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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...

Mustangs march into second place

Mustangs march into second place

Josie Satterfield, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Marching Mustangs had a fabulous performance, and it showed in the results. The band placed second out of all twenty bands that competed with Whitewater High School placing first. “Whitewater was our biggest competition,” Jo-Anne Strauch, junior, said. Although there were a few mistakes in the p...

Arts come together

Arts come together

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

As of December 4, 2016 Ola High School will have its first ever full orchestra concert. This is an exciting accomplishment for our band, orchestra, and chorus as members from each art will be involved. Orchestra’s entire chamber class, and select members from band and chorus will be participating i...

Ola’s theater group prepares for GTC

Ola’s theater group prepares for GTC

Jessica Louis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

The Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC) will be featuring a select group of Ola High School's theater class in Augusta, Georgia from October 13th through the 15th. During the conference, the students will get to participate in various workshops, as well as perform a one-act play of their choice. The...

Midas show turns to gold

Midas show turns to gold

Taylor Watkins and Josie Satterfield

September 14, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Sept. 10 the marching band performed their entire show, Midas for the first time. The idea for the show came to Todd Manson, band director, when he was watching Breaking Bad. "Towards the end of the series there was a show title called Ozymandias...I leaned over to my wife who is an English...

Seniors sing their way to the stage

Seniors sing their way to the stage

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

August 29, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This year, the first acapella group at Ola High will be introduced all on the hopes and determination of three seniors; Cassie Mills, Lavaun Thompson, and Grace McGaha. Auditions were held last week and they accepted 22 members, all ranging from freshmen to seniors. “I'm excited for [the new...

A new step forward

A new step forward

Bronlyn Holland, Sports Editor

August 27, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Starting this year, Kayley Boan, junior, Mikhail Sims, junior, and Tess Hensley, senior, are coming together and forming a Literary Magazine called Coalescence. Coalescence means many things coming together as one thing. "We looked up beautiful words and decided from their meanings which one goes...

Geranium Festival hosts people from all over

Geranium Festival hosts people from all over

Emilie Castillo, Managing Editor

May 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Photo Gallery

Last Saturday, May 21, people from near and far gathered in the McDonough Square for the annual Geranium Festival. Every year the festival grows a little more, admitting new vendors and inviting reliable, long-time sellers back. This year, there was a wide variety of vendors and an interesting arra...