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Basketball recruiter arrested Tuesday by FBI visited Oak Ridge days ago

Channai Williams, Lincoln Phillips, and Jasmine Boyens

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

The FBI arrested a college basketball assistant coach on bribery and fraud charges Tuesday as part of an investigation into a recruiting scandal that may impact the recruitment decision of one of this school’s top recruits. In a press conference, the FBI alleged that Oklahoma State University basketball recruiter ...

Students Speak Out About Spirit Week

Shella St. Eloi, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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Student Government Association students are responsible for picking the homecoming and spirit week themes every year with the intention for all students to participate and show school spirit. The theme of homecoming this year is “Down by the Sea” and many of the spirit week selections are varia...

Teachers Applying A New Late Policy

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under News

The school adopted a new tardy policy, earlier this year, that takes the power of disciplining tardy students from the deans to the teachers. Before a new policy was implemented deans used to roam the halls searching for students who are skipping or don’t get to class on time. English teacher, Bridgette...

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Autumn Oliver-B, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under News

Hurricane Irma hit Florida on September 10, leaving 66 schools without power and 4 schools flooded. Additionally, 16 million Floridians went without power from The Keys, all the way up to Tallahassee. "My power is still out cause it [was] affected by Irma and it was a shelter during the storm. I've ...

Step Team Interest Meeting

September 21, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Step Team Informational meeting today, Sep. 21, 2017. After school today in room 6-212. See Mr. Richardson for more details.

Hurricane Irma

Taylor Moore, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

Oak Ridge students expect a potential and devastating impact from Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 hurricane approaching Florida’s southern tip. The storm is moving north toward the Florida Keys and is expected to make landfall in the Keys before making a second landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coa...

Oak Ridge Media’s Continuing Coverage of Hurricane Irma

Staff Report

September 8, 2017


Filed under News

Follow along throughout the storm for breaking news updates of relevance to the Orlando and Oak Ridge community. Our report will include the most important information gleaned from Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites along with links to key news stories from around the web and possibly also...

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under News

Orange County Public Schools will be closed Friday and Monday due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma. A decision about whether the closure will be extended beyond Monday has not been made. OCPS released a statement Thursday saying that weather updates and possible damage to schools will play...

Game Canceled: Jones vs Oak Ridge

September 2, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Due to a series of thunderstorms, the referees stopped the Jones versus Oak Ridge football game at 8:20 p.m. Friday. The game has yet to be rescheduled. Jones led 13-0 when rain and lightning forced the team's to head indoors. For rescheduled date click here...

Solar Eclipse

Jasmine Boyens, Copy Editor

August 17, 2017


Filed under News Briefs

Oak Ridge students will experience a solar eclipse Monday. OCPS schools will be on a normal schedule but anyone who wishes to view the eclipse from home can be excused from school or picked up early with a note from a parent, according to the OCPS website. Sports and after school activities will be condu...

The Uber Experience

Samantha Bailon, Chief Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Phone in hand, app pulled up, and car rolling in. I take my seat and kindly introduce myself along with a hello. The car filled with silence, no response was made leaving my brain racing in search of a reason for such neglect. My attitude flipped, my only resolution would be to review my driver, Lakesha...

Senior Graduation Rates of 2017

Jasmine Boyens, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under News

Our graduation rate climbed even higher this year, with approximately 580 students expecting to cross the stage at Amway Arena on May 30. For the class of 2017, the rate is expected to be 90 to 92 percent, according to assistant principal Rebecca Watson, who works closely with seniors to make sure they ...

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