Talon

What to do the Weekend of April 3-5

Jay Dugar, Managing Editor

April 5, 2020

Foreign languages in Ventura County and beyond

Foreign languages in Ventura County and beyond

Shoshana Medved, Oliver Carter, Leonie Humig, Kellen Beckett, Jay Dugar, and Ellie Hand

April 2, 2020

Learning another language can be challenging, but is incredibly rewarding in an increasingly globalized world, not to mention the mental acuity practicing a language provides. According to the Eton Institute, “the benefits of learning a new language include higher scores on standardized exams in math, reading comprehension and vocabulary by multilingual students compare...

Oak Park Holi Festival

Alex Goldbeck, Blake Hanlon, and Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

March 13, 2020

EagleCorps: Movie Magic

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

March 11, 2020

Rebecca/EagleCorps: Hello welcome to Eagle Corps, a weekly podcast produced by the Talon inspired by NPR story for Rebecca Oddes, and today we'll be talking with Bob Emrich and Sawyer Nicole about their experience with filmmaking at Oak Park High School. Sawyer and Bob:Hello, my name is Sawyer Ni...

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...