Rising Star

Sophomore Beckett McDowell has been singing and playing guitar almost since he was born. He plays weekly sets at local bars and venues, and his shows only keep getting bigger and better. He is deadset on being a rockstar, and he is not changing his tune.

The Ride of Her Life

OVS alum Mari Holden started her cycling career on the hills of the Upper Campus and has gone on to win an Olympic medal, a World Championship and, most recently, the honor of being selected as the new Women's Road Coach for USA Cycling.

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.

Crossword Craze

This year, a crowd of crossword devotees has sprouted at the Upper Campus, with some becoming so obsessed with the puzzles that they do them anywhere and everywhere they can. At any given time, you’ll find these crossword fanatics scribbling away, attempting to solve the complex clues.

The Condor’s Final Flight

Since the 1960s, the Condor League has been home to a handful of small private schools from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. However, change is right around the corner, and that change is coming from Ojai Valley School.