The OHS Press

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...

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...

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...

Basketball season starts with a bang

Basketball season starts with a bang

Brendon Pricco, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

There’s snow on the ground, winter break is just around the corner and Michigan high school basketball is getting underway. Last season the Okemos boys varsity basketball team made it all the way to the state semifinals and a game at the Breslin Center. Even if you aren’t a big fan of basketball,...

Seasonal affective disorder is more serious than just the winter blues

Seasonal affective disorder is more serious than just the winter blues

Sophia Timm-Blow, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

At this point in the year when we are all counting down the days until we can finally go on winter break, the weather outside becomes bitter and cold. The harsh reality of winter in Michigan means that we essentially say goodbye to the sun and warmth for a couple of months and live cooped up inside,...

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.

Hockey team hosts second annual suicide awareness game

Hockey team hosts second annual suicide awareness game

Annabel Burba, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

On February 2, the Okemos hockey team will hold their Okemos Suicide Awareness Hockey Game at Suburban Ice, a fundraiser held in honor of the late OHS student David Rhem. Complete with the silent auction at 7pm and the game at 7:30, the event’s proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Suicide...

Mystery surrounding former OHS teacher Frank Crane begins to unravel

Mystery surrounding former OHS teacher Frank Crane begins to unravel

Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson and Rose Albrecht

February 19, 2019

It’s Oct. 29, 1969, and OHS’ resident debate coach and journalism adviser Frank Crane will not be returning to work the following Monday. Frank Crane had been recognized as Frank Goolsby, a criminal wanted for larceny and fraud in Washington State. The only reason authorities had gotten ahold...

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