The yearbook is moving this year! No, you will still get it when you are supposed to. But the new addition of motion pictures this year makes 2016-2017 yearbook different from all others before.
The cool new thing about the yearbook this year is that you can actually view videos with your smart device!
The... READ MORE »»
The darkness has finally crawled upon us. The most dreaded time of the year. It’s finals prep time.
This close to finals, don’t be alarmed to see swarms of panicked students at extra help, cramming to learn every bit of material that will be on the final. Netflix is no longer an option during... READ MORE »»
Earlier this semester, the students were informed that Brett Schnathmann, and his catering company, Truffle Catering, the company responsible for making our lunches here at ODA will not be coming back next year.
This news came along with numerous other changes that will be implemented at school next... READ MORE »»
The Student Center offers some peaceful study time for students as they prepare for exams and finish up their courses. Little more than the whir of computer fans and the turning of pages could be heard on this morning. Good luck on exams, everyone.
Juniors Paula Klar, Nicole Petron, and Amber Bond settle into some reading on Wednesday morning in a peaceful Student Center.
From wishing to ban Huckleberry Finn for the usage of the dreadful "n-word", to belittling people when they utter simple adjectives such as black or white, the "political correctors" (PC for short) have become, as some could argue, a thorn in the side of normal and enjoyable conversation.
Political correctness is the avoidance of forms of expression that would offend... Read More »
For some, making time to get back on campus on a Tuesday night for an orchestra performance might not seem worthwhile. Let me assure you, however, it's worth it!
On Tuesday February 16, the String Orchestra along with the Upper School Band and Advanced Choir performed a concert based on songs from popular movies.
“I thought it was special because it was movie themed... Read More »
Bullying has been the focal point of school conflict for many for years, but one ODA leader is doing more than talking. Ms. L'Tanya Evans, Academic Dean and Head of the ODA Arts Department, has selected a collection of short plays to be the principal focus of this year's fall cabaret dessert theater.
In cabaret style seating audience members will experience a type of rest... Read More »
Last Thursday, the track team had six outstanding athletes qualify for the Regional Championship, which they competed in on Thursday April 28, 2016.
On the preceding Thursday the 21st, the whole ODA track team participated against tough competition in their district meet, which included schools... Read More »
While ODA athletics are small, something our school has been known for is our outstanding tennis players. Especially the girls. For the past six years, there has always one ODA female athlete who has brought home a state championship title in tennis, starting with Caroline Daily in 8th g... Read More »
Imagine taking a job that required you to be at work from 9-12 hours a day. This job doesn't pay any money and leaves you physically exhausted regularly. This is just the scenario that some of the most dedicated athletes at our school are facing.
Most high school students don’t have much free time... Read More »
The Varsity Boys Lacrosse team is much different than your typical Out-of-Door team.
Not only does the team have an undefeated record this year, with impressive victories over Riverview and Cardinal Mooney, they are the closest they have ever been as a team.
“The game against Mooney was defini... Read More »