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The Bolt

New Play Casting Underway

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

Recently, students have been signing up for the play that’s due to premier sometime next year in March. I was a little confused myself about why students were signing up for it so early. Lucky for me, I found out why. “It's really fun. It’s a way to become someone else, like a great expression...

My Advice to You…

My Advice to You…

May 17, 2015
Filed under Student Life

ODA is a place like no other. It is not very often that you see an entire school community treat and cherish each other like family. The support that the Out-of-Door community provides is incredible. As a student at Out-of-Door I am proud to say that I have been  surrounded by several compassionate,...

Earning those Hours

Sasha Brun, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015
Filed under Student Life

With finals in less than two weeks, many students are too busy with schoolwork and studying to even have time to think about how to complete their community service hours. Needed in order to receive your final year grades, community service hours are something students are reminded about daily. Many,...

Students Weigh in about ODA’s Homework Load

Sasha Brun, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Between classes, after school activities like sports or clubs, jobs, chores and necessary things like eating, showering, exercising, etc,  some students struggle to fit in homework. The average time that students are able to start their homework each night is typically between 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students...

How do ODA Students Jam?

Anthony Varga, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Filed under Student Life

While what kind of car you drive might show a sense of your aesthetics or what access to money is, what you do INSIDE your car is what really speaks volumes about your personality. As you might suspect, ODA students listen to an array of music, and this week students shared what it is that they jam to. Serenna Jones, ...

Soar from the Circus to the Future

Soar from the Circus to the Future

Kimmy Comito and Sarah Karp
May 1, 2015
Filed under Student Life

As students continue their walk on the high wire through high school, most of them are working to successfully make it to the other side, the next chapter of their lives. Whether it be making a decision about how late to stay up studying or an exam, or where to attend college, students are constantly...

ODA Softball Swinging Back Onto the Field

ODA Softball Swinging Back Onto the Field

McCabe Ballance, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Student Life

As the Out-of-Door Academy reached into the surrounding wilderness to build playing fields, softball emerged as one of the expanded team sports available for students. The softball fields were built along with the Thunder Stadium and softball became one of the more popular girls team sport in the school. Unfortunately,...

Exams Are on their Way

Exams Are on their Way

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Student Life

We may have been able to escape midterms, but not finals. They are on their way, and some might say the prospect is quite scary. "I am very nervous about exams, especially math. Because we didn't have the midterms, I am not prepared for it," says Alex Seftas. Some others are simply having a hard...

Lunch Changes Coming Soon

Anne Keen, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Student Life

When I first arrived at ODA, I was overwhelmed by the variety of food options in the school cafeteria Commons. The snack selection is large and lunches vary, but I didn’t like the fact that hamburgers were served every Thursday, and pizza was served every Friday, and I know many people who shared ...

What’s the Hold Up with College Decisions?

What’s the Hold Up with College Decisions?

Sarah Karp, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2015
Filed under Student Life

As the school year slowly begins to wind down for most students, the seniors' year will come to a screeching halt in just a couple of weeks. In two weeks, seniors will be fleeing the ODA nest to begin their internships. But more importantly, in just two weeks, seniors must finally make the important...

We Came, We Saw, We Instagrammed: ODA Takes Italy

We Came, We Saw, We Instagrammed: ODA Takes Italy

Kimmy Comito, Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Ciao Bella! Bienvenuto! Buonasera! You may not be familiar with these phrases, but over spring break, 13 ODA students were introduced to these expressions when they visited Italy. "We really enjoyed our time in Italy and seeing and experiencing the different culture was an amazing experience, and...

Steel Relic Rocks

Steel Relic Rocks

Christian McCarthy, Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

As you may know, sophomore Ethan Eckhard is a rock star. He is the drummer and keyboard player in an up-and-coming band called Steele Relic. The band consists of four, talented young musicians who met at Guitar Center. Their ages ranges from 12-18. Cardinal Mooney's Jill Polk is the lead singer, Pineview's...

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