Author Archives: Newspaper Staff

Enrollment at Upper School Defies COVID Possibilities

By Sarah Rosenberg Just three years ago, the number of students at Oak Hall School was fairly low and borderline worrisome. As of the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, every grade in the high school is at full capacity based on the regulations put into place from COVID-19. These numbers may puzzle people simply because of the current financial situation of the

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ACP In the Era of COVID

By Emily Malloy In 2010, Oak Hall created a program called the Arts Conservatory Program (ACP).  ACP is an advanced track program that allows students to concentrate in theater, music, or visual arts. The students prepare and preform music, art, or theater pieces for their peers, which is rehearsed until the piece is perfected. Normally on performance days, Upper School students, faculty,

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US Class Builds New Covid-Compliant Seating Area

By Avery Broom  Oak Hall Upper School art teacher Robert Ponzio’s Engineering and Design class has been on a mission to create more outside space for students that is in compliance with Covid-19 policies. On Oct. 14, the students revealed their creations: handmade tables and chairs that can withstand Gainesville’s weather. The students came up with the idea through the

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Column: Life on Earth

By Elle Storoe and Mia Currie Environmental Awareness: being aware of the events occurring in the environment. Environmental awareness can help us save the planet. This column on The Talon is designed to help readers become aware of what is going on in the environment and how we can help the Earth  This week’s topic: Bees   Bees handle our crops and plants. They are responsible for around $30 billion in crops each year. Bees help pollinate the crops and plants that

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Editorial: The Mental Health of Distance Learners

Although distance learners reduce their risks of contracting the coronavirus, they may face many challenges within regards to their mental health.   By Aiden Wacksman Many distance learners face unique challenges during this time. Stress, anxiety, and fear are some of the feelings these students experience. A decrease in motivation and an increase of distractions may also inhibit distance learners from

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