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Personal Symbols Class

In this design, students were given the task of choosing a person in their life (present or past existence) to honor in a descriptive, gathering, and artistic organization of personal symbols related to him/her. An ink outline was distributed to the design, followed by an accent fulfillment with graphite, gray color pencil values, or color pencil.

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It’s Tricky – Run DMC Spirit Week Flashback – Day of Decades Rally

ver got posted, so I thought I would put it up. Enjoy

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Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time.

Hall of Famer Lou Brock Shares His Secret to Being the Best

Lou Brock stole a lot of bases during his nearly 20-year Major League Baseball career – 938 to be exact. But the legendary base stealer had an important piece of advice for O’Dowd students this week – “Do not let anyone steal your dreams.”

Brock was on campus Nov. 18 and met with students from several 7th period classes in the large gymnasium. O’Dowd parent Henry Loubet arranged for the impromptu visit.

Brock’s 938 stolen bases stood as the major league record until Ricky Henderson eclipsed the mark in 1991. Henderson finished his major league career with 1,406 stolen bases. But Brock remains the only base runner to steal 50 or more bases for 12 consecutive years and holds the record for Most Stolen Bases in the World Series with seven (twice).

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Langston Walker ’97 Participates in Student-Athlete Speaker Series

A professional sports career can be a fleeting thing.

In the National Football League, for example, the average career spans less than three years. Offensive tackle Langston Walker ’97 bucked the odds, playing for 10 years – both with the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills, before retiring in 2010.

Walker’s message to high school student-athletes set on pursuing a professional athletic career? “You better take school (and your education) seriously because that is the only thing that can’t be taken away from you,” he said. Read more…

Transforming Lives Dinner 2014

Event Surpasses Fundraising Goal

If you ever wondered if your gift to Bishop O’Dowd High School makes a difference, Francesca Kelly ’16 is ready to tell you it absolutely does.

Francesca had just completed third grade when her father, Stephen Kelly ’77, passed away suddenly. Her mom, Yvette (Cookie), had no idea how she would be able to continue to support her family and keep Francesca in Catholic school with only one income. Read more…

Former Governor Jennifer Granholm Speaks at O’Dowd


Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm met with Bonnie Sussman’s AP Government students on Monday and discussed politics and service.

Granholm was Michigan’s first female governor. Prior to her two-term (2003-2011) tenure as governor, Granholm served as the state’s first female attorney general (1998-2002). She’s currently a distinguished practitioner of law and public policy at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Law and Goldman School of Public Policy. She and her husband, Dan Mulhern, are the co-authors of “A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.” They are also the parents of Jack Mulhern ’15.

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Actor Profile-Henry Loran

Shows at BOD-Little Shop of Horrors

What is your favorite memory of BOD drama?
“You may remember that ginormous puppet plant musical last fall. I struggled with memorizing my lines. In fact, I didn’t know them until a week before the show. I was sweatin’ bullets, for sure. But when I got in front of our first audience, everything clicked. The scene ran so smoothly. There was a lot of excitement and hugging backstage after that. My prayers were answered.” Read more…

 

 

 

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Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time.

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Don't miss the final performances of the Drama Department's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest this weekend. http://t.co/DJFXwyd0jD
Fri Nov 21 18:58:56
RT @SportStarsMag: Bay Area cover of our Hoops Preview out today w/ @ODowdAthletics Ivan Rabb + Paris Austin.@YoungIvee @HumbleGuy_Paris ht…
Fri Nov 21 03:17:20
We're redefining giving this holiday season! Join O'Dowd for #GivingTuesday & spread some holiday cheer! http://t.co/29PSepLI4z
Thu Nov 20 23:29:33
Tom Allen '76 Performs at Yoshi's with Foghat. http://t.co/QJkroqgmFz http://t.co/3HyjTj22Co
Wed Nov 19 22:48:10
Congratulations to NCS D2 Doubles Champions Yasmine '16 and Milan '18 McCroden! http://t.co/jnamn1eV3w
Wed Nov 19 21:16:15

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