Category Archives: Editorials

Coronavirus is Too Close for Comfort for International Students

Senior Jasmine Chen is one of 17 international students currently studying at OHS’s Upper School By Jasmine Chen The first case of 2019-nCoV, a novel strain of Coronavirus, was discovered in Wuhan, China, and the virus spread around the country rapidly after the Chinese Lunar New Year in January 2020. Due to Lunar New Year, Chinese people who work or

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Editorial: The Morality of Capital Punishment

By Lauren Cohen As defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, capital punishment is “the practice of killing people as punishment for serious crimes.” The justification often used for capital punishment is revenge and retribution. Advocates of capital punishment cite biblical references such as “an eye for an eye” and the prohibition against murder in the Ten Commandments. Yet, there are multiple

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Remembering Kobe

By Cristina AlvarezOak Hall Journalism Teacher I try to not write stories for The Talon, as I feel my students are incredible at journalism. But writing is what I do, and I couldn’t think of another outlet I could use to process this tragic event. Since Sunday, I’ve been trying to put into words what the world lost when Kobe

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We Remember the Holocaust

By Lauren Cohen Yesterday, people across the globe came together to mourn the lives of those lost on the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust. The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on Jan. 27, 1945 and became a symbol of Nazi Germany’s systematic murder of an estimated six million Jews — around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. 

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2020 Grammy Awards Breakdown

Cate shares her thoughts on the annual event Note: On occasion, we like to publish stories that expand past the halls of “The Hall”. This is one of those stories! By Cate Cannon On Sunday, Jan. 26, the 62nd annual Grammy Award show commenced. The biggest artists in music arrived in flowing gowns and designer tuxedos. Amidst rumors of sexual harassment

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