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

The majority of guest user activity began and ended in October of 2022.
Guest User Activity on Skype Platforms: Does OHS Have a Trolling Problem?
Annika Ross, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

Recently, the Stanford OHS community has seen an anonymous “guest” user join many active Skype groups, posting inappropriate and offensive content, often targeting minority groups and individuals. When asked about the nature of the situation, Kristen Sullivan, Director of Student Life at OHS said, “This is unfortunately...

Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. I loved every second.”
What are OHSers Reading? Edition 5
Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

Edition five of book recommendations from students, compiled by grade. Have a suggestion? Submit here: 7th Grade Red, White & Royal Blue...

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...

Mrs. Stanford, caught on Channel 4 News viewing the Queen lying in state.
A Moment Captured — An OHS Teacher Experiences the Aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s Death
Lily Parry, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

September the 8th marked a time of unprecedented change for the United Kingdom, and for many worldwide. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked...

A tomato hornworm can devour up to four times their body mass in leaves and fruits per day.
Common Pests Plaguing OHS Gardeners
Harmehel Singh, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

Pests are a nuisance to gardeners, whether the gardeners have a field of crops or just a small home garden. However, while they defoliate and...

Image shows several major time zones around the world.   OHS students represent 49 U.S. states and 42 countries.
How are OHSers Impacted by Time Zone Differences?
Kara Lee, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

Despite being largely oriented around Pacific Time, OHS is home to students in time zone differences ranging from Central, Hawaii, Eastern, Korea,...

The majority of guest user activity began and ended in October of 2022.
Guest User Activity on Skype Platforms: Does OHS Have a Trolling Problem?
Annika Ross, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

Recently, the Stanford OHS community has seen an anonymous “guest” user join many active Skype groups, posting inappropriate and offensive...

Meet the Staff
Kara Lee
Kara Lee
Staff Writer

Kara Lee (she/her) is a sophomore currently in her first year at Stanford Online High School. She is a hardworking individual inside and outside the classroom, and puts a lot of effort into her...

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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