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Brave hearts

Brave hearts

Leonie Humig

December 11, 2018


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Brush fire containment creates firefighting pressures

At the heart of it all

At the heart of it all

Olivia Buccieri

December 11, 2018


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Kindness overcomes tragedy

Normalization of gun violence: When did hate crimes become commonplace?

Normalization of gun violence: When did hate crimes become commonplace?

Sarah Levy

December 10, 2018


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Acts of hatred, violence fill daily headlines across America

How to become a firefighter

Amanda Lurey and Bailey Andera

December 10, 2018


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Heller: ‘When the community is at its more dire need, you are there to help’

Progress for LGBTQ+ community with gender recognition

Alex Goldbeck and Bailey Andera

October 31, 2018


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Officially known as the Gender Recognition Act, Senate Bill 179 passed Oct. 17, 2017 amends different codes of California legislature to make it easier for civilians to change to either female, male or non-binary and receive recognition of their gender by the government. According to the Bay City...

Oak Park Alumni : Jonalyn Saxer

Oak Park Alumni : Jonalyn Saxer

Navya Batra

October 29, 2018


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On Wednesdays, Jonalyn Saxer is not only dressed in pink, but she wears it on the stage of Broadway musical in New York. Throughout her theatrical career, Saxer has been in a total of five Broadway shows as an ensemble performer: “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Holiday Inn,”...

Oak Park Alumni : Bryan Sammis

Oak Park Alumni : Bryan Sammis

Hunter Keaster

October 29, 2018


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Screaming fans, flashing lights and roaring speakers have all become routine for Oak Park High School alumnus Bryan Sammis. Sammis is the lead singer for the band La Bouquet and creates his own music under the stage name Olivver the Kid. He has toured around the world with artists like Halsey and...

School Cents program comes to OPHS

Amanda Lurey and Oliver Carter

October 29, 2018


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Founder and owner of Shopping Partnership, Nora Levy, got the idea of creating this company while she was a Marketing Director for a local shopping center. She knew that the program would be successful and decided to refocus her time on Shopping Partnership. Shopping Partnership strives to su...

How recycling works and where it all ends up

How recycling works and where it all ends up

Emily Francis and Preksha Rao

October 1, 2018


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National Geographic wrote in 2017 that a whopping 91 percent of plastic does not get recycled and instead ends up in landfills or littering the Earth. However, when done properly, recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conserves natural resources, reduces pollution,...

Costumes and Crew: Behind The Scenes

Costumes and Crew: Behind The Scenes

Nick Harvey

October 1, 2018


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The Oak Park Performing Arts Alliance presents three drama productions every school year. The audience fills the Pavilion with laughter and cheer, especially at the end of the night when the whole cast comes out on stage for applause. But who is behind all of these productions? Throughout the years,...

Minding mental health

Minding mental health

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Amanda Lurey

September 28, 2018


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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and nearly 90 percent of Americans struggling with suicidal thoughts have an underlying mental health issue. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and with an attempt to increase awareness of suicide prevention, mental...

Wellness policy update impacts fundraising efforts

Katya Kiseleva and Kellen Beckett

September 27, 2018


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The choir can no longer sell chocolate bars as they have done for years. In fact, no class or club can sell any food item with a sugar content greater than 35% by weight, barring naturally-occurring sugars in fruit and vegetables. The Oak Park Unified School District updated its nutritional code Dec....