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I Left My Heart in Nicaragua

I Left My Heart in Nicaragua

Lily Lucero ‘18, Section Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, OLP Life, Showcase, Student Life

In our social media centered, future driven, busy world, it is far too easy to lose sight of simplicity and pure happiness. In Nicaragua, this is not an issue. On the recent service immersion trip to Chinandega, Nicaragua, fifteen OLP students experienced the true meaning of loving and serving one’s d...

A Glance At a Pilot Journalist: An Interview with Katie Anastas ‘14

A Glance At a Pilot Journalist: An Interview with Katie Anastas ‘14

Makena Huey ‘17, Lorena Ramirez ‘18, and Anitza Velazquez-Marquez ‘18

March 29, 2017


Filed under OLP Life, Showcase, Student Life, Student Spotlight

At the heart of OLP is a spirit of sisterhood, and one of the most important ways to be a part that sisterhood is by honoring and learning from former Pilots. Katie Anastas, who graduated in 2014, is pursuing her career as a freelance journalist and radio show host at the University of Washington, and...

Spring Sing: A Look Behind the Scenes

Spring Sing: A Look Behind the Scenes

Mariela Lopez-Oviedo ‘19, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under OLP Life, Photos, Student Life

  Spring Sing has always been valued greatly by not only the OLP community, but also the local community. The annual performances first started in 1970 when Sister Mary Sheila, the principal at the time, decided to create a fun and entertaining activity for students at the Academy to showcase thei...

A Monumental Trip

A Monumental Trip

Linda Alvarez ‘19 and Alexa Gonzalez ‘17

March 29, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Photos, Showcase, Student Life

  Witness history. Relive history. Walk 30+ miles in 5 short days. Meet people from all walks of life. These are just a few of the things Nicole Ballesteros ‘20, Isela Quinones ‘20, Alexa Apodaca ‘19, Klaudia Coronel ‘19, Sofia Steinberger ‘18, Zoe Sidiropoulos ‘18, Isabella Torregiani ‘1...

Spring Sing Stars Behind the Curtain

Spring Sing Stars Behind the Curtain

Nicole Stepovich ‘19, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under OLP Life, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Now that Spring Sing is nothing more than a nostalgic memory, it is time to look back on the students who had some of the biggest roles in the entire production.  No, not the main characters, but the girls who worked tirelessly for more than 12 weeks every single day to produce a phenomenal show. T...

Honoring the History of OLP’s Campus

Honoring the History of OLP’s Campus

Makena Huey '17

October 28, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Founded in 1882 by the Sisters of St. Joseph Of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace is the oldest high school in San Diego, and because of its rich history, the campus that hundreds of girls call home has a large variety of surprising and insightful facts that would surprises many Pilots. Although it may...

Embarassing Teacher Moments

Embarassing Teacher Moments

Vivian Mateos Zuniga '18

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

It is not uncommon to find students at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace falling down (or up) the stairs, being caught daydreaming in class, having a phone ring in the middle of an eerily quiet classroom, or spilling an ever needed cup of coffee. OLP teachers are no different. While they may appear...

New Passengers on our Flight

New Passengers on our Flight

Vivian Mateos Zuniga ‘18

October 28, 2016


Filed under Student Life

With the excitement of a new school year, faces are always changing; from new students to new faculty, it is hard to keep up. There are so many new teachers who have joined the community at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace this year, and it is only fair to allow them to introduce themselves to their n...

Old Desks Find a New Home

Old Desks Find a New Home

Makena Huey '17

October 28, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Everyone at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace knows about the new, shiny white desks in the classrooms, but not everyone knows what happened to the old desks that were stacked behind the teacher parking lot during the first few weeks of school. OLP’s Director of Facilities, Toni Russo, explains the journe...

OLP’s Beauty and the Beast

OLP’s Beauty and the Beast

Vianna Schatz ‘20

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

Beauty and the Beast is a ‘Tale as Old as Time,’ and will continue to be loved in the upcoming weeks when it is performed at OLP. When the cast was interviewed, it became apparent that the play will be a hit. Grace Newton ‘17, who plays Belle, says “The Beauty and the Beast musical has all the elements of ...

Plaid Problems

Annie Babka ‘17 and Gemma Carretta ‘17

October 28, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Help! I’m a freshman here at OLP and I feel lost: I attend all the varsity volleyball games, have gone to several football games, and have even participated in Wacky Wednesdays, but I still don’t feel like a true Pilot. What can I do to  fit in with my fellow sisters? -Frazzled Freshman F...

Welcome to the Family, Freshmen!

Welcome to the Family, Freshmen!

Mariela Lopez '19

October 28, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Dear Freshmen, First, welcome to OLP! I know I am speaking for everyone when I say that we are so excited for you to now be a part of our beautiful sisterhood. From what I have seen, each and every one of you has been spirited, cheerful, loving, and confident. I have met quite a few of you and let...

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