OPRF PALS creates safe space for Asian students

Jules Casto, Contributor September 30, 2022

As an Asian student, I felt lonely at first because I couldn’t relate to a lot of people at school. Only a little more than 3 percent of Oak Park and River Forest Students identify as Asian. However,...

Why you should get a summer job

Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

I watched in horror as a homeless man, only known to me as “Mac,” snatched up my cash tips, jar and all. I heard the rattling of spare change. My manager Dave immediately became suspicious and...

A page out of Nola’s book: a book lover’s case for reading

Nola Schuetze, Contributor May 23, 2022

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin  The smell of freshly printed pages overwhelms me as I enter my local Barnes...

Social media threatens teens’ self image

Matthew Tuhey, Contributor May 23, 2022

The only thing I remember from quarantine were short breaks from the confines of my computer screen. Hundreds of hours of my life were spent scrolling through instagram and Tiktok feeds, staring at the...

Twins branching off

Harry Dear, Staffer May 23, 2022

Last month, my fraternal twin Charles got COVID. I got the text during sixth period on a Friday that he was positive and I was sent to go stay with my mom at her apartment. Charles would isolate at my...

Youth for protecting Roe v. Wade

Editorial Board May 23, 2022

On May 2, a draft of a Supreme Court decision was leaked to the public, indicating the impending overturning of Roe v. Wade. The historic case, issued in 1973, allows pregnant individuals to terminate...

Trotro a no-show

Trotro a no-show

Calvin Roe, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2022

French movie posters hang all across the walls. Curious Pez dispensers line up across three sides of the classroom. And with one glance to the West side of the room, students see towering 10-foot windows...

Oversharing is not caring

Luke Gilfillan, Managing Editor May 4, 2022

In an incredibly long post on a local Facebook parenting group with thousands of members, a mother lamented about how “odd” her child was. She listed numerous social incongruities she had seen and...

Phone usage in classroom sparks discussion

Max Friedman, Friedman May 4, 2022

As early as elementary school, phone usage in classrooms has become a common debate between students and teachers. They have become a vital and inextricable part of our world, so it is only natural we...

Reader rebuttal: Why abortions are a human right

3rd period Women’s Lit, Contributor April 4, 2022

The op-ed published in the newspaper warrants a response, which is exactly what our Women’s Lit class aims to do. Approximately 12 million girls between the ages of 15 and 19 and at least 777,000 girls...

Reader rebuttal: The issues with the pro-life movement

Anthony Clark, Contributor April 4, 2022

I start this opinion piece by recognizing and stating that as someone who identifies as a man, it is not my job, responsibility or right to regulate a woman’s body, yet I continue to see women’s bodies...

Educate on anarchism, socialism more at OPRF

Harrison Dear, Opinion Editor April 4, 2022

At OPRF, we value diversity, and that is wonderful. However, we need to teach more diverse politics that depart from our current simple spectrum. In the United States, liberalism and conservatism are the...

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