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Senior Profile: Chaliese Jeter

Senior Profile: Chaliese Jeter

Posted on March 28, 2015
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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... Read more »

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Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Posted on March 23, 2015
Posted in Student News, Top Stories

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... Read more »

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Bolivia Week Two

Bolivia Week Two

Posted on March 22, 2015
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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... Read more »

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Obama's 2015 Battle of the Books Fun

Obama’s 2015 Battle of the Books Fun

Posted on March 20, 2015
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Written by Sidony Ridge, Senior Reporter and Editor

In the previous week, a number of Obama’s students had participated in a fun battle of literary knowledge through trivia and teamwork, against other schools.  This competition is known as Battle of the Books, which took place at... Read more »

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Seniors' Last Ski Club Trip

Seniors’ Last Ski Club Trip

Posted on March 20, 2015
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Written by Olivia Perfetti, Reporter

You may have seen signs posted around school advertising Obama Academy’s long-delayed ski trip. Although the ski club usually goes on four trips throughout the winter, this year the number was cut down to two owing to a lack... Read more »

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Food Revolution's take on St. Patty's Day

Food Revolution’s take on St. Patty’s Day

Posted on March 19, 2015
Posted in Health, Student News

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

What is a better way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day other than to make traditional Irish dishes? The Obama Food Revolution cooking club made some traditional hearty meals this Tuesday for a wonderful international cooking experience.... Read more »

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One of Obama’s Treasured Teachers: Mr. Kocur

Posted on March 15, 2015
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Written by Kayla Bush Johnson, Reporter

Mr. Kocur worked for a length of 29 years. Wow! That’s a long time! He worked at Knoxville for a total of 18 years, Carrick for 5 years, and Obama for 6 years. That is why Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy of International Studies... Read more »

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"Radio Raheem" from Do the Right Thing

“Radio Raheem” from Do the Right Thing

Posted on March 9, 2015
Posted in Arts/Entertainment, Student News

Written by Martinea Goss, Reporter

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking with the legendary Mr. Bill Nunn. Many of you may know him as “Radio Raheem” from the Oscar nominated film Do the Right Thing. I discussed so many things with Mr. Nunn, from his... Read more »

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Freshmen Team Breathes Life into African American History Bowl

Freshmen Team Breathes Life into African American History Bowl

Posted on March 2, 2015
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Written by Lucy Pearsall-Finch

It is the final round for the African American History Bowl. There are only two teams seated in the middle of the cafeteria with all eyes on them. There are six people seated around the table: two teams of two, the moderator, and the... Read more »

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Freshman Insight into the Lady Eagles

Posted on March 2, 2015
Posted in Sports, Student News

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... Read more »

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