Worldwide excitement builds over World Cup's start-up

Worldwide excitement builds over World Cup’s start-up

Written by Theo Papazekos, for The Eagle Online

On June 12, the most watched tournament in the world will begin in Brazil.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious tournament and the most sought after trophy in the world.  As the most global sport, the World Cup combines soccer, national... Read more »

June 1, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under News

Two Obama students win Amelia Earheart Awards

Two Obama students win Amelia Earheart Awards

Written by Allie Rose, The Eagle Online Staff Reporter

Let’s face it, many of Obama’s best students go unrecognized. Sure, we hear about the sports teams, the musical cast winning various awards and the big name choices for colleges, but we often don’t hear about kids who consistently work... Read more »

May 20, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Food Revolution Day is another memorable event

Food Revolution Day is another memorable event

Written by Rahsheena Jordan, The Eagle Online Reporter

“Got my Chef Boyardee on,” said junior Arthur King, when he was asked about Food Revolution Day. The truth was that for Arthur and all of the participant of the 2nd Annual event, nothing could be further from the idea of run-of-the-mill items... Read more »

May 20, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under News

Softball team perseveres in season of few games and lots of rain

Softball team perseveres in season of few games and lots of rain

Written by Passion Peoples, The Eagle Online Staff Writer

The girls softball team is a group of hard-working, dedicated and risk-taking young women. Thanks to the addition of a few new players, the team has had a better season than in previous years, but with a record of just 2-1 in a time when most suburban... Read more »

May 17, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Sports

Obama middle school wrestlers dominate

Obama middle school wrestlers dominate

Congratulations go out to Damon Macklin, Michael ‘Dino’ Tomlin and Mason Tomlin (pictured)  for their gold medal finishes at the City Middle School Wrestling Championships this past weekend.  Read More →

May 12, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Sports

Akrie explains the baseball situation

Akrie explains the baseball situation

Written by Rashawn Edmundson, For the Eagle Online

“Our season has been okay”. Mellow words from junior baseball player for the Obama Eagles Joel Akrie describe the season so far. The team has a record of 2-3. Although that record does not sound good on paper, it is because of the new WPIAL competition... Read more »

May 5, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Sports

Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Written by Jonah Raether, Guest Writer, Obama Alumnus

With Futebol, Nothing Else Matters! Around the age of three, sometimes earlier sometimes later, kids all over the world are taught the basics of playing soccer, Futebol in Portuguese. In Pittsburgh and around the US, most kids learn in youth organizations... Read more »

June 18, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News

Running down a dream: Tyraea "Princess Raya" Gilliam shoots for rap stardom

Running down a dream: Tyraea “Princess Raya” Gilliam shoots for rap stardom

Written by Rayshawn Edmundson, The Eagle Online Staff Reporter

Tyraea Gilliam, also known as Princess Raya, is an upcoming female rapper in our school, and has an ambition to become successful in the music industry.  She started her rap career by rapping in front of the fan, yes, the fan. She stayed cool while practicing... Read more »

May 26, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Student News

Girls Scout group honored at Awards of Distinction Luncheon

Girls Scout group honored at Awards of Distinction Luncheon

Written by Maureik Vickers, The Eagle Staff Reporter

It’s always nice to be treated to a luncheon, but Mrs. Walker Girls Scout ‘s recent trip to the Omni William Penn went beyond the usual  sit-down affair. After all, the group was one of the honored guests 2014 Awards of Distinction Luncheon.The girls... Read more »

May 23, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Student News

Is it time to retire the "n word?"

Is it time to retire the “n word?”

Written by Sabrina Jones, The Eagle Staff Reporter

The word “Nigger” originated from the French (negre) and Spanish language (negro) meaning black.  In the United States, “nigger” was first regarded as pejorative in the early 19th century. Some people feel that it is a culture thing,... Read more »

May 23, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

In the spirit of Food Revolution, some recipes that will give you a healthy snack

In the spirit of Food Revolution, some recipes that will give you a healthy snack

Written by Becca Tsapis Mosse and Maya Lapp for The Eagle Online

Many people live on snacks. Humans were originally supposed to be grazing creatures, before we settled down into a three (or often four) meal system, so snacks in between meals are habitual. The problem is that the snacks we sometimes choose aren’t... Read more »

May 21, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Sterling should get Clipped

Written by Michael Wimer, For the Eagle Online

This past week the NBA world was rocked by the comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was accused of making. In an audio clip obtained by TMZ a voice reported to be that of Sterling said, “And I’m just saying that it’s too... Read more »

May 5, 2014 • 0 comments • Filed Under Creative Writing, Opinion and Poetry

Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Obama Alumni Travel to World Cup

Written by Jonah Raether, Guest Writer, Obama Alumnus

With Futebol, Nothing Else Matters! Around the age of three, sometimes earlier sometimes later, kids all over the world are taught the basics of playing soccer, Futebol in Portuguese. In Pittsburgh and around the US, most kids learn in youth organizations... Read more »

June 18, 2014 • Comments Off • Filed Under Student News