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

Mitski Miyawaki , known mononymously as Mitski, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter.

The Only Heartbreaker: An Intimate Profession of Self-Sabotaging in Relationships

Maya Sarimsakci, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

Reminiscent of a sound that reverberated through the 80’s, Mitski’s The Only Heartbreaker – a part of her newly released album “Laurel Hell” – expresses a stinging guilt and rampant sense of...

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan as Joy Wang, Evelyn Quan Wang, and Waymond Wang in the interdimensional sci-fi film, Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022).

Everyday Superheroes: Tokenism and Misrepresentation of Asian Pacific Islanders in Film

Lily Sun, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2022

I grew up watching Michelle Yeoh. At ten years old, I saw her flip and twist through the air as Yu Shu Lien battled Jiao Long for the Green Destiny blade in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. At thirteen,...

What Are OHSers Reading? 2nd Edition

What Are OHSers Reading? 2nd Edition

Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

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What Are OHSers Reading?

What Are OHSers Reading?

Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Book recommendations from each level--shown in order from 7th to 12th grade. Happy reading! Screen Shot 2022-03-17 at 14.57.31the-school-for-good-and-evilScreen Shot 2022-03-17 at 15.05.5581PvdrKD+6LScreen...

Backed by her signature red lip and 14 new tracks on Red (TV), Taylor Swift is taking full control of her music. 

Taylor Swift’s Red: A Look Into Love, Life, and Heartbreak

Mandy Yu, School News Editor February 27, 2022

In the Swiftieverse, amidst Easter eggs, emotional lyrics, and sacred scarves, the latest groundbreaking event has taken place. Taylor Swift has just rereleased Red, and after taking one listen, you will...

Nijhuis with Eugenia Velásquez Orozco in the Guatemalan highlands—one of the places where she was “struck by the power of what’s called ‘community-led conservation,’ in which individual communities take on responsibility for the wildlife around them and they have a lot of power in managing that wildlife.”

Conservation Through Storytelling: Michelle Nijhuis’s Field Guide

Kate North, Art & Culture Editor February 25, 2022

“We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” — Aldo Leopold Many worry about...

30 was the top selling album of 2021 with 1.463 million copies sold in the U.S. according to Billboard Records.

30: A Chapter of Grief, Acceptance, and Recovery

Maya Sarimsakci, Staff Writer February 21, 2022

Making her debut after a six-year-long break from the music industry, Adele paints a vivid picture of the sorrows and grief that have befallen her marriage – leading to her subsequent divorce – in...

The Great British Baking Show: 
The three Baking Show finalists sit awaiting critiques on their penultimate bakes.

Hollywood Handshake-Worthy Or A Soggy-Bottomed Disaster?

Lily Parry, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

The Great British Baking Show proudly celebrated its twelfth anniversary earlier this year, bringing with it a fresh tent of contestants, bakes, and particularly sticky situations. The show has developed...


Luca: An Ligurian Love Letter to Self-Acceptance

Ella Blanco, World News Editor February 4, 2022

As the conquering sun stretches its limbs over the horizon, creeping tendrils of light peek through the cracks in rough stone and reflect the bright colors of Piazza Calvino. The day breaks, the tide...

The Williams family prepares for Venuss tennis match

‘King Richard’ Review: A Love Letter to Young Black Girls

Lily Sun, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

“King Richard” opens with a curious image of Will Smith as Richard Williams, who, struggling to support his daughters’ tennis aspirations amidst economic instability, picks up old, unwanted tennis...

The album art for Closer, which depicts The Appiani Family Tomb In The Staglieno Cimitero Monumentale, Genoa, Italy.

Closer by Joy Division — A Solemn Statement of Purpose

Ferris Haukom, Junior Associate Editor January 5, 2022

“Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition,” Ian Curtis announces during a 1980 live performance, setting the tone for Joy Division’s definitive album, Closer. The album opens with “Atrocity...

Beasts and Beauty,  written by Soman Chainani and illustrated by Julia Iredale, is published by Harper Collins.

Good and Evil in Fairy Tales: Beasts and Beauty

Kate North, Art & Culture Editor January 5, 2022

We think that growing up means that we have to let go of fairy tales, but what happens when the stories grow up with us? Fairy tales “aren’t just Western- European canon,” says Soman Chainani,...

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