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World Design Students Tops in State Competition

World Design Students Tops in State Competition

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Girls Basketball Player Nominated For McDonald’s All-Star American

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Female basketball player, Imani Lubin, has been nominated to compete against high school basketball players in the United States to claim the title as a McDonald’s All-star American, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia on Mar. 28. Those who are nominated have to be selected in order to compete...

SGA Hosts 12 Days of Holiday

SGA Hosts 12 Days of Holiday

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Student Government Association organizes a “12 Days of Holiday” event to bring excitement to the student body during their last two weeks of the first semester to encourage school spirit and attendance. SGA hopes to bring a happy ending to the year by motivating students to participate in the ...

ROTC Crowns Royalty at Military Ball

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) students get recognized for their hard work with a Military Ball on Nov 10 at the Rosen Plaza. “It’s a very formal event…primarily for the students,” said Chief Nutting who is in charge of the JROTC program. Near the end of the dance, Kattherine...

UCF Field Trip Captures Senior Interest

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Seniors interested in the University of Central Florida visited the campus with the College and Career Center team on Tuesday to get information on the university in order to make better decisions on their college search. During the visit, students learned about the admission process and the requirements...

Students Rush to Meet College Application Deadlines

Students Rush to Meet College Application Deadlines

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017

Seniors are rushing to turn in college applications this month because the early decision deadlines are coming to an end. The deadline for most top colleges in Florida have passed and students stress that the admission process will be more difficult after the deadline. Colleges emphasize on the e...

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