Op-Ed: Monkey representation

November 20, 2020

BACKGROUND 30 million years ago, something absolutely insane happened. The craziest event the planet has ever seen. Monkeys sprung from the Earth. And with them came “the funny.” WHY WE DESERVE...

EYE 2 EYE: Students discuss Hybrid vs Distance Learning

November 20, 2020

Hayden Brown: Hi guys, welcome to this week's Eye 2 Eye podcast. I'm here with Jay, and today we're going to be talking about the coronavirus situation with school so we're going to be talking about...

Schitt’s Creek: The sleeper hit that stole award’s season

Characters Johnny (left) and David (right) Rose from
“Simply the best”
November 19, 2020

I’m sure we all remember the initial rush after quarantine started, when we thought school would only be out for a few weeks, and we collectively rejoiced in the special comfort that was a Netflix...

AOC’s Twitch stream did what other politicians can only dream of

 AOC crewmate asking if they’re being “marinated,” a popular term to describe gaining someone’s confidence only to kill them at the end of the game. (Daisy Calderon / Talon)
How video games created a new way to gather votes
November 19, 2020

Arguably one of the most beloved Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently broke the internet by streaming “Among Us,” a game that grew in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.  On Oct....


A rainbow pinwheel spins on top of a keyboard with the word admissions, representing the waiting period. Seniors had the option to submit early applications throughout October and November.
Advice from people who really aren’t qualified to give it
November 18, 2020

Dear Applicant, We are delighted to tell you that we have received your application and… You need to wait another month. Or two. Then, of course, we might defer you, and you’ll get to wait two more!...

EYE 2 EYE Podcast: The 2020 election predictions and opinions

EYE 2 EYE Podcast: The 2020 election predictions and opinions
November 6, 2020

If you are having audio problems, visit the original SoundCloud recording here. Guest and Opinion Editor for the Talon Hunter Keaster discusses with host Hayden Brown about the current election and...

There should be graduation cords for senior athletes

There should be graduation cords for senior athletes
Be a good sport, and hand the cords over
November 6, 2020

Graduation is meant to wrap up a senior’s four years of high school. Seniors receive honors cords for their hard work all four years and being an honor student, which is a student who takes honors/AP...

What is an ombudsman, anyway?

Lady Justice stands in front of Talon articles on the Trello communication board. Trello has been the platform to edit and review all Talon stories.
Hint: I’m not a robotic assistant
November 4, 2020

Here at the Talon, our job titles keep it simple and sweet. Our news editors edit news, our opinion editor edits opinions (thanks Hunter!) and our editors-in-chief serve as the amazing “chiefs” of...

Easy Halloween costumes to make from home

OPHS alumni, Zach and Brittany Fowler (York) dress as Angela and Dwight, from The Office. Zach and Brittany graduated in 2014.
Make getting into the spooky spirit of the season worth it
October 28, 2020

If you’re someone who likes to dress up on Halloween, you know that 2020 poses several extra obstacles which are making the process of finding a costume even more of a challenge than years past. Many...

Academy makes a blunder with Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented new diversity rules for the best picture award.
Why the Academy’s new diversity rules will negatively impact underrepresented groups
October 23, 2020

The award for best picture is coveted among aspiring and established filmmakers alike. The Academy has recently announced that starting in 2024, new criteria regarding diversity must be met in order for...

Podcasts: The new wave of political punditry

Joe Rogan (pictured above) has a podcast that amasses over 200 million downloads a month across platforms.
Politics for the next generation
October 22, 2020

Step aside Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow, there’s a new way to consume political commentary... and it involves your ears.  For those who have never trekked into the enlightening world of podcasts,...

Please, KIND: Cool it with your packaging

A Twix ice cream box faces off against KIND Frozen packaging. Medved claimed that the KIND Frozen box struggled to convey the actual product.
A chilling tale of bad marketing
October 19, 2020

Look, there’s nothing inherently wrong with KIND bars. They’re nestled in countless knapsacks for a quick boost of energy, pedestaled across thousands of pantries as a supreme health food. Yet when...

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