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Knit Happens

Knit Happens

Peter Cornetet, Staff Writer
October 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

It's club Thursday at ODA. In the Student Center, 50 students gather for one of the most popular 2016-2017 club offerings: Knitting Club. On any club Thursday, the Student Center fills with the sound of clacking knitting needles. Students share bagfuls of colorful yard and marvel about texture and p...

Thunder Cup Strikes Rivalries

Thunder Cup Strikes Rivalries

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

You’re new to the school. It’s just an ordinary Wednesday. All of a sudden you’re in the Thunderdome watching an intense game of musical chairs, while listening to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. Seniors have just won the game, and storm the gym screaming out of excitement. This particu...

New Schedule: Blocking Worries

New Schedule: Blocking Worries

Lilli Carlton, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

With the first two weeks of school out of the way, you are reminiscing about the free days of summer where you spent time at the beach, went out with friends, or watched Netflix—instead of spending six hours in school. How nice would it be to lounge in the sun instead of being cooped up in a c...

Parking Lot Controversy Causes Class Wars

Parking Lot Controversy Causes Class Wars

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Nothing infuriates Seniors more than when they pull into the parking lot at 8:20 a.m. and see  parking spots filled with Juniors’ cars. During finals last year, I had just received my license. I was so excited to finally be driving that I got to school super early to get some last minute studying...

Volleyball Sets Their Way into a New Season

Volleyball Sets Their Way into a New Season

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Student Life

ODA is losing. The game is 2-0 in a match that is best 3 out of 5. By the third set, there has already been an out-of-rotation call, and a player hurt her ankle. Things were not looking good for ODA, but the team decided that there was no way their 3A team was going to let this 6A team beat them! They ...

Students Float Their Feelings About Field Trips

Students Float Their Feelings About Field Trips

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Your teacher is looking for a way to connect what you are learning in the class, outside of the classroom. Do you prefer to hit the road, or stay in the classroom? For some, field trips are great. Students get to learn outside the classroom, and they also get to miss a day of school (kind of). ...

The Bolt TV Episode 2

Matt Jones and Misha Fazlutdinov
April 29, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Catch up with the latest news and happenings this week with The Bolt TV.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bauppe0KBMo

Let’s Denigrate Political Correctness!

April 26, 2016
Filed under Student Life

From wishing to ban Huckleberry Finn for the usage of the dreadful "n-word", to belittling people when they utter simple adjectives such as black or white, the "political correctors" (PC for short) have become, as some could argue, a thorn in the side of normal and enjoyable conversation. Political...

New Schedule Blocks Complaints About Time

New Schedule Blocks Complaints About Time

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

It’s Day One of the new schedule. You actually only have class for 75 minutes, from 10:25-11:40. The rest of your day is open periods and a blended class. You go to class, head to the workout room to get your season sport’s workout time completed, and then hangout with friends in the STEM building....

ODA Prom- A Night To Remember

ODA Prom- A Night To Remember

Chloe Ruppert, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Last weekend was very eventful for the members of the Junior and Senior class! This is because the students had their spring prom-- one of the most anticipated school functions of the year. The social coordinator, Anne Keen planned an amazing "masquerade ball", which included a fire eater, and featured one of the most well-known DJ's in Tampa, Randy Johnso...

Are You Alive?

Are You Alive?

Emily Dixon, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

“Are you tired?” “You look sick are you sure you’re ok?” Usually as a girl who wears makeup almost everyday, these are the questions I get when I don’t wear it. This definitely makes me feel like I need to wear at least a little makeup everyday just so that people think I’m awake...

Apps Advance ODA Students

Apps Advance ODA Students

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer; Analytics Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

You may be wandering around campus seeing students constantly on their phones and you could wonder, "What could those students possibly be doing that is productive?" With all of the technology available on phones, there must be some apps to better students lives and assist with anything from academics...

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