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Art students place at Conejo Valley art competition

Alissa Abrams - Modern Media

Katya Kiseleva

April 21, 2018

Hundreds of artists. Seven high schools. One valley-wide art competition. Ten Oak Park High School students were selected to participate in the Conejo Valley High School Student Awards Juried Art Show...

Feature: The Arts

Feature: The Arts

November 30, 2017

Recent years have shown an increase in student enrollment for the Art I/II Drawing and Painting classes, but according to Oak Park High School art teachers, this 2017-18 school year in particular, has...

Students, teachers 'feud' in game show

Students, teachers ‘feud’ in game show

January 31, 2017

Game Show Club, in collaboration with Key Club and the Associated Student Body, held Game Show Night — Family Feud style — in the Pavilion Friday, Jan. 13. The organizers raised $350 for the Children’s...

‘Merry Wives’ meets the swingin’ ’60s

‘Merry Wives’ meets the swingin’ ’60s

October 27, 2016

  Oak Park Performing Arts Alliance held a 1960s rendition of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” from Oct. 20-22 in the Pavilion. The time period of the play was altered to ...

A student types up a personal essay for the new literary magazine on campus. English teacher Leslie Miller started the program to create an outlet for creative student voices (Meghana Mudunuri/Talon).

Literary magazine compiles student works

September 30, 2016

English teacher Leslie Miller said she was inspired by “a certain kind of student.” She wanted to create a space for those students, a space to publish a composition of works so that students could...

The high school jazz band performs in the amphitheater at Medea Creek Middle School April 17. Performing along with the jazz band were the high school concert band, wind ensemble and choir (Meghana Mudunuri/Talon).

Performing arts on display at district-wide events

April 29, 2016

The first annual Oak Park music festival was held at Medea Creek Middle School April 17. The purpose of the event was  to encourage students, entering middle or high school, to join a music program. “We...

Junior Grace Orriss and senior Kenny Park perform in

Drama hosts ‘A Night of One Acts’

April 29, 2016

The drama department performed its annual spotlight play — this year, titled “A Night of One Acts” — from April 21 to April 23. The production, led and directed by students, featured seven...

Review: Rooting for the bad guys

Review: Rooting for the bad guys

Kimia Mohebi

January 29, 2016

In the world of young adult fiction, very rarely do the readers suffer the internal conflict of whom they support. There are heroes and then there are villains. The novel “Six of Crows,” a spin-off...

ComedySportz members perform in skits at the Newbie Game Jan. 22 (Akshita Dondeti/ Talon).

“Newbies” take stage

January 29, 2016

The ComedySportz team held its annual Newbie Game Friday, Jan. 22. Students who would like to join the ComedySportz team audition annually; this year, the team selected 10 new members. These “newbies”...

Choir students Kayla Gorenstein and Megan Shoaf were selected
to participate in the Southern California Vocal Association’s
High School Honor Choir (Akshita Dondeti/Talon).

2 choir members selected for Southern California Honor Choir

December 14, 2015

Choir students and seniors Kayla Gorenstein and Megan Shoaf were nominated to represent the Oak Park choir program in the annual Southern California Vocal Association’s High School Honor Choir Concert...

Seniors Jenna Kealer and Nick Singley portray Juliet and
Romeo in the famous balcony scene (Photographs courtesy of Zoraida Kerr).

Drama department debuts “Romeo and Juliet”

December 14, 2015

The drama department, led by Don Enoch, debuted “Romeo and Juliet” in the Pavilion Dec. 3-5. Seniors Kayla Gorenstein and Jenna Kealer portrayed Juliet Capulet, and seniors Nick Singley and Gianberto...

ComedySportz team members rehearse for their upcoming
game Dec. 18 (Akshita Dondeti/Talon).

ComedySportz to spread holiday humor at upcoming game

December 14, 2015

The ComedySportz team is preparing for the final game of 2015. The holiday-themed game — complete with Santa hats and Hanukkah decorations — will take place in the Pavilion Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “We...