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My Car. My Rules.

My Car. My Rules.

Matt Jones, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

A sleek but yet practical four-door sedan gets ready to make its turn onto Deer Drive, on-course for the Out-of-Door Academy. Inside the sedan are a group of ODA high school students listening to the driver’s Beyoncé album when all of a sudden, the front passenger decides that he would prefer to listen...

Taking a Peek into your Lunchbox

Taking a Peek into your Lunchbox

Misha Fazlutdinov, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Have you ever wondered what is inside your classmates' lunch boxes, or asked yourself "what do I bring for advisory snack"? Well this article can help you in choosing foods, and will tell you where you can get them. On this image, you can see spaghetti with meat that a student brought from home, and...

ODA Students Find the Words

ODA Students Find the Words

Misha Fazlutdinov, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Even though Out-of-Door may not seem very diverse, if you slow down enough to listen, you might think differently. ODA diversity is expressed in many ways, one of which is languages. Students speak a variety of languages because they come from different countries or are learning another language here....

After School Snacking At ODA

After School Snacking At ODA

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer; Analytics Editor
March 24, 2016
Filed under Student Life

You get home from a long day at school, and what is the first thing you do? For most students, the answer is eat. We all know the incredible after school snacks that Brett provides in the vending machines and in the Commons from ice cream to chips or even edamame, but what about those students who...

Juniors Jumpstarting in the College Process

Hailey Schlotthauer, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Student Life

As we all know, ODA is one of the best college preparatory schools around. So how exactly are they preparing us? Students at ODA have been attending college meetings since middle school, the first meeting being when students are in 6th grade. Since before high school students get an idea of where they...

Student’s Benefit from Parent’s Occupations

Student’s Benefit from Parent’s Occupations

Rachael Kramer, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Do you ever have one of those days that makes you want to jump on a plane and travel to anywhere you possibly can? I have. Literally. One boring, Saturday morning, I said to my mom, “Mom, I’m so bored. Let’s go do something.” She replied, “Want to go to the Mall of America?” As a...

Seniors Walk Down the Red Carpet to Graduation

Seniors Walk Down the Red Carpet to Graduation

Rachael Kramer, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

How many days until summer? ...is something you may ask yourself every morning you wake up for school. The school is also keeping track. Each year, the school has marked these last days with a celebratory dinner to remind our seniors how little time they have left at ODA. This dinner, hosted in...

Being Out of School: How to Keep Up While Keeping Out

Rachael Kramer, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

One morning, you wake up at 7:00 a.m. to get ready for school. You start to feel extremely sick, but you know you have to be at school to take that math test. You just can’t miss it. What do you do? I know a number of you have had this conflict in the past. Although you may feel inclined to take...

Student Style Seizes ODA

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer; Analytics Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Student Life

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Thunder Cup Events Make a Second Semester Return

Chloe Ruppert, Staff Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The first week back at school after mid-winter break can be tough for many Out-of-Door students. With the idea of sleeping in and no school work still fresh in our minds, no one wants to get back to a work-filled school schedule. In order to get the ODA community excited about school starting again,...

Stay Home with Some Stories… Great Video Binges for Break

Matteo Romano, Staff Writer
February 20, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Mid-Winter Break is now, and some students will be going on a vacation to and exotic place or maybe going skiing in Colorado. Those of us who aren’t so fortunate to make these wonderful trips, will be staying at home. There is still something to do, though. The internet is laden with great dra...

Caucuses and Primaries… Huh?

Caucuses and Primaries… Huh?

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer
February 20, 2016
Filed under Student Life

You may have seen the title of this article and wondered... what in the world is a "caucus?" "I think it is a kind of cactus. Like a cactus just with a silent "t" said in a British accent," says senior Bianca Guidotti. "I think it is a bone in front of your pelvis," says senior Liz Gauhkman. As...

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