Senior Benecia Jude sits in a chair as she receives her vaccine. (Photo courtesy of Benecia Jude)
COVID vaccine eligibility increases
Daisy Calderon, Graduated Photo Editor • May 24, 2021

Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 15. This was announced by...

Paula Friedman holding the University of Texas at Austin college banner, the university is located in the city of her new home.
Paula Friedman to leave Oak Park High School June 2021
Allie Wang, Senior Staff Writer • May 24, 2021

After almost two years at OPHS, College & Career Center Advisor Paula Friedman will be moving to...

Sharon Stutz poses with her horse Theo.
Biology teacher Sharon Stutz to retire
Akhila Johny, Graduated Senior Staff Artist • May 24, 2021

After 26 years of teaching biology at Oak Park High School, Sharon Stutz is retiring to spend more time...

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Black Lives Matter movement makes nationwide waves
Bailey Andera, Graduated Editor-in-Chief • May 20, 2021

I attended a few of the Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020 — a couple of ones outside...

Dr. Knight stands in front of a crowd of retirees and speakers at the district
Knight says goodbye to Oak Park Unified School
Charlotte Nicks, Graduated Senior Staff Writer • May 20, 2021

After 17 years as Oak Park Unified School District’s superintendent, 39 years in the district and 42...

UCLA received a 10% increase in undergraduate applications this year. Previous years, the applicant numbers never exceeded that. (Photo courtesy of Keena Patel)
America sees a mass increase of applications to top colleges
Angie Bleau, Senior Staff Writer • May 20, 2021

This year, the application process had a massive increase in applicants to premier colleges and universities....

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OPHS athletes sign papers celebrating their college acceptances. Senior players participated in this event on Signing Day, held April 26th.
OPHS athletes commit to college
Shoshana Medved, Graduated Ombudsman • May 24, 2021

Flourishing pink and green pens, five Oak Park High School athletes signed pieces of paper in honor of their college commitments. The celebration...

Mitchell pitches for Oak Park vs the Cal Cruisers
Students juggle multiple sports in a condensed season
Angie Bleau, Senior Staff Writer • May 24, 2021

The regular seasons of many sports were moved to spring by CIF due to COVID-19 regulations. This shift forced athletes who play multiple sports...

Chiu playing the game he loves at the Oak Park Invitational (photo courtesy of Ian Chiu)
Darren Chiu’s unique road to success
Eric Yeung, Alex Gaspar, Adam Helfstein, and • May 24, 2021

Senior Darren Chiu has had a golf club in his hand since he was just 6 years old. Chiu was first introduced to the sport by his dad, who once...

Varsity boys' soccer team makes it to CIF playoffs
Akhila Johny, Graduated Senior Staff Artist • May 14, 2021

Emerging from the shadows, the Oak Park varsity boys’ soccer team has secured a spot in the CIF playoffs. Blowing through this season, the...

Deep Dive: Getting to know OPUSD’s new Superintendent
Chase Willet, Daisy Calderon, Bailey Andera, Alex Gaspar, and Ellie Hand May 14, 2021

Calderon: Hello and welcome to deep dive. My name is Daisy and today our guest is our new superintendent of the Oak Park Unified School...

EYE 2 EYE Podcast: Cornetto Trilogy
Bailey Andera, Navya Batra, Daisy Calderon, Alex Gaspar, Ellie Hand, and Chase Willet May 14, 2021

Talon Top 5: Mrs. Hankins and her favorite books
Talon Top 5: Mrs. Hankins and her favorite books
Bailey Andera, Daisy Calderon, Alex Gaspar, Ellie Hand, and Chase Willet May 12, 2021

[Music fade-in] Calderon: Hello, and thank you for tuning in to Talon Top 5, where teachers introduce you to their “top fives.” This week,...

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