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EYE 2 EYE : Should College Athletes Be Allowed To Pick Up Endorsements

EYE 2 EYE : Should College Athletes Be Allowed To Pick Up Endorsements

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Oliver Carter

September 23, 2019

Not a viable option By : Oliver Carter, Senior Staff Writer Written along the proud sidewalk of any given college, cement will bear bold stars, a callused handprint and helmet engraved with a name. That is, when college athletes become entertainers. On “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,...

Help!

Atmika Iyer and Sam Barney-Gibbs

September 20, 2019

Is journalism on its deathbed? We don’t know the answer for certain. But what we do know is that it’s losing support. And according to some, its credibility decreases every minute.  But let’s step back and analyze. Maybe people are just afraid … and with good reason.  There is a new p...

#FridaysForFuture

#FridaysForFuture

Leonie Humig, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

She stood in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm with a sign saying “Skolstrejk För Klimatet” [School Strike for Climate] and handing out flyers to passing adults. On Aug. 28, she arrived in Coney Island after sailing across the Atlantic ocean on the zero-emission boat Malizia. She has...

Hot-Pink Confidence

Hot-Pink Confidence

Shoshana Medved, Public Relations Manager

September 19, 2019

If you have ever watched a movie aimed at teens, you’ve seen this phenomenon before: a group of pink-clad girls giggling at each other as they walk down the school hallway, the “oohing” and “ahhing” crowd parting before them. Another girl, one separate from the clique, watches them make their...

Silence and remembrance

Lindsey DiConti, Guest Writer

September 19, 2019

Have you ever thought about what a moment of silence really means? Although it may seem like nothing more than an awkward ten seconds of gazing around the room, trying to avoid that uncomfortable eye contact as you don’t know where to look, it carries much more gravity than just that. As a bustling...

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...