Isabella Hooten, Editor-in-Chief
It is time for OSOTA’s annual homecoming week! Read all you need to know about homecoming here. From reviews, announcements, winners, and more.
Meet Our Senior Homecoming Royalty
Ian and I have been together for four years. We began our high school journey together, and would love to finish off our senior year as homecoming king and queen. I am beyond grateful to have someone that has been by my side all throughout high school, and I can't imagine attending homecoming with anyone else. Ian and I attended our first dance together at the eighth-grade character house dance. While...
Meet Our Junior Homecoming Royalty!
Emma and I are 11th graders. I love playing hockey, I work at the story time cafe, and I am very involved in the culinary program, something that I hope to pursue in my life as a career. Along with that, Emma and I have been dating for just over 5 months now, but before that, we were best friends and have always shared interests in many things such as sports, fashion, and culinary. We have grown with...
Meet Our Sophomore Homecoming Royalty!
I am excited to join this year's homecoming court! If I win homecoming king, there is an incredible benefit for the school and our peers. You see, it is my great joy to make people smile. My homecoming court win would be a surprise to many, but using this element of surprise to keep interesting and intriguing to the school and the events that happen. Since repeated events that are always the s...
Homecoming? No, Going Home
Many people are choosing not to attend Homecoming this year. Some are actually unable to attend, while others are choosing not to go simply because they don’t enjoy Homecoming. Wyatt Bonos, ninth grade, Matthew Germana, 10th grade, and Mr. Martinous, staff, all have unique reasons as to why they will not be attending this year’s Homecoming. Wyatt Bonos will not be attendi...
Setting the Scene: What it takes to plan a homecoming week
The planning of Homecoming is an endeavor that requires many minds to come together with dedication to bring together a community in a night of dancing and euphoria. Those behind the spectacle, however, their voices are lost in their own creation. Only the fruits of their labor remain in the minds of scholars, a ghost of nostalgia. Here are their stories. Juan Ruiz, an often-overlooked member ...
A Fresh Look At Homecoming
With Homecoming around the corner, the freshman class is abuzz with excitement about the Homecoming. Many of the ninth graders participated in the week’s spirit activities, dressing up in an array of decorative outfits and creative costumes to show their enthusiasm. When asked about how he’s going to kick off his first Homecoming celebration, Tristan Speciale, ninth grade said, “I’m go...
Dillard’s Speaks For The Dresses: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Oh no! Homecoming is in a week and you don’t have a dress? Where shall you go? When I went shopping for homecoming dresses (a few weeks ago like a normal person), I found that Dillard’s had the best selection of options. One dress, two dress, red dress, blue dress. I was swamped with possibilities (no I wasn’t). There are short dresses and long dresses, weak dresses and strong dresses. Glittery on...
Homecoming Nails Could Cost You A Limb
It’s homecoming season and probably time for you to get your nails done. Maybe you're looking up cute designs to match your dress on Pinterest or trying to find a nail salon to match your budget. Before you make an appointment, you might want to think about what it’s going to cost you. It is more common than you might think to get an infection while getting your nails done. Whenever you ...
Suzies’ Beauty: Review
With homecoming on the horizon, there are many things on the checklist to make sure that you are looking your best. Hair, makeup, dye, though it can be such a chore to drive all across town just to achieve that one look you so desire! Well, there is a solution! Master Cosmetologist Suzi Ottaway, located in 931 N SR-434, Altamonte springs. She does stunning blowouts, flawless makeup, and can turn you...
Men’s Wearhouse: Good Homecoming Suits?
I went to Men’s Wearhouse for the first time on the 8th of November looking for a suit for my soon-to-come homecoming and ended up leaving with a great first experience and a new suit. When I arrived at the store the ambiance was very calm--even though it was a little busy because of the holidays--and I was welcomed at the front of the store by a worker who helped me with my suit. Even though the...
Aloha Nails in Apopka, Fl
I think that they do an amazing job; it was the best my nails have ever looked.
Dillard’s for the Dress
Imagine your perfect homecoming with the right dress, shoes, and accessories. One of the first places that always pops in my mind is Dillard's. Dillard's has many options when it comes to dresses with its varieties of sizes, colors, and styles. Not only do they have dresses perfect for homecoming, they also have shoes, jewelry, makeup, perfumes, and other accessories to make your night special. The...
Long’s Expert Alterations and Custom Tailoring
Long’s Expert Alterations and Custom Tailoring is the best tailoring location I have ever been to. It is located at 300 St. Laurent Street in Longwood. When you enter the shop, Mr. Long and Ms. Chi greet you with big smiles on their faces from behind the front counter. Masters of their craft, when Mr. Long or Ms. Chi fit you for your clothing, they are lightning quick and precise. After you’ve bee...
Going to the big retail stores and dress shops around can be seriously stressful for anyone. To avoid the stress and have some fun, I chose to instead go through some thrift shops to look for my Homecoming outfit. I went to stores like Goodwill, Ross, and OMG Thrift. Though I went to more thrift shops than I might’ve if I had gone to an actual retail store, I had a much better ...
Franks Tailor Shop & Alterations in DeBary, Florida
Frank and his wife were very nice, they were able to hem my dress in a few days time. They did a great job and now my dress is a proper length.
Who Wore it Best-Country Vs. Country Club
The winner is.... Jill Wilson in 10th grade who brought her bunny as a part of her costume.
The Votes are in…Who Wore it Best Twin Edition
You voted...and the winning twins are our group of senior boys: Sam G., Spencer P., Noah J., Tai T., and Josiah C.
Who Wore it Best: Dream Job Edition
The votes have been tallied! You chose the 10th grade boys wearing the military uniforms as the group that Wore it Best!
Who Wore it Best: Friday Favorite Teacher Edition
And the winner is....Katherine Severin for her imitation of Ms. Gordon!
Who Wore it Best-Fairy Tale Edition
The votes are in....the winners are Aiden Greaver and Allie Thomas for their Aladdin and Jasmine costumes. They made for a cute addition to our HOCO parade representing last year's king and queen. Congrats guys!
Who Wore it Best: Homecoming King and Queen Edition
The votes are in and Hunter Vann has the exclusive interview with our homecoming king and queen: Ian Pineiro and Desiree Mann. Interview with Homecoming Court King and Queen: Ian Pineiro and Desiree Mann https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRb3d5hd/
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