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Parents play a part, but students take the lead

Mary Mangual, Co-Editor-in-chief
February 6, 2016
Filed under Academics, Features

"You can hire somebody else to cut your grass if your grass needs to be cut ,but you can’t hire somebody to learn for you." -Tony Head

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Youths mask up for the masquerade dance

Youths mask up for the masquerade dance

Taylor Watkins, Layout Design Manager
January 31, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the masquerade dance was a hit as students danced and were decked out in suit, dresses, and of course masks. Masquerade balls began in the 15th century, masks and costumes were elaborate and grand to celebrate different events such as marriages. The dance at school was from...

Kids help kids with Book Love Literacy Project

Kids help kids with Book Love Literacy Project

Jessica Phillips, Business Manager
January 31, 2016
Filed under Academics, Features

Beginning on February 1st, the Book Love Literacy Project officially begins among the English Department inside the Ola-verse. The project, introduced by the county and adopted by David Shedd, principal, is headed up by Cheryl Benton, media center specialist. "What happened was earlier this year...

Ola showcase night advisory

Josie Satterfield, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Academics, Features

Honors/AP night, or Ola's Showcase night, has been an annual event since the school opened. This night is an opportunity for students, and their parents, to explore the possible classes that they would want to take the following school year. Over the course of the two hours, the students get to meet...

Bible club is not dead

Mary Mangual, Coeditor-in-Chief
December 11, 2015
Filed under Features

On December 9, Ethan Ahonen, junior, got to the media center early to get cardstock from Cheryl Benton. Ahonen is the leader of the Bible club, which was met for the last time for this semester last Wednesday. While usually the club does “Sunday school type” lessons in which they discuss scr...

Responsibility is key

Gracie Henderson, Reporter
December 6, 2015
Filed under Features

Responsibility is the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization. According to David Shedd, principal of Ola High, it is every student's responsibility to maintain their school work and the grades. “Our expectation is that every student is successful ...

SAD strikes again

SAD strikes again

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Features

Days are getting shorter and shorter. My fear is growing taller and taller. Nobody cares about me. This hurts. I can’t live with being the failure I am. I’m not alone. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. Every single day almost 100 people end their own lives ...

Trump stumps students

Raven Woodlief, Graphics Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Features

Donald Trump is currently touring the country to debut his presidential candidacy; On Monday, November 30th, he stopped in Macon, GA, and several Ola students attended the event to hear him speak. Timothy Scott Duncan, Jr., 12, is a political aficionado and says he attended the rally because “first-hand...

Showcase for talent

Showcase for talent

Emilie Castillo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Opinions, Photo Gallery

On Tuesday, Nov. 17,  a small crowd of students, parents and teachers gathered to watch the talented musicians, poets, actresses and dancers of Ola. The choral department organized and hosted the event, and Chip Forehand was sound manager. The night started with Mackenzie Kelley, senior, singing “Shak...

HOSA: Honoring Outstanding Spirit and Achievements

HOSA: Honoring Outstanding Spirit and Achievements

Kayley Boan, Student Life Editor
November 14, 2015
Filed under Features

  Day One: Scrub Day   To kick off HOSA week, members were asked to wear their favorite scrubs. Since most members are looking to go into the medical field after high school, this makes them feel like they are representing who they want to be when they are older. "My favorite part of the week is wearing my scrubs and feeling like a profession...

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