Orange Media publications are official student-produced mediums of news and information published by the Journalism students of Olentangy Orange High School. The publications have been established as a designated public forum for student journalists to inform, educate and entertain readers as well as for the discussion of issues of concern to their audience. They  will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials, adults or sources prior to publication.

The content of the publications is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself. They will not publish any material, determined by the staff or adviser, that is libelous, obscene or disruptive to the school day.

The advisers are Kari Phillips and Brian Nicola. Readers may respond to the publications through Letters to the Editor. Letters may be mailed, e-mailed to thecourierstaff@gmail.com or dropped off to room 2223. The staff asks that submissions be 300 words or less and contain the author’s name and signature. Editors reserve the right to edit or withhold publication of letters.

The publications strive to uphold the Canons of Professional Journalism, which includes accuracy, impartiality, etc. Therefore, major errors will be corrected in the next issue. Distinction will be marked between news and opinion stories.

February 10, 2017

Everyday I wake up on my queen-sized bed in a swaddle of fuzzy warm blankets. I do my stretches then jump off and wait by the bedroom door. My lazy person is still asleep, so naturally I bark to wake her up. I’m so helpful, but she doesn’t think so for some reason.

I ju...

February 10, 2017

Palm oil is in almost everything we use, including soap, shampoo, detergent, food and makeup. It comes from the fruit of oil palm trees in rainforests around the equator and is extremely versatile. But with the continued use of palm oil, rainforests are being diminishe...

December 16, 2016

Humans are known for being innovative and technologically-advanced, but at what cost? The way we get our energy is harmful to us and to the other living things that share our planet. Our dangerous habit of destroying Earth’s most beautiful and natural resources comes a...

November 18, 2016

Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason. They are playful, loyal, compassionate, curious and affectionate; they encompass all of the positive qualities an animal can have.

Dogs will spend their entire lives making their owners happy, all they ask for in return...

The common practices of tattooing and body piercing, which have both grown in popularity, are not at all new concepts. In fact, they can be traced back to ancient times. From culture to culture, piercings and tattoos varied in significance, from serving as amulets to f...

October 21, 2016

Bees-where would we bee without them? They pollinate the flowers that beautify our parks and even the fruits, vegetables and nuts we eat. Without pollination we wouldn’t have the delicious foods we enjoy every day, or the flowers that bloom every spring.

But something t...

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