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Waynesburg’s Mock Crime Scene: A Killer Time

Lauren Shovlin '19, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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A few months ago, I participated in Waynesburg University’s “Mock Crime Scene” for high school students and their parents, along with OC junior Rianna Soltis.  The students were split into three groups, led by Waynesburg students, and learned about different techniques used when analyzing a crime sce...

Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

Kavya Weaver '20, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


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Twinkling strings of lights, fluttering snowfall, and steaming mugs of cocoa mark the most beloved holiday of all: Christmas. In the United States, Christmastime is the most heavily romanticized time of the year. Millions of families around the country celebrate the birth of Christ with the classic and ...

Pittsburgh’s Tech and Foodie Boom

Emma Shaughnessy '20, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


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   For decades, the city of Pittsburgh has been evolving into a major technology and food industry. This gradual “boom” all started in the 1980s, when the steel industry began to decline. Although many steel mills remained open, and still do today, modern technology and trendy restaurants have sta...

The Transformation From Rags to Riches: A Look at Backstage Cinderella

Clara Albacete '19, Assistant Editor

December 15, 2017


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    Over the tinny speakers in the green room below the McGonigle Theater Stage one can hear “A Lovely Night” being belted onstage. An entire ensemble stands in two rows, bobbing back and forth with their arms bent at the elbows, creating a table effect. There’s hushed laughter followed by lou...

Welcome to Oakland Catholic, Lin Lao Shi!

Dallas Mercurio '20, Magazine Editor

November 15, 2017


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This year Oakland Catholic welcomes a new Chinese teacher, Mrs. Joyce Krall, or as her students call her, Lin Lao Shi. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the new OC teacher, and learn a bit more about her and her interesting life.   Where did you grow up? And if you aren’t orig...

Ciao, Miss Pazzaglia!

November 15, 2017


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Recently, I got to sit down with the new Italian teacher at OC, Miss Pazzaglia.   Eagle Eye: I just wanted to start off by saying welcome to Oakland Catholic. Alessandra Pazzaglia: Awe, thank you. EE: I wanted to ask a few questions for the newspaper so the people who don't have you for classe...

Welcome to OC, Mr. Amy!

Madison Morrone '21, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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  What are your interests/ hobbies? Perhaps unsurprisingly -- I am a math teacher-- I’m a giant dork, and I really like video games, TV and movies that are sci-fi or fantasy oriented. I also love to read and to go hiking and camping. I haven’t had a chance to explore the Pittsburgh ...

An OC Perspective of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

An OC Perspective of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Alison VanderMolen '19, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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This summer, many people across the country went outside with their eclipse glasses to see the most-observed solar eclipse in history. Pittsburgh only experienced 81% totality, but many people travelled to parts of the country within the path of totality, including Ms. Blackmond and Ms. Fultz. Ms...

Congratulations, Valedictorian Anna Burkholder!

Congratulations, Valedictorian Anna Burkholder!

Grace Doerfler '18, Assistant Editor

June 6, 2017


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Congratulations to this year's valedictorian, Anna Burkholder! Anna has encountered great success in her four years at Oakland Catholic, and will no doubt continue to impress during the next stage of her education at Johns Hopkins University. Anna was kind enough to reflect on her experiences at Oakland...

Senior Year Pro-Tips

Kathryn Daigle '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


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As the juniors feel the end of the year winding down, the buzz starts humming: “We’re going to be seniors next year! Can you believe it?” While senior year is something to be wonderfully excited about, it is also extremely stressful, especially at Oakland where the stress begins junior year with ...

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