Movie Throwbacks: The Shining (1980)

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Student Life

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Genre: Thriller/Drama film Rating: 4.5/5 stars Running time: 2 hr 40 min.     In his thriller film The Shining, Stanley Kubrick shows the true effects of psychological madness that one can undertake when in severe isolation. Although its setting may seem li...

2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season Predictions and Results

2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season Predictions and Results

Hunter Lobur-Cummins, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Hello everyone, it’s Hunter Lobur Cummins here with regular season game-by-game predictions for the 2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season.  It should be a fun one, so without further ado, let’s get down to business!   Week One: home vs. McKinley Macks (Friday 9/1/17) ...

Early FEMA Cuts Could Have Killed Thousands due to Hurricanes

Early FEMA Cuts Could Have Killed Thousands due to Hurricanes

Alex Senft, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, News, Opinion, Showcase

Alexander Senft Harvey and Irma In the tail end of our summer vacation, a new season was catching full stride without most really knowing: Hurricane Season. During the early weeks of September to about mid-October, the hurricane season reaches its peak; this year,  a pair of terrifying storms cast a ...

“Screen Activist Guild” Awards

“Screen Activist Guild” Awards

Olivia Sferra, Layout and Design editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Just over two weeks ago, renowned actors and actresses assembled in Hollywood for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, commonly referred to as the SAG Awards. This award show is different from complimentary ceremonies such as the Academy Awards or the Emmys in the sense that this production is...

Libraries are slowly becoming a thing of the past

Libraries are slowly becoming a thing of the past

Dillon Janca, Staff reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Libraries bring people knowledge and information from all areas of life right into one spot for all to use. As a society, libraries are slowly becoming unpopulated and unused, especially for the younger generations. The use of libraries will never come to a complete halt, but in the coming years we will...

Some student opinions of the recent construction in our high school

Some student opinions of the recent construction in our high school

Erich Dickey, Layout design editor

February 5, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

This year Orchard Park High School has underwent some drastic changes with the interior and exterior of the building after the discovery of Asbestos.  These changes have had various and long-lasting effects on the students attending.  I have conducted interviews with each class and can report the following: Alexi Przybyl...

Scheduling Salsa!

Scheduling Salsa!

Liza Koman, Emily Zhang, Layout and Design Editor, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Opinion, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

High school has been a rather pleasant experience for both Emily and me. Although it's been extremely busy and we haven't really had time to breathe, we have, relatively speaking, enjoyed all our classes and extracurricular activities. This makes narrowing down our favorite classes pretty tricky, but...

“Out with the new, and in with the old”

“Out with the new, and in with the old”

Victoria Wraight, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Showcase

The other day, when I was taking a photo of my record player using my Polaroid camera, I noticed something; we live in an age where one can listen to music and take high definition photos using a smartphone, so why am I so elated to be in possession of such subpar technology? The Polaroid photos are...

Parents need to stop smothering their kids in school

Parents need to stop smothering their kids in school

Sean Duffy, Staff reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Parents who dictate to much of their child’s lives during the important day in high school are bringing harm to these children they claim to be protecting. It is important that teenagers develop the skill they need to navigate themselves once they are in college. These so called “helicopter...

Don’t Make Your Privacy Public

Don’t Make Your Privacy Public

Connor Porteus, Staff reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

People who are concerned about having and protecting their privacy continue to have open conversations in public.  By doing so they are infringing on their own privacy and revealing their lives to those around them. Cell phones have expanded immensely in their use of technology.  Now they have ...

Ghosting Creates Problems in Society

Ghosting Creates Problems in Society

Quinn Imiola, Staff reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Ghosting is a very interesting and new problem within society today.  What exactly is ghosting?  “I have no idea what ghosting is,” social studies teacher Matt Lexner said.  Ghosting is when a person ends a relationship by cutting off all communication with another person without any explanation...

The Dangers of the Sun

The Dangers of the Sun

Billy Major, Staff reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

How careful are you in the sun? Every year millions of people flock to the beach to soak in the sun, many unaware of the dangers of too much sun. Beaches aren’t the only place that sun can harm people. Any time when you are exposed to sunlight for a longer period of time, you are in danger of harmful...

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