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

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....

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 World News 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, Senior Culture Editor 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, Admissions, Advising, and College Counseling Beat Reporter 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, Parent and Alumni Associations Beat Reporter 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...

A single black star stands out from a golden poster, illuminated by marquee lights as yellow as the taxis driving by. Overlaid on top of the star in bold white letters: Hamilton: An American Musical.

Hamilton: A Musical of the People, by the People, for the People

Ester Weinhardt, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter February 3, 2021

A single black star stands out from a golden poster, illuminated by marquee lights as yellow as the taxis driving by. Overlaid on top of the star in bold white letters: Hamilton: An American Musical. Hamilton...

A sports documentary available on Netflix

“Icarus”: How One Man’s Truth Forever Changed the World of Athletics

Lily Sun, Senior Culture Editor February 3, 2021

The anti-doping system in athletics was, and still is, “bullsh*t.” That’s the consensus reached by Director Bryan Fogel’s eye-opening documentary, "Icarus" (2017), as it uncovers the truth behind...

Demystifying New Year’s Resolutions

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter January 14, 2021

It’s a new year, and a fresh chance to improve yourself. This year especially, seeing as it is an opportune beginning, many people around the globe are creating goals, resolutions, and aspirations in...

A visual graph of reliable and biased news sources

Battling Misinformation: A Guide to Recognizing Bias and Fact-Checking News

Ella Blanco, Kate North, and Mandy Yu November 2, 2020

Maintaining objectivity in journalism enables the audience to interpret the facts of an event or story to reach their own, informed conclusion. The facts should be verified and presented without prejudice,...

My friends and I at prom.

Dear New Students: A Message From an OHS Senior

Marie Tagbo September 17, 2019
Senior Marie Tagbo shares her tips for success at OHS.
Crafting your College Application: OHS 18

Crafting your College Application: OHS ’18

Simran Khunger, Editor in Chief February 14, 2018

Remember freshman year? Maybe you recall walking into your first classroom, or opening Adobe Connect and hopping on webcam. Whatever your first experience was, we all had that feeling in the pit of our...

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