Photo essay: Delias fire

Photo essay: Delia’s fire

Holden Green, 2020-2021 Photo and Graphics Editor December 23, 2021

Saki (left) and George Konstantos (right)

Remembering Saki, friend from George’s Restaurant

Calvin Roe, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2021

On Saturday nights before the pandemic, my family would go to George’s Restaurant on Oak Park Avenue. Going to a diner made for an unconventional dinner, I would order chocolate chip pancakes, and...

Madison Street, where some funeral processions take place

South Oak Park grapples with “rowdy,” dangerous funeral processions

Calvin Roe, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Business owner David Lipka has been complaining about this issue for years. Resident Elizabeth Debowey says she’s seen these cars swerve into oncoming lanes of traffic. Resident Lauren Frenden said she...

Student athletes sign on to their next chapter

Student athletes sign on to their next chapter

Maggie Marko, Staffer December 12, 2021

Signing day is a major step for athletes in their careers. Before signing their national letter of intent, athletes make a verbal commitment to a school of their choice. Verbal commitments can be retracted...

Uptick in COVID cases prompts temporary extracurricular ban

Uptick in COVID cases prompts temporary extracurricular ban

Alex Goldstein and Luke Gilfillan December 12, 2021

On Dec. 4, OPRF students and community members rallied in front of OPRF to protest Superintendent Greg Johnson’s decision to postpone all District 200 athletic practices, events, clubs, and other extracurricular...

OPRF to make Jewish holidays non-attendance in new schedule

OPRF to make Jewish holidays non-attendance in new schedule

Jackson Hassler, News Editor December 12, 2021

In September 2020, then-junior Maddy Niewoehner’s math test was abruptly rescheduled to the day after Rosh Hashanah. Frustrated at her teacher’s apparent inattentiveness, Niewoehner decided to send...

A Help Wanted sign in front of the Lake Street Track

Food Service struggles with employee shortage

Luke Gilfillan, Managing Editor December 11, 2021

A nationwide shortage of service workers has made OPRF's food service department desperate to find workers to help distribute food to students.  “We need part-time workers who are not eligible for...

Soccer fans banned after New Trier Game

Soccer fans banned after New Trier Game

Alex Goldstein and Jackson Hassler November 19, 2021

On Oct. 26, the OPRF boys soccer team took down No. 1 ranked New Trier in the sectional semifinal game of the state tournament. After a tight 1-0 win, OPRF students took out their phones, catching videos...

From left: Irish Wristwatch team members Cory Yu, Shankar Kalidindi, Evan Dominguez, Zephy Roe, and Zeno Chiang (Billadeau is not pictured)

VEX team qualifies for state

Max Friedman, Staffer November 19, 2021

In 25th place, it didn’t seem likely that Irish Wristwatch, a senior OPRF Robotics team, would make their way to the Illinois State VEX Robotics Championships. The team had made it through qualifications...

A screenshot from the Oct. 26 webinar

Freshman detracking policy finalized

Mary Andolina, Staffer November 19, 2021

The D200 Board of Education unanimously approved the administration’s proposal to detrack all freshman English, history, and world language courses Oct. 28 after a long process that started in spring...

The COP26 summit in Glasgow

Three students’ experience at the Glasgow climate conference

Sophie Ball, Jelena Collins, and Charlotte Meyer November 19, 2021

COP26 (26th Conference Of the Parties) was the United Nations' 26th annual summit on climate change, which took place in Glasgow, Scotland. Over 20,000 people attended, including the three of us. We were...

Remembering Andrea Brown, Co-Director of OPRF Harmony Choir

Remembering Andrea Brown, Co-Director of OPRF Harmony Choir

Latonia Jackson and Greta Kirby November 19, 2021

Editor's Note: Harmony Co-Director Andrea Brown passed from COVID in September. Her co-director Latonia Jackson and Trapeze staffer Greta Kirby remember her legacy. Latonia Jackson, Co-Director of OPRF...

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