A note for rising seniors

Greta Kirby, Staffer May 23, 2022

1. Go to school events and sports games. This year is your last chance. 2. Your counselors are there as a resource, use them! 3. Common App should be your friend, not your enemy. It can seem daunting...

Gun incident triggers concern

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 23, 2022

Around 12:19 p.m. on May 3, one of OPRF’s deans received a call from the Oak Park Police Department (OPPD). The call was “to alert us that they had received a tip that earlier that morning, an OPRF...

Baking outside the box

Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor May 23, 2022

  A long-running OPRF tradition has returned after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions. On May 3 the OPRF baking and pastry classes competed in a cookie bake-off. Ten groups of students...

OPRF considers later start

Abby Ryan, Staffer May 23, 2022

In the fall, OPRF did a ThoughtExchange survey about having a block schedule or a later start to the school day next year. The results, gathered from 1,988 participants, were in favor of a later start,...

OPRF launches new branding guidelines

Jackson Hassler, Staffer May 23, 2022

After years of branding and graphic inconsistencies at OPRF, official branding graphics and guidelines three years in the making have been released. The effort was worked on by seniors Leigh Maliff, Tim...

Hateful graffiti found in bathroom

Max Friedman, Editor In Chief May 23, 2022

During the school day on May 6, graffiti was found in a boys’ bathroom depicting racial slurs and anti-Semitic symbols. Photos of the graffiti circulated through student social media. An email from...

Covid cases on the rise

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 23, 2022

COVID-19 cases at OPRF are on the rise again, with 101 total reported positive tests in the school the week of May 2. 88 students and 13 employees tested positive for the virus that week. OPRF reported...

Students speak out against injustice

Max Friedman, Editor In Chief May 23, 2022

                    A meeting was held in the Newscene room on May 11 by juniors Taylor Montes-Williams and Lee Chaloemtiarana...

Hardys office by the second floor balcony

Hardy steps down as equity director

Greta Kirby, Staffer April 29, 2022

After one year in the position, Patrick Hardy is stepping down as OPRF director of equity and student success. Hardy is the second person to step down from this position in the three years since the position’s...

Paws for a cause: therapy dogs at OPRF

Paws for a cause: therapy dogs at OPRF

Isabel Richmond and Greta Kirby April 29, 2022

In an effort to help students de-stress before finals, OPRF’s Healthy Youth Peer Educators (HYPE) brought emotional support dogs to the OPRF April 22. Students took turns petting Chief, a three-and-a-half-year-old...

News in brief: HuskiePalooza cancelled, police chief retires, and COVID spike

Jackson Hassler, News Editor April 29, 2022

HuskiePalooza cancelled Annual dodgeball tournament HuskiePalooza was canceled this year due to shortages of teams signing up. The event was originally scheduled to take place in the fall but was...

OPRF holds career fair

Cora Gardner, Staffer April 29, 2022

On April 14, the “My Future My Pathway” event kicked off at OPRF. This event included a job and internship fair, where businesses around the Oak Park and River Forest communities set up tables in the...

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