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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...

President Biden signing an executive order in the Oval Office. Wikimedia Commons

What Does OHS Think? The Biden Presidency

Maria Lim and Kaveri Udupa February 10, 2021

 In November 2020, the OHS Observer published an article listing the different opinions international students of OHS hold on the 59th presidential election. The election was dubbed as the “most important...

Infographic for event planning steps. Created by Shuhui Yang.

How to Plan (and Run) Successful Online School Events: Student Government’s Take

Shuhui Yang, Student Government Beat Reporter February 8, 2021

“I want to point out that event planning is not just for people in student government,” emphasizes Nikolai Ortiz, the Board Chair of Events at Stanford OHS. He points out that many successful events...

OHS Pixel Fest: Welcome and Hello Event. Mr. Strong and Dr. Steele hold up stuffed pixels!

OHS During Lockdown: Changes Through Covid

Mandy Yu, Parent and Alumni Associations Beat Reporter February 3, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world’s 1.5 billion students have been affected by school closures. With the pandemic still spreading and 2021 beginning, so much has changed over...

The graph in the image is a 3D model of Singh’s simulations and the number of cases after 24 hours.

From Exoplanets to Climate Change: Research @OHS

Tanisha Gupta, STEM Beat Reporter February 3, 2021

Have you ever heard of RR Lyrae Stars, the technology EXOTIC, or the Bergström-Boyce Model? Have you ever thought about predicting heat waves or the threshold for herd immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus?...

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.

A Moment of Heartfulness

Ferris Haukom, Junior World News Editor 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,...

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).

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

Shuhui Yang, Student Government Beat Reporter 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...

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

School Spirit Assembly: A Quick Summary

Kate North, Humanities Beat Reporter 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...

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.

Documentary Events Encourage Discourse at OHS Splash!

Storrie Kulynych-Irvin, Senior School News Editor 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...

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

Splash Hackathon: Coding to Create Learning Platforms

Tanisha Gupta, STEM Beat Reporter 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...

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.

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

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.
Clementine Zei, Junior Multimedia Editor 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...

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