Ebola is still an issue

Ebola is still an issue

Written by Martha Yanders, Co-executive Editor and Senior Reporter

When the New Year rolled in along with the holiday festivities, the Ebola frenzy began to wane. The public had somewhat of a distraction from urgent domestic/International terrors. However, as the alarm of Ebola began to dissipate, so did the urgency... Read more »

March 19, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Health, International, News, Top Stories

Food Revolution is doing what they do best: Feeding and Educating!

Food Revolution is doing what they do best: Feeding and Educating!

Written by Rhonna Ly, Reporter

         Pittsburgh’s Food Revolution has evolved greatly since their start in 2012. They have done numerous projects including the annual Food Revolution day and spreading awareness of how healthy, real food is out there. Now Food Revolution takes... Read more »

February 24, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under News, People, Student News, Top Stories

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

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

Senior Profile: Chaliese Jeter

Senior Profile: Chaliese Jeter

Written by Mekhi Grimes, Reporter

Chaliese Jeter is a senior here at Obama and has big dreams after high school. She joined the National Guard in March of 2014. She chose the military as her road to a college education. For one important reason, she does not want to be paying off student... Read more »

March 28, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Written by Hannah Torell, Reporter

Looking at Alex Pelletier you’d probably believe he’s just some typical, internet-enthralled, food-loving High School student, like many of us. But Alex is transgender. By definition, this is denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity... Read more »

March 23, 2015 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News, Top Stories

Bolivia Week Two

Bolivia Week Two

Written by Maya Lapp

  After a few lazy days in Santa Cruz, we headed out to the medical clinic near Portachuello. The roads of Bolivia. What a topic of conversation! I suppose to be fair I must mention that we spent a spoiled first week on 75% paved roads. No such luck... Read more »

March 22, 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

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