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Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

Best Freshman Hallway in 30 Years says Brian Cushing

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2015 Holocaust Study Tour Now Accepting Applicants

The Holocaust Study Tour is a program which brings students from 3 high schools [New Jersey, Kansas, California] to Europe for two weeks to intensive study the Holocaust and has been doing so for over 10 years. The teachers at these schools have all known and worked with each other for 15 years because of theirwork with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as Regional Education Corps members. Students are accompanied by the former director of Yad Vashem’s Education Department as our historian.

Students study the historical antisemitism in Europe, Nazis rise to power, actions and inactions of bystanders and collaborators, resistance on the part of Jews and the Final Solution, while also learning to work and learn with students from other parts of the country. We have a theme each year as a thread which follows students throughout the trip, such as ‘Identity’, ‘Stereotypes’, or “Citizen involvement.”

Students are forced to confront a very dark period in history, examining decisions people made and reflecting upon their own decision-making methods. We’ve also made connections to local communities in the Czech Republic, working with the mayor of Trsice, for example to honor the small village for their rescue efforts of a Jewish family over the course of three years. Students two years ago dedicated a memorial they funded to honor the town. Students make lasting friendships with students from other schools, sharing in a once in a lifetime educational experience. Interested parents/students should contract Ms. Bonnie Sussman bsussman@bishopodowd.org

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Ethan Grossman ’18 – The Voice of O’Dowd

If you ask Ethan Grossman ’18 to name his favorite professional athlete, you’ll get a surprising answer.

Unlike most teens, Ethan doesn’t cite a past or present NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL great. Instead, he points to Giants play-by-play announcers Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow. “I’ve always looked up to them and thought that it would be awesome to do their job,” Ethan said. Read more…

Unity Day Spirit Rally Photos for Download


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Senior Lip Sync at Unity Rally

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Whip Cream Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

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No Hands Donut Eating Contest – Unity Rally

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Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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