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OP alumnus aims for 2020 Olympics

OP alumnus aims for 2020 Olympics

Kellen Beckett, News Editor

October 31, 2019

“Oak Park holds a very special place in my heart.” Kareem Maddox graduated from Oak Park High School in 2007 and went on to attend Princeton University as a player on their Division I basketball team. Maddox remembers his time at OPHS fondly. He also favorably remembers his coaches and teachers. “I...

Letter from the Locker Room

Luka Sarac, Guest Writer

September 23, 2019

Dear BirdCage, This is Luka Sarac, one of the captains for the varsity football team. On behalf of the football program, I’d like to say that we are so thankful for all the support that the Eagles are showing us this season. We are currently 4-0 and are working hard to elicit as much school spirit...

Varsity football holds undefeated record

Varsity football holds undefeated record

Rebecca Zait, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

The boys' varsity football team won their first home game of the season with a score of 29-16 on Aug. 30 against Santa Paula High School and have continued their success to earn them a record of 4-0. Junior and offensive and defensive linemen Isaac Saban commented on his mentality going into the first...

Girls’ sports classes added to curriculum

Mina Jung, Senior Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

For the first time, Oak Park High School girls' soccer and softball teams have sports classes incorporated into their schedules. These classes follow Title 9 requirements of the California constitution, which states that “all persons, regardless of their gender, should enjoy freedom from discrimination of any kind in the educational institution of the st...

Boys’ volleyball wins state playoffs

Bailey Andera and Amanda Lurey

May 22, 2019

Majam: ‘I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my season’

Cam Fouts given Scholar Athlete award

Nicole Ash and Brooke Yungfleisch

May 22, 2019

Senior Cam Fouts has been playing football for the majority of his life and has been recognized nationally through winning the Scholar Athlete award from the National Football Foundation. “I feel good about my accomplishment and so does my family. My mom and sister are really supportive and proud...

Beach volleyball program advances at OPHS

Beach volleyball program advances at OPHS

Loren Yona

May 22, 2019

The beach volleyball program has kicked off in the spring of 2019, since being officially introduced at Oak Park High School in December of 2019 by head coach Kendall Billbruck. At the beginning of the season, 30 girls attended tryouts to pioneer Oak Park girls’ beach volleyball and 24 remain on...

Boys’ golf wins CIF Central Coast Championships

Amanda Lurey

May 22, 2019

The boys’ golf team won CIF Central Coast Championships for the first time in Oak Park history. Coach Donn James said that “everyone played solidly” at CIF Championships, describing it as “a numbers game.” “It was so awesome seeing our team at the top of the leaderboard,” sophomore...

Baseball takes its last swing of the season

Baseball takes its last swing of the season

Adam Helfstein

May 22, 2019

The baseball season has come to a close, and the Eagles have posted a 7-20 record, achieving a 7-5 record in non-league play. However, their record does not tell the full story. “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we have been very, very competitive. Our non-league record is better than our league...

Winter guard claims victory

Winter guard claims victory

May 22, 2019

Utter disbelief and an overwhelming sense of pride and happiness filled the hearts and minds of Oak Park High School’s winter guard members upon receiving the title of first place at their competition. The competition, which took place on Saturday, March 23 at Valencia High School, marked the first...

Joy Forster to go to UCLA

Joy Forster to go to UCLA

Katya Kiseleva

May 22, 2019

Senior Joy Forster has played for the OPHS girls’ tennis team for her entire high school career. She will attending University of California, Los Angeles in the fall and is currently undecided in terms of major. How long have you been playing tennis? I’m not exactly sure, but I think it’s been about six years. Ho...

Boys’ volleyball to play in State Tournament finals

Amanda Lurey

May 18, 2019

After the State Tournament quarter-final win for the Oak Park boys’ volleyball team May 14, they moved on to the State Tournament semi-final game May 16. The team won 3-0 on May 14, and also on May 16. The State Tournament final game is Saturday May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Park gym. Senior Joey Ybarr...