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Summer Walker Entertainment Story

Summer Walker Entertainment Story

Ayana L, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Artist: Summer Walker Release date: October 4, 2019 Producers: London On Da Track, Arsenio Archer, OG Parker, Stevie J, Scott Storch, Summer Walker I am in love with the album, Over It, and it definitely reflects things I've been going through lately with relationships and my personal feelings....

Homecoming Court and Dance

Homecoming Court and Dance

Heavenlee Hagan, Assistant EIC

December 9, 2019

The student’s of Oak Ridge elected the homecoming court during the football game Oct 18. Seniors Daniela Cordero and Travis Adams started their reign as the Homecoming King and Queen. Travis Adams felt as if he was on cloud nine that night. Still dazed, he explained the sensation of euphoria at that...

What Is Vaping?

What Is Vaping?

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Writer

November 18, 2019

With controversies surrounding the issue of smoking cigarettes, many have tried to find something less harmful. While it isn't talked about as much, many teens are dictated to smoking. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, among 10th graders, 14% of students use e-cigarettes. The Governmen...

Crackdown on School Threats

Heavenlee Hagan, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2019

For the 2019-2020 school year, Orange County Public Schools and the Orange County Sheriff's Department are taking threats made towards the schools, students and administrative humorlessly. Any threat, whether it is verbal, written, called in, or carried out, will be investigated and disciplinary actions...

OCPS Make Up Days

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Editor

October 9, 2019

After the cancellation of school on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, and Wednesday, Sept. 4th, students will have to make up the 2 lost days Thursday, October 17, and Monday, November 25th. Friday, October 18th is a teacher workday. This means that students will not be attending class that day.

School to Host Meeting on School Start Times Thursday

School to Host Meeting on School Start Times Thursday

Heavenlee Hagan, Assistant Editor

October 7, 2019

Orange County Public Schools board member Kathleen "Kat" Gordon will host a community meeting on proposed school start time changes Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center. The meeting will provide families with an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding proposed start time changes. The ...

Class of 2019 Receives Diplomas

May 24, 2019

Nearly 600 students received their high school diplomas Friday in a ceremony held at Amway Arena. Led by valedictorian Maggie Berte and salutatorian Alana Torres, the Class of 2019, which had a 98 percent graduation rate, crossed the stage one by one before dancing their way toward the exits. ...

Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

Senior Benny Shi shows off his personally made poster for Day of Silence on Thursday, April 18.

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

Student organization Empowered Youth hosted a school-wide Day of Silence yesterday. The awareness project was inspired by GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence, a “national youth movement highlighting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at school,” according ...

Journalism Students Attend Convention

Oak Ridge Media newspaper and yearbook staff members pose during a journalism convention.

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

Journalism students attend an overnight field trip to participate in the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) convention in Orlando last week. The journalism organization, primarily made up of yearbook students, were accepted for a SAC (Student Advisory Committee) grant that allowed nine of...

Pioneers Win Regional Semifinal

Senior C.J. Walker rises for the rebound in a district game.

February 27, 2019

The boys basketball team surged into a double-digit lead in the second half to defeat Tampa Alonso 72-58 in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinal. The win sends the team into the regional finals to be played Friday. The Pioneers will travel to Osceola High School to play the Kowboys in the regional finals...

Pioneer Boys Rally for Regional Quarterfinal Win

The Pioneers' interior defense collapses on a Winter Park player on Senior Night.

February 22, 2019

The state final four might be considered the promised land, but the basketball team quickly learned that nothing is promised in the sports world. Despite the team's deep talent, it took a big second-half rally and some fundamentally sound late-game play to hold off visiting Sarasota Riverview 64-59 Thursday. The...

Girls Basketball One Win Away From State

February 20, 2019

The Lady Pioneers held off Dr. Phillips 46-35 Tuesday in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinals to march on toward what it hopes will be a second trip to the state tournament in Lakeland in as many seasons. Senior center Anijah Grant scored 13 points, and sharp-shooting senior Jasmine Quarterman dropped...

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