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Jamaica Mission Trip, February 2019

Maeve Callahan '20 and Andalushia Reilly '20

March 9, 2019


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Day 1 (travel) 2-13-19 Maeve: I’ll admit that when our plane landed at Kingston, I didn’t know what to expect at all, save for my limited preconceived notions of the trip, and what the seniors had told us juniors. “What expectations did I set for this trip?” I asked myself, and realized I ha...

Caught Up in Creativity: A Look Inside AP Art

Clara Albacete '19, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2019


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When wandering the hallways of Oakland Catholic, you may have noticed beautiful works of art hung up all around the school. These masterpieces were all created by Oakland Catholic students under the instruction of our illustrious art teacher, Mrs. Koroly. Starting with studio one, students are able t...

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Sofia Pugliano '21, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


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Black History Month is annually celebrated in the month of February and is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of black Americans and understanding their significant contributions to our country. The official government website of African American History Month says it was a created as a "tribute ...

A Glimpse of Greatness: Speech and Debate Team Celebrates Major Successes

A Glimpse of Greatness: Speech and Debate Team Celebrates Major Successes

Emma Holtz '20, Assistant Editor

March 9, 2019


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“Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.” These moving words, first spoken by Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson, continue to be practiced today by the Oakland Catholic Speech and Debate Team, who achieved enormous success this season. Members train extensively at...

Before Homeroom Interviews: Welcome Back to OC, Mrs. Toncini!

Dallas Mercurio '20, Assistant Editor

March 8, 2019


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On Tuesday the 26th, I sat down with Mrs. Toncini, one of OC’s excellent Spanish teachers, to talk to her a bit about her recent maternity leave and reacclimation to Oakland Catholic. For those who do not know, could you give a little insight into what maternity leave is like? “Maternity le...

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


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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...

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