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English Class Gets Interesting

Ashlynn Lindsey, Layout Design Manager
March 16, 2015
Filed under Features

In Ms. Salter's English class, freshman learned a traditional dance to get a better understanding of Romeo and Juliet. Deb Salter, 9th grade English teacher, decided to teach students a dance to make reading Romeo and Juliet more interesting. Salter enjoys doing hands-on activities whenever she can....

Eat More Chicken, Drink More Coffee

Madelyn Beacham, Features Editor
March 3, 2015
Filed under Features

With the end of February comes the end of free small iced and hot coffee, offered in both vanilla and original flavors,  from Chick-fil-A. The chain partnered with THRIVE Farmers in August of 2014 to introduce the restaurant's first ever coffee.Chick-fil-A coffee differs from a caffeinated beverage...

Ola Hosts and Wins VEX Championship

Daniel Alston, News Editor
March 3, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Saturday February 28, 70 of the top VEX Robotics teams across the state came head-to-head for the championship title. For the second consecutive year, Ola is home to the Georgia VEX State Champions. Their advisor, Christie Schmitt, attributed the victory to unwavering dedication. She stated, "It took...

Journalists Earn Regional Recognition

Journalists Earn Regional Recognition

March 3, 2015
Filed under Features, News

On Sunday, March 1, freshman Taylor Watkins and junior Ashley Soriano earned recognition at the Southern Interscholastic Press Association  Convention in Columbia, South Carolina. SIPA was founded in 1925 in Lexington, Va at the Lee Memorial School of Journalism at Washington and Lee University....

Snow Day Stress

Calloway Anderson, Quality Control Manager
February 27, 2015
Filed under Features

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Henry County Schools were closed to students and staff because of projected inclement weather. The day off was announced Tuesday night at about 9 p.m. To the disappointment of both students and staff, snow did not fall. Instead, temperatures were extremely low and...

A Girl and a Pen: The Behind-the-Scenes of Chrissy Curry’s Creations

Ashley Soriano, Business Manager
February 27, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features

Ola has a multitude of talented students, ranging from trumpet players to singers and actors to artists. But one in particular is known for her exceptional art. Chrissy Curry, 17, is an artist and has created numerous paintings and drawings, amounting to a collection of twetny pieces. Though she...

Leggings Offer Public Pajamas

Madelyn Beacham, Features Editor
February 5, 2015
Filed under Features

As temperatures drop, female students continue to take advantage of the trend that comes across as convenient and comfortable to some but provocative to others: leggings. Leggings by definition are an article of clothing worn on the legs and typically consisting of spandex and cotton, giving them...

Victoria Knight Strives Towards Goals

Ashlynn LIndsey
February 3, 2015
Filed under Athletics, Features

To reach her aspirations of becoming an athletic trainer, Victoria Knight has assisted with the medical side of football and wrestling. Instead of being a wrestling manager this year, Victoria Knight, senior, is helping Coach De Nino run tournaments and teaching other girls how to help out with everything...

Teens For Jeans Program Comes to Ola

Jessica Phillips, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Features, News

The Aeropostale program "Teens for Jeans" has come to Ola. Aeropostale has teamed up with 'DoSomething.Org' to collect jeans from different schools and then donate them to local charities and shelters to be given to teenagers in need. According to the program's posters, there are over 2.5 million...

VEX Continues Winning Streak

January 26, 2015
Filed under Features

On January 24 our VEX teams competed in the Lowndes High School VEX tournament. All three robots did well making it to the quarterfinals and 5203M received the Excellence Award, the highest VEX award given to a quality team with a well rounded program. Two of our three teams are qualified for th...

Readers Reflect on Their Favorite Books

Taylor Watkins, Staff Writer
January 20, 2015
Filed under Features

  “Not only did it hook you in to the original series, it kept you hooked. It told a true story with minor twist to keep you engaged,” said Carlyle Byer, junior, about his favorite reading bowl book, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Reading bowl members, like Carlyle Byer, sh...

Giddy Up With Mayer

Jasmine Johnson, Quality Control Manager
January 16, 2015
Filed under Features

The hallways of Ola High are filled with vibrant teachers. These teachers strive to not only adhere to the standards-based-learning portion of education, but they strive to make learning an enjoyable experience for all students they come into contact with. Dave Mayer, AP and Honors World History teac...