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Class of ‘22: Not one normal year

You are a rising freshman. The year: 2018. Time to live our own High School Musicals. Then tragedy hits Oak Park.  It first starts with a shooting at the local Borderline Bar & Grill. Just when some...

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Ranking celebrity couples

Pam Wagner, Benti Kaur, and Sophia Lippel May 11, 2022

In the wake of numerous fresh breakups and divorces, Hollywood is seeing new and strange couple combinations surface, some that the fans love, and many that they do not. Here are our ranks of Hollywood’s...

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Tom Holland in “Spiderman” or “Uncharted”

Ravali Vallurupalli, Senior Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Nathan Drake gave the audience good laughs and heartfelt moments, but English actor Tom Holland left his performance as Peter Parker, a friendly neighborhood Spiderman, unrivaled.  Holland’s acting...

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Reviewing the sensational Disney movie “Turning Red”

Brooke Herstein, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Prior to watching “Turning Red,” every person I talked to about the movie told me how sweet and realistic it was. I wanted to see if this description was true, so I sat down with some popcorn and started...

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Little Glitz, Some Glamor

Charlize Ocon and Olivia Papanicolaou April 27, 2022

The 2022 Oscars were, as Chris Rock said, “The greatest night in television history.” Arguably, Will Smith’s actions were the second worst event of the night, following the crime that was the red...

Debunking Disneyland

Debunking Disneyland

Benti Kaur and Pam Wagner April 27, 2022

“Have you heard the rumor that Oak Park was banned from Disneyland?,” we asked. “No I did not. The only thing I know is it costs, what, $220?” yard supervisor Jerry Frizell said. “Why, what...

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Reviewing the new “Batman” movie

Megan McCoy and Sophie Silvers April 1, 2022

Before watching “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson, I remember thinking about how I managed to get dragged into watching another Batman movie. There are some well-known Batman movies such as “The...

OPHS students work in class after mask mandate is lifted / Lucy Heine-Van Fossen

Masking choices should be made judgment-free

The Editorial Board, Oak Park Talon April 1, 2022

As Oak Park High School begins to incorporate its updated rules, the most important thing to remember is that the students here are fully expected to make their own decision regarding whether they will...

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Analyzing Netflix’s “Selling Sunset”

Mara Hankins, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Botox and bling. Big hair and even bigger drama. With its extravagant parties and celebrity guests, no expense is spared on Netflix’s show “Selling Sunset.” On the surface, the highly bingeable show...

Italian is the second most-spoken language in Italy; the first, I would argue, is community.

On knowing your neighbors

Nicole Syku, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

“Sei italiana?” I was at a nearby Italian restaurant in Westlake Village when the waiter asked me if I spoke Italian. Seeing as I am an exchange student from Italy, this was of course the case. Maybe...

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Go(jo) back to the movies

Mina Jung and Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen April 1, 2022

As the curse of the pandemic plagued the world, many turned to the power of anime — its power to transport viewers to a different dimension, to display the imaginative talent of animators and to entertain....

Travel while you’re young!

Zoey Mortazavi, News Editor March 18, 2022

As students near the end of their high school careers, there is a lot to be said about what’s the ‘best path’ to follow. Well, I’m not going to write about all of those options — they have been...

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