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The Naughty Greek 2 brings culture to the Twin Cities

The Naughty Greek 2 brings culture to the Twin Cities

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018

Walking into the Naughty Greek’s second location on opening day was like stepping into a different world--a parallel universe, better and brighter than the St. Paul streets. Those who were stepping in from the biting cold were greeted by the scent of rotisserie meats and the satisfied buzz of cust...

Current events club takes over

Current events club takes over

Tori Everson, News Editor

January 25, 2018

Seniors Mollie McGrann, Caroline Koehl and Kelly Rash sparked the idea of forming the Current Events Club in 2016 after the presidential election sparked political tension among the student body. The club takes place in Mr. Aman’s room, 206, and holds monthly meetings in which they discuss the current...

Service dog Blaine to start at OHS

Jazmine Borreson, Visuals editor

January 11, 2018

Freshman Bella Andrade has a new furry friend named Blaine who will be by her side throughout the school day at OHS starting Jan.8. Blaine is a black lab service dog, who is a normal pet at home, but when Andrade and Blaine come to school, for Blaine it is time to get to work. While Andrade is at...

St. Jude Red Carpet For Hope Teen Gala

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

January 9, 2018

At the St. Jude Teen Gala on Jan. 7, students from around the twin cities raised a total of $138,960, which is a record amount for a teen gala. This was the 4th annual gala held in Minneapolis for students in the area. Each student needed to raise a minimum of $250. The number one top fundraiser...

Couples of OHS

Couples of OHS

January 4, 2018

This video showcases several OHS couples with fun facts about their relationships.

Help Grant A Child’s Wish

Jenna Lulling, Feature Editor

December 19, 2017

The student body continues to be a body of character as the opportunity to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation came to the cafeteria during Spartan Hour. The teachers around the school offer different items for a silent auction to raise the money. Some of the items include a teacher parkin...

International Festival

Hannah Rippberger, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2017

Otten Brothers held the annual International Festival Oct 25. Many people joined to watch dances of other cultures being performed and stands set up representing many different countries. People love coming every year to the Festival. Many ethnic foods can be eaten. Stands are decorated with decor...

Holidazzle is a Must See

Nikki Praus, Editor in Chief

December 15, 2017

The parade may have been canceled but the Holiday lights and markets are still in full swing. Holizaddle, at Loring Park, started Nov. 24th and will go until Dec. 23rd. The schedule includes: Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fridays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays ...

Music Making an Impact on the Brain

Music Making an Impact on the Brain

Tori Everson, News Editor

December 5, 2017

Can you imagine the world without music? Many people are aware of the fact that music has the ability to alter the mood, change an opinion, improve concentration and motivate people. With recent advances in neuroscience, researchers are now able to accurately measure how music truly affects the brain, ...

Minneapolis ranked a top 10 world destination

Minneapolis ranked a top 10 world destination

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

December 4, 2017

The Wall Street Journal recently released a list of the top places to travel to in 2018; a city close to home ranked fourth on the list. Out of the ten destinations on the list, only one of them was in the United States: Minneapolis. The list consisted of the Faeroe Islands; Puebla, Mexico; Kuelap...

Jingle Ball

Jingle Ball

Jenna Lulling, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017

Jingle Ball is an annual concert that takes place throughout multiple states in the United States. The concert contains different genres of music such as Pop, Rock, Hip Hop and R&B. KIIS-FM’s first official event date was Dec. 16, 2000. This year Minnesota’s Jingle Ball is hosted by KDWB at the Xce...

Boys Feel Pressure to Have a Perfect Body Too

Simone McGuire, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2017

Many people are too focused on women’s bodies and their insecurities to recognize that men feel insecurities and pressures to have the perfect body too. From body dysmorphia to eating disorders, every gender can experiences these struggles. Not just women. Men’s dissatisfaction with their overall a...

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