OPRF PALS creates safe space for Asian students
Jules Casto, Contributor • September 30, 2022

As an Asian student, I felt lonely at first because I couldn’t relate to a lot of people at school. Only a little more than 3 percent of Oak...

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Why you should get a summer job
Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor • September 30, 2022

I watched in horror as a homeless man, only known to me as “Mac,” snatched up my cash tips, jar and all. I heard the rattling of spare...

A page out of Nola's book: a book lover's case for reading
Nola Schuetze, Contributor • May 23, 2022

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin  The smell of freshly...

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Boys volleyball optimistic about state run
Archie Beecroft, Sports Editor • June 27, 2022

The boys volleyball team is having another fantastic season, going 20-8, and sees the possibility of their first state title in school history. Last...

Boys tennis season recap
June 27, 2022

Due to the ongoing construction of the OPRF tennis courts, the boys tennis team has spent their entire season on the road. Despite this, they...

Boys runners on track for success
April 29, 2022

As February rolled into March and March into April, people all around the Midwest were chomping at the bit for some nice weather to get outside. The...

OPRF experiments with science
Clara Ware, Staffer • September 30, 2022

The science track war is over. Sophomores and beyond might remember the debate about the order in which core science courses should be taken (biology, chemistry, physics versus physics, chemistry, biology). However, that is no longer a choice incoming freshmen will have to make. Freshmen enrolled in a science class are now taking Physics-Chemistry A, as opposed to one of the three levels of either...

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Hoco '22-23 preview
Alexis Kohn, Staffer • September 30, 2022

For the first time since 2019, Oak Park and River Forest High School will have a traditional homecoming dance. This year's Met Gala-themed event...

OPRF institutes new phone policy
Elianna Casselle, Staffer • September 30, 2022

As students returned to Oak Park and River Forest High School after summer break, they were greeted with the introduction of phone homes,...

A note for rising seniors
Greta Kirby, Staffer • May 23, 2022

1. Go to school events and sports games. This year is your last chance. 2. Your counselors are there as a resource, use them! 3. Common App...

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Students succeed in poolside jobs
Clara Ware, Staffer • October 3, 2022

Underclassmen in the swim unit right now are thankful they haven't drowned–thanks to our hardworking student lifeguards. However, for a lot...