Odyssey Oracle

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.

January 15, 2014 - Making a Case for Semester Two

Publish Date: Wed, 2014-01-01

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“Every Wednesday when class is over I cannot wait until it is time for class again. This is the place where I want to be; this is the place where I belong.”—Vanessa Lopes Maia

In the January 15 Oracle, all 30 students make a case for why they should be in Odyssey for a second semester.

December 11, 2013 - Odyssey Families

Publish Date: Sun, 2013-12-01

Oracle coverOdyssey Families
Who Said It?
Badger Football Game Review
Moved to Tears - Madison Symphony Review
Channeling Frederick Douglass
Recognizing Prejudice - African Edition
Profiles of alumni and tutors
Call and Response
Studying Socrates 

November 6, 2013 - Escaping the Cave of Shyness

Publish Date: Fri, 2013-11-01

Escaping the Cave of Shyness
Odyssey Snapshots
Loving the Lexicon
The Words of Music
Musings About Music
Belting Out the Blues
Channeling Frederick Douglass
Identifying Prejudice
Shocked by Kate Chopin
Responding to Romare Bearden 

October 9, 2013 - Conquering Campus

Publish Date: Tue, 2013-10-01

Conquering Campus
Finding Plato's Cave Today
Caring About "The Circuit"
Noticing Nature
The Call of Music
Wandering with William Wordsworth

Starting the Journey

Publish Date: Sun, 2013-09-01

Starting the Journey
Off on an Odyssey
Names from around the World
Oracle Call and Response
Meet our Writing Tutors
Dazzled by William Blake
Blake's Images of Restriction 
Colorful William Blake