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ODA Students Prime for the Primary

ODA Students Prime for the Primary

Chloe Ruppert, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

This past Tuesday, "Super Tuesday," Florida, along with Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri had their Democratic and Republican presidential primary races. The primary elections occur before the general election. The purpose of the primary elections is for contenders to gain support from delegates...

Students Reflect on New SAT

Students Reflect on New SAT

Maria Ross, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
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For weeks now students have been preparing for the new SAT. ODA junior, Greta Holland has been studying for the past month to achieve her goals on the new SAT. "I feel like I have prepared myself and worked my hardest. My tutor has been a great support." Naviance, college counseling, tutoring,...

Dark Horse Candidate Gary Johnson Wins ODA Caucus

Dark Horse Candidate Gary Johnson Wins ODA Caucus

March 6, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Caucus is this week at the Out-of-Door Academy, and many candidates seem poised to take the ODA community by storm. Why provide students the opportunity to vote? Upper School history teacher Ken Sommers explains why the caucus is important. "I think it was a great opportunity to show the student...

What it Really Takes to Select Your Next Teacher

What it Really Takes to Select Your Next Teacher

Matteo Romano, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under News

As students return from break, there will be some new faces about the campus, but instead of new students, they will be those of potential staff members for next year. Hiring season has begun again at our school, and there are quite a few positions open for hirees. A new art teacher will be brought i...

Students Reflect on Membean

Students Reflect on Membean

Maria Ross, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
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Among the many things students do on a Thursday night, finishing the 45 minute weekly requirement for Membean takes precedence for many students. Membean is a website dedicated solely to strengthen a students vocabulary by stimulating engaging activities to help students retain what they learned....

Danger on the Road: How Families Put Their Lives at Risk Everyday

Danger on the Road: How Families Put Their Lives at Risk Everyday

Mikhail Fazlutdinov, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under News

Delaney Dowdell and her family put their health at risk every morning when they go to school. Ironically, it the healthy choice of riding bikes to campus is the very thing that is putting their lives in danger. Their usual path is now blocked by construction, and the bikers are expected to share the...

Finding Time to Earn a Dime

Finding Time to Earn a Dime

Mikhail Fazlutdinov, Staff Writer
February 20, 2016
Filed under News

It is Friday night and you want to go out with your friends, but after a quick look in your empty wallet you figure that going out to Cheesecake Factory and then shopping might be a bit too costly for you. Some students find taking part time jobs help fill their pockets for the finer things teenagers...

Follow the Bunnies on Instagram

Follow the Bunnies on Instagram

Amad Brayboy, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016
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It was just a normal boring Saturday day at home, nothing to do. Kolbie Ward, Valentina Alvarez, and I were very bored and wanted something to do. One of them said “let’s go get some turtles.” You might wonder why getting turtles even came into our minds. Honestly, we just decided in the spur of...

Huge Changes Have ODA Rumor Mill in Full Swing

Huge Changes Have ODA Rumor Mill in Full Swing

Matteo Romano, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under News

Rumors are swirling on campus about next year. Everyone seems to have something to say. The rumors mostly focus around massive impending changes to the school next year, which will undoubtedly have life-altering effects on the student population. Once again these are unconfirmed rumors, not meant to be taken a...

ODA Expands Global Travel

ODA Expands Global Travel

Marisa Brett, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
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Can you picture getting on a flight with your school mates and heading to an unknown land?  This vision became a reality last year when a group of students and Ms. Zitani, history teacher, went to Italy. If you missed the trip, don't worry  you can still travel next summer and during breaks. EF...

How Safe Is School?

How Safe Is School?

Misha Fazlutdinov, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

In the light of somewhat recent events and terrorist attacks in Paris and California, one might be concerned about whether future attacks could happen in the US. France, as most countries in the EU, has strict anti-weapon policies. The US, however, does not have such laws. In fact, the Second Amendment...

Thor Carries the Olympic Torch to Science Olympiad

Thor Carries the Olympic Torch to Science Olympiad

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under News

Here's the scene: a boy standing by his poster board that his mom helped him with. We have all heard of the student who wins first place at the science fair for their giant exploding volcano, or their huge magnet that can pull a model train. But Science Olympiad is different.  On Saturday January 23, students from ODA w...

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