The Wolfpacket

Kay Oken

Kay Oken, Editor-in-Chief

Kay Oken has been on the staff of the Wolfpacket since their freshman year. Over the years, they have been a reporter, photographer, Photo Editor, and editor of Arts & Entertainment. In their senior year, they are now proudly serving as Editor-in-Chief of the paper. Oken has always had a passion for Journalism and was honored to be elected and take on the many responsibilities of an EIC. After high school, Oken plans on working towards a degree in English and a job as a high school English teacher.
In their free time, Oken is an avid photographer and reader. They also love film and work at Video Paradiso, an old-school DVD store in the Claremont village. They created Wolfpacket’s On the Corner zine and worked with Claremont High School’s Mental Health Association for three years as Vice-President. Oken is also a practicing Wiccan, a Ravenclaw, and a lesbian.

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In an attempt to

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May 22, 2020
Picking up to-go food at Panda Express, new guidelines and protocols have been put in place.

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May 22, 2020
Patrons shopping at Sam's Club stock up on meat products after the publicized

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May 22, 2020
A handwritten card to show love during a distant time.

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May 22, 2020
My dad celebrates his 60th birthday while quarantined. Love you to the moon and back dad. And make no mistake; his shirt actually reads

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May 22, 2020
Have you seen the decades pass as the world devolves into chaos? And do you want to buy our record?

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May 22, 2020

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May 22, 2020

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May 22, 2020
A staple of the past, preserved, and now untouched due to stay at home orders.

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May 22, 2020
Let's keep the party going... or not.

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May 22, 2020
The doors of Rhino Records lie gated and closed; a record store devoid of music.

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May 22, 2020
Inside the restroom at Rhino Records, the walls are taped with vintaged flyers and posters from a time long forgotten.

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May 22, 2020
The employee bathroom in the back room of Rhino Records now is devoid of employees.

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May 22, 2020
Whole Foods stations patrons 6 ft apart in line in order to follow CDC social distancing guidelines

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April 20, 2020
11 am, time for a Calculus conference

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April 20, 2020
A father and his young son wait for groceries to be restocked at Whole Foods

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April 20, 2020
Whole Foods market places markers on the ground 6 ft apart from one another in order to keep social distancing guidelines

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April 20, 2020
A Theory of Knowledge class taken online with a broken computer at the same time as French 3 homework

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April 20, 2020
A masked patron at Whole Foods Market shops for her essential groceries

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April 20, 2020
Whole Foods Market adjusts their hours due to the current pandemic

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April 20, 2020
I'm getting too comfortable standing in the middle of the road like this

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April 20, 2020
An expired N-95 mask dangles from the rear-view mirror of a car

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April 20, 2020
Claremont United Methodist Church encourages onlookers not to touch the prayer monument in order to prevent the spread of the virus

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April 20, 2020
Indian Hill, right outside of CHS, lies completely free of cars

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April 20, 2020
Warnings line the windows and doors of CHS buildings for those teachers who still have campus access

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April 20, 2020
The hill behind the theater and the band stage lie empty, the whole of CHS quiet and vacant

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April 20, 2020
AM/PM ensures social distancing guidelines within their stores

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April 20, 2020
AM/PM positions plastic barriers between customers and employees at check out

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April 20, 2020
I stand alone on an empty stage outside the CHS band room; what a performance

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April 20, 2020
The CHS emblem lies splintered on the cement

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April 20, 2020
Caution tape lies limp on the ground in front of the CHS weight room

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April 20, 2020
CHS'

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April 20, 2020
Warning signs outside the CHS Library, complete without a seemingly out of date

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April 20, 2020
Caution tape hangs limply from  a pole outside the CHS weight room

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April 20, 2020
The CHS Theatre reminds those to lock the door propperly and that their actions are being monitored

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April 20, 2020
Claremont United Methodist Church has positioned a prayer monument for victims of the pandemic, complete with fake candles

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April 20, 2020
The lifeless walls of CHS still retain remnants of when students once roamed the halls

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April 20, 2020
CHS warns trespassers of surveillance cameras; what does that make my camera then?

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April 20, 2020
The ramp to the 700s quad at CHS gated up and locked off

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April 20, 2020
AM/PM gas station requires all customers entering to be wearing masks

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April 20, 2020
Warning signs cover the door to the CHS staff office entrance

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April 20, 2020
A homeless woman takes her cart of bags, stopping to sift through every trashcan as she walks the streets of the village.

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April 5, 2020
A homeless man lights up a cigarette butt outside of Bank of America.

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April 5, 2020
Tattle Tails Boutique remains closed until further notice, just like many village businesses.

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April 5, 2020
My car, Bug, sits alone in the parking lot of Rhino Records.

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April 5, 2020
Swings at the park also taped up to prevent usage.

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April 5, 2020
Littered with caution tape, city parks are closed for the foreseeable future, with children not permitted to play on the structures.

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April 5, 2020
Despite its cheery images, this playground warns people to stay away.

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April 5, 2020
The USA Spaceship at Chaparral Park permanently docked as children are barred from entering.

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April 5, 2020
Bonita and Indian Hill are left with so few cars, a photojournalist such as myself can take photos in the middle of the street completely uninterrupted.

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April 5, 2020
The streets of the village lie empty, not a car in sight.

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April 5, 2020
A side entrance to a business attempting to ensure mail is still delivered, despite its closure.

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April 5, 2020
A boarded up building in the Claremont Village, inviting patrons to return never, as the clock hands have been removed.

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April 5, 2020
One of Claremont's homeless population lights the end of a cigarette he dug out of the trash.

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April 5, 2020
Tocaja warns customers not to enter if they are experiencing the following symptoms. But people still love them on Yelp.

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April 5, 2020
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