The Octagon

Mohini Rye
A junior, Mohini is the one judging everyone silently or distracting her friends in class. Her favorite thing to do is art - which means no paper is safe from her doodling - and her free time is spent Netflixing, reading (nothing educational) or watching obscure videos on YouTube. She’s training herself to waste time in a more grown-up way, but that’s going as well as her plan to become super buff. Contact at

Mohini Rye , Design Chief/Feature Editor

Jul 11, 2018
AP Aftermath: Teacher hosts study session for AP Art History; AP English Language exam unsurprising for senior ()
Jun 25, 2018
Eons behind its predecessors, fifth installment to ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise is expectedly lacking in plot ()
Jun 13, 2018
Farewell, Fels: longtime Octagon adviser is ‘out of here’ ()
May 15, 2018
EDITORIAL: Change the absence policies, let seniors leave campus! ()
May 09, 2018
School policies surprise ‘absent-minded’ seniors (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
POI: Auction at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel adds after-party ()
Jan 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: We applaud the changes made by UC Educations, but don’t stop now ()
Jan 12, 2018
From a wooden egg to a fluffy owl: Baxter confuses sports opponents, but younger kids love him ()
Dec 19, 2017
Students torn over controversial net neutrality repeal ()
Oct 31, 2017
40 YEARS OF THE OCTAGON: A look back at some of the most memorable stories in the paper’s history ()
Oct 01, 2017
EDITORIAL: New mural would bring back creativity, individuality ()
Aug 26, 2017
Q&A: Junior travels to Oregon to view total solar eclipse ()
Jun 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: The truth is out about the international students; it’s time to act ()
May 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don’t allow students access to online grades; parents will see! ()
May 10, 2017
Sophomore cellist lands command performance at final state round of Golden Empire Festival ()
May 02, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Passion for stock market pushes Ben Felix, ’16, to change major, day trade at Purdue ()
Mar 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: You can’t ‘celebrate good students’ without publishing the honor roll ()
Mar 12, 2017
Two ‘exceptional’ Country Day student pieces featured at Crocker’s Youth Art Month exhibit ()
Feb 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: Unwanted change to winter soccer needs to be reversed ASAP ()
Feb 23, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball falls in first round of playoffs to Forest Lake (video included) ()
Feb 11, 2017
Girls’ varsity pulls out win against El Dorado Adventist in foul-heavy match ()
Feb 08, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball easily trounces Faith Christian; high scorer earns triple double ()
Feb 03, 2017
Friends, teachers remember Kevin Rossell’s sense of humor, intelligence and creativity ()
Jan 30, 2017
Varsity girls strive for no. 1 in league, but lack of commitment challenges team ()
Jan 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: Electives are classes too, so treat them equally! ()
Jan 26, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball falls to Valley Christian due to mental exhaustion, lack of motivation ()
Jan 22, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball loses rhythm to Buckingham in season’s lowest-scoring game ()
Jan 16, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball trounces aggressive Faith Christian at Homecoming ()
Jan 08, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball players each get lots of court time in simple match against Cristo Rey ()
Jan 06, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball wins conquers El Dorado Adventist, but hopes to have fewer fouls, more rebounds in the future ()
Jan 04, 2017
Choosing new English names no big deal for Chinese international students ()
Dec 27, 2016
On Friday nights, sophomores kick it back to an old trend at Midtown Stomp in West Sacramento ()
Dec 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Here’s your motive to start the school year earlier – help our APs! ()
Dec 17, 2016
Girls’ varsity basketball ‘gave all they have’ to win in grueling match against Encina ()
Dec 14, 2016
Strength over Leroy Greene gives girls’ varsity basketball another win (video included) ()
Dec 08, 2016
After learning much from their previous game, girls’ varsity basketball defeats Delta ()
Dec 06, 2016
Absent girls’ varsity basketball players, missed free throws contribute to loss to Natomas ()
Nov 05, 2016
EDITORIAL: Steep Octagon budget cuts discourage staffers’ initiative ()
Oct 28, 2016
Want to visit Narnia? Read the stories behind the Room of Requirement, the Cave, and other obscure campus spots ()
Oct 02, 2016
Tidey/Grieve family tree has deep roots in school ()
Sep 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: One fewer custodian means much dirtier campus ()
Sep 09, 2016
Counseling at Quaker Camp, sophomore manages mix of summer camp activities, worship assemblies ()
Aug 15, 2016
Sophomore baseball player will participate in 2017 Jewish Olympics in Israel ()
Jun 27, 2016
Q&A: History teacher witnesses responses to Brexit vote while vacationing in U.K. ()
May 27, 2016
Johnson’s triple jump falls short of her personal best in last track and field competition ()
May 19, 2016
Johnson tries triple jump for third time, leaps six feet farther than her previous best jump ()
May 18, 2016
No track and field members move on to finals for running events; Johnson qualifies in the long jump ()
May 11, 2016
Three track and field members, relay team headed to sectionals following League Championship; girls win title ()
May 08, 2016
Neck and neck with long-jump leader in the finals, Johnson finishes second but posts personal best ()
May 07, 2016
SEASON UPDATE: Twelve new members bring in glory for track and field ()
May 01, 2016
Fatigue, injured left foot mean disappointing finish for Johnson at Sacramento Meet of Champions ()
Apr 24, 2016
Sore foot still ailing Johnson for high jump; Schmidt runs 100-meter at Halden Invitational ()
Apr 11, 2016
Track and field members disappointed by performances at rainy meet ()
Apr 04, 2016
Johnson doesn’t place but learns a lot at Stanford Invitational ()
Mar 29, 2016
Raw-food, no-sugar, juice-cleanse diets test students’ willpower ()
Mar 27, 2016
Only two competitors at Metro Invitational, but Johnson brings home first in long jump, second place in hurdles ()
Mar 23, 2016
Only three athletes available for track and field meet; sophomore places second in 400-meter ()
Mar 20, 2016
Johnson, Wang earn medals for track and field team at Lancer Invite ()
Mar 12, 2016
Only three Cavs compete at Mark Macres Invitational; sophomore places fourth in 100-meter hurdles ()
Mar 11, 2016
Five first-place finishes a highlight of Cavs’ first track and field league meet ()
Mar 06, 2016
Freshman places first in long jump at rainy, windy track and field meet ()
Mar 04, 2016
Standing desks prove popular with freshmen ()
Mar 02, 2016
Sole SCDS competitor Heidi Johnson places first in long jump, high jump at first meet ()
Jan 14, 2016
Q&A: New freshman Jacqueline Chao travels, enjoys photography (slideshow included) ()
Jan 04, 2016
Q&A: Michael Covey sees more than 50 different exotic animals on ‘epic’ trip to Namibia, Botswana (slideshow included) ()
Nov 30, 2015
Allison Zhang brings nonprofit student-musician organization to SCDS; freshman choir sings at living facilities ()
Nov 19, 2015
Harvard law student falls for tough professor’s daughter in ‘The Paper Chase’; two performances this weekend feature many set changes (slideshow included) ()
Nov 09, 2015
MY ANGLE: Bothered by trampled chalk mural, freshman artist discusses solutions with teacher Patricia Kelly ()
Sep 29, 2015
Wall with personalized tiles lets donors make an imprint on campus ()