Oak Ridge Media

Self-Taught Prodigy

Self-Taught Prodigy

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Some students may recognize the self-taught singer and pianist from the Winter Showcase and news reporter for the school video announcements, Cameron Gonzalez. Senior at Oak Ridge is all but untalented and has performed several times at the school talent show. Cameron Gonzalez sang his own arrangement of...

Teen Jobs

Teen Jobs

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Becoming independent is a common reason for young teenagers to get a job. Having their own money and being able to save as well as other things, is usually a great way to become more responsible. By the time someone is 16 years old, it is likely that they have a job at Publix or some kind of fast foo...

Grip It and Rip It: The Kennedy Logan Story

Grip It and Rip It: The Kennedy Logan Story

Reynette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Some people don't count Bowling as a sport, while most others see it as a hobby. Kennedy Logan sees bowling as a competitive sport in which you have to practice hard in order to get better just like any other intense sport such as basketball, baseball, etc. Kennedy, a 15-year-old sophomore at Oak Ridg...

Steps to Early Graduation

Steps to Early Graduation

Reynette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Checking your credits Before beginning the early graduation process, you have to check which credits you need in order to graduate. To check which credits you have, get a copy of your transcript. To attain a copy, go to guidance and see Ms. O'brien in the college and career center and fill out a trans...

Micheal Devoe: Star Player, Star Student

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Lights coming from the high windows of a gym shines and all a player can hear is the squeaking of shoes on a clean glossed floor. With each shot, he shows determination on his face and the only thing on his mind is the game. This player is one of the star basketball players at Oak Ridge High School with th...

A Coach Who Strives for More

Reynette Gonzalez, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features

On the surface, Carolina Escobar may seem like just another coach at Oak Ridge High School but once you delve deeper into the life of the girl's soccer coach you realize she's much more. At a young age Escobar played soccer for four years on the varsity team at Cypress Creek and club soccer at...

The McCool Life

Jhenmari Joy Pascual, Copy Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Features

Samantha McCool currently teaches English I Honors and Advanced Placement Literature at Oak Ridge High School. McCool was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. However, when she was only 12 years old, she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She later attended  the University of Central Florida, whe...

Pioneer Dancers Take the Stage

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Features

Students spread out into groups on the dark wood floors of the stage in the school auditorium. Someone turns on a bright light that glows over the stage and shines on the more beige colored pieces of glossed wood. An upbeat song begins to play. For the first few seconds no one moves, until the...

Gaming Club

Gaming Club

Jhenmari Joy Pascual, Copy Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Features

Javier Pena is currently in his second year as the Game and Simulation teacher and sponsor of Gaming Club at Oak Ridge High School. Gaming club came to be under his jurisdiction when a few students asked him to sponsor the club, as the previous sponsor had suddenly left under certain circumstances....

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Cross country requires a lot of determination. The rigorous and demanding sport is only one of the challenges junior Daniel Marrero faces as he strives to become one of the school’s all-time top runners in a sport he’s cherished since eighth grade. Marrero talked about some of the challenges ...

Experiencing Golf Solo

Experiencing Golf Solo

Samantha Bailon, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Kerlenz Lapaine, SGA treasurer, honor student, and soon-to-be golf soloist was recently announced to be qualified for the girl's golf regionals in Daytona, Florida. Junior Kerlenz, had recently played in districts with her team this past month at the Celebration golf course, earning a score of 118 making h...

Go Diego Go

Go Diego Go

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Long before he became one of Oak Ridge’s top boys swimmers, Diego Caceres, born in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to the United States at the age of 4 with his parents looking for political asylum. He wanted to free himself from the corrupt Venezuelan government. After witnessing his parents split and her mom b...

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