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Oak Park alumni: Troy Gentile

Oak Park alumni: Troy Gentile

Hunter Keaster

September 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Online Features

From a young age Troy Gentile had an interest in acting, and today he stars on the award-winning TV show “The Goldbergs.” Troy Gentile graduated from Oak Park High School in 2012 and currently resides in Southern California. Gentile plays the middle child, Barry Goldberg, on the TV show “The ...

Oak Park alumni: Alisha Valavanis

Oak Park alumni: Alisha Valavanis

Navya Batra

September 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Online Features

After a 3-0 lead, the Seattle Storm WNBA team won the League Championship for 2018. The first person to be interviewed after the win was the President and General Manager of the team as well as Oak Park Alumni: Alisha Valavanis. Starting from the very beginning, Valavanis said, “I grew up in Indiana then ...

Mastering the art of the master schedule

Mastering the art of the master schedule

Ellie Hand and Alex Goldbeck

August 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

During the time of registration, it’s not uncommon for students in all grade levels to find differences in their schedule that clash with their original requests. However, the scheduling process is not as simple as it seems. Former Vice Principal Bryan Martin organizes each individual schedule with co...

How to build a club

How to build a club

Aashika Srinivas and Jacob Wagman

August 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

At this school, almost anybody can find their space. 76 clubs existed on the Oak Park High School campus in the 2017-18 school year. Every year a few more are added to the list: Creative Writing Club to K-Pop Club to Speech and Debate to Jew Crew. But how does one create that space and make commit...

New faculty hired from around the globe

Bailey Andera and Rebecca Oddes

August 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Jerry Frizell, a newly hired campus supervisor, previously worked as a film editor for shows such as “Survivor” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” as well as movies such as “Quantum Leap”. He, along with other new faculty members whose previous careers have taken them to places spanning from Si...

Loco Parentis: the rules and policies ensued during a normal school day

Amanda Lurey and Harper Wayne

February 21, 2018


Filed under Feature

Over the course of many years, students and teachers have adapted to the available school hours alongside a variety of rules and policies regarding the activities they can and cannot do during a school day. Policies are different depending on the school district. Oak Park High School is in a unique...

Mudslides

Mudslides

Anish Natarajan

January 31, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Due to recent mudslides, as well as the spread of the Thomas wildfire to the Santa Barbara County, University of California at Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry Yang postponed student finals from Dec. 10 to the start of the Winter Quarter on Jan. 8. The extension of finals into the winter quarter was cau...

Time’s Up and the Golden Globes

Time’s Up and the Golden Globes

Ashley Goldstein and Maddy Quon

January 31, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

The public has noticed a shift in the inequity of Hollywood industries as more women with a platform, notably celebrities, are using their power to further change through the “Time’s Up” movement. To kick off 2018, both male and female celebrities took to social media to share about “Time’s...

Alternative education

Olivia Buccieri, Jonathan Carmeli, and Ethan Land

December 20, 2017


Filed under Feature

During the fall of this 2017-18 school year many seniors are sending their college applications to universities they are interested in attending. Some seniors, however, are undecided about college and are researching other options. Last year 96.7 percent of the Oak Park High School senior class went...

Rallies: Past and Present

Rallies: Past and Present

Maddy Quon

November 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Student Life

Friday, Dec. 1 marks the second rally of the 2017-18 school year. Rallies, at Oak Park High School, have had their share of changes over time –– some viewed as positive, some as negative. Cheer and dance teams have regularly performed at rallies, but the school did not have any musical performa...

Red Cross Club Aids National Hurricane Relief Effort

Amanda Lurey and Ashley Goldstein

November 7, 2017


Filed under Feature

Red Cross Club has started a campaign to raise money for those affected by the recent hurricanes that have caused damage in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Hurricane Harvey was a category four hurricane that struck Southeast Texas Aug. 25, 2017. The hurricane is currently estimated to have cost the...