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Blog Entries - 2017

Coach Price clapping

Basketball Season

Posted on: December 14, 2017
Tags: Basketball

by Hailey Parker As fall turns to winter, the sport focus transitions from tossing around a football to the bouncing basketballs on a court. The Oak Hills basketball team will take on a much different look this season.  The most noticeable is the loss

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The Oak Hills Swim Team

Posted on: December 14, 2017

by Olivia Young The swimming season has arrived and us Highlanders couldn’t be more excited. It’s a sport with traditions, amazing people, and  memories that all the swimmers enjoy. It's a sport that isn’t admired by the school, but

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Oven Roasted Turkey on a plate for Thanksgiving

Oven Roasted vs Deep Fried Turkey

Posted on: December 6, 2017

By Leah Lindemann As the holidays are in full force, spending time with family and eating good amounts of food is a must.The big debate these past few weeks is which way to cook a turkey tastes better; roasted or fried? There are different advantages and

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Group of OHHS students at the leadership retreat in small groups.

Leadership Retreat 2017

Posted on: December 1, 2017

By Katelyn Powers Jim Rohn once said, “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” For the past five years, Oak Hills High School has hosted a Leadership Retreat, as the legacy was left behind by former students, Charlotte

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Poster reading

The Importance of History

Posted on: December 1, 2017

 By Nathan Brown   Typically, it’s very easy to celebrate traditional holidays without possessing any knowledge of why we do it. This problem affects all major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, and so on. Our school

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Andrew Schille

OHHS Alum Now NKU Cross Country Star

Posted on: November 30, 2017
Tags: Alumni

by Alli Auel Andrew Schille once walked the crowded hallways of Oak Hills High School. But when he graduated in 2014, he traded in his highlander kilt for viking gear and became a Northern Kentucky University Norse. During his time at Northern Kentucky

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What's New?

Posted on: October 11, 2017

by Kelsey Schwegman    In the last edition of The Tartan, Abby Kromme and I set up a blind date between seniors Sydney Longbottom and Tyler Dunn. We only provided readers with info about how each felt before the date, leaving readers wondering how

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Damage to a car and Houses after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Recap

Posted on: October 10, 2017

By Makayla Head    Lately, the world has experienced terrible hurricane forecast. In the past two months, two major hurricanes have occurred, which caught everyone by surprise. They both have affected people in horrible ways. While some of the

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Drumline marching at football game.

Drumline...Next Big Thing?

Posted on: October 10, 2017

by Leah Lindemann Ever since the first-day-of-school pep rally, drumline seems to be the hottest topic within the student body these past few weeks.The drumline phenomenon has constantly been growing since with features on Snapchat and even a request for a

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown staring Manically at the camera

Stephen King's IT (2017) Movie Review

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Movie review

By Nathan Brown    Recently, a new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT made its way to cinemas on September 8th, 2017. The film has exploded in popularity and shows no signs of stopping. Every year, studios churn out horror movies that tend

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Students teach class

Challenge Day Makes a Difference

Posted on: October 6, 2017

By Katelyn Powers and Ben Murray On Friday, September 29th, 2017 the student of Oak Hills kicked the day before homecoming off with our 5th annual Challenge Day. The mission of Oak Hills was to work with the students on developing an understanding of global

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Homecoming Court Couples

Homecoming Court 2017

Posted on: September 28, 2017
Tags: Homecoming court

Oak Hills Homecoming Court Couples 2017!

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Olivia Brown standing near a brick wall

Highlander Spotlight: Sports Manager, Olivia Brown

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Tags: Highlander spotlight

by Molly Florimonte Some people have heard of them, others have not. Some people know what they do, others don’t. Sports managers are people that don’t get talked about or appreciated enough in our school. Olivia Brown is the sports manager for

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3 Different Cell Phones

Cell Phones: Addictive or Helpful

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Tags: Cell phones, Social media

by Morgan Higgins In this day and age, everyone has a phone. Toddlers are playing with devices at the early ages of two or three, which makes them ready to have a phone by age seven. Parents offer phones to their ten and eleven year olds 60% of the time,

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Mccracken Hall in autumn

Visiting Miami

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Tags: Ccr

by Hailey Parker As senior year approaches, college visits become an essential part of your final year of high school. Knowing what your future holds starts with knowing where you want to go to school. One rather interesting school has to be Miami Oxford.

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Dan Horn

Heroin in Our Backyard

Posted on: October 2, 2017
Tags: Challenge day

by Alli Auel Most of the students at Oak Hills High School are unaware of how severe the heroin epidemic has become in the Cincinnati area. For Challenge Day, which focused on global health, Oak Hills invited writer and reporter Dan Horn, from the Cincinnati

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Abby Kromme carries ball

Powder Puff Ends in Thriller

Posted on: September 28, 2017
Tags: Powder puff

by Tartan Staff On a balmy night in Betz Memorial Stadium, tensions were high as the Junior and Senior girls squared off in the 44th edition of the Oak Hill’s Powder Puff game.  As time was running out in the second overtime, Senior Kami Fleming

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Allison Auel and Kelsey Timmerman

Author Kelsey Timmerman Visits OHHS Students

Posted on: September 26, 2017

by Alli Auel Many westsiders, including Oak Hills High School students, have little experience and knowledge of the outside world. Most individuals are ignorant to the hardships faced just minutes down the road from them and especially the ones thousands of

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Haunted colleges

Haunted Colleges

Posted on: September 25, 2017

by Alli Auel With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is excited for haunted houses, cold weather, scary movies, and much more. But Halloween isn't the only thing on everyone's minds. For the juniors and seniors of Oak Hills High School, college is

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Summer Reading is Beneficial Despite What Students May Think

Posted on: May 15, 2017
Tags: Academics,

by Alli Auel School may be out for the summer, but many kids are still expected to hit the books. From Alaska to Alabama, school districts around the country have required reading assignments for their students. Starting this Summer, Oak Hills High School is

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High School Home

Posted on: May 15, 2017

by Abby Kromme As I end my junior year at Oak Hills High School, and realize I’ve finished 11 out of the 12 years I will spend as an OHLSD student, I have been looking back on all of the memories I have made. Throughout my time at the high school, I

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Ancient Mediterranean Summer Trip 2019

Posted on: May 8, 2017

by Sydni Crass When you travel through the Coliseum, climb the Temple of Athena Nike, and visit the site of the Pompeii Roman Ruins, you are among some of the most remarkable ancient sights in the world. Aside from the beautiful scenery Rome has to offer,

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Highlander Summer Opportunities

Posted on: May 8, 2017

by Abby Dye    Are you ready for summer but have nothing to do? There are plenty of things to do this summer beyond just playing on your phones. There are the classic things like hanging out with friends or even just going to the local pool. But we

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Grim Reaper Day 2017

Grim Reaper Day 2017

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Grim Reaper Day 2017

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New year, new team; Baseball 2017

Posted on: April 15, 2017

by Ethan Cundiff   This year the Oak Hills Baseball team is looking towards rebuilding and improving. The team is filled with a lot of leadership and strong players. Last season the team went 17-7 overall and 12-6 in the GMC. There is a lot of

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What are colleges looking for?

Posted on: April 6, 2017

by Abby Dye    High school goes by quickly - before you know it you will be entering your senior year. If you are college bound, then you have probably already taken a few AP classes and have most or all of your graduation requirements

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2017 Prom Court

2017 Prom Court

Posted on: April 6, 2017

2017 Prom Court

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Julia Brennan

Inner Demons: Full of Potential

Posted on: March 31, 2017

By Sydni Crass    Julia Brennan recently released her spiritually moving EP Inner Demons. The small collection of songs from the 18-year old Minneapolis singer-songwriter stands well as a first breakout from a talent whose lyrics and tone are

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2017 track team

Oak Hills Track Team Maintains High Hopes

Posted on: March 29, 2017

by Ethan Cundiff Oak Hills has dominated the sports world this year. The women’s soccer team, led by a senior core, made a run at the playoffs. The boy’s basketball team dominated with another great season. This spring season we can see some of

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National Honor Society students

Penny Wars- Follow Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017
Tags: Penny wars

Thanks to National Honor Society’s executives Elizabeth Cron (junior) and Cara Roche (senior), Oak Hills’ annual Penny Wars was a huge success. Through the selling of t-shirts and daily class collections, they raised a grand total of $2,800. Mr.

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Ordinary People with Extraordinary Attitudes

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Written By: Sydni Crass  Here at Oak Hills High School, we are all about working together and finding ourselves. The 253 staff members make it a point to make every student feel welcomed and successful when it comes to their most personal and academic

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The 8th Annual Oak Hills Walk

Posted on: February 14, 2017

by Hannah Welling       The 8th Annual Oak Hills Walk will be held on Friday, April 7. In order to walk, you must donate a minimum of $20. Last year, we had over 1,300 students walk, and our goal is to increase that number this year. All

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Champions Again

Posted on: February 13, 2017

by Ethan Cundiff   Winning is one thing but winning championships, that’s another story. Tom Brady, Serena Williams, LeBron James have won multiple championships in their respective sports. For some people, winning comes natural to them,

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Penny Wars

Posted on: February 8, 2017
Tags: Penny wars

by Abby Kromme Each year, Oak Hills’ National Honor Society holds a school wide “penny war.” In each first bell classroom throughout the whole month of February, students bring in their spare change, or pull a few quarters out of the

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What Juniors should know before starting senior year

Posted on: February 6, 2017

by Brenna McDermott       Senior year is approaching fast for you Juniors here at Oak Hills, and most of you are taking the ACT and getting ready to look at colleges. Junior year is the most important year of your whole high school experience

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OHHS Cheer continues to shine

Posted on: February 1, 2017
Tags: Cheerleading

by Ethan Cundiff Many people don’t see cheerleading as a sport; however, the actual definition of cheerleading is, “a sport involving the performance of organized cheering, chanting, and dancing in support of a sports team at

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YOU should join The Tartan!

The Online Newspaper for OHHS YOU should join The Tartan!

Posted on: January 30, 2017

by: Abby Dye Do you want your voice to be heard? Do you have a passion for writing? Do you think creatively? If so, The Tartan is the perfect class for you! The Tartan is a class where students can be fully immersed in writing. In this class, you will be

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Boys Basketball Continues to Climb

Posted on: January 25, 2017
Tags: Basketball

by Ethan Cundiff   This boy’s basketball team is on the rise. Remember earlier when the season first started and I said that this team hopes for city dominance? Well, these Highlanders have shown that this year they aren’t messing around.

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Your Cell Phone may Cause Cancer

Posted on: January 23, 2017

by Alli Auel      Most of us cringe at the word cancer, but when we hear that the word is associated with our beloved phones that we can not go 10 minutes without, we cringe even harder. Recently, there has been a discussion over whether

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Is Your Backpack Bringing You Down?

Posted on: January 18, 2017

by Abby Dye      Is your backpack too heavy? The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that backpacks should only weigh up to 10 to 20 percent of your weight. Carrying too much in a backpack can lead to lower back problems later in life.

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Feed a Highlander

Posted on: January 16, 2017

by Hannah Welling      The person sitting next to you in your second bell may not have a plan for lunch today, and you didn’t even notice. Oak Hills isn’t enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, so students who can’t

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Apollo 11

Was Apollo 11 a Hoax?

Posted on: January 11, 2017

by Sydni Crass      Just like almost every child, you were blown away when hearing about the first flight to the moon. Being that it was considered one of America’s greatest achievements, it gave our country renowned pride to say we were

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Scott Squad

Oak Hills' Scott Squad

Posted on: January 9, 2017
Tags: Scott squad

by Ethan Cundiff  Here at Oak Hills, there are special types of students. Ones who not only strive for greatness in the classroom, but who strive to drive school spirit into everyone’s heart. These students want to show the community, city, even

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Do Selfies do More Harm than Good?

Posted on: January 4, 2017

by Brenna McDermott  Everywhere you look, it’s selfie central. You get on instagram and notice someone posted a new selfie with a cute little caption, or you see people taking selfies with the snapchat filters. All the ladies love taking a good

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The Oak Hills Toy Drive

Posted on: January 2, 2017

by Abby Kromme As the holidays are quickly approaching, more and more parents are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their children to unwrap on Christmas morning. At the same time, many parents are struggling to scrape together enough money just to

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