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Students frustrated by lack of parking passes

Students frustrated by lack of parking passes

Taylor Bongiovi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


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Juniors and seniors have recently received a bit of a shock regarding their parking privileges. Near the beginning of the second semester, the administration conveyed to the students over the morning announcements that, due to the considerable amount of drivers, parking passes would not be sold for the...

NHS participates in Cal Lutheran ethics conference

NHS participates in Cal Lutheran ethics conference

Harini Pathak, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Fourteen members of the National Honor Society, which promotes the character, leadership and service potential of all students, attended The Homer Dickerson Youth Ethics Conference at Cal Lutheran University on March 5. The seminar explored different topics regarding ethics and how ethical conduct...

Science program attracts Oak Park juniors

Grace Ye, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015


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Many students at Oak Park High School are looking for a fulfilling summer program to apply to that can enlighten them intellectually and help in the college application process. Amongst juniors, the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) has been a popular choice. “I...

Liquid assets at stake

Liquid assets at stake

Kailee Canty and Tushar Jois

March 2, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Second semester senioritis manifests itself in many ways. One of them this year is the popular underground game water assassins, organized and played by seniors. However, this year, the allure of a large, more than $1,000 cash prize is leading to disputes between participants, as well as concerns...

Technical skills grant finances new courses

Ashwarya Srinivas

March 2, 2015


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The staff at Oak Park High School has extensive plans involving technological developments for current and future students. The school has recently received a three-year career technology grant to compensate for equipment funds for the new classes. One of the new projects for the 2015-2016 school...

Oak Park introduces new senior literature classes

Caleb Apthorp, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015


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The English department will be offering two new senior English courses – Women’s Literature and Film and Sports in Literature. Women’s Literature and Film will be taught by Jan Willis as a senior option. “This class is an opportunity for students to further analyze the writings of female...

Textbook damage leads to policy clarifications

Textbook damage leads to policy clarifications

Giselle Langley and Lily Rudnick

February 21, 2015


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Textbook returns have become a dreaded task for many students at Oak Park High School. Hundreds of textbooks are given out each year, yet fewer and fewer are accepted when returned. Last year many students were asked to pay a $20 fee to have certain books rebound, but this year the main issue has...

UC votes to hike tuition

UC votes to hike tuition

Varsha Sarveshwar

December 14, 2014


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University of California regents have tentatively approved a plan to increase tuition until the 2019-2020 school year, angering students across UC campuses. The proposal, which regents considered on November 19 and 20, would increase UC tuition by five percent each year until the 2019-2020 school...

School orders solar shade structures

Kelly Dunlay and Irena Yang

November 7, 2014


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Students will find a new addition to the quad by the end of first semester: a 6,000-square-foot solar shade structure that, along with the new rooftop solar panels, will generate 15 percent of the school's energy. According to Principal Kevin Buchanan, the project costs approximately $300,000, but...

Effects of Israel-Gaza Conflict Reverberate in Oak Park

Effects of Israel-Gaza Conflict Reverberate in Oak Park

Nicholas Branigan

October 18, 2014


Filed under News, Student Life

The latest sanguinary chapter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has wound to a close, leaving the region as deeply polarized as ever, split between the unyielding disputes of the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The conflict’s repercussions resound widely, even among students at Oak Park High School,...

District calendar change approved

District calendar change approved

Christopher Lee

October 7, 2014


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As student achievement continues to improve throughout the district, concern pertaining to the welfare of each student increases as well. In a recent letter addressed to the Oak Park Community and Staff, the OPUSD Calendar Committee stated, “For quite some time the school district has been searching...