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Bullying Needs to be Stopped

Bullying Needs to be Stopped

Brianna Varmecky, Amanda Russell, and Kiera King
March 21, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Bul·lying1 - the act of using superior strength or influence to intimidate someone. Bullying in schools today is unfortunately as prevalent as it has ever been, if not more so. According to studies, 40% to 80% of students have experienced some form of bullying. Bullying can happen to anyone; however,...

Pi Day

Pi Day

Billy Wilson and Jared Arcuri
March 14, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

March 14th, also known as Pi Day, is being celebrated at McCort. Students who are part of the Forensics Team brought in pies to school to help fundraise for their upcoming State and National Competitions - Nationals being held in Sacramento, California. Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent...

For the Good of All

For the Good of All

Derrick Yang & Adam Karalfa
March 14, 2016
Filed under Faith & Service

Lent is a time of humility, sacrifice, and love. We, here at Bishop McCort, have recently been made aware of a fantastic idea to show our love for others in our community. The idea is to collect one item each day for every day of Lent and place it in a garbage bag. The item could be anything from clothing,...

Update: 2016 Presidential Race

Update: 2016 Presidential Race

Adam Karalfa and Jon Roseman
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

The 2016 Presidential race is in full swing. Tensions are flaring as the candidates are moving through primaries and battling each other for the top spot. Recent news has reveled that Ben Carson and Chris Christie have dropped out of the race and announced their support for Donald Trump, who's leading...

Bishop McCort: Artist of the Month

Bishop McCort: Artist of the Month

Michael Melendez and Charles Li
March 14, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Bishop McCort's  artist of the month of March is Tanner Thomas. Tanner made many great art projects that display his wonderful artistic ability. He worked hard on his projects and it shows in his work. Some of this best works are displayed in the hallway showcase. These works show his hard work ...

Honoring a Legacy

Honoring a Legacy

Joey Vatavuk and Kiera King
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March each year. This is a day that was anticipated each year by the late Mr. Paul Hollern, a long-time teacher at Bishop McCort who unfortunately passed away during the 2008-09 school year. Mrs. Luna says that, “St. Patrick’s Day is a day that was just a...

AP Testing

AP Testing

Jared Arcuri and Billy Wilson
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

As the school year approaches an end, Advanced Placement tests are soon to be approaching, and this has students fearful. All of the AP tests will be administered in the month of May. These tests evaluate students who participated in an Advanced Placement class throughout the year. Some Advanced Placement...

Mini Thon Success!

Mini Thon Success!

Hannah Aspey and Jyl Popvich
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

Dear all participants of the Bishop McCort Mini THON 2016: A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the fundraising, setting up, and managing of the event. We also want to thank all those who attended the event, and to all of the teachers who made the McCort Mini THON so great! The night was fil...

McCort Girls move on to Final Four

McCort Girls move on to Final Four

Ben Vitovich, Troy Smajda, Kambria Lockett
March 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

McCort girls faced off against Our Lady of Sacred Heart on Friday March 11. The Lady Crushers won 48-35 with Junior point guard Haley Thomas with 15 points. Crushers will be facing the North Star Cougars on Tuesday March 15 at UPJ at 7. Cougars are coming into the game with a 26-2 while Lady Crusher...

Saint Patrick: the Patron Saint of Ireland

Saint Patrick: the Patron Saint of Ireland

Joey Vatavuk, Adam Barnhart, and Andy Paros
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

This Thursday, March 17 is the great holiday of St. Patrick's Day. Though people like to celebrate all decked out in green, while wearing shamrock shirts and drink shamrock shakes sometimes many forget this holiday is celebrated in the first place. St. Patrick's Day is about a British man who was...

Penny War Victory

Penny War Victory

Amanda Russell and Brianna Varmecky, Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

The wait is over! The penny wars have concluded last Thursday, and with that comes the anticipation of how much money our school raised for the children, and which homeroom won the Dunkin Donuts breakfast party. The top of the most recent list was Mrs. Kinley, next was Mr. Schellhammer, followi...

Duquesne University

Duquesne University

Jon Roseman
March 14, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Located near downtown Pittsburgh sits Duquesne University, an oasis from the busy city life. Duq is a Private institution, and one of the most well-noted Catholic schools in the country. The Campus comes off as elegant because of the older features and the stone walk on the quad. The face of the school,...

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