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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...

Warning signs of abusive relationships

Angela Demas, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Whether they are your partner, parents, friends, colleagues, and so on, you may be susceptible to toxic relationships. In society, this topic may be deemed taboo or uncomfortable to discuss. No matter the reason, it doesn’t change the fact that abuse still exists. “Personally, I feel that abusive...

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...

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...

Stronger than hate: MSU professor speaks about tragedy

Stronger than hate: MSU professor speaks about tragedy

Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 11 people were killed and six people were wounded at the hands of Robert D. Bowers at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michigan State University Professor Margot Valles was deeply horrified to learn that a place so close to her childhood home had been the victim...

Robert Mueller investigation continues

Robert Mueller investigation continues

Jack Hertafeld, Copy editor

September 24, 2018

On August 21, 2018, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, some of which he stated were under the direction of the president. The most notable of these charges relate to the illegal paying off of Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to keep quiet about...

Putin reelected

Putin reelected

Lucy Potter, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2018

Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a fourth term as the president of Russia. He has been in power for 18 years, and his reign has been likened to that of the tsars or emperors. Over 5,000 people attended the event in an extravagant Kremlin hall. "We have revived pride in our fatherland," Mr Putin ...

Aly Raisman takes legal action against Nassar

Aly Raisman takes legal action against Nassar

Maddie Suhrheinrich, Business Manager

March 8, 2018

On Wednesday, Feb. 28,  Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman took legal action regarding the sexual abuse of Larry Nassar. Raisman filed a lawsuit against the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar and others relating to the scandal. In her suit, she alleged the US Olympic Committee was clearly aw...

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