Accidental Courtesy Review

Accidental Courtesy Review

Josh Hedrich, Sports Editor

September 30, 2020

"How can you hate me if you don’t even know me? Well who better to ask than someone who had joined an organization whose whole premise is hating people who do not look like them?” Daryl Davis, R&B musician and activist, spends a lot of time listening to racists and what they think of him. In...

OPRF art teachers find creative solutions

OPRF art teachers find creative solutions

Cora Gardner, Staffer

September 30, 2020

During the years before the pandemic, art classes have used a hands-on approach at OPRF. However, art teachers are to make sure they can maintain their interactive and feedback-dependent style of teaching. “Typically, art classes are designed kind of two-fold,” said art teacher Melinda Novotny....

Theatre department rises to the occassion

Students at a rehearsal for the upcoming show: Clue At Home Edition

Jackson Hassler, Staffer

September 30, 2020

Victoria Richter-Stewart, an OPRF senior, has never auditioned for a show virtually before. However, in these unprecedented times, that’s what the actress and many of her fellow actors and actresses have done this September. “It definitely felt weird,” she said. “It was more difficult because...

Hollywood in Limbo

Hollywood in Limbo

Libby Eggert, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

As our interpretation of time changes and we become acquainted with new ways to enjoy our ever-blossoming free time, there has never been a better time in history to be stuck at home. Our relationship with media and technology is changing, and some corporations are pouncing to make the most out of this...

Review: “The Slow Rush” provides psychedelic insight into time

Review: “The Slow Rush” provides psychedelic insight into time

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

As humans we are constantly faced with the challenge of managing time. In Tame Impala’s fourth studio album, “The Slow Rush,” Kevin Parker grasps the concept of time and breaks down the many different effects it has on a person’s life. I, like many listeners, stayed up until the album’s...

Review: “Birds of Prey” is entertaining but shallow

Review: “Birds of Prey” is entertaining but shallow

Vaughn Clissold, Staffer

February 28, 2020

In recent years, I’ve noticed an odd trend. Whenever I see a trailer for a new Marvel movie, I’m so excited that I can hardly wait for it to come out. In contrast, when I see a trailer for a new DC movie, all I feel is anxiety. Superhero movies are largely “hit or miss,” and most DC movies that...

Review: “The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat on every level

Review: “The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat on every level

Vaughn Clissold, Staffer

February 4, 2020

In the past few years, Disney has continued to produce movies within the franchise that made Lucasfilm famous: the “Star Wars” saga. “The Rise of Skywalker,” the most recent entry in the series, was met with mixed reviews.  Within a few minutes of the movie, I realized I had made a terribl...

Songwriting course gives students a voice

Songwriting course gives students a voice

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

Originally labeled as solely a guitar course, OPRF’s songwriting class gives students the tools to write and create music on their own.  “I want to give (students) the tools to be able to sit down and say “I feel like writing a song today,” and have no other inspiration other then “I’m b...

Review: “1917”, a lesson in love

Harrison Dear, Contributor

February 4, 2020

“1917” is more than another war movie; it is a lesson in love. Love your friends, love your enemies, and love yourself; for sometimes it is all we have to give. The World War I movie takes place along the English frontlines in northern France, and two soldiers, Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles...

“Fine Line”: Harry Styles fans go crazy over new album

Harry Styles during performance

Sophia Desai, Staffer

January 31, 2020

As they sat in the car in the dark, in the quiet of Maia Hess’s street, she opened her phone, finger hovering over the play button, anticipation crawling down their spines. The piano and harmonies of “Golden” by Harry Styles poured out the speakers of the car. “My jaw was on the floor… Wit...

A different kind of concert

Francis Bassette-Dilley, Leo Buttkowski, Nicholas Hympson,  Rufus Perenti

Aidan Koch, News/Tech Editor

January 31, 2020

With every seat filled, the audience leans forward expecting another beautiful performance by the students of OPRF. The lights dim and the audience quiets, brimming with anticipation. Music starts playing beginning the OPRF classic show “Prisms of Winter.” “Prisms of Winter” took place Dec....

Bye-Bye Birdie: A small group with big talent

Bye-Bye Birdie: A small group with big talent

Libby Eggert, Staffer

January 31, 2020

Musical productions are usually put together by several teams working together: a cast of actors who rehearse and perform, a production crew who run behind the scenes, a team of directors and choreographers who make decisions.  But OPRF’s Musical Seminar class takes a different approach: students en...