Scheduling Salsa!

Scheduling Salsa!

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

January 30, 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...

A scholarship a day

A scholarship a day

Julie Buynacek, Layout and design editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

For many seniors, scholarships are often stressful and time consuming. They seem to be pushed behind the more pressing everyday assignments of various classes, and before you know it, the deadlines have passed and it seems impossible to be able to pay for college. However, there are a number of ways...

Selfies Raising Positivity Among Teenagers

Selfies Raising Positivity Among Teenagers

Abby Moeller, Staff reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Like social media and being connected to the phone constantly, selfies have also risen in their popularity, especially among teenagers.  2014 was named “The Year of the Selfie” due to the large influx of popularity for the pasttime and social "measure" that has absorbed the attention of many. Selfies,...

College tuition costs continue to rise

College tuition costs continue to rise

Elyssa Synor, Staff reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under By the numbers, News, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

College is in the mind of many high school seniors right now. With applications due around this time, students are scrambling to decide which colleges to apply to. Unfortunately, money is usually a big factor in deciding which colleges students will go to. Since 1986, tuition and fees at public and ...

Body Image in Today’s Society is ruining self confidence

Body Image in Today’s Society is ruining self confidence

Aryana Dreyer, Staff reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

A large number of women (and sometimes even men) struggle with the way their bodies look. Body image is the subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. Having a positive body image means that, most of the time, you see yourself accurately, you feel comfortable in your body, and you feel go...

Into the Musical

Into the Musical

Olivia Sferra, Layout and Design Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Art/Poetry, Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

Every year, as fall progresses into winter, the Orchard Park High School’s theatrical community prepares itself for the upcoming spring production. Beginning in late November, meetings were already being held in anticipation of this school year’s musical: Into the Woods. Into the Woods is a combination of...

OP Fed Hockey Defeats Timon During Their Home Opener

OP Fed Hockey Defeats Timon During Their Home Opener

Katherine Duffek, Sports Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life

The Orchard Park Fed hockey team knew their home opener would be a tough one, and tensions rose as the game against their rival, Timon, grew closer. The game began as you would imagine a game between rivals would: chippy with plenty of penalties. The power plays and penalty kills went back and forth betwe...

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

OP Fed Hockey Draws with Canisius

Ryan Riter, Staff reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

The Orchard Park Fed hockey team made many changes this past year because of graduating seniors last year, forcing new young guns to step up. The team traveled to downtown Buffalo to play in the new Harborcenter recently built by Terry and Kim Pegula, to battle off with Canisius Fed at 6:30 pm on Monday...

Bret Morseon slams down the competition

Bret Morseon slams down the competition

Bridget Morseon, Staff reporter

December 7, 2016


Filed under School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

The gym is filled with the roar of the crowd as you walk onto the mat. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins, and you're longing to just start and get it out of you. You hunch over and shake your opponent’s hand, knowing he must feel the same way, but you don’t care. You want to win. The mome...

OPHS wins the National Blue Ribbon Award

OPHS wins the National Blue Ribbon Award

Fiona Rath and Hanna Walker

December 7, 2016


Filed under Current Media Buzz, News, School and Community Profiles, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

    On November 8, 2016, officials from the federal Department of Education in Washington, D.C.  named Orchard Park High School a National Blue Ribbon School. As the only school in Western New York to receive this honor, Mr. Wolf, along with the faculty and staff of OPHS, was thrilled to ...

Dr. Strange-The Movie

Dr. Strange-The Movie

Jason Farris, Staff reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Art/Poetry, Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

         On Saturday night November 5,  a couple of  friends and I went and saw the new Dr. Strange movie. The movie stars actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. The movie has been very popular among Marvel fans and also just casual movie watchers. It was the fourteenth consecutive Marvel m...

Orchard Park Hopes to Bring Home Bridge Building Title

Jake Gates, Staff reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, School and Community Profiles, Student Life

  For the first time ever, Orchard Park has the opportunity to come in first at the annual bridge building contest.  Mr. Dewald, the new technology teacher this year, is very excited about the upcoming contest.  The contest is sometime in January, so the school has plenty of time to come up...

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