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Students Anticipate a Summer Full of Excitement

Students Anticipate a Summer Full of Excitement

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

Some students see summer as a chance to lie out in the sun all day and escape from schoolwork. Others find themselves in the same camp every summer since they were young. Reanna Gregory, Taylor Albano, and I attended a Young Life camp at Windy Gap Camp in Asheville, North Carolina last summer. Young...

Madison Shaw and Tre Gregory Race to the Top at States

Madison Shaw and Tre Gregory Race to the Top at States

Reanna Gregory, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Student Life

Last Thursday two members of the Junior class, Madison Shaw and Tre Gregory made the trip to Jacksonville, Florida for the State Finals for track and field the next day at the University of North Florida.  Madison competed in the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Tre competed in pole vault. Not...

It’s Prom. What Could Go Wrong?

It’s Prom. What Could Go Wrong?

Reanna Gregory, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life

Since January of 2014, I have been the Social Coordinator for the Upper School Student Council. The social coordinators are busy all the time, but Prom season is arguably the busiest time of the year. On the morning of Prom, I awoke at 6:45 a.m. to continue setting up for what was supposed to be the...

High School Comes to an End

High School Comes to an End

Cassandra Ratzlaff and Ashley Munroe
May 6, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

By the end of high school, we have mastered the Pythagorean Theorem, read Huckleberry Finn, mapped the stages of WW II, learned how to say “how are you” in different languages, and calculated force through mass and acceleration. We learn many things in high school, but, apart from the stresses of...

ODA Bids Farewell to the Class of 2014

ODA Bids Farewell to the Class of 2014

Jimmy Kuebler, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As the 4th quarter wraps up, seniors find themselves moving on to bigger challenges. Today, Friday May 2,  is the last day seniors will be on campus here before they take on 40 hour internships at specific jobs of interest. After internships and AP exams? ODA seniors will begin preparations for fall...

Tennis States and Ritz Crackers?

Tennis States and Ritz Crackers?

Cassandra Ratzlaff, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

What do tennis states and Ritz crackers have in common? During the Tennis State Championships, which took place between April 16 and April 18, Mrs. Dougherty tossed a box of Ritz Crackers over the fence to players Maria Ross '17 and MaryAnn Rompf '17, and the box opened! Ritz Crackers went flying through...

It’s not just a Game

It’s not just a Game

Jake Romine and Kimmy Comito
April 29, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Imagine it’s 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, usually your day off, right? Well, instead you have to be at the field at 8:00 a.m. ready to play in the semi-finals of your sport's current tournament even though your legs are stiff and sore from the eight hours of play from the day before. This is travel...

It’s a New Season!

It’s a New Season!

April 28, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Out-of-Door Academy baseball team has undergone a huge change from last season. With a new coach, some new players, and a better team morale, the season has been going better then ever. With a 12-3 record ODA continues to surprise bigger and better schools. Why is ODA baseball doing much better this...

Staying Awake at this Year’s SFF Movie was like Climbing a Hill

Staying Awake at this Year’s SFF Movie was like Climbing a Hill

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under Arts, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Bright and early on Monday morning, freshmen and sophomores schlepped to the bus and traveled to the Hollywood 20 to watch a film about dance legend, Martha Hill. Since 2012, ODA freshman and sophomores have been invited to the Sarasota Film Festival to see a film as part of the festival's VIP program...

Students Question Spirit Week Decisions

Students Question Spirit Week Decisions

Sarah Karp, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Dressing up like the twins from the Rugrats while learning about graphing parabolas in Algebra 2,wearing your sock monkey pajamas to photography class, and pretending to be batman while learning about World War II in history are just a few examples of what makes Spirit Week so exciting. Every year,...

Star Baseball Team? Or Is the Real Star Behind the Scenes?

Star Baseball Team? Or Is the Real Star Behind the Scenes?

Jimmy Kuebler, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Athletics, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Spring is finally here, for good! Those of you who have been living under a rock for the past month and a half, would not know that baseball is mid-season at ODA. The team is down to its final five games before district play, and they are currently 12-3. With the new season, we have also had a new...

Will You Go to Prom With Me?

Will You Go to Prom With Me?

Reanna Gregory, Staff Writer
April 6, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As prom season approaches, the promposals begin! Have you ever dreamed of walking into your house to an aisle formed by roses leading to your room? You open the bedroom door and standing there is your beloved with a dozen roses and sign saying "prom?"  The day has come that simply asking "will you go...

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