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Bringing in the Holidays

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The holiday season at ODA started out on a good note in more ways than one. On December 12 in the Black Box theater at ODA was a holiday concert and an art show. Students displayed artwork from all of the first semester's art classes in the hallway. All classes were able to show off their work for...

It’s A Whole New Reality

It’s A Whole New Reality

Dylan Berkowitz, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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Who remembers the Virtual Boy? If not, then the Virtual Boy was a console made by Nintendo in 1995. The console was the successor to their very successful SNES and the predecessor to the Nintendo 64. This meant that there was a lot riding on the back of the Virtual Boy. It was a very ambitious system...

The Crucible of War Tests Might and Morality

The Crucible of War Tests Might and Morality

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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Imagine yourself running into a battlefield, bullets flying, explosions, screams but instead of taking lives you were saving them. During WWII in the Battle of Okinawa, an American Army Medic ran into the crucible of war with no weapons, not even a knife. Army Medic Desmond T Doss, played by Andrew...

Re-shaped Time and Classes Promote Student-Centered Learning

Re-shaped Time and Classes Promote Student-Centered Learning

Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
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At ODA, students are given many opportunities to explore their passions. In something of an organized chaos, the ODA upper school provides unstructured learning opportunities, sometimes in classes, often in clubs, and certainly during break time when students can pursue their areas of interest. In...

Metallica, Rise!

Metallica, Rise!

Dylan Berkowitz, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
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“It’s happening! It’s actually happening!” These are the words of many Metallica fans world wide. After a long eight years, metal's biggest name is finally releasing the follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic. The name of the new album is called Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and let me tell you, th...

Teenagers Trump America

Teenagers Trump America

Lilli Carlton, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under News

Donald Trump won. The election is over. Some are celebrating Trump’s win, and some are mourning Clinton’s loss. Simultaneously, both riots and celebrations are taking place around the nation.   For this election, you could say that America is a rebellious teenager. Tired of the way the gover...

Students Speak about Hopes for New Leader

Students Speak about Hopes for New Leader

Tyler Barlow, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Being the Head-of-Upper School for school like ODA is a rewarding but exhausting job. Add to the challenge, filling the big shoes left behind by recently-departed Mrs. Dougherty. The school’s official job sounds pretty cut and dry; but when you actually talk to a person who is living this job, it does...

Thanksgiving isn’t Only for Binging on Food

Thanksgiving isn’t Only for Binging on Food

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer
November 7, 2016
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This fall is a new season of TV shows. The top two mind provoking shows about how technology can change our society is Westworld and Black Mirror. Technology is rapidly evolving in our current society, so fast that the ethics on how we use it is ambiguous. These two tv shows examine how this advanced...

Head-of-School Recalls His Pursuit of Passion

Head-of-School Recalls His Pursuit of Passion

Tyler Barlow, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
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As David Mahler stared at the Wesleyan University transcript that he held in his hands, a realization hit him that changed the course of his life. For the first time, he had stopped and thought about his course of study. As he read the list of his Pre-Med classes, this young college student recalled...

Explaining the Election

Explaining the Election

Lilli Carlton, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Have you wondered how either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump could be elected? ODA’s trusty History Department gave answers about the electoral college and voting process, the election, and why Florida is an important state when it comes to politics. Why use an electoral college and not use po...

The Road: The Dirt.

The Road: The Dirt.

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
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You're driving a little too first when you're late to first period on pebble and shell strewn Deer Drive. To your horror, the car in front of you kicks up a shell that lands right on your hood. Besides dirty cars, the construction right outside of campus is causing some inconveniences for students, fac...

Easter Seals Visit Opens Eyes

Easter Seals Visit Opens Eyes

Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer
October 6, 2016
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“What will we talk with them about?” “Do you have questions prepared?” “I hope my buddy isn’t too quiet or shy.” These were all worries of Sophomores, who would soon be having their first meeting with their Easter Seals buddies. As we filed into the Student Center, nerves were...

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