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

Neha Gadde (left) and Hridha Mathuria (right) posing with boxes filled to the brim with clothes that had been donated to 12k. (Source: Gadde and Mathuria)

Battling Hunger One Can at a Time: The 12k Project

Yolaine Lafevre, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

“You would think that companies would want to help out a nonprofit that just wants to do a good thing,” says Hridha Mathuria, a junior at Thompkins High School in Houston, Texas, “but just convincing...

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A notebook and laptop illustrate the mix of OHS online and in-person learning.

Managing Work as a Dual-Enrollment OHS Student

Harmehel Singh, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

For  one anonymous OHS freshman, Stanford Online High School was the perfect solution to their search for rigorous education. Especially after the 2019 COVID pandemic had pushed their previous school...

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“In ninth grade, I was unsure as to what I wanted to study in the future. BECA would have been a good opportunity to explore the different fields, says BECA co-founder Naiya Mody.

BECA Initiative: Driving Student Experience in Business, Economics, Computation, and the Arts

Annika Ross, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

BECA—Business, Economics, Computation, and the Arts—is an organization founded by Stanford Online High School students Hannah Xie, Naiya Mody, and Nascha Martinez in 2023 dedicated to connecting students...

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Villalobos works on the prosthetic
arm for Jesse who requested it to be turquoise and black.

Augustine Villalobos: On the Bounds of Biology and Engineering

Rishi Janakiraman, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Behind the workings of a turquoise-black prosthetic arm — sized to precision, hand opening and closing, shipped all the way to Portugal — is OHS student Augustine Villalobos (‘23), a high-school...

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The Olympic-sized swimming pool located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

My History with Racing Anxiety

Lester Wessels, Staff Writer May 7, 2023

I hear the second whistle, indicating for me to step up onto the diving block. My feet feel the block’s rough surface, and I think to myself, “I wish I could just finish this race as soon as possible.”...

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Physical activity can take many shapes and forms, such as dancing, biking, running, and hiking.

Physical Activity at an Online School

Harmehel Singh, Staff Writer February 19, 2023

Physical activity has many health benefits, such as improving brain health, weight management, and bone and muscle strength. However, an online environment such as that of OHS impacts some students’...

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Ryan Lin (right) helping the software team through a coding conundrum in his backyard at a chilly Saturday onsite meeting.

Ryan Lin: An Energetic and Amiable Leader

Tanisha Gupta, Associate Editor February 10, 2023

It was a quiet afternoon in Saratoga at the 1st robotics team gathering of the season, as the team emerged from the pandemic. Team members were engaged in quiet, polite conversation. That is, until Ryan...

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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 -...

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Investment club founder Kaden Ma explains common Day Trading patterns during a Friday afternoon meeting.

SOHS Bursts onto the Investment Competition Scene!

Max Qvale, Associate Editor 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 at all. According to a survey conducted by the investment...

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OHS Pixels in Debate

OHS Pixels in Debate

Mandy Yu, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

The 2022 debate season is now in full swing, and the debate team here at OHS is preparing for their first in person debate tournaments since the pandemic. Here’s a look into everything happening with...

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Genshu Price

Genshu Price: Changing Lives With HI-5

Raphael Esquivel, Staff Writer October 30, 2022

Bottles4College, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by OHS freshman Genshu Price, funds college tuition for students in Hawai'i.  It raises these funds through the Hawai'i Deposit Beverage Container Program...

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

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