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Mrs. Murray

Mrs. Murray

Posted on November 9, 2014
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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... Read more »

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A Life Changing Story to Be Heard

A Life Changing Story to Be Heard

Posted on November 4, 2014
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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... Read more »

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Diversity at Obama Through Cultural Exchange

Diversity at Obama Through Cultural Exchange

Posted on October 30, 2014
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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... Read more »

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Homecoming

Posted on October 29, 2014
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Written by Reed Rankin

My first experience with homecoming was different than you may expect. For me homecoming was a time when my family members returned to a church in Covington, Georgia the 4th Sunday in August every year. Even though most of my family... Read more »

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A Look inside the Ballet World

A Look inside the Ballet World

Posted on October 29, 2014
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Written by Elsie Murrell

I step into the studio every day and I am forced to watch every movement of my flaws. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is my home and my love, but it is also my enemy. If you look deep inside the ballet world, you’ll find that the problems... Read more »

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Obama Academy's Latino Night

Obama Academy’s Latino Night

Posted on October 24, 2014
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Written by TJ Jackson

Latino Night was a wonderful night full of Spanish food, Spanish music, and Spanish performances, all of which left a satisfying and unique taste in your mouth and would give you memories for a life time. Latino night was a night... Read more »

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Student Spotlight: Colmar Hilbrig

Student Spotlight: Colmar Hilbrig

Posted on October 20, 2014
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Written by Ben Foster

Spending a year away from home in a country hundreds of miles away from home is a major commitment. However, this is a trip that has been very nice for junior Colmar Hilbrig. Colmar is a foreign-exchange student from Bayreuth, Germany,... Read more »

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Upperclassmen Visit Slippery Rock

Posted on October 11, 2014
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Written by Maya Lapp

The Juniors and Seniors at Obama Academy had the opportunity to visit Slippery Rock University this past week. It is the first in a series of excursions available to the upperclassmen over the course of this year. They toured the campus,... Read more »

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Pakistani Student Joins Obama Family

Pakistani Student Joins Obama Family

Posted on October 7, 2014
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Written by Sead Niksic

Farooq Ahmed, son of Shambay, is attending the Barack Obama Academy of International studies for the upcoming school year as an exchange student. Farooq, from Balochistan-the largest providence in Pakistan- is 15, and currently studying... Read more »

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Afterschool Annoyances

Posted on October 3, 2014
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Written by Martha Yanders

There has been an outcry of complaints for many inconveniences towards the afterschool bus system and many of them have been ongoing for years. One does not have to look far to see the discrepancy between the middle and high school... Read more »

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