Ungrading offers “empathic and gracious” alternative to grades
Sophia Lynn, Staffer • April 1, 2024

Since the A+ circled on a third-grade multiplication test, grades have become tightly intertwined with our self-esteem. For many students, an...

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Shop local to preserve the character of Oak Park
Ryan Scott, Staffer • April 1, 2024

I’ll never forget the day I discovered the closure of two beloved establishments: Tasty Dog and Magic Tree Bookstore. Significant moments of...

Ranked choice gives new voting option
Katie Stabb, Contributor • March 4, 2024

It’s spring 2020. You’re a Democratic voter. There’s one problem overwhelming your mind–and it’s not just you. Every Democrat in America...

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Athlete in Focus: Kaden Garland
Reid Sacks, Staffer • April 1, 2024

Destined for the University of Southern California, Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Kaden Garland reigns as the number one shot...

Boys Volleyball aims for 7th year at state
April 1, 2024

The boys volleyball team at Oak Park and River Forest High School is coming off a third-place finish at state during their 2023 season. Their...

Inclusion basketball is a slam dunk
April 1, 2024

On a Thursday morning in the Field House, surrounded by sounds of hoops swishing and the band blaring, students cheered on the Best Buddies...

OPRF prepares for digital SAT
Lilah Malik and Violet Molony, Contributors • April 1, 2024

The SAT, a crucial factor in college admissions, is undergoing significant changes set to take effect in spring 2024–stirring discussion among educators and students at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Most notably, the SAT will be digital this year instead of on paper. Kimberly Asbury, OPRF’s testing specialist, described the difficult process of handing out paper tests to grades...

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Protesting for a ceasefire
Duke Walsh, Staffer • April 1, 2024

About 160 people gathered in Scoville Park on March 7 for a protest supporting a ceasefire in Gaza. The protesters, organized by local resident...

IRDI students win big at competitions
Imani Sanders, Staffer • April 1, 2024

It’s another winning season for students in Investigative Research Design and Innovation (IRDI). This year-long science course, taught...

No SILCs for Leadership class next year
Connor Kitley, Contributor • April 1, 2024

For the first time in its 10-year history, the leadership class at Oak Park and River Forest High School will have no teacher’s assistants...

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Enviro Club to sponsor thrift store
Ilsu Ayaz, Contributor • April 1, 2024

The Environmental Club of Oak Park and River Forest High School will host a thrift store in the East Gym on April 27 and 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Leading...