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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...

Ideas to earn a little cash from home

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to drastically change our lifestyles, many adults and teens have taken a financial hit either through layoffs or pay cuts. As the financial health of the country is in peril, the individual family is facing the brunt of an economy that is entering what is called bear-market terr...

Global government regulations follow the COVID-19 pandemic

Graphic shows how different countries are regulating COVID-19.

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads rampantly, various countries’ governments have used different tactics to flatten the curve and protect their population. From curfews to media blackouts, governments have used a number of methods to curtail transmission and control their citizens.  The United States  In the U.S., regulation beg...

Changes present as Brexit takes effect in the United Kingdom

Bailey Andera and Ellie Hand

April 22, 2020

A momentous change struck the United Kingdom after the poll results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016; 52% of the population voted to leave and 48% voted to remain in the European union.   The day after the Brexit poll, there was a spike in searches for “what is the EU” and “what is Br...

Global economy plunges as COVID-19 spreads around the world

Mina Jung, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Billions of dollars lost. Unemployment rates at a record high. Cities once filled with activity now still and empty as stores and businesses shut down. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, businesses are closing and workers are staying at home, causing global economic activity to crash and affecting...

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