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Students participate in annual Relay for Life event

Students participate in annual Relay for Life event

By Michael Sande

February 27, 2015

Once a year, students and faculty gather in the Homestead field house to participate in the globally recognized fundraising event Relay For Life. Students check into this event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., bringing in sleeping bags, snacks and fundraising money to carry them until the end of the event at...

The gift of education

The gift of education

By Tim Flynn, Katherine Spieker, and Evan Moe

February 20, 2015

Back in November, Owatonna High School competed against Faribault High School in the annual week-long Cash Drive event. OHS students raised a total of $10,463.29 for the charity Yuda Bands. The money raised will sponsor eight Guatemalan children's dreams of receiving an education in the impoverished...

Uncapping the truth

Uncapping the truth

By Mina

February 16, 2015

Have you seen all the boxes and plastic bags filled with bottle caps lying around the school? Have you ever wondered what they are collected for? In a recent survey asking if students knew where the bottle caps go or why we collect them, only two out of ten answered correctly. Out of the eight that...

First year Bronco’s fight inspires forgiveness

First year Bronco’s fight inspires forgiveness

By Leah Bowen and Rachael Crews

February 16, 2015

On August 14, new teacher Loressa Pecoraro was on the way home after her first teacher work day when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel, hitting her head-on and causing severe injuries. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 380, causing back-ups for several hours. The student, from a different...

Charter Oak senior battles cancer

Charter Oak senior battles cancer

By Andres Soto

February 13, 2015

December 5, 2014: the date that changed Charter Oak senior Anthony Ortega’s life forever. Anthony was going through what was a normal day in his second period economics class. “I was in second period, and my friend Ryan Hansen pointed out that I had a ball on my neck,” said Anthony. “I felt...