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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...

In the multiplayer game Among Us, players wonder “Who is the imposter?” Using the Among Us characters, I created a drawing which turns that question around to ask, as those with imposter syndrome will ask themselves, “Am I an imposter?”

Speaking the Unspoken – Imposter Syndrome at OHS

Ester Weinhardt, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter April 29, 2021

One of the first things that struck me about OHS is how kind, respectful, and welcoming everyone is. At OHS, teachers and students alike make everyone feel supported and welcome to share their thoughts....

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

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

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...

Highlights of the First OHS Annual Roast Session

Highlights of the First OHS Annual Roast Session

Albert Sandru, Editor In Chief March 15, 2021

As the OHS instructors prepared for the vicious roasts of their students, little did they know that nobody was safe. First, the rules were laid out: be respectful, have fun, and use kind language. Then,...

Black History Month, a celebration of black culture and an opportunity to educate oneself on black issues, took place in February, with several OHS occasions commemorating the month.

Black History Month @OHS

Janani Chandran Elumalai, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

What is Black History? As Kelsey Barnes ('22), president of the OHS Black Student Union, defines it, Black history “is not just looking at all the terrible aspects and everything black people have been...

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...

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