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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...

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s life and story

Ashleigh Weiszbrod and Jack Moreland

February 11, 2020

First reported by TMZ, Kobe Bryant has been confirmed dead at the age of 41 in an S-76 helicopter crash. Bryant was known for his 20-year long professional basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers, from 1996-2016. He was the 13th pick during the first round of the 1996 NBA draft. Originally drafted...

World threat: the coronavirus

Mulan Ma, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The new year has been wrought with a new plague that has infected over 31,000 and killed at least 636 people across the world. Late 2019 to early 2020, the new year has begun with the threat of the recently announced coronavirus pandemic. Starting from Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, the virus...

Way too early March Madness predictions

Trevor Jones, Senior Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

I know that March Madness is still months away. I also understand that an infinite amount of things involving an infinite amount of teams can change in that time. However, based on rosters, initial player evaluations and intraconference competition, I believe I can make some fairly accurate predictions...

EEE virus outbreaks in Michigan

Megan Lavery, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

As of Oct.11, 10 cases of the deadly EEE virus have been reported within eight different cities in Michigan so far this year. Eastern equine encephalitis, more commonly known as EEE or Triple E has been reported within West Michigan. EEE is a quick acting virus that can lead to severe brain damage, and...

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...

Lansing music program cuts participation

Lansing music program cuts participation

Angela Voit, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Adrienne Cohoon (10) was in second grade when major funding cuts cost Lansing Public Schools their music program. With the help of extracurricular music program Hope Central, she was able to learn the violin. However, her elementary school art, music and gym classes were reduced to once every one or...

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

Okemos alum designs Starbucks strawless lids

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...

The EEE virus goes viral

Megan Lavery, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

As of Oct 29, 10 cases of the deadly EEE virus have been reported within eight different cities in Michigan this year. Eastern equine encephalitis, more commonly known as EEE or Triple E has been reported within West Michigan. EEE is a quick acting virus that can lead to severe brain damage and even...

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