Author Archives

  • Accountability: A Letter from Student Body President Brendan McDonnell

    Over Thanksgiving Break, a website on Facebook titled “Anonymous Online School Confessions” went viral. Initially good-natured and cheeky, the site degraded into a seemingly heartless free-for-all that threatened not only the reputation of the school, but offended me, my friends,… Read More ›

  • Election 2013: High School Student Government Candidates

    As OHS students prepare to decide which candidates they will choose for the Student Government elections, the “!” will be providing exclusive coverage of the race. Student Body President Candidates Faith Cheng Please introduce yourself. Greetings earthlings! I am Faith… Read More ›

  • Where On Earth?

    By: JoAnn Tinker Photo Credits: JoAnn Tinker Summer session brings kids running from all around the world, attracted by the opportunity to meet their teachers in person, take cool courses, and hang out with classmates.  Students from Australia, the UK,… Read More ›

  • Surviving Our School

    By: Brendan McDonnell Being a student at our school presents challenges that many have never had to face before. Naturally, OHS carries with it many of the same expectations and formalities that a conventional private school would have, but with… Read More ›

  • Centra 8 Review

    By: Zach Shuster Ever since the beginning of this school year, we have all looked forward to Centra 8 — especially when we were forced to have an extra reading week. Earlier this semester, we expected the Centra 8 update,… Read More ›

  • Views of an OHS Life #2

    The “Views of an OHS Life” column aims to showcase the diversity of OHS students. It documents the day-to-day life of students living all over the world. The second installment features Faith Cheng, a student currently residing in Hong Kong.

  • Community Service Showcase: Dhruv Patel

    By: Michelle Kwak The “!” Student Newspaper is delighted to share its first Community Service Student Profile on Dhruv Patel, a part-time senior at the OHS. Dhruv is commended for numerous achievements, such as competing at a National Business Competition… Read More ›

  • ATTENTION WAL-MART SHOPPERS!

    By: JoAnn Tinker As a result of deadly labor conditions, irresponsible management, and non-existent regulation, 112 workers lost their lives on November 24, 2012 making clothes for Wal-Mart in a garment factory in Bangladesh.   More than a year before the… Read More ›

  • Views of an OHS Life #1

    The “Views of an OHS Life” column aims to showcase the diversity of OHS students. It documents the day-to-day life of students living all over the world. The first installment features Devan Bourbeau, a student currently residing in Sternes, Crete,… Read More ›

  • A Goof

    By: Leverett Zantzinger The views expressed in this op-ed do not necessarily reflect those of the “!” Student Newspaper. Each year, hunters in Vermont kill roughly 15,000 deer. During hunting season, our road bursts to life with pickup trucks packed… Read More ›