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The Good Ones

In a school where kids must go through security every day, security guards are constantly interacting with students. This year the Obama community was introduced to two new security guards: Officer Clay and Officer Irish.

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Scan on Entry?

Students have seen the new scanning machines just inside the school but may not use them or know what they are for. “Students are expected to scan-in in the morning,”

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Student Spotlight: Javon Laprade

A career in entertainment is one of the most desired in the 21st century. Everyone knows at least one person who is trying to “make it” through entertainment, whether it be making music and posting it on SoundCloud, making YouTube videos, or trying to go viral on TikTok.

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Obama Recap 2022

As we say goodbye to 2022, The Eagle Times looks back on all of the good things that happened here at Obama in the last year. From new administration to exciting new or expanding activities, 2022 was a great year for improvements at Obama

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Sports

Second Annual Pittsburgh Pirates Equipment Drive

The Pittsburgh Pirates are hosting a baseball equipment drive on January 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at PNC Park. Donors can come by the stadium any time (to the garage on Mazeroski Way) within this window, and with their donation they will receive a voucher for two free tickets to a Pirates game…

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Senior Raymar Coleman Named to Steelers All-Peer Team

As children, we are all told to strive to be leaders. “Be a good example,” teachers and mentors say, “Don’t always follow the pack.” High school is a make or break juncture for leaders. Some struggle in the high-pressure high school environment. Others hit the ground running, excelling in and out of the classroom. Raymar…

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Arts & Entertainment

A Hidden Gem of Formerly Hidden Artifacts

Did you know that across from Obama Academy are priceless ancient artifacts, dating back over 5,000 years? The Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology is in the basement of Pittsburgh’s Theological Seminary. The majority of their stunning artifacts have been recovered through digs throughout the past 100 years (only ending recently), and a few donated.…

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A Night to Remember

Homecoming is a chance to make amazing memories, and at Obama it’s a night to remember. This year the dance will be held on the Northside at the New Hazlett Theater. It will take place on October 29th, from 7pm to 11pm . 

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IB Arts Exhibitions

Outside the Auditorium before honors night on Thursday June 9, art made by 12th grade IB Art students was exhibited. The art was a wide variety, from classical portraits, to more contemporary pieces, to some painted internet memes.

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The Effects of Social Media on Teens

It is undeniable that all teenagers have come into contact with social media in some way. Though it is largely a technology of the twenty-first century, its popularity has transformed teenage life. This provides today’s adolescents with a unique perspective and set of tools; we are growing up in a completely different landscape than that…

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Editorials

Edulection

Pennsylvania recently had a very important midterm election day, and the Democratic party came out with major gains, with Democrats Josh Shapiro and John Fetterman winning the Governor and Senate races respectively.

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Importance of Grantwriting for Obama

Over the past two weeks, Obama has received three sizable grants to support the school. On September 21st, Purple Eagle held an event to celebrate a $25,000 donation from Dicks Sporting Goods. The next week, GENYOUth, the American Dairy Association, and Pittsburgh Steelers player Najee Harris’ Da’ Bigger Picture foundation donated a grab and go…

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