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It’s Only a Test

It’s Only a Test

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

It’s that dreadful time of the year again. Finals. Nobody likes finals because of the stress and demanding hours students must spend studying. Although easier said than done, the key to surviving Finals Week is by being prepared and stress free. “I advise people to map out a strategy and put the test...

Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Student Life

“I’m just staying in Florida over spring break. I’m still super excited though because I get to hang out with my friends and go to an Ariana Grande concert.” says freshman Natasha Rittenhouse. “I’m going to sleep, go to the beach, do some homework, and I have a volleyball tournament....

Reselling 101

Reselling 101

Christian Ramos, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Imagine being able to create your own business before getting a driver’s license. In the past years, several students from ODA did just this using the growing online strategy of reselling.   “E-commerce is the future of business. Anybody of any age can achieve success through e-commerce. All they ...

Clueless About Prom?

Clueless About Prom?

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Tuxedos, dresses, and limos. Yup, you guessed it. It’s Prom time. Whether you're male or female, a Junior or a Senior, Prom is a very important event in any high schooler’s career. Many people are unaware of the procedures on how to get ready for prom. Especially guys. A typical guys can be someti...

Can The Videos Wait?

Can The Videos Wait?

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life

You're working on your homework assignment that is due at the end of the day during your free period, and suddenly the internet decides to stop working and becomes really slow. The cause could most likely be explained by one of two things. Number one: the internet crashed for some mysterious reason. ...

Students Fight to Unite

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Student Life

With Spring Break just around the corner, excitement is growing. Seniors are almost out of school, Prom is coming up, and the most important day of the year Spirit Day. Spirit Day and Spring Break are times of year the entire Out-of-Door community looks forward to. "I'm looking forward to being able to sleep...

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Nick Saranczak, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Many would relate to this classic birthday scene: Kids gathered around a table with a plate of potato chips and a piece of cake slightly soaked with pool water to sing Happy Birthday. There are many ways in which people celebrate this day, one of the most traditional (for children anyway) being a party...

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Student Life

More learning opportunities are coming for the ODA community. Excitement is growing and ideas are brewing.

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Seniors Retreat into the Wilderness

Seniors Retreat into the Wilderness

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Mr. Brewer It’s an ordinary hot Thursday afternoon for underclassmen, but for Seniors, it was a day for coming together and bonding as a grade. Lacey Eaden brought a speaker to play old songs. At a red light, Tess Siciliano sang “Fergalicious,” at the top of her lungs. Mrs. Betz has spun around ...

Migrating to Canada During the School Year

Migrating to Canada During the School Year

Nicholas DiMare, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

On a school day in October, I was crossing the Canadian border with a deadly weapon and a small suitcase. No, I am not a terrorist.  My dad and I were headed to Alberta, Canada to hunt: ducks, geese and mule deer. To start off my adventure in Canada we flew to Denver then crossed into Canada...

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...

Halloween Screams its Way into Monday

Halloween Screams its Way into Monday

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Halloween is right around the corner. TV stations are playing Halloween movies, people are carving pumpkins, and searching for the perfect costume. For some people, this is their favorite time of the year, or it could be their least favorite. According to History.com, Halloween is believed to...

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