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Senior Spotlight: Morgan Dreier

Like most members of the Class of 2020, there's plenty about Morgan Drier's future that is uncertain given the current COVID-19 crisis. But with a scholarship offer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a dream of riding in the Olympics, she knows exactly where she's headed and how she sees her future playing out.

OVS’s First Responder

When coronavirus was still isolated to one country, when there were still no confirmed cases in the United States, when no schools had closed down, and when we still met for milk and crackers in the amphitheater, Tanishia Brown was preparing. Ms. Brown, the Nurse Administrator at Ojai Valley School, works hard to remain OVS’s most knowledgeable resource on the virus.

News

College Closures in Wake Of COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus spreading to the United States, colleges and universities were among the first educational institutions to shut down due to the threat of exposure. OVS alums felt the full force of those closures.

Food Fight

The decades-old Senior Snack Shop has been an Ojai Valley School tradition for every senior class since its inception in 1983. But now, over 30 years later, the Snack Shop has some tough competition, giving the seniors a run for their money.

OVS Senior Citizens

Recent first time voter and current OVS senior Sebastian Wayman-Dalo tells his opinions on what it means to vote, and also gets some input from others in his class who did or didn't choose to participate in the recent primary elections.

Features

Emptiness

Now scattered to various places across the globe, On The Hill journalists have gathered a series of photographs displaying what is empty and what remains during the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding us that though we are apart, we are together in our experience.

Welcome to Art Alley

In the weeks before school shutdown due to Coronavirus concerns, a new feature had sprung up in the main hallway at Burr Hall. Dubbed Art Alley, the previously barren hallway now serves as center stage for a collection of student artwork.

A Cut Above

On a cool Wednesday afternoon, in the minutes just before lunch, a dozen OVS community members gathered at the Upper Campus to make a great sacrifice: their hair. The hair cutting campaign was in support of OVS seventh grader Jake Larkin, who at just five years old was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow failure disease which is life threatening and extremely hard to cure.  

Sports

New Swimmers Take Their Mark

For the first time in OVS history, there is now a competitive swim team offered as a spring sport. Rallied together by junior Bella Slosberg and coached by Matt Olexiewicz, seven girls can be seen starting their workouts before the sun comes up.

Baseball is Back!

The OVS baseball team opened its season this week with two non-league contests, dropping a competitive game to Nordhoff High School before posting a convincing win against Cate School.

Triple Threat

Junior Bella Slosberg is not only an impressive student at the Ojai Valley School, but she is also a star athlete in the swimming, running, and biking realms - or in other terms, a triathlete. And, she has recently qualified for the Toyota USA Triathlon National Age Group Championships.

The Arts

Retreat

In a photo essay, Megan Manion shows what it looks like and feels like to be learning from home during a time of social distancing and quarantines in the wake of COVID-19.

The Year of the Rat

For the first time since the beginning of the annual Chinese New Year postcard competition, a first-year art student had the honor of having their artwork sent out to thousands of families across the world.

The Bigger Picture

Racism: A Most Dangerous Virus

With a surge in racist incidents worldwide in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, On The Hill examines the impact of the outbreak close to home. Several OVS students have faced racist incidents in recent weeks.