Talon

Passing the torch: student leadership

Bailey Andera

March 26, 2019

Behind every rally, contest and school event lay teams of students who devote hours and hours of their time every week to ensure that activities run smoothly and successfully. The Associated Student Body (ASB), Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon and Band are among the many that appoint student leaders to...

Britt Hermes makes a living off the internet

Britt Hermes gives a speech at the 2016 QED (Question, Explore, Discover

Navya Batra

February 27, 2019

Ex-Naturopathic doctor, popular blogger and Oak Park alumni has practically lived a life straight out of a movie. Hermes even has her own Wikipedia page. Britt Hermes is currently an online blogger who vocalizes her disagreements with the process of naturopathy therapy. Naturopathy is the idea th...

Taylor Hermes finds career in archaeology

Taylor Hermes poses in southeasterm Kazakhstan at the Koksu River. Taylor's archeological efforts have brought him around the globe

Hunter Keaster

February 27, 2019

Travelling in Central Asia, Oak Park Alumni Taylor Hermes, researches ancient artifacts

Wet Weather Worries

Driving conditions on the west coast are different from driving on the east coast

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

February 27, 2019

How can teens drive safely during southern California’s rainy season?

Reculturing and Restructuring Academics

Students may possibly earn graduation credit for taking off classes in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Emily Francis and Atmika Iyer

February 26, 2019

New proposal to give students flexibility with credits

23andMe controversy sparks skepticism from users

23andMe controversy sparks skepticism from users

Bailey Andera and Brianna Szabo

February 22, 2019

Genetic testing company sells customer information to third parties

Educators on strike – What’s the deal?

LAUSD teachers go on strike to enact change in their district

Olivia Buccieri and Daniel Conway

January 31, 2019

LAUSD teachers look for change

Brave hearts

Flames go ablaze

Leonie Humig

December 11, 2018

Brush fire containment creates firefighting pressures

At the heart of it all

At the heart of it all

Olivia Buccieri

December 11, 2018

Kindness overcomes tragedy

Normalization of gun violence: When did hate crimes become commonplace?

The artwork of Akhila Johny depict the tension of gun violence in our nation

Sarah Levy

December 10, 2018

Acts of hatred, violence fill daily headlines across America

How to become a firefighter

Amanda Lurey and Bailey Andera

December 10, 2018

Heller: ‘When the community is at its more dire need, you are there to help’

Progress for LGBTQ+ community with gender recognition

Alex Goldbeck and Bailey Andera

October 31, 2018

Officially known as the Gender Recognition Act, Senate Bill 179 passed Oct. 17, 2017 amends different codes of California legislature to make it easier for civilians to change to either female, male or non-binary and receive recognition of their gender by the government. According to the Bay City...

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