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Cogito is a philosophy journal centered solely on publishing the philosophical research and work of high school students.

Cogito: A Journal to Wrap Your Mind About

Katherine Viala, Student Support Beat Reporter February 17, 2021

Cogito, ergo sum. “I think, therefore I am.” Cogito is a philosophy journal centered solely on publishing the philosophical research and work of high school students. As there is an astonishing...

Grey Peters on her horse Babe

Equestrians @OHS

Tanisha Gupta and Storrie Kulynych-Irvin February 17, 2021

“A true horseman does not look at a horse with his eyes, he looks at his horse with his heart.” - Unknown. Meeting with members of the Equestrian Club, I know this to be true. Their relationships with...

Andrew Chiang guides his robotics team.

A True Leader, Andrew Chiang – What It Takes

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter 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...

The Latin Club leaders explain the various features of their club.

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

Kate North, Humanities Beat Reporter 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...

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.

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

Storrie Kulynych-Irvin, Senior School News Editor 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

Lily Sun, Senior Culture Editor 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,...

Why are There So Many Ballerinas at OHS?

Why are There So Many Ballerinas at OHS?

Cole Kim 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

Albert Sandru, Editor In Chief 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

Maria Lim, Junior Culture Editor 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, '21

Varsha Venkatram: Compassionate, Considerate, Diligent

Tanisha Gupta, STEM Beat Reporter 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

Ester Weinhardt, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter 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, '22

Maddy Manning-Bi: Living Life Through Words and Notes

Kaveri Udupa, Admissions, Advising, and College Counseling Beat Reporter 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...

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