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

Stanford OHS students reflect on their school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Year in Covid-19

Shuhui Yang, Student Government Beat Reporter April 21, 2021

Stanford OHS students reflect on their school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Role-Model Countries: How The World has Effectively Prevented The Spread

Role-Model Countries: How The World has Effectively Prevented The Spread

Lily Parry, Clubs, Achievement, and Student Life Beat Reporter March 3, 2021

The virus we have all been experiencing, and that is slowly yet promisingly coming to an end, has been a worldwide phenomenon. It has affected the people, cultures, economies, healthcare and education...

The graph in the image is a 3D model of Singh’s simulations and the number of cases after 24 hours.

From Exoplanets to Climate Change: Research @OHS

Tanisha Gupta, STEM Beat Reporter February 3, 2021

Have you ever heard of RR Lyrae Stars, the technology EXOTIC, or the Bergström-Boyce Model? Have you ever thought about predicting heat waves or the threshold for herd immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus?...

How To Hack Your Memory

How To Hack Your Memory

Albert Sandru, Editor In Chief December 9, 2020

Memory. This is an aspect of life that most of us dread. Whether it be forgetting to turn off the stove before leaving the house, forgetting a friend's birthday, or forgetting formulas for an upcoming...

Figure 1 COVID-19 case growth curve in logarithmic scale

COVID-19 Outbreak – When Will It End and How to End It

Andrew Chiang, Science & Tech Editor April 27, 2020

As of April 3, 2020, there have been 275,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, a sharp rise from 101,657 just a week ago. According to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resources Center,...

The normally congested freeways of the Bay Area.

COVID-19 and the Danger of Exponential Growth

Andrew Chiang, Science & Tech Editor March 21, 2020

On March 6, 2020, Stanford University announced that all classes would be conducted online for the remainder of winter quarter when one faculty member was among 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus in...

How to Make Your Own 3D Pixel

Andrew Chiang, Science & Tech Editor May 6, 2019
Learn how to make a 3D printed Pixel.
Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Last Light: Space Telescope Kepler Closes Its Eyes

Jonathan Herbst, Staff Writer December 12, 2018

On October 30, NASA announced that space telescope Kepler has run out of fuel and will no longer be in service. In nine years, Kepler surveyed many thousands of stars and discovered the majority of exoplanets...

Ms Tock, an instructor at the OHS, pursues astronomy beyond her classes as she sits among crescents of the sun during the August 2017 eclipse.

Reach for the (Double) Stars

Rohit Narayanan, Staff Writer October 6, 2017

OHS students have a long history of looking to the stars. Recently, groups of students have been doing research on double stars in a series of independent projects leading up to the newly offered Astronomy...

Dr. Eric Scerri is a chemist and historian of science and a leading expert in the history of periodic table. He teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published a number of books and articles on this subject matter; his latest book “A Tale of Seven Elements” (Oxford University Press, 2013) traces early 20th century history of discovery of seven chemical elements in conjunction with discovery of how to order the elements using atomic numbers.

On the Periodic Law with Dr. Eric Scerri

Louis Gosart, Staff Writer March 11, 2016

Louis: Dr. Scerri, it’s a privilege to speak with you; thank you so much! You are an expert in the periodic table and in the history of its discovery. Why did you choose this topic in the history...

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