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Allie Wang – Mini Documentary

Allie Wang, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

I am a classically trained pianist, and I study at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Downtown LA. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the school to temporarily switch to online learning. I want to showcase my piano experiences in the time of this crisis. The piece that I playing throughout the mini-doc...

How to stay fit in quarantine

Aidan Scott and Brianna Szabo

May 6, 2020

Now that gyms across the country are closing due to COVID-19 pandemic, access to workout machines and weights has been lost by many. But fear not! Keeping active and in shape is possible in the comfort of your own home.  Calisthenic exercises are ones that utilize body weight and usually don't requi...

Grieving the loss of normalcy

Daniella Becerra and Daisy Calderon

May 6, 2020

The introduction to such uncertain times induces many different emotions for different people. With its grasp on our nation, COVID-19 has diminished a number of aspects of daily life. Oftentimes, the pit-feeling emotion of loss is followed by the feeling of grief. Grief is the emotion attached to the ...

Evaluating the environment of a 21st-century pandemic

Los Angeles skyline clearer than it has been in years due to decreased air pollution.

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Bailey Andera

May 6, 2020

“Playing with fire” seems to be an uncomfortable phrase to many, especially to those who were forced into panic as the Woolsey and Camp Fires laid ash and smoke seemingly everywhere. It may hit too close to home. However, according to The Guardian, leading scientists suggest we continue “playing wit...

Spirit Week

Sawyer Nicoll, Photo Editor

May 6, 2020

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Colleges adapt their application process due to COVID-19

Rebecca Oddes, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

With the postponement of SAT and ACT tests country-wide, many incoming juniors and seniors are left wondering how COVID-19 will affect the application process as well as seniors making  final decisions for colleges. Many schools have had to change their education curriculum and grading systems to a...

Got toilet paper?

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Emily Francis

May 5, 2020

Toilet paper is just one of the many products that have become hard to find during the COVID-19 crisis.  WireCutter is an online news source that embeds links to hard-to-find products to help customers during these hard times. Jason Chen, Wirecutter’s deputy editor, has found trends in home exe...

Creation and isolation: how students spend time under lockdown

Sawyer Nicoll

April 30, 2020

Staying at home for days at a time has allowed many to pursue projects they’ve always wanted to. ‘Safer at Home’ has supplied people the time to follow their passions such as drawing, baking, making music or just being able to relax and go on a hike or make a puzzle.  So, we asked Oak Park High students to take ...

School funding policies change

Mina Jung and Loren Yona

April 30, 2020

Excitement filled the air as students discussed the upcoming school trip to AstroCamp. Six students from San Diego School District looked on in dismay as their parents informed them that they would not be attending this year’s field trip due to their inability to pay the $350 fee. Seeing this, Sally...

California residents put under “safer at home” in response to COVID-19

Shoshana Medved and Emily Francis

April 30, 2020

CALIFORNIA Following the declaration of the pandemic of COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency in California on March 4, 2020. Following this, on March 19, Newsom issued a Stay At Home Order. Under the Stay at Home Order, California residents should not leave their homes except fo...

Local hospitals and medical offices provide COVID-19 testing

Oliver Carter and Preston Green

April 27, 2020

Donning scrubs and masks, clinicians at Sierra Vista Medical Clinic in Simi Valley swab patients whose vehicles are the only physical barrier between the medical professionals and the potential COVID-19 virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 testing is admini...

Controlling what we can: our hairstyles

Rebecca Oddes and Sam Barney-Gibbs

April 23, 2020

Though there exists an overload of uncertainties during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to maintain a healthy mindset — and make sure you don’t accidentally cut off an ear. Because, as many are forced to stay well at home, the symptoms of cabin fever can start to become overwhelming. In an ef...