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Going to a music festival after the Las Vegas shooting

Going to a music festival after the Las Vegas shooting

Kayley Boan, Literary Magazine Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

After waiting a full year for October to come around again, the excitement I felt for the Austin City Limits music festival diminished after hearing about the 58 people who died at a music festival only 1300 miles away from where I would be in less than a week. Last year, while attending my first...

Look Me in the Eye Review

Look Me in the Eye Review

Mycah Howell, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinions

Ola High School theater department put on a performance of the chilling, futuristic drama, "Look Me in the Eye" at the Henry County Performing Arts Center. It was originally written by Lindsay Price. It's heartfelt yet haunting. You will see how talented our theater department is.  The plays starts with ...

Top Five Father’s Day DIYs

Bronlyn Holland, Sport's Editor

June 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinions

There's many thoughts when it comes to Father's day about what to do with your dad. This is a time to spend quality time with your dad. Here are five simple Father's Day DIYs. 1.) Picnic Take your dad out on a picnic in the park. Pack his favorite food for the day. This is a chance to spend great, quality ti...

The success of a student

The success of a student

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Life can be anything but easy for a high school student. We go to school for more than 7 hours a day and then go home to stacks of homework. What I find truly amazing is the student who can do that and then be completely dedicated to a sport. Practice is usually and hour or two, two or more days after...

Chapter 9: Rookie Year

Bronlyn Holland, Sports & Health Editor

May 27, 2016


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This has been one crazy year I would say. It has just flown by and I can't stop time to just be in a moment before it's gone. This year was my first year on the Hoof Print staff. Edition after edition, event after event, now it is all a blur in the past. Also, I had a big transition into freshman ye...

Good-bye, Ola High

Good-bye, Ola High

Jessica Phillips, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


Filed under Opinions

To those who will walk the halls after me, I have spent a decent amount of time reflecting on my four years spent at Ola High, and while I am excited to graduate, I am also sad to say good-bye to everyone that has meant so much to me over the past four years. I've said good-bye to three classes...

Teacher-on-student bullying exists

Teacher-on-student bullying exists

Ashley Soriano, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


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A smile or a friendly tone can go a long way. Simple words such as “May I” and “Please” have all the difference in the world in building a two-way street made out of respect. Adolescents have a high standard to meet when it comes to respecting their elders. As a child, we’re told it’s...

I’m sorry mental illness isn’t hot

Mary Mangual, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinions

There’s a spectrum of sexy and unpalatable sins. One can be weak and selfish and still be a little hot and tragic for it.

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Frugal girl’s guide to prom

Frugal girl’s guide to prom

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016


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So you think you can't spend under $400 to go to prom? Try $18. Ever since I was a kid, I saw movies romanticizing prom as the best night of your life, the night of your dreams, the night you'll never forget. Although this will be my first--and last--prom I'll attend, I see it as merely a formal event...

Happy belated return, veterans

Happy belated return, veterans

Raven Woodlief, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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Unlike everyone who had laid their life down in defense, or for the opposition of their country, the veterans coming home from Vietnam were welcomed with a cold shoulder and general disgust. Public support of the war left years before it reached its conclusion under Nixon, 37th president of the ...

Depression’s confession

Depression’s confession

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinions

I’ve told other people’s stories about what it’s like to have anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD and ADD. I’ve talked about how the stigmas around various mental illnesses should be disbanded. Now it’s my turn to tell my story. At times, I may find myself awake at 12 in the morning thinking ...

You must see racism to see past racism

Mary Mangual, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Where I grew up, in a Catholic community in Southern Ohio, it was easy to be the most progressive neo-hippie in the parish. All I had to do was say that I thought of all people as equal, even if they were of another race, religion, or socio-economic group. Until I moved to Georgia I hardly knew anyone...