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...

Noteworthy gives notable performance

Elizabeth Short, A&E Editor April 29, 2022

My friend and I decided to go to the Noteworthy showcase at the last minute. I hadn’t been able to get anybody else to write about the performance, so I decided to write the story myself. I wasn’t...

Review: Sister Act offers heavenly entertainment

Mackenzie Cohen, Contributor April 4, 2022

The blue curtains in OPRF’s auditorium swayed with closing night buzz. The audience was alive with anticipation for the lights to lower. From where I sat, the theater was a whole new world. I had been...

The spring musical returns to OPRF with Sister Act

Abby Ryan, Staffer April 4, 2022

OPRF has been putting on spring musicals for around two decades. In previous years, productions included “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” “Newsies,” and “Working,” produced virtually last year....

New club ups interest in upcycling

New club ups interest in upcycling

Elizabeth Short, A&E Editor April 4, 2022

Snack wrappers, empty La Croix cans, and colorful craft supplies cover the desks. Students show off their new rings and earrings, handmade from soda can tabs, wire, and colorful 3-D stickers. Their voices...

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