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Oak Park swim team approved by board

Lake Lindero Country's pool is one practice location being considered for the newly approved swim team.

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Roy Shin

February 13, 2020

According to Assistant Principal Jason Meskis, Oak Park High School is forming a swim team for the 2020-21 school year. The practice location is likely going to be the Lake Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills and the first official season would be in the spring of 2021. “Oak Park High School has...

From the field to the board

Oak Park varsity football team attends Board meeting to be recognized for their undefeated regular season.

Rebecca Oddes, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

After a record-breaking season for the Oak Park Eagles varsity football team, the Oak Park Unified School District recognized the team for their 10-0 season and winning a league championship. “This was the first undefeated season in league competition in school history,” Director of Student Support...

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashes, leaves 9 dead

Fans leave flowers and mementos on Mamba Sports Academy's doorstep in memory of those lost in helicopter crash Jan. 26

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Kellen Beckett

February 12, 2020

Salary caps, luxury taxes and personnel changes. Just a few reasons why any NBA player would never want to stay in the same city for too long. It takes a special type of player to be able to play in the same franchise for 20 seasons. The player would have to first be drafted by a top franchise and be...

Letter from the Locker Room – February

Felipe Andrade, Senior Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Dear Birdcage, My name is Felipe Andrade and I am a senior at OPHS. I have been a player on the Varsity boys soccer team for three years, and I will say that this year’s soccer season has been kind of crazy. We completed our season with a record of no wins —10 losses. I know that on paper, th...

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

The girl's golf team poses happily during league finals, where they placed second.

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

Oak Park Eagles Brigade poses outside of Warren High School during the 2A/5A competition for bands.

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

Work begins with the sanding as the tennis courts undergo their resurfacing.

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

Oak Park High School band students enjoy a moment of camaraderie at their first competition of the year, the 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

With a new defense system under their belts, the varsity Eagles have become undefeated league champions with their 9-0 record during the season.

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

Junior Catherine Riker takes a swing at the sixth hole.

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...

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