Monthly Archives: November 2019

Second Grade Garden, Nutritious and Delicious

By Sofia Santelices For the past two years, Oak Hall second graders were given the responsibility of planting and maintaining a garden, located next to the Lower School playground. Currently in its third year, the second grade garden is initiating its wintertime vegetation after harvesting sweet potatoes in October. Some of the greenery being planted over the winter months include

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Thankful to Teachers for Thanksgiving Recipes

By Aiden Wacksman Every Thanksgiving holiday, families across the United States celebrate by making delicious foods for their loved ones. A couple of teachers at Oak Hall have volunteered to share their Thanksgiving entree and dessert recipes. Lower School teacher Kylie Holland’s Maryland Crab Cake recipe: Ingredients: 2 pounds of lump crab meat1 cup of mayonnaise1 eggPinch of paprika2 dashes

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Coach Mac and His Team of Runners

By Aiden Wacksman For the past decade, Oak Hall’s cross country and track teams have dominated district, regional, and state competitions. The girls cross country team placed first at the state competition this year, and the boys team placed second at an event that housed the best high school runners in Florida. Austin Montini placed first in the boys 5k

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Eagle Runners Heading to North Carolina

By Shailey Klein After stellar performances at the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Cross Country State Championship, Oak Hall runners are not finished collecting hardware quite yet. Three runners from the boys team and one runner from the girls team are competing at the Foot Locker South Regional Qualifier with hopes of clinching a birth to Foot Locker Nationals

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Thankful Eagles

By Mac Fogler This week is Thanksgiving Break, a time when Oak Hall students, faculty, and staff relax and spend time with their families. Most importantly, this week we recognize all the things we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because, while families have their own traditions, we all celebrate and recognize the amazing people, food, and things

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OHS Welcomes New Counselor

By Amanda Malnik In early December, a new face will be walking the halls of Oak Hall. Darcy Pare is the new school counselor for the Upper and Middle Schools.  While this is Pare’s first year as an Upper School counselor, she has five years of experience in the mental health field. “My position within those five years allowed me

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Editorial: The Stigma of Mental Illness

“The Talon” is releasing a series of stories regarding depression, anxiety, obesity, nutrition, sleeping habits, and time management. Sources were given the option to remain anonymous, as the topics are incredibly personal. Please be advised, the following story may be disturbing to some readers. With the holidays approaching, it is important to remember each other. Be inclusive. Reach out to

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Upper School Celebrates IGD

Friday marks fifth year of participation By Jenna Poppell International Games Day (IGD) is celebrated on all seven continents and organized, as well as run, by library volunteers. In some places, it is celebrated for an entire week. The mission statement of IGD is “to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of

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