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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...

Your guide to Greater Lansing area’s seasonal holiday events

Abigail Bradley, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

The Lansing area has various holiday activities and festivals to offer during the month of December. From magical light shows to ice skating, there are numerous things to do during the holiday season. Boost your holiday spirit by attending these events. The Potter Park Zoo has prepared a Wonderland...

Three superintendent candidates advance to final round of interviews

Sophie Parks and Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson

October 24, 2018

The search for a new superintendent began after Alena Zachery-Ross’s resignation in late summer 2018. Interviews for the position began earlier this month. In the first round of interviews on October 8 and 9 there were four candidates: John Hood, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Okemos;...

Annual Lamafest at MSU provides a weekend of fun for all ages

Annual Lamafest at MSU provides a weekend of fun for all ages

Jack Moreland, Associate Editor

September 13, 2018

Lamafest is a popular llama show and competition that brings in many of these gentle mammals and their owners from around Michigan and the entire midwest. It took place at the MSU Pavilion August 31 through September 2. “We got a large group from Indiana, Ohio [and] somebody from Wisconsin,” Don...

New team prepares to dance its way into OHS

New team prepares to dance its way into OHS

Reina Brodeur, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

With the start of the new school year comes the formation of the newest varsity sport: dance. While many details are still in the works, the new team is gearing up for the fall and winter seasons with plans to perform at pep rallies, football games and basketball games with later plans for the spring...

The robotics team discusses what it means to be a “Desperate Penguin”

The robotics team discusses what it means to be a “Desperate Penguin”

Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

The robotics team recently competed at Monroe High School on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. The Okemos team, also known as The Desperate Penguins, took part in the two-day competition where they tested the skills of their current robot. “This one was a lot more laid-back, there wasn't...

Okemos named best place to live in Michigan by ‘niche.com’

Okemos named best place to live in Michigan by ‘niche.com’

Sophie Parks, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2018

It has come to my attention that niche.com has ranked Okemos as the best place to live in Michigan. Shocking. But it gets more surprising when we look at Okemos’ rank in the country: fifth. We are living in the fifth-best place in the United States. Niche awards letter grades for many catego...

Kroger pleases the pickiest of shoppers

Kroger pleases the pickiest of shoppers

Megan Wiseman, Web Editor

May 14, 2018

Spring has finally sprung and brought a flourish of fruits and vegetables along with it. Although Okemos weather is certainly warm these days, farmers’ markets and weekend produce stands have yet to appear, forcing those desperate for a taste of the upcoming season to look elsewhere. Fortunately...

Beloved cross country coach passes away

Beloved cross country coach passes away

G Sambaer, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018

John Quiring, known to many in the Okemos community as Coach Q, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at age 75. Quiring was a graduate of University High and Michigan State. At Okemos, he taught and coached for over thirty years. Coach Q built the cross country program up from nothing, winning 29 le...

White nationalist comes to MSU

White nationalist comes to MSU

Amaeka Effiong, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2018

Michigan State University has been under fire for the past few weeks after the uproar over the horrific Larry Nassar trial, and was in the news again recently for allowing Richard Spencer to come speak. White Nationalist leader, Richard Spencer made his way to MSU on March 5 to give a private speec...

Are the box elders that fill the OHS silos really an issue?

Are the box elders that fill the OHS silos really an issue?

Lucy Potter, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

Boxelder bugs have infested the silos. In the windows surrounding the silos of A and B hallways, the black and red insects hang out in big, moving clumps. Though it may seem gross, and like it is the school’s fault that there is this infestation, that isn’t the case. They are not attracted to ...

Marine Corps Jazz Band visits Okemos

Marine Corps Jazz Band visits Okemos

Gigi Padalec, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2018

On February 27th the Marine Corps jazz band performed their tunes in front of OHS Students during a double 5th hour. The auditorium filled with students and faculty members eager to hear the beautiful sounds of music. The group of six had been touring around the country even since the beginning of February....

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