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A new chapter: OPHS wishes Willis well as she retires

A new chapter: OPHS wishes Willis well as she retires

Eric Yeung and Hannah Levy May 19, 2022

  Click to watch: Willis says goodbye (Part 1, Part 2) As the last week of May approaches, we wave farewell to Jan Kelly Willis, a beloved English teacher who has been at Oak Park for almost...

There’s more in store for Eleanor: Moradi to retire

There’s more in store for Eleanor: Moradi to retire

Minnoli Nori and Allie Wang May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Moradi says goodbye After seven years at Oak Park High School and 25 years in education, Assistant to Principal Eleanor Moradi will be retiring in September 2022.  “My husband...

Queen Doreen: Oswaks walks a new path

Queen Doreen: Oswaks walks a new path

Angie Bleau and Zoey Mortazavi May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Oswaks says goodbye (Part 1, Part 2) This year, Oak Park High School has five staff members taking a step towards retirement. One of these faculty members is Doreen Oswaks, a Special...

We’ll miss Ciss!: Cissell to retire after 22 years

We’ll miss Ciss!: Cissell to retire after 22 years

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Mina Jung May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Cissell says goodbye Student-designed posters of “The Incredibles,” “Sweet Revenge” and other past choir productions; a desk scattered with piles of paper and large bucket...

California delays public school vaccine mandate

Nik Huber and Christan Reams May 19, 2022

Ensuring time for the successful implementation of the vaccine, California will not approve the requirement until the FDA offers full approval, which will be July 2023 at the earliest. As of April 14,...

Round of applause: Drama director Allan Hunt retires

Round of applause: Drama director Allan Hunt retires

Oliver Carter, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Often donning a white dress shirt, a uniquely-colored tie, and a kind smile, Allan Hunt, in his 21 years at Oak Park High School, may have most likely been found in the Pavilion, preparing for one...

Glass studio open for creativity

Glass studio open for creativity

Sahana Sri, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Students have recently begun to use Oak Park High School’s 3D design classroom’s unit for student creativity: a glass studio. “It’s been about six or seven years in the making. A lot of work has...

Campus vandalized with forks, cheese, mashed potatoes, toilet paper and Vaseline

Minnoli Nori, News Editor May 14, 2022

  The so-called “Senior Prank” is a yearly tradition for OPHS seniors. The whole point of the Senior Prank is to have fun and let loose after a stressful academic year — or years.  However, on...

OPHS hosts memorial for late military alumni

OPHS hosts memorial for late military alumni

Zoey Mortazavi , News Editor April 29, 2022

On Friday April 22, Oak Park High School students held a memorial service for the late Brian Wolverton, a 2006 alumni who was lost in combat in Afghanistan in 2009.  An active member of OPHS track and...

‘Mission: Joy’ District screening spreads positive message to community

‘Mission: Joy’ District screening spreads positive message to community

Sydney Herstein and Brooke Herstein April 29, 2022

Oak Park Unified School District screened an uplifting documentary, “Mission: Joy” by means of an online link April 25 and 26. The inspiring film pictures two well-known religious leaders, the Dalai...

Students turn to ping pong to relieve stress

Students turn to ping pong to relieve stress

Abi Chadwick, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

There has been an advancement in the open space of the Oak Park High School campus: the inclusion of ping pong tables near the Student Store.  “I like to play during Nutrition and Lunch everyday with...

Water Assassins flooded with controversy, again

Oliver Carter and Nicole Syku April 29, 2022

On April 20, 2022, Oak Park High School Principal Mat McClenahan, subbing for AP Macroeconomics teacher Timothy Chevalier, spoke to the class of seniors about the long-standing tradition of Water Assassins,...

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