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6 tips to take on Geranium Festival

6 tips to take on Geranium Festival

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

The history of the Geranium Festival goes back to 1977 when it was only 17 booths, yet last year for it's 40th university, 25,000 people were expected to attend. The crowds and traffic can be a bit overwhelming, so here's a few tips to survive the day: Check the weather. On Saturday the forecas...

Church Holds Bible Study in Gun Range

Mycah Howell, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Uncategorized

The Community Bible Church in Stockbridge holds bible studies regularly like all churches. Although not every bible study decides to shoot a round of bullets after a night of prayers on the first Monday of the month. “You kind of have to decide, are you going to force them to come to our building or we...

Bardugo’s “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” leaps from page to screen

Maria Adams, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

Bardugo, author of “Wonder Woman: Warbringer”, is a published writer, from the University of Yale. She has written New York Best Sellers, such as “Shadow and Bones” a popular trilogy, and “Six of Crows” a Reading Bowl book. However, Bardugo is no ordinary writer; she is a musician at hear...

Seniors direct show stoppers

Seniors direct show stoppers

Mycah Howell, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

“Gruesome Playground Injuries by Raijiv Joseph” Grade: A An accident-prone boy (Doug) and guarded girl (Kayleen), meet in an elementary school nurse’s office with a head injury from jumping off the school's roof and a stomach ache, respectively. Over the next 30 years, these star-crossed ...

Look Me in the Eye Review

Look Me in the Eye Review

Mycah Howell, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

Ola High School theater department put on a performance of the chilling, futuristic drama, "Look Me in the Eye" at the Henry County Performing Arts Center. It was originally written by Lindsay Price. It's heartfelt yet haunting. You will see how talented our theater department is.  The plays starts with ...

Chick-Fil-A holds a drumline battle

Chick-Fil-A holds a drumline battle

Emma Barfield, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The sounds of drums filled the air on Monday, October 9th, as Chick-fil-a Lake Dow hosted the drumline battle between Locust Grove and Ola. Both drumlines were performing for their hearts out to the large crowd that came out to support these two drumlines. “It was pretty fun [and] pretty awesome se...

Ola Overtones sing it off

Maria Adams, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Ola’s new acapella group is coming to the school. The Ola Overtones are an acapella group that was started but never had the chance to get past their first rehearsal. They are planning to sing for sporting events and hoping to have the opportunity to compete in an acapella competition this year. “T...

Broadening the scope

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Fear is not something students should feel upon entering school. However, after April 20th, 1999, students across the nation thought twice about whether they were truly safe inside their school’s walls. I did not understand this feeling until I was reading Columbine by Dave Cullen in the middle of c...

Ola Over Broadway Blows Audience Away

Ola Over Broadway Blows Audience Away

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This is Ola's third annual production of what they call "Ola Over Broadway." Ola Over Broadway is a compilation of Broadway’s most famous pieces put together into one performance. The shows took place on January 9th, 10th, and 11th. “It [Ola Over Broadway] is amazing. It’s full of talented people...

Sims introduces students to a world of images

Sims introduces students to a world of images

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

"Wait, how do I..." This is the beginning of a statement someone might hear often when attending a photography club meeting. For Mikhail Sims, junior, photography is a learning process, and he wanted to share what he knows with everyone else. Sims started  the photography club because he ...

Audience takes a trip through the rabbit hole

Audience takes a trip through the rabbit hole

Ethan Zakrewski, Online Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Last night, theater's fall play, "Alice in Wonderland," was performed at the Henry County Performing Arts Center with half of the proceeds benefiting the family of former Ola student Matthew Hicks. The fall play was originally intended to be “A Piece of My Heart,” but complications in the show’s p...