Oak Ridge Media

Student Protest To National Anthem

Symone Washington, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

The national anthem has recently stirred controversy in classrooms and on the football field. People across the U.S. are in protest against actions taken toward the national anthem. The OCPS district has made a statement regarding these protest saying, “ When the national anthem is played, students...

The Right to Kneel

Channai Williams, Editor In Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

I take a knee today because of injustice. I take a knee today because of inequality. I take a knee today because of racial discrimination against people of color. I take a knee today because of unnecessary deaths of young African-American men and women. I take a knee today to protect my right to...

Missing The Train

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns

“I have hated words, and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right”- Markus Zusak I keep a routine. Every time I’m upset, I write on the colorful stack of sticky notes kept beside my bed. Each note goes to the wall on the inside of my closet, where they are invisible from the eyes...

La La Land: This Years Promising Lollapalooza

La La Land: This Years Promising Lollapalooza

Samantha Bailon, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment

With a new wave of musicals this past decade from Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton, LA LA Land is one that will surely be engraved into the books of pure unadulterated greatness. Reaching high status thus far, even being compared to the classic 1952 musical...

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment

Stranger Things begins with the supernatural disappearance of 12-year-old Will Byers from Hawkins, Indiana in 1983. He vanishes from his home after a gruesome Dungeons & Dragons battle with his friends Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Lucas (Caleb Mclaughlin) and it takes a deva...

No Time for Testing

Emily Lopez, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I sat at the cold desk looking down at my paper; groggy and distracted. It was too early to take an exam I thought, looking around the classroom and noticing all the sleeping students. More than half of the class were asleep on the test. I looked at the clock contemplating whether or not I’d have enoug...

Education Reformation

Emily Lopez, Editorial Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Columns

This year, 82% of students will graduate high school in the U.S. and about 80% of those that go to college will change their major at least once. These changes will affect students in a, not so positive way. According to an article on Fastweb.com, an issue students often face is that they may lose a s...

Hall of Fame

Jesenia Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Columns

Spring 2013 was the birth of a ceremonial celebration, the Hall of Fame, for chosen students and coaches who put hard work and dedication into what they did, loved, and knew best. In Oak Ridge High School, former students and faculty received recognition for their accomplishments in the sports they previously p...

Definition of Beauty

Franceska Leopold, Staffer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many people, want to be called beautiful by someone, but what they don’t know is that they’re already beautiful in their own way. According to Google’s dictionary, beauty is defined as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the...

On the road to cyber insecurity?

On the road to cyber insecurity?

Rebecca Crosby

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You hear about it all the time on T.V-- commercials that promise to protect your identity from thieves. It seems ridiculous to you; the only people who get their identities stolen are gullible old people who give their information to “long-lost cousins” and pop up advertisements online. But what...

Valentine’s Day Awakens

Gabby Ramos, Staffer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

February 14 is either the day you love or the day you just can’t stand, but in all honesty you don’t need just one day of the year to show love to your significant other. It should be a daily ritual. Regardless of how you feel, the day should be special to you whether you're with that specia...

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