Talon

EagleCorps: Family in the Classroom

Bailey Andera, Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Sam Barney-Gibbs, Mina Jung, Sawyer Nicoll, Rebecca Oddes, and Brooke Yungfleisch

March 9, 2020

Brooke/StoryCorps: Hello, and welcome to EagleCorps, a weekly podcast produced by the Talon inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps. I’m Brooke Yungfleisch and today we’ll be talking with Emily Warren and her mom, Ms. Lisa Bregar, who is a math teacher at Oak Park. Lisa Bregar: Hello, I am Lisa Bregar ...

OPHS History teacher Victor Anderson’s journey into education

Shoshana Medved, Public Relations Manager

March 2, 2020

He’s plunged into Poseidon's pit. He’s constructed dozens of dwellings. He was even an attorney. But Victor Anderson believes his greatest adventure of them all is teaching AP United States History at Oak Park High School. “I always loved being around kids, and I’ve always loved to teach,”...

Sustainability Fair Mini Doc

Preston Green, Mina Jung, and Aidan Scott

February 29, 2020

Click the video above to view the mini-documentary produced by students of the Oak Park Talon.

EagleCorps: Learning to Share

Bailey Andera, Sam Barney-Gibbs, Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Rebecca Oddes, Sam Barney-Gibbs, and Sawyer Nicoll

February 29, 2020

Sam/Host: Hello, and welcome to EagleCorps, a weekly podcast produced by the Talon inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps. I’m Sam Barney-Gibbs, and today we’ll be talking with senior siblings Aubrey and Brennen Billig on their experiences as twins. Brennen: Hello Aubrey: Hi Brennen: What’s your question Aubrey?...

Major decisions: the ultimate popularity contest

Major decisions: the ultimate popularity contest

Sam Barney-Gibbs, Emily Francis, Mina Jung, Rebecca Oddes, Juliette Setudeh-Nejad, and Aidan Scott

February 17, 2020

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ is the existential question asked of every 7 to 10-year-old. The answers may vary from cowboy to princess, astronaut to doctor or even ophthalmologist to political speechwriter; there may seem to be too many options and not enough specialization. Later...

Cats: A Purr-fect Trainwreck

Sawyer Nicoll, Photo Editor

February 13, 2020

No movie in recent memory has been more fascinating than the critically-panned box-office-bomb sensation of last month that is… “Cats.” I have never seen another film where I was simultaneously baffled and fascinated throughout its two-hour runtime. Before we dive in, let me remind you that this...

Where literature meets nature

Leonie Humig, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

A snowboarder. A mother. A marathon runner. And an English teacher at Oak Park High School. Jennifer Hankins’s story at OPHS began in 2006. “I came primarily because we had just moved from another part of LA and I needed to find a new job. So I interviewed at Oak Park and it led to my being...

EagleCorps: Remembering Kobe Bryant

Atmika Iyer, Leonie Humig, Blake Hanlon, Brianna Szabo, Ellie Hand, and Oliver Carter

February 8, 2020

EagleCorps: Hello and welcome to EagleCorps, a podcast inspired by NPR StoryCorps. I'm Ellie Hand, and today we're talking to Oak Park basketball players Clark Slajchert, Ryan Engelhardt and Hogan Zuckerman on how the NBA legend Kobe Bryant impacted them. Hogan: So I went to my friend's house in Los...

Athlete of the Week: Makai Richards

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Oak Park High School senior and boy’s varsity basketball player Makai Richards has been chosen as the athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 3. He is specifically recognized for the games against Moorpark High School and Simi Valley High School. "Makai scored 15 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks...