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Students, teachers ‘feud’ in game show

Students, teachers 'feud' in game show

Olivia Buccieri

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

Club Spotlight: Speech and Debate Club

Left to right: Advisor Audrey Freeman, Neev Levy, Teju Pathy, Aneesh Ankareddy, Max Freeman, Jonathan Vu, Sriram Potluri, Jake Freeman, Harman Bans (Photograph courtesy of Speech and Debate Team).

Stephen Burt

January 29, 2016

The Speech and Debate Team participated in California Lutheran University’s annual Debate Tournament Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. At the tournament, nine freshmen debated against other teams from both private and public schools. “I love being a part of high school debate because it is the greatest equalizer;...

Club Spotlight: Young Investors Society

Eric Kellenberger

November 20, 2015

The Young Investors Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students learn proper financial education. Oak Park is the first “chapter,” or club, of the 13 schools that are participating. They serve as pilots for approximately 500 schools expected to “roll out”...

Club Spotlight: Jewish Club

Students congregate inside the sukkah on the Great Lawn Sept. 29. By building the Sukkah, the Jewish Club hoped to educate students — both Jewish and non-Jewish — about Jewish heritage and traditions (Staff photographer/Talon).

Meghana Mudunuri

October 16, 2015

The Jewish Club brought Jewish traditions to campus by putting a sukkah, a hut, up on the Great Lawn, serving pizza in it and telling interested students about the tradition Sept. 29. To celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, which is the Jewish holiday that commemorates living in the wilderness as well...

Club Spotlight: International Thespian Society

ITS club president Savannah Hale runs a meeting. During these meetings, the group decides on various initiatives, including charity drives, that promote theater (Akshita Dondeti/Talon)

Bareerah Zafar

September 27, 2015

The International Thespian Society, which strives to honor students’ excellence in the fine arts and promote theater through charity events, philanthropy and outreach programs, has entered its second year at Oak Park High School. To join the troupe at the school, individuals must be inducted, or...

Club Spotlight: Kiva Club

Members of the Kiva Club play Super Smash Bros. Brawl to raise money for third-world countries. The weeklong tournament fundraiser attracted 27 participants and many more spectators (Carly Albert/Talon.)

Dennis Chiu

April 24, 2015

The Oak Park Kiva Club, a new club founded by sophomores Noah Yardeny and Matthew Yerich, focuses on preparing, organizing and advertising fundraisers for the nonprofit Kiva Organization. “[Kiva Organization is] a nonprofit organization that empowers third-world country entrepreneurs,” club member...

Club Spotlight: Young Social Activists

The Young Social Activists' Club, seen here with adviser, Leslie Miller (Staff Photographer/Talon).

Christina Torigian, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

An ambitious group of freshmen want to find solutions the problems that afflict the world; this group created the Young Social Activist’s Club (YSAC). Every two months, the club chooses a current topic with the goal of promoting awareness of it. Past themes have included immigration within the U.S.,...

Club Spotlight: Ukulele Club

The Ukulele club members play with their instruments (Staff Photographer/Talon).

Ajay Bagali and Tyler Tran

February 5, 2015

The Ukulele Club recently introduced the ukulele to Oak Park High School. Senior Audrey Pham and juniors Rachel Pham and Lillian Ong started the club with hopes of sharing their love for the instrument. “[The ukulele] is cute, really easy to learn, portable and versatile,” Ong said. The club...

Club Spotlight: Key Club

Key Club members Lucas Hsiong, Nathaniel Driggs, Jayda Nalamlieng and Tyler Smith load gifts to be delivered to children worldwide (Irena Yang/Talon).

Christopher Lee

December 14, 2014

Oak Park Key Club has participated in a vast array of volunteering and fundraising projects this holiday season, all designed to complement its mission statement – service to others. After holding a holiday gift donation drive and enjoying a weeklong packing extravaganza, Key Club members packaged...