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We will be heard, we will be seen

Emily Rutledge, Editor in Chief
May 21, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Seniors, the day has come. When the bell rings today, we will walk out of these doors never to walk back in and sit down for a class period of instruction. Sure we will come back in for the breakfast, the walk through, graduation, and visiting our favorite teachers. But never again will we sit i...

Once a Mustang, Always a Mustang

Megan Fowler, Staff Writer
May 21, 2015
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Four years. 1,460 days, total. It seems like such a very, very long time. Let me tell you, though, it sure does fly by. Freshman year was harder for me than it was for most. I had just moved from Kentucky and knew no one, so it took a little while before I was really comfortable. It was mostly just...

Ola’s Impact on Being a New Kid

Ashlynn Lindsey, Layout Design Manager
May 12, 2015
Filed under Opinions

When I began school in August, I knew no one. Coming to Ola terrified me. Beginning high school in general is already a difficult transition, but not knowing anyone is  much harder. In middle school I became kind of quiet. I guess it started around 7th grade. I don’t really know what triggered...

Les Misérables was not so miserable

Les Misérables was not so miserable

Taylor Watkins, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015
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Surprised. This is the first word that came to mind after watching Ola's production of "Les Misérables" at the Henry County Performing Arts Center on Friday night. Actually, the word "surprised" covers a lot about this production. When they announced that "Les Misérables" was the choice for this...

Vegetarianism Does Wonders

Vegetarianism Does Wonders

Salina Patel, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015
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There are two types of people in this world: people that will change themselves because they see prosperity in another lifestyle and people that will remain the same way because it feels good. Some will make educated and informed decisions that will benefit them in the long run whereas others...

Wait, what do we do?

Wait, what do we do?

Megan Fowler, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Newtown. Columbine. Virginia Tech. These three are just a few of the most popular school shootings in the United States. Just hearing the name of the deadly events can spark fear and disgust in a person's heart. In early March, Ola High held a lockdown drill to allow students and faculty to practice...

Dresses and Tuxes and Limos, Oh My!

Dresses and Tuxes and Limos, Oh My!

Megan Fowler, Staff Writer
March 11, 2015
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It's March. For most, this only means the beginning of spring and another long month in the school year. For others, there's only one thing on their minds: prom. Sitting in class, I listen to people talk about prom all the time. Dress shopping and group planning has taken over the juniors and seniors...

Hail to the Bus Drivers

Jessica Phillips, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
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Disrespectful. I've sat in front of this computer staring at the blinking cursor trying to figure out how to begin this opinion piece. Despite my efforts of writing a narrative introduction to convey my thoughts, I felt as if this single word was all it really should take. Disrespectful. Google...

Valuing the Arts

Jasmine Johnson, Quality Control Manager
February 3, 2015
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In the state of Georgia, a minimum of 23 credits from required courses must be earned before graduating. Three of these credits must be from CTAE, foreign language, or fine arts classes. However, it is not a requirement to have fine arts classes to graduate. These classes should be a requirement...

Fighting is Foolish

Sav Simpson, Staff Writer
January 16, 2015
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When I envision a fight, I picture two people arguing and injuring each other over an irrelevant and preventable topic. Fights are considered the action of taking part in a violent struggle, involving the exchange of physical hits or hurtful words that can impact a person more than you can think. Fights...

Why Upper Classmen Hate Under Classmen

Jeff Pope, Staff Writer
January 16, 2015
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Coming into high school, the new freshmen have to understand the reasoning for the amount of respect given to them by upper classmen. Immaturity and annoyance are some of the main reasons why upper class men do not like under classmen. The first week of school, freshmen come in thinking they are hot...

Why Your Vote May Not Matter

Megan Fowler, Staff Writer
January 16, 2015
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From our early school days, we’ve known that when we turn 18, we will have the right to vote. Voting is an integral part of what makes America what it is--- a country that values the input of its citizens. We elect officials based on their aspirations for our country. Bryan Lee, senior, stated,...