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Diable Magazine – CES Dedicated Sept. 5

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Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.

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BOD Drama Announces Spring Musical!

The drama department has announced that Hairspray will be the 2015 spring musical. This will be a BOD premiere.

Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same title. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

The popular musical written in 2003 won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations and ran for over 2,500 performances. A successful film version starred John Travolta, Zac Efron and Queen Latifah.

Performance dates will be April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 8:00 PM, and May 3 and 10 at 2:00 PM in the theater.

Austin Zhang Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Bishop O’Dowd High School’s Austin Zhang ’15 is among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Zhang, along with the other academically talented high school seniors, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $33 million, that will be offered next spring.

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Laura Trice: The power of saying thank you

In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” — to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it.

Austin Zhang Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalist

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Bishop O’Dowd High School’s Austin Zhang ’15 is among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Zhang, along with the other academically talented high school seniors, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $33 million, that will be offered next spring.

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CES Dedication in the San Jose Mercury News

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O’Dowd Green Challenge (OGC) – Examining the Drought


O’Dowd’s Green Challenge (OGC) is Back! Each Month, Students for Sustainability (S4S) will issue 1-2 challenges that highlight how you can shift to a more sustainable lifestyle. You will have 10 days to complete the challenge, and every time you participate you will be in the running for awesome O’Dowd Green Challenge Prizes. Check out details about our first OGC of the year – Examining California’s Drought…
 
 
 

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TED Talks

   

Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace.

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.

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