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On the Record with Record Outlet

On the Record with Record Outlet

Ryan Solot

January 31, 2018


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There is only one lone survivor in the music industry in all of Oak Park, Agoura, Westlake and Thousand Oaks--, and it is just in time for the recent uptick in records, Cassettes and CD’s. The Record Outlet, which has been open since 1984, has been delivering a musical experience for multiple gene...

Cook Offers Help For AP World History Exam

Cook Offers Help For AP World History Exam

Sam Barney-Gibbs

January 31, 2018


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Economics teacher DJ Cook is offering to tutor World History students who would like to take the AP European History exam or the AP World History exam. “We used to have a AP European History class, which went away. It’s not going to be an instructional course, but I will offer for anyone who...

Advanced Placement Economics class added due to increase in student enrollment

Advanced Placement Economics class added due to increase in student enrollment

Emily Francis

January 31, 2018


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AP Economics class enrollment is nearly doubled this year as compared to last year, which has led to an increase in AP Economics classes. According to economics teacher DJ Cook, AP Economics is a rigorous course which places high demands on the student’s performance, and covers around 45 chapters ...

Survey Administered to OPUSD Parents Indicates Strong Interest in Care Program

Anish Natarajan

January 31, 2018


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Options for a new district-operated Before & After School Program for the 2018-2019 school year were presented in the monthly OPUSD board meeting Dec. 5. The board meeting comprised of members of the board of education, as well as representatives from each OPUSD school. At the meeting, board members received an up...

Mudslides

Mudslides

Anish Natarajan

January 31, 2018


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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...

Coach Hall returns

Emily Francis

January 31, 2018


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Government teacher Rob Hall resumed teaching at Oak Park High School Jan. 9 following a nine-month recovery from a large fall in April. History teacher Tim Chevalier taught Hall’s classes, which included two AP U.S. Government and Politics classes, during his absence. “I did my student teach...

Profile : Justin Zilberstein

Profile : Justin Zilberstein

Juliette Gabai

January 31, 2018


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Senior and Eagle Scout Justin Zilberstein recently earned all 137 Boy Scout merit badges –– a feat only 367 other people have accomplished in 100 years of Boy Scout history. “Becoming an Eagle Scout is the accumulation of years of experience, gaining leadership and communication skills, as w...

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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At six feet 10 inches tall, new boys’ volleyball head coach Chris Harger has performed on many professional levels throughout his years playing volleyball, including competing as an alternate with the United States Men’s National Volleyball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Harger...

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


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New girls’ lacrosse head coach Chris Dotson has lived on the East Coast until he moved to Oak Park July 2016. “This is really our first time out to the West Coast,” Chris Dotson said. “Although it’s different for us, it’s really great that we so quickly have been able to get plugged i...

Time’s Up and the Golden Globes

Time’s Up and the Golden Globes

Ashley Goldstein and Maddy Quon

January 31, 2018


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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...

First US History Tour

First US History Tour

Emily Francis

December 21, 2017


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A new 10-day U.S. history trip is now available to interested students at Oak Park High School. The trip will take place in July, after summer school is over and is intended for sophomores and juniors, however is open to all grade-level students. The students will take a tour around the East Coast, particularl...

All gender bathroom

All gender bathroom

Amanda Lurey

December 21, 2017


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An all gender restroom was installed in the main office Sept. 2016 in order to comply with California state mandated laws. California Assembly bill number 1732 passed Sept. 29, 2016, declaring that if a school has a restroom without stalls and is intended for one person to use it at a time, it must hav...