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Graphic with a cartoon Fink sitting in front of a computer. The text bubbles around him highlight parts of his 2021 letter to CEOs. The bottom part also includes a link to his letter. (Graphic by Daisy Calderon/Talon)

BlackRock chief pursues a net zero campaign in yearly letter to CEOs

Daisy Calderon, Photo Editor February 19, 2021

“I believe that the pandemic has presented such an existential crisis – such a stark reminder of our fragility – that it has driven us to confront the global threat of climate change more forcefully...

Graphic by Sabrina Thi/Talon

1 year in quarantine

Sabrina Thi, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Tik Tok loading screen shown on phone screen in hand.

TikTok: The average teenager’s happy place

Julianne Koch, Guest Writer February 10, 2021

Since 2017, TikTok has been one of the most downloaded apps of all time. On this extremely popular social media platform, anyone is free to post short videos to their heart's content. These shared ideas...

Bernie sitting in a subway in New York (Photo courtesy of Naomi Otsu (@naomiotsu) and Nicolas Heller (@newyorknico) on Instagram)

I am once again asking for your Bernie Sanders memes

Daisy Calderon, Photo Editor January 29, 2021

“Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to-do list today but it ain’t his whole day,” user @MsReeezy tweeted in the early morning of January 6th. The tweet garnered 947.8k likes and 105.2k...

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for us

What the COVID-19 vaccine means for us

Sabrina Thi and Angie Bleau January 29, 2021

There are currently more than 200 versions of the COVID-19 vaccine being produced around the world. Multiple companies are working to create an effective solution and a few have been successful in creating...

As New Year’s rolled around after an eventful 2020, shouting ‘Jumanji!’ at 12:00 a.m. seemed like the perfect thing to do to reset 2021 into a year filled with possibilities.

Former President Donald Trump faces impeachment charges for “inciting an insurrection”

Minnoli Nori, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021

As New Year’s rolled around after an eventful 2020, shouting ‘Jumanji!’ at 12:00 a.m. seemed like the perfect thing to do to reset 2021 into a year filled with possibilities. After all, a new year...

Five-year-old Ekas Singh, family member of Benti Kaur, smiles excitedly before taking home a pumpkin from his visit to the local pumpkin patch. Singh is seen quickly lowering his mask to capture his smile in the photo. (Photo courtesy of Benti Kaur/Talon)

Masks: The New Norm

Benti Kaur and Pam Wagner January 28, 2021

 If unable to see interactive website, click here or read below.   Since March of 2020, everything deemed a societal norm changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Handshaking...

How DL changed the game for students and teachers alike

How DL changed the game for students and teachers alike

106 students at Oak Park High School were surveyed on the premise of distance learning. Read an article on results by clicking on the slide above, and/or look at the data presented visually by scrolling...

Lamppost Pizza adds a drive through so customers can easily pick up their food without going into the restaurant.

How restaurants have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sydney Herstein and Brooke Herstein January 22, 2021

Many restaurants have had to deal with uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. These restaurant owners and employees have learned how to adapt to and overcome the challenges they have been faced with. From...

Road Sign on Westlake Blvd. shortly after the incident. (Photo courtesy of Hana Chizzo/Talon)

DUI cases in the age of COVID-19

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Hana Chizzo December 11, 2020

On the night of Sept. 29, two young boys were struck by a car in Westlake Village. The victims were brothers, both under the age of 12. One died on the scene, while the other died hours later at the hospital.   It...

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The United States is facing perhaps its worst COVID-19 wave

Daisy Calderon, Photo Editor December 11, 2020

Chairs and tables stacked together inside restaurants, park play structures covered with caution tape and schools empty and deserted, void of screams and laughs. Wearing a mask has become a staple part...

Breaking down college recruitment

Breaking down college recruitment

Alex Gaspar, Brent Gelick, Adam Helfstein, and Eric Yeung December 11, 2020

The lights, the cameras, the attention. Everyone wants to be on the big stage, the shining star, experience the Cinderella story. However, not everyone is cut out for the life of a NCAA student-athlete.  Under...

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