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…

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…

Once A Rival, Now A Knight

By: Ruth Lewarne 29 November 2017 ARLINGTON, Va At Bishop O’Connell there are many Catholic teachers who are strong in their faith. One of those teachers is Maggie Carroll. Miss Carroll teaches Theology and started working at Bishop O’Connell last year. “O’Connell has many incredible people here, especially the students, that make it a great…

Behind the Scenes of the Morning Announcements

  by Ben Jeffrey Arlington, VA, October 19, 2017 While you’re scrambling to beat the bell for advisory, SCA officers are already wide awake for another go at the morning announcements. SCA Vice President, Adam Johnson, was kind enough to undertake an interview. Adam has been doing the morning announcements since May of the last…

Meet the Heart of O’Connell

By: Ian Alvano 11 December 2017 ARLINGTON, Va There are three individuals in the junior class who mean a great deal to the school. Those three individuals are triplets, the Leverone’s. Maura, Brendan, and Kyle are their names and the contributions that they give to O’Connell is immense. They are all varsity athletes. Maura (girls…