Better Buses?

Written by Lucy Newman

We all know what it feels like to wait for a bus for forever. “Sometimes I wait an hour for a bus, and then three come at once,” reports Avi Rudich, a junior at Obama Academy. “It is so annoying, especially on the cold days,” adds senior Myiah... Read more »

November 13, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

The First Free Vote

Written by Ian Thomas

Ever since the 2011 revolt against the dictator-run government in Tunisia, things have been constantly changing around in the country. Ideas have been thrown around, rulers overthrown, and the freedom of Tunisia was established. The revolt unseated President... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Living Juicy Organic Raw Cafe

Written by Nia Sankofa

On June 23rd, 2014 Sidney Rawlings, Kelly Protho, and Ella Rawlings-Young opened an Organic Raw Café, Living Juicy Organic Raw Café. A few weeks ago these business owners found out that they were the very first African American business owners in Shadyside,... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Kicking It Off

Kicking It Off

Written by Rashaan Mason

Are you pumped for the World Cup? I know what you’re thinking, that already happened and the Germans won, right? Wrong. I am talking specifically about the Women’s World Cup taking place in Canada next summer 2015. Huh? Didn’t know about this huge... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Royals Look for Royalty

Royals Look for Royalty

Written by John Horsley

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs in 29 years, let alone the World Series. This year’s Cinderella team in Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals, finally broke the longest streak of consecutive years without making the playoffs... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Simple Soccer Sportsmanship: Don’t Score Sixteen

Written by Maya Lapp

I love to win, but I play on the Obama girls’ soccer team, and so far our best outcome has been a tie. However, our team has more fun than any other group on the field. There is not a single team that enjoys themselves more than we do. All the same,... Read more »

October 11, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Mrs. Murray

Mrs. Murray

Written by Kayla Bush Johnson

A graduate from The University of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Murray is a very heart-filled, wonderful woman who loves to be around kids. At the age of 33, she has four daughters and has been married for 10 years.  She has been in education for 10 years; however,... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

A Life Changing Story to Be Heard

A Life Changing Story to Be Heard

Written by Kayla Bush Johnson

“Every day I crawl into my wheel chair, I am reminded of what I did. That wheel chair is jail to me,” said Mr. Pail. Everyone may have a story to tell, however, Mr. Pail’s story is a heartfelt story. Mr. Pail is not your typical ordinary social... Read more »

November 4, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Diversity at Obama Through Cultural Exchange

Diversity at Obama Through Cultural Exchange

Written by Martinea Goss

One of Obama Academy’s main priorities is to maintain a school of diversity. We fulfill this priority by accepting children of all ethnicities, cultures, genders, and religions. We even take exchange students and allow them to receive an education here... Read more »

October 30, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Written by Maya Lapp

There are millions upon millions of books in this world, in hundreds of different languages, each placed under a carefully organized genre. Everyone, even people who don’t enjoy reading, have a few genres they like best, but what happens when a new... Read more »

November 13, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Arts/Entertainment, Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

New and Soon to be Released Movies

Written by Zoe Moran

Everybody loves movies right? But which movie gets paid the most? Movies make tons of money in the box office, more than a lot of people know. This year the Guardians of The Galaxy made $328.8 million, it was the highest film of 2014 but people say when... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

The World's Most Powerful Muscle Car

The World’s Most Powerful Muscle Car

Written by Mekhi Grimes

Who has the world’s most powerful muscle car? Well, it’s not Chevy and it’s not Ford. Surprisingly enough, the Chrysler Group has introduced the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This new muscle owns the title for World’s Most Powerful Muscle... Read more »

November 9, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Written by Maya Lapp

There are millions upon millions of books in this world, in hundreds of different languages, each placed under a carefully organized genre. Everyone, even people who don’t enjoy reading, have a few genres they like best, but what happens when a new... Read more »

November 13, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Arts/Entertainment, Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry