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

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

When Will It End?

Ella Blanco, World News 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...

We often look to external pressure, but what about the pressure we place on ourselves - even unconsciously?

Pressure to Succeed: A Double-Edged Sword

Amanda Yu, Staff Writer May 8, 2022

It’s Saturday night and you’re on your computer, three assignments sitting on your to-do list as they wait to be turned in before Monday. There’s a test next weekend, studying you need to get through,...

The 996 work culture is harmful to the much-needed work-life balance of employees.

Confronting the Toxic 996 Work Culture

Eddy Li, OHS student May 8, 2022

In December of 2021, an employee at the Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo collapsed while coming home from work and died. Two weeks later, an ex-employee at Pinduoduo leapt to his death after being...

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan as Joy Wang, Evelyn Quan Wang, and Waymond Wang in the interdimensional sci-fi film, Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022).

Everyday Superheroes: Tokenism and Misrepresentation of Asian Pacific Islanders in Film

Lily Sun, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2022

I grew up watching Michelle Yeoh. At ten years old, I saw her flip and twist through the air as Yu Shu Lien battled Jiao Long for the Green Destiny blade in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. At thirteen,...

A shell dissolving over time as carbonic acid is decalcifying the shell.

The Evil Twin of Climate Change: Ocean Acidification

Aanya Gupta, Staff Writer May 1, 2022

Imagine: All marine life on Earth dying because people wanted to make a few more bucks selling crayons or bundles of paper. Well, there is no need to imagine, because each day, as more and more greenhouse...

Improving OHS support resources is imperative to increasing diversity and equity in the classroom.

We Need to Improve Education Equity at OHS

Jasmine Li, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

As I narrated the picture book in my hands, my eyes darted again to the meeting participants list on my computer screen. I was concerned. It was the second storytelling class for migrant children that...

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, Co-Editor-in-Chief 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....

The 2021 Grammys were accused of snubbing The Weeknd by not nominating him in any categories, prompting questions about the processes, purposes, and validity of the Grammys.

The GRAMMYs: An Examination of the Purpose and Importance of Award Shows

Ferris Haukom, Junior Associate Editor March 31, 2021

After the Grammy awards on March 14, there was, as always, much discussion of the winners, losers, and integrity of the choices made. One prominent “snub” was The Weeknd, for his album “After Hours,”...

Protestors hold signs to show their support for the #stopasianhate movement

#stopasianhate: A Monumental Movement

Lily Sun, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2021

On Jan. 28, 2021, a Thai man—84-year old San Francisco resident Vicha Ratanapakdee—was brutally assaulted while going out for a walk. The following week, his family confirmed that at 3 a.m. on Monday,...

 Code Talker, a novel by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, traces the history of the code talkers through the life of a fictional Navajo character, Kii Yazhi.

Code Talker: An Exciting Insight to the Life of a Code Talker during WWI

Kaveri Udupa, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Code Talker, a novel by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac, traces the history of the code talkers through the life of a fictional Navajo character, Kii Yazhi. During World War II, code talkers wrote...

They Both Die at the End is a novel published in 2017 by New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera.

“They Both Die at the End”: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in 24 Hours

Mandy Yu, School News Editor February 24, 2021

“I regret to inform you that sometime in the next twenty-four hours you’ll be meeting an untimely death.”  In an alternate reality from Adam Silvera’s  They Both Die at the End, the company...

President Biden signing an executive order in the Oval Office. Wikimedia Commons

What Does OHS Think? The Biden Presidency

Maria Lim and Kaveri Udupa February 10, 2021

 In November 2020, the OHS Observer published an article listing the different opinions international students of OHS hold on the 59th presidential election. The election was dubbed as the “most important...

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