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Lily Rudnick

Lily Rudnick

February 22, 2015

Lily Rudnick is a senior at Oak Park High School. She grew up in Chatsworth, Calif. and started playing volleyball at the young age of 10. Her love of the sport grew and she received honors from both her school and club teams. Lily plans on attending a four year university where she can study multiple...

Malia Lanner

Malia Lanner

February 19, 2015

Malia Lanner is a senior and lives in Oak Park. In her free time she works as a waitress, tutors and babysits. She is involved in Advanced Peer Counseling, the schools lacrosse team, and she writes for the online newspaper in Youth and Government. She wishes to pursue a career in psychology after college....

Therese Fløttkjær

Therese Fløttkjær

February 19, 2015

Therese Marlén Kårvand Fløttkjær was born and raised in Norway. She comes from a small town of around 50,000 people. The town is above the Arctic circle. She is the first one in the family who decided to travel on her own, and now she is living in California.

Jessica Ji

Jessica Ji

February 19, 2015

Jessica Ji is a senior at Oak Park High School. She has been writing for the Talon for two years and currently serves as the managing editor. In her free time, Jessica can usually be found at Barnes and Noble or at Urbane Cafe.

Jarrad Radin

Jarrad Radin

February 19, 2015

Jarrad is 16-years old and has two brothers. He is a level 10 junior Olympic gymnast which is the highest level until college/ NCAA and has been doing it for half his life. He enjoys writing poems, writing lyrics for songs and eating cookies. He also loves telling jokes and talking quite a bit.

Ashley Siavoshi

February 12, 2015

Ashley Siavoshi is the social media manager for the Talon and a senior at Oak Park High School. She has been writing for the paper since her freshman year. She considers herself to be quite a math and science nerd and can be seen recklessly punning around campus.

Sam Rinkov

Sam Rinkov

February 2, 2015

Sam Rinkov is a junior at Oak Park High School. He has lived in Oak Park for most of his life with his mom, dad, older sister and younger brother. He enjoys watching and playing all types of sports and hanging out with friends and family. He is currently on his high school's basketball team, and in the...

Gender inequality lives

Gender inequality lives

Nicholas Branigan

December 20, 2014

There is but one side to the argument concerning gender inequality. No one but an asinine misogynist would dare argue that women do not deserve to be equal to men. This, however, does not prevent some from retaining such antiquated and erroneous beliefs to themselves. After all, gender inequality...

Split the check

Varsha Sarveshwar

December 20, 2014

True gender equality starts with splitting the check. I am going to expound upon a serious inequality in our society: the unfair expectations for men. Yes, you read correctly. Men and women are far from equal. As of 2013, women were paid 84 cents for every dollar that a white man makes according...

Jasmine Flora

Jasmine Flora

April 17, 2010

Jasmine Flora is an 18-year-old storyteller exploring her craft through a myriad of mediums. Most commonly she does so through her work as a student journalist and an actress. Flora is often seen running around her high school campus holding club meetings or in the choir room devoting most of her time...

Nicholas Branigan

Nicholas Branigan

June 22, 1000

Nicholas Branigan is a senior at Oak Park High School. He enjoys journalism because of its power to create informed discussion and launch novel and worthy ideas. Articulating ideas in a world of accelerating change is a passion of his. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys sleeping and lamenting his lack...

Jake Davis

Jake Davis

June 21, 0999

Jake Davis is has something that most people in the world do not have: an identical twin brother named Max Davis. With his free time, Jake pitches on the mound for Oak Park High School’s Junior Varsity baseball team or hangs out with his friends.  His favorite activity is journalism but he is also...