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Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Ester Weinhardt, on the first recording her poetry podcast Woven Words.

The Story of Ester Weinhardt

Aanya Gupta October 24, 2021

Sitting down at her desk with her black microphone in front of her, Ester started to speak. She spoke passionately and confidently, speaking what came to her mind. She thoughtfully placed her words, forming...

Presenters at the 2021 Stanford OHS Research Colloquium share individual and team research projects.

2021 Fall Research Colloquium @ OHS: Neurofencing, Black Holes, and Nanoparticles

Tanisha Gupta and Jasmine Li October 9, 2021

This year's series of research colloquia kicked off to an amazing start with seven projects spanning various topics. Read below to find out more about each of these intriguing  projects! Supriya Nair The...

OHS senior Victoria Ko began studying Latin as a middle school student.

Victoria Ko: Connecting the Dots Through a Dead Language

Ella Blanco, Junior School News Editor October 9, 2021

Compel. Dispel. Propel. Pulse. What do these seemingly unrelated words have in common? All of these words stem from the Latin third conjugation verb pellō, pellere, pepulī, pulsum, meaning to strike,...

A postcard designed pro-bono by artist Krista Niles features the ERA logo.

April Wen and Siria Chapman: The Faces of Student Advocacy at OHS

Ferris Haukom, Junior World News Editor October 7, 2021

Political change in a democratic system is typically enacted by voters - so how can it be effected by those too young to vote? April Wen and Siria Chapman, sophomore students at OHS, believe that information...

Senior Students Reflect on Graduation

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter May 5, 2021

It seems like just yesterday was the beginning of a new school year, fresh off the press- but in reality, graduation and summer are just around the corner! As this school year comes to an end, seniors...

Literature Club’s Literary Journal Receives Rank of Excellent in the REALM Program Clementine Zei

Clementine Zei, Junior Multimedia Editor April 28, 2021

Nectar for Withering Flowers, the Spring edition of the OHS Literature Club’s Literary Journal, recently won the rank of “Excellent” in the REALM program. The REALM Program, which stands for “Recognizing...

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan comparing a normal brain and a brain with a psychopathic pattern typical for serial killers. Such images are often analyzed and discussed in the Criminal & Forensic Psychology Circle.

Circle Spotlight: Criminal & Forensic Psychology

Maria Lim, Junior Culture Editor April 21, 2021

In recent years, criminology—and all things crime— such as procedural dramas, true crime documentaries, books, and podcasts have gained great popularity among many groups, especially teenagers. OHSers...

AP courses at OHS are being phased out and replaced with alternative classes. What does this mean for students?

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 The School for Good and Evil series talks about how his books question the nature of Good and Evil.

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...

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