Eagle Eye

When In Doubt, Be Pretentious: A short walk over to Central but a long walk through the ancient annals of artistry

Maura Ward '17, Features Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features

With much fanfare, the six of us walk down the stairs and enter a room at the end of the hall.  Our male counterparts sit on one side of the room while we crowd the other.  Dr. Frezza turns the projector on, and we begin discussing prehistoric art or ancient Mesopotamian art or ancient Egyptian art,...

A Step Forward in College Counseling: An Interview with Ms. Kait Long

A Step Forward in College Counseling: An Interview with Ms. Kait Long

Caroline Albacete '17 and Maura Ward '17

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features, OC News, Showcase

In collaboration with RadiOC, OCHS’s podcast on the Saturday Light Brigade (to listen to other podcast episodes: https://soundcloud.com/youthexpress/sets/oakland-catholic), two reporters from the OC Eagle Eye had the opportunity to interview Oakland’s new college counselor, Ms. Kait Long. So wit...

To the Federation and Beyond: My 10 Days in Russia

Zoya Domashnev '18, Multimedia Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to fly to Russia and spend 10 days immersed in the post-Communist culture.  My father was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, attended Moscow State University, and moved to Pittsburgh to attend CMU.  After meeting his fair maiden, my mother, he decided to stay i...

Señora Matous: Maestra de Español

Caroline Albacete '17, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2016


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Ms. Matous is OCHS’s substitute Spanish teacher for the first semester while Mrs. Tonicini is away on maternity leave. She is a bright and engaging teacher with (coming from someone raised in a bilingual household), a nice accent. I had the opportunity to interview her for our newspaper, and here were...

An Interview with Mr. Palmer, the New Social Studies Teacher

Maeve Callahan '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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The OC Eagle Eye recently had an opportunity to interview Mr. Palmer, the new member of the social studies department, so here we are! Q1. What inspired you to become a teacher? I have only been successful in my life due to the support of the amazing teachers that I have worked with. I wanted t...

Catch up with the Computer Programming Train!

Clara Albacete '19, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2016


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Oakland Catholic is offering a new series of classes this year all about computer programming! Start with Intro to Computer Programming and move up to different levels that teach Javascript, Graphic Design, and much more. Some of the upper level classes are offered in collaboration with Central Cath...

An Interview with Mr. Fiano

Maeve Callahan '20, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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OCHS has welcomed in a plethora of new teacher this year, among them several math instructors. One of those is Mr. Fiano, our very own singing math teacher! Here is an interview with him so that everyone can get to know this eloquent instructor: Q: What inspired you to become a teacher? A: Some of th...

Can You Say “你好”?

Maggi Richards '17, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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Can You Say “你好”? In Chinese, “hello” is written as “你好” and pronounced “nee-how”. This was an important skill acquired by 20 Oakland Catholic students when we attended a unique summer excursion. We visited the famous cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu. While experiencin...

Welcome, Li 老师!

Angeline Pho '18, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, OC News

Oakland Catholic is excited to welcome Ms. Li, or  Li老師, the new Chinese teacher! Ms. Li’s story began in Wuhan, China, where she was born and raised. She attended college at the City University of Hong Kong before moving to America, where she earned her master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon Uni...

An Interview with OC’s Superb Salutatorian

Kathryn Daigle '17, Assistant Editor

May 25, 2016


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  Marielle Gleason was named the Salutatorian of the Class of 2016 at the recent Honors Convocation. She has excelled at Oakland academically, but we all know that we will miss her gentle smile and lovely kindness more than her flawless GPA. I recently had the honor of asking her a few quest...

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