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Student news of Olympia High School

The Olympus

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The SBAC is meant to be a flexible test that fits both the needs of students who require accommodations and those who benefit from the detailed information the assessment provides.

SBAC testing: are you in or are you out?

Zoe Lytle, Journalist May 28, 2024

Last week, all sophomores took the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test. The results from...

Some of the most commonly banned books throughout America. Collage created by Isabella Munnecke.

Banned books: to know or not to know

Sophia Singleton, Journalist Nov 21, 2023

To Kill A Mockingbird, The Giver, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Harry Potter series, The Hate U Give, Gender...

Climate Action Club making posters during their Bear Time B meeting. Courtesy of @ohsclimateaction on Instagram

Climate change vs. Washington

Sky Karels Oct 31, 2023

Imagine Mount Rainier with no snow. The image may sound unrealistic, but it could happen eventually because...

Despite the lower appeal of school snacks, these vending machines always have bustling lines.

The healthy choice isn’t a choice

Sadie Binford, Journalist Oct 26, 2023

School food products must meet certain guidelines before being sold. This is why students often find...

Members of the Olympia Robotics Federation (ORF) shared speeches at an OSD board meeting on April 13, 2023. STEM programs are still on the cut list despite student advocacy.

Students speak up about district-wide budget cuts

Victoria Liu Apr 16, 2023

$11.8 million. That’s the budget deficit the Olympia School District is facing for the 2023-24 school...

Abolish OSD is founded in response to the crumbling of student-staff relations.

Abolish OSD or establish voices?

Oscar Ferko, Journalist Mar 24, 2023

A student-run organization called Abolish OSD has been organized at Capital High School. Their message...

Protesters rally at the Florida Capitol on January 25, 2023, objecting to DeSantis’ AP African American Studies ban.

AP African American Studies: informative or ignorant?

Victoria Liu Mar 10, 2023

Spring of 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act, restricting the ways...

Rosa Parks is a famous American Activist known for refusing to give up her seat for a white person.

How OHS supports Black History Month

Aerda Roddan and Jules Blakely Feb 17, 2023

  Every year, February is celebrated as Black History Month. People all over the country highlight...

Doug Curtright guards the bathrooms at first lunch.

Bathrooms at OHS on lockdown

Aerda Roddan, Editor Jan 27, 2023

As of Monday, January 23rd, the commons bathrooms at OHS have been locked. There have been mixed opinions...

Bach (far left) standing guard on a reactionary force for the Clinton family in Camp David, Maryland.

Staff Feature: Bach

Victoria Liu, Journalist Jan 23, 2023

OHS' Robert Bach worked in the late 1990s serving under the Clinton administration. Now, he is an AP...

A flag at the front of classroom 904. Though a flag is displayed in the morning announcements, most classrooms have a physical flag as well.

Autonomy or allegiance: what does the Pledge mean to OHS?

Anna Peternell, Journalist Dec 14, 2022

The Pledge of Allegiance is a public-school tradition. Some students have stood their whole life-- some...

Student uses phone under table in class

Cell phone policy locks Oly down (or not)

Alice Fischer, Writer Dec 6, 2022

This year Olympia High School’s administration implemented a new policy on cell phone use in the classroom:...

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