Talon

Troubles plague women’s bathroom

Troubles plague women’s bathroom

Bareerah Zafar

June 6, 2015

  A shriek disguised as a school bell pierces the ears of anticipating students, signaling reactions of both relief and dread. A high school junior (female) pushes through the pile of bodies, her legs pumping her down the H-building. She is in a race against others of her species, a race that...

Second semester brings new teachers

Malia Lanner, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Oak Park introduced two new members to the faculty at the start of the new semester: Alex Allison and Jane Prochazka. After working as a student teacher for English teacher Caitlin Fowler, Allison was asked to return as the new journalism teacher. Prochazka is a friend of math teacher Robin Midiri....

Carly Albert

Carly Albert

February 28, 2015

Carly Albert was the Senior Head Photographer for the Oak Park Talon. She loves all types of music and plans to travel the world as a photojournalist.

Irena Yang

Irena Yang

February 27, 2015

Irena Yang served as the online editor-in-chief and print art director for the Talon. She has been published in the print newspaper, Teen Ink Magazine, Bustle.com and The Atlantic. Outside of journalism, Irena plays tennis, draws and paints, participates in Key Club service projects, and watches too many mov...

Elijah Henry

Elijah Henry

February 27, 2015

Elijah Henry was born in West Hills, Calif. on Nov. 3, 1997. He is currently an aspiring illustrator, a profession he has had interest in since he was very young. He is currently involved in a number of artistic projects and goals, including working for the school paper and organizing a portfolio to...

Rachel Perry

Rachel Perry

February 27, 2015

Rachel Perry currently lives in Oak Park. She spends most of her time at school participating in classes and stage craft for the plays. What little free time she has is spent doing homework and exploring the Oak Park and Agoura area. On the weekends she works at her part time job as a barn girl at Foxfield...

Christina Torigian

Christina Torigian

February 27, 2015

Christina Marie Torigian was born in Thousand Oaks, Calif., but she currently resides in Simi Valley with her parents and her younger brother. As a senior at Oak Park High School, she plans on being a journalism major. Christina believes journalism will give her the tools to promote human and animal...

Caleb Apthorp

Caleb Apthorp

February 27, 2015

Caleb Apthorp is a freelance artist and full time weirdo. He enjoys creating art in the form of drawings, paintings, music and film. He feels that his main purpose as a human boy person is to create art that expresses his world view. He also does stand up comedy. Is he good? Maybe! He is also a master...

Taylor Bongiovi

Taylor Bongiovi

February 27, 2015

Taylor Joy Bongiovi was born on July 14th, 1996 and lived in San Francisco for the first four years of her life. She moved to Southern California when she was 4-years-old, moving several times within that area. She currently resides in Oak Park. She is a senior at Oak Park High School and will be graduating...

Jonathan Rifkind

Jonathan Rifkind

February 27, 2015

While seemingly sarcastic and playful, Jonathan is actually a very serious student. He is highly motivated and takes his work seriously, all the while looking to have a good time. He is a keen observer of the human experience, has no problem digging for the truth, and takes a diverse perspective of the...

Tushar Jois

Tushar Jois

February 27, 2015

Tushar Jois is an avid computer geek with a penchant for all things technology-related. He resides in Oak Park, where he attends Oak Park High School and serves as its school newspaper's editor-in-chief. In the fall Tushar will be attending Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his parents and younger...

Ben Winck

Ben Winck

February 26, 2015

Ben Winck is a senior who loves cars, electronic music, geeking out to Harry Potter and eating nearly everything that's considered edible. He can frequently be found on stage performing in a play, musical or Comedy Sportz game, working with ASB in B-1 and serving popcorn at the Regency Agoura Hills 8....