Students succeed in poolside jobs

Clara Ware, Staffer October 3, 2022

Underclassmen in the swim unit right now are thankful they haven't drowned–thanks to our hardworking student lifeguards. However, for a lot of chlorinated, bloodshot-eyed students, it can be difficult...

Filling big shoes, Levin returns to Spoken Word

Clara Ware, Staffer September 30, 2022

Spoken Word Director Adam Levin unloaded a cart of three microwave-sized boxes of Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish variety packs onto a long gray table in the center of the Spoken Word room in preparation for...

Athlete in focus: Martha Brennan

Athlete in focus: Martha Brennan

Elianna Casselle, Staffer September 30, 2022

Oak Park and River Forest High School senior and tennis superstar Martha Brennan is on track to go to state for the third time.  Brennan has been on the OPRF varsity tennis team all four years of her...

OPRF welcomes new director of campus safety

Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

As OPRF students enter through the main entrance each morning, they are greeted with a warm smile and a “hello!” from the new director of campus safety, Cherylynn Jones-McLeod. McLeod started at...

Foreign war hits home

Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor May 13, 2022

While I was getting ready for another busy weekend filled with homework, my family was preparing for a potential war with Russia igniting in their home. The thought of Russian missiles landing near them...

The stats and psychology behind senioritis

The stats and psychology behind “senioritis”

Jackson Hassler, News Editor April 5, 2022

The phenomenon has been belittled in the media, written about in scientific literature, and become a part of the high school vernacular. But why does senioritis happen? How much does it affect students’...


Popular “Newscene” segment faces controversy

Maggie Marko, Staffer April 4, 2022

The latest installment of Newscene included a new segment created by senior Arianna Spruille. “Blueprint” covers issues African Americans face and their experiences with racism.  Spruille was inspired...

Stage crew offers something for everyone

Stage crew offers “something for everyone”

Max Friedman, Staffer April 4, 2022

Behind all the productions held in the auditoriums of OPRF is Stage Crew, a club run by teachers Teslen Sadowski and Christopher Scholtens.  “There’s really something for everyone,” said Sadowski,...

OPRF students active in the workforce

Max Friedman, Staffer April 4, 2022

Going into high school, students start to consider getting a job. It’s a time for exploring potential careers, getting experience in the world, and, well, getting paid. To help students find jobs,...

Berry becomes new Spoken Word assistant

Harrison Dear, Opinion Editor February 28, 2022

Noelle Aiisa Berry, a former student (graduated in 2011) and Spoken Word member herself, has filled the position previously occupied by former Spoken Word assistant Mr. Robinson. A fun fact: Berry and...

Pligge casually deadlifting more than 400 pounds

Mr. P lifts up student body

Gabe Kedziora, Staffer February 28, 2022

One of the most welcome additions to OPRF’s staff this year is P.E. teacher James Pligge. Pligge started out as a part time substitute teacher, but he now teaches P.E. full time. He has quickly developed...

People working at the Slowfire studio at 634 Carpenter Avenue in Oak Park.

The arts of Oak Park: Slowfire

Alex Goldstein, Features Editor February 27, 2022

Tucked away among the South Oak Park residences on Carpenter Avenue is Slowfire. In a basement hidden down a small staircase in between the expanse of bushes of a garden path, with pottery wheels, tables...

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