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Singing and humor are battling the loneliness brought by a pandemic

Singing and humor are battling the loneliness brought by a pandemic

Leonie Humig, Senior Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 is making headlines. Many countries have implemented stay-at-home orders, closed their borders and some even have implemented nationwide quarantines, such as Italy.  During the time in which a global pandemic has taken at least 150,000 lives and has infected at least 2 million people, som...

Asian American racism grows amid COVID-19

here are many reports of verbal and physical attacks against Asian Americans as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Allie Wang, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Quiet. Intelligent. Proper. Achievers. Listeners. Demure. It all began with a regular, sunny afternoon. I sat at my kitchen table, learning new vocabulary words through the educational website, Membean. As words flickered across the screen, a new word popped up. Demure. I knew that one. Instead...

What to Binge Watch

Emily Francis and Sawyer Nicoll

April 8, 2020

With everything being shut down because of safety concerns due to the coronavirus, there is not much to do nowadays. Besides schoolwork, of course. For some, this may come as a blessing in disguise: the opportunity to recklessly binge television. And, the Talon is here to help. Below is a coll...

A guide to social distancing

Daisy Calderon, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The simple act of staying indoors can save up to 59,000 people from contracting the virus, according to the Director of the Institute for Human Health and Performance at University College London, Hugh Montgomery.  In a recent article on Vox, Montgomery explains this and more. Experts use the basic re...

Heroes in the midst of uncertainty

Julianna Lozada and others from Six Feet Supplies take precautions and sanitary measures when picking up groceries for vulnerable in their neighborhood.

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

During the craziness of the pandemic, nurses, doctors and many health officials are putting themselves on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. But, there are other uncredited heroes on the frontlines as well: young adults. According to scientists, the virus hits the elderly the hardest. With...

The science behind COVID-19

The science behind COVID-19

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2020

Patient zero of the novel coronavirus was identified on Nov. 17, 2019, in Wuhan, China. The COVID-19 pandemic had already begun its silent, invisible spread.  Coronaviruses get their name from their crown-like structure and are part of a large family of RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds. C...

My faith wavered, then disappeared

Faith exists in multiple different countries, in multiple different cultures — it just goes by a different name. Religion is a subjective, and unique experience defined by open-mindedness and belief.

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2020

I was wearing a blue and pink half-sari, standing under a thick cover of branches and leaves to seek shelter from the rain. My bare feet were bouncing up and down lightly in the puddles on the cold, stone floors of a quiet temple in Virginia. A Hindu priest came forward, with three threads, black, red...

Inside the life of an EMT

Sandro Cima (pictured)is an Oak Park resident and EMT.

Leonie Humig, Senior Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Sandro Cima seemed well rested from his shift the day before. He sat on the chair with a relaxed posture and an open smile. He talked about a shift that requires the utmost amount of concentration, sacrifice, knowledge and empathy. Cima’s interest in the career as an Emergency Medical Technician...

Sustaining an environmentally friendly life

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

Often, high schoolers hear about how the Earth is in danger and humans have to change their habits before it is too late. For teenagers, this can be tricky. Complete sustainability is a daunting task, but with a few small lifestyle changes, a more sustainable lifestyle is achievable, even for high schoolers. Reassessing...

New laws affecting you

Starting in 2020, new laws will be set in place affecting the citizens of California.

Alex Goldbeck and Aidan Scott

February 13, 2020

It’s a new year, and with it comes new state laws. As the nation has seen in the past, California is usually the leading states in progressive laws as other states follow suit after. For example, in 2019, Nevada and New York proposed new privacy laws after California passed new protection for consumer...

Coronavirus spreads internationally

The Coronavirus epidemic was first seen on December 31, 2019 and as of now still spreading.

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Dec. 31, 2019 — Wuhan saw the first case of the coronavirus and became the epicenter of a deadly epidemic. From one city, the virus has spread to France, India, Japan, Nepal, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, the United States and more, according to the Washington Post. This spread...

Flames from across the globe

Mina Jung and Lucy Heine-Van Fossen

February 13, 2020

Paradise, Santa Susana, Santa Paula — over 2.2 million Californian acres burned. Canberra, Victoria, Sydney — over 26.2 million Australian acres burned. During the autumns of 2018-2019, fires such as Camp, Woolsey and many more blazed throughout the state of California. The effects of some are...

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