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The Capitol building stands surrounded by yellow caution tape at a date prior to the Jan. 6 breach. As of 3:30 p.m. EST, all rioters had been removed from the Senate floor, and by 9:30 p.m., 52 arrests had been made. (Photo courtesy of Andy Feliciotti/Unsplash)
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Capitol building stormed
Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief • January 7, 2021

Members of Congress gathered on Jan. 6 to confirm the Electoral College votes of the 2020 Presidential...

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Police receive reports of shots being fired at The Oaks mall following mask confrontation
Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, News Editor • December 11, 2020

On the night of Dec. 5, local authorities received calls of an active shooter at The Oaks mall in Thousand...

New digital contact tracing technology notifies users of exposure to COVID-19
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New digital contact tracing technology notifies users of exposure to COVID-19
Emily Francis and Jay Dugar December 11, 2020

A new system was launched for California residents with smartphones to notify them of potential COVID-19...

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Coalition of teachers speak against recent MOU
Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Mina Jung December 11, 2020

In response to the memorandum of understanding proposed by the Oak Park Unified School District Board...

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OPHS Choir Holiday Showcase is coming to town
Oliver Carter, News Editor • December 11, 2020

This year, among the presents under the decorated tree or the gifts by the menorah are 16 choir numbers...

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Seniors receive gifts from their peers by means of a contactless drive-thru
Chase Willet, Senior Staff Writer • December 11, 2020

Many events that have traditionally been conducted in person have been adapted to fit the current stay-at-home...

NHS cabinet members posing in front of large pile of gifts from club members
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NHS joins the United States Postal Service in its yearly Operation Santa Claus
Daisy Calderon, Photo Editor • December 11, 2020

In lieu of their yearly holiday gift wrapping event at The Oaks mall, the National Honors Society has...

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OPUSD begins search for new superintendent
Shoshana Medved, Ombudsman • December 10, 2020

The quest to select a new superintendent for the Oak Park Unified School District has just begun. On...

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Road Sign on Westlake Blvd. shortly after the incident. (Photo courtesy of Hana Chizzo/Talon)
DUI cases in the age of COVID-19
Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Hana Chizzo December 11, 2020

On the night of Sept. 29, two young boys were struck by a car in Westlake Village. The victims were brothers,...

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Breaking down college recruitment
Breaking down college recruitment
Alex Gaspar, Brent Gelick, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung December 11, 2020

The lights, the cameras, the attention. Everyone wants to be on the big stage, the shining star, experience...

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Photo courtesy of Kings wood Regional sophomore Caroline Shannon
What hybrid model learning looks like in New Hampshire
Angie Bleau and Haley Bandemer December 11, 2020

 Click here if unable to see interactive website above. Life as an American teenager has changed...

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Kamala Harris, the first woman to be elected Vice President of the United States
Ava Harris, Guest Writer • December 11, 2020

Sen. Harris announced she would run for vice president alongside Joe Biden on Aug. 11, 2020, becoming...

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Courtney Ahdott steps out onto the field for OPHS senior night in 2017.
Sarah Fuller becomes the first female to play in a power 5 football game
Sophia Lippel, Senior Staff Writer • December 11, 2020

Sarah Fuller made history on Saturday, Nov. 28, as the first female to take part in a power 5 football game. Fuller’s Vanderbilts Commodores...

UCLA and USC athletics hampered by COVID-19 scares
Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung December 11, 2020

COVID-19 has uprooted the sports world recently. In the past few weeks, UCLA and USC have been no exception.  USC football, currently ranked...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 6
Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 6
Eric Yeung, Adam Helfstein, and Alex Gaspar December 11, 2020

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

Letter from the locker room: Sideline Cheer
Bailey Andera, Editor-in-Chief • December 11, 2020

Dear Birdcage, My name is Bailey and I’m a senior on the varsity sideline cheer team at Oak Park High School. This year has brought a first...

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