this country, Thank them. They sacrificed their lives to keep us safe, We are free because of them, We

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It’s Time for Bed

Posted on: October 31, 2016

By: Abby Dye      When we were little, our parents gave us a bedtime of 9:00 p.m. As we grew older, our bedtime got later and later; now many of us go to bed after midnight and wake up at 5:00 a.m. for school. Though many parents and teachers

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Women's Soccer

Back to Back Champs

Posted on: October 24, 2016
Tags: Soccer

By: Ethan Cundiff      At the start of the season, the program had many concerns: coming in with a new head coach, Kevin Spraul, and losing multiple Division I players. Surprisingly, it didn’t affect the Highlanders much at all because

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Men’s Ensemble

Posted on: October 17, 2016
Tags: Men’s ensemble

By: Jocelyn Collett      When walking into Mrs. Thompson’s first bell, the first thing you’ll see is a bunch of guys sitting around with a binder open, staring. What you may not realize is they are all reading music. Mrs.

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4 Dedicated Highlanders are National Merit Scholars

National Merit Scholarships for Class of 2017

Posted on: October 10, 2016
Tags: National merit scholarships

By: Hannah Welling The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its annual list of National Merit Semifinalists, recognizing four seniors at Oak Hills High School. National Merit Semifinalists make up the top one percent of PSAT test takers in the

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Challenge Day

Challenge Day

Posted on: October 3, 2016

 By partnering with Asia’s Society International Studies School Network (ISSN), Oak Hills students are fulfilling not only the school district’s mission by having all students “achieve success by graduating with a shared sense of global

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Cool Classes to Check Out

Posted on: October 3, 2016

By: Brenna McDermott  Cool Classes to Check Out     We all know the struggle of having to pick out classes and not knowing what to take. Advanced Speech and Performance is always a great choice because you can perform a part of speech and

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Homework Overload

Homework Overload

Posted on: October 3, 2016

By: Abby Dye          Finally, you get home after six hours of school, then you realize you have to work today from 4-9 PM. Right after work, you dig into your backpack and pull your Chromebook out to see the list of assignments

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OHHS Color Guard

The Oak Hills Color Guard

Posted on: September 26, 2016
Tags: Color guard

By: Abby Kromme     This year, Oak Hills High School has introduced a new and exciting addition to the halftime show: The Color Guard. These athletes dance along side of the Oakettes and Majorettes to the powerful music of the Marching Band. The

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Girls Lacrosse

Oak Hills Girls Lacrosse? Possibly

Posted on: September 19, 2016
Tags: Lacrosse

By: Sydni Crass  You would think trying to establish a sports team for your high school would be difficult, right? Not for current freshman Olivia Lang. As a student at Rapid Run Middle School, she played volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. She was

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German Exchange

OHHS German Exchange Program

Posted on: September 12, 2016
Tags: German exchange program

By: Alli Auel Miles, language, and cultural differences sometimes make us feel worlds apart from one another. However, when you welcome an international high school exchange student into your home for weeks, months, maybe even years, you quickly discover

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HC Court

2016 Homecoming Court

Posted on: September 5, 2016
Tags: Homecoming court

Back Row: Brad Weidner, Sam Bepler, Ben Schapker, Ryan Batte,        Jared Cox, Matthew Murphy, Howie Zade, Kyle Montag Front Row: Morgan Beare, Hannah Welling, Elizabeth Hoffman,       Haley Cox, Gabi Lepof, Mikaely

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Murray Madness

Murray Madness

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Oak Hills students were caught by surprise when history teacher, Mr. Murray, jumped onto his desk with excitement when he heard the return of Music Fridays.  We might have to tone down the music during bells on Fridays in order to keep this madness under

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