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Schultheis to study at Oxford summer program

Schultheis to study at Oxford summer program

Kellen Beckett and Aashika Srinivas

January 30, 2019


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Will read Shelley, other british authors

Administration holds sustainability summit to plan district’s environmental future

Administration holds sustainability summit to plan district’s environmental future

Olivia Buccieri

January 30, 2019


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Seydel: ‘We’re dealing with age-old problems, but our climate has already moved on’

David Shiang to play with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra

David Shiang to play with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra

Charlie Nicks

January 29, 2019


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Sophomore David Shiang won the opportunity to play in the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Series on Jan. 25 and 27. “Piano has been a constant part of my life ever since I was five years old. Over the past 10 years, I’ve [continued] developing as a player,” Shiang said. Shiang...

Small fish, large pond

Small fish, large pond

Sarah Levy

January 29, 2019


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Selected out of over 1,700 Senior Division poetry entries, senior Ariel Davydov won the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest for her poetry submission. The Ocean Awareness Contest is annually sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, an innovative space for students to communicate for the ocean by working...

Wildlife visits local neighborhoods

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

January 29, 2019


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Freshman Elena Yan spotted a bobcat while walking home along Doubletree Road, across the street from Medea Creek Middle School. “My first instinct was to stand still and record it because I’ve never really seen anything like this before,” Yan said. “It was a small and spotted cat and it just...

The student behind the numbers

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Aashika Srinivas

January 29, 2019


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Although test scores and GPA are factors college admissions offices care much about, letters of recommendation give students an opportunity to showcase other aspects of their personalities and achievements. The process begins when students request teachers and counselors to vouch for skills, achievements...

Awareness Week: Advanced Peer Counseling holds Borderline commemoration

Katya Kiseleva

January 29, 2019


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One of the Awareness Week events, put on by Advanced Peer Counselors on the Great Lawn Dec. 4, was a commemoration for the victims of the Borderline shooting. Sophomore and Advanced Peer Counselor Emily Francis said that the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill Nov. 7 was overshadowed by the wildfires...

Burn areas impacted by showers

Burn areas impacted by showers

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

January 29, 2019


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Oak Park residents kept a close eye on their surroundings during the week of Jan.14 to Jan.18 due to the chance of mudslides caused by heavy rain. Many in recent burn areas became aware of the danger after receiving text alerts and notifications from the National Weather Service that warned them of possible...

Out-of-state firefighters help California fight wildfires

Katya Kiseleva

December 20, 2018


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Eighteen states sent firefighters and resources to California to help fight the Woolsey, Hill and Camp fires. Texas deployed 200 firefighters and 55 firetrucks to help fight the Woolsey fire. The crews remained in California for about two weeks, until the fire was contained. The state of Oregon dep...

Students evacuate throughout southern California due to wildfires

Students evacuate throughout southern California due to wildfires

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

December 16, 2018


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When the Woolsey fire arrived in the city of Oak Park Friday, Nov. 9, residents evacuated to avoid the flames that came down the Santa Susana Mountains toward their homes. The fire was predicted to touch down in Oak Park at 11 p.m., prompting mandatory and voluntary evacuations that also affected...

Fire survivor shares experience

Fire survivor shares experience

Oliver Carter

December 13, 2018


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Ehret: ‘It was overwhelming and at times mentally paralyzing’

Students gather in gym in response to Borderline

Students gather in gym in response to Borderline

Daisy Calderon

December 12, 2018


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Lunchtime features posters, anti-defamation pins, peer counseling