NFL Playoff Recap

By Prescott Starke Hello fellow students of Bishop O’Connell, this is senior Prescott Starke with my Super Bowl predictions. Before we can to that though, here’s a recap of the post season. Wild Card Round I tried to predict the wildcard weekend but went 1 and 3 in doing so. First off, I predicted the…

Business is Booming for O’Connell High School

By Julia Clerici A version of this story appears in the Dec. 19 edition of the Arlington Catholic Herald Students at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, have launched an in-school enterprise to learn valuable business lessons. This operation is a cooperative project between the marketing class and students taking the Career Exploration class as…

A Decade of Music

by Ella Walter Picture this: it’s 2009. The year began with President Obama being sworn into office as America’s first African American commander in chief, followed by Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone to the public, and Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs. Yep. All of those iconic moments in pop…

Sports Highlights from the Fall season

Edited by Prescott Starke ’20 As the Fall season wraps up here are some highlights: Offense Surges as Knights Slay Wolves 49-7 by CC Jacobs ’23, Elaine Villaroman ’23, Jack Sague ’23, Paul Cubbage ’23 Coming off a tough loss against Fork Union Military Academy, the Knights hoped to rebound as they took on Saint…

What do you think about when you hear “The Visor”?

A letter from the editor-in chief: Bishop O’Connell is a school filled with some of the most powerful voices I have ever heard. As a senior and a transfer student, I am just learning about all of the talented and strong students O’Connell has to offer. Walking into my first day of school, I was…

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…

Giving Thanks

opinion by David Vaughn Why does Thanksgiving take place before Christmas? Shouldn’t it be after Christmas, since we get presents on Christmas?Having looked into the history behind Christmas and Thanksgiving, it would seem to me that their placement on the calendar is connected to when the original events behind these holidays took place. Early Christian…

The Great Christmas Movie Showdown

By Caitlin Thompson It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the Christmas season in full swing, it’s time to deck the halls and settle down for a long winter’s nap to a holiday classic movie. But which movie is the best? To answer this question regarding this year’s batch of films, it is…

Top 5 Sports Moments of the 2010’s

by Ben Escoto 1. Chicago Cubs Win their First World Series in 108 years. After years of despair and heartbreak, the Cubs, led by their General Manager Theo Eipstein and Manager Joe Maddan, won the fall classic for the first time in 108 years.       2. The Cleveland Cavaliers Win Cleveland’s First Championship in 52 years…

More than a Retreat Requirement

By Isabela Schandlbauer 20’ At Bishop O’Connell, it is a graduation requirement to go on a religious retreat. This is meant to be an enlightening experience for students, especially for seniors heading off to college. One of the more popular retreats is called Kairos. It is not only popular but it is also the longest…

O’Connell Players Present “Guys and Dolls”

by Genny Maiden ’20 and Ella Walter ’20 11/15/19 The O’Connell Players will premiere their fall production of Guys and Dolls this weekend. The shows will take place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and curtains will close after Sunday’s 2 p.m. matinee. There are 35 students acting in the play, and 20 working behind…