Freshman participating in Huskie Kick-Off Day, their first day of school

OPRF returns to in-person learning

Greta Kirby, Staffer October 2, 2021

The time has finally come; students are back in the building full-time. However, this reopening has not come without changes. The school has new administrators, new spaces, and new protocols and procedures. One...

Seniors Owen Campbell and Mena Patel

Huskies take over Lolla

Greta Kirby, Staffer October 2, 2021

Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people travel to Chicago, Illinois to attend the annual music festival, Lollapalooza. And every year you can find “L” cars crammed with OPRF students traveling...

OPRF prepares for freshman detracking

Maggie Marko, Staffer September 28, 2021

Throughout the past few years, OPRF has made steps to rework its freshman curriculum. Both students and parents have been confused about what this means and when it will happen. OPRF is planning on starting...

Zabranksy in Carcassone, France

Remembering English teacher Rich Zabransky

Rena Mazumdar, Brendan Lee, and Gordon Budimirovic September 28, 2021

Rena Mazumdar I had the true honor of working with Rich Zabransky for many years. Although we weren’t in the same department, he in English and I in World Languages, our paths crossed on many occasions....

New admin members

Cora Gardner, Staffer September 28, 2021

The new construction at OPRF

Building renovations move forward

Gabe Kedziora, Staffer September 28, 2021

Substantial building improvements began in the summer of 2020 and continue as part of the $33 million Project 1 of Imagine OPRF, a five-part plan to improve the school’s facilities. The expected rooms...

OPRF English teacher Laura Young

OPRF English teacher set to publish novel

Abby Ryan, Staffer September 27, 2021

From an outsider’s perspective, books appear on shelves fully formed, and plots come to authors like magic. From a writer’s perspective, the writing process can be a years-long task, consisting of...

The Dominican Priory Campus in River Forest

OPRF vies for Dominican Priory campus

Mary Andolina, Staffer September 27, 2021

In a bid to offer expanded learning and activity spaces, OPRF has taken preliminary steps in purchasing more land and is hoping to purchase the Dominican Priory campus. On July 29, OPRF students and staff...

Students distribute handmade bowls at Empty Bowls 2021. Local studios Terra Incognito (246 Chicago Ave.) and ViaClay (208 S. Marion St.) helped with bowl production.

Empty Bowls succeeds in supporting community

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 21, 2021

Empty Bowls places a strong emphasis on bringing the community together for a good cause. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new definition of community. The nationwide fundraiser, introduced...

OPRF students welcome vaccines with open arms

Jackson Hassler, Staffer May 21, 2021

Vaccine eligibility in Illinois has opened up to everyone age 12 and above, and OPRF students have been getting COVID-19 vaccines. The Village of Oak Park’s website reported that 24,689 residents...

Georgia voting bill rattles OPRF

Georgia voting bill rattles OPRF

Alex Goldstein, Staffer May 21, 2021

On March 30, Georgia Republicans passed a bill that largely altered the state’s voting system. S.B. 202 will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. New restrictions include, but are not limited to: requiring...

Board searches for successor to Pruitt-Adams

Jackson Hassler, Staffer April 8, 2021

As Joylynn Pruitt-Adams’ time at OPRF draws closer to an end, the current school board has been working on finding their next superintendent. Through focus groups, interviews, and surveying, feedback...

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