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

An ofrenda is a traditional altar adorned with marigolds, sugar skulls, and other colorful offerings.

Picture Courtesy: OHS student Josue Garcia Patino, German School Lomas Verdes, Mexico

The Day of the Dead in Spain and Mexico: Differences and Middle Ground

Dhruv Bhaghayath, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

The Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world, but it is most often associated with Mexico. From the zestful fiestas of Mexico to the somber...

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Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (left) receives World Cup trophy from FIFA President Sepp Blatter after the 2010 announcement that Qatar would host the 2022 World Cup

Politics of the Qatar World Cup: The Bid and Tensions (Part II of IV)

Raphael Esquivel, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

In the first part of this series, we discussed what got Qatar interested in using football as a means of profit. Now that they were interested, ideas to capitalize started forming during a time of tense...

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Toshifumi Kojima, Liberal Democratic Party Member of the House of Representatives, explains a poster on levels of radiation in the purified wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Radiation, Reconstruction, Recovery: What the Fukushima Nuclear Incident Means for the Future of Energy

Isabella Huang, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

We are living through some of the most crucial years for the environmental movement — this is history in the making. Last November, the UN Climate Change Conference took place while the United States...

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FIFA President Giovanni Infantino and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani hand the World Cup to Lionel Messi and champions Argentina.

Politics of the Qatar World Cup: Getting Into Football (Part I of IV)

Raphael Esquivel, Staff Writer February 19, 2023

The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has been widely criticized for human rights abuses, corruption, environmental concerns, and more. Qatar’s world cup is a product of global political, military, economic,...

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In Beijing, security in protective suits stand in front of a building under lockdown.

Democracy Cast In Shadows: The Horrifying Reality of Lockdown Procedures in China

Rishi Janakiraman, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

Trigger Warning: Death, Illness, Suicide The people of Guiyang, China weren’t prepared for the lockdown. Starvation permeated the city air as people cried out of hunger; the empty streets were painted...

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Rep. George Santos waits for the start of a session in the House chamber

How George Santos conned his way into congress

Max Qvale, Associate Editor January 29, 2023

In the modern age of digital information, where a person’s online image and prestige are more important than ever, you would think that it would be pretty difficult for a con artist to make it very far...

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Mahsa Amini: An Influential Fight for Freedom and Why It’s Astonishing

Lily Parry, Staff Writer October 30, 2022

  Iran’s tyrannical customs have been developing since the 1979 revolution in which the Iranian people overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty, making way for the Islamic Republic. Alongside the escalating discontent...

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Coach Oleg (left) with his wife, Katya (middle), and mother, Zina (right)

It’s About Humanity: The Cruel Reality of the Russian- Ukraine War

Isabella Huang, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

The spring breeze didn’t carry the usual ambrosia of sweet petals earlier this year, but was rather infected with the stench of death and destruction. Words like “Russia”, “war”, “NATO”,...

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Queen Elizabeth II greets Guyanese citizens alongside Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham. National composer, Valerie Rodway, stands far right.

The End of An Era: Worldwide Views on Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Maya Jadhav October 9, 2022

Long lived The Queen. On September 8 Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth and a prominent figure in the media died at the age of 96 after ruling for over 70 years (since 1952). However, some question...

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CO2 Pen

The Pen That Could Rewrite History

Ashok Nambisan, Staff Writer October 2, 2022

We live in a period of rapid climatic change, where more and more CO2 is being released into the atmosphere every year. We are also learning that much of the  technology all of us use on a day to day...

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Students exit Robb Elementary in Uvalde, and are guided onto buses by law enforcement .

When Will It End?

Ella Blanco, Associate Editor May 25, 2022

In 2019, I wrote an article for my middle school’s journalism program after the shooting at Saugus High School, one of the six high schools in my school district. In it, I implored the adults in power...

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The What, Where, How, and Why of Microplastics

The What, Where, How, and Why of Microplastics

Grace Ivancich, OHS Student May 22, 2022

When was the last time you ate plastic? Maybe once a few years ago, when you swallowed a lego, right? Or a couple weeks ago when you ate some of the wrapper of a candybar. Well, you actually likely ate...

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