OHS Observer

COVID-19 Outbreak – When Will It End and How to End It

Figure 1 COVID-19 case growth curve in logarithmic scale

Andrew Chiang, Science & Tech Editor

April 27, 2020

As of April 3, 2020, there have been 275,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, a sharp rise from 101,657 just a week ago. According to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resources Center, the confirmed cases have reached 1,095,917 globally, from 593,291 a week ago. Most of the sta...

COVID-19 and the Danger of Exponential Growth

The normally congested freeways of the Bay Area.

Andrew Chiang, Science & Tech Editor

March 21, 2020

On March 6, 2020, Stanford University announced that all classes would be conducted online for the remainder of winter quarter when one faculty member was among 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus in Santa Clara County. On March 17, 2020, Santa Clara County, with 175 confirmed COVID-19 cases, ordered...

Meet Your 2019-20 Student Government Members

Meet Your 2019-20 Student Government Members

Elizabeth Johnson and Natalie Wu

September 26, 2019

Find out where your student government members are from and what their goals are for this year with this interactive map.

A to (almost) Z: OHS Clubs and Circles

Latin Club's first meeting last Friday.

Natalie Wu, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2019

Clubs and circles are student organized groups that give OHSers the opportunity to foster relationships with students and teachers across the world, learn about two of the over 80 clubs offered this year.

Get Up and Get Moving

An OHSer throws a frisbee with Dr. Steele during Summer @ Stanford

Nicole Wu, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

Studies and an Observer survey show that OHSers are not getting enough exercise despite OHS PE requirements.

It’s More Than Just Dance

It's More Than Just Dance

Natalie Wu, Editor in Chief

August 13, 2019

Take a peek into the Just Dance Activity during Summer @ Stanford.

The 2018 Pixel Service Challenge: What It Is and How To Get Started for 2019


Ikera Olandesca, Staff Writer

July 30, 2019

**Update: The 2018 Pixel Service Challenge has now ended. Look out for the next challenge come winter of 2019! The Student Life department at OHS is currently hosting the 2018 Pixel Service Challenge, which aims to have all 800 OHS-ers contribute towards 2,018 total hours of community service work bef...

Student Government Updates: Fall Semester 2018

Students display their Pixel Pride at the Fall Spirit Week Assembly.

Nicole Wu, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

**Note: This article was intended for release before winter break. Recently, the OHS Student Government added new board members to the team and produced Fall Spirit Week for the OHS community. This past week, the OHS Student Government welcomed newly appointed board members to the “SG fami...

Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Jonathan Herbst, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

On October 30, NASA announced that space telescope Kepler has run out of fuel and will no longer be in service. In nine years, Kepler surveyed many thousands of stars and discovered the majority of exoplanets that we now know about today. Launched in 2009, the telescope was NASA’s first attempt at pl...

OHS is Testing a New Engagement Tracker: Here’s What You Need To Know

Pictured is two features of the Engagement Index that the host sees during a meeting. On the left is the  Engagement Index for individual participants during the meeting, and on the right is the Engagement Index  gauging whole meeting as a meter.

Natalie Wu, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2017

**Update: OHS has halted the pilot of the new engagement tracker in light of the OHS Community’s concerns. The possibility of using it will be further discussed prior to implementation. Various teachers at OHS have begun to test a feature in Adobe Connect that tracks the engagement of participa...

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