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

In Beijing, security in protective suits stand in front of a building under lockdown.

Democracy Cast In Shadows: The Horrifying Reality of Lockdown Procedures in China

Rishi Janakiraman, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

Trigger Warning: Death, Illness, Suicide The people of Guiyang, China weren’t prepared for lockdown. Starvation permeated the city air as people cried out of hunger; the empty streets were painted...

Rep. George Santos waits for the start of a session in the House chamber

How George Santos conned his way into congress

Max Qvale, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

In the modern age of digital information, where a person’s online image and prestige are more important than ever, you would think that it would be pretty difficult for a con artist to make it very far...

Mrs. Stanford, caught on Channel 4 News viewing the Queen lying in state.

A Moment Captured — An OHS Teacher Experiences the Aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Lily Parry, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

September the 8th marked a time of unprecedented change for the United Kingdom, and for many worldwide. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked strong sentiments globally, with many startled to find...

A tomato hornworm can devour up to four times their body mass in leaves and fruits per day.

Common Pests Plaguing OHS Gardeners

Harmehel Singh, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Pests are a nuisance to gardeners, whether the gardeners have a field of crops or just a small home garden. However, while they defoliate and harm plants, pests like moles often also serve as a link in...

Image shows several major time zones around the world.   OHS students represent 49 U.S. states and 42 countries.

How are OHSers Impacted by Time Zone Differences?

Kara Lee, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Despite being largely oriented around Pacific Time, OHS is home to students in time zone differences ranging from Central, Hawaii, Eastern, Korea, to Philippine Time. In a recent poll of seventeen students,...

The majority of guest user activity began and ended in October of 2022.

Guest User Activity on Skype Platforms: Does OHS Have a Trolling Problem?

Annika Ross, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Recently, the Stanford OHS community has seen an anonymous “guest” user join many active Skype groups, posting inappropriate and offensive content, often targeting minority groups and individuals....

OHS students meet on Stanford campus and take a group photo.

A Halloween Night: Pixels Meet at Winchester House

Mandy Yu, Staff Writer November 13, 2022

On October 23, Pixels in the Bay Area gathered for a night of spooky fun at the Winchester Mystery House.. A historic mansion located in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House was originally the private...

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

SOHS Bursts onto the Investment Competition Scene!

Max Qvale, Staff Writer 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...


Mahsa Amini: An Influential Fight for Freedom and Why It’s Astonishing

Lily Parry, Staff Writer October 30, 2022

  Iran’s tyrannical customs have been developing since the 1979 revolution in which the Iranian people overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty, making way for the Islamic Republic. Alongside the escalating discontent...


DART Spacecraft: The Future of Planetary Defense

Bharat Nambisan, Staff Writer October 30, 2022

On September 26, 2022, NASA’s DART spacecraft became the first spacecraft to successfully change the path of an asteroid. The mission’s success revealed a new future for planetary defense —  using...

Coach Oleg (left) with his wife, Katya (middle), and mother, Zina (right)

It’s About Humanity: The Cruel Reality of the Russian- Ukraine War

Isabella Huang, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

The spring breeze didn’t carry the usual ambrosia of sweet petals earlier this year, but was rather infected with the stench of death and destruction. Words like “Russia”, “war”, “NATO”,...

56 OHS students responded to a survey indicating how many hours of sleep they get on a nightly basis.

Do OHSers Get Enough Sleep?

Kara Lee, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

Results from a survey of 56 OHS students show that 40% of OHSers don’t get enough sleep. These students are getting less than the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of eight...

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