Students shred at annual Milk Crate concert

Ilsu Ayaz, Contributor May 17, 2024

About 100 people packed into Val’s halla Records on Friday, May 3 to showcase Oak Park and River Forest High School student bands and give the community a chance to come out and enjoy the music.  Milk...

Adaptive Arts hosts 3rd floor gallery

Grace Zoloto, Staffer May 17, 2024

In room 3199, a collection of colorful boxes sits on the counter. These three-dimensional collages, full of everything from toilet paper rolls to toys, are the product of much hard work from the Adaptive...

Athlete in focus: a year in review

Elianna Casselle, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2024

Over the course of the 2023-2024 school year, Trapeze has covered athletes who excel in their sports through a regular feature called  “Athlete in Focus.” These stories highlight student-athletes’...

Shakespeare: “freaking funny”

Ryan Scott, New Media Editor May 17, 2024

Seated in the front row, enveloped by ambient lighting and immersed in classic 1970s and 80s music, I found myself in a state of anticipation. I had no preconceived expectations about “The Complete Works...

Summer musical returns to OPRF

Madeline Walski, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 17, 2024

Oak Park River Forest High School will mount a production of “Grease” this summer–the first time a summer musical has run since the COVID-19 pandemic ended.  In 2022, “SpongeBob SquarePants:...

Leadership spotlight: a year in review

Sadie Collins, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2024

Leadership Spotlight, a new segment in Trapeze as of the 2023-2024 school year, focuses on students at Oak Park and River Forest High School who lead a club or group of students. These stories highlight...

Table of bowls for Empty Bowls

Wheel throwing raises money, creates supportive environment

Reid Sacks April 29, 2024

Wheel throwing, the art of shaping ceramics on a potter’s wheel, is a thriving program within the art department at Oak Park and River Forest High School. The school offers multiple levels of classes...

Oak Park’s indie record stores thrive

Norah Brooker and Ava Pappalardo, Contributors April 29, 2024

Inside the small storefront plastered with posters, a customer made his way through the front door carrying a bag so full of records he struggled to make his way down the aisle. Smiling, he walked to the...

Even adults misbehave in “God of Carnage”

Alice Cadwell, Contributor April 29, 2024

The play “God of Carnage” begins with a civilized discussion between two sets of parents. One of their sons has injured the other in a playground fight, and they are determined to work through...

Orchesis provides launch pad for dancers

Lilah Malik and Violet Molony, Contributors April 29, 2024

Dance is a way of life for the students of the Orchesis Dance Company.  The company, which unveiled its latest showcase on April 5, 6 and 7 in the Oak Park and River Forest High School auditorium,...

A glimpse of “Utopia” at OPRF

Quinn Bozarth, Staffer April 1, 2024

A convention-breaking production of “Utopia,” by American playwright Charles Mee, took place in the Little Theater March 15 to 17.  Directed by English teacher and creative mastermind Avram...

AP Studio Art nurtures OPRF artists

Alex Robinson Bellin, News and Opinion Editor April 1, 2024

As one walks north on the third floor, the hallways transform from the average beige to a display of beautiful artwork. Many of these pieces originate from the AP Studio Art course, offered at Oak...

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