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Ski resorts closed due to COVID-19 threat

Navya Batra, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Mammoth expected to close its resorts on May 25, 2020, however, in response to COVID-19, the ski-resorts in Mammoth as well as around the country have shut down.  “I believe ski resorts should be one of the last things to be closed. The only concern is for the duration of riding a ski lift chai...

Ski resorts closed due to COVID-19 threat

Navya Batra, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Mammoth expected to close its resorts on May 25, 2020, however, in response to COVID-19, the ski-resorts in Mammoth as well as around the country have shut down.  “I believe ski resorts should be one of the last things to be closed. The only concern is for the duration of riding a ski lift chai...

The music of the times

Rebecca Oddes, Senior Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 spreads throughout the world forcing many people to remain indoors, people are trying to find ways to stay connected and avoid boredom. #TogetherAtHome is a campaign started by @glbctzn on Instagram, an organization of people from around the world working to help end world hunger,...

COVID-19 impacts OPUSD, updates

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted education systems all over the world. Recently, Oak Park Unified School District re-assessed resuming school on March 23, stating that the closure may extend till May 1 if not for the entire remaining school year. Many aspects of students’ school experience have been altered in...

Debate team wins big at state qualifying competition

Shoshana Medved and Leonie Humig

March 23, 2020

There’s no argument: Oak Park’s debate team triumphed at their state qualifying tournament on Feb. 29. OPHS sent seven debaters to the competition, two of which, junior Naomi Lin and sophomore Harshitha Dasari, qualified for state championships. The competition was to be held in April in San Jose,...

OPHS holds first Community Service Fair

Nina Krishnan, Guest Writer

March 17, 2020

The first community service fair was held at Oak Park High School in the Pavilion on Jan. 23. Various community service organizations came to promote their group as students were given an opportunity to explore each station and decide whether or not they’d like to volunteer. The representatives...

Robotics program receives $3,000 grant

Mina Jung, Senior Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

The College of the Canyons from Santa Clarita donated a $3,000 grant to Oak Park High School’s robotics program, which was accepted at the board meeting on Feb. 18, 2020. The money received helps support the entire robotics program, including the club and classes. Robotics Club Co-Advisor Erik Amerikaner,...

On carbon dioxide, our oceans

On carbon dioxide, our oceans

Sam Barney-Gibbs, Ombudsman

March 17, 2020

The Founder and Director of MERITO — Multicultural Education for Resources Issues Threatening Oceans — Foundation, Rocio Lozano-Knowlton, held two objects up to the class: one was a reusable water bottle, the other a ringed binder. “Everything we buy, like this binder, has a cost,” Lozano-Knowlton...

Schools in Ventura County continue to provide food services

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

With schools closing due to the coronavirus, many families who depend on school lunch programs are finding themselves without a school-provided meal. In response, the California Department of Agriculture supplied the California Department of Education with a waiver named CA COVID19, which allows districts to continue serving food...

OPUSD shuts down

OPUSD shuts down

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, local schools, including the Oak Park Unified School District, are shutting down. OPUSD, as of March 12, will shut down for the week of March 16.   This is in response to the course of COVID-19: not including those aboard the Grand Prince...

Man attempts to abduct teenage girl in Oak Park

Havi Rubenfeld and Loren Yona

March 10, 2020

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly attacked by a man on Thursday Mar. 5, around 4 p.m. while walking on a trail near her home in the area of Sunnycrest Dr. and Trefoil Avenue in Oak Park. “We got wind that this happened [Thursday] around 6 - 6:30 p.m.,” Director of Student Support and School Safety...

Say Something Week comes to OPHS

Say Something Week comes to OPHS

Emily Francis and Brianna Szabo

March 10, 2020

In remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which took place on Dec. 14, 2012 in Connecticut, the parents of students who were killed created the Sandy Hook Promise. Their goal is to protect children from gun violence like the tragedy that took place on that day. According to the Sandy...