Parent Messages to the Class of 2021
  • Congratulations Luke and Madison! We are so proud of you!!! We love you, mom, dad and Christian xo
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
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The graduation ceremony has been moved up.
Breaking News: Graduation ceremony time changed
Tala Areiqat, Managing Editor • June 21, 2021

On June 21, Principal Bruce Sabatini announced via email, text, and phone that the 2021 graduation ceremony...

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Juniors Tala Areiqat, Ace Kim, and Ava Petrilli and seniors Tiffany Cowan, Daniel Kim, and Amy Tony with Dr. Bruce Sabatini, Ms. Katie Gallagher, and Senator Cory Booker.
Sitting Down with Senator Cory Booker
Siena Griffin, Managing Editor • June 16, 2021

Senator Cory Booker returned virtually to his high school alma mater on Friday, June 11 for a question...

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Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual
Annual Jazz Cafe Goes Virtual
Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer • May 19, 2021

On Friday, April 23, the Tri-M Music Honors Society gathered over Zoom to collect donations for the American...

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America must prioritize unity in order to reach its full potential.
Unity
Kevin Pulickal, Staff Writer • June 22, 2021

This year, our country has seen its fair share of adversity and hatred. From the election to the riots, I’ve seen enough quarreling and arguing to fill a lifetime. As a sixteen-year-old Indian kid living in the suburbs, I never saw myself stepping out of my comfort zone to pick a fight with the next...

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Where Are All the Black People?
Where Are All the Black People?
Kamil Mouehla, Special to the Lance • June 21, 2021

It was the first day of my freshman year when I became fully aware of my unbelonging. I remember coming into the building like I was a celebrity: with my sagging biker pants, a black polo, and Air Jordans, I let my presence be known. Intensely scrutinized, I felt like I was traversing a never-ending...

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Olivia Rodrigo sweeps the charts.
“SOUR” is Pretty Sweet
Olivia Klein, Public Relations Editor • June 21, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo first entered the music industry with her debut single “drivers license,” and has since proven herself to be an up-and-coming artist in the music industry with her debut album SOUR. SOUR has everyone going crazy, especially OT students. What makes Rodrigo’s music so compelling...

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Summer Movie Recommendations
Summer Movie Recommendations
Drew Rosenblum, Staff Writer • June 17, 2021

We are so close to wrapping up this school year, and everyone wants to sit back and relax a bit. These four picks will match any summer vibe and help you unwind at the same time.   Swiss Army Man (2016) Available on Amazon Prime  Stranded on an island, Hank (Paul Dano) has no will to...

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A book to keep you busy this summer.
Review: Daisy Jones & The Six
Audrey Hansen, Staff Writer • June 10, 2021

It’s time to escape reality: With school coming to a close, now is the perfect time to let all your worries vanish, and worry about someone else’s. It’s finally time to binge read, and the perfect book to start with is Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & The Six, a unique and riveting novel...

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Not Just the Top of Her Class
Not Just the Top of Her Class
Charlie Dippolito, Staff Writer • June 11, 2021

In her mind, Avery Linder associates a valedictorian with someone who does exactly what they are told. A person who will never leave their comfort zone or take risks for fear of losing their high status or GPA — someone who will never truly be remarkable and make a difference in this world because...

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A few of Chong
Making a Difference One TikTok at a Time
Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer • May 1, 2021

TikTok is not just for dances or funny videos anymore—the app has brought activism and social issues to the fingertips of thousands of users. One student who has taken advantage of this platform is junior Cara Chong. Her first video, posted on January 12, started as a history project. The account has...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What's Happening in OT Sports
Kevin Pulickal, Staff Writer • June 14, 2021

Monday, May 31 The softball team lost to Ramapo by a score of 9-8 in the quarterfinals of the Bergen County Tournament.  Olivia Cataldo, Grayson Housley,...

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Keep up with OT sports with this weekly recap!
What’s Happening in OT Sports
Matthias Choi, Managing Editor • June 4, 2021

Monday, May 24 The boys tennis team lost to Randolph by a score of 3-2 in the first round of the state tournament. Jayan Fibiger, Daniel Hwang, and Jeffery...

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Posters for seniors on the girls lacrosse team.
Spring Sports Celebrate Seniors
Tala Areiqat and Siena Griffin May 28, 2021

Athletes of the Class of 2021 must say goodbye to high school sports as their final spring season comes to a close. To celebrate their senior players,...

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