Book Review: Chicago
Book Review: Chicago's Great Fire
Luke Gilfillan, Staffer • April 5, 2021

“Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City” provides detailed and personal accounts of one of America's...

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Op: Reflecting on Biden's first days
Alex Goldstein, Staffer • April 5, 2021

There are several exact moments in history that our predecessors can recall by the exact places they were and the exact things they were doing...

My family's adoption journey
Jackson Hassler, Staffer • February 23, 2021

I am the oldest of four kids, and two of my younger siblings are adopted. My family’s firsthand experiences tell a story about adoption different...

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The boys basketball team playing during their last season, in January of 2020
Boy's basketball's lost season
Josh Hedrich, Sports Editor • April 5, 2021

After playing only six games, the OPRF Boys Basketball team had the rest of its season canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test. While the...

Senior athletes and college commitments
April 5, 2021

During this turbulent and stressful year, athletic events were hit hard. Games and seasons of various sports were canceled, and many athletes...

Soccer adjusts to limited spring season
April 5, 2021

It has been almost 17 months since their last game, but the OPRF Boys Soccer Team is back in action. However, this year the team is gearing up...

Board searches for successor to Pruitt-Adams
Jackson Hassler, Staffer • April 8, 2021

As Joylynn Pruitt-Adams’ time at OPRF draws closer to an end, the current school board has been working on finding their next superintendent. Through focus groups, interviews, and surveying, feedback has been collected from students, parents, teachers, staff, and more. The board is using that feedback in their search. Students, teachers, and others have their own views on what they would like to...

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Grade trends during remote/hybrid
Grade trends during remote/hybrid
Luke Gilfillan, Staffer • April 5, 2021

It's no question that the new types of learning that have arisen over the past year have presented a challenge for a lot of students in terms...

Nicole Ebsen, OPRF
Meet OPRF's new athletic director
Jackson Hassler, Staffer • April 5, 2021

OPRF has hired Nicole Ebsen to be the next athletic director, replacing John Stelzer, who is retiring. Ebsen, who will start on July 1, has experience...

Marcus Evans Jr., the Illinois State Rep. who proposed HB3531, which would ban certain violent video games
Could GTA be causing the rise in carjackings?
Dante Berry, Staffer • April 5, 2021

On Feb. 22, Chicago Representative Marcus Evans Jr. proposed the banning of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and other violent video games to limit the...

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Students perform at the Best Buddies Talent Show in March 2020.
Best Buddies: Friendships Prosper Through Covid
Alex Goldstein, Staffer • April 6, 2021

When OPRF senior Paige Braun walked into her Best Buddies orientation in sixth grade, nerves overcame her, and the butterflies immediately...