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Thank you firefighters and first-responders

Thank you firefighters and first-responders

Navya Batra

December 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Dear Heroes, Before I begin, please note that it is quite difficult to write a letter to someone I have never met. No matter how many things I would want to say to them, it’s hard to express my appreciation and love for someone without first seeing them face to face. First of all, thank you all...

Woolsey Fire destroys Gindling Hilltop Camp

Woolsey Fire destroys Gindling Hilltop Camp

Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Life Skills retreat moved to new location

At the heart of it all

At the heart of it all

Olivia Buccieri

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Kindness overcomes tragedy

Senior athletes sign to colleges

Senior athletes sign to colleges

Bailey Andera and Amanda Lurey

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sarah Shulze hosts athletes in midst of Woolsey fire

In times of destruction, many feel grateful to return home

In times of destruction, many feel grateful to return home

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Oak Park students share fire stories

Vintage plane hits center divider on 101 freeway

Vintage plane hits center divider on 101 freeway

Ethan Kastenberg and Olivia Buccieri

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A World War II era airplane made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of the 101 freeway near Liberty Canyon shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 24. Alaska Airlines pilot Rob Sandberg and the plane, a close to 80-year-old North American AT-6 “Texan,” were reported to have taken off from Van Nuys...

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Amanda Lurey

October 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Jordan Dem, current senior and varsity baseball player, has been playing baseball for 13 years, since the age of 5. On Oct. 1, Dem committed to playing baseball at The College of Wooster. The College of Wooster is a Division III school in Wooster, Ohio that is consistently ranked in the top ten of...

More than Friday Night Lights

More than Friday Night Lights

Alex Goldbeck

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Homecoming games are the convergence of many aspects of high school life. The band plays pep tunes throughout the game while football players run between end zones as cheerleaders cheer them on. Per usual, students and families fill the stadium. But, most of this can’t happen without everything that...

Police presence near campus increases for student safety

Police presence near campus increases for student safety

Angus Hsieh

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase

There has been an increase in the amount of law enforcement around Oak Park school campuses since the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The rise in police presence comes in the midst of recent school-shootings along with a threat made to Oak Park High School during the summer of 2018. The Oak...

“The Dining Room” cast dishes out laughs

“The Dining Room” cast dishes out laughs

Anusha Rao and Mina Jung

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

“The Dining Room,” performed by Oak Park High School drama students, featured an innovative technique of blending different characters’ stories by leaving out standard drama components such as curtains closing or lights blacking out to signify change of scene. The audience could detect the change...

Minding mental health

Minding mental health

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Amanda Lurey

September 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Showcase

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and nearly 90 percent of Americans struggling with suicidal thoughts have an underlying mental health issue. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and with an attempt to increase awareness of suicide prevention, mental...