Kenosha shooting brings light to racial injustice

Ashley Kisor, Reporter

October 5, 2020

 Jacob Blake, a father of three, was shot by a Kenosha police officer on Aug. 23 after the police were called for an alleged domestic disturbance. When the police officer arrived as Blake was reaching in his car, he was shot se...

District plans partial return to in-person instruction

Jolie Helt, Reporter

September 29, 2020

The 2020 back-to-school season was nothing like the U.S. has seen before, as several districts in Ohio, including Westerville, returned fully online. After returning online for a couple weeks, Westerville City Schools announced that sch...

Body found in Westerville identified as missing person, Emily Noble- Community News Update

Jolie Helt, Reporter

September 25, 2020

Dental records identified the body found on County Line Road was that of Emily Noble, a 52-year-old woman who went missing on May 24.  The cause of death is still yet unknown, as the autopsy has not been reported. An investi...

Westerville observes 9/11 anniversary in virtual memorial – Community News Update

Ashley Kisor, Reporter

September 13, 2020

Friday was the 19th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11. This year is the 18th anniversary of Westerville’s memorial observance hosted by Westerville’s police and fire department staff. Under the circumstances of Covid-19, ...

Westerville North Class of 2020 Senior Edition: Video

May 24, 2020

Class of 2020 Although we were unable to produce a senior edition for you all, the Odyssey staff worked to compile a video for you to look back on your memories. Enjoy, and congratulations class of 2020! We look forward to seeing...

President Trump plans to suspend immigration during pandemic

Emily Voneman

April 21, 2020

In a Tweet on the evening of Monday, April 20, President Donald Trump announced his plan to sign an executive order to suspend immigration to the United States. The announcement comes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which...

Southeastern tornado destruction blows away COVID-19 distress

Grace Blanchong

April 14, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Southeastern states have been hit by recent tornadoes, causing even more havoc and heartache.

Second person cured of HIV in UK

Kayla Cochran, Shoutout About Coeditor

April 8, 2020

The first time someone was cured of HIV was Timothy Ray Brown in 2007. Now, 13 years later, a man in the UK was cured (MedicalNewsToday). After having HIV for 17 years and going through antiretroviral therapy meant to lower viral c...

Wuhan has lifted their lockdown

Sydney Greenstein, Business Manager

April 8, 2020

As America continues to stay lockdown, the city where the pandemic started is lifting theirs. Life isn't going back to normal immediately, masks still must be worn and leaving your home often isn't advised. As China tries to get...