Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

Stanford Online High School's student run news site

OHS Observer

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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A tomato hornworm can devour up to four times their body mass in leaves and fruits per day.

Common Pests Plaguing OHS Gardeners

Harmehel Singh, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Pests are a nuisance to gardeners, whether the gardeners have a field of crops or just a small home garden. However, while they defoliate and harm plants, pests like moles often also serve as a link in...

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Image shows several major time zones around the world.   OHS students represent 49 U.S. states and 42 countries.

How are OHSers Impacted by Time Zone Differences?

Kara Lee, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Despite being largely oriented around Pacific Time, OHS is home to students in time zone differences ranging from Central, Hawaii, Eastern, Korea, to Philippine Time. In a recent poll of seventeen students,...

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The majority of guest user activity began and ended in October of 2022.

Guest User Activity on Skype Platforms: Does OHS Have a Trolling Problem?

Annika Ross, Staff Writer December 11, 2022

Recently, the Stanford OHS community has seen an anonymous “guest” user join many active Skype groups, posting inappropriate and offensive content, often targeting minority groups and individuals....

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OHS students meet on Stanford campus and take a group photo.

A Halloween Night: Pixels Meet at Winchester House

Mandy Yu, Staff Writer November 13, 2022

On October 23, Pixels in the Bay Area gathered for a night of spooky fun at the Winchester Mystery House.. A historic mansion located in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House was originally the private...

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Investment club founder Kaden Ma explains common Day Trading patterns during a Friday afternoon meeting.

SOHS Bursts onto the Investment Competition Scene!

Max Qvale November 4, 2022

Despite the importance of money management and sensible investment as a crucial life skill, students usually aren’t taught the basics of investing at all. According to a survey conducted by the investment...

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56 OHS students responded to a survey indicating how many hours of sleep they get on a nightly basis.

Do OHSers Get Enough Sleep?

Kara Lee, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

Results from a survey of 56 OHS students show that 40% of OHSers don’t get enough sleep. These students are getting less than the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of eight...

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QLS Logo on its Canvas page, created by Molly Torinus, represents LGBTQ+ solidarity.

The Queer Liberation Society: Celebrating the Beauty of LGBTQ+ Identity

Rishi Janakiraman October 6, 2022

In 1970, then-recent college graduate John D’Emilio and his boyfriend, Jim Oleson, heard of the thousands of LGBT+ people and activists openly protesting—the couple “just couldn’t imagine it.”...

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Student typing at keyboard.

A Journey Towards Equity

Amelia Zai, Staff Writer October 2, 2022

From text-to-speech software to assistive devices, the physical nature of brick-and-mortar schools provides students with a wide range of accommodations for learning disabilities. But how do online learning...

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Student Government Speeches

Share Your Impressions of Candidate Speeches

Ferris Haukom, Associate Editor September 9, 2022

Let us know your thoughts on the 2022-2023 Student Government Candidate Speeches here.

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Wall of Wisdom: Class of 2022

Wall of Wisdom: Class of 2022

Lily Sun, Jasmine Li, and Knox Choi May 29, 2022

Welcome to OHS Observer's 2022 Senior Wall of Wisdom! Scroll down to read the advice our seniors had for fellow students and underclassmen.

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