In defense of the rom-com
Mary Andolina, Editor-in-Chief • February 5, 2024

Anticipation was high for the 2023 romantic comedy blockbuster “Anyone but You,” starring two attractive stars, Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell....

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The Case for Oak Park Reparations
Bernie Krasinsky, Contributor • December 18, 2023

This is the final story in a three-part series exploring the history of Oak Park’s main commercial corridor, on Lake Street between Marion...

The Case for Oak Park Reparations
Bernie Krasinsky, Contributor • November 20, 2023

Part 1 of this series, which ran in Trapeze’s Oct. 23 edition, detailed the growth of the Black community in Oak Park between 1900 and...

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Meet OPRF’s new sports psych
Duke Walsh, Staffer • February 5, 2024

The mental health of athletes is too often overlooked, especially when it comes to student-athletes. According to the National Collegiate...

Boys swim sets last East Pool records
February 5, 2024

As Oak Park and River Forest High School students get ready to say goodbye to the East Pool, the OPRF boy’s swim and dive team refused...

Wrestling sets sights on sectionals
February 5, 2024

The wrestling teams at Oak Park and River Forest High School are counting their successes this season as both the boy's and girls' teams head...

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Decision delayed
Grace Williams, Features Editor • February 5, 2024

For the students of Oak Park and River Forest High School, the weeks prior to winter break have been historically characterized by the intense studying for final exams. For more than a decade, finals have taken place in the last three days before the start of winter break. Recently, however, the administration proposed a change. Under the proposal, the end of semester one would come in January,...

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Sarah's Inn encourages action
Jane Walker, Contributor • February 5, 2024

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, the Sarah’s Inn Youth Committee has coordinated with Kribi Coffee to host an open mic night...

OPRF adds ESL support for new students
Sadie Collins, Managing Editor • February 5, 2024

Spanish speaking newcomer students who recently migrated to the United States reported significant improvement in the educational support they...

Meet Traccye Love, new security chief
Reid Sacks, Staffer • February 5, 2024

Oak Park and River Forest High School named Traccye Love as the new director of campus safety and support at the Dec. 21 board of education meeting.  Love...

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Current Black Leaders Union members commemorate the success of this years MLK assembly (2024).
((L-R) Taylor Smith, Harmony Hubbard, Cheslynn Ash, Riley Bazillion, Leandrew Wade, Jaela May, Zoie Segbawu, Aliya Zeb, Langston Short, Brianne Davis)
Celebrating Black History Month
Blaire Brown, Contributor • February 5, 2024

Black history has always been an integral part of Oak Park and River Forest High School.  However, what Black History Month means to the...

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