Check out the Spring 2019 edition

The Spring edition of The Visor is now live! Check it out here! All students interested in writing or taking pictures for The Visor next year can email visor@bishopoconnell.org.

Living Lent 2019 at DJO

by Fr. Gregory Thompson The season of Lent is upon us, and for Catholics it is a time of spiritual renewal in preparation for the celebration of the central mysteries of our faith, the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The season lasts just over 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday. The…

T-Minus 26 Days till Superdance

It’s that time of year again for students of Bishop O’Connell. It’s SUPERDANCE!! This year’s theme is Band Together for the Cure! In 1975, sophomore Brenda O’Donnell of Bishop O’Connell died from cystic fibrosis, a disease that builds up mucus in the digestive system and lungs, clogging the lungs and making it hard for one…

Soccer Club Takes Off

by Maura Leverone ’19 Bishop O’Connell students and staff have rallied around its newest club–the Soccer Club — established earlier this fall to help form a Special Olympics soccer team. Nine O’Connell students who receive Expanded Services at O’Connell practiced diligently to prepare for three Special Olympic tournaments in the area. They practiced once a…

Spirit Week and Homecoming

by Sara Ghanbari ’21 Spirit Week and Homecoming this year were a huge success. Most students dressed down every day, starting the week off as their favorite superhero and ending the week with patriotic attire. Students went all out on Tropical Tuesday with their Hawaiian shirts and necklaces and Wild West Wednesday with their flannels…

O’Connell fencer, Danny Campbell, prepares for Junior Olympics

by Kyle Leverone ’19 10/11/18 Fencers are hard to come by in Arlington’s local Catholic schools. One of the few exceptions is Bishop O’Connell High School senior, Daniel (Danny) Campbell, who has been fencing since he was in the third grade at St. Mark Catholic School in Vienna. Fast forward nine years, and Campbell is…

Nats Season Preview

By: Becket Brakefield The spring marks the beginning of a new Nationals season. How are they looking? The Nationals offseason has been dominated by the talk of big free agents, like Bryce Harper, wanting big money contracts. The Nats obviously tried repeatedly to resign Harper in an effort to retain the team who won the…

Behind the scenes of a Christmas classic

by Shpresa Bucaj A version of this story appears in the Dec. 20 edition of the Arlington Catholic Herald On Thursday, Dec. 6, the faculty and staff at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington performed their own rendition on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” This annual show, titled “A Very DJO Christmas Carol,” brings students…

BYOD

  by Becket Brakefield 3 October 2018 This year at Bishop o’Connell High School, underclassmen are not allowed to use their phones in class and are required to have a laptop or Chromebook. This is the first year of this new B.Y.O.D. rule, and it is a big change from previous years. In previous years,…

Hispanic Heritage Assembly

by Aidan McGowan 3 October 2018 In order to celebrate the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, O’Connell students of all ages and backgrounds prepare and deliver a Hispanic Heritage Assembly. After second period this past Thursday, the O’Connell student body took a brief break from class to celebrate Hispanic culture. In a presentation on Sept. 27,…

O’Connell Remembers Parkland

By Alissa Keegan, Shekinah Banks, Marinna Rodarte, Nicolas Hidalgo, Seylon Edmundson,  Ian Alvano and Malia Stephens ARLINGTON On Feb 14, exactly one month ago today, 14 students and three teachers were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Weeks later, many questions are still unanswered as Americans try to understand how…

Superdance 43: Behind the Scenes

In this month’s edition of the Visor we have been getting ready for Superdance. Here is something to expect: “This years’ assembly was a success. There were new and old speakers speaking about Cystic Fibrosis’ affect on their family or on the significance of this year’s theme. The assembly was very inspirational as people told…