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Why We Should Hold Public Officials to Higher Standards

Why We Should Hold Public Officials to Higher Standards

Ashley Wilhelm, Managing Editor

July 7, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The month of July holds the famous holiday of Independence and puts political leaders in the spotlight more than they already are. With all of the recent questionable actions by some of our leaders this prompts a big question- why do we not hold officials in the public office to higher ethical standa...

Hoof Print plans for convergent media next year

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Spotlight

Starting next year, the Hoof Print Publication will no longer offer a monthly print edition. Print editions will be limited to two per year, one at the end of each semester. This is a big change in how we will produce material, but it is a good change, not just for our staff, but for our readers as well....

The Modern Cinderella Story

The Modern Cinderella Story

Isabella Sanchotene, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle's family tree goes all the way back to residents of Henry county that were confined to live by certain standards and who's freedoms were stripped away. Markle has recently become a duchess,  which is a title every girl dreams of , but by making this decision, Markle...

Cultural Appropriation Vs. Appreciation

Mycah Howell, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Recently there has been a lot of controversy due to a Utah high school student, Keziah Daum, who wore a high-collared traditional Chinese dress or cheongsam, or qipao to her high school prom. It became widely viral because of a post by a Twitter user, Jeremy Lam saying “My culture is NOT your [expl...

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...

Sign the yearbook, forget the letter

Savannah Simpson, Managing Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Savannah Simpson Oh yes; let me admire all these loose-leaf papers I have somehow managed to save over the years that are of sentimental value to me and lean back in my rocking chair as I read through each of them which have all been miraculously preserved even though they are highly fragile individual...

Informed Students: Take Civic Action

Emma Barfield, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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15 students and 2 adults died in a school shooting on February 14, 2018 at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, a 19 year old former student of MSDHS, is the reason for the terror the survivors remember. His actions are now recorded as the deadliest school shooting...

The gun does not create the issue

Bronlyn Holland, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions

People with a history of mental health issues are often the same ones who are school shooters. I have seen different tweets and posts saying "the gun caused this" or "the gun made this happen". People only look at the gun, not the motive behind it. A gun laying on the table with the safety off can...

Today we remember. Tomorrow we protest.

Savannah Simpson, Managing Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Across the nation. thousands of students will walk out of class this morning. Their purpose: protest for change or honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At Ola High, student leaders worked with school officials to organize a student walk-out at 10:00 a.m. The plan...

Snips of Broadway make their way to Ola

Bronlyn Holland, Sports and Health Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

On January 22, the Choral Department performed their fourth annual Ola Over Broadway at the Henry County Performing Arts Center. This production was directed by Choir director Mindy Martin and was cast by choir students from many of the classes. They performed "The Battle of Yorktown" from Hamilton,...

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 ...