Gym teachers adjust to e-learning

Gym teachers adjust to e-learning

Archie Beecroft, Staffer

September 30, 2020

Remote learning has posed many challenges for students, teachers, and administrators, but the Physical Education program has had to completely rethink how to operate under e-learning. PE is one of the most hands-on, interactive classes that the school offers, so the department knew they had to make...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dead at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dead at 87

Libby Eggert, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was one of four women to serve on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg famously worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and fought for gender equity across the nation as a pr...

Sign Language Club continues adapting communcation

Sign Language Club continues adapting communcation

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer

September 29, 2020

The Sign Language Club is no stranger to adapting communication, so when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was ready for the challenge of running virtually. Senior Kate Debeers, president of the club, coordinated the adjustment. “It was a challenge for us to transfer from completely in-person like we...

Stepping out (safely) for social change

Stepping out (safely) for social change

Holden Green, Photo/Graphics Editor

September 29, 2020

For many students, summer is a time to relax. They don’t have the stress of school, and they can spend their time how they please. Most of the time, students take the time to hang out with friends or travel with family. However, this past summer, many students took the extra time as an opportu...

Building renovations continue at OPRF

The site that formerly belonged to the South Cafeteria, now completely demolished.

Jackson Hassler, Staffer

September 29, 2020

This past summer, improvements to the school building have started to take place. The construction is taking place as part of the Imagine OPRF plan, and has affected groups such as the girls tennis team. OPRF’s Director of Communications Karin Sullivan said the Imagine OPRF process started afte...

An Update from the Library

An Update from the Library

Isabel Richmond, Staffer

September 29, 2020

The Oak Park Public Library aims to be the glue that holds Oak Park together. Through their books, databases, music, movies, a surplus of different programs, and more, the library has every resource necessary to fill the needs of their town and maintain an educated, and engaged community. The State...

The Great Debate: Zoom or Meet?

Mellman's e-learning work station.

Alex Goldstein, Staffer

September 29, 2020

As we continue a chaotic and treacherous start to our new decade, teachers and students alike are forced to adjust to the nuances of long-term remote learning. For the fall semester, OPRF has transitioned to completely synchronous remote learning divided with an AB block schedule rather than the asynchronous...

A Note from Dr. Pruitt-Adams

from Wednesday Journal photographer, Alex Rogals

May 27, 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Congratulations! I am so proud of the work you have done to reach this milestone of high school graduation. The end of your time at OPRF was supposed to be full of enjoying senior traditions and making memories with friends. This year has certainly fallen short. But what I have learned...

A Letter From the Editors

Editorial Board

May 27, 2020

An Update from Trapeze:   As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end in a way none of us could have expected, Trapeze is preparing for all the possibilities next year holds. We will continue to report updates regarding announcements and regulations as they come from the school board, the ...

Virus Watch: Pritzker declares “Act of God days”

Virus Watch: Pritzker declares “Act of God days”

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

March 16, 2020

On Mar. 16, governor J. B. Pritzker declared Mar. 17-30 “Act of God days” across all Illinois schools. According to Washington Post, “the ‘Act of God days’ reference refers to a policy that means schools were closed for a condition beyond the control of the district that poses a hazard to...

Due to coronavirus, China trip canceled

Sophia Desai, Staffer

February 28, 2020

In spring 2019, OPRF students signed up for the Mag Vacations China trip full of excitement. They were ready for “green scenery, new experiences, and hilly and winding streets” as advertised by the school. Junior Wren Edwards signed up to “experience the food and see different places....

Students walk out to protest police brutality

Students march past Oak Park police officers during their walkout Wednesday morning

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

About 50 OPRF students walked out of school at 10 am Wednesday in memory of Trayvon Martin and other victims of police brutality, and to protest the presence of a school resource officer (SRO). While OPRF has had an SRO since 1999, hired shortly after the Columbine High School massacre, recent discuss...