Odyssey Oracle

Class Snapshots

Publish Date: Sun, 2015-02-01

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“I am proud of getting back into school. At 35 years old, I honestly was starting to let go of my educational goals. Then I was accepted into the Odyssey Program, and my need for knowledge came back.”—Jessi Hodges

In this issue of the Oracle, students share moments of pride and metaphor poems.

Odyssey Celebrates New Digs

Publish Date: Thu, 2015-01-01

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See photos of Odyssey’s new location and read student responses to Martin Luther King.

Images of Second Semester

Publish Date: Thu, 2015-01-01

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“I am thrilled to be here everyWednesday to learn new information and be around loving and supportive people.”

Read all students’ arguments for why they should continue into the second semester of Odyssey.

Special Moments

Publish Date: Mon, 2014-12-01

coverOdyssey students share childhood memories and profiles in courage.

The Courage to Learn

Publish Date: Mon, 2014-12-01

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"I am journeying towards a better life, a better education. I want to make my kids proud." ~Melissa

In this oracle, students describe their journeys, delve into Emily Dickinson and other women writers, and analyze Socrates.

Odyssey Essays: Why Vote?

Publish Date: Wed, 2014-10-01

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Essays from current students and alumni about the importance of voting

Read about Odyssey's "Why Vote?" event in this article from the Capital Times.

Conquering Campus

Publish Date: Wed, 2014-10-01

Cover"I felt excited. The night was fresh, yet not cold. My palms were sweating as I was in line to get my ID card. I wondered if I’d be able to even get it.  . . . As soon as it was printed and I held it in my hands, I felt unstoppable. I found an appropriate moment to disappear from the group. I went to the bathroom and cried. I felt a part of something bigger, and I finally felt like I belonged. I took a picture of it on my phone and sent it around to those I love. 'Show it to my son,' I said. ~Sahira

Students describe conquering campus, facing prejudice, listening to music, and reading I Am Malala.

Odyssey Class of 2015

Publish Date: Wed, 2014-10-01

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“My odyssey began when my daughter Journee was born. This class is the next step to opening my eyes to the world and making it better for me and for her.”—Latesha

 

Odyssey students in the Class of 2015 describe their emotions at embarking on an odyssey, find Plato’s cave today, respond to Blake, Wordsworth, and Jimenez, and describe moments in nature.

Introducing the Class of 2015

Publish Date: Mon, 2014-09-01

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“When I knew that I had been accepted [into the Odyssey Project], I felt like I didn’t fit inside my own body. I was filled with joy.”—Sahira Rocillo Ramirez

Meet Sahira and 30 other new students in the Odyssey Class of 2015.

Welcome Class of 2015!

Publish Date: Mon, 2014-09-01

Oracle CoverNew students in the Odyssey Class of 2015 were greeted with a student newsletter featuring encouraging comments from alumni. Kelli wrote, "This class is going to be the best, most encouraging, lively, hard, challenging, and helpful class/journey you have ever had in your life."