Student Voices Sound Off for 2019-2020

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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...

Have You Considered Being a Three-Sport Athlete? Maybe You Should!

Representing school colors
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...

When There’s a Will, There’s a Way

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...

Upperclassmen Offer Advice to Freshman

Lucy LaCivita, Staff Writer January 27, 2019

High school is a long journey and can be approached in countless ways. As an incoming freshman, it can frustrating trying to figure out what high school path is suitable for you. Sports? Arts? SAT? GPA?...

Makers Club Seeks to Create the Next Generation of Tech Professionals

Senior Tucker Harris puzzles through a tech challenge in the STEM Lab.
Jack Malcolm, Staff Writer December 13, 2018

Most people think of 3-D printers and laser-cutters as futuristic machines that only top professionals have the access and understanding to use. The Makers Club seeks to change that assumption for its...

Decomposition is Better Than it Smells

Decomposition is Better Than it Smells
Patrick M. Olson and Jack Malcolm December 4, 2018

The Gardening Club, a new group at ODA, has been working on creating a safe, clean, and secure environment within ODA and around it. This week the Gardening Club is using composted waste in to nourish...

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

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...

Jazz Under the Stars adds More Musical Diversity

Jazz Under the Stars adds More Musical Diversity
Christian Ramos, Staff Writer March 21, 2017

A long held tradition of The Out-of-Door Academy is an annual performance called Jazz Under the Stars. Jazz Under the Stars is an event where members of the ODA community can relax in the quad with a blanket...

Rock. Paint. Senior. Shoot.

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Nicholas DiMare, Staff Writer March 21, 2017

•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...

So It Begins!

So It Begins!
Sereena Feeney, Staff Writer March 17, 2017

It’s time to give an assignment to our teachers. Here's the rub: how well they perform may make or break your chance of getting into your dream college. Will they pass or fail the test of writing...

A Letter to ODA’s New Hires

A Letter to ODA’s New Hires
Christian Ramos, Staff Writer March 15, 2017

Dear Incoming New Teachers, We hope you are aware that you have some big shoes to fill as you become a member of the ODA faculty. Each academic department has its own character which the student...

Exchange Students Venture to America

March 15, 2017

The Exchange Experience   What does it mean to be a Chinese exchange student in the United States of America? Ten brave souls took it upon themselves to find out. The students, all hailing from...

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