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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

-Both agree that there are advantages and disadvantages to social media 
-Both agree social media can be easily abused 
-Both agree that social media will have a large impact on our future

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

Why summer is the superior season

Bailey Andera

March 26, 2019

Winter really isn’t the coolest

The Beakon: The World in Photos

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Olivia Buccieri

March 26, 2019

The power behind being lazy

Abolish the Box

Alex Goldbeck

March 26, 2019

And while you’re at it, abolish the rank too

My roots are in the air

Leonie Humig

March 19, 2019

How hard it can be to answer the simple question “where are you from”

A match made in sweet, salty heaven

Juliette Gabai

February 28, 2019

Soulmates: peanut butter and chocolate

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