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Student Athlete, Lenell Ptomey

Student Athlete, Lenell Ptomey

Posted on February 28, 2015
Posted in Sports, Student News

Written by Imani Smith

Just like most athletes, Lenell Ptomey is dedicated to becoming more skilled in a sport. During the question and answer interview I had with him, which was over the telephone, he made it clear that basketball is an important part of... Read more »

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Volunteering in Bolivia

Volunteering in Bolivia

Posted on February 28, 2015
Posted in Student News

Written by Maya Lapp

Bolivia, here I come! My sister, Zena, graduated from college last spring, and is spending this year volunteering at an orphanage in Bolivia. The organization she is working for is called Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), which means... Read more »

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Rahsheena Points to Benefits of Military Service

Posted on February 27, 2015
Posted in Student News

Written by Mekhi Grimes

Ms. Rahsheena Jordan has joined the National Guard since the beginning of March of last year. She plans on attending IUP, Edinburgh University, or CALU. She plans on majoring in high school English to become a teacher. She was inspired... Read more »

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2015 Mardi Gras at Obama

2015 Mardi Gras at Obama

Posted on February 25, 2015
Posted in Student News, Top Stories

Written by Donald Lewis, Reporter

It was a wonderful time at the Mardi Gras A.K.A. Fat Tuesday celebration this year. Students and families from many different schools and many different ages showed up to celebrate with us. At the door there were many tables; two of... Read more »

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IB word of the week: Open-Minded

IB word of the week: Open-Minded

Posted on February 25, 2015
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Written by Ahsaan Patterson, Reporter

The definition of open-minded to me is being willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced.  I consider my general manager at my job at Wendy’s to be an open-minded person.  I started working there two years ago.  For the past few... Read more »

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Key Club Serves Breakfast

Key Club Serves Breakfast

Posted on February 22, 2015
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Key Club is one of the many amazing things Obama Academy is doing to give back to the community. One of the routinely popular events that 11th grade teacher Ms. Papale organizes is a monthly activity to serve breakfast to the East... Read more »

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PPT’s Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition

PPT’s Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition

Posted on February 20, 2015
Posted in Student News

Written by Maya Lapp

Pittsburgh Public Theater has reached its 21st year of the annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Competition. Growing from the seventy-five contestants at its inception, this competition now hosts over 1,000 participants, all vying... Read more »

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Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica in 2016

Posted on November 30, 2014
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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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