Eighth-Grade Dance

Sydney Gipson, Editor

May 8, 2019

Most of the eighth grade students are very excited for the school dance. “ We really need a break from everything. Map tests, EOC’s, and basically just other regular school work and tests,” Sarah Hale said, “The dance i...

The Reason Why School Drills Are So Important

Lindsey Wagner, Editor

May 8, 2019

School safety drills have been around for many years. Over the course of time, the procedures of drills are getting more and more improved. There are many techniques to handle shootings, fires, tornadoes, and earthquake, whic...

Students Vaping at OJHS

May 8, 2019

For the last few years, electronic cigarettes and vaping have become a new trend. For some, these can be used to try to stop smoking actual cigarettes. However, minors have now started using these devices for fun, or in some cas...

Eighth Graders Expectations on going into High School

Ashlie Mayes, Writer

May 8, 2019

High school can be daunting to some but exciting to others. This is true even though the freshman are in the junior high for their first year instead of the high school. The high school classes will be just as difficult and f...

Are Crocs Back in Style?

Taylor Creamer, Writer

April 9, 2019

Through the halls of OJH students can see many crocs around, and not the ones that swim through the swamps. Many students own the shoe brand Crocs. Students either seem to be obsessed or really do not like them at all. ...

OJH’s Newest Trend: Airpods

Isaac Jenkins, Writer

March 18, 2019

This Christmas a majority of students around the school were gifted one common thing: Apple AirPods. Recently, students have been parading the school, using AirPods right under their teachers’ noses and breaking school rules...

Jonathan McGee: Student from Africa

Graham Eldridge, Writer

December 3, 2018

Jonathan McGee is an eighth grader at Ozark Junior High. He is new to the district and moved here from Nairobi, Kenya Africa. He lived there for 12 years before he moved to the US. Jonathan’s parents are missionaries who...

Aspiring Teenage Photographer

Lily Davis, Writer

December 3, 2018

Have you ever wanted to start your own business or carry on a dream of yours. Lauren Plumpe had done so with her dream of being a photographer. A lot of hard work, perseverance, and effort has helped Lauren achieve her goal as...

OJH’s Very Own Coffee Cart: Jackson’s Java

Leah Morris, Writer

December 3, 2018

Americans consume about 400 million cups of coffee each day. A few of those cups come from right inside OJH. Jackson’s Java is a coffee/tea cart that goes around the school to staff in the mornings and afternoon. ...

Does Social Media Distract You?

Tristin Cathcart, Editor/Writer

November 15, 2018

Practice after school, mounds of homework that will take you hours, and chores to do after that. The work keeps piling on but wait, what was that sound? Oh, it was the sound of a notification. But it’s just one comment, three ...

Are Your After School Snacks Healthy?

Lindsey Wagner, Writer

October 26, 2018

Many students walk over to Kum and Go and Sonic to enjoy a snack everyday. The lines in Kum and Go can be all throughout the store, and Sonic has many cars and people swarmed around it. But the food options can be unhealthy. ...

Teenager Netflix Favorites

Taylor Creamer, Writer

October 25, 2018

Netflix has thousands of TV episodes and movies for people to enjoy at any hour of the day. Many teenagers watch Netflix every day. They find their favorite shows and rewatch the same movies 10 times. But eventually, they end up...

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