Left to right; Connor Hoffstetter, Bowen Slotman, Dillon Connell, Sean Nowicki, Meghan Murphy, Carli Jones

DECA’s Success in Atlanta

Julian Bocanegra Keller, Staff Reporter May 16, 2022

Just as the sun rose over the horizon on Saturday, April 23rd, six Orchard Park High School students boarded a plane headed for a school competition across the country. This was no test of who could throw...

First period woodshop with their White Pine trees.

Woodshop Plants Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2022

This past Friday, Orchard Park High School’s woodshop class held a tree planting party in observance of Arbor Day. I visited room 112 to see the process and find out more.  “Last Friday was Earth...

Blanket-Making Spreads Kindness

Blanket-Making Spreads Kindness

Nadia Hering, Staff Reporter April 28, 2022

Orchard Park is warming people's hearts and helping others as a result of their recent blanket making event. Students brought materials and gathered in the commons to create blankets for people in need. The...

Welcome OPs Girls Football Team

Welcome OP’s Girls’ Football Team

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

New York State is rolling out its pilot season for girls’ flag football, and Orchard Park has seized the opportunity.  NFL teams are sponsoring girls’ flag football teams across the state. The...

The Benefits of Healthy Relationships

The Benefits of Healthy Relationships

Olivia Saeli, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Based on the experiences of the majority, navigating life alone is a difficult task. Having to face its many challenges without the support of others is next to impossible. With at least a handful of caring...

Virgil was Here

Virgil was Here

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2022

Late fashion designer Virgil Abloh broke barriers and paved the path for black creators. His legacy lies at Louis Vuitton, and at his own brand, Off-White. Abloh didn’t see himself as a designer, but...

School Fashion: a Drastic Change

School Fashion: a Drastic Change

Cassidy Whalen, Staff Reporter February 13, 2022

Lazy. That’s one way to put the way most students currently dress for school at Orchard Park High School.  Students wear sweatpants, sweatshirts, and these days, even pajamas on a daily basis.  Teenagers...

Aidan Cocchiarella at Buffalo Bills game.

How Aidan Cocchiarella Saved The Buffalo Bills’ Season

Elijah Moskal, Staff Reporter February 13, 2022
For Josh Allen’s sake, Aidan Cocchiarella must go dine at Denny’s.
A Day in the Life of a Culinary Student at BOCES

A Day in the Life of a Culinary Student at BOCES

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2022

Packing her regular school bag and her culinary uniform, Maya Turano gets ready for another day at BOCES. She is a senior at Orchard Park High School, and attends the culinary arts program at Ormsby Educational...


OP’s Winter Homecoming Makes a Comeback!

Mia Pandža, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2022

Winter Homecoming is back at Orchard Park! While it’s not the typical dance, the day will be full of winter fun. “We’ve been working on trying to create the best experience...

Jameson Zelasko on His Passion of Music Festivals

Aquinnah Zelasko, Staff Reporter January 21, 2022

Jameson Zelasko travels North America chasing music festivals. Zelasko goes to many festivals each year with his friends. This interview shows his passion for it and why you should go to one too.  How...

High School Large Wooden Bridge Contest, from left to right: Rachel Gawronski, Elise Brady, Rachel Capello

OPHS Wins Tech Wars!

January 13, 2022

Orchard Park recently had enormous success at Tech Wars, winning the entirety of the competition in a display of superior technological capability. This past Tuesday on January 12th, upwards of 50 Orchard...

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