Kick Off the Holidays Olympia Style

Gabi Capestany, Staff Writer
December 4, 2013

That time of year for celebration and cheer has arrived at everyone’s doorsteps once again. After a full run through the calendar year, the world has yet again landed at the holiday season. Believe it or not, Olympia has an array of holiday events for everyone to attend and enjoy. For most Olympia... Read more »

Oh Where Has My Tomato Soup Gone?

Elena Neal, Staff Writer
November 21, 2013

Every year at this time the whole of Olympia High School comes together to raise money and cans for the Canned Food Drive. However, as it turns out, many students have no idea what’s actually going on. Students have next to no information about how the whole operation works. “On a scale of one to... Read more »

Parking Problems

Gabi Capestany, Staff Writer
November 20, 2013

Junior Ayden Young is all too familiar with the headaches caused in the school parking lot. “Someone hit my car, I witnessed it, my brother saw it, they put a dent in my car. They denied everything then we started the insurance process. Now they’re graduated and I’m left with a dent in my car... Read more »

How Long Until Winter Break?

Sarah Blue, Editor In-Chief
October 3, 2013

Whether you strive to be alert and prepared each morning when that first bell rings or you cringe at the thought, everyone at Olympia High School must face the dreaded transition back into school life. In a few weeks, once those early mornings and late nights become routine, some students will discover... Read more »

OHS Community Survives Tough Year

Emma Mahr, Editor
May 28, 2013

Over the years, OHS has faced many personal tragadies, but this year has been especially tough. “We’re a class that has survived a lot,” Senior Sarah Jodway stated. “Some schools have one event that brings them together; we’ve had at least two this year alone.” In the winter, news rocked... Read more »

No More Gatsby For English?

James Colasurdo, Writer
April 12, 2013

With a national movement that almost every state in the country is adopting, Olympia High School English curriculum will be changing in the 2015-2016 school year. These changes include a shift in content more rich in nonfiction (75% Nonfiction, 25% fiction), reading, writing and speaking grounded in... Read more »

The Nation-Wide Law is Put Into Action

Esther Choi, Writer
February 6, 2013

Remember the days when students had the right the right to choose whatever they wanted to eat for hot lunch? The tables have turned, and students at Olympia High School are asked to grab a fruit, salad, and milk if they have free or reduced lunches. There is a wide variety of food that OHS serves to... Read more »

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, 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 »

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