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Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Posted on November 30, 2014
Posted in Student News, Top Stories

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,... Read more »

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YAG – Through the Eyes of the Freshmen

Posted on November 30, 2014
Posted in Student News

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... Read more »

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A Potluck and Conversation over the Conflict Kitchen

A Potluck and Conversation over the Conflict Kitchen

Posted on November 23, 2014
Posted in Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry, Student News

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... Read more »

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Mrs. Murray

Mrs. Murray

Posted on November 9, 2014
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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
Posted in Student News

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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