PA Governor debate at Obama debates education policy

Written by Maya Lapp, For the Eagle Online

On Tuesday April 8, 2014 Obama Academy hosted a debate for the Democratic Candidates of Pennsylvania’s upcoming governor election which focused on public educations. This a major issue that has arisen through the Pittsburgh Public Schools and across... Read more »

April 23, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under News

Genocide looms in the Central African Republic

Genocide looms in the Central African Republic

Written by Emoni Jones, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

The UN Chief’s special adviser on genocide prevention has warned of a “high rick of crimes against humanity and of genocide” in the Central African Republic. Adama Dieng and other UN officials briefed the Security Council on Wednesday, January 14,... Read more »

March 19, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under News

Educational Reform

Educational Reform

Written by Olivia Perfetti, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

Open up a new tab on your internet browser, because there is a video that you need to watch right now. It’s a TED talk, and the speaker is Ken Robinson. Sir Kenneth Robinson is an author and speaker from the United Kingdom. His books and speeches... Read more »

March 19, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Yoka Rooney qualifying for state meet in swimming

Yoka Rooney qualifying for state meet in swimming

Written by Lucy Newman, Obama Eagle Senior Reporter

Yoka Rooney competed in the PIAA state qualifying meet for swimming, qualifying in both the 50 free and the 100 breast. This year he set two school records in individual races, and was in a relay that set another. He beat the previous best time for a... Read more »

March 8, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Just short again: Undefeated season ends at the championship game. Boys lose to 'Dice, 55-54

Just short again: Undefeated season ends at the championship game. Boys lose to ‘Dice, 55-54

Written by Passion Peoples, The Eagle Staff Reporter

The Obama Eagles took on the Allderdice Dragons at Obama for the 2014 City League Championship. This was the biggest game of the season and it was certainly something you didn’t want to miss. Unfortunately the undefeated Eagles lost their first and... Read more »

February 24, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Sports

Sign up for girls Ultimate Frisbee team!

Sign up for girls Ultimate Frisbee team!

Written by Olivia Perfetti, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

Looking for something exciting to do this Spring? Then you should join the high school girls Ultimate Frisbee team! No experience is necessary to join. The only requirement is to have fun! We have several afterschool games and practices a week. If you’re... Read more »

February 24, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

The Importance of the IB Program

Written by Martha Yanders, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

Students who go to IB schools may know that the IB program is an international program that was established in 1968 that created a challenging and in-depth curriculum that focuses on six main areas to create a well-rounded and global individual. Recently,... Read more »

April 22, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

The Day of Silence is heard at Obama

The Day of Silence is heard at Obama

Written by Lucy Newman, The Eagle Senior Writer

For the first time in as long as anyone at Obama can remember, the halls rung silent today. Due to the national Day of Silence, many Obama students had taken a pledge to give up speaking for the day. At the national level, the Day of Silence is organized... Read more »

April 16, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Student News

Night of the Living Dead came to Obama

Night of the Living Dead came to Obama

Written by Molly Newell, The Eagle Managing Editor

On Wednesday March 26, 2014, the Obama Academy film class had a guest speaker. Russell Streiner – who played Johnny in Night of the Living Dead and is well known for his line, “They’re coming to get you Barbara!” – came in to talk to the students... Read more »

April 3, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Student News

Honey Boo Boo needs to go go

Honey Boo Boo needs to go go

Written by Levi Brown, The Eagle Staff Columnist

As an avid television watcher, I know most shows that air on different networks, but one reality show on one very special channel has caught my attention, and that show is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. As we all know, TLC is a channel that airs reality shows.... Read more »

April 22, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Battlefield takes the lead with an edge over Ghosts

Battlefield takes the lead with an edge over Ghosts

Written by Levi Brown, The Eagle Staff Columnist

The year 2013 marked yet another chapter in the Battlefield and Call of Duty (CoD) rivalry. Electronic Arts (EA) saw the release of Activision’s CoD: Ghosts, while Activision saw the release of EA’s Battlefield 4. The battle of best shooter has been... Read more »

February 22, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

The Demon King is next big read

The Demon King is next big read

Written by Jahlia Finney, The Eagle Staff Columnist

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima was a book that I honestly would have never picked up at the bookstore had it not been for the book club choosing it. The cover is ridiculously simple. It depicts an antiquated amulet with an ominous background.... Read more »

February 22, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Workshop stresses "giving back"

Workshop stresses “giving back”

Written by Brandon McClung, The Eagle Online Video Editor

“It is important, no matter what you do in life, to give back.” This seemed to be the common theme in the sessions in a recent workshop held here at Obama by the Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority. Obama hosted a workshop where one of the keynote speakers... Read more »

January 6, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Middle School News/Sports