Boko Haram Tragedies Continue to Escalate: #BringBackOurChildhood

Boko Haram Tragedies Continue to Escalate: #BringBackOurChildhood

Written by Bryn Young

Why Should We Care About Boko Haram?              Many children get kidnapped, raped, and killed every day  by the terror group known as Boko Haram. Women and men of all ages are also victimized by this relentlessly brutal group. Over the... Read more »

April 19, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Earth Day

Earth Day

Written by Lucy Pearsall-Finch

America is a country that enjoys the holidays. There are so many holidays celebrated through the year. Spring has many seasonal holidays such as Easter, April Fools, Mother’s Day,Father’s Day, Passover and Earth Day. Earth Day is a fairly new holiday.... Read more »

April 14, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

What Should We Know About ISIS?

What Should We Know About ISIS?

Written by Bryn Young

What Do We Think We Know About ISIS?              ISIS. A name that should ring familiar in the heads of thousands of citizens. Seeing as the group of terrorists is one of the most commonly talked about topics in the world, who would not know... Read more »

April 9, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Boys' Ultimate Frisbee!

Boys’ Ultimate Frisbee!

Written by Levi Brown, Reporter

One of the three Obama Ultimate Frisbee team captains Sebastian (Archer) Tomasits was interviewed about what it is like playing Ultimate Frisbee. He wants students to know that it is “not too late to join the team” as he is looking for people to be... Read more »

March 7, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Freshman Insight into the Lady Eagles

Written by Essence Davis

This year 2015 Shy’Ann Jefferies along with her fellow teammates of Barack Obama Academy Girls Basketball team won the Pittsburgh Public Schools City Championship against Allderdice. Shy’Ann has been to the City Championship multiple times in middle... Read more »

March 2, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports, Student News

Student Athlete, Lenell Ptomey

Student Athlete, Lenell Ptomey

Written by Imani Smith

Just like most athletes, Lenell Ptomey is dedicated to becoming more skilled in a sport. During the question and answer interview I had with him, which was over the telephone, he made it clear that basketball is an important part of his life. Lenell is... Read more »

February 28, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports, Student News

Bolivia, Week Five

Written by Maya Lapp

A few very different runs. Run number one: We turn right as we exit the gate and start down the road. I’ve only been here a few weeks, and I’m already tired of running the same road over, and over again. Flat all around. The road seems to stretch... Read more »

April 19, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Bolivia, Week Four

Written by Maya Lapp

Meet crew NPH. The only real one I want you to know is Elina, princess girl who somehow found herself in the middle of Nowhere, Bolivia. (I mean that literally. She bought a princess cup to keep while she’s working at NPH, and woe onto whoever dares... Read more »

April 15, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Bolivia, Week three: Los Divinos

Written by Maya Lapp

The Divinos are ADORABLE! The Divinos are the kids of the youngest Casa of orphans. We speak one evening with them, just entertaining them and helping with dinner. I can imagine they’d get on your nerves after a few hours, but Bolivian kids are above... Read more »

April 9, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Beam

Beam

Written by Hannah Torell, Reporter

When I walk down the street, listening to the best music, I dance. I smile. I beam, more like. And people look at me like I’m incredibly insane. For what? For showing genuine emotion outside of my house? People are afraid to have fun. Either that,... Read more »

March 28, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Willow’s Way: Part 2

Written by Tayde McDonald, Creative Writer

There once was a weeping widow. She remained in a tiny cottage surrounded by a field of trees, where she cried all day long. No matter the day, season, or year, the widow always seemed to be sobbing about something. One day she grabbed one of her dozens... Read more »

March 28, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Tick Tock

Written by Anonymous, Poet

Tick-tock goes the hands on the clock Time is running out I feel my life, my soul, leaving my body Look at what you’ve done to me Look at what you made me do You never loved me Never appreciated My sacrifices I left my friends My home My job And... Read more »

March 23, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Bolivia, Week Five

Written by Maya Lapp

A few very different runs. Run number one: We turn right as we exit the gate and start down the road. I’ve only been here a few weeks, and I’m already tired of running the same road over, and over again. Flat all around. The road seems to stretch... Read more »

April 19, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News