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....

Book Review: Chicago's Great Fire

Book Review: Chicago’s Great Fire

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer April 5, 2021

“Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City” provides detailed and personal accounts of one of America's worst disasters and the unprecedented recovery that followed....

Nicole Ebsen, OPRF's new Athletic Director

Meet OPRF’s new athletic director

Jackson Hassler, Staffer April 5, 2021

OPRF has hired Nicole Ebsen to be the next athletic director, replacing John Stelzer, who is retiring. Ebsen, who will start on July 1, has experience in multiple positions, including the athletic and...

Last year, Science Olympiad won fifth place at regionals, and made it to state for the first time in OPRF history

Sci-Oly gears up to compete

Elizabeth Short, Staffer February 23, 2021

Shortly after the OPRF Science Olympiad team finished in fifth place at Regionals in March of 2020, qualifying for the Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament for the first time in school history, the...

Environmental magazine breaks ground at LT

Environmental magazine breaks ground at LT

Isabel Richmond, Staffer February 23, 2021

Climate change has reached across the world, leaving no one unthreatened by its drastic and quickly approaching effects. Young people have no escape and must face the realities of science, whether it is...

Speech Team continues competitions

Speech Team continues competitions

Alex Goldstein, Staffer February 23, 2021

OPRF’s speech team prides itself on its community. So when the IHSA announced their season would go forward, albeit via Zoom, Head Coaches Patt Cheney and Lynette Welter felt extremely lucky. “We’re...

OPRF alum named to Forbes 30 Under 30

OPRF alum named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Calvin Roe, News/Opinion Editor February 23, 2021

As a kid, OPRF alum Neal Rothschild would grab his daily Chicago Tribune during breakfast and flip open to the sports section. With the pages spread out across the floor to have the optimal space to...

4 Leadership SILCS in charge of handing out signs, (left to right) Jackson Tanner, Jack Kiefer, Isabel Sichlau, and Ruby Dalton

Launch programs finds a new path

Jackson Hassler, Staffer December 12, 2020

OPRF’s launch program looks different than usual this year, but the student leaders and launch students are still able to connect. Normally, the launch program allows freshmen in study halls and...

The Candy Drop

COVID-19 fosters innovation for Halloween

Alex Goldstein, Staffer December 11, 2020

When OPRF junior Sam Zimberoff was a middle schooler, he, like many others, decided it was time to stop trick-or-treating. But his maturity didn’t stop him from finding fun and unique ways to participate...

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