Sophomore Slam Poems

February 2, 2018

Eternal Gray by Jalen Daniels Grey is the stay-at-home rain dropping color Grey is the funeral, memorial sky when the clouds seep in blocking out the yellow eye Grey is that “Shhhhhh” that you see on the television ...

Studio 200 aims to start race conversation

Talia Brookstein-Burke, Contributor

December 1, 2017

When senior Ayanna Sloan first read “Master Harold and the Boys,” she was determined not to direct it. After reading it a second time, however, she realized her initial reaction was mistaken. “I said to myself, ‘Ayanna,...

Spoken Word doesn’t miss a beat

Sorcha Chow, Staffer

October 31, 2017

At 6:30 pm Oct. 18 in the Little Theatre, students of all grades took their places on stage, either performing in groups of three to five or sitting onstage, snapping when certain phrases stuck out. The theme of the fall ...

Orchesis owns the stage

Leah Kindler, A&E Editor

October 31, 2017

It used to be seen as, ‘Oh, you (have) to be a dancer in order to be in Orchesis,' but now, I see a lot of people auditioning who haven’t even danced, but want to. They get in, which is really awesome.”

BLU talent show blew audience away

Eva Fuller, Contributor

October 31, 2017

The audience was rife with anticipation, eyes glued to the warm glow of the stage, ready to welcome the next contestant. There was plenty of buzz in the crowd after a lively performance by junior Irisha Banal, who sang a rendit...

Sweeney Todd: A killer show

Leah Kindler, Contributor

January 25, 2017

Last June, OPRF senior Grant Reynolds was one of 800 hopeful high school actors at auditions for the 2017 Illinois High School Theatre Fest production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Meanwhile, Flynn ...

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