A poster shared on social media publicizing the press conference and candlelight vigil
L!VE Cafe and community recuperates
Jackson Hassler, Staffer • February 23, 2021

On the morning of Jan. 6, Reesheda Graham Washington discovered her Oak Park L!VE Cafe was vandalized overnight. A brick had shattered the glass of the black-owned cafe with a racist message written on it: “No n--- on the ballot.” This attack was a week after objections were filed against the only two black candidates, who have headquarters at L!VE Cafe, for the April municipal election. It also...

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Is it time to double mask?
Harrison Dear, Staffer • February 23, 2021

Recently, the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) found that alterations to how we mask ourselves should be considered. It is common knowledge...

Last year, Science Olympiad won fifth place at regionals, and made it to state for the first time in OPRF history
Sci-Oly gears up to compete
Elizabeth Short, Staffer • February 23, 2021

Shortly after the OPRF Science Olympiad team finished in fifth place at Regionals in March of 2020, qualifying for the Illinois Science Olympiad...

Speech Team continues competitions
Speech Team continues competitions
Alex Goldstein, Staffer • February 23, 2021

OPRF’s speech team prides itself on its community. So when the IHSA announced their season would go forward, albeit via Zoom, Head Coaches...

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Hassler with his family in 2012. The two youngest kids were then in foster care.
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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Opinion: The insulting hybrid model
Libby Eggert, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2021
It feels like we are getting cents on what was supposed to be a dollar. I can not stop thinking about how good getting the whole dollar would feel.
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Capitol riots: living history
Alex Goldstein, Staffer • January 19, 2021

On Jan. 6, tens of thousands of Americans, including many self-proclaimed supporters of President Donald Trump, protesting President-Elect Joe...

PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?
PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?
Luke Gilfillan, Staffer, Camille Grant, Managing Editor • December 11, 2020

Pro - Camille “If you’re a Trump supporter, unfollow me,” I typed. I mulled the draft over. Would my Trump-supporting acquaintances actually...

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Theatre dept receives grant, Working resumes
Sophia Desai, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 26, 2021

After about four months of stressing about how they would pay for “Working: the Musical” streaming fourth quarter, the Oak Park and River Forest Alumni Association swooped in with a $9,000 donation to the theater department. This covers the cost for the video editing and audio engineering. Since October the theater department has been worrying about how they will pull it off. “When we found out I literally cried. Tears of joy, so much weight was just lifted off my shoulders,” said Michelle Bayer, one of the OPRF theater directors. Bayer...

Spoken Word annual showcase perserveres virtually
Spoken Word annual showcase perserveres virtually
Luke Gilfillan, Staffer • February 23, 2021

On Dec. 9, Spoken Word held its annual winter showcase. Even in a worldwide pandemic, the showcase continued to allow OPRF poets to perform their...

Little Theatre modernizes Shakespeare
Little Theatre modernizes Shakespeare
Alex Goldstein, Staffer • February 23, 2021

William Shakespeare is believed to have lived during the Elizabethan era, from the mid-sixteenth to the early seventeenth century. It’s hard...

Feb Horoscopes
Isabel Richmond, Staffer • February 23, 2021

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) This month, focus your energies on compassion. When dealing with others, give them the benefit of the doubt;...

Last year, Science Olympiad won fifth place at regionals, and made it to state for the first time in OPRF history
Sci-Oly gears up to compete
Elizabeth Short, Staffer • February 23, 2021

Shortly after the OPRF Science Olympiad team finished in fifth place at Regionals in March of 2020, qualifying for the Illinois Science Olympiad...

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A conversation on James Harden
A conversation on James Harden
Dante Berry (Staffer), Josh Hedrich (Sports Editor) • February 23, 2021

On Jan. 14, the three-time scoring champ and 2018 league MVP James Harden was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets. James Harden...

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