Monthly Archives: February 2020

A CliffsNotes Version of Leap Year

By Grace Bernstein Today is February 29, 2020 (well, when this article was posted it was February 29, 2020). Normally, February only has 28 days, but every four years our calendar has what is commonly known as a “Leap Year”. In reality, a leap year only adds one extra day in February to keep the Gregorian calendar in line with

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OHS Summer Camp Early Registration Available

By Antony Stark For more than 25 years, Oak Hall School has offered its students, and the greater Gainesville community, an opportunity to have some fun in the sun and create memorable experiences with its annual summer camp. Oak Hall Summer Camp (OHSC) full-day camps are offered for students beginning in pre-kindergarten through Middle School age, with many elective and

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Editorial: The Morality of Capital Punishment

By Lauren Cohen As defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, capital punishment is “the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes.” The justification often used for capital punishment is revenge and retribution. Advocates of capital punishment cite biblical references such as “an eye for an eye” and the prohibition against murder in the Ten Commandments. Yet, there are multiple

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Chinese Students Excel in Competition

By Amanda Malnik From Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, Oak Hall Middle and Upper School students enrolled in Chinese I through AP Chinese attended the annual Florida Statewide Chinese Competition at the Lake Yale Conference Center in Leesburg, Fla. Senior Harrigan Rambo, juniors Henry Palmer, Caitlyn McMahon, Victor Chiu, sophomores Asher Dobrin, Sofia Guico, Caya Wilcox, freshman Spencer Fuhr, and

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