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A Moment of Heartfulness

Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu discusses the value of heartfulness and using vulnerability as strength in his Keynote Speaker event at Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming on Friday, November 20, 2020.
November 28, 2020

As a part of the Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming events, Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, the keynote speaker, gave an introduction to the power of Heartfulness in “A Moment of Heartfulness.” Heartfulness,...

2020 Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming: Tips and Advice From Stanford OHS Alumni

Stanford OHS alumni Charlotte Novy (top left) and Bryce Robinson (bottom right) share their experiences with current OHSers at a 2020 Splash Homecoming event hosted by Dr. Beals (top right) and Hazuri Dhillon (bottom left).
November 28, 2020

An injured horse and a divided university. Turning challenges into opportunities and making a large-scale impact. Last Friday at the 2020 Splash Homecoming Day, Stanford OHS alumni Charlotte Novy and Bryce...

School Spirit Assembly: A Quick Summary

Dr. Hoshi, head of Stanford Online High School, answers questions from students during the 'Hot Seat' event in the Spirit Week Assembly.
November 28, 2020

This year, the beloved MIT Splash event was held online. From a safe distance, teachers and students alike enjoyed the Kahoots, mock game shows, and Q&As. Stanford OHS spirit was tested through questions...

Documentary Events Encourage Discourse at OHS Splash!

Maddy Manning-Bi leads a discussion on how to increase diversity and representation in our government, as attendees share their thoughts on DFRL readings and the political establishment.
November 28, 2020

“13th,” Black Student Union This year’s OHS Splash Homecoming day was full of engaging and informative talks and events, headlined by two documentary-focused meetings held by OHS clubs. In the...

Splash Hackathon: Coding to Create Learning Platforms

Sophia Mitchell, one of the organizers of the hackathon, announces the winning teams on Monday, November 23, 2020.
November 28, 2020

This Splash Weekend, the Hack Circle hosted its first hackathon! A hackathon is a contest where teams have a limited amount of time to code and submit working software or hardware to the judges. This hackathon...

OHS Literary Club hosts “Rants and Reflections” Event at Friday’s Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming

The OHS Literary Club leads a discussion of the events of 2020 using literature on Friday, November 20, during the Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming events.
The OHS Literary Club adapts to the OHS’s annual Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming events taking place online with a “Rants and Reflections” focused event.
November 25, 2020

Typically, Splash/Stanford OHS Homecoming takes place in Boston, Massachusetts in November. Yet due to the ongoing pandemic, meeting in person was not possible. Instead, this year, the Splash/Stanford...

OHS Alum Catherine Yeo shares her entrepreneurship story at Stanford OHS Splash’s “Building a Startup as a Student” Event!

Sesame, created by OHS alum and current Harvard student Catherine Yeo '18, is an online platform that makes it easy for students to connect with each other just as they would in a college dorm hallway.
November 25, 2020

Catherine Yeo ’18, an OHS alumna and current student at Harvard University, is the co-founder of Sesame, a social platform popular at OHS.  At Splash’s “Building a Startup as a Student: Story of...

OHS Reacts: Election Results 2020

The long-awaited election results have been finalized, with Joe Biden becoming the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris breaking several records as the first female, black, and Indian American Vice President. What do OHSers think?
November 13, 2020

How do OHSers feel about the election results? Overall, OHS students feel hopeful, relieved, and joyful about the national election results, with a few feeling angry, disappointed, or scared for the future....

OHS Election Engagement

Vector illustration of Badge about the USA Presidential Election in 2020
November 2, 2020

Candidate Policies Synopsis

The presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020: Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and President Donald Trump, left
November 2, 2020

Candidate Policies - COVID-19 Donald Trump To manage the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump has instituted travel restrictions including bans and screening, signed and approved the CARES Act and...

The Ballot is Stronger Than the Bullet: A Global Perspective on the US Elections

The 2020 election is going to be a critical moment in U.S. history.
November 2, 2020

With the United States Presidential Election tomorrow, the suspense in the U.S. is slowly building up. On November 3rd, 2020, the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election will officially end. Its results...

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

Figure 1 COVID-19 case growth curve in logarithmic scale
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,...

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