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The History of McCort

The History of McCort

Mattie Updyke, Writer

March 8, 2018


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"But pal of mine, dear Catholic high school, I'll never forget you." Of course, many of us students will never be able to forget our four years spent roaming the halls of 25 Osborne Street, but how many of us know the history of our school? Johnstown Catholic High School opened in the fall of 1922...

School Shooting in Parkland, FL

School Shooting in Parkland, FL

Mattie Updyke, Writer

February 26, 2018


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What comes to your mind when you think about Valentine's Day? Flowers? Chocolates? Teddy bears and cutesy dates? For many people, Valentine's Day brings to mind images like these, but for students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, their memories are now stained with blood...

National Champs by Reagan Phillips

National Champs by Reagan Phillips

February 20, 2018


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This past Sunday, the Bishop McCort Cheerleaders won the Large Varsity Division 2 National Championship. Current cheerleader Reagan Phillips said, "It was a week that we will never forget." The team went to Florida as Pennsylvania State Champions and returned as National Champions! Coming home to a ...

The History of St. Valentines Day

The History of St. Valentines Day

Jared McIntosh, Writer

February 19, 2018


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The history of St. Valentine’s Day originates from long before the Saint himself. February has long been celebrated as a month of love and romance and comes from both ancient Christian and Roman traditions. The name actually comes from three different men named Valentine. The first Valentine served...

Ending with a National Championship

Ending with a National Championship

Keyli Smith, Writer

February 19, 2018


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Bringing home the cheerleading national championship title is a feeling that will stick with me forever. Winning my first national title my freshman year was so exciting and a feeling that I've wanted to relive since. I never knew how it felt to lose, but quickly discovered how awful it felt after two...

Journalism Reflection

Journalism Reflection

Lexi Tavalsky and Zaondra Zasadni

January 19, 2018


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Over the years, Journalism has changed and has had many different teachers. Mr. Varga was in charge of the class, then he passed the responsibility down to Mrs. Lech. Later, she decided to pass the throne down to Mr. Schultz. He began teaching Journalism in the fall of 2017, and he has only excelled...

Balancing School and Work Q&A

Savannah Price, Karagin Furfari

December 5, 2017


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This feature is a Q&A with BMCHS students who are tasked with balancing jobs and school. Tanner, how do you manage your work schedule and get all of your schoolwork done? "Well I work at Glow Golf in the mall and not much people come so I do some of my schoolwork at work during the free time...

Balancing Academics and Athletics

Balancing Academics and Athletics

Autumn Martin, Andrea Flynn, and Sierra Harper

December 5, 2017


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Balancing school and sports is difficult yet rewarding at the same time. Being a student-athlete takes dedication and hard work. It will also help participants with time management skills. Bishop McCort's student-athletes are able to interact with students from different grades and create bonds all throughout...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Savannah Price and Karagin Furfari

November 28, 2017


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All families have special Thanksgiving traditions some of our friends traditions are, "I'm Zach Goins and I go to my mammys and eat lots of turkey and hammys" " I'm Carnell Andrews  #5 on the football field #1 in my grandmas heart and I spend Thanksgiving with my family at my house" " I'm Sierra...

Mr. Bako: Pittsburgh Half Marathon preparation

Mr. Bako: Pittsburgh Half Marathon preparation

Alexis Tavalsky and Zaondra Zasadni

November 7, 2017


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Our favorite teacher, Mr. Bako, has decided to run a half marathon. The Pittsburgh Half Marathon will take place in May. It consists of 13.1 miles. Although some of you may know him as a legendary mini-golfer, extravagant teacher, and a motivated coach, he continues to amaze us every day with his endless...

The Ladies Under the Hairnets

The Ladies Under the Hairnets

Autumn Martin, Phil Russo, and Tanner Thomas

October 24, 2017


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This week Tanner Thomas, Phil Russo, and Autumn Martin interviewed two of the wonderful lunch ladies here at Bishop McCort. We asked Mrs. Sweeney and Mrs. Pollino questions regarding their job. What is your favorite part about your job? Sweeney answered, "I love seeing the young adults and I feel...

Bryson Miller

Bryson Miller

Zaondra Zasadni and Alexis Tavalsky

October 24, 2017


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Anytime a tragic event occurs in the community, the McCort family comes together to help support the family or individual. We come together spiritually and financially to support the cause. Currently, we are helping the Miller family. Bryson Miller is a 2017 Bishop Guilfoyle graduate that was recently...

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