OPRF Yarn Club weaves a fun, calm environment

Mary Andolina, News & Opinion Editor January 11, 2023

The Oak Park and River Forest Yarn Club creates a community that seamlessly knits together peer support with a beloved craft. Walking into the room, which feels tucked away in a corner of the third floor,...

Students donate to Community Fridge to fight food insecurity

Elianna Casselle, Staffer December 16, 2022
The Multicultural Leadership Club has arranged a Holiday Food Drive to lessen the stress of those struggling with food insecurity this holiday season.

Gender equity sought in OPRF biz classes

Joey DiMaso, Contributor December 16, 2022
Teachers in the Oak Park and River Forest High School business program noticed a troubling trend a few years ago: the number of girls in their classes appeared to be dwindling.

Logo contest winners announced for OPRF 150th anniversary

Alexis Kohn, Staffer December 16, 2022
The winners of this year's Huskie Booster Club Logo Contest are freshman Julia Sylvester in both first and second place with her two designs and sophomore Frances Berta in third.

Boys’ Cross Country ends ’22 season with success

Elianna Casselle and Maya Cherikos, Staffer and Contributor November 30, 2022
It was a rainy, windy day on Nov. 5, and the cross country course at Peoria’s Detweiller Park was raked with mud. Senior Liam Newhart was barely behind the first place Hinsdale Central runner.

School security called to question after Nov. 1 fight

Mary Andolina, News & Opinion Editor November 30, 2022
A fight that triggered a subsequent “secure and teach” at Oak Park River Forest High School on Nov. 1 left community members concerned about the safety of students.

Community, students react to Project 2 plans and cost

Clara Ware, Staffer November 30, 2022
Plans for a new athletic wing–and its nearly $100-million price tag–sparked debate at a Nov. 9 meeting of the school board’s Community Finance Committee.

Music club crescendo through cooperation

Hank Babwin, Contributor November 29, 2022

Two music clubs are joining forces to provide more opportunities for students interested in making and reviewing music. The collaboration is between Husky Records, which produces original student music,...

OPRF to participate in “Shrek” production at state theater fest

Sebastian Mrotzek, Contributor November 29, 2022

  Students from Oak Park and River Forest High School will participate in the Illinois High School Theatre Festival’s all-state production of “Shrek the Musical.” Theater students from around...

Manolo Avalos standing in front of a sign designating a zone for children and youth at COP27.

Perspective: OPRF students attend UN climate summit

Manolo Avalos, Contributor November 29, 2022

I traveled to Egypt in November for COP27, an annual United Nations conference meant to address climate change and environmental issues. It's Our Future, a local organization that works with students from...

Children performing a graveyard dance at the Oak Park Public Library

Library links community with poetry

Ashley Brown, Contributor November 29, 2022

Cotton candy skies settled over the silver mics on the stage. In the corner, a DJ spun rap songs and bopped his heels. Anxious bodies seemed to itch in their chairs as they waited to perform.  The Oak...

Student Council hosts Tradition of Excellence ceremony, brunch

Student Council hosts Tradition of Excellence ceremony, brunch

Mary Andolina, News and Opinion Editor November 29, 2022

After her address to the entire student body, Hallie Stephens Drake, class of 2003, walked down the halls of OPRF reminiscing about the location of old lockers.  Stephens Drake, (entertainment host and...

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