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

Can Ukraine cut its ties with Russia? Are we on the brink of another war?

Can Ukraine cut its ties with Russia? Are we on the brink of another war?

Written by Nelly Kowalewski, Obama Eagle Staff Reporter

The protests against president Yanukovich were very well timed with the Winter Olympic Games taking place in Sochi, a stone throw from Ukraine,  and with the president of Russia mingling with the Sochi sport fans. Ukrainian protestors seized the moment... 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

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

Close QRT: Quelling Resource Time?

Written by Maya Lapp, Obama Eagle Staff Senior Writer

This semester a new policy has been inducted into students’ schedules- a highly unpopular change by student standards, although much more understood by the Obama staff. Due to clusters of students parading the halls during QRT, the high school teachers... Read more »

March 19, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Battle of the Books

Written by Tayde McDonald, Obama Eagle Staff Editor

I hope you all remember Elizabeth Uptegraff, the first school librarian of Obama Academy integrated into Peabody’s building. Without her, it’s likely that our two Battle of the Books groups would never have happened. Last May, Ms. Uptegraff gave me... Read more »

March 11, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

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

Poem: Black History

Written by Emoni Jones, For the Eagle Online

It’s not just a celebration of a people overcoming their struggles Not just a culture, but an era of change We don’t just celebrate this month for its effectiveness to innovate We celebrate not just for their endless fight for our rights We celebrate... Read more »

February 20, 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