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Does the return to hybrid equal a return to contact in sports?

How sports will operate with students coming back to campus
November 20, 2020

Second semester is just around the corner and students are anxiously awaiting the return to campus with hybrid learning, though with the recent movement to the purple tier there are no guarantees. But...

New OPHS esports club 

The latest on the up and coming OPHS esports club
November 20, 2020

Disclaimer: I plan on participating in the esports club and possibly running for office within the club. However,  I wrote this article solely for the purpose of providing unbiased information. Over...

Letter to the Locker Room: Football 

A glimpse inside preparation for the 2020 football season
November 19, 2020

Dear Birdcage,  My name is Hayden Lynch — I am a sophomore cornerback for the Oak Park football team. Football during COVID-19 has been an interesting experience from the eyes of a student-athlete....

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 5

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 5
Predictions for the best games around the sports world this week
November 19, 2020

Welcome to the fifth edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes...

Cross country practices during COVID-19

Girls' team warming up before their long run.
November 6, 2020

 Click on the image or on this link and scroll down to view.   Ever since the cross country team received clearance to resume, they have been doing in-person practices. There are new safety...

ComedySportz is back and ready for laughs 

ComedySportz is back and ready for laughs 
Comedysportz finds a way to have a game during distance learning 
November 6, 2020

ComedySportz is back. The first game of the 2020-21 school year is set for Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Due to distance learning and guidelines set forth by the state of  California, games have been moved to an...

Letter from the locker room: Girls basketball

What my 2020 Basketball Season Looks like
November 6, 2020

Dear Birdcage, My name is Navya Batra and I am a senior on the girls Varsity basketball team at OPHS.  Most years, our season takes up the entire year. We start summer conditioning in June, have the...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 4

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 4
Predictions for the best games around the sports world this week
November 6, 2020

Welcome to the fourth edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes...

2020 World Series recap

An in depth analysis of the dodger’s world series win
November 6, 2020

The drought has finally been lifted. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series for the first time since 1988, lifting a weight off of Dodger’s fans around the world.  In the first to four series,...

Dodgers win the 2020 World Series

Dodgers win the 2020 World Series
Los Angeles wins the series in six games 
October 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers have broken their World Series drought of 32 years, winning their fourth game with a score of 3-1 in Game 6 of the first to four series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Snell...

LucStrong Kickit Challenge 

During pre-pandemic times, the LucStrong foundation — a nonprofit organization devoted to combatting sickle cell disease — held an annual kickball tournament to raise funds for the organization.
LucStrong Foundation adapts to COVID-19 restrictions 
October 22, 2020

The annual LucStrong Kickball fundraiser will look a little different during the age of COVID-19. During pre-pandemic times, the LucStrong foundation — a nonprofit organization devoted to combatting...

Column: Sports Prediction Central, Edition 3

Artwork: Brent Gelick/Talon
Predictions for the best games around the sports world this week
October 22, 2020

Welcome to the third edition of Sports Predictions Central, a column for predictions of the best games on the sports slate this week.  In this edition, we will be predicting and breaking down the outcomes...

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