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Step Team Interest Meeting

September 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Track Pioneers Reach State

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017

Junior Marquasha Myers smashed the school’s triple jump record April 27 at the Region 1 meet in Bunnell to advance to this weekend's state meet at IMG Academy. Myers leaped 40 feet, 3 inches. Her feat established a new school record in the event. Her jump also is just a few inches short of this year...

The Last of Us Franchise Soon to Return

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

March 30, 2017

On Dec. 3 Naughty Dog revealed the trailer for The Last of Us II, a direct sequel of the 2013 original. The trailer displays a much older Ellie tatted up with blood trickling from her cheeks, surrounded by dead bodies while playing guitar and singing a brooding song, Through the Valley by Shawn Jam...

JA Goes Glamping

JA Goes Glamping

Samantha Bailon, Editor in Chief

March 16, 2017

The senior class of the Junior Achievement Academy plans to glamorously camp for their senior trip from March 20-23 at the Westgate River Ranch Resort and Rodeo in River Ranch. The resort is an authentic Florida dude ranch offering a Saturday night rodeo, fishing, horseback riding and zip-lining. It...

Step by Step Guide to College Applications

Autumn Oliver, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Are you just finishing High School? Well, people are saying you need to get ready for the real world.  Don’t stress out, as there are four very easy steps. Step 1 - Fill out the application. Look up your school and go on to their website, Filling out an application is as simple as 1,2,3. Th...

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