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To learn more about ComedySportz, check out their website and Instagram: @ophscomedysportz. To help support the team, watch their next game on Feb. 23 in the Pavillion.

ComedySportz Newbie Game Photostory

Natalie Baghdanian, Justine Picard, and Diya Johny February 2, 2024

ComedySportz hosted the newbie game for all the novices to compete against each other in their first competition on Jan. 19. As a competitive improv team, points are determined by the cheering of the audience....

Sophomore Nidhi Dhunaka takes to the stand portraying expert witness Parker Turner, a doctor testifying for the defense, as a member of the Black Defense team.

Photostory: Mock Trial Santa Barbara scrimmage

Lindsay Gould, Olivia Papanicolaou, and Megan McCoy January 31, 2024

On Sunday, Jan. 29, 2024, Oak Park High School Mock Trial traveled to Santa Barbara for their final scrimmage. At the Santa Barbara Courthouse, both the OPHS Black and Gold teams competed against Dos...

This article, as seen with graphic design and layout in the Talons Fall 2023 magazine.

California’s public lands protect the people

Mara Hankins, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2023

California is home to nine national parks, the most of any state. Each represents a unique pocket of the state’s geography and ecology, displaying the inner workings of its earth systems. As distant...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes “perfect”

Lindsay Gould, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

We know the reputation of Oak Park High School: competitive, intense and focused. Indeed, the stereotypes of Oak Park students are genuine. The typical student is often engaged in various accelerated classes,...

Blue Zones: home to the world’s largest centenarian populations

Blue Zones: home to the world’s largest centenarian populations

David Ross and Sophie Casazza December 19, 2023

There are five spots in the world across three continents where people live longer, healthier lives. In these regions known as “blue zones,” research shows that residents reach age 100 at a ten times...

Percy Jackson gets the on-screen representation it deserves

Percy Jackson gets the on-screen representation it deserves

Lindsay Gould, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

What Harry Potter is to millennials, Percy Jackson is to Gen Z. Fans of the books may recall an on-screen adaptation starring Logan Lerman in 2010 and a sequel in 2013; however, the movies failed to meet...

United activism creates better outcomes for labor unions

Lily Huynh, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

Throughout 2023, workers across the nation fought hard for fair compensation and safe working conditions, showing the true power unions and collective bargaining.  Union strikes like United Auto Workers,...

Winter Couture Column

Bing Heine-Van Fossen and Olivia Papanicolaou December 19, 2023

Winter has arrived with cold dewy mornings and windy afternoons. This winter, Oak Park High School students are gearing up for temperatures below 60 degrees and heavy downpours. Boots and big puffer jackets...

Art by Anika Ravilla

The psychological benefits of gift-giving

Sydney Herstein and Brooke Herstein December 19, 2023

It's that time of year again. The malls are packed, stores begin running out of stock and people wait until the very last minute to get a particular gift for that special person. Contrary to what many...

Infographic by Mara Hankins

Gaslighter, Gatekeeper, Gerrymander?

Brooke Herstein and Bing Heine-Van Fossen December 19, 2023

From skits on Saturday Night Live to NBC Nightly News, everyone seems to be talking about gerrymandering, but what exactly is it? At that, how will it affect the coming election?  The word “gerrymandering”...

Amanda Fitts in the College and Career Center

Are students using all of the OPHS college resources to their advantage?

Natalie Baghdanian and Diya Johny December 19, 2023

If you are a college-bound junior, it’s time to begin forming your college list, which means attending events, tours, meets and much more.  In a survey sent out by Talon staff to juniors, 73% of the...

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