Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Kabir Gupta (‘24), a passionate, approachable, and supportive student leader and pixel
Kabir Gupta: A Passionate Student Leader
Aanya Gupta, Staff Writer • November 13, 2022

Every morning Kabir looks forward to his 8:50s. After a 20 minute meditation session, Kabir gets ready for his class. Opening up his computer and coming online for his class at 9am a message pops up - the 8:50s. “As I had a 9am class, my friend would send something at 8:50 every time knowing that I’d be there just before...

La Colombe begins on a F natural, and proceeds with a tonal melody but an atonal harmony.
Avant-Garde Music or “Random Notes”? Part 1: Olivier Messiaen
Darren Li, Staff Writer • November 13, 2022

Modern avant-garde music is characterized by a significant deviation from the musical norms we are accustomed to, focusing less on conventional...

Taylor Swift’s Midnights minimalist album cover, depicting the artist in glamorous makeup in the anxiety of the night.
Taylor Swift’s Midnights: A Glimpse Into 13 Sleepless Nights of Self-Reflection
Rishi Janakiraman and Mandy Yu November 4, 2022

In the months that followed her surprise announcement, fans remained on the hunt for clues and easter eggs that could reveal the record’s meaning,...

Madeline Millers two books side by side—contrasting colors but similar silhouettes.
On the Outskirts of an Epic: Why We Are drawn to Madeline Miller’s Vivid Reimaginings of Ancient Myths
Kate North, Associate Editor • November 4, 2022

“Rage—goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, / Murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, / hurling down to the...

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What Are OHSers Reading? 4th Edition
Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer • October 28, 2022

Edition four of book recommendations from students, compiled by grade. Have a suggestion? Submit here:   7th Grade The Pursuit Of Miss...

OHS students meet on Stanford campus and take a group photo.
A Halloween Night: Pixels Meet at Winchester House
Mandy Yu, School News Editor • November 13, 2022

On October 23, Pixels in the Bay Area gathered for a night of spooky fun at the Winchester Mystery House.. A historic mansion located in San...

Investment club founder Kaden Ma explains common Day Trading patterns during a Friday afternoon meeting.
SOHS Bursts onto the Investment Competition Scene!
Max Qvale, Staff Writer • November 4, 2022

Despite the importance of money management and sensible investment as a crucial life skill, students usually aren’t taught the basics of investing...

56 OHS students responded to a survey indicating how many hours of sleep they get on a nightly basis.
Do OHSers Get Enough Sleep?
Kara Lee, Staff Writer • October 17, 2022

Results from a survey of 56 OHS students show that 40% of OHSers don’t get enough sleep. These students are getting less than the US Centers...

QLS Logo on its Canvas page, created by Molly Torinus, represents LGBTQ+ solidarity.
The Queer Liberation Society: Celebrating the Beauty of LGBTQ+ Identity
Rishi Janakiraman October 6, 2022

In 1970, then-recent college graduate John D’Emilio and his boyfriend, Jim Oleson, heard of the thousands of LGBT+ people and activists openly...

Meet the Staff
Lily Sun
Lily Sun
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lily is a senior at Stanford OHS, and this is her fourth year here. She is a 3-time national competitor in figure skating and a national bronze medalist at the US National Figure Skating Championships....

Psilocybe cubensis, or the Magic Mushroom, is the main source of psilocybin.
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Psilocybin: the Miracle Drug of the 21st Century
Anders Daly, Staff Writer • November 15, 2022

At only six inches tall with a three-inch wide cap, Psilocybe cubensis is an unassuming savior. But when used properly, these Magic Mushrooms...

Dimorphos
DART Spacecraft: The Future of Planetary Defense
Bharat Nambisan, Staff Writer • October 30, 2022

On September 26, 2022, NASA’s DART spacecraft became the first spacecraft to successfully change the path of an asteroid. The mission’s success...

Emersen and her younger sister lead a WiSTEM+ workshop at their local boys and girls club.
Emmie Panigrahi: Creating a Safe Space For Women In Science
Annika Ross, Staff Writer • October 17, 2022

Emmie Panigrahi, a senior at OHS, is devoted to providing a safe, inclusive space to support Women in STEM+ fields. Between her full-time academics,...

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