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Malala Yousafzai: an Inspiration to Us All

Malala Yousafzai: an Inspiration to Us All

Marielle Gleason, Staff Writer '16

December 17, 2013


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

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,...

Twitter: an Informative News Source or just a Bad Habit?

Twitter: an Informative News Source or just a Bad Habit?

Emma Hoover, Staff Writer '17

December 17, 2013


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

Among the myriad of social-networking sites that are online today, Twitter is one of the fastest growing social media outlets for teens.  Many people, regardless of age, love Twitter, because it releases new information quickly and allows you to “keep tabs” on your favorite celebrities. Unfortunately, havi...

How to Address Syria: Differing Perspectives

How to Address Syria: Differing Perspectives

Abigail Annear and Mallory Bush, Editor-in-Chief '14 and Staff Writer '14

October 2, 2013


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For the past two and a half years, Syria, a Middle Eastern country situated on the borders of Turkey and Israel, has descended into chaos as its bloody civil war continued to ceaselessly fracture the nation. In late August 2013, multimedia sources revealed that chemical weapons had been used on hundreds ...

Pittsburgh Takes Charge of the Global Energy Symposium

Pittsburgh Takes Charge of the Global Energy Symposium

Tori Trost, Staff Writer '13

September 27, 2013


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Who would have thought that our own quaint city of Pittsburgh would be chosen to hold an international conference on energy reform? In the spring of 2014, Pittsburgh will be hosting the first Global Energy Symposium to discuss international energy reform with a panel of experts and the public. Leading wo...

But How Will I Afford My Starbucks? – A Look at the Rising Costs of Higher-Ed by a Freshly Enrolled College Student

But How Will I Afford My Starbucks? – A Look at the Rising Costs of Higher-Ed by a Freshly Enrolled College Student

Molly Morabito, News Editor '13

May 30, 2013


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The rising costs of higher education seem to be all anyone’s talking about these days. Of course, as someone freshly enrolled in college, that perspective may be a little skewed. My fellow graduates of the Class of 2013 and I are probably a little more anxious about this issue than most—but that...

Is Our Education System Failing Us?

Kendal Glenn, Staff Writer '16

May 29, 2013


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The American Education System has been criticized recently due to an abundance of failing schools. Why are our schools failing in the first place? Quite a few people believe that race, ethnicity, lower-income neighborhoods and the No Child Left Behind law are the culprits behind the gradual unra...

Israel vs. Palestine: The Never-Ending Conflict

Israel vs. Palestine: The Never-Ending Conflict

Molly Morabito '13 and Kendal Nasiadka '15, News Editor, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013


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  In November 2012, Hamas decided to retaliate against the Israeli army’s bombardment by firing hundreds of rockets over Gaza. The eight-day conflict was launched by the Israeli government, allegedly to reduce Hamas’ military capacity, and led to the destruction of rockets and weapons and th...

The Fruits of their Labor: Egypt’s Vote on its First Constitution since Mubarak

The Fruits of their Labor: Egypt’s Vote on its First Constitution since Mubarak

Molly Morabito, News Editor

February 26, 2013


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

CAIRO—While most Americans were still enjoying their new Christmas gifts, the Egyptian populace was once again taking to the streets in protest. Tahrir Square was once again filled with protesters, creating a scene that was nearly identical to the one two years ago when the people assembled to oust...

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