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Small School Showcases Big Talent

Small School Showcases Big Talent

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Paintings, pictures, music, and so much more! Saturday, April 29th was ODA’s middle and upper school Arts Day.  Arts Day is the day that ODA student artists and musicians showcase their work. All semester long, students consider their best pieces for the show. They are then polished and mounted or pr...

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund Keeps Knocking it out of the Park

Alex DiMare, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Athletics, News, Top Stories

The baseball season is in full swing which means the Out-of-Door Academy’s annual baseball tournament, The Emmons Classic, is right around the corner. This year will be the third annual event sponsored by the Emmons family; however, the Emmons have been involved in more ways at the school than ...

Rock. Paint. Senior. Shoot.

Rock. Paint. Senior. Shoot.

Nicholas DiMare, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

•Senior parking. •Permission to leave for lunch early. •Permission to show up late and leave early (if schedule permits). •A rock? Each year, Head-of-School, David Mahler, gives graduating seniors a gift that will become part of their legacy on campus. This year, Mr. Mahler gave the...

ODA Seniors’ Last 100 Days

ODA Seniors’ Last 100 Days

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

There’s a hundred days left of school! March 9th marks the date of one hundred total days left before seniors graduate. To mark the occasion, seniors and faculty will gather in the Black Box to share a celebratory dinner on March 9th at 6 p.m.  What happens at the 100 Days Dinner you ask? ...

ODA Teams Practice Over Break

ODA Teams Practice Over Break

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Top Stories

Mid-Winter break. A time for family. Colleges. Relaxation.  Besides relaxing and taking time off from the classroom stresses, students are encouraged to use the break to visit colleges that they are potentially interested in attending in their near future. “I went on multiple college visits over break,...

Early Decisions

Early Decisions

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Top Stories

It is that time of year again, summer is in the horizon, stress levels are rising. Seniors itching for graduation, juniors preparing to start their last year, sophomores and freshman transitioning to the high school life. College is just around the corner for some students, and their anxiety is through th...

ODA Parents Party for the Students

ODA Parents Party for the Students

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

Save the date and get your dance on, as the ODA Banyan Ball goes to the Ritz Carlton on Saturday, March 11th. What is the Banyan Ball, you ask? It’s only the biggest and best party for the ODA community. For you, students, It is maybe one of the best ODA parties you won’t be invited to. Thoug...

Underrated Champions

Underrated Champions

Valentina Alvarez, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

The Out-of-Door Academy has many strong teams this year in their roster, but one of them in particular stands out. It’s not the football team running out under the bright lights. It’s not the basketball team storming through the gym. It’s the women's varsity soccer team. This past season the ...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under Top Stories

There are no words to truly describe the moments that take place in any basketball game. Yes, you could say, “he jabbed left, and drove middle for a layup” or “he pulled up for a three pointer.” But it’s almost like trying to explain a painting through text. You can compare it to someth...

ODA Says Ni Hao to Exchange Students

ODA Says Ni Hao to Exchange Students

Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

What if you had a chance to move to China and become sort of, well, Chinese for a short period of time. If you had the opportunity to travel half-way across the globe to a Chinese high school and live with a Chinese family how would you do it? Would you reinvent yourself? Would you consider changing your name...

ODA’s Budding Engineering Program Begins to Draw Students

ODA’s Budding Engineering Program Begins to Draw Students

Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Top Stories

Imagine building new eco-friendly skyscrapers, bridges that are sturdier and less expensive, or a computer program that can identify fake news on social media. The bounds are endless with engineering. Students just need to develop an interest and run with it. Mr. Kinser, a new teacher at ODA, wants...

Students 3D Print Kneepads for White Helmets

Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Top Stories

Dust fills the sky and rubble is falling. People are screaming in pain and for help. Babies cry. Men in white helmets rush around digging in the rubble, searching for survivors and the dead. They update terrified family members on the rescue. It is a dire situation, but not an uncommon one in Alepp...

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