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Student athletes commit to various colleges

Student athletes commit to various colleges

Atmika Iyer, Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2019

Student-athletes at Oak Park High School took part in National Signing Day where high school athletes sign a letter of intent for playing their respective sports in college. There will be a second one in the spring. Seniors Ori Bitton, Malia Cohen, Abigail Dermott, Kelly Dobson, Grace Hanley, Havi...

Girl’s Golf Makes It to CIF Championships for Individual and Team

Girl’s Golf Makes It to CIF Championships for Individual and Team

Leila Kohn, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

The girl’s golf team qualified for the 2019 CIF championships, as well as for two individual championships. For golf, the CIF championship is split up into two sections: individual and team. Freshmen Derica Chiu and Simran Nadig qualified for the individual championships, along with the team. The...

Girls’ varsity soccer kicks off season

Blake Hanlon, Staff Photographer

December 10, 2019

The girls’ varsity soccer team kicked off their first official game Friday, Nov. 22 against Malibu High School. The final score was 3-1, giving the varsity girls their first win of the season. “I think this season will be good considering how much time and effort the team is putting into it,”...

Marching Band at regional championships

Marching Band at regional championships

Minnoli Nori and Rebecca Zait

December 10, 2019

After months of hard work, band camp, and nonstop practice, the Eagle Brigade qualified for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association regional championships for the first time. The SCSBOA holds competitions for marching bands all over Southern California. This competition consists...

Tennis courts to be resurfaced

Tennis courts to be resurfaced

Ellie Hand, Digital Media Manager

November 4, 2019

Oak Park tennis players will have a fresh court to practice on after a resurfacing of the courts. The process began Oct. 13 and is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 30. Athletic Director Tim Chevalier was involved in the decision-making process, along with Mr. Meskis and the Oak Park Unified School...

Marching band competes at Royal Classic

Marching band competes at Royal Classic

Daisy Calderon, staff writer

November 4, 2019

Kicking off their fall season, the Oak Park Marching Band competed for the first time this year with their show, “Time Waits for No Man,” at the Royal Classic Competition on Oct. 12. The team placed second overall with the Color Guard receiving a score of 60.75 earning the title “high auxil...

Eagles soar above competition

Eagles soar above competition

Rebecca Oddes and Becky Litvinsky

November 4, 2019

The undefeated Oak Park Eagles football team has a streak of 7-0 during the 2019 preliminary games and a 2-0 score for the Coastal Canyon league. Having an undefeated football team is not only an accomplishment for the school but the players as well. Many of this year’s varsity seniors began working...

Girls golf in the running to be league champions

Girls golf in the running to be league champions

Havi Rubenfeld, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The girls’ golf team proved their worth at Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore on Thursday, Oct. 17, taking second place overall in round one of three in the Coastal Canyon League Finals. Regardless of their league standings, the team will be competing in CIF playoffs, since their strong perform...

Fair Pay to Play Act set to begin in 2023

Bailey Andera and Kellen Beckett

November 1, 2019

Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, the newly passed Fair Pay to Play Act will allow college athletes in California to profit off of endorsement deals for the first time. This bill played a role in pressuring the National Collegiate Athletic Association to nationally allow athletes to pick up endorsements.  ...

Letter from the Locker Room – Lauren Kessler

Lauren Kessler, Guest Writer

November 1, 2019

Dear Birdcage, My name is Lauren Kessler and I am a senior at OPHS who has been a player on the tennis team for four years now. I’d like to start off by saying that I am extremely grateful for all that this team has brought me. Even though tennis is mostly an individual sport, we, as a team,...

Sebastian Sawyer ranks first place in the league for Cross Country

Sebastian Sawyer ranks first place in the league for Cross Country

Rebecca Zait, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Senior Sebastian Sawyer has been running cross country for his entire high school career, and is currently ranked as the number one male runner in the Coastal Canyon League. The rankings are based on not just how the runners perform, but also how others perform in comparison to each other. Sawyer...

Eagles on ice

Eagles on ice

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

The LA King’s High School League brings ice hockey to sunny Southern California. The league has a junior varsity and varsity program that operates in ice rinks in Los Angeles County, Kern County and Santa Barbara County. The high school league started in 2015 for hockey players in Southern California....