The OHS Press

SpotterEDU: the Life 360 for college

Annie Burba, Editor-In-Chief

February 11, 2020

Life360, an app that makes helicopter parents salivate and, more importantly, is the sworn enemy of teenagers everywhere. It really lets parents have it all: it gives them weekly distracted driving reports, tells them the speed you drive and, of course, constantly tracks your location. Its motto: feel...

Complexities behind LGBTQ+ relationships at OHS

Abigail Ely, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Relationships come in all shapes and sizes, and OHS is no stranger to the diverse pairings that students find themselves in. With Valentine’s Day and Winter Formal around the corner, people have started their planning on how they’ll ask that special someone to the dance. LGBT+ students find themselves...

Fuzzy fake worms hidden in high school halls by mystery worm gang

Fuzzy fake worms hidden in high school halls by mystery worm gang

Rose Albrecht, Associate Editor

February 11, 2020

In late October, worms on a string suddenly and mysteriously started showing up around OHS. An Instagram account, @ohs_worm_gang, simultaneously appeared and thus our school was introduced to the Worm Gang. Originally popular in the 1970’s, these neon wigglers have made a resurgence. Resembling pipe...

Learning disabilities programs at OHS

Abigail Ely, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Okemos High School has a wide variety of programs and classes that help people with varying disabilities. These classes include AP classes and general education class courses that most of our students take and graduate with and basic classrooms and gen-ed classes that allow for an equal opportunity for...

OHS choir’s 20th annual Taste of Okemos

OHS choir's 20th annual Taste of Okemos

Abdel Mukhtar, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

The 20th annual Taste of Okemos choir fundraiser took place on Oct. 12 in the high school cafeteria. The fundraiser brought local restaurants from the Okemos area to set up shop and provide samples for anyone who came. Each restaurant had a table, the tables were set up in a square shape around the cafeteria...

Global warming affects school

Sophia Timm-Blow, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

To many students, nothing is better than waking up in the middle of a winter night only to discover that they don’t have to go to school that day. As a result of worsening climate change, these days in winter might become more common. Global warming is causing a phenomenon known by scientists as “winter...

NHS Food Drive collects record 12,064 pounds

NHS Food Drive collects record 12,064 pounds

Angela Demas, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Each year during Fall, the National Honors Society (NHS) holds a food drive for the non-profit organization Greater Lansing Food Bank. People within the Okemos community donate food and personal supplies to the food drive. “The NHS fall food drive is one of our two large mandatory events. Every member...

Okemos alum designs Starbucks strawless lids

Old Starbucks lid and straw (left) with new strawless lid (right) designed
by OHS alum Emily Alexander

Cara Mack, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

In an attempt to become more eco-friendly, Starbucks has created strawless lids to limit unnecessary use of plastic. The introduction of these lids was a result of the discovery of plastic waste in the ocean and in the stomachs of sea animals. Pictures were released of plastic fragments in sea turtles’...

What the future holds for downtown Okemos

Annie Burba, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2020

Annie Rollins (11) was an incoming freshman when she was told she was going to lose both her job and her home in two months. The owner of Ace Hardware, Jim Raynak, had sold his property, which included Ace Hardware and her house, to a developer seeking to renovate the downtown Okemos area. With the...

Okemos Trump brings humor to OHS

Okemos Trump brings humor to OHS

Jackson Grabill, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

A new account has has popped up on Twitter this month, bringing laughs and possible controversy to Okemos. Modeled after tweets made by President Donald Trump, @OkemosTrump tweets about issues, events and people at Okemos High School. While some may take issue or offense to the account, the intention...

BPT says, ‘No homework over break!’

BPT says, 'No homework over break!'

Annie Burba, Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2019

The Building Planning Team (BPT) has decided to prohibit teachers from giving students homework over break.

Autumnal activities to enjoy outside of extracurriculars

Rose Albrecht, Associate Editor

October 4, 2019

We always lose fall to the start of school. Everyone forgets that it even exists besides, of course, the ever-looming popularity of pumpkin spice. So here are some things to do in our tiny little boring Michigan town that you didn’t even know were happening. Apple Butter Festival: Oct. 19-20 -- Fenner...

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