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Out-of-state alumni react to fires

Amanda Lurey

December 7, 2018


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Mahju: ‘we will overcome’

Students lose homes in Woolsey fire

Amanda Lurey and Havi Rubenfeld

December 7, 2018


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Follett: ‘there was nothing they could do’

Solidarity Service held in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

Solidarity Service held in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

Havi Rubenfeld

December 7, 2018


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As Shabbat morning services were held by the L’Simcha (Tree of Life) Congregation Oct. 27, a gunman entered the synagogue with multiple weapons, allegedly yelling “All Jews must die!” before opening fire and killing 11 people and leaving six injured. “The attack is believed to be the deadliest...

Out with the gold, in with the new

Out with the gold, in with the new

Anusha Rao

October 31, 2018


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The Class of 2019 will see a major change at their graduation: uniform black robes for all genders. The black robes will replace the goldenrod robes worn by girls in previous years. This decision stemmed from the Oak Park Unified School District’s recent dress code policy change, which attempts...

Student passes required to leave at lunch

Student passes required to leave at lunch

Amanda Lurey

October 31, 2018


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Campus supervisors and the administrative team thoroughly checked off-campus passes and student identification cards as students were returning from lunch Oct. 17. While it is normal for IDs and passes to be checked leaving campus, they are not typically checked when returning. A senior’s off-campus...

Vintage plane hits center divider on 101 freeway

Vintage plane hits center divider on 101 freeway

Ethan Kastenberg and Olivia Buccieri

October 31, 2018


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A World War II era airplane made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of the 101 freeway near Liberty Canyon shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 24. Alaska Airlines pilot Rob Sandberg and the plane, a close to 80-year-old North American AT-6 “Texan,” were reported to have taken off from Van Nuys...

Progress for LGBTQ+ community with gender recognition

Alex Goldbeck and Bailey Andera

October 31, 2018


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Officially known as the Gender Recognition Act, Senate Bill 179 passed Oct. 17, 2017 amends different codes of California legislature to make it easier for civilians to change to either female, male or non-binary and receive recognition of their gender by the government. According to the Bay City...

Debate team succeeds at competitions.

Debate team succeeds at competitions.

Jay Dugar

October 31, 2018


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The Oak Park Debate team recently participated in several competitions, on Sept. 23 and Oct. 27. Debate club's Oct. 27 competition was a novice competition. 5 novices received "superior rank," where they won 2 out of 3 rounds, and student Mina Jung won all 3 rounds and received a trophy. Additionally,...

New play “The Interference” introduced to Women’s Literature curriculum

Loren Yona and Atmika Iyer

October 30, 2018


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Women’s Literature teacher Jan Willis introduced the play “The Interference” to her class’s curriculum. This play, written by Lynda Radley, was originally presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Pepperdine University’s Scotland Exchange Program on Aug. 3, 2016, and won the Scotsman Fringe...

CAASPP scores soar

CAASPP scores soar

Olivia Buccieri

October 30, 2018


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The California Department of Education’s consecutive run with statewide testing proved successful for Oak Park High School’s current seniors, ranking the school among the highest in the state. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is administered spring semester...

Government sends text alert, students respond

Government sends text alert, students respond

Ellie Hand

October 30, 2018


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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...