OPRF Adopts Families for the 2022 Holiday Season

Grace Williams, Contributor December 16, 2022
The holidays can be challenging for many people due to the traditional gift-giving that’s part of many winter celebrations. This time of year can be especially difficult for financially unstable families who want to experience the same joy as everyone else.

Students donate to Community Fridge to fight food insecurity

Elianna Casselle, Staffer December 16, 2022
The Multicultural Leadership Club has arranged a Holiday Food Drive to lessen the stress of those struggling with food insecurity this holiday season.

OPRF, police to share records

Clara Ware and Gabe Kedziora, Staffer and Managing Editor December 16, 2022
Citing an effort to balance school safety and equity, the Oak Park and River Forest High School Board voted unanimously Nov. 17 in favor of an intergovernmental agreement designed to improve communication between schools and police.

Gender equity sought in OPRF biz classes

Joey DiMaso, Contributor December 16, 2022
Teachers in the Oak Park and River Forest High School business program noticed a troubling trend a few years ago: the number of girls in their classes appeared to be dwindling.

Logo contest winners announced for OPRF 150th anniversary

Alexis Kohn, Staffer December 16, 2022
The winners of this year's Huskie Booster Club Logo Contest are freshman Julia Sylvester in both first and second place with her two designs and sophomore Frances Berta in third.

Fall fits hit the hallway runway

Alexis Kohn, Staffer November 30, 2022
Fall fashion at Oak Park and River Forest High School represents a collection of styles from the past, with the majority of students borrowing inspiration from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s.

Boys’ Cross Country ends ’22 season with success

Elianna Casselle and Maya Cherikos, Staffer and Contributor November 30, 2022
It was a rainy, windy day on Nov. 5, and the cross country course at Peoria’s Detweiller Park was raked with mud. Senior Liam Newhart was barely behind the first place Hinsdale Central runner.

School security called to question after Nov. 1 fight

Mary Andolina, News & Opinion Editor November 30, 2022
A fight that triggered a subsequent “secure and teach” at Oak Park River Forest High School on Nov. 1 left community members concerned about the safety of students.

Community, students react to Project 2 plans and cost

Clara Ware, Staffer November 30, 2022
Plans for a new athletic wing–and its nearly $100-million price tag–sparked debate at a Nov. 9 meeting of the school board’s Community Finance Committee.

The new new math: OPRF shifts to integrated approach

November 29, 2022

After 12 years of planning, Oak Park and River Forest High School is beginning to phase in an integrated way of teaching math. Currently, OPRF uses the standard American curriculum system: Algebra 1,...

OPRF named exemplary; in top 10 percent in Illinois

Elianna Casselle, Staffer November 29, 2022

The Illinois State Board of Education named Oak Park and River Forest High School “exemplary'' in October, putting the school in the top 10 percent of schools in the state. “It’s really just affirming...

After Reno, West Pool finally open for us

Mackenzie Cohen, Contributor November 29, 2022

Varsity swimmer Emmett Harmon takes a lot of pride in swimming in Oak Park and River Forest High School’s West Pool. ¨I think that it’s something special,” he said. “It’s a place with a lot...

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