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The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School

The Current

The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School

The Current

From left to right: junior Nash Phillips and senior James Cummings attend the Texas vs. Tennessee game at Spectrum Center. It was played during the second round of the NCAA March Madness Tournament on March 23, 2024. 
Photo used with permission from James Cummings.
NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge allows participants to stay with the tournament
Jamison Gutierrez, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

The NCAA Bracket Challenge for March Madness’s 85th Anniversary was available to the public following March 17, 2024, also known as “Selection Sunday.” “[Selection...

Sophomore Arjun Padiyar proudly holds his  fifth place medal at the 2024 Forensics State Tournament. Photo used with permission from Kim Bedinger.
Sophomore places fifth in state forensics
Ari O'Brien, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

Ocean Lakes student Arjun Padiyar comes in fifth in the Class Five VHSL Forensics State Tournament.  Forensics is a sport where students competitively use their speaking...

Senior Ashley Henry shares a day’s worth of homework in yearbook class on March 29, 2024. She spent three hours completing her homework which included calculus, physics, and anatomy worksheets.
Education hunts for blood in the water and students struggle to stay afloat
Kaia Jackson, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

Education has turned into a blood sport.  Students may not use swords or spears, but they fight their way through the competitive mine field of academia.  Parents send their children to an institution made to build them up, but in reality, the...

Molly Ryan Gates runs down the field with the ball in her stick at the Kempsville vs. Ocean Lakes game on April 12, 2024, at Ocean Lakes High School.
Girls lacrosse come back for state title
Larissa Almendras, Staff Writer • April 16, 2024

Aiming for the state title, girls lacrosse is determined to make a comeback. Last season, girls lacrosse qualified for regionals with a record of 13-3. During regional...

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Superstar celebrity Taylor Swift sings “The 1” from her folklore era at the Nashville Nissan Stadium on May, 5, 2023. Tickets were completely sold out due to her fanbase of worshippers labeled “Swifties.”
Stop idolizing celebrities
Barrett Scharfe, Co-Editor-in-Chief • April 16, 2024

Fantastic athletes should get praise. Terrific actors should get recognition. Breathtaking singers should get admiration. However, celebrities should not get idolized.  From...

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