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Monday: International festival and college advisement

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

April 4, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and begin your week: This Week: OPHS international celebrations and parent college advisement There will be an international festival on Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m. followed by an international gala in the Pavilion from 6 p...

Academic Decathlon places second at regionals, wins Super Quiz

The Academic Decathlon team placed second at regionals, where it won the Super Quiz. The team advanced to state, where the team placed fourth overall and individual team members won 11 awards (Photograph courtesy of Aneesh Gowri).

Michelle Chen and Medha Vallurupalli

March 24, 2016

The Academic Decathlon team placed second in the 35th annual Ventura County decathlon Feb. 6. Academic Decathlon has three teams: an A team, a B team and a C team. Each one comprises three ‘A’ students, three ‘B’ students and three ‘C’ students. In addition, there are alternates who compete...

Monday: CIF scholar application and Iowa caucus

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

February 1, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and begin your week: Last Week: Preliminary clearance Preliminary clearance for student athletes participating in spring sports took place at the student store at 3:30 p.m. from Tuesday Jan. 26 to Thursday Jan. 28.  ...

Monday: Preliminary clearance and Chinese culture night

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

January 26, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week: Last Week: Comedy Sportz Comedy Sportz held their game Friday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.   This Week: Spring sports preliminary clearance Preliminary Clearance for students interested in...

Monday: ACT boot camp and Life Skills retreat

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

January 19, 2016

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week: Last Week: Awareness Week From Jan. 11 through Jan. 15, the high school, led by Peer Counselors, held its annual Awareness Week. This year’s theme was “Resilience,” or the ability to recover quickl...

Monday: Food drives and winter clearance

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

November 10, 2015

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week: Last Week: Disney concert and football The OPHS choir held its annual Disney-themed concert Nov. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Pavilion. The Oak Park football team defeated Agoura High School 38-12...

Monday: November Fall back and Disney concert

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

November 2, 2015

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week: Last Week: November Fall back and blood drive Americans set clocks one hour backward Sunday, Nov. 2, giving many an extra hour of sleep. The Red Cross held its blood drive through Oak Park High Sch...

Monday: CPR classes and Obama’s cap on standardized testing

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

October 26, 2015

Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week: Last Week: American Red Cross club holds CPR classes The school’s American Red Cross club held CPR classes in OPHS Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pavilion. A payment of $40 was requir...

Band debuts at fall concert

Members of the jazz band perform at the band’s fall concert Oct. 14 in the Pavilion. The fall concert, the band program’s first, featured concert band, jazz band, wind ensemble and strings club (Grace Ye/Talon).

Grace Ye

October 16, 2015

The Oak Park band department held its first Fall Concert Wednesday, Oct. 14. The concert featured the jazz band, strings club and wind ensemble. In past years, due to the group’s size and lack of preparation, the band department’s only had winter and spring concerts. But this year, the musicians...

Club Spotlight: Jewish Club

Students congregate inside the sukkah on the Great Lawn Sept. 29. By building the Sukkah, the Jewish Club hoped to educate students — both Jewish and non-Jewish — about Jewish heritage and traditions (Staff photographer/Talon).

Meghana Mudunuri

October 16, 2015

The Jewish Club brought Jewish traditions to campus by putting a sukkah, a hut, up on the Great Lawn, serving pizza in it and telling interested students about the tradition Sept. 29. To celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, which is the Jewish holiday that commemorates living in the wilderness as well...

Senior Spotlight: Lily Apar

Senior Lily Apar poses with a sheet of music. Apar is currently a drum major for the marching band and is also a part of jazz band and wind ensemble (Photo illustration by Akshita Dondeti/Talon).

Varsha Sarveshwar

October 16, 2015

Students who attended the homecoming rally Oct. 9 saw Lily Apar — she was con- ducting the marching band with her fellow drum major, Weston Pollock. Apar joined Oak Park’s band program in the sixth grade. When she started at- tending the high school in 2012, the band program was consid...

Monday: Teacher Kate Edwards killed in car accident

Ashwarya Srinivas and Nicole Schwartz

October 12, 2015

Happy Monday Oak Park. Hope you had a good weekend, and that you're ready to take on this school week. Here's what you need to know about what has happened and what will be happening, for your upcoming week.   Last Week: Teacher killed in fatal car crash Kate Lynn Edwards, 32, a teacher at Oak P...