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Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

The Student News Site of Oakmont High School

Norse Notes

Navarro works hard and encourages his teammates to help out in every way possible.

Kicking It with Jared Navarro

Cali Rowe January 19, 2022

Sophomore Jared Navarro has been on the varsity soccer team for the past two years. His teammates and supportive environment have provided him with an enjoyable experience during his time  on the field. Navarro...

Health Academy students volunteering at local hospital over the summer.

Covid’s Impact on Aspiring Health Professionals

Valentina Moreno, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

  For many of us, the hospital isn’t typically a pleasant place: cold, sterile waiting rooms, death, and illness lurking in every room, and lemon antiseptic and bleach that just can’t suppress...

Oakmont Vikings are captured to be loving the Child Development Program.

Child Development: A Devastating Loss

Sophia Earnest, Features Editor December 22, 2021

Throughout high school, the daunting realization that the real world is approaching sooner and sooner sends panic throughout the campus. Ideally, students expect their high school years to be preparation...

Daniel Fischel after a hockey practice, showing off his team spirit.

Skating Through Life

Emma Fischel, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

With a smile, fellow Oakmont junior Daniel Fischel weaves his way through the complex life of a high schooler; his passions fueling him to keep going. But first and foremost, Fischel is a ladies man.  “I...

Originally from Belarus, Skuyeva is growing more used to school and life in her new environment.

A Student’s Journey

Cali Rowe, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

For many new students at Oakmont, they moved from a different city or state. Most are already familiar with the ways of the American school system and daily life here. However, junior Olga Skuyeva has...

Oakmont’s dance seniors in levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and IB at the first day of rehearsal.

Preparing For Oakmont’s Fall Dance Show

Lauren Turner, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

In preparation for Oakmont’s fall dance show, dancers of every level are spending time getting reday for an exciting, on stage performance for the first time in two years.  “We’ve been preparing...

Johal strikes a pose while performing a martial arts routine for an audience a few years ago.


Sarah Bezdek, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Senior Saajan Johal won a national tournament in Reno with his extreme martial arts (XMA) team Oct 22., making them national champions for the first time.  XMA is a performative form of martial arts...

A Change To the Library

A Change To the Library

Sarah Bezdek, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

As intervention is re-implemented into Oakmont’s schedule this year, students may notice a difference in the structure of it in the library. While, in previous years, the library has been a completely...

Therapy pets that Elena Wells has provided for the school’s wellness center.

Comforting Animals for Classmates

Abby Tucker, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

Starting last year, freshman Elena Wells created “Therapy Pets.” These are weighted stuffed animals that relieve stress by aiding in both deep and light pressure therapy, a form of tactile therapy...

Erin Hyman competing in a huge swimming competition.

Swimming Her Way to the Top

Alexis Medina, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Oakmont sophomore Erin Hyman’s interests completely changed when she took her first swimming lesson.  The mini heart attack most people feel before a race, competition, or tournament, but being able...

Calli Swenson with her brothers, Luke, Ben and Matthew (oldest to youngest)

Living with Brothers: A Day in the Life of Calli Swenson

Leah Maupin, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Calli Swenson, a freshman at Oakmont High School explains how she lives and deals with having three younger brothers. “It's always crowded in my house and my parents are always running around trying...

Murua’s first tattoo before he got shading done.

Q&A with Brayden Murua

Alexis Medina, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Q: “What day did you get your tattoo?”  Murua: “I got my tattoo Aug. 6, 2020. I got my tattoo when I was 16.”  Q: “What inspired you to get a tattoo that large?” Murua: “It is...

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