Author: Beatriz Cabañas

Architects of Change May Monthly Highlight: Maru Rique ’01

MARU RIQUE INTERVIEW https://tijuanasinhambre.org This month, we are highlighting OLP alumna Maru Rique ’01, a true Architect of Change! After attending OLP and San Diego State University, Mrs. Maru Rique realized that she wanted to fulfill her dreams of helping others achieve full happiness. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused a global lockdown in March 2020,… Read more »

National Art Honor Society Students Participate in the Memory Project

By Rhea Lalangan ’22 By Anapaula Rios Miranda ’21 Twenty-three members of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) created portraits of children in Cameroon for The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that aspires to create a kinder world through art. The NAHS members made a drawing or painting of a child from a photograph. The… Read more »

Alumnae Updates: May 2021 Newsletter

Celebrating the 50th Golden Reunion of the Class of 1971 As we approach the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2021, we also look forward to honoring the Class of 1971 on their 50th Golden Reunion during these same exercises on May 27 at 4:30 pm. A committee from the Class of 1971 has been… Read more »

Campus Ministry Spring Recap

Virtual Immersions Throughout the spring semester, OLP students have had the opportunity to virtually immerse and educate themselves with non-profit organizations that are doing powerful justice work in their community. In March, we met with Catholic Charities Dioceses of San Diego, to learn about their work with immigration services and refugee resettlement services. In April,… Read more »

May Newsletter: OLP Athletics

Soccer The Varsity soccer team is well into their season with an overall record of 5-2-3. The talented team faces rival Cathedral Catholic and Mission Bay soon as they move into the second half of their competitive league. Goal scoring is led by Haley Phillips ’22 with seven goals and Sydney Pack ’21, Lily Strack… Read more »

Research Corner: Girls as Negotiators

Research Corner: Girls as Negotiators By Bridgette Ouimette, Strategic Initiatives & Research Director Currently, women working full-time in the U.S. are paid 82% of what men earn; this gap widens even more significantly for women of color (AAUW, 2020). Seeds of this gender wage gap may be sown as early as elementary school. In a recent study… Read more »

OLP Sends 20 Student Ambassadors to the NCGS Close-up “Empowering Girls’ Voices” Program

By Angie Gascho, Ed.D. This January – March, OLP had the opportunity to send 20 students as student ambassadors to participate in a new program, “Empowering Female Voices” sponsored by NCGS (The National Coalition of Girls Schools) and the Close-Up Foundation of Washington D.C. that focuses on raising the female voice. Students were nominated by… Read more »

April Newsletter: OLP Athletics

Basketball The Pilot Hoopers are excited to be back in the gym. The Pilots will be led this year by seniors Mallory Downing, Chloe James, Claire Nowicki, and Laura Vazquez. Cheer After weeks of practice, Cheer is back on the sidelines for our brother school St. Augustine High School. JV will be taking the field… Read more »

Architects of Change April Monthly Highlight: A Virtual Conversation with Gwen Bates

On March 24, 2021, OLP’s own Architects of Change club facilitated their first virtual Live Conversation of the 2020-21 school year, with local San Diego fashion designer and community advocate, Ms. Gwendolyn Bates! AOC members, Annya Apodaca ’22 and Isabella Hernandez ’23 sat down with Ms. Bates to have a fruitful conversation hosted on Zoom…. Read more »