Odyssey Oracle

The Courage to Learn

Publish Date: Mon, 2014-12-01


"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


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


“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."

April 30, 2014

Publish Date: Tue, 2014-04-01

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Final Oracle for the Class of 2014

The Odyssey Project has catapulted me into a bright future through higher education. ~Jamie Lovely

I’ve appreciated Odyssey for giving me the drive to really pursue who I am and how I can make a difference in this world. ~Nafisa Davis

Celebrating Poetry

Publish Date: Tue, 2014-04-01


Poems by the class of 2014

"Our class is like a net,
Woven together,
Each part selected very carefully,
Based on strength and potential.
Connected, we are strong,
But if one of us happens to fall,
We will catch them."
~Nyagoa Hoth

The Power of Drama

Publish Date: Sat, 2014-02-01

CoverOdyssey students discover the power of drama when guest Baron Kelly introduces them to Shakespeare and Hansberry.

"The drama experience really brought us closer."

"For a moment I felt like I was Lady Macbeth."

February 5, 2014 - I Love. . .

Publish Date: Sat, 2014-02-01


"I love to learn! There is not enough time in one life span to acquire a true mastery of any subject. The joy must lie in the attempt. Odyssey becomes a living metaphor which reminds us all that knowledge is humbling and a powerful ally." -Robert James

In this issue, students write about the things they love, review movies, concerts, and books, and explore metaphors.