Oak Ridge Media

Computer Shortage to be Resolved

Vanessa Cordell, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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A few students at Oak Ridge faced a barrier during the first few months of the school year; they’re attending a digital school, and yet didn’t have access to a computer. “We’re working on it,” Principal Jennifer Bellinger said in early November. Bellinger said the school was working with...

KICS mentoring program leading young girls into womanhood

KICS mentoring program leading young girls into womanhood

Vanessa Fleurilien, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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The Keeping It Classy Sisterhood (KICS) mentoring program is helping students to focus on building confidence and empowering them for the future. The program mirrors the male mentoring organization, No Excuses Mentoring Program (NEMP). Veronica Lubin, the lead mentor, started the KICS mentoring program,...

How Safe Are We Now?

Ty'Jon Streets, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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In the wake of these mass shootings in the United States, the members of the Orange County School District are enacting a new plan to increase police activity on all high school campuses

The Greatest Showman Homecoming Spirit Week

Jaziah Petit-Frere, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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The Pioneers welcome the circus for the 2018 Homecoming Week with the theme "The Greatest Showman"

Cracking Down on Student Dress Code

Cracking Down on Student Dress Code

Jasmine Boyens, Editor

August 17, 2018


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The school administration cracked down on student dress code enforcement during the first week of the new school year. According to in-school suspension (ISS) records, more than 300 students spent time in ISS since the first day of school for violating the school district’s dress code policy. Thi...

World Design Students Tops in State Competition

World Design Students Tops in State Competition

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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Our newest club, World Design, won a state championship Jan. 23 for their impressive design skilss. World design, led by math teacher John Raulerson, focuses on using science, technology, engineering and math to create real-world engineering designs. Raulerson and his team of students, Daniel And...

Students Think Teachers Deserve Raise

Students Think Teachers Deserve Raise

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2018


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The average annual salary for teachers here was $48,609 last year, and students say teachers here deserve a raise. Principal Jennifer Bellinger thinks so, too. In February, Bellinger announced teacher bonuses of $1,500 for all teachers who finish out this year at Oak Ridge and another $1,500 for teachers...

Are You Safe?

Are You Safe?

Channai Williams, Editor in Chief

March 2, 2018


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In the wake of a mass shooting that killed 17 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, students at Oak Ridge say they have concerns about their safety, and Principal Jennifer Bellinger plans to host an event as early as next Friday to talk about campus safety. Meanwhile, students are pointin...

Hole in Fence a Growing Concern

Hole in Fence a Growing Concern

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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In the morning, the roadway on the northeast corner of campus fills with foot traffic, and not all of it is from students walking to school. Many are headed in the opposite direction--away from school, and all of them share something in common. Their path features the same portal, a gaping hole in t...

Mentoring Group Makes Mark

Taylor Moore, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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The No Excuses Mentoring Program continues to leave a mark on the community and on the individuals participating in the program. Recently, NEMP students visited the Guardian Care Nursing Home for a Valentine’s Day event. The students also went on a college tour that included the University of Flor...

Pioneers Accepted to Florida State University

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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After waiting for months for a decision, 21 seniors were happy to finally receive an acceptance to the Florida State University (FSU) on the 25th of January. Many students applied to the school but only a few were admitted. After working hard to be qualified for one of the top-ranked universities...

High School Credits

Taylor Moore, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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With four months left now is the time to either put up or shut up. We as upcoming seniors have so many people looking at us and we have so many people telling us what we have to do to make sure we walk across that stage in 2019. One of those things our counselor, our teachers, and even our parents are...

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