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New Student Council Takes Over

New Student Council Takes Over

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

They stand in front at Assembly. They run events and have a plethora of school spirit. They basically run the school. You guessed it, it is Student Council. You may have noticed some new smiling faces holding the door for you at Friday's assembly. After the long process of elections, speeches, and voti...

Is the Test Worth the Stress?

Is the Test Worth the Stress?

Anne Keen, Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
Filed under Student Life

As a student of either Latin or Spanish, you may be relived that the stress of taking the national language exams are over. For those of you who don’t know, a National Language Exam is an exam higher level language students take to see where they rank nationally. Currently, this is a test taken in...

ODA Track Dominates Districts

ODA Track Dominates Districts

Chloe Ruppert, Staff Writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Student Life

  Sports like lacrosse, tennis, and softball have all had their district events and some have even advanced into regionals and states. Now, it is the track team's turn. Yesterday the track team had their district meet at Northside Christian in St. Petersburg where they competed against Northside...

How Does Your Teacher Roll?

Anthony Varga, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Match each teacher to his or her car.   1. Ms. Armor 2. Mr. Lemieux 3. Mr. Leicht 4. Ms. Giraud 5. Mr. Bernsen                               ...

Seniors Step Into the Real World

Joie Eckhard
April 1, 2015
Filed under Student Life

The seniors of ODA will be finishing up school a whole month earlier than anyone else, but this doesn't mean they get an extra month of summer. Instead of working in the classroom until the end of May, the senior class will be entering the world of work. The final assignment from ICS requires each...

The Best Essay You Ever Wrote for No Teacher

The Best Essay You Ever Wrote for No Teacher

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Every year, high school students write essays and research papers in various English courses either on a book or some educationally-related topic. Those essays obviously do have to be "good," as they are graded and can reflect your writing as a student, but have any of those essays that you've written...

Students Procure Progress on Prom

Chloe Ruppert, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Prom countdown: one month! With prom so close on the horizon, it has come down to the final crunch- the final preparations. Some girls are very prepared for this big day with their dress, hair, makeup, and date all in line. This article is for the girls, like myself, who are not so on top of things. So let's s...

Spirit Day is Coming on Thursday

Spirit Day is Coming on Thursday

Najee Rhodes, Staff Writer
March 30, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Spirit Day will be here on Thursday April 2nd. Get excited! Spirit Day is a day when the whole school comes together to play games; Students are divided into two teams: white and blue in each grade. The day consists of three events: morning events, afternoon events and the relay. The teams are...

Backpacks Bend Backs

Christian McCarthy, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Every day 40 million students have to face the same struggle: carrying many pounds of textbooks and papers from classroom to classroom on their backs. Walking through the halls you can hear many teenagers complaining about how their backs hurt. They sound as if they are 60-year-olds. Those aches and pain...

The Sacred Senior Sends Shutters

The Sacred Senior Sends Shutters

Emma Young, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015
Filed under Student Life

From the quad to primo parking spaces, special senior shirts, and getting away with some dress code infractions, ODA seniors enjoy special privileges and authority like no one else. While nice for seniors, that authority raises fear in some of the underclassman. Walking down the halls, underclassmen...

Membean Sprouts Vocabulary

Membean Sprouts Vocabulary

Anthony Varga, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Have you finished your minutes for this week? No, not minutes you spent in the treadmill or practicing the piano but, minutes spent finishing your weekly Membean assignment. If you’re not familiar with Membean, it is a service used by the English department as of this year. Membean is a vocabulary...

Mr. Militzer is Not Looking Back

Mr. Militzer is Not Looking Back

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

Physics teacher Mr. Militzer began teaching at ODA just this year. We wondered how his year's been and took some time to connect with him this week. Q: Where are you from? A: Growing up, my mom was a elementary school teacher, so I was socially involved. I had some great teachers that made a diff...

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