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

The NBA Playoffs are set to start on April 20th, 2024. (

A Clash of Destinies: The Ultimate Race for NBA Glory

Tei Kim, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

The NBA Playoffs are officially here and there could not be a better time to watch basketball than right now! With just one game left after a long and grueling regular season, the Western Conference has...

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Kobe Bryant was the embodiment of a “play through the pain” mentality.

Is 65 Games Too Much or Just Enough?

Tei Kim, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

Joel Embiid is the reigning MVP of the 2022-2023 NBA season. Coming into this season, no one could have anticipated that he would make another leap, drawing comparisons to Shaquille O’Neal while averaging...

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Stutchbury (right) at the 2023 Senior World Championships in Milan, Italy. (Source: Stutchbury Family)

Behind the Mask: Carolina Stutchbury’s Incredible Fencing Journey

Tei Kim, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

“En garde! Prêtz? Allez!” The clash of blades, the swift movements, and the intense concentration behind the mask. This is the world of fencing, a combat sport that can be traced back to the 14th...

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Adrian Griffin was recently fired by the Milwaukee Bucks after his short tenure as head coach. Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images (Copyright 2023 NBAE).

The Coaching Plague Infecting the NBA

Tei Kim, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

On January 23rd, 2024, news broke that the Milwaukee Bucks fired their head coach Adrian Griffin. This came as a shocking revelation to most, as Griffin had led the Bucks to an impressive 30-13 record...

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A standard 3x3 Rubik’s cube invented by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik

The Difference Between 10 and 9 Seconds Can Be Two Years of Practice

Tei Kim, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Unveiled in 1974 by Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik, the Rubik’s Cube is more than just a toy: it is a cultural icon that has both puzzled and fascinated millions. The puzzle captivates you with its...

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Draymond Green (right) stands with former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) during a visit in 2018.

How A Lack of Accountability Is Ruining the Warriors’ Dynasty

Tei Kim, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Draymond Green  is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in the history of the Golden State Warriors. Coming out of Michigan State, no one expected him to become a 4-time NBA Champion, 4-time NBA All-Star,...

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Artwork depicting the growing rivalry between Victor Wembanyama (left) and Chet Holmgren (right)

Generational Talents: How Unicorns Are Changing The Landscape of the NBA

Tei Kim, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

The NBA is currently in an exciting phase with the introduction of the in-season tournament injecting excitement amongst fans and fierce competition amongst players. This tournament has revitalized the...

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James Harden played with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2022-2023 regular season.

When the NBA Becomes a Video Game

Tei Kim, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

James Harden, the 2018 NBA MVP, is one of the greatest players of this generation. He is a 3-time scoring champion, 2-time assists leader, and has made the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team. Despite the...

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Dillon Brooks (left) playing for Team Canada in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Mastering the Art of Storytelling: How Dillon Brooks Embraced His Role as the Villain

Tei Kim, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Everyone loves a good villain origin story. Someone who brings passion and excitement to every game, someone whom everyone can collectively root against, someone who can talk the talk and back it up.   The...

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The six groups that were randomly decided for the in-season tournament.

A Distraction or Game-Changer? NBA’s New In-Season Tournament Sparks Controversy and Excitement in the OHS Community

Tei Kim, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is facing a major problem: fewer people are interested in watching basketball. During its peak in the 90’s with Michael Jordan, Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals...

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The Olympic-sized swimming pool located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

My History with Racing Anxiety

Lester Wessels, Staff Writer May 7, 2023

I hear the second whistle, indicating for me to step up onto the diving block. My feet feel the block’s rough surface, and I think to myself, “I wish I could just finish this race as soon as possible.”...

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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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