About Us

OTHStoday Website

OTHStoday.com is O’Fallon Township High School’s student produced news website. Students in all three journalism publications, Panther Beat Broadcast, The Prowler Newspaper, and The Panther Yearbook, work together to produce OTHStoday.

Official Policies of OTHStoday.

The OTHS journalism programs are members of the National Scholastic Press Association, the Journalism Education Association, and the Illinois Journalism Education Association.

Follow us on twitter @othstoday or like us on Facebook for OTHS news updates and announcements.

OTHStoday Staff:
Erica Marlinghaus, Editor-in-Chief

 

Panther Beat Broadcast

Over seventy – five students make up the Panther Beat broadcast club. Students work as anchors, reporters, producers, videographers, editors, directors, script writers, sound technicians, free-lancers, and web editors.

The daily broadcast and monthly show are produced by students enrolled in Mrs. Strubhart’s  Interactive Media and Digital Media classes. These classes may be repeated, or students can continue to work on the Panther Beat as freelancers.

The broadcast club also live streams athletic events and graduation ceremonies to www.IHSA.TV.  Visit http://www.ihsa.tv/oths/ for  live web broadcasts.

For a behind the scenes look at the Panther Beat broadcast, click here.

Panther Beat Senior Staff:

Emma McClure  Executive Producer

Kelli Konzen, Co-Executive Producer

Erica Marlinghaus, Co – Executive Producer

Mrs. Strubhart, Faculty Advisor & Broadcast Coordinator

Mrs. Stephens, Assistant Broadcast Coordinator

 

The Prowler Newspaper

The Prowler is produced by Mr. Townsend’s Advanced Journalism class. The Prowler is distributed to all students during their advisory period. Papers can also be picked up from display bins on the Smiley Campus and the Main Office at the Milburn Campus.

Mrs. Lauren Muniz, Adviser

Official Policies of the The Prowler
The O’Fallon Township High School newspaper, The Prowler, is part of the educational curriculum of O’Fallon District 203.

Although the paper is a class activity, OTHS students may submit materials, such as stories, photography, graphics, or art, for publication consideration. Students should bring any submissions to Room 608 Smiley Campus. Submissions may be edited for content, length and grammar.

If written, staff editorials will not be signed and will reflect the opinion of the majority of the staff members. Commentaries and columns, on the other hand, will be signed and reflect the individual writer’s views.

Any person with an interest in the OTHS community is encouraged to submit letters to the editor. All letters must be signed. All signatures will be verified through a phone call or personal interview.

Letters may be submitted to Room 608 Smiley Campus, mailed to OTHS Publications, 600 S. Smiley St., O’Fallon, IL 62269, or emailed to letters@othstoday.com. Letters should be fewer than 400 words in length. If excessive editing is needed, the letter will be returned to the author for approval. The Prowler reserves the right to edit any letter for grammatical errors, libelous content, or space limitations.

The Prowler is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association and the Illinois High School Press Association. Some material courtesy of American Society of NewspaperEditors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service. The Prowler is printed by the Edwardsville Intelligencer of Edwardsville, Ill.

 

The Panther Yearbook

The Panther Yearbook is an extra-curricular activity.  Students meet 2-4 times a week, after school to work on our yearbook pages.  Our yearbook is published through Taylor-Balfor Publishing and are distributed late summer/early fall of the following year.  All students can order their yearbooks at
www.smart-pay.com.
The yearbook content is produced predominantly by the students.  Photographers, Writers, Artists, and anyone with a creative eye is encouraged to be a part of the yearbook staff.
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