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

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 by Casey McQuiston "Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously...

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 form than expressing an emotion or idea in the purest way...

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, and after a suspenseful week of TikToks and Instagram...

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 House of Death so many sturdy souls.” So go the first...

ThePursuitOfMsHeartbreakHotel

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 Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau  "Intimate and raw, The...

Keeper of the Lost Cities book cover.

What Are OHSers Reading? 3rd edition

Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer October 2, 2022

Edition Three of book recommendations from students, compiled by grade. Have a suggestion? Submit here:   7th Grade Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger “In this page-turning debut,...

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, Staff Writer 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, Associate 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...

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