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AP courses at OHS are being

AP’s Phasing Out and What That Will Mean

Mandy Yu, Parent and Alumni Associations Beat Reporter April 14, 2021

Advanced placement classes with horrifying three-hour-long exams bring terror to all who are transitioning into or attending high school. With a broad variety of subjects ranging from AP Statistics to...

Through this community engagement project at a young age, students at both OHS and Stratford School can make lasting friendships while learning from each other.

From Student to Engaged Citizen: The Nashville Project

Kate North, Humanities Beat Reporter April 14, 2021

What do you get when you combine two amazing teachers, ten Stanford OHS students, and ten Stratford Middle School students? An exciting community engagement opportunity! From coat drives, Dine and Dialogues,...

OHSers planning their courses for the following year can use the above Four Year Academic Plan spreadsheet.

Pixel’s Guide to the New Courses @OHS

Tanisha Gupta, STEM Beat Reporter April 7, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Yes, OHS students are reviewing their courses for next year as course selections are due April 15th! Many of the OHS courses currently offered have been offered ever since...

The Impact of Membership

The Impact of Membership

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter April 7, 2021

As this year draws to a close, it provides a great opportunity to look at how clubs have benefited those who have participated in them and talk about how membership could impact you as an individual. Clubs...

Author Soman Chainani of

How Author Soman Chainani’s Books Question the Nature of Good and Evil

Clementine Zei, Junior Multimedia Editor April 7, 2021

Soman Chainani, author of The School For Good and Evil series, didn’t think he would become a writer at first. He thought that he would become a professional tennis player. However, when Chainani was...

Highlights of the First OHS Annual Roast Session

Highlights of the First OHS Annual Roast Session

Albert Sandru, Editor In Chief March 15, 2021

As the OHS instructors prepared for the vicious roasts of their students, little did they know that nobody was safe. First, the rules were laid out: be respectful, have fun, and use kind language. Then,...

Life in the Shadows: The Horror of Human Trafficking

Life in the Shadows: The Horror of Human Trafficking

Knox Choi and Katherine Viala March 15, 2021

As the world focuses its attention on a variety of issues including social justice, racial inequalities, and climate change, an unnoticed problem has plagued humanity for generations: human trafficking....

Protestors hold signs to show their support for the #stopasianhate movement

#stopasianhate: A Monumental Movement

Lily Sun, Senior Culture Editor March 10, 2021

On Jan. 28, 2021, a Thai man—84-year old San Francisco resident Vicha Ratanapakdee—was brutally assaulted while going out for a walk. The following week, his family confirmed that at 3 a.m. on Monday,...

Black History Month, a celebration of black culture and an opportunity to educate oneself on black issues, took place in February, with several OHS occasions commemorating the month.

Black History Month @OHS

Janani Chandran Elumalai, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

What is Black History? As Kelsey Barnes ('22), president of the OHS Black Student Union, defines it, Black history “is not just looking at all the terrible aspects and everything black people have been...

Role-Model Countries: How The World has Effectively Prevented The Spread

Role-Model Countries: How The World has Effectively Prevented The Spread

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter March 3, 2021

The virus we have all been experiencing, and that is slowly yet promisingly coming to an end, has been a worldwide phenomenon. It has affected the people, cultures, economies, healthcare and education...

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...

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