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OHS Observer

A profile photo of Salam Mustafa, our new Student Life Director.

Salam Mustafa: Interview With OHS’s New Director of Student Life

Susie Yang, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have been able to achieve that failure because it was a milestone to be even considered!” Salam Mustafa, the new Director of Student Life at OHS, says regarding...

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OHS students pose together at the 2023 Homecoming Dance. Photo provided by Student Life.

Pixels Enjoy Homecoming 2023

Susie Yang, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

November 17 and 18, Stanford OHS held its traditional Homecoming event in Boston, Massachusetts. This year, Boston welcomed the Homecoming with pleasant weather and bright autumn leaves. More than 200...

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Neha Gadde (left) and Hridha Mathuria (right) posing with boxes filled to the brim with clothes that had been donated to 12k. (Source: Gadde and Mathuria)

Battling Hunger One Can at a Time: The 12k Project

Yolaine Lafevre, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

“You would think that companies would want to help out a nonprofit that just wants to do a good thing,” says Hridha Mathuria, a junior at Thompkins High School in Houston, Texas, “but just convincing...

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OHS currently offers over 100 student-led clubs covering a range of hobbies and interests.

A New OHSer’s Guide to Clubs

Carolyn Salmon, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

What is the best way for students to make friends with common interests? Clubs! Whether Brick and Mortar or Online, clubs are a fantastic way for students to try out new skills and socialize with peers....

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Does starting out earlier at OHS result in increased access to high-level classes?

Rajalakshmi Sriram, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Stanford Online High School (OHS) is a platform for students to engage in higher learning earlier in their academic careers. Many aspire to get admitted to OHS as early as possible, aiming to delve into...

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“In ninth grade, I was unsure as to what I wanted to study in the future. BECA would have been a good opportunity to explore the different fields, says BECA co-founder Naiya Mody.

BECA Initiative: Driving Student Experience in Business, Economics, Computation, and the Arts

Annika Ross, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

BECA—Business, Economics, Computation, and the Arts—is an organization founded by Stanford Online High School students Hannah Xie, Naiya Mody, and Nascha Martinez in 2023 dedicated to connecting students...

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Villalobos works on the prosthetic
arm for Jesse who requested it to be turquoise and black.

Augustine Villalobos: On the Bounds of Biology and Engineering

Rishi Janakiraman, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Behind the workings of a turquoise-black prosthetic arm — sized to precision, hand opening and closing, shipped all the way to Portugal — is OHS student Augustine Villalobos (‘23), a high-school...

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OHS students enter classrooms through Adobe Connect instead of walking down brick-and-mortar hallways

OHS Students Talk: Challenges and Benefits of Attending an Online School

Susie Yang, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Stanford Online High School (OHS) has been an online school since it was founded in 2006. A virtual classroom can feel new and unfamiliar. It takes time to adjust to the environment with its differences...

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The image captures a scene where OHS students and professors are savoring a delightful evening brunch as part of the Pixel Gathering and Graduation festivities.

OHS StartUps: The Anecdote to Pixel Worries

Gen Cantu, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

As Stanford OHS students, we all have vivid memories of our initial days, weeks, and, for some, even the first month at this institution. We recall the daunting and stressful experience of adapting to...

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An OHS student peers through a telescope on an Astrobiology assignment.

Life Among the Stars: OHS’ Astrobiology With Ms. Tock

Jonathon Forder, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Picture the unending vastness of the universe. Millions of billions of galaxies, with each in turn containing billions of stars and planets. Each planet stretching on for thousands of miles, each being...

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Caption: The Science Fair Club at OHS collaborates, explores, and pushes the boundaries of scientific knowledge!

Unleashing the Curiosity: Igniting a Passion for Science Through Engaging Science Fairs

Aanya Gupta and Tanisha Gupta May 12, 2023

Science fairs are a feared and overlooked experience by many students, but at the heart are really just an opportunity for students to work by themselves or with others to solve a problem or make an observation....

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Mrs. Stanford, caught on Channel 4 News viewing the Queen lying in state.

A Moment Captured — An OHS Teacher Experiences the Aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

Lily Parry, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

September the 8th marked a time of unprecedented change for the United Kingdom, and for many worldwide. The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked strong sentiments globally, with many startled to find...

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