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Friday: spirit week and North Korea’s fifth nuclear test

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

September 9, 2016

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend: This week: volleyball and football The girls’ volleyball team lost both games this week against Ventura Sept. 6 and Agoura Sept. 8. They will play in the San Luis Obispo Tournament today, Sept. 9, ...

Monday: upcoming games and Hermine

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

September 6, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: Last week: Eagles’ volleyball and football successful Girls’ volleyball won both of their games last week. This includes varsity, junior varsity, and frosh-soph. They beat St. Bonaventure 3-0 an...

Friday: club week and Clinton’s emails

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

September 2, 2016

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your week and begin your weekend:   This week: girls’ volleyball and club week The girl’s varsity volleyball team won both of their games. They played against Viewpoint Thursday, Sept. 1. Natasha Rybakova had 18 kills in the ...

Death of District of Choice bill could diminish parent choice

August 31, 2016

Segregation into a chaotic special education classroom environment was not what they had been looking for. “[The school from our district of residence] never had a goal of integrating him into a normal first grade class … instead, he was corralled into a separate classroom,” said a District-of-Choi...

The death of the bill

August 31, 2016

Sixteen state legislators converged to hear the future of hundreds of state bills Aug. 11 — marking the a semi-annual event. Less than half of the bills, not including SB 1432, passed by the end of the afternoon. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, chairs the Assembly Appropriations Committee,...

The history of District of Choice

August 31, 2016

Enacted in California in 1993, the District of Choice program was established to generate more school choice for students and parents and to combat the charter school movement. Supporters argued that parents should be allowed to choose which school district best fits their child. Originally designed a...

District to District: examining equity in the District of Choice program

August 31, 2016

The District of Choice bill died Aug. 11 due to its alleged worsening of socioeconomic and racial inequalities. “[The DOC program] exacerbates the unequal system of haves-and-have-nots in our public schools and that the most disadvantaged schools and the students they serve get left behind,” ...

A grandfather clause

August 31, 2016

A new bill, titled AB 1771, was introduced a week after SB 1432 was killed. However, this new bill has not yet passed. “[AB 1771] would allow those DOC students to be grandfathered, meaning they would not have to leave their current programs,” assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell, D-Long Beach, said...

Gui Andrade

Gui Andrade

August 30, 2016

Gui Andrade is a part-time writer, part-time speaker and part-time programmer who just wishes he could do it all. Since joining the Talon, he has been pursuing stories that create discussions — highlighting school policy in its context. On his downtime, though, he might pick up a video game, watch You...

Monday: Football victorious and VMA results announced

Michelle Chen and Yael Kaufman

August 29, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap up your weekend and begin your week: Last Week: Oak Park football victorious Oak Park’s football team defeated Beverly Hills Friday, Aug. 26, in a 54-0 win. Quarterback Vincenzo Granatelli set a new school record with six touchdown pas...

Friday: Prom upcoming and Trump splits GOP

Medha Vallurupalli and Julian Lehrer

May 6, 2016

Happy Friday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your week and begin your weekend: Last week: Eagles baseball suffers fourth straight loss After achieving its first division win April 22 against Camarillo, Oak Park has lost four straight games. They were annihilated 22-1 by Simi Vall...

Monday: Dance and ComedySportz present

Nicole Schwartz and Ashwarya Srinivas

May 3, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and begin your week: This Week: Dance show and Comedysportz The OPHS dance classes have assembled routines into a show called "Groove" that will take place in the gym Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets for "Groove" can be b...