College Expenses On The Rise

Esther Choi, Writer
January 16, 2013

The outrageously high cost of going to college deflects students from wanting to pursue higher education. According to Scholarships.com, one of the top reasons why students do not go to college right after high school is because they cannot afford it. The average student attending a public college pays... Read more »

Yes we CAN!

Grade school students helping at Thurston County Food Bank

Abbey Daniels Brown, Reporter
December 3, 2012

When the holiday season drew near, the Olympia High School leadership class worked fiercely to gather cans for those in need through our annual food drive. Given two weeks to reach the school-wide goal of 75,000 cans, OHS teamed together with schools Nova Middle, Boston Harbor Elementary, Pioneer Elementary,... Read more »

SAT Scores: OHS vs. The Nation

James Colasurdo, Writer
November 20, 2012

In the year 2012, and for the last decade, Olympia High School has been known throughout the state and even across the nation as a superior school for education. Superior SAT scores amplify this further; one could point to a combination of factors that play into making this possible. With the highest... Read more »

A BEARZAAR Event

Sarah Blue
November 14, 2012

For 12 years OHS has been home to a super fundraising, Christmas shopping extravaganza. This Bearzaar contains 150 unique local vendors of crafts, art, lawn & garden decorations, and more. On the 17th, these vendors will take over the halls of Olympia High School, catering to the many interests of... Read more »

Importance of Community through FCCLA

Esther Choi, Writer
November 14, 2012

FCCLA is overshadowed by the famous clubs such as DECA and FBLA.  However, FFCLA is just as, if not, more important and beneficial for you in the long run. Olympia High School is always on the lookout for better the community. Some science classes at OHS require that students do community service such... Read more »

The Difficulty with School Schedules

Cody Seales, Writer
October 15, 2012

There is a lot of work that goes into the production of the class schedule, and many students blame the counselors for their schedule being messed up or disorganized. There are too many factors that go into the production of the schedule for it to only be the counselors fault. In fact, most of the time... Read more »

Kony 2012: Scam on Cam?

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Shalyn Carbonel
March 30, 2012

A viral web video believes that YOU can stop the death of and mutilation of hundreds of children far away.  Can you, a teenager in Olympia, WA, seriously stop a warlord? “The people of the world see each other and can protect each other.    It’s turning the system upside down and changing everything.” ... Read more »

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Well at a Time

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Elizabeth Fela
March 30, 2012

Senior Allie Clerget is running The Water Project at our school. The Water Project is a non-profit organization that, with our help, builds wells in the African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Sudan. The students and teachers in our school tend to be very generous, as clubs such... Read more »

Pink Slime: A Bio-Hazard in Your Lunch?

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Andrea Verschuyl
March 30, 2012

How would you feel if you opened your hamburger to find a large dollop of ammonia-treated, meaty goo settling like putrid mayonnaise on your sesame bun? Maybe this discovery was made after you took your first bite, surprised by the strange aftertaste on your tongue. Perhaps you only realized your delicious... Read more »

New Superintendant To Be Announced

Jonah Barrett
March 5, 2012

Due to the announced retirement of current superintendent Bill Lahmann, Olympia High School will soon be in need of a new qualified individual to take the now-opened title.  The choice is an important one, says Ryan Bentz, Director of Communications and Community Regulations: “The decisions of... Read more »

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