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Fourth annual Music Fest held at Medea Creek

Fourth annual Music Fest held at Medea Creek

Amanda Lurey

May 14, 2019

Musicians and singers from Oak Park High School and Medea Creek Middle School joined together for the fourth annual Oakchella. The Oak Park Music Festival, better known as Oakchella, raised over $10,000 for the Oak Park Instrumental Music Association on Sunday April 7. Shary Trux, president of...

Bye, bye West Coast, hello Midwest

Bye, bye West Coast, hello Midwest

Alex Goldbeck and Blake Hanlon

May 14, 2019

After six years of teaching AP Environmental Science, chemistry and biology classes, Anatomy & Physiology and Foundations of Science in the Oak Park, California sunshine, Yukako Kawakatsu is getting ready for a change in weather. Kawakatsu will be leaving for Chicago, Illinois after the school year...

Cap decorating sparks conversation

Cap decorating sparks conversation

Sarah Levy

May 13, 2019

The graduating class of 2019 will begin a new Oak Park tradition: all students will dress in black robes and will be permitted to decorate their graduation caps. The district decided upon this change in attire in an attempt to be sensitive and accepting of all gender issues and not identify students’...

Debbie Sands to retire this year

Debbie Sands to retire this year

Jacob Wagman and Angus Hsieh

May 13, 2019

After 17 years as an instructional assistant at Oak Park High School, Debby Sands will be retiring in 2019, at the end of this school year. Sands helps students with various learning disabilities by working closely with them, reviewing the material covered in their classes, and providing further explanations...

Eagles fly off

Eagles fly off

Amanda Lurey and Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

May 13, 2019

May 1, National Decision Day, brought colorful outfits from the senior class, while the juniors, sophomores and freshman wore black for Wednesday’s spirit day. National College Decision Day is the day in which future college students must commit to which university or college they will attend. Students...

Seniors fly away, leaving a legacy

Seniors fly away, leaving a legacy

Amanda Lurey

May 7, 2019

Seniors Aiden Glikkman, Ethan Martin, Ben Fuller and Dylan Rodgers are, as some would describe, “icons” of the senior class of 2019. Over these past four years, this boy group was responsible for each rally’s annual lip sync battles. “My favorite lip sync we’ve done has to be ‘Before...

Science Olympiad wins second place at regional tournament

Anusha Rao

April 26, 2019

The Oak Park Science Olympiad team came close to victory when they placed second at their regional tournament on March 9 at the University of California Santa Barbara. Out of the 23 events, the team won awards in 18 events. Some members said they credit this success to the new team captains. “Although...

ComedySportz team performs monthly game

Rebecca Zait

April 26, 2019

The ComedySportz team played many audience-interactive games Mar. 22. Two teams, red and blue, were neck and neck during the first half of the game, but during the second half, the blue team pulled ahead, beating the red team 38 to 23. “I think both teams did great,” senior and team manager...

Larks creates Fashion Club for 2018-19 school year

Larks creates Fashion Club for 2018-19 school year

Amanda Lurey

April 26, 2019

Fashion Club left its mark on Oak Park High School over this past school year. The club began in August 2019 and was created by senior Cambria Larks. Larks, Fashion Club president, said that she has always wanted to start a fashion club. However, this, technically, was not the first fashion club she...

Television series based on Oak Park premieres soon

Oliver Carter

April 25, 2019

Fictional city Woodside designed as a community that welcomes and accepts people

Welcome to the jungle

Katya Kiseleva

April 25, 2019

Vice conflicts with track meet

Advanced Peer Counselors learn about equine therapy

Advanced Peer Counselors learn about equine therapy

Amanda Lurey

April 25, 2019

Advanced Peer Counselors took a field trip to Stand in Balance in Westlake Village Friday, March 29 to learn about equine therapy. Equine therapy refers to therapy involving donkeys and horses. According to CRC Health, the goal of equine therapy is to “help the patient develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, ...