The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School

The Current

The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School

The Current

The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School

The Current

The class of 2024 tosses their graduation caps celebrating their achievements on June 15, 2024, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Moments prior, Principal Claire Leblanc declared them graduates of Ocean Lakes High School. Photo used with permission from Jessica Pagan.
Class of 2024 crosses the stage, beginning a new journey
Chloe Purvis, Webmaster • June 16, 2024

The 30th annual commencement ceremony for the class of 2024 marked a significant milestone as 409 students celebrated their graduation. Held on June...

Seniors Yuna Pak, Iana Niknezhad and Reagan Labert smile after presenting their MSA senior projects on March 8, 2024 in the Schola. The presentation panel consisted entirely of female students, as it was International Womens Day. Photo used with permission from Iana Niknezhad.
Seniors share college application tips, emphasize research and extracurriculars
Mihika Sakharpe, Design Editor • June 12, 2024

Senior Reagan Labert was recently accepted into Yale University, an Ivy League college ranked top nine in the world, according to Times Higher Education. Senior Iana Niknezhad...

Sawyer Lake Estates Park, a park in the Ocean Lakes area, remains empty on May 16, 2024. It was once a popular park but is now frequently empty due to the effects of kids not going outside.
Decline of children outdoors poses threat to adolescent health
Casey Weldon, Staff Writer • June 16, 2024

After COVID struck the world, playgrounds turned empty, and social media engulfed younger generations; kids today are more absorbed in technology than ever. The virus forced kids to avoid going outdoors to have fun, which took a huge toll on the world.  Newer...

American astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the American flag during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon on July 20, 1969. Despite no stars, this picture proves the moon landing was real. Photo taken by Neil Armstrong.
One giant lie
May 29, 2024
Varsity baseball offense meets with head coach Peter Zell to discuss a mid-game debrief on June. 4, 2024, at Ocean Lakes high school for 5A State Quarter-Finals against Maury High School. Photo used with the permission of Melanie Meneses.
Varsity baseball's season comes to a close
Jade McAboy, Boys Sports Editor • June 6, 2024

With a season final of 17-7, varsity baseball's season came to an end during the 5A State Quarter-Final against the Commodore’s of Maury High School on June. 4, 2024, ending...

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Seniors Jae Cook and Bailey Pohl smile after being presented with the OLTC Diamond Career Award on June 1, 2024. The award is the highest honor in OLTC. Photo used with permission from Claude Blanchard.
Top thespians recognized at theatre awards banquet
Mihika Sakharpe, Design Editor • June 6, 2024

The Ocean Lakes Theatre Company (OLTC) held its annual banquet and awards ceremony on June 1, 2024. In its 30th season, the OLTC put on three shows: A Midsummer Night's...

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