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Banned Books Bring a Broader View on Censorship

Banned Books Bring a Broader View on Censorship

Rashona Banks, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015
Filed under Student Life

If you have recently been in the STEM Center you have definitely seen Miss Mandel’s Banned Books display (though it’s now been replaced by Halloween). The books on top of the shelves all represented a celebration of literary works that have been restricted from students in schools and city libraries f...

Wait So… What Do I Wear?

Liz Gaukhman, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life

It’s finally that time of year again! Dressed up students, cheering at the big football game, dancing with your best friends. You know what I’m talking about, it’s homecoming week! Monday - Jeep Push Tuesday - Mathletes Versus Athletes Wednesday - Mattress Race Thursday - Disney Day Friday...

ODA Teachers Talk About Their Past

Liz Gaukhman, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Out-of-Door Academy teachers are extremely passionate and devoted to their students. They are known to work hard during regular school hours as well as exceed their jobs by offering extra help before and after school. Although ODA teachers are number one in their specific subject, they clearly have...

Vending Machines Take ODA Towards the Future

Vending Machines Take ODA Towards the Future

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer; Analytics Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

You walk into the STEM building and see vending machines everywhere. You wonder, is this real? Vending Machines at ODA? Yes, this is real. ODA is moving towards the future and bringing in vending machines. These vending machines are filled with many of the same foods that are in the Commons, like...

Student Travel Makes New Strides

Student Travel Makes New Strides

Dana Saltz, Staff Writer; Visual Editor
September 25, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Adventure can be scary. Many of us like to remain in our own comfortable bubbles instead of getting out and trying new things. I’m sure we all can relate. But one of the best ways to learn (and ultimately have fun) is through adventure-- taking on the unusual and the exciting with an open mind and ...

Thunder Seizes Summer Learning

Thunder Seizes Summer Learning

Dana Saltz, Staff Writer; Layout Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Oh summer, how fast you pass us by. It’s been more than a month since freedom was at our fingertips and the days are starting to feel like distant memories. With school back in session, all there’s left to do is reminisce about the happier, merrier, sunnier times. I’m sure everyone had as fant...

You Will Have “No Ragrets”

You Will Have “No Ragrets”

Liz Gaukhman, Staff Writer, Social Media Coordinator
September 21, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

When you look back one, two, ten, twenty years ago, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is there anything specific that you wish you did..or didn’t do? Often, time offers new perspective on decisions we have made in the past. The transition from middle school to high school tends to ...

Hard Shoes to Fill

Hard Shoes to Fill

Lauren Redington, Student Writer
May 28, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Over the past four years, a tight-knit bond has been built between the senior class members. The rising seniors are challenged to fill the shoes of a multi-talented and well-rounded class. We are sad to see our seniors go, but we are happy to see them move on to bigger and better endeavors. The seniors...

Preparing for Success

Preparing for Success

Lauren Redington, Staff Writer
May 27, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Loosing sleep over SAT? To prepare for success, it is very important that Juniors and Seniors know the basics of SAT preparation as we enter the summer months. Students must prepare to succeed. As school work subsides, make sure that you take the time to check out resources and strategies for success Tutoring Tutoring is a strategy th...

The End of the Year Final Stress

Christian McCarthy, Staff Writer
May 22, 2015
Filed under Student Life

It's that time of year again. Final time. You can feel the anxiety and stress as you walk through the halls. Students are reciting the vertex formula or random facts about William Shakespeare all around campus. As the countdown gets lower the anxiety level gets higher. A few students were asked about...

Raising girls and…eyebrows

Raising girls and…eyebrows

May 18, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Every girl goes through the eyebrow stage. I'm not talking about the time in one's life when your eyebrows look amazing and maintained, but exactly the opposite. It's the stage where you were just introduced to a pair of tweezers and go a little overboard with the whole plucking process. In my eighth...

The Deer Street Boys Return

Sasha Brun, Staff Writer
May 17, 2015
Filed under Student Life

In last Wednesday's Ovation, Coach Brewer once again announced the arrival of the 9th Thunderpalooza talent show, but this announcement wasn’t the usual. T. Brewer also announced the returning of the legendary Deer Street Boys. Composed of five members of the ODA faculty, the boy band performed for years ...

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