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Student Voices Sound Off for 2019-2020
Bolt Advisor, Staff Writer • August 19, 2019

ODA students arrived for the first day of classes on Tuesday to find campus both sparkling and welcoming yet also dusty and unfinished. Heavy rains delayed the completion of roads and parking that school staff hoped would have been finalized before the first day of the school's 95th year. Luckily, it...

Have You Considered Being a Three-Sport Athlete? Maybe You Should!
Andrew Chiritescu, Contributing Writer • May 20, 2019

Seeing teens gathered to play a sport in a neighborhood, or to gather at a nearby field for impromptu ball game is not as common as it once was. Many adults will tell you that these informal games was how some teenagers used to have fun decades ago. Many of us - casual athletes or single sport competitors,...

When There's a Will, There's a Way
Andrew Chiritescu, Contributing Writer • May 10, 2019

Did you know that most Saturday mornings our school’s tennis courts are bustling with people,  cheers, and many laughs? I didn’t know either, until several years ago when my older brother started volunteering with Sarasota’s Buddy Up Tennis program, which I also joined as a freshman. Last...

Time for Balance
Chloe Spingler, Copy Editor and Staff Writer • December 20, 2018

"Usually, during breaks, I work every single day. But during this break, I tried to limit my time working so I could spend time with my family...

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Cayla Dammann, Out-of-Door Senior
Time for Balance
Chloe Spingler, Copy Editor and Staff Writer • December 20, 2018

"Usually, during breaks, I work every single day. But during this break, I tried to limit my time working so I could spend time with my family...

Gamers Connect at Club Time
Gamers Connect at Club Time
Patrick M. Olson, Staff Writer • December 11, 2018

The Gaming Club, headed by 9th Grade Dean, Mr. Roberts, and Senior, Robert Peterson, connect gamers in the Out-of-Door community. These connections...

Aaliyaa Genat panicking at the printer
Don't Panic at the Printer!
Peyton Wells, Staff Writer • December 4, 2018

In the Writing Lab in STEM Center, we all know about Mr. Printer. For those who forgot to print out their homework assignments the night before...

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It's Only a Test
Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer • May 11, 2017

It’s that dreadful time of the year again. Finals. Nobody likes finals because of the stress and demanding hours students must spend studying....

Fact-Checking Organizations: The New Media
Fact-Checking Organizations: The New Media
Jack Malcolm, Freelance Writer • May 3, 2017

Understanding truth in government these days is far more complex than many people ever realized it would be. As stressed in my previous article,...

The Student Struggles of Returning from Break
The Student Struggles of Returning from Break
Alex DiMare, Staff Writer • March 3, 2017

That dreadful moment when the sun begins to peer through the shades in your window. The piercing sound of the iPhone alarm you had set the night...

The Importance of Informed Citizens
The Importance of Informed Citizens
Jack Malcolm, Freelance Writer • February 21, 2017

This article is the first in a multi-part series on the role of truth in U.S politics. Lin Manuel Miranda, the writer and lead of Hamilton,...

Summer Soon Softens for the Return of Fall Sports
Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer • May 23, 2017

Back to school early for fall athletes! Here are the schedules for upcoming sports: Swimming Head Coach: Michael Salmon “Swim is...

El Clasico set in Miami
El Clasico set in Miami
Jonas Leicht, Freelance Writer • May 11, 2017

One of the greatest rivalries in sports history is coming to Miami this summer. The game is set in the International Champions League. The game...

ODA Baseball Team after winning the Taylors Emmon Tournament
ODA Wins Taylor Emmons Memorial Tournament!
Owen Ragsdale, Freelance Writer • April 17, 2017

Sarasota- After three years of not advancing in their own tournament, the Taylor Emmons Memorial Tournament, ODA has finally done it. They...

Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Purple Monkey Dishwasher
Alex DiMare, Staff Writer • April 4, 2017

“The teachers will never crack. Purple monkey dishwasher,” Coach Tim Orlosky, on the topic of the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Foundation. Orlosky...

Biedermann Pushes Pins and Pictures
Biedermann Pushes Pins and Pictures
Grace Dunn, Staff Writer • January 24, 2019

Numerous photos adorn the walls of the Arts Center. Just ask art teacher, Mr. Biederman, who claims to have pushed 1000 thumbtacks into the display...

Small School Showcases Big Talent
Small School Showcases Big Talent
Hunter Bogumil, Staff Writer • May 3, 2017

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...

Keep Your Fingers Crossed!
Keep Your Fingers Crossed!
Grace Dunn, Staff Writer • March 17, 2017

I have been dancing since I was six years old. It quickly changed from an after school hobby to a full-time, competitive sport. At my dance...

Simone Timol, Sabine Timol, Mackenzie Grace, Kinsey Newhams, Olivia Knego, Rashona Banks, Haley Carney
Being Judged on Purpose
Grace Dunn, Staff Writer • March 3, 2017

Imagine being on stage surrounded by blindingly bright lights. You look out into a huge crowd with all eyes on you. This is the moment that you...

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