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The Balancing Act

Mara Hankins, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

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Mini-Documentary: Diving into the new swim season

Mini-Documentary: Diving into the new swim season

For the first time in Oak Park High School history, our school’s list of sports has grown to welcome the brand new swim team. OPHS waited to have a swim team for years mainly because the high school...

Mini Documentary: Goodbye Bell Schedule

Ravali Vallurupalli, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2022

For nearly 20 years, Oak Park High School has maintained the same bell schedule. Starting next year, students must adapt to a new bell schedule with longer days, 0-periods and no 7th period.  According...

Spring Rally 2022 – Behind the Scenes

Minnoli Nori, Angie Bleau, Megan McCoy, and Ava Harris April 5, 2022

On Friday, March 18, Oak Park High School students celebrated their second-to-last rally.  Seniors rocked the black-out look while other grades wore their class colors.  Filled with colors and various...

Behind the scenes of EagleTV 4

Ravali Vallurupalli, Senior Staff Writer March 18, 2022

The fourth installment of the 2021-2022 EagleTV was released on Mar. 10. The video continued EagleTV 3’s plot and began on the football field with senior Sofia Piolanti working through her anxiety. She...

OUT WITH A BANG, E1: It’s Going To Get Bad

Mara Hankins, Bing Heine-Van Fossen, and Diya Johny March 18, 2022

Click HERE to listen TRIGGER WARNING: BING HEINE - VAN FOSSEN: In this podcast, we discuss the end of the world and humanity itself. As a trigger warning, know that the topics of death, destruction and...

Talon on the Street: What Song Best Describes You?

Talon on the Street: What Song Best Describes You?

Hello,What song best describes you and why? this is Sophia Lippel, and welcome to Talon on the Street, where we get the opinions of Oak Park High School. This episode’s question is: What song best...

Mini Documentary: Year of the Tiger

Hannah Levy, Mina Jung, Eric Yeung, and Benti Kaur February 16, 2022

At noon on Tuesday, Feb. 1, community members of Oak Park joined together to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Students, parents, and staff met on the Oak Park High School Great Lawn to enjoy festivities...

Senior sunrise: The sun never sets on the senior class

Senior sunrise: The sun never sets on the senior class

Mina Jung, Hannah Levy, Eric Yeung, and Benti Kaur January 28, 2022

At 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, sleepy-eyed seniors wrapped in blankets gathered on the Oak Park High School football field to watch the sunrise.  Paired with free coffee and donuts provided by ASB,...

Photo Story: Awareness Week 2021

Sophia Lippel, Social Media Manager December 16, 2021

Awareness Week 2021 has successfully concluded with the help of Oak Park High School’s Advanced Peer Counseling. One main difference about this year’s Awareness Week is how striking the theme is. Following...

Please spell “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Please spell “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Sophia Lippel, Megan McCoy, and Charlize Ocon November 18, 2021

For the first time in over a year, Oak Park High School’s choir resumed their production of in-person plays. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” performance took place in the Pavilion...

Perfectly painted pumpkins: An APC Kickback event

Mara Hankins, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Advanced Peer Counseling held its first Kick-Back event of the year on Thursday Oct. 28 at lunch with students showcasing their artistic abilities. The medium? Pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes.  Over...

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