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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 ...

Square livens up with holiday cheer

Square livens up with holiday cheer

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under News

A dreary Sunday afternoon was brightened by Christmas spirit as the Henry Arts Alliance held a Christmas festival. The event featured a Grinch, food and live music. This year, Ola's chorus performed at the event. "It was really fun because we got to be around children and sing for the community,"...

Students proceed to the next GHP interview

Students proceed to the next GHP interview

Sav Simpson, Opinions Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

On the morning of November 14th, it Debra O'Quinn announced the 13 out of 26 OHS candidates who will be continuing past county for Governor's Honors Program and will  be put through a process of paperwork to determine the state interview finalists. O'Quinn, assistant principal, along with Mindy Manders,...

Ola sends football and cheer teams to competition

Ola sends football and cheer teams to competition

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Athletics, News

This morning, students took time out of first period to celebrate and encourage the  football team as they travel to Ware County High School to compete in the  playoffs. “It crazy. We've been talking about it since we were in middle school. We would talk about how we were going to make histor...

Freshman take advantage of IF

Freshman take advantage of IF

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

For the past three years, all freshman have been required to take an IF. This has been a source of controversy for students and teachers. Freshmen being required to take an IF blocks out a class period for them, and many  freshmen are on board with this whole idea. Most freshmen really seem to enjoy ...

History is made under the lights

History is made under the lights

Bronlyn Holland and Meredith Greene
November 5, 2016
Filed under Athletics, News, Photo Gallery

On November fourth, the football team made history by being undefeated at home and going to the state playoffs. Ola won 41-0 against Hampton High School. By the end of the night, the season was brought to 7-3. The team also won against Locust Grove High School after a four year losing streak and Uni...

Here comes the court

Here comes the court

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Many people consider being on homecoming court as a high honor and this year was no exception, court members went all out to show school spirit but in the end Moya Leung and Lavuan Thompson ended up taking home the crowns. "Everybody on court this year was like amazing even down to the freshma...

Mustangs bring it home

Mustangs bring it home

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Athletics, News

There was most definitely a party when the Mustangs trampled the Wolverines for the 3rd time at 33-0 on Friday at the Homecoming game. Students prepared all week for their big victory, and ended the homecoming festivities standing in all black at one of the largest turnout for the O-Zone. Alumi...

Homecoming week ends in black

Homecoming week ends in black

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Black marked the end of this year's Homecoming week. A day that is usually themed Green and Gold was changed this year because our Homecoming football game was played against Union Grove, one of the school's big rivals. Since the students always wear black for the particular game, the SGA decided...

Tragedy strikes at home

Tragedy strikes at home

October 28, 2016
Filed under News

In light of the recent shooting in the Ola attendance zone, the editorial board extends its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those involved, in any manner, and who have been formally identified by local police agencies. Matthew Baker, Matthew Hicks, and Destiney Olinger are former...

Color day brightens up bare walls

Color day brightens up bare walls

Sav Simpson, Opinions Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Colors sweep the Ola Nation, as homecoming week, October 24-30, continues to bring spirit within the confinements of the school. "Color Day", October 27, is a day in which each grade level is assigned a color by the Student Government Organization and the student decks out in the color to show the most...

Touring Ola

Touring Ola

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Tacky Tourist Day brought many travelers to Ola with destinations unknown on Tuesday, October 25. Tourist from all over came to prepare the Mustangs' game against the Wolverines this upcoming Friday. Many travelers wore Hawaiian shirts and socks with sandals this homecoming week, despite the chill, making...