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Purging Plastics

For the past 10 years, OVS alum Jen Muller has been showing her family alternatives to plastic. With help from her children -- OVS senior Corbin and OVS sophomore Paige -- the Muller household has reduced their plastic usage to the bare minimum. 

Advocating for the Outdoors

In a formal ceremony on Capitol Hill this week, Ojai Valley School freshman Tigran Nahabedian was presented with the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) Acorn Award for his work connecting young people with public parks and lands.

Arts At OVS

As a part of the curriculum, Ojai Valley School offers a variety of courses in the fine arts. In a short photo series, Megan Manion highlights the different forms of media students work with, and displays what their creativity means to them.

News

Talking Tubers

This year, students have the opportunity to be part of a new speaking competition called Spud Talks, a public speaking platform that will give the student body the ability to share their individual ideas and individual identities. Participants are able to choose their own topics, which will all come under the larger theme of “Retrospect.”

Rebuild Begins

As of November 7, the first piece of equipment arrived at the top of the hill to begin the first stage of work in rebuilding the buildings destroyed by the Thomas Fire. Seven trucks and an excavator have been hauling and leveling dirt off the hill to prepare for the construction to begin.

Rising to the Challenge

When OVS ceramics teacher Jody Cooper challenged students and teachers to “donate a dollar” to a financially struggling youth football team, the Upper Campus answered the call, raising a total of $512 in just two days.

Features

Former Spuds, Future Reporters

Recent Ojai Valley School graduates Lilli Trompke and Jaclyn Sersland have continued their love of journalism in their first year at college, both earning positions at their school’s newspapers, gaining spots over hundreds of applicants. 

A Shooting Star

Senior Corbin Muller has spent the last four years honing and perfecting his craft of photography. Recently with the help of his dad, he has created a website to display and sell his photos.

Sports

Boys Teams Open Winter Season

Both the boys soccer and boys basketball teams opened the winter season with games throughout the week. The soccer team took home a win, and the basketball team showed impressive skills.

Back-to-Back Champs!

In a first for Ojai Valley School, the girls’ cross country team has captured back-to-back Condor League titles, putting on a dominating performance on its home course Wednesday to earn its second league title in a row.

Sports Season in Full Swing

The fall season is in full swing as OVS sports teams completed a busy and successful week with the girls volleyball team winning both of their games against Besant Hill, and cross country bringing home a plethora of personal records. 

The Bigger Picture

A Passion for Fashion

India Getty-Pruss has been sewing she was 8, and in the 6 years since then she has all but mastered one of the most esteemed fields of art. Her self-expression comes not just in the form of fashion, but in clothing that she creates herself.

All Talk, No Action.

Staff Writer Adam Pepper-Macias discusses his opinions on environmental activism, and the role that it actually plays in making progress. He questions the value of climate strikes, protests, and lectures, as they allow for people to feel like they are making a difference without doing anything more.