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Governor Deal Vetoes Religious Liberty Bill

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
March 29, 2016
Filed under Politics

The Peach state became the focus of national attention on Monday when its Governor vetoed House Bill 757. What was it? The bill originated in Georgia’s House of Representatives and was named the “Free Exercise Protection Act.” The bill aimed to protect religious leaders, religious employees of a...

Students and teachers celebrate black culture through music

Students and teachers celebrate black culture through music

Emile Castillo and Arman Bryan
March 29, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Photo Gallery

On Friday, March 25, African-American studies teacher, Della Cayson, and several students hosted “From Africa to Hip-Hop,” Ola’s seventh annual Black History Month celebration, in the gym from 2:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. The program’s theme centered around the power of music, and its ability to connect t...

New Wi-Fi network has students struggling to connect

Emilie Castillo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under News

In recent weeks students and faculty have noticed the spotty, sometimes nonexistent, Wi-Fi service throughout the school. The Technology Services at the Henry County Board of Education are working to fix issues with connectivity and speed. Yesterday, March 15, Principal David Shedd addressed the issue i...

AFJROTC drilled into top scores at competition

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On March 5, the AFJROTC "Red Tails" Drill team attended the Group Air Force JROTC National Drill Team Championships bringing home various placements which advance to the Championships in Daytona, Fl. Cadets Nya Davis and Jania Mills placed 4th in Unarmed Dual Exhibition which guarantees the pair a...

Ola Spreads the word to end the word

Ola Spreads the word to end the word

Ellie Chandler, staff writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under News

Retarded is defined as a less advanced physical, mental or academic condition than is “normal” for an age. Although it has only recently gained this offensive form, “retarded”  was at one point the politically correct and medical term used by people. Rachael McGaha, Mild Intellectual Disabled teac...

County asks for comments on Secondary Handbook

Taylor Watkins, Layout and Design Manager
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

County calls on the public to submit comments to the secondary handbook, this means students can have an impact on the rules and regulations they have to follow. Each year the Henry County school board reviews the handbook and every year they ask for the public's input. "Well, I think it would be r...

Foreign language fair provides academic recognition

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
March 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

The 2nd annual Henry County Foreign Language  fair will be held on March 26 at Dutchtown High School gives students the opportunity to compete with other students in the county in different categories to demonstrate world cultures. Students can enter in categories such as dance, art, vocab, music,...

Do not vote for Donald Trump. Please.

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Politics

On Tuesday, Georgia voters, along with voters from 11 other states, will go to their primary voting locations to cast their ballots on the most important day of the 2016 election cycle: Super Tuesday. With the most recent polls showing Donald Trump having the support of 40 percent of voters, I could...

OHS raises $1,270 for Childhood Literacy

OHS raises $1,270 for Childhood Literacy

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2016
Filed under News

Ola High School's English Department and its students  raised $1,270 to support the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Cheryl Benton, media specialist, willingly spearheaded this project, as designated by Principal David Shedd, in order to collect donations to buy books for Henry County's less...

High school students dive into college

High school students dive into college

Arman Bryan, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under News

Gordon State University, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC), and Clayton State University (CSU) offer dual enrollment to high school students enrolled in the Henry County School System. The dual enrollment program (also known as the Move On When Ready [MOWR] program) allows students to take college...

ELECTION 2016: IOWA

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editors
February 4, 2016
Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

On Monday night, voters in Iowa met at their county voting location for their preferred party in order to hear pitches from other voters and vote for who they feel is the best candidate for their party. The Republican National Committee experienced a record number of voters with about 180,000 Rep...

Directed Study Program offered next year

Directed Study Program offered next year

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Among the new classes offered next school year is the Directed Study Program facilitated by Deb Salter, English teacher. The class will be an elective in which rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will innovate projects or products. Salter said,“Directed study is gonna be a passion-based,...

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