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Tuesdays Are Dog Days

This year, the Humane Society Program has 18 OVS students who have already done their training and have a one-year commitment to the program. This is the highest number of OVS volunteers in the past 10 years, and two vans will be taking students to the shelter every Tuesday.

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.

News

Jack’s Return

For the years that Mr. Floyd lived with his family on campus, pet cat Jack was like an honorary mascot for the Upper Campus. But when the Thomas Fire hit in 2017, the Floyds were relocated, and Jack left campus - until recently.

Dawn of the Day Students

The day students of the 2019-2020 school year are making history. The number of day students at Ojai Valley School hit a whopping 48 this year, the highest the population has ever been at Upper Campus.

The Scholarly Seven

This summer, seven Ojai Valley School students were recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars for their excellent academic performance. Among the recipients are seniors Avery Colborn, Aaron Wolf, Mark Sun, Siyu Lai, Sebastian Wayman-Dalo, and Angela Qu, along with junior Mark Pindur.

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.

The Campus Muse

Recently, a new poem appeared on the outdoor board, a compilation of six languages constructed to form a poem that painted the Central California coastline.

Sports

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 Sport of Spirituality

Thanks to senior Megan Manion, there is a new sport offering for students at OVS: yoga. During sports time, students learn about meditation, breathing techniques, and more.

The Bigger Picture

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.