Halloween Week Activities

Halloween Week Activities

Senja Levy, Staff Writer and Photographer

October 27, 2020

This upcoming week ODA has exciting Thunder Cup Events planned with an addition of a Dress-down day. On Tuesday, the infamous Pumpkin Bowling will occur— 2 people from each grade, one girl and one boy, are necessary for the activity. On Thursday, Pumpkin Chunkin will commence and, again, 2 people per...

ODA Hosts Prominent Authors Dave Cullen and Stephen Kuusisto

ODA Hosts Prominent Authors Dave Cullen and Stephen Kuusisto

Senja Levy, Staff Writer and Photographer

October 27, 2020

In September, ODA students and faculty had the opportunity to speak with renowned authors Dave Cullen and Stephen Kuusisto. Both authors wrote books that ODA teachers and students chose to read for their summer reading assignments. These authors gave a short overview of what occurred in their books, t...

Highlights from Homecoming Week

Highlights from Homecoming Week

Senja Levy, Staff Writer and Photographer

October 19, 2020

ODA Thunder Back and Ready to Attack

ODA Thunder Back and Ready to Attack

Senja Levy, Staff Writer and Photographer

September 23, 2020

Welcome back, Thunder Nation! It has been nearly the equivalent of an entire school year since we’ve attended in-person school. Now we're officially into Week Two! On September 8th, 2020, the senior class attended school in person. For the rest of the week, one grade visited campus each day. The followi...

Out-of-Door Academy Uihlein Campus Goes Solar This August

Image by Camela Giraud, Director of Collaborative Learning and Educational Outreach

Samantha Malcolm, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2020

Let the sun's rays shine in! As ODA's faculty and staff arrived at the Uihlein Campus to prepare for the school's reopening in September, they may have noticed new solar panels adorning buildings of the Middle and Upper Schools. Over 700 panels are being installed atop the Fox Field House, the Arts...

Students Contemplate the Start of School 2020

Grace McCollum

Madeline Kwan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2020

It's been the longest hiatus from campus since anyone can remember. Many are anticipating the return to school. For the first time since March, students will be able to see their friends and teachers once again. ODA will be taking every precautionary measure to ensure student and faculty safety. Major c...

Time for Balance

Cayla Dammann, Out-of-Door Senior

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 during the holidays." "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 m...

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 are made through playing different games across all genres. “I want people to try games that they are not usually used to playing," says Peterson....

Don’t Panic at the Printer!

Aaliyaa Genat panicking 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 or when a teacher has to print something out for her class, some may go to Mr. Printer for help. He may or may not give it. If you’re in a panic, you will n...

It’s Only a Test

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. Although easier said than done, the key to surviving Finals Week is by being prepared and stress free. “I advise people to map out a strategy and put the test...

Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat

Grace Dunn, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

“I’m just staying in Florida over spring break. I’m still super excited though because I get to hang out with my friends and go to an Ariana Grande concert.” says freshman Natasha Rittenhouse. “I’m going to sleep, go to the beach, do some homework, and I have a volleyball tournament....

Reselling 101

Reselling 101

Christian Ramos, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Imagine being able to create your own business before getting a driver’s license. In the past years, several students from ODA did just this using the growing online strategy of reselling.   “E-commerce is the future of business. Anybody of any age can achieve success through e-commerce. All they ...

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