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Increase in COVID-19 cases force Ventura County into the purple tier
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Increase in COVID-19 cases force Ventura County into the purple tier
Alex Gaspar and Adam Helfstein November 20, 2020

Updated Nov. 20, 2020 With COVID-19 cases trending upwards throughout the United States, Ventura County...

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The National Honors Society collects plenty of food on Day 1 of their food drive.
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Hundreds of pounds of food donated by students, parents and teachers
Oliver Carter, News Editor • November 20, 2020

Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 Students had the option to deposit food donations at the main office and Great...

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Community responds to "Cultural Celebrations" slideshow missing Jewish holidays
Oliver Carter, News Editor • November 20, 2020

A “Cultural Celebrations” slideshow was presented by the Diversity and Equity Task Force as the Friday...

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Three Oak Park High School juniors are recognized in the Acorn for their flash dictionary narratives.
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The Acorn recognizes students for their short stories
Emily Francis, Editor-in-Chief • November 20, 2020

Three Oak Park High School students received recognition on Nov. 19 for their submissions into the Acorn’s...

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A Photoshopped image of the cast is used as a promotional photo for the play.
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OPHS students perform first-ever virtual 24-hour play
Shoshana Medved, Ombudsman • November 19, 2020

Lights, camera, Zoom call! This past Saturday on Nov. 14, the International Thespian Society performed...

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Future Business Leaders of Oak Park participate in first annual conference of the year
Navya Batra, Digital Media Manager • November 19, 2020

The Future Business Leaders of America club attended the annual Leadership Development Institute, a two-day...

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New stay-at-home order to go into effect
Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief • November 18, 2020

As a result of the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a...

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Holiday season spotlights various cultures in Oak Park
Shoshana Medved and Angie Bleau • November 17, 2020

It’s time for the holidays and at Oak Park there’s more celebration to behold than what may first...

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OPIS enrollment nearly doubles for the 2020-21 school year
November 10, 2020

Since the announcement that Oak Park High School may stay online or move to a  hybrid for the start...

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Debates: Taking civil argumentation to the high school and the national stage
Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief • November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential debates: What are they like, and what was the plan? As the election came and went,...

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Car parked outside of Encino Hospital, where flu shots are readily available for the public. Photo courtesy of Sheila Merilles, physical therapist at Encino Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Sheila Merilles, physical therapist at Encino Hospital)
Flu shot: The best bet for protection from influenza
Mikaela Merilles and Lily Huynh • November 20, 2020

Flu season is approaching, and with the increase in COVID-19 cases, a flu shot may be yet another form...

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The potential beginning of the end of required standardized testing
The potential beginning of the end of required standardized testing
Minnoli Nori, Senior Staff Writer • November 20, 2020

Taking the SAT and/or ACT has been somewhat of a rite of passage to get into college for millions of...

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Philipos Melaku-Bello sits in his wheelchair in front of the poster-covered fences. Melaku-Bello has spent years protesting for various causes outside of the White House, particularly those pertaining to racial and immigration injustices.
Red, white and cries of "vote blue, no matter who"
Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief • November 19, 2020

 Click here if unable to see above. The first presidential election that I can really remember was...

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Does the return to hybrid equal a return to contact in sports?
Amanda Dermott, Online Editor • November 20, 2020

Second semester is just around the corner and students are anxiously awaiting the return to campus with hybrid learning, though with the recent...

New OPHS esports club 
Daniel Yeung, Guest Writer • November 20, 2020

Disclaimer: I plan on participating in the esports club and possibly running for office within the club. However,  I wrote this article solely...

Letter to the Locker Room: Football 
Hayden Lynch, Guest Writer • November 19, 2020

Dear Birdcage,  My name is Hayden Lynch — I am a sophomore cornerback for the Oak Park football team. Football during COVID-19 has been an...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 5
Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 5
Eric Yeung, Alex Gaspar, and Adam Helfstein November 19, 2020

Welcome to the fifth edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this...

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