The AP Exam Survival Guide

The AP Exam Survival Guide

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

AP exams are coming up next week! As the testing days are coming closer, it’s important to be calm and to prepare yourself well for your exams. Here are some tips and measures to take before you walk into the exam room! Take practice exams- Taking old AP exams on your subject can help give an idea...

How to be prepared for the SAT

How to be prepared for the SAT

Krushangkumar Vaghasia, Staff reporter

April 7, 2018


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Features, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life, Uncategorized

The haste to fill out all the bubbles and the struggle to finish each section in extreme nervousness, while the proctor stands in the front of the room holding a super official College Board guidelines book announces that time’s up, is something that every college-bound senior who has taken the SAT...

Quaker String Quartet Performance

Quaker String Quartet Performance

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Art/Poetry, Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Quaker String Quartet gave back to an important cause at the annual Breakfast with Bach, hosted by the Gliding Stars.  Gliding Stars is an adaptive, nonprofit organization that provides the opportunity for people with developmental disabilities to learn to ice skate. They currently have prog...

Russian Ruin at the Olympics

Russian Ruin at the Olympics

Katherine Merkel, Entertainment Editor

January 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Soft news, Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

With the 2018 winter Olympic games quickly approaching, spirits are running high in the athletic world as competitors from hundreds of countries around the globe prepare to travel to PyeongChang, South Korea in order to go for the gold. While most countries are excited for the upcoming games, there i...

SantaLand 2017

SantaLand 2017

Olivia Sferra, Layout and Design Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life, Uncategorized

This past (pleasantly surprising) long weekend, lots of OP students took to the hills of Chestnut Ridge for some fun snow day sledding on Friday, December 8. However, this was not the only activity occurring at the Park this weekend. For the past few years, Chestnut Ridge has hosted an annual “S...

ENTER TO WIN TWO SABRES TICKETS FOR AN UPCOMING GAME!

ENTER TO WIN TWO SABRES TICKETS FOR AN UPCOMING GAME!

December 1, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, News, Showcase, Soft news, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

VS. February 17, 2018 at 1pm Use the tab below to submit your entry.  Please note the following forms with times/dates: Buffalo Sabres Ticket Contest from The Voice Sabres Flyer VOICE See the Sabres on the Voice ...

Call of Duty Has Changed For the Best

Call of Duty Has Changed For the Best

Andrew Notaro, Staff reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life

Have you ever heard young adults or children in their teens complain about the past four games called Call of Duty? Well, l being at the age of seventeen, I hear kids complain all the time about how unrealistic the past few games have been. The latest Call of Duty is based on World War II. The games ...

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


Filed under Entertainment, Features, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life, Uncategorized

    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...

Homegrown: A Simple Bistro

Homegrown: A Simple Bistro

Sarah McDonald, Staff reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Features, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life

Hot coffee, good company, and smiling faces are in abundance at Homegrown Bistro. In the small, charming village of Orchard Park, Homegrown Bistro found its home. Owner Katie Gordon followed her lifelong dream to open her own restaurant in her hometown, Buffalo, NY. Katie’s dream lead her back here, makin...

To Drive or not To Drive: the driving debate

To Drive or not To Drive:  the driving debate

Katherine Merkel, News and Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

How important is it to have a driver’s license? If this question would have been asked to a group of teenagers twenty or thirty years ago, the response would have been overwhelmingly positive in favor of earning that plastic card that symbolized maturity and independence. However, most teenagers today d...

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...

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