Seniors Owen Campbell and Mena Patel

Huskies take over Lolla

Greta Kirby, Staffer October 2, 2021

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people travel to Chicago, Illinois to attend the annual music festival, Lollapalooza. And every year you can find “L” cars crammed with OPRF students traveling...

Senior R.C. Davis

OPRF spoken word student wins prestigious national poetry award

Gabe Kedziora, Staffer October 2, 2021

In room 3348, the creative minds of the Spoken Word Club meet to write and improve their poetry. The room is small, about six people wide. Across from a poster of famous boxer Muhammad Ali lies a cabinet...

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Spoken word teacher rich in musical talent

Max Friedman, Staffer September 28, 2021

Music has always been an integral part of different cultures and lifestyles. People imbue their music with personality, found through various experiences, like relationships. Music has become a way for...

Athlete in focus: Josephine Welin

Athlete in focus: Josephine Welin

Mary Andolina, Staffer September 28, 2021

Being her first year on varsity, sophomore cross country runner Anna Scholtens was feeling the pressures of her first big meet. Throughout the race, Josephine Welin, the varsity captain and OPRF senior,...

OPRF English teacher Laura Young

OPRF English teacher set to publish novel

Abby Ryan, Staffer September 27, 2021

From an outsider’s perspective, books appear on shelves fully formed, and plots come to authors like magic. From a writer’s perspective, the writing process can be a years-long task, consisting of...

Students distribute handmade bowls at Empty Bowls 2021. Local studios Terra Incognito (246 Chicago Ave.) and ViaClay (208 S. Marion St.) helped with bowl production.

Empty Bowls succeeds in supporting community

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 21, 2021

Empty Bowls places a strong emphasis on bringing the community together for a good cause. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new definition of community. The nationwide fundraiser, introduced...

A joint Tabula class, with the writers, designers, and photographers

Tabula commemerates the unconventional year

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 21, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began its reign of terror across the country, everything came to a pause. Classes switched to online, and clubs, sports, and other activities were postponed with no discernable...

Snowball rolls forward despite COVID-19

Harrison Dear, Staffer May 21, 2021

Last year, the popular wellness getaway program, Snowball, was canceled a day before quarantine. This year, despite alternate circumstances, the event continued in a virtual capacity. Teacher sponsor...

Students perform at the Best Buddies Talent Show in March 2020.

Best Buddies: Friendships Prosper Through Covid

Alex Goldstein, Staffer April 6, 2021

When OPRF senior Paige Braun walked into her Best Buddies orientation in sixth grade, nerves overcame her, and the butterflies immediately started fluttering.  “I had never met somebody with...

D200 School Board Election Endorsements

April 6, 2021

On March 19, The Trapeze and ASPIRA hosted a forum with the six candidates running for four spots on the D200 School Board. The two-hour event consisted of four sections of questions: Academics, Pandemic,...

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Senior athletes and college commitments

Gabriel Kedziora, Staffer April 5, 2021

During this turbulent and stressful year, athletic events were hit hard. Games and seasons of various sports were canceled, and many athletes were robbed of their season. With the cancellation of athletics...

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False Publication: up and coming band of OPRF students

Gabriel Kedziora, Staffer April 5, 2021

False Publication is an emerging rap and hip hop, student-led music group based at OPRF whose perseverance, dedication, and passion throughout the pandemic are inspiring during a time of fear and uncertainty....

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