HASS TAKE: Thank you, Trapeze: What you gave me and why it matters

Ella Haas, News/Opinion editor

June 3, 2020

Technically speaking, I was on Trapeze before I was a high schooler. A few weeks prior to the start of my freshman year, I’d become set on joining the paper. By then, journalism had been cemented into me as my future career:...

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 rega...

Impacts of the N-word

Zaahir Hall, Contributor

May 8, 2020

Being on OPRF’s majority-white soccer team as the only fully-black kid, you’d think kids at a school who prides itself on being progressive would go out of their way to make me feel welcomed. I quickly realized it was the c...

HAAS TAKE: A Hard Case for Decriminalization

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

May 8, 2020

Opioid use is increasing within high-school age groups. According to RehabSpot, “21,000 (American) teenagers used heroin in 2015, and 6,000 of them had a heroin use disorder in the previous year. Unfortunately, it appears ...

HAAS TAKE: This, too, might not pass, and it doesn’t have to

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

    “Keep calm and carry on.” “Let it go.” “Pick your head up!” The most common cliches regarding recovery, whether from addiction or a bad report card, all seem to carry the same ideas surrounding the proce...

Opinion: college costs

Lev Working, Contributor

February 28, 2020

A few weeks ago, I attended an informative college planning presenta- tion by a local admissions officer. More than anything else, the cost hit me square in the face. I also found more competitive colleges offer little t...

Haas Take: Oak Park’s fear of Austin exposes problems with our perception of poverty

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

Perhaps the most famous fairytale premise is that of the dragon. As the story goes, some foggy, thundering mountain looms over a village whose citizens live in fear of the snarling winged monster on top. It’s known as the premis...

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