Orange Media publications are official student-produced mediums of news and information published by the Journalism students of Olentangy Orange High School. The publications have been established as a designated public forum for student journalists to inform, educate and entertain readers as well as for the discussion of issues of concern to their audience. They  will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials, adults or sources prior to publication.

The content of the publications is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself. They will not publish any material, determined by the staff or adviser, that is libelous, obscene or disruptive to the school day.

The advisers are Kari Phillips and Brian Nicola. Readers may respond to the publications through Letters to the Editor. Letters may be mailed, e-mailed to thecourierstaff@gmail.com or dropped off to room 2223. The staff asks that submissions be 300 words or less and contain the author’s name and signature. Editors reserve the right to edit or withhold publication of letters.

The publications strive to uphold the Canons of Professional Journalism, which includes accuracy, impartiality, etc. Therefore, major errors will be corrected in the next issue. Distinction will be marked between news and opinion stories.

EDITORIAL

December 13, 2019

The rollercoaster that is 2019 has almost reached the end of its ride. It has been a rocky one, with thrilling highs and brutal lows. Not to mention, the entire 2010’s decade has been aggressively more eventful in itself. 

From the 2010 Haitian earthquake, to the granti...

December 13, 2019

As the holidays are nearing, student sections are beginning to incorporate holidays into their themes. Olentangy, for example, had a Christmas themed student section for one of their recent football games. 

In 1962, the court case Engel v. Vitale ruled that voluntary pr...

November 19, 2019

Vaping among teenagers has been a topic nation-wide recently, but people seem to have forgotten about the other, more dangerous drugs teens use. The high school itself is a decent example of this. Kids have been known to consume drugs such as marijuana, acid, alcohol,...

November 19, 2019

Several tweets and videos were recently released on Twitter from students, exclaiming that Bishop Watterson high school barred several of its female attendees from entering its homecoming dance. The reason: their dresses were deemed “too inappropriate”. The request was...

November 19, 2019

Families that have a child diagnosed with epilepsy have the daunting experience of watching their kid seize uncontrollably. Drugs can be prescribed to help lessen the frightening event but can only do so much. 

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Pharma...

November 19, 2019

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by,” volunteer Will Rogers said. 

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington,...

October 23, 2019

Autism is something that can affect one’s life everyday, but for others it’s something that hardly enters their mind. Only a handful of students know what it’s like to live with a relative that has autism.

According to Web MD, autism is defined as “a complex neurobehavi...

October 23, 2019

First, the survivors of the Parkland shooting became outspoken about their views on guns, then Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest member of Congress, won her election, and now, the outspoken Greta Thunberg has taken to the environmental conversation stage. When disc...

October 22, 2019

The state of Ohio has one of the lowest rates of diagnosis of pediatric cancer in the United States, according to Patch.com. Even with these lower chances of being diagnosed, it’s still extremely necessary to provide families with all of the resources they may need if...

September 27, 2019

Many people identify with their sports. It’s the main thing in their lives. Many of them can't imagine life without it. But, things happen. Too many injuries, aging out, bad coaching, losing passion for the adored sport, and they all suck.

When these things happen, some...

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