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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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Obama Declassified: How to survive the 11th Grade IB diploma programme Year

Posted on October 3, 2014
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Written by Martha Yanders

So, everyone knows that eleventh grade is supposedly the hardest and most stressful year in your academic career. My own mother refers to it as “the money year.” Since it is such a difficult year, especially for diploma candidates,... Read more »

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Posted on October 2, 2014
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Written by Faith Greenfield

Just recently, by some crazy chance, I met a woman at a clinic very close to where I live. She’s a nurse there and what is crazy about our meeting is that she has Langerhans cell histiocytosis like I do! I met the rare one out of... Read more »

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Senior Class 2014

Posted on August 18, 2014
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Written by Yoka Naranjo-Rooney

This year’s senior class has been through a lot. In the past four years, we have attended three schools in two different buildings. We never started out united as a class, but in the last two years we have begun a maturing process.... Read more »

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Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Posted on June 18, 2014
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Written by Jonah Raether, Guest Writer, Obama Alumnus

With Futebol, Nothing Else Matters! Around the age of three, sometimes earlier sometimes later, kids all over the world are taught the basics of playing soccer, Futebol in Portuguese. In Pittsburgh and around the US, most kids learn... Read more »

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Running down a dream: Tyraea "Princess Raya" Gilliam shoots for rap stardom

Running down a dream: Tyraea “Princess Raya” Gilliam shoots for rap stardom

Posted on May 26, 2014
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Written by Rayshawn Edmundson, The Eagle Online Staff Reporter

Tyraea Gilliam, also known as Princess Raya, is an upcoming female rapper in our school, and has an ambition to become successful in the music industry.  She started her rap career by rapping in front of the fan, yes, the fan. She... Read more »

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Girls Scout group honored at Awards of Distinction Luncheon

Girls Scout group honored at Awards of Distinction Luncheon

Posted on May 23, 2014
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Written by Maureik Vickers, The Eagle Staff Reporter

It’s always nice to be treated to a luncheon, but Mrs. Walker Girls Scout ‘s recent trip to the Omni William Penn went beyond the usual  sit-down affair. After all, the group was one of the honored guests 2014 Awards of Distinction... Read more »

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