Conflict at the Kitchen

Conflict at the Kitchen

Written by Maya Lapp

The Conflict Kitchen is a small takeout restaurant originally opened as an art project from CMU. It serves only one meal at a time, picking the ethnicity of the food from a country that the United States is in conflict with. Every few months the Kitchen... Read more »

November 23, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News, Top Stories

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

Pitchers vs. Position Players: Who’s the Real MVP?

Written by John Horsley

If you’re a baseball fan, then you have debated this question before. Should pitchers be able to win the CY Young award and MVP in the same year? I don’t believe that pitchers should be able to win the MVP. The pitchers have their own award, The CY... Read more »

December 6, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry, Sports

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

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Written by Ben Foster

This past summer, Obama students took a ten-day trip to France and Spain. It was an incredible experience for the students involved, and the teachers in the World Language Department are already planning another trip. This next trip, during June 2016,... Read more »

November 30, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News, Top Stories

YAG – Through the Eyes of the Freshmen

Written by Gracie Smith and Keely Brady

As you all know, Youth and Government is a popular and well-loved club here at Obama.   It’s a program designed to educate and give students the opportunity to learn and model our nation’s system of government.  Last Saturday, club members... Read more »

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

A Potluck and Conversation over the Conflict Kitchen

A Potluck and Conversation over the Conflict Kitchen

Written by Maya Lapp

The Conflict Kitchen has been subject to angry dissent over their newest choice of food to serve- Palestinian. By way of criticism and death threats, the Conflict Kitchen has been through a lot this November, but there has also been a huge show of support... Read more »

November 23, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry, Student News

Dress Codes: Do they really help?

Written by Angel Antosz

How do you feel if someone doesn’t follow the school dress code? I would feel like certain people only have to follow the dress code. Teachers tell students who have their pants sagging to pull them up. Most don’t do what they’re told. How would... Read more »

December 18, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Pitchers vs. Position Players: Who’s the Real MVP?

Written by John Horsley

If you’re a baseball fan, then you have debated this question before. Should pitchers be able to win the CY Young award and MVP in the same year? I don’t believe that pitchers should be able to win the MVP. The pitchers have their own award, The CY... Read more »

December 6, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry, Sports

Greek Life: Good or Bad?

Written by Hazel Rouse

College is full of decisions, from class choices to parties versus studying. Young adults are forced to make many decisions that will greatly impact their future. One of those decisions is to join a fraternity or sorority. These Greek organizations often... Read more »

December 3, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Dress Codes: Do they really help?

Written by Angel Antosz

How do you feel if someone doesn’t follow the school dress code? I would feel like certain people only have to follow the dress code. Teachers tell students who have their pants sagging to pull them up. Most don’t do what they’re told. How would... Read more »

December 18, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry