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Black Lives Matter Rally at the Board of Education

Black Lives Matter Rally at the Board of Education

Posted on May 21, 2015
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Written by Naomi Allen

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Black Lives Matter rally on Friday, May 15th. The rally was held in front of the Board of Education building in Oakland and began at 4:30 pm. There were about 100 students at the rally,... Read more »

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MCG Invitational 2015

MCG Invitational 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015
Posted in Arts, Arts/Entertainment, Student News, Student News, Top Stories

Written by Ivy Ryan, Senior Reporter

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has provided art classes to Pittsburgh Public school students for over 25 years. Recently MCG held their annual art exhibition, the MCG Invitational. This exhibition selects artwork from submitted... Read more »

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Maya Lapp's Bolivia Trip Photos

Maya Lapp’s Bolivia Trip Photos

Posted on May 19, 2015
Posted in International, Student News, Student News, Top Stories

Written by Eamon Sheehan, Editor

If you may recall Obama student Maya Lapp traveled to Bolivia for over a month. Linked here is a gallery of a selection of her trip photos: http://goo.gl/nakrEH  Read More →

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Advice from Students to Incoming Freshmen

Posted on May 19, 2015
Posted in Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry, Student News

Written by Freshmen students

I do wish in the beginning of my freshman year I had had the mindset I have now. I believe nothing is ever impossible if you really work hard to achieve what ever the goal is. I wish I were more focused and more determined, only thing... Read more »

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Freshman Offers Advice to New Students

Posted on May 13, 2015
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Written by Imani Smith

Dear Class of 2019, Attending Obama Academy seemed like a great opportunity for me. Meaning that since a plethora of schools got closed down I could not go to my home school, which was Langley. So then my home school became Brashear... Read more »

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9th Grade Trip to Carlow University with YMAP

9th Grade Trip to Carlow University with YMAP

Posted on May 10, 2015
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Written by Angel Antosz

Ms. McCafferty’s 9th graders got the chance to go to Carlow University with YMAP to present their projects. YMAP is a year-long program in which students can make a change in their school or community. Students get together with... Read more »

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Shout! The Mod Musical

Shout! The Mod Musical

Posted on May 9, 2015
Posted in Arts, Arts/Entertainment, Student News, Student News, Top Stories

Written by Kiotta Jones-Gary 

Obama is a school with many talented students and is very well known to many, but there is one time a year when our school shines notably brighter. If you haven’t seen any of Obama’s famous musical productions like Footloose... Read more »

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Paint the Bus

Paint the Bus

Posted on May 5, 2015
Posted in Arts/Entertainment, Student News

Written by Lucy Pearsall-Finch

“How would you like to help paint a bus?” Your first reaction is “seems fun!” but then you start to wonder why. A bunch of students from Ms. Coyne and Mr. Dunabeck’s art classes were asked to assist an artist paint her bus.... Read more »

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Bolivia, the Final Chapter

Posted on May 4, 2015
Posted in Student News

Written by Maya Lapp

I’M HOME!!!! Okay, wait a second. Before I go into how I miss Bolivia already- the language, the culture the fact that empanadas cost 30 cents, stepping in torta de vaca, breathing in fumes, being crushed into buses- I guess I’d... Read more »

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Opening Night at the Musical

Posted on April 26, 2015
Posted in Student News

Written by Keshya Jones

April 23, 2015 was the opening night of the musical SHOUT. I had to interview Jasmine Deakings because I was completely fascinated about how she was explaining how good the show would be. After all the months and weekends of practice,... Read more »

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