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Band kids, face masks, high-stepping

Rebecca Oddes

December 12, 2018


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On Nov. 10, during the Woolsey and Hill fires, the Oak Park Marching Band competed in the Moorpark Battle of the Bands Marching Band Competition, hosted at Moorpark High School. According to senior and drum major Samantha Heller, there were supposed to be over 30 bands performing at the competition ...

Practices, games postponed in wake of fires

Bailey Andera

December 11, 2018


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14 games rescheduled, two canceled

‘Qing’ of Table Tennis

‘Qing’ of Table Tennis

Navya Batra

December 11, 2018


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Devastating fire takes toll on Qin

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

Varsity football wins homecoming game

Varsity football wins homecoming game

Rebecca Oddes

October 31, 2018


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Clad in new jerseys, a winning attitude and the annual homecoming spirit, the Oak Park High School football team headed onto the field Oct. 8 for their homecoming game against Brentwood High School. Varsity won 41 to 38 in overtime and junior varsity lost 6 to 18. “It was probably the greatest...

Athlete of the week returns

Emily Francis and Juliette Setudeh-Nejad

October 30, 2018


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Athlete of the week has returned, and according to athletic director Tim Chevalier it’s a simple acknowledgement of kids doing cool things. Each week Assistant Principal Jason Meskis selects an athlete to be named athlete of the week based on recommendations from the coaches. To choose the athlete...

Girls’ volleyball defends championship title

Girls’ volleyball defends championship title

Juliette Gabai

October 29, 2018


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After weekly games starting in September, girls’ varsity volleyball won the Coastal Canyon League Championship on Oct. 9. The team won three sets to one in a final match against Agoura High School, winning league for the third year running. “To me winning league means that all the hard work we...

Marching Band takes first at Simi, third at Royal

Brianna Szabo and Felipe Andrade

October 29, 2018


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Borquez: ‘There’s a lot of twists in the different recognizable classical tunes’

Girls’ golf swing their way to victory

Girls’ golf swing their way to victory

Becky Litvinsky

October 29, 2018


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Kicking off the season on the second week of school, the girls' golf team holds a record of four wins and 11 losses. The team’s first win took place Aug. 28 against Louisville High School, with final score of 251 - 262. Two weeks later, Oak Park won against Camarillo at a home game with a score...

Profile: Ruby Pokras and Brynn Gorney

Shri Arulmani and Anoushka Jasuja

October 29, 2018


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With one year of prior experience each, freshmen Brynn Gorney and Ruby Pokras have been named co-captains of the Oak Park High School 2018-19 color guard. They were the first members of Oak Park’s color guard to join as middle schoolers, the youngest in the marching band. The two have since lead...

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Jordan Dem commits to College of Wooster for baseball

Amanda Lurey

October 29, 2018


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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...

New dance coach brings fresh vision

Sofie Burstein

October 29, 2018


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Elizabeth Gentile, recently hired as the new Oak Park High School dance team coach, said she is looking forward to helping the team grow and thrive. Gentile, born and raised in Chicago and currently a student at California Lutheran University, was the varsity dance captain during both her junior and...