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Westlake Art Guild showcases student artwork

Westlake Art Guild showcases student artwork

Juliana Furgala

April 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, News

Every year Oak Park art students enter the Westlake Village Art Guild competition, a collaboration between the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council and the Westlake Art Guild, which is open to high schools in Conejo Valley. These juniors and seniors are drawn from art teacher Anna Lovejoy’s Advanced...

Student animation receives White House award

Student animation receives White House award

Ashley Siavoshi

April 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Youth Project Animation club, headed by seniors Amanda Zhao and Olivia Zhao, was recently awarded an honorable mention for their participation in the White House Student Film Festival. The festival, currently in its second year, received over 1,500 student created entries on this year's theme:...

District to receive $2.2 million for next year

District to receive $2.2 million for next year

Irena Yang

March 24, 2015


Filed under News

Oak Park Unified School District will receive an estimated $2.2 million in new revenue for the 2015-2016 school year under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget for education. Under the proposed budget, the district hopes to use the new funds to address certain needs the district has had over...

Senior wins $20,000 scholarship

Senior wins $20,000 scholarship

Eric Kellenberger, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under News

Senior Shruti Aggarwal earned the title of a Coca Cola scholar and a $20,000 scholarship in February. She is one of 150 students nationally who have been selected by the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation to receive substantial academic funding for their efforts as exceptional people. Aggarwal displays...

Students frustrated by lack of parking passes

Students frustrated by lack of parking passes

Taylor Bongiovi, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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...