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Students, teachers ‘feud’ in game show

Students, teachers ‘feud’ in game show

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts, Club Spotlight

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 Cancer Research Fund. Students from a variety of grade levels competed against teachers Jan...

‘Merry Wives’ meets the swingin’ ’60s

‘Merry Wives’ meets the swingin’ ’60s

Nick Burt

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

  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 accommodate a late 1960s setting, British-invasion style, including rock and roll hits from the...

Literary magazine compiles student works

Literary magazine compiles student works

Felipe Andrade

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts

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 have an outlet, a voice, a place. So this year, she introduced a literary magazine program for...

Performing arts on display at district-wide events

Performing arts on display at district-wide events

Veena Reddy

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Student Life

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 wanted to inspire others to get more involved with music, like taking classes,” junior...

Drama hosts ‘A Night of One Acts’

Drama hosts ‘A Night of One Acts’

Anastasia Greer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

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 individual acts and a variety of actors and directors. “I was really impressed with the coordination...

Review: Rooting for the bad guys

Review: Rooting for the bad guys

Kimia Mohebi

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

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 of “The Grisha Trilogy” by Leigh Bardugo breaks the barriers between good and bad, leaving the...

“Newbies” take stage

“Newbies” take stage

Jake Davis and Max Davis

January 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Student Life

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” trained throughout the year and watched current members perform at previous games. On Jan. 22,...

2 choir members selected for Southern California Honor Choir

2 choir members selected for Southern California Honor Choir

Jake Davis, Max Davis, and Lauren Perlmutter

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Student Life

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 Nov. 27. Gorenstein and Shoaf were among 270 choir members selected from approximately 650 applicants...

Drama department debuts “Romeo and Juliet”

Drama department debuts “Romeo and Juliet”

Akshita Dondeti

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Theater

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 Ridino portrayed Romeo Montague. Production manager Ellyn Schneider and the stage crew created...

ComedySportz to spread holiday humor at upcoming game

ComedySportz to spread holiday humor at upcoming game

Anastasia Greer

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts

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 are preparing for the game with intense pun exercises and many other improvisation workouts,”...

Band drums up audience at 2 winter concerts

Band drums up audience at 2 winter concerts

Eric Kellenberger

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Student Life

For the first time ever, the concert band and wind ensemble performed two separate winter concerts. Both concerts were held in the Pavilion Dec. 8 and 9. “Everything has been on the rise. It’s been an increased level of participation and enthusiasm from the community and the students. These concerts...

AP art students create portfolios

AP art students create portfolios

Anastasia Greer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Senior AP art students are preparing art portfolios to supplement their college applications. For a portfolio, the student must submit a number of pieces that represent his range of artistic ability. “The portfolio experience has been hectic and challenging, as I had to gather 10 strong piec...