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The hoodie wins again

The hoodie wins again

Hannah Levy and Haley Bandemer November 15, 2021

The fashion equivalent of comfort food, hoodies are familiar and dependable, eliciting the feeling of home with every wear. All sweatshirts have an origin story. The perfectly symmetrical drawstrings and...

Does music affect your workout?

Does music affect your workout?

Lily Huynh and Megan McCoy October 29, 2021

Your heart is racing, beads of sweat dripping down your back, the fluorescent lights of the gym blinds your squinted eyes. You're about to attempt to hit your personal record, something you've been dreaming...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A new perspective

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A new perspective

Ava Harris, Features Editor October 29, 2021

About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Just in 2021 alone over 250,000 cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women and over 2,500 in men. The month of October...

Our American Dream: OPHS as told by international students

Our American Dream: OPHS as told by international students

Nicole Syku and Laura Rezende de Aguiar October 29, 2021

Football games, cheerleaders and a copious amount of junk food were some of our expectations prior to entering America as international students. Now, we — Nicole Syku from Milan, Italy and Laura Rezende...

Local small business handles new COVID-19 relief

Megan McCoy, Senior Staff Writer October 29, 2021

In response to the Ventura County COVID-19 mask mandates policy being lifted on June 15, local boutique, Fashion Oaks, picked up business. Although the pandemic has struck many small businesses in a negative...

Exploring millennial-style teaching

Benti Kaur and Pam Wagner October 22, 2021

Research conducted by the National Association for Gifted Children has shown that the use of analogies can be a very helpful tool in relaying information from teachers to students. It creates a bridge...

Profile: New Principal Mathew McClenahan joins OPHS

Profile: New Principal Mathew McClenahan joins OPHS

Dylan Jones and Lucy Heine-Van Fossen October 15, 2021

Mat McClenahan has recently taken up the post of Oak Park High School principal at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. He moved into the position after leaving his past job at High Tech Los Angeles,...

Profile: New ASL teacher, Julie Cho

Profile: New ASL teacher, Julie Cho

Maya Sepulveda and Colton Winsick October 15, 2021

Julie Cho is the new American Sign Language teacher on campus. She teaches all grades from ASL 1 to ASL 4. This is Cho’s first year teaching at a high school, but she previously worked at Gallaudet University,...

Profile: New Chinese teacher, Katherine Chang

Profile: New Chinese teacher, Katherine Chang

Benti Kaur and Charlize Ocon October 15, 2021

Long-term Ventura County resident and educator Katherine Chang has taken over as head of the Chinese department. Chang heard about the offer at Oak Park while teaching at Westlake High School. “I was...

Profile: New counselor, Caity Katz

Profile: New counselor, Caity Katz

Benti Kaur and Ravali Vallurupalli October 15, 2021

Caity Katz began her new counseling position shortly after returning to California, prior to which she had been living in Vermont during the COVID-19 pandemic. She came back to Ventura County as she had...

Profile: New counselor, Andrea Lanter

Profile: New counselor, Andrea Lanter

Angie Bleau and Abi Chadwick October 15, 2021

This school year, Andrea Lanter has joined the Oak Park High School staff as a counselor for students in grades 10-12 with the last names Df-Ld. She has been a student counselor in many school districts ...

Ashley Michelin lectures her class on biology.

Profile: New science teacher, Ashley Michelin

Megan McCoy and Bing Heine-Van Fossen October 14, 2021

Ashley Michelin is a new science teacher on campus who teaches foundations of science as well as CP Biology. These classes mainly consist of freshmen, as well as sophomores. A teacher of six years, most...

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