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Stand Together: OC’s New Mental Health Awareness Club

Stand Together: OC’s New Mental Health Awareness Club

Rylee Stager '20, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under OC News, Showcase

A NEW CLUB FOR OC! Allegheny County’s Office of Behavioral Health has teamed up with middle and high schools across the Pittsburgh area to promote Stand Together, a club that aims to increase education and awareness towards peers and adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The fo...

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Sofia Pugliano '21, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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


Filed under Features, Showcase

“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...

Spirit Week: A Changing Perspective

Spirit Week: A Changing Perspective

Clara Albacete '19, Alison Sinicki '22, and Haley Moreland '22

March 8, 2019


Filed under OC News, Showcase

Disclaimer: the following views expressed below do not intend to encompass the opinions of the entire Freshman or Senior classes. One of the biggest events celebrated here at Oakland Catholic is Spirit Week! We decided to take a look at a Freshman and Senior perspective on this much anticipated time...

A Quest For Oakland’s Best Hot Chocolate

A Quest For Oakland’s Best Hot Chocolate

Isabella Viator '22, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

With this crazy Pittsburgh weather and the Holiday season coming up, people are getting back into their winter routine. When you’re an Oakland Catholic student, walking around in the snow is inevitable, and sometimes all that sounds good is a festive cup of hot chocolate. Luckily, we are in the center o...

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: ...

OC Crew Crushes their Fall Season!

OC Crew Crushes their Fall Season!

Emma Holtz '20, Assistant Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Another year, another amazing start for the Oakland Catholic Crew Team! September rolled around quickly, bringing crisp autumn air and endurance workouts with it. We welcomed 11 new novice members to the Crew Family! Under the guidance and experience of their coaches, the novices practiced on the wa...

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...

OC Kicks off the Year with the Annual OC Picnic

OC Kicks off the Year with the Annual OC Picnic

Andalushia Reilly '20, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under OC News, Showcase

The OC Annual School Picnic was a huge success this year and action packed from the Calendar Kickoff to Tug-of-War! The day began with the Calendar Kick-off in Synod Hall; the Kick-off was chalk full of prizes and cheers from students and faculty alike! However, the highlight of the Kick-off was most defini...

Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds in Kerala, India

Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds in Kerala, India

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

City streets that were once bustling with life and color now quietly stand abandoned, flooded with swirling, dirty water that has devastated the lives of millions. Remnants of the homes the flooding has destroyed float on the water under rain-lashed palm trees—a reminder of how much Keralan families lo...

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