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Government sends text alert, students respond

Government sends text alert, students respond

Ellie Hand

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

Cell phones chimed across the nation as a mass text was sent Oct. 3 at 11:18 a.m by the United States government. The sound was similar to a typical AMBER Alert; however, this message was a presidential message that read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action...

Engage Therapy comes to Oak Park High School

Engage Therapy comes to Oak Park High School

Matteo Shahar

October 30, 2018


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Psychiatrist Samantha Tamburro from the mental health clinic Engage Therapy, located in Thousand Oaks, came to lecture in the Oak Park High School gym Oct. 4. With mental health awareness on the rise, Advanced Peer Counseling worked with some of the high school counselors to bring in a speaker w...

College Knowledge Night attracts student and parents of Ventura County

College Knowledge Night attracts student and parents of Ventura County

Havi Rubenfeld

October 30, 2018


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The College Knowledge Night of Workshops was held with the goal to educate students and their parents on college-related topics Oct. 2. College Knowledge Night is a free program co-hosted by the Parent Faculty Associations of high schools in the Ventura County area, primarily Oak Park High School,...

Board policy against hate-motivated behavior amended

Olivia Buccieri

October 30, 2018


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On October 27, Robert Bowers walked into The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, with an AR-15 style assault rifle shouting “All Jews must die.” According to multiple news sources, 11 people were killed and many others injured. “The assault on the synagogue unfolded on a quiet, drizzly mor...

School Cents program comes to OPHS

Amanda Lurey and Oliver Carter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

Founder and owner of Shopping Partnership, Nora Levy, got the idea of creating this company while she was a Marketing Director for a local shopping center. She knew that the program would be successful and decided to refocus her time on Shopping Partnership. Shopping Partnership strives to su...

Foundations of Science now UC “d” lab science

Foundations of Science now UC “d” lab science

Oliver Carter

October 28, 2018


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Current freshmen and sophomores will now earn lab credit toward graduation for the Foundations of Science course. By late August, science department chair Winnie Litten and science teacher Yukako Kawakatsu, began the process. Oak Park High School has a three-year science requirement for graduation:...

Engineering classes change to honors

Aashika Srinivas

October 28, 2018


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Physics and Engineering teacher Ken Jones is offering a retroactive change of course designation to Honors for Oak Park High School students who took Aerospace Engineering or Digital Electronics in the 2017-18 academic year. Many engineering courses at the school are provided by Project Lead the Way,...

SoundCloud subculture: public platform for students

Aashika Srinivas and Kellen Beckett

October 28, 2018


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Many Oak Park students are choosing to express themselves by creating music and publishing it through a growing streaming service called SoundCloud. SoundCloud is an online music distribution platform where creators can publish, listen and discover music for free, offering a popular alternative to...

Homecoming Rally begins competition between grades

Havi Rubenfeld

October 25, 2018


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The homecoming rally for the 2018-19 school year began with a competition between the grades for the most spirited class. The rally, held on Oct. 5, consisted of multiple games played by students chosen to represent their grade, including a game of musical chairs with members of the homecoming court. The...

More than Friday Night Lights

More than Friday Night Lights

Alex Goldbeck

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Homecoming games are the convergence of many aspects of high school life. The band plays pep tunes throughout the game while football players run between end zones as cheerleaders cheer them on. Per usual, students and families fill the stadium. But, most of this can’t happen without everything that...

Oak Park volunteers participate in creek clean-up

Charlie Nicks

October 25, 2018


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Volunteers removed 120 pounds of trash, 70 pounds of recyclables and 300 pounds of invasive palms. The Environmental Education and Awareness Committee held a creek clean-up Sept. 15 to remove trash and invasive plants, in partnership with Oak Park High School’s Our Future Club. The 97 volunteers wor...

French III class changed to ‘Honors’ designation

Amanda Lurey

October 24, 2018


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After the first quarter ended Oct. 12, French III became an honors class due to demand from French students and the efforts of French teacher Maryannick Bovard. Senior, French III honors student and French club co-president Mia Ross brought the idea of changing French III to French III Honors to registrar...