OHS Observer

A True Leader, Andrew Chiang – What It Takes

Andrew Chiang guides his robotics team.
January 8, 2021

What does it take to be a leader? As Dr. Failor, Assistant Head of OHS, puts it, you have to find a balance. “In being a leader there is both a soft side, which consists of inclusiveness, empathy, and...

Carolyn Engargiola, Noah Giles, and Elizabeth Hasapis: Bringing Antiquity to Life

The Latin Club leaders explain the various features of their club.
December 9, 2020

From across the United States, the co-consuls of the Latin Club, Carolyn Engargiola, '21, Noah Giles, '21, and Elizabeth Hasapis, '21, smile hospitably.  When asked to describe their club, Carolyn...

Inventing the Future: Get to Know the OHS Explore-A-Vision Club

An overview of GlioZap: A Nanoscale Approach to Identifying and Destroying Glioblastomas, created by an EAV Team of Badami, Joukovski, Ibrahim Rahman, and Daniel Kabanovsky. This project won an ExploraVision Honorable Mention as one of the top 10% of projects in 2018-2019.
December 9, 2020

According to its website, the Toshiba Explore-A-Vision Competition asks students “to create and explore a vision of future technology by developing new ways to apply current science.” Taking on such...

JMP Into STEAMS: All About Mason Chen

JMP Into STEAMS: All About Mason Chen
October 25, 2020

Imagine standing in front of hundreds and thousands of professors, Ph.D. students, and industry professionals, presenting your project as a high schooler. Though perhaps a terrifying thought for most students,...

Dr. Gilula: A Dedicated Instructor

Dr. Gilula and child.
October 25, 2020

As an advanced math teacher, Dr. Maxim Gilula sees math as its own world – one that is abstract, separate from real life.  "You don't have to argue about politics," Gilula said. "Real life really...

Why are There So Many Ballerinas at OHS?

Why are There So Many Ballerinas at OHS?
October 22, 2020

As a new student and freshman at OHS last year, while adapting to daily OHS vernacular such as Adobe Connect and Canvas and going through what seemed like endless ice-breaker questions, I found myself...

Ryan The Lionhearted Leader: An Interview with Mr. Lee

Ryan The Lionhearted Leader: An Interview with Mr. Lee
October 12, 2020

With a sword in one hand and a water bottle in the other, Ryan Lee prepared for battle.   If you’ve been studying at Stanford Online High School for a while, you have likely come across Ryan:...

Nikolai Ortiz: Changing the World through Entrepreneurship

Nikolai Ortiz: Changing the World through Entrepreneurship
October 12, 2020

Even though his very first entrepreneurship experience, which was selling duct tape folders in the 5th grade, ended up in the principal’s office, it did not stop Nikolai Ortiz from creating his own company...

Varsha Venkatram: Compassionate, Considerate, Diligent

Varsha Venkatram, '21
October 12, 2020

Sitting quietly, watching the TV, or watching Youtube are all common pastimes of the typical student. But for Varsha Venkatram, this is a rare moment. Varsha Venkatram is an amazing, determined, and enthusiastic...

Finding Inspiration with Chloe Williams

Finding Inspiration with Chloe Williams
October 12, 2020

Within the first two weeks of school, Chloe Williams had already run for Student Government Middle School Representative and founded the Future Author’s Club. Chloe is in seventh grade and lives in Southern...

Maddy Manning-Bi: Living Life Through Words and Notes

Maddy Manning-Bi, '22
October 12, 2020

Maddy Manning-Bi, ‘22, is a girl in a hurry. A sopranist, cellist, pianist, violinist, and dancer, she’s also a peer tutor, teaching assistant, and a student ambassador at the OHS. She co-leads the...

Alexandria Thomas: Taking every Opportunity

Alexandria Thomas: Taking every Opportunity
October 12, 2020

The Illinois sunlight streamed into the living room as a slight smile crept up her face. She was wearing a dark green sweater which matched the out of the ordinary earth-hued ladder that sat daintily in...

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