The Talon

Seniors battle college application stress
Aayushi Datta, Podcast Editor • January 6, 2023

Seniors applying to college is a usually chaotic process. Students spend an entire year of ups and downs where each student experiences...

At the first culture club event, students were able to participate in culture-building games.
O'Connor bounces back with culture club
Gabriel de Souza, Editor-in-Chief • November 8, 2022
The true crime behind true crime
The true crime behind true crime
Victoria Kirova, Copy Chief • January 10, 2023

With the current true crime obsession many individuals share, questions arise about when this infatuation with real-life terror becomes...

Angel Tree cards fill up a Christmas tree at local coffee shop, Elevate.
The holiday passion for philanthropy
True Van Dyke, Features Editor • January 8, 2023

The holiday season is not just full of Christmas lists and twinkling lights, but also people with hearts to serve and drives for philanthropy....

OC’s cultural winter wonderland
OC’s cultural winter wonderland
Cian Ryback, Editorial Chief • January 6, 2023

As the frigid air of winter approaches, the OHS  student body prepares to celebrate their exciting festivities. With such a diverse...

Editorial: Implications of a post-Roe America
Editorial: Implications of a post-Roe America
November 10, 2022

Following June’s Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the longstanding decision in favor of abortion rights, tragic stories...

Students spend copious amounts of time scouring and analyzing PowerSchools to understand their grades.
Another year, another grading system
True Van Dyke, Features Editor • November 1, 2022

Three different grading systems in three years has diminished the success levels of OHS students, confusing both the teachers and students....

Student loan forgiveness: Band-aid on a broken system
Student loan forgiveness: Band-aid on a broken system
Cian Ryback, Editorial Chief • October 21, 2022

President Biden’s recent decision to eliminate $10,000 in federal education debt, and up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants...

OHS golf continues its dynasty
OHS golf continues its dynasty
Kaitlyn Smitten, Sports Editor • November 3, 2022

Girls: From individual performances to team execution, OHS girls golf continues to push themselves to get better and better everyday...

Paige Hoeder, senior, powerfully serves during a home game.
OHS Girls Volleyball advances unitedly
Aayushi Datta, Podcast Editor • November 3, 2022

Varsity: The most experienced volleyball team at OHS is skimming through a successful year. With a team of 17, they are on the rise...

Roslyn Jefferies, senior, takes a break during a rigorous swim practice.
Swim and dive race to first place
Ananya Thekkemelepatt, News Editor • November 1, 2022

Swim: With the new fall semester comes fall sports, and the OHS swim team is here to make the 2022-2023 season better than ever. Ensuring...

Print Edition
Volume 21 Issue 1 October 2022
A&E
OC theater charms the audience in unity.
OHS Theater’s hard work pays off
Aayushi Datta, Podcast Editor • January 10, 2023

OHS theater has a way of charming its way into the audience’s heart. With their recent play, “Footloose,” they executed a successful...

Song Reviews - Winter 2022
True Van Dyke, Features Editor • January 10, 2023

“Anti-Hero” - Taylor swift At the top of her well anticipated album, “Midnights,” the song “Anti-Hero” has come...

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lives on in the hearts of viewers
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lives on in the hearts of viewers
Victoria Kirova, Copy Chief • January 7, 2023

After years of excited anticipation, the sequel to the cinematic masterpiece that was the original “Black Panther” has finally...

In defense of Disneys Strange World
In defense of Disney's Strange World
Amber Hayden, Staff Writer • January 6, 2023

“Strange World” was only given a “B” grade by CinemaScore which is currently one of the worst recorded marks for a Disney animated...