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ODA Students Commit Random Acts of Kindness

ODA Students Commit Random Acts of Kindness

Sarah Karp, Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

Being kind to people is something that everyone should always strive to do. Many of us commit acts of kindness without even knowing, because it is just what we were raised to do. Last week however, committing acts of kindness was brought to our attention. Last week was "Random Acts of Kindness Week,"...

Waiting for Superman or Waiting for the Seniors?

Waiting for Superman or Waiting for the Seniors?

Sarah Karp, Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

Teachers embody hope that is translated into their students. At least that's what most people want to happen. In the seniors' seminar class, Issues in Contemporary Society (ICS), students watched a documentary on education. The film is called "Waiting for Superman." The film highlights the worst...

Famous?

Francisco Marcano-Santos, Staff Writer
October 15, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

Imagine playing one-on-one with one of the best basketball players in the world, Lebron James... Now imagine getting a personal lesson from Lebron... What would it be like? Freshman Emily Lui has an opportunity similar to that of a private lesson with Lebron James this fall as she takes part...

Bigs and Littles Grow Closer Under Starry Lights

Bigs and Littles Grow Closer Under Starry Lights

Joie Eckhard, Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Having a Big or Little is no longer restricted to college sororities. ODA is bringing the “Big/Little” program to their own campus for the first time in history. So far, the first semester with the Big/Little buddies is going surprisingly without a hitch. Since the seniors were paired with their...

Lady Thunder Falls to the Fierce Cougars

Lady Thunder Falls to the Fierce Cougars

Kimmy Comito, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Sam Emmons bumps the ball to Monica Costa who sets the spike for Natalie Buffet who makes the kill adding another point to the Thunder scoreboard!! The ODA Women’s Varsity Volleyball team fought tirelessly to end of the match against the Cardinal Mooney Cougars. On Wednesday night the Thunderheads,...

ODA’s Take on eBooks

Bianca Tengerdy, Staff Writer
September 22, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

It is a rainy Sunday afternoon. You can’t go to the beach, so you decide to read. What do you reach for? A hard copy of your book? Your laptop? Your iPad? Your Nook? With technology increasingly taking a role in how people get information, many are asking what people prefer: a physical book or an ebook? “I...

Running Towards Fun

Running Towards Fun

Jordan Towsley, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

I’m running. The wind against my back. I keep telling myself to just go faster. All of a sudden a puff of thick blue powder hits me.  Actually, the powder hits everyone, covering us all in blue as we run towards the next color station. This has got to be the best 5K I have ever run. Participating...

101 Hand Written Letters for You

101 Hand Written Letters for You

Jordan Towsley, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

Can you remember the last time you received a handwritten note that wasn’t included in a holiday card? When was the last time you saw the word “love” written by hand on a piece on scrap notebook paper? Would you be able to identify your mother’s,father’s, best friend’s, significant other’s...

The Little-Big Program Debuts

The Little-Big Program Debuts

Jimmy Kuebler, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

This year faculty and administrators are starting a new program at ODA. The program is called "The Little-Big Buddy Program" which is where rising seniors from the class of 2015, will pair up individually with rising freshmen from the class of 2018.  The program was originally put into action when the facu...

What Makes a Good Class?

What Makes a Good Class?

May 14, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

At the Out-of-Door Academy word has been spreading that the current junior class of 2015 is the most “well liked” class of the year. Why is this? What makes them so different?  What makes a particular group of students well-liked? “A good class is a class that works well together, leaves nobody...

Sybarite 5 Transforms Assembly

Sarah Karp, Editor-in-Chief
May 13, 2014
Filed under Arts, News, Student Life

Could you imagine listening to Radiohead and Led Zeppelin while relaxing in the bleachers of the Thunderdome? Hearing the creepy crawling noises of the song "Black Bend" written by Dan Visconti played by a lovely quintet is not something that everyone gets to do everyday. ODA students were able to so...

National Honor Society Welcomes New Members

National Honor Society Welcomes New Members

Natalie Buffett, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

This wednesday, The Out-of-Door Academy will be inducting new members to The National Honor Society in their annual ceremony. The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that is represented mainly in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: Scholarship, leadership, service,...

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