The Bolt

Snitches Get Stitches

Snitches Get Stitches

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA

This is the story of when I was wrongfully suspended from kindergarten. During this time my best friend Angelina and I were playing a game we made up called “Super Kitties.” We would always play our game at recess. It was more of a game where it would just be me and Angie playing. Whenever someone...

What Not to Do When You Go to a Foreign Country

What Not to Do When You Go to a Foreign Country

November 15, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA, Student of the Week

"This all happened when I was about like three and my family when I went to Italy for my mom's best friends wedding. One day while we were on the trip my mom and her friend decided to go to the spa so my dad decided to take me and my siblings into the city. So my dad is notorious for wrecking every single...

“It Goes Both Ways.”

“It Goes Both Ways.”

Peyton Wells, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA, Uncategorized

"I used to say there are such things as moral victories and he [a coach] would tell me that there weren’t. And I was like no, definitely there are because sometimes, even when you lose a game or you lose a case or fail a test or whatever, you still are accomplishing a lot if you’ve put in your b...

Car Wash Gone Rogue

Car Wash Gone Rogue

Angelina Spina, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA, Uncategorized

"I live in the country club. My friend Cameron Peens moved in right next door to me when I was about two years old. We were really close friends and would sometimes wash our parents' cars for a few cents. It was more about just playing around with the soap and hose. One day we thought we were going to...

Gillette’s Green Thumb

Gillette’s Green Thumb

Patrick M. Olson, Staff

November 6, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA, Uncategorized

“I love gardening club because I care about the environment and our planet. I want a safe and healthy planet for our generation and generations to come” 

On Change

On Change

Chloe Spingler, Copy Editor and Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Humans of ODA, Top Stories

“Even in small things, usually, a girl gets more advice from their mother. I got it from my father.”

Mrs. Davis

Mrs. Davis

Christian Ramos, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA

My room is open all the time because I believe that learning happens all the time. I think that we do things better when we are comfortable. I don’t teach English; I teach students. I have them read a bit before I introduce the text so I don’t taint their view on the piece. When I introduce a new w...

Mr. Naylor: Camp Chief

Mr. Naylor: Camp Chief

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA

I attended summer camp for years as a boy, and then later as a young adult. That has colored my view of the world and contributed to my memory increasingly. My senior year when I was 15, I was trying desperately to achieve the rank of 'chief,', as we called it. This had been achieved by only two camp...

Sydney Sforzo: Double Trouble

Sydney Sforzo: Double Trouble

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA

“Last year when I was in eighth grade I played on the varsity tennis team. I played doubles with Balia Banguria, who was a senior. She played division one tennis, and is now at the University of Nebraska. She was a really good role model for me throughout the season. We played together in every si...

Najee Rhodes

Najee Rhodes

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA, Uncategorized

"When I first walked out on the field I had a couple butterflies, but after the first round, I started to feel comfortable at the plate. I think seeing the crowd’s reactions after my hits in the first round just made me feel good, and I became more confident. Towards the end of the rounds, I felt more...

Katherine Pacitti

Katherine Pacitti

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA

"Throughout my high school years, I have taken on commitments that require a lot of time, responsibility, and balance. My first priority is school and maintaining good grades. Sometimes this can be difficult to achieve with such a time consuming schedule. Juggling track, club soccer, my job, school, a...

Joey Runge

Joey Runge

Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Humans of ODA

"I have been aspiring to play college football for such a long time now, and I have put a huge amount of work on and off the field to make this vision a reality. It's very rewarding to finally see all this work materialize into a legitimate shot at playing at the next level." "Right now I’m trying to figure out healt...

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