The Talon

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

After enduring two years of restrictions, cancellations, and postponements, the OHS community has attempted to bounce back; yet the...

Students and parents endure long wait times in traffic while coming and going from the OHS campus.
Parking issues infuriate students
Abby Mills, Design Chief • November 7, 2022
The four national merit semifinalists were treated to a breakfast, celebrating their accomplishment.
OHS announces four National Merit scholars
Gabriel de Souza, Editor-in-Chief • November 2, 2022
Sports Medicine staff at Cesar Chavez High School after a varsity football game.
Sports Med: more than just a class
Kaitlyn Smitten, Sports Editor • November 5, 2022

OHS is privileged to have one of the most diverse course selections at the high school level. One of these rare and intriguing programs...

Alison Paulos, junior, and Brooklyn Smith, junior, set up the display case for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Students honor Hispanic Heritage Month
Gabriel de Souza, Editor-in-Chief • October 29, 2022

Hispanic Americans have made numerous consequential additions to American society, and with that, on Sept. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month...

Legacy teachers stand proudly while celebrating the schools 20th anniversary.
Teachers commemorate school legacy
Abby Mills, Design Chief • October 26, 2022

As the school rejoices in its 20 year anniversary, it celebrates the teachers who have helped build O’Connor’s legacy from the...

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...

Homophobia spreads with Monkeypox
Homophobia spreads with Monkeypox
Ananya Thekkemelepatt, News Editor • September 5, 2022

Monkeypox (MPV) was first detected in May, in Africa, and later showed a pattern of cases within the gay men community. Now, although...

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
“Born Pink” arrives in your area
“Born Pink” arrives in your area
Aayushi Datta, Podcast Editor • November 4, 2022

Sensational K-pop group, Blackpink, released their second album, “Born pink” on Sept. 16, 2022 . This album came after their two...

Avatar to soar through theaters one last time
Avatar to soar through theaters one last time
Cian Ryback, Editorial Chief • October 27, 2022

A whopping 12 years after its initial release, the highest grossing movie to grace the big screen is coming back to theaters this September....

“Midnights” to premier at midnight
“Midnights” to premier at midnight
Amber Hayden, Staff Writer • October 25, 2022

Taylor Swift has always been great at surprising her fans, and this year at the 2022 VMA’s was no different. Swift made it public...

“Locke and Key” seals the deal
“Locke and Key” seals the deal
Aayushi Datta, Podcast Editor • September 6, 2022

The new and final season of “Locke and Key” hit Netflix on Aug. 10, 2022. The final season is filled with a lot of ups and downs....