OPHS 2018 grad Danielle Hore continues her hardworking journey at D’Youville College

OPHS 2018 grad Danielle Hore continues her hardworking journey at D’Youville College

Marnique O. Panepento, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018

Last girls' basketball season, Orchard Park's team lost one of its most vital players. Danielle Hore’s achievements not only reflect her as a player, but as a person. Her commitment and love for the sport inspired many and led her to play for D’Youville College. “Danielle has for sure inspired me. She n...

OPHS senior soccer standout Julia Schurr commits to Canisius College

OPHS senior soccer standout Julia Schurr commits to Canisius College

Molly McGowan, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018

Julia Schurr is a Senior at Orchard Park high school and she has been playing soccer since she was four years old. She was on Orchard Park's varsity soccer team as a freshman and was on JV both in her seventh and eighth grade years. She also plays travel for the WNY Flash team, and she has travel...

Rugby all-star: OPHS junior Kayla Hoch

Rugby all-star: OPHS junior Kayla Hoch

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2018

Orchard Park junior Kayla Hoch is a high-demand two-season athlete. Playing basketball in the winter and rugby in the spring, Hoch is constantly training and plays for both Orchard Park teams and outside leagues as well. She started playing basketball for Orchard Park in eighth grade on the modified...

The History of 42nd Street

The History of 42nd Street

Em Rush, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018

42nd Street is a musical that was originally produced in the 1980s and based on the novel by Bradford Ropes which was adapted for the silver screen in 1933. The show features a large array of music including songs that were written for other shows by the lyricist during the same time period. Even now...

New is not always better

New is not always better

November 7, 2018

Mark Nemec The best car award for the yearbook is given out every year to one senior boy and girl. Many people are competing to get the best car award this year, but we all know who’s really going to win. In today's world the 2018 Kia Sorento is named best car today. But the real question is, doe...

College Commits From OPHS

College Commits From OPHS

Zachary Mecca, Staff reporter

November 7, 2018

Many student athletes from Orchard Park High School are fortunate enough to play their respective sport at the next level, college athletics. Having this opportunity takes a lot of hard work, on and off the field, and also,  most importantly, in the classroom. 2018 graduate Ryne Dietz is currently playin...

Girls’ varsity basketball profile Congratulations on winning Section 6 for the first time since 1997, and the second time EVER!

Girls’ varsity basketball profile  Congratulations on winning Section 6 for the first time since 1997, and the second time EVER!

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Sports Editor

February 2, 2018

Thought we'd send this out again and give props to the girls' varsity basketball team on their impressive win over Frontier last night: Hello again, it’s sports editor Hunter Lobur Cummins providing an interview conducted with members and the coach of the Girls Varsity Basketball team; they are c...

Get on the Bus: Claire Pawlak’s VW Bus the Best Car in the School

Get on the Bus: Claire Pawlak’s VW Bus the Best Car in the School

Abby McDonnell, Staff reporer

November 27, 2017

    What do you think of when you hear “VW Bus”? I asked several of my peers this question. For some students, like freshman Bella Tomkiewicz and sophomore Dan Houseman, words such as “peace,” “hippies,”and “1960s” come to mind- the typical response. But when Orcha...

Teacher profile Ms. Marinaccio: Actor, Director, Teacher

Teacher profile Ms. Marinaccio: Actor, Director, Teacher

Abby McDonnell, Staff reporter

November 9, 2017

It was October 6, 2017, and autumn was sweeping in fast. Grey clouds covered the sky and a cool breeze was drifting through the air, but inside the walls of Orchard Park High School, everything remained the same as usual. It was a Friday, so the cheerleaders and football players were all in their unifo...

Constructing the Future: Oishei Children’s Hospital

Constructing the Future: Oishei Children’s Hospital

Sarah McDonald, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017

The new Women and Children’s Hospital, Oishei Hospital,  is in its final stages of construction in the heart of Buffalo. As the construction comes to a close, reflective questions are being asked debating the impact this hospital will make on the city. Many are concerned that the construction of specia...

Senior tie dye pics courtesy of Senior Class Adviser Ms. Henault!

Senior tie dye pics courtesy of Senior Class Adviser Ms. Henault!

Staff

September 11, 2017

Students tie dyeing tee shirts with rubber bands; Casey helped many students with the process; soaking shirt in ash mixture prior to dyeing; dyeing stations with pink tablecloths; students signing class of 2018 banner to be hung for the first day of senior year; seniors leave with their shirts in bags. ...

The Orchard Park Fire Company Recruitment Drive: An Opportunity for Meaningful Service

The Orchard Park Fire Company Recruitment Drive: An Opportunity for Meaningful Service

Hanna Walker, News and Opinion editor

April 18, 2017

When someone thinks about a firefighter, a plethora of adjectives come to mind: strong, caring, able, determined, selfless. I know I think of all these characteristics and many more. The Orchard Park Fire Company is made up of some of the most caring members of our community--men and women who truly...

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