Talon

Ombudsman column

Yael Kaufman

February 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life

There have been 18 reported shootings in schools across the United States since the beginning of 2018. In the most recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, 17 were killed and 14 were injured. Valentine’s Day, a day supposed to be a day filled with love and relationships was instead met with de...

Matchomatics: How a questionnaire affects school activities

Matchomatics: How a questionnaire affects school activities

Bailey Andera and Rebecca Oddes

February 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Building a relationship off a five minute question sheet? It could very well be a possibility. As part of a fundraiser for prom, Oak Park High School’s Associated Student Body provided students of all grade levels with the opportunity to take a look at who they would “match” best with out of their pe...

Profile: David Diestal

Profile: David Diestal

Atmika Iyer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Juvenile Detective and Deputy Sheriff of the Lost Hills Station David Diestal fights local petty thefts, criminal threats through the phone, minor marijuana possession and vandalism. Diestal came to the Lost Hills Police station three and a half years after the academy. After working there for a...

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Profile: Alissa Abrams

Amanda Lurey

January 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Junior Alissa Abrams verbally committed to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point for soccer Dec 18. Abrams has been playing soccer for 12 years and has played for Eagles Soccer Club in Camarillo for seven years. Abrams, who once wanted to pursue art and design, hopes...

Profile : Justin Zilberstein

Profile : Justin Zilberstein

Juliette Gabai

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Senior and Eagle Scout Justin Zilberstein recently earned all 137 Boy Scout merit badges –– a feat only 367 other people have accomplished in 100 years of Boy Scout history. “Becoming an Eagle Scout is the accumulation of years of experience, gaining leadership and communication skills, as w...

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Boys’ volleyball coach: Chris Harger

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

At six feet 10 inches tall, new boys’ volleyball head coach Chris Harger has performed on many professional levels throughout his years playing volleyball, including competing as an alternate with the United States Men’s National Volleyball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Harger...

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Girls’ lacrosse coach: Chris Dotson

Olivia Buccieri

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

New girls’ lacrosse head coach Chris Dotson has lived on the East Coast until he moved to Oak Park July 2016. “This is really our first time out to the West Coast,” Chris Dotson said. “Although it’s different for us, it’s really great that we so quickly have been able to get plugged i...

Rallies: Past and Present

Rallies: Past and Present

Maddy Quon

November 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Student Life

Friday, Dec. 1 marks the second rally of the 2017-18 school year. Rallies, at Oak Park High School, have had their share of changes over time –– some viewed as positive, some as negative. Cheer and dance teams have regularly performed at rallies, but the school did not have any musical performa...

Academic competition teams restricted

Bailey Andera

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Advisors of academic competition teams received a notice from the Ventura County Office of Education Oct. 16 that each of their teams could be limited to sending only one group of students to competitions instead of the usual two. Teams such as Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiad and Robotics co...

Junior codes at Pixar Animation Studios

Junior codes at Pixar Animation Studios

Mia Melideo and Kirthan Reddy

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Junior Sabrina Stone is one of 20 girls who participated in Pixar Animation Studios’ Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program during the summer of 2017. “A couple of years ago, I found a blog post featuring the organization Girls Who Code at Pixar Animation Studios,” Sabrina wrote to the Talon...

Juniors nominated for International Film Festival

Juniors nominated for International Film Festival

Amanda Lurey

October 26, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Juniors Aiden Glikmann and Ben Fuller were invited to the International Film Festival in New York as nominees in the comedy category for their short film “The Stall.” “The Stall” was made two years ago in Oak Park High School’s theater class, taught by drama teacher Allan Hunt. ...

DIWALI

Katya Kiseleva

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Students of Indian decent dressed in traditional Indian clothing Thursday, Oct. 19 as part of an initiative to showcase their culture and to raise awareness for a prominent Indian celebration, Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, celebrated in autumn. It is believed that on th...