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.

Love Letters for Valentine’s Day

When OVS Alumni Relations Director Wendy Tremiti saw the plea for Valentine's Day cards from a 104-year-old Marine Corps veteran, she knew exactly what needed be done.

Sharing the Love

When it came time for Thacher School junior Grace Huber to fulfill a longtime dream and get involved in competitive high school robotics, she looked over the hill and about three miles southeast, where the OVS robotics team was willing to share how it had established a winning tradition.

Tuesdays Are Dog Days

This year, the Humane Society of Ventura County 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.

New Winter Coach: Paloma Sandoval

Former OVS student and current nurse Paloma Sandoval has begun her first season as the Upper girls soccer team. She hopes to build the program, strengthen the team, and help her players cultivate a deep understanding and love for the sport.

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.”