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What to do the Weekend of February 7-9

Jay Dugar, Managing Editor

February 12, 2020

Final Athletes of the Week for 2018-29 school year awarded

Amanda Lurey

May 13, 2019

The Athletes of the Week for May 13-17 are three boys’ volleyball players and one boys’ golfer. Senior Austin Liu was nominated by golf coach Donn James because “Austin Liu will be the first male to be MVP or first team all-league all four years of his high school career.” Liu has been playing...

Education System and Student Brain

Education System and Student Brain

Sam Barney-Gibbs and Olivia Buccieri

March 30, 2019

“The idea that the adolescent years don't serve a purpose other than annoying parents or hanging out with friends, is … misguided,” said Adriana Galván, associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “All of the experiences that happen during adolescence are important for the individual's growth....

Thank you firefighters and first-responders

Photo courtesy of Daisy Calderon

Navya Batra

December 12, 2018

Dear Heroes, Before I begin, please note that it is quite difficult to write a letter to someone I have never met. No matter how many things I would want to say to them, it’s hard to express my appreciation and love for someone without first seeing them face to face. First of all, thank you all...

Winter Break Interview

Winter Break Map

Maddy Quon

January 31, 2018

  Freshman Gillian Ong : “I went to Malaysia and Taiwan. It was fun but Asiais a lot dirtier than America; people should be grateful they actually have publicrestrooms that aren’t a thinly covered hole in the wall. But it was good because I got to see all my relatives in Asia and that was...

Ombudsman Column

Yael Kaufman

January 31, 2018

As the “Time’s Up” movement continues to spread like wildfire and women continue to become empowered, the world is being forced to accept change. Women are making names for themselves in virgin territories. For the first time in history a woman was nominated by a major party to run for pres...

Student concussions

Artwork by Maddy Barney-Gibbs, staff artist

Olivia Buccieri, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The concussion discussion has become more prevalent over the past decade since awareness of the prevention of traumatic brain injuries has gained attention. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that concussions rose 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. Concussions may be...

Friday: spring sports proceed, construction of Trump’s wall faces delay

Katya Kiseleva and Felipe Andrade

March 31, 2017

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: construction of solar panels proceeds The construction of the new solar panels began Tuesday, March 27. Since then, multiple student drivers have been displaced to park on Kanan Road. ...

Monday: solar panel construction begins, Ohio nightclub shooting

Maddy Quon and Yael Kaufman

March 27, 2017

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: This week: solar panel construction begins Oak Park High School began construction of the new solar panels today, March 27. Only 120 student parking spots will be available. Once the lot is full, stud...

Friday: spring sports begin, House of Representatives to vote on American Health Care Act

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

March 24, 2017

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: spring sports in session Varsity girls’ lacrosse beat Westlake 10-6 in a home game Wednesday, March 22. They were down 2-3 at the half, but came back in the second half with the win. They...

Monday: mock ACT, Trump’s commentary on North Korean rocket engine test

Camille Driggs and Maddy Quon

March 20, 2017

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here's what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: This week: mock ACT There will be a Board of Education meeting Tuesday, March 21, in room G-9 at 6 p.m. A mock ACT will be held in G-9 at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25. Next week: Mr. Eagle Pageant ...

Friday: mock SAT and ACT at school, federal judges block Trump’s travel ban

Wayne Xiao and Michelle Deyski

March 17, 2017

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: drama department performs “Hair” The drama department’s last performance of “Hair” will be held in the Pavilion Saturday, March 18. If you are interested in attending, tickets can b...