OPRF’s Colamussi appointed to governor’s task force

Sophia Desai, Staffer

October 31, 2019

As Ginger Colamussi and District 97 parent Mika Yamamoto drove into the city to the ACLU office, they discussed their excitement about meeting other members of the Illinois Gender Equity task force. “We were a little nervous...

District announces curriculum restructuring

Camille Grant, Staffer

October 31, 2019

In late August, the district released plans to restructure the freshmen curriculum. Freshmen class offerings, with the exception of math, will no longer offer an honors options. This change will be implemented in 2022 school year...

Students show their school spirit

Aidan Koch, News/Tech Editor

October 31, 2019

As students walk the halls the Monday before Homecoming, one can’t help but notice the matching Hawaiian-themed clothes. It’s officially spirit week. Each day, students are sent an email with a link to remind them to vote...

Girls swim team fights water crisis

Jack Duffy, Contributor

September 26, 2019

 On Aug. 30, the OPRF girls swim team held a swim-a-thon to raise money for a water well to be installed in an impoverished community in Swaziland.  The swim team partnered with the Thirst Project, an organization dedicated to bringing cl...

Advisory periods: students indifferent to new plan

Vaughn Clissold, Staffer

September 26, 2019

As the summer dwindled and the school year drew closer, the school sent an email to its returning students and faculty. In this, the school informed students and faculty that an advisory period had been added after second period....

Advisory periods: staff, faculty see potential

Aidan Koch, News/Tech Editor

September 26, 2019

Last year, OPRF elected to add advisory periods to class schedules. Advisory is a 15-minute period in which teachers read the announcements and students can bond with their peers, as well as a non-academic adult figure. This new ...

New nursing program gives students hands-on experience

Jane Belcaster, Staffer

September 30, 2017

As Erin Wavrek approached senior year, panic set in when she realized she hadn’t fulfilled her applied arts requirement. Word was going around of a new nursing program being offered through the school, and it immediately dr...

District 200 faces school board shake up

Sarah Lipo, Managing Editor

May 16, 2017

It is April 4 at around 9 pm, and Tom Cosky sits crouched over his buzzing phone in his darkened living room. His heartbeat pulses as he watches the numbers rise and fall, as if keeping time with his anxiousness. The April 4...

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