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The Domestic Issue of Ebola

The Domestic Issue of Ebola

Emma Hoover '17, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

The recent outbreak of Ebola caught the attention of millions throughout the world. Ebola, first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced sporadic outbreaks that have developed in several other African countries over the years. The Ebola virus causes...

The Ebola Crisis: What is Being Done to Prevent Its Spread?

Kathryn Daigle ‘17, News Editor

February 4, 2015

The Ebola crisis has terrorized the world for almost a year now, but few people really know what Ebola is or how it can be stopped.  Ebola is an illness that manifests itself in a similar manner to the flu during its early stages. The disease starts with a raised temperature, then progresses to muscle...

A Look at Racism Around the World

A Look at Racism Around the World

Kathryn Daigle ‘17, News Editor

February 4, 2015

In light of the crimes against ethnic minorities in the United States, the American mind is charged with opinions of racial treatment in the USA.  But a look at world cultures illustrates that we are not the only ones facing this dilemma.  Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines racism as “the poor...

#UmbrellaRevolution

Caroline Albacete ‘17 and Grace Doerfler ‘18, Arts and Entertainment Editor and Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

What: Protests for democracy in Hong Kong following a government announcement of reforms to the electoral system. Where: Hong Kong, China When: September - December 2014   The Central Government Complex (“Civic Square”), Hong Kong. September 26, 2014. As several hundred protesters led b...

Around the World in Nine Months: Argentina!

Around the World in Nine Months: Argentina!

Julia Wingard '18, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

The first stop on this series “around the world” is Argentina, a fascinating and culturally diverse South American country. For starters, Argentina, a country of 41.45 million people is the birthplace of our Pope. Pope Francis, who was appointed the 244th pope in March 2013, was born in Flores,...

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Greta Parr '18, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

The never ending feud between Israel and Palestine has flared up yet again. Over the past four years, Israel has been recklessly using military force throughout the West Bank and Gaza. On July 8th, 2014, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, aiming to end rocket fire from Hamas (a Palestinian Islamic...

The Meaning Behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Meaning Behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Maria Dascola '16, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

You’ve seen plenty of people do it, from your favorite celebrities to your friends, and even to your grandma. Yes, it’s the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Sure it’s super fun to dump a bucket filled with ice water on your head, but have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly ALS is? ALS, or Amyotrophic Latera...

The Global Competence Initiative

The Global Competence Initiative

Marielle Gleason ‘16 and Stephanie Harrington ‘16

October 21, 2014

Global competence is defined as, “[t]he ability to communicate effectively across cultural and linguistic barriers and to focus on issues that transcend cultures and continents.” The Global Competence Initiative, a national trend, will train the around 70 sophomores and freshman at Oakland Catholic...

Tired? It May Be Your School Schedule’s Fault.

Tired?  It May Be Your School Schedule’s Fault.

Julianne Sorek '18, Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Many studies have been conducted about teens and their sleep.  It is not commonly known that teenagers are biologically set to stay up and wake up later.  The National Sleep Foundation has done sleep studies on teens and found that school start times may create a problem in many teens’ lives.  The...

Malala Yousafzai: an Inspiration to Us All

Malala Yousafzai: an Inspiration to Us All

Marielle Gleason, Staff Writer '16

December 17, 2013

As the Oakland Catholic community wrapped up the showing of Girl Rising, students were freshly reminded of an issue close to our own hearts: female access to education worldwide. The film ties in perfectly with the story of Malala Yousafzai, the most prominent advocate of the issue in our time. In 2012,...

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