Point/Counterpoint: mask mandates in schools

Luke Gilfillan and Abby Ryan September 28, 2021

Luke Gilfillan, Managing Editor:   During the 2017 to 2018 flu season, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated almost 600 Americans under 18 died of the flu. This number...

Book Review: Fresh Ink

Book Review: Fresh Ink

Abby Ryan, Staffer September 28, 2021

What do you think of when a teacher introduces the book you’ll be reading in English class? Chances are, you’re not excited. You might think that it’ll be bad, or worse, boring and long. That certainly...

Overtime with Archie B

Archie Beecroft, Sports Editor September 28, 2021

This year I have tried to be the last student to leave every OPRF sporting event that I have attended. I decided to undertake this challenge because I thought it would be fun way to cement my memory of...

Donda Listening party at soilder field

Donda listening party inspires OPRF students

Drew Koenig, Staffer September 27, 2021

Kanye West hosted a listening party for his new album “Donda” on Aug. 26 at Soldier Field to almost 40,000 fans. The listening party at its core shows the importance of music in people’s everyday...

Is TikTok safe from explicit, unsafe content?

Is TikTok safe from explicit, unsafe content?

Gabriel Kedziora, Staffer May 21, 2021

Tik Tok is one of the most dominant apps on the digital market. It is available in 155 countries and over 75 languages with millions of users worldwide. With such a large user base Tik Tok gives everyday...

PCP: Should OPRF mandate vaccines?

PCP: Should OPRF mandate vaccines?

Pro: Holden Green, Photo & Graphics Editor, Con: Jackson Hassler, Staffer May 21, 2021

PRO by Holden Green, Photo/Graphics Editor OPRF should mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible students and faculty who want to be in the building this fall. While there are some compelling arguments...

Book Review: Chicagos Great Fire

Book Review: Chicago’s Great Fire

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer April 5, 2021

“Chicago's Great Fire: The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City” provides detailed and personal accounts of one of America's worst disasters and the unprecedented recovery that followed....

Op: Reflecting on Bidens first days

Op: Reflecting on Biden’s first days

Alex Goldstein, Staffer April 5, 2021

There are several exact moments in history that our predecessors can recall by the exact places they were and the exact things they were doing at the time. On 9/11, my eighth-grade English teacher was...

Hassler with his family in 2012. The two youngest kids were then in foster care.

My family’s adoption journey

Jackson Hassler, Staffer February 23, 2021

I am the oldest of four kids, and two of my younger siblings are adopted. My family’s firsthand experiences tell a story about adoption different than some may think. Adoption is a positive opportunity...

Opinion: The insulting hybrid model

Libby Eggert, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021
It feels like we are getting cents on what was supposed to be a dollar. I can not stop thinking about how good getting the whole dollar would feel.

Capitol riots: living history

Alex Goldstein, Staffer January 19, 2021

On Jan. 6, tens of thousands of Americans, including many self-proclaimed supporters of President Donald Trump, protesting President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election, stormed...

PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?

PCP: Should we unfriend our political opponents?

Luke Gilfillan, Staffer, Camille Grant, Managing Editor December 11, 2020

Pro - Camille “If you’re a Trump supporter, unfollow me,” I typed. I mulled the draft over. Would my Trump-supporting acquaintances actually unfollow me? Probably not. (They’d stayed for the past...

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