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Lights for Liberty face darkness

Lights for Liberty face darkness

Ellie Hand, Digital Media Manager

September 19, 2019

On July 12, hundreds of protesters joined together in Camarillo to march with Lights for Liberty. The organization is dedicated to human rights advocacy and its mission is to end human detention camps. This was a nationwide protest opposing migrant detention facilities and immigrant raids planned by ...

A shaky wake-up call

A shaky wake-up call

Alex Goldbeck and Blake Hanlon

September 19, 2019

The pool sloshed back and forth with waves bigger than a cannonball creates. For many Southern Califorinians, this was the only sign that an earthquake was taking place. “I saw the pool which looks cool whenever earthquakes happen and I knew an earthquake was happening,” senior Nathan Kriger said. On...

High school summer jobs: A thing of the past?

Bailey Andera and Brianna Szabo

September 19, 2019

From scooping ice cream to standing at a ticket booth, teenagers across the board can always manage to find a way to line their pockets in the summer heat. Each year, high school students find a variety of ways to spend their time over the course of the summer. Some choose to attend summer classes,...

The Chabad House of North Ranch

Oliver Carter

September 17, 2019

Chochmah, Binah and Da'at, meaning Wisdom, understanding and knowledge. A traditional Chabad is built on these beliefs.  Rabbi Shlomo Bistritzky opened The Chabad House of North Ranch four years ago in Westlake Village. “My responsibilities include running the services at the temple, being there for the families during life cycle events, such as birth, funerals etc.,”  Bistritzky w...

Cambria Larks to attend Fashion Institute of Technology after years of designing her own styles

Cambria Larks to attend Fashion Institute of Technology after years of designing her own styles

Jay Dugar

May 14, 2019

Senior Cambria Larks will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) campus in New York City this fall. She will be studying fashion design. Larks has known she wanted to go into fashion from a very young age, she has been “hooked ever since” she went into her elementary school library an...

Alex Labrecque to join the Marine Corps: ‘I just really love this country and want to serve it in my own way’

Alex Labrecque to join the Marine Corps: ‘I just really love this country and want to serve it in my own way’

Sam Barney-Gibbs

May 14, 2019

Life after high school can on average be defined by brick-walled university buildings and cavernous lecture halls. But, senior Alex Labrecque, who junior Aidan Schnurr describes as “definitely patriotic,” has decided to divert from post-grad collegiate norms by joining the United States Marine...

Claire Epstein to attend University of Pennsylvania

Claire Epstein to attend University of Pennsylvania

Katya Kiseleva

May 14, 2019

Senior Claire Epstein will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, where she plans to continue her advocacy for Chinese adoptees. She will most likely major in Political Science, East Asian Studies or Cinema Studies. She plans on minoring in Penn’s Legal Studies and History program. Epstein...

Santa Barbara City College is where it’s at – for Jackson Torgrove at least

Santa Barbara City College is where it’s at – for Jackson Torgrove at least

Amanda Lurey

May 14, 2019

Senior Jackson Torgove is going to Santa Barbara City College this fall, where at least 10 other Oak Parkians will join him. He is planning on doing two years at SBCC and transferring to the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is still unsure about what he would like to study. Torgove will be ...

Obstacles in raising awareness for climate change

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Mina Jung

May 13, 2019

Squinting at the sky, freshman Dylan Jones recalled the fateful day he had already tried to purge from his memory: The day when his home, his belongings, and his life were at stake. “It looked like a movie,” Jones said. “It was cloudy, and … there was no light.” Extreme winds carried bi...

Climate change: permanent effects on the world

Climate change: permanent effects on the world

Bailey Andera and Kellen Beckett

May 13, 2019

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish school girl and climate change activist, has met with Pope Francis and addressed the European Union, the United Nations and the British Parliament to bring awareness to the urgent need to work against climate change. Thunberg was influenced by the survivors o...

Witchcraft goes mainstream

Witchcraft goes mainstream

Katya Kiseleva

May 8, 2019

Tarot cards. Crystals. Sage. For many people, the word “witchcraft” calls forth an image of a hunched old woman stirring something bubbling in a cauldron and cackling evilly. This inaccurate portrayal has, until recently, impressed negative stereotypes on witches and witchcraft. “A lot of...

Exploring the legend of the Queen Mary

Exploring the legend of the Queen Mary

Oliver Carter and Sophia Lippel

May 7, 2019

Jacqueline “Jackie” Torin never left the RMS Queen Mary. Her lungs filled with water and her mind went slack as she landed into the second class swimming pool and drowned. Jackie was never able to leave the RMS Queen Mary, however, we were able to on March 31. Jackie was one of the many passengers...