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

Amanda Lurey and Harper Wayne

February 21, 2018

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...


Infographic of Mudslides

Anish Natarajan

January 31, 2018

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

Times Up Movement Infographic

Ashley Goldstein and Maddy Quon

January 31, 2018

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 21, 2017

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

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

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...

Life, death, love in ‘Our Town’

Student drama members huddle during a funeral in 'Our Town.'

Olivia Buccieri, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017

Performed with hardly any props and a minimalist set, “Our Town” studies American life in three acts: Act I, titled “Daily Life;” Act II, “Love and Marriage;” and Act III, “Death and Dying.” The Oak Park High School drama department performed American playwright Thornton Wilder's “Our...

Oak Park moms recapture Las Vegas shooting

Oak Park moms attend the iHeart Radio Festival where they saw Jason Aldean perform.

Olivia Buccieri, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2017

Even in another state, the effects of the Las Vegas shooting, which took place Oct. 1 during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, have reverberated back to the Oak Park community. Deemed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the shooting amassed over 573 victims — 58 killed and 515...

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