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Why we all wish we had an Aunt Becky

Amanda Lurey

May 14, 2019

“Aunt Becky” (Lori Loughlin) and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are under the nation’s microscope right now for allegedly bribing the University of Southern California senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel to get their daughters in. Although Loughlin and Giannuli did not plead guilty, according to the New York Daily News, “Loughlin ...

Attacking one religion is attacking all of them

Attacking one religion is attacking all of them

Insiya Naqvi

May 14, 2019

On Friday, March 15, a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, while many Muslims were taking part in Friday prayers. From the elderly to the youth, they all suffered and witnessed this horrific attack in their place of worship. Anxiety and fear have taken a toll on worshippers...

YouTube: Creators Over Corporate

Paige Epstein

May 14, 2019

Recently YouTube videos have been dominating the entertainment industry. With television slowly retreating from the spotlight, the YouTube platform has had an influx of company-based creators rather than the normal small time individuals. Small time individuals like ConflictNerd, or Dylan Clawson, who joined Yo...

A thank you to all our educators

Atmika Iyer

May 14, 2019

When I was 6 years old, I came to Oak Hills Elementary School from a private preschool that indulged many, if not most, of my childish whims. I had a nap time after lunch, I could use the bathroom without having to flag a teacher down mid-lecture and we had pizza for lunch every Friday, good pizza. For...

Part of the journey is the end

Part of the journey is the end

Aashika Srinivas

May 14, 2019

Marvel: 22 films over 11 years. Most would say it is impossible to fit such a lifetime into a singular movie. That even if that was achieved, the disinterest would be unavoidable. But, nothing is inevitable. The Russo Brothers managed to successfully pack 22 films of Avengers’ history into...

Don’t read this

Sam Barney-Gibbs

May 9, 2019

Still here? What you just experienced is reverse psychology at its prime. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, it is “a method of trying to make someone do what you want by asking them to do the opposite and expecting them to disagree with you.” We know what it is and how it works. We love t...

The Talon’s declassified school survival guide

Senior Editorial Staff

May 7, 2019

Dear readers, this is your 2019 Senior Editorial Staff writing to you — one last time. After being students at Oak Park High School for four years, we’re ready to provide a guide for everything you should experience in your years here. To aid your journey, we have comprised a list of suggestions...

The Beakon: activism in journalism

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Olivia Buccieri

May 7, 2019

We’ve heard of “12 Angry Men,” but have you heard of 10 angry journalists? Well, not really angry, but passionately heated for issues we care about. After packing into two white suburbans and driving four hours (with cruel traffic) to Anaheim, California, we Talon members arrived at a conference...

EYE 2 EYE : Are we zombies or innovators

EYE 2 EYE : Are we zombies or innovators

Ellie Hand and Nick Harvey

March 31, 2019

Yes : Connecting with a click Ellie Hand In a world encapsulated by digital screens, social media has become an essential part of our lives. It’s almost unbelievable that over a decade ago, social media was just starting to become a trend. Back in 2004, Facebook was started and marked a new age o...

“I’m going to MIT … Moorpark in Town”

Aashika Srinivas

March 31, 2019

You have the right to do what you want, and the ability to do it when you want. High school is not the place where your dreams come to die, believe me. The average American woman lives to be 81 years old. What changes can I be making with the 64 years of life I still have left? It’s not like Vera...

Pro Pepper Spray

Emi Reisman

March 31, 2019

Last Defense

Seven decades later, anti-Semitism still makes national headlines

The Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in schools and we think we know why