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Small School Showcases Big Talent

Small School Showcases Big Talent

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Paintings, pictures, music, and so much more! Saturday, April 29th was ODA’s middle and upper school Arts Day.  Arts Day is the day that ODA student artists and musicians showcase their work. All semester long, students consider their best pieces for the show. They are then polished and mounted or pr...

Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Arts

I have been dancing since I was six years old. It quickly changed from an after school hobby to a full-time, competitive sport. At my dance studios' national talent competition this past year, we were on stage waiting for the awards to be announced. When the announcer said that my team’s tap numb...

Being Judged on Purpose

Being Judged on Purpose

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Arts

Imagine being on stage surrounded by blindingly bright lights. You look out into a huge crowd with all eyes on you. This is the moment that you have been waiting for. This is the same moment that students experience right here on campus. Without a doubt, the Arts Department, specifically the ...

Playing For The Win

Playing For The Win

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
January 28, 2017
Filed under Arts

“I was standing backstage before the performance clutching my violin and my bow. Little did I know that when I walked out from behind the curtain, I would see so many shadowed faces staring at me, and the rest of the group,” says Sophomore Alexis Hudson. Average people can only imagine the amount ...

Singing Across Languages

Singing Across Languages

Tyler Barlow, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, News, Uncategorized

Over the past couple years the chorus department has been performing songs in a variety of different languages. From Swahili to French, the chorus students have been exploring different cultures through music. Learning a song in your own native language is difficult enough. Now add in memorizing the...

Fenker Facilitates Films

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Arts, Student Life, Uncategorized

If you ever have wanted to have a meaningful discussion about any film you watch, no matter how obscure it is, seek out Jack Fenker and he will have most likely seen it. Ask him about the obscure Scott Pilgrim VS the World. He's seen it. Not only has he seen it, he can recommend others you might al...

Music Is Paradise

Music Is Paradise

Amad Brayboy, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

For many people music is an escape. Some people listen to music because they just like it and others may listen to it because they are going through a hard time. Also some people listen to music depending on what mood they are in and the type of music they can really relate to. Recently, I published a...

Mixtape? What, Andrew Berg?!

Mixtape? What, Andrew Berg?!

Amad Brayboy, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

It was June 11th, a hot summer day.  It was about 92 degrees outside.  I was hanging out with ODA junior Kolbie Ward, his older brother Dominique, his middle sister Tiara, and Gerald, a family friend. We did not have anything to do on that hot summer day like it was. I was playing around on 2K15, a basketball ...

“Movie Night” Moves Many Musically

Maria Ross, Staff Writer
February 20, 2016
Filed under Arts

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...

Quiet Space Belies Thundering Creativity

Quiet Space Belies Thundering Creativity

Rachael Kramer, Staff Writer and Layout Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Arts

It feels as if it were only yesterday the Arts Building was the major hotspot where students spent their free periods. This busy environment even held various English classes, which are now located on the opposite side of campus. Now that the Vitale Student Center has been built, the Arts Building lobby...

What’s the Conflama?

Rashona Banks, Staff Writer
October 6, 2015
Filed under Arts

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. ...

The Marvelous Mr. Munson Arrives at ODA

The Marvelous Mr. Munson Arrives at ODA

Rashona Banks, Staff Writer
September 11, 2015
Filed under Arts, Uncategorized

Have you noticed all the new faces around campus? The ODA Upper School has forty new students and three new teachers this year. Have you also noticed that friendly art teacher eagerly trying to figure out who’s who at the lunch tables filled with students? Choosing Thunder Nation wasn't a hard decision...

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