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A Look Inside the OHS Barnes Library

A Look Inside the OHS Barnes Library

Darwin Arias, Features Editor

November 30, 2017


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We walk into the library during our offs to hangout with friends, do our homework a period before its due, and attend the numerous events that take place in our own high school information center. Yet, we overlook the remaining wide range of resources offered by our own high school library. The OHS...

Did The Solar Eclipse Live Up To Its Hype?

Did The Solar Eclipse Live Up To Its Hype?

Darwin Arias, Features Editor

October 2, 2017


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It is safe to say that on August 21, 2017, almost the entire United States population had heard of and awaited the solar eclipse that had been recognized as the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Observers along the 2017 solar eclipse’s path of totality...

Cassini’s Epic Journey to Saturn

Cassini’s Epic Journey to Saturn

Sri Polkampally, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


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Cassini-Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet Saturn as a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency. Cassini is a Flagship-class NASA–ESA–ASI robotic spacecraft -- the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter its orbit. Officially...

Snap, Inc. Becomes A Publicly Traded Company

Snap, Inc. Becomes A Publicly Traded Company

Elliott Reichman, Managing Editor

March 30, 2017


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Social media has been a staple in American culture since the early 2000s. It has shaped social interaction, and presents platforms that allow people to be connected in ways that were unachievable before. As social media has grown more and more popular, the business side of social media has generated...

The Great Barrier Reef is Dying, Scientists Say

The Great Barrier Reef is Dying, Scientists Say

Jared Fel, Features Editor

March 30, 2017


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The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most amazing natural wonders, is in a severe amount of trouble. The once immaculate and pristine northern sector of the reef, a section encompassing more than a hundred miles, was recently found dead due to a profound increase in seawater temperatures -- a process...

San Francisco: The First City to Provide Free Community College

San Francisco: The First City to Provide Free Community College

Fanny Zhang, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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On Monday, February 6th, 2017, the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, and Supervisor Jane Kim publicized that local residents will be able to to attend their community colleges for free next Fall. This will be the first city in the nation to provide their residents with the opportunity to take part in a f...

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

Lior Raz-Farley, Editor in-Chief

February 22, 2017


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Upon becoming President Elect, Donald Trump announced his pick for Secretary of Education in November 23, 2016 to be Betsy DeVos. However her appointment was the first for the Secretary of Education to require a tie-breaking vote from the Vice President. Ultimately, on February 7, 2017 Michael Pence ...

The Shocking 2017 Fort Lauderdale Shooting

The Shocking 2017 Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Fanny Zhang, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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On Friday, January 6th around 12:54 pm, an unforgettable massacre took place in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. At the baggage claim in Terminal 2, a gunman pulled out a weapon and began to shoot at innocent civilians. The gunman, Esteban Santiago, was escorted out of the airport...

American Math Scores Are Dropping

American Math Scores Are Dropping

Rubina Chowdhury, Editor-at-Large

December 28, 2016


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The United States of America invests a substantial amount of money in education, one of the highest numbers seen worldwide. Despite this, educational achievement within the country doesn’t seem to be reflective of these financial efforts. In fact, according to periodically conducted international tests, ...

Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Parts of Miami Beach

Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Parts of Miami Beach

Jared Fel, Features Editor

October 27, 2016


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It was in early August when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) made the unprecedented announcement warning women to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami, as well as to put off having children for at least two months. The Zika virus is a mostly symptomless disease that can cause severe...

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