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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...

Teacher’s kids speak out

Teacher’s kids speak out

Ashley Edwards, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Features

Being the child of a teacher it looks like you either might be the most favored or most disliked beyond peers or, just have to work a lot harder than them. Teacher's kids carry a lot of pressure on them and always have seeing eyes, but it helps them succeed. "Yeah, if my grade in English drops below...

Coons creates learning opportunities

Coons creates learning opportunities

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
September 29, 2016
Filed under Features

When Laura Coons arrived at Ola two years ago her schedule looked the same as many other teachers five periods of lessons and then one period of planning, but instead of an IF class filling that 7th spot, Coons was given tutoring during her fourth period. This program allows students to get help in...

Mustang TV reinvents the reel

Mustang TV reinvents the reel

Jessica Louis, Staff Writer
September 2, 2016
Filed under Features

  MTV is back for another season but they've brought a few changes along. Instead of the usual comedy show, the production is now working towards a more journalistic and informational approach to get students involved, as the adviser, McCreary wishes. This is not to say that the aspect of com...

Cooper’s Rein Ends

Cooper’s Rein Ends

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Features

Gracelyn Strohmetz is quite literally the face behind the horse. She’s the girl on the horse (pony) that runs across the field at football games, the tradition which the Ola community has come to call the Mustang Run. The Mustang Run has been the topic of many conversations. “[The Mustang Run ...

How photography found Keith

How photography found Keith

Mackenzie Nolan, Staff Writer
August 27, 2016
Filed under Features

Legacy Studios photographer, Keith Anthony Taylor, strives to be the best he can be. Keith never thought to pursue photography professionally, until he was recruited to do some modeling for a friend’s portfolio and ended up enjoying working behind the scenes more than being in front of the camera. He q...

The Class of 2016 says farewell to Ola

The Class of 2016 says farewell to Ola

Emilie Castillo and Bronlyn Holland
May 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Gallery

Friday, May 27, Ola's tenth graduating class, the Class of 2016, said their last goodbyes at the graduation ceremony. Soon they will be parting ways with Ola and embarking on the next chapter of their lives. Some believe they have left a lasting mark on their peers and classmates. Here is how a few of...

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...

Fighting the Phrenia

Fighting the Phrenia

Ashley Soriano, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Spotlight

A person is more than his mental illness. For Stephen from Alabama, a forty-one-year-old man, schizophrenia has been an uphill battle, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Rewind approximately 17 years. On a certain Thursday, Stephen was fine; on Friday, his friends noticed “something totally...

Dr. Schmitt tops education ladder

Dr. Schmitt tops education ladder

Ashley Briggs, Features Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Dr. Christie Schmitt, mother of two, engineering teacher, and VEX club adviser completed her doctorate degree in engineering at the University of Georgia April 12th, 2016. It took Dr. Schmitt four years without dissertation and five years of courses without research, about sixteen courses. Her schedule...

We ate lunch in the shade

We ate lunch in the shade

Mary Mangual, Editor-in-Chief
May 2, 2016
Filed under Features

"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?"

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Carnival games mix with dances

Carnival games mix with dances

Bronlyn Holland, Staff Writer
April 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Photo Gallery

On April 23, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta,  juniors hosted the most exciting event for the seniors. Prom. Students were able to feel as if they were walking through a carnival. There were games, a photo booth and cotton candy. Dinner began at 7:00 p.m. and dancing started at 8:00. As the...