True Colors brighten OPRF

True Colors brighten OPRF

Max Friedman, Editor in chief October 3, 2022

True Colors, the only all people of color acapella group in the choir department, is gearing up for a year of rehearsal and performance. Entering its fifth year after being formed in 2017 by alumni Spencer...

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Teacher brings terror in new book

Alexis Kohn, staffer October 3, 2022

Coming of age is a challenge for just about everyone, but for Lady Mae, the protagonist of Laura Young’s new horror novel, “The Butcher,” growing up means deciding whether or not to take part in...

“Little Women” all grown up

Mackenzie Cohen, Contributor September 30, 2022

Lights went up on a new version of “Little Women” at the Little Theater earlier this month. The novel by famed writer Louisa May Alcott has been reimagined by playwright Kate Hamill as feminist, diverse...

Stylistic student-made sounds

Maggie Marko, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 30, 2022

Looking for new music? Look no further: someone you know may be your new favorite artist. Student-made music is not a new thing for Oak Park and River Forest High School. Last year, bands like Canna Soup,...

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 printed pages overwhelms me as I enter my local Barnes...

Spring awakening blooms

Elizabeth Short, Staffer May 23, 2022

                          When the play Spring Awakening was first released to the public at...

“Boy Gets Girl” examines extreme stalking

Sadie Collins, Contributor May 23, 2022

     On April 27, OPRF’s Studio 200 showcased their last play of the year, and it served as a strong final piece for senior students. Senior Terria O’Neal directed the show and chose to exhibit...

Orchesis: expression is a waltz

Cora Gardner, Staffer May 23, 2022

Photos Provided By Dhanya Duvvuri                           From April 29 through May 1, OPRF’s...

“An Immaculate Conception”: Student bands take over Val’s Halla

Elizabeth Short, Staffer May 23, 2022

  Students and parents filed into Oak Park’s famous record shop, Val’s Halla. Audience members stood shoulder to shoulder, crammed between aisles of crates holding well-loved records....

Blue Snodgrass and Edward Ruppar spin across the dance floor

Jazz bands offer a swingin’ good time

Elizabeth Short, A&E Editor April 29, 2022

OPRF jazz bands’ annual swing dance returned April 22 at the Nineteenth Century Club. Students and parents, all dressed to the nines, flew across the building’s timeless ballroom floor, while OPRF...

Summer Drive shifts into gear

Summer Drive shifts into gear

Harrison Dear, Opinion Editor April 29, 2022

Summer Drive, described as an alternative-funk band, is an up-and-coming local group that has amassed quite the fame. “We all met at a School of Rock in Oak Park,” says drummer and OPRF senior Todd...

Review: Camila Cabellos Familia

Review: Camila Cabello’s “Familia”

Jackson Hassler, News Editor April 29, 2022

Camila Cabello released her third album “Familia” on April 8. The record is sonically similar to her first two albums, but more explicitly embraces her latin roots. However, it illustrates, but doesn’t...

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