Musical cast strikes the set

On March 9 through 11, the students in the cast of My Favorite Year performed four times on the newly lit stage. On March 12, all of the actors and crew members returned to the stage to help tear down the sets and attempt to return them to the props closet. The participants call this … Continue reading

Orchestra concert showcases strings

On Wednesday Feb. 15 at 7 P.M, family and friends came to the auditorium to watch the junior high and high school orchestra players perform at the annual winter concert led by orchestra director Meredith Depew. The chamber orchestra played first, followed by the honors orchestra, finishing with the symphony orchestra. The chamber orchestra is … Continue reading

Student council blood drive saves lives

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Meaning more than 38,000 blood donations are needed per day.  At the moment, less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, with only three percent actually donating.  It is a small group, but clinics are always looking for more … Continue reading

Donation brings Destination Imagination closer to goal

On Jan. 23, Greg McAfee of the McAfee Foundation for Children and Youth and McAfee Heating and Air gave a $5000 check to a local Destination Imagination (DI) team. The team, who is currently raising money to get Ally Moran (9) a service dog. The team thought the library meeting was for a group picture. … Continue reading

Dance-a-thon brings students together for a cause

On Friday, Jan. 27th the Oakwood National Honors Society hosted a Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit at Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. The event, planned by National Honor Society (NHS), was for grades nine through twelve and held a ten dollar admission fee. After paying the fee, each grade level received a … Continue reading

Students tear it up at turnabout

On Jan. 21 Student Council held their annual Turnabout dance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors alike attended the dance for an evening with friends. All photos by: Quinn Murray By: Quinn Murray murray.quinn@oakwoodschools.org

Opinions under the dome: polarization in the LGBT community

Unfortunately, this country has become heavily focused on polarization. Americans tend to classify each action and idea with liberal and conservative values. This idea of polarization in politics and throughout society spread into the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community as well, and Americans need to stop it. The LGBT community has come incredibly … Continue reading

Students feel for fall

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, students look forward to thier family traditions. Nathan Boyce (9) Does your family have any Thanksgiving traditions? My grandparents come over, as well as my dad’s sister, and we all eat together. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? Mashed potatoes. I just like the flavor of them. Do you go … Continue reading

Singles on Valentines Day

The day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, is fast approaching, and students are all preparing differently for this holiday. Traditionally a day for people in romantic relationships to celebrate with their partners, being alone on Valentine’s Day can make people who are not in relationships feel left out. “I think single people can celebrate it,” … Continue reading

Seeking guidance in art careers

Students who excel in the fine arts often seek art programs in college and even schools specializing in the fine arts to build the knowledge to make their passion into a career. “My reaction to students wanting to have a career in art is positive,” art teacher Krista Furst said. “I do however discuss with … Continue reading

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