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How To Get Through the Holidays: A Guide for Scrooges and Grinches alike

Dallas Mercurio '20, Assistant Editor

December 8, 2018


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Whether you like them or not, the holidays occur every year, and are as irrepressible as the begrudging march of time. Personally, I love the holiday season and revel in the warmth and sense of community that it fosters. However, I was not always so fond of this time of year, and can easily empathize ...

Cross Country Star Commits to Yale!

Cross Country Star Commits to Yale!

Emma Shaughnessy '20, Features Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

There are many student athletes at OC who continue to pursue their sport in college. Among those talented students is senior Hannah Schupansky, who committed to Yale for cross country and track. I recently had the chance to interview Hannah about her thoughts on running and the recruitment process: ...

There is Hope: A Comprehensive Guide for Dealing with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

There is Hope: A Comprehensive Guide for Dealing with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Kavya Weaver ‘20, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Features, OC News, Showcase

  To preface this article, we want to provide the most important information first: where to get help. If you are having suicidal thoughts or experiencing other forms of severe emotional distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. This lifeline provides free and confidential emot...

Inside OC: A Freshman’s First Impressions

Nyiah Lance '22, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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I started high school at Oakland Catholic several weeks ago. As a 9th grader going straight from a public school to a private Catholic school, lots and lots of thoughts have been racing through my head. On the first day, I was overwhelmed because I’m not used to so many girls. It was only the freshman...

Meeting Ivanka Trump in Pittsburgh to Discuss the Promotion of Female Pursuit in STEM

Lauren Shovlin '19, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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On August 14 of this past summer, I was one of a few girls chosen to represent my robotics team, Girls of Steel, to present to Ivanka Trump, Congressman Kelly, and Congressman Rothfus at Astrobotics in the Strip District.   We were invited by Astrobotics to speak on the importance of the promotion of fe...

¡Bienvenida Señorita Pardys!

Clara Albacete '19, Editor-In-Chief

October 14, 2018


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OC is excited to welcome Señorita Allison Pardys to our community! Srta. Pardys is currently substituting Spanish while Mrs.Toncini is out on maternity leave, and will remain in this position until the end of January. Srta. Pardys is an enthusiastic teacher that loves her fiancé, adorable dog, frie...

Introducing Ms. McBurney!

Haley Moreland '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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Meet Ms. McBurney, one of our new math teachers stationed in room J203. Her hobbies include, baking, crafting, cats (she really likes them), and all things Disney. She has been teaching for three years now, ranging from grades 5 – 12. She has never taught in an all-girls environment before but comme...

Welcome Ms. D’Angelo and Mr. Martz!

Welcome Ms. D’Angelo and Mr. Martz!

Maeve Callahan '20, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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Each school year, the OC community receives a handful of new teachers. This year, I set out to ask two of our new faculty members, Ms. D’Angelo (who teaches Anatomy) and Mr. Martz (who teaches Physics), some questions about themselves and what they think of OC so far:   Q: Starting with the basics, where are you f...

Welcome to OC, Dr. Browne!

Isabella Viator ‘22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


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As the school year began, there were many new faces at Oakland Catholic. A whole new freshman class and some new teachers arrived. One new teacher this year is Dr. Thomas Browne! You may know her if you have any classes in J204, but here are a few things about her you may not know. Dr. Thomas Bro...

Back to School Hacks

Anna Niggemyer '22 and Hayley Moreland '22

October 13, 2018


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Summer is over, the leaves are changing color, and the cold weather is approaching. The first month of school, many students have a lot of energy and motivation with their schoolwork. Now that a month has come and gone, many students, will often procrastinate on their schoolwork and become easily di...

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