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 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 »


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?


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 »

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