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Do not vote for Donald Trump. Please.

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Politics

On Tuesday, Georgia voters, along with voters from 11 other states, will go to their primary voting locations to cast their ballots on the most important day of the 2016 election cycle: Super Tuesday. With the most recent polls showing Donald Trump having the support of 40 percent of voters, I could...

When things don’t go as planned

When things don’t go as planned

Jessica Phillips, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Disappointment is defined as the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations. A non-fulfillment of a goal that one usually has spent endless amounts of time working toward, a non-fulfillment of something that one has given their all for. And not s...

Ten Tips for Tackling this Term

Ellie Chandler, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Do not drink after other people. Illnesses such as the flu, strep, and a common cold can be spread by easily prevented actions such as sharing drinks and consequently, germs. If school is overwhelming now, missing a few school days and needing to catch up will be even more difficult. Turn every...

Negative energy invading hallways

Marlon Golatt, Sports & Health Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Students at Ola High School are keeping administrators and resource officers busier than ever. There have been multiple incidents of students engaging in verbal confrontations in school hallways in classrooms. Student Resource Officer Deputy T. Benson said, "The number of physical hands- on fights is...

Showcase for talent

Showcase for talent

Emilie Castillo, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 30, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Opinions, Photo Gallery

On Tuesday, Nov. 17,  a small crowd of students, parents and teachers gathered to watch the talented musicians, poets, actresses and dancers of Ola. The choral department organized and hosted the event, and Chip Forehand was sound manager. The night started with Mackenzie Kelley, senior, singing “Shak...

High school dating: good or bad?

Josie Satterfield, Staff Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In a place where rumors spread like wildfire, there is no room for a proper healthy relationship. Everyone knows everything about your relationship and most will do anything to tear it apart. You can’t enjoy the other person’s company without worrying about the fact that your boyfriend just l...

A Voice Behind the Screen for Beyond it

A Voice Behind the Screen for Beyond it

Jessica Phillips, Business Manager
October 31, 2015
Filed under Opinions

"I am scared to see what your generation will become when you all are my age." A teacher lets slip one day while trying to control the class full of students before her. Her eyes widen with panic as she realizes what she has done. She cannot believe she has fallen to that level due to her frustra...

The wonders of the high school parking lot

The wonders of the high school parking lot

Raven Woodlief, Graphics Editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under Opinions

My car, Abbot, has recently found his new home in parking spot 187. Unfortunately for him, it’s a horrible place for a young vehicle to grow up in. The parking lot here at Ola is quite terrifying for the unsuspecting individual. When one decides to try and exit the parking lot at the end of the day they'...

Bathroom signs incite First Amendment debate

Bathroom signs incite First Amendment debate

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
August 31, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press. Freedom of religion. Freedom to peacefully assemble. Freedom to petition the government. These are all rights assured to Americans that are guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. However, the interpretation of these...

It’s Time: Your Life Is About To Officially Begin

It’s Time: Your Life Is About To Officially Begin

Jessica Phillips, Staff Writer
May 26, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Photo Gallery

You've been waiting for this day for as long as you can remember, right? You've spent hours daydreaming about the life beyond these four white walls that enclose us in these sullen classrooms. A life beyond sitting behind a desk and listening to someone ramble mindlessly about topics that you ...

Read Before You Speak

Madelyn Beacham, Features Article
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinions

When I was a kid, an all time popular and humorous game to play with big groups was that classic called, "Telephone," in which everyone sits in a circle and whispers whatever he or she heard from the person on their left, who whispered in their ear on the previous turn. Eventually the final person of...

Not Walking on May 29? Sorry. Not Sorry.

Jasmine Johnson, Staff Writer
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinions

As the 10:05 bell rang on May 21st releasing seniors from their final high school exam and signifying their last moments of high school, seniors flocked the parking lot, ready to enjoy the day. However, instead of all seniors feeling the joy of finishing their time at Ola High, others were hit with...