OPRF to host first-ever block party

Reid Sacks, Staffer May 17, 2024

From food trucks to face paint, Oak Park and River Forest High School will host various family-friendly activities at its first-ever block party on Sunday, May 19. The event will be held in the OPRF mall...

Meet the 2024-2025 Student Council board

Teagan Kamradt, Contributor May 17, 2024

President Caroline Vietzen, a junior, has been a member of Student Council (STUCO) since her freshman year. She has been a cross country and track and field athlete at Oak Park and River Forest High...

Prom 2024: A Night On Cloud 9

Quinn Bozarth, Staffer May 17, 2024

As the school year winds down, excitement is building for Oak Park and River Forest High School's upcoming prom, set to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago  on May 18.  The doors will open at...

Shea and his dad looking at the eclipse

Solar eclipse gathers a crowd

Liam Shea, Staffer April 29, 2024

At 3:06 pm on April 8, I, with a crowd of thousands, watched the sky go dark over Indianapolis’ White River State Park. For three minutes and 47 seconds, the sun was no more, replaced by a shimmering...

Stars shine at Best Buddies Talent Show

Sydney Neschis, Contributor April 29, 2024

Anyone walking through the main entrance of Oak Park and River Forest High School on the evening of Tuesday, March 21 would have heard the sound of the orchestra concert and then, closer to the Little...

Hameister helping students

Ms. H to the math rescue

Sophia Lynn, Staffer April 29, 2024

When senior Savana Shipp has a test in her College Algebra Trigonometry class, you will find her that morning in the back of the third floor library. Shipp, like many students, is a frequent visitor of...

This fall: Soffer’s book “Our Nazi”

Mary Andolina, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2024

In 1959, a former Schutzstaffel guard who worked at Gross Rosen concentration camp, Reinhold Kulle, was hired as a custodian at Oak Park and River Forest High School. In 1983, when his identity...

Med Club members surround Dhillon.

Leadership spotlight: Sahiba Dhillon

Elianna Casselle, Sports Editor April 29, 2024

Amidst the chaos of Sahiba Dhillon’s freshman year at Oak Park and River Forest High School, during online school and COVID-19, she noticed “a lack of medical clubs at the school,” she said. Med...

Enviro Club to sponsor thrift store

Ilsu Ayaz, Contributor April 1, 2024

The Environmental Club of Oak Park and River Forest High School will host a thrift store in the East Gym on April 27 and 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Leading this event are senior Manolo Avalos, president of the...

Students help clear Thatcher Woods

Norah Brooker and Ava Pappalardo April 1, 2024

Volunteers came together on Saturday, Feb. 10 to burn and chemically poison buckthorn, the invasive species responsible for driving out the native greenery of Thatcher Woods.  The volunteers ranged from...

Chief, a therapy dog

Therapy Dogs return to OPRF

Grace Williams, Features Editor April 1, 2024

De-Stress with Dogs returned to Oak Park and River Forest High School on Wednesday, March 13 during lunch periods in the Student Activities Center. Students were able to spend time petting and playing...

Leadership spotlight: Teigan Macek

Kiera Locke and Sophia Lynn April 1, 2024

Walking into a St. Catherine-St. Lucy School classroom on a Friday afternoon, you may see discarded paper scraps, sticky glue fingers, a wide array of craftwork and tons of smiling faces– and at the...

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