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Awareness Week Art and Writing Competition

Awareness Week Art and Writing Competition

Mugil Shanmugam and Jay Dugar February 19, 2021

As part of the Advanced Peer Counseling’s 2021 Awareness Week, Oak Park High School students were invited to participate in an art and writing competition that ended on Jan. 22. Awareness Week is an...

Parameters for senior yearbook quotes spark discussions

Navya Batra, Digital Media Manager February 19, 2021

As the second month of the second semester is coming to an end yearbook season is rapidly approaching. The yearbook team has been sending out reminder emails to seniors to submit their senior quote.  However,...

Oak Park High School hallway

OPUSD elementary schools to begin Hybrid Learning

Emily Francis, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

As Ventura County COVID-19 case rates drop below 25 per 100K, Oak Park Unified School District has announced tha t they are planning to have the district elementary schools will begin hybrid learning....

Jason Meskis is ACSA Region 13 Co-Administrator of the Year

Jason Meskis is ACSA Region 13 Co-Administrator of the Year

Hayden Brown and Jay Dugar February 19, 2021

Assistant Principal Jason Meskis was named Co-Administrator of the Year for Region 13, which spans from Calabasas to San Luis Obispo, on Feb. 3. Meskis serves as Oak Park High School’s Coordinator of...

Zoom rehearsals for upcoming Clue play.

Whodunit?

Sophia Lippel, Senior Staff Writer February 19, 2021

“It was Professor Plum. With a revolver. In the Billiard Room.” After nearly 10 months of quarantine, almost everyone has tried to beat their boredom at least once with a board game. Oak Park High...

Cover image of the competition guidelines for the 2020-2021 academic year.

FBLA’s annual Gold Coast Section Conference goes virtual

Daisy Calderon, Photo Editor February 18, 2021

This year, in place of an in-person competition, the Future Business Leaders of America Gold Coast Section Conference was held virtually through Zoom and a third-party testing service. The event began...

Slide deck showing the amount of hours OPHS students spend online.

Distance learning survey gives staff insight into performance

Angie Bleau and Haley Bandemer February 18, 2021

A survey was released to the students, parents and t eachers of Oak Park Unified School District regarding distance learning. The administration analyzed the data from the responses to a series of questions...

Inauguration streamed during computer science teacher Erik Amerikaner's class. Students watch Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recite her poem to the nation.

Biden sworn in as 46th president

Mina Jung, Features Editor February 18, 2021

The year of 2021, following a year filled with unprecedented events, is also starting off with an inauguration unlike any other. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the...

GPAs can be accessed on Q, a platform used for OPHS students' grades, assignments, and other activities. The GPAs found on Q may soon be changed after Site Council discussion.

New weighted academic GPA proposed by Site Council

Shoshana Medved, Ombudsman January 29, 2021

This article goes in a podcast. Click here to listen to it. A new weighted GPA may soon arrive on Oak Park High School transcripts. After months of extensive research, the OPHS Site Council proposed a...

Biden sworn in as 46th president

Mina Jung, Features Editor January 29, 2021

The year of 2021, following a year filled with unprecedented events, is also starting off with an inauguration unlike any other. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the...

Power outages stretch across Ventura County

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, News Editor January 29, 2021

High winds last week caused thousands of Ventura County residents to lose power, including many Oak Park High School students and staff. Some of these outages were precautionary by Southern California...

In December of 2020, California saw a sudden spike in positive COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 cases spike as Ventura County slowly opens back up

Ava Harris and Julianne Koch January 29, 2021

With hospitals in Ventura County at full capacity, it’s even more important to follow COVID-19 rules and regulations to stay safe and healthy according to the CDC. In December of 2020, California saw...

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