Remembering Sandy Hook, school shooting victims

Mary Andolina, News & Opinion Editor January 11, 2023

December marks the 10-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. December 14, 2012. Barely seven years old, we huddled together outside during recess, our breath...

The truth behind the “Purge Act”

Gabe Kedziora, Managing Editor January 11, 2023

Jan. 1, 2023. Chaos sweeps the streets of Chicago. Criminals are on the loose. The police are powerless to stop them, and society itself begins to collapse. Looting and rioting run rampant. The city descends...

How to survive finals week

Shane Colpoys, Staffer January 11, 2023

Final exams don’t have to be so stressful. Every year, right around finals week, the school buzzes with anxiety, and it can be hard to avoid it. When I was a freshman, I was overwhelmed because I needed...

Mental health in teenagers

Iv McCoy, Contributor November 29, 2022

Hey! It's me Iv, and I'm going to talk about depression—but, not just any kind of depression: teen depression. Since we are teenagers, most adults overlook signs of depression and think the behavior...

Minecraft, music and memory

Clara Ware, Staffer November 29, 2022

In a fit of nostalgia, I recently tried to log back into my old Minecraft account, unfortunately to no avail due to some technical difficulties. I was trying to specifically access an old world from around...

Hair care access highlights inequity

Sarah Hollis, Contributor November 29, 2022

One night I ran out of my hot oil treatment for my hair, and it dawned on me: since I moved from Austin Boulevard closer to the high school I’m not down the street from any beauty supply stores anymore. It’s...

Does my vote even count in Illinois? Absolutely.

Mary Andolina, News & Opinion Editor November 3, 2022

The year was 2016, and my friends and I couldn’t believe Donald Trump had actually been elected President of the United States. Our whole fifth grade class speculated about which of the teachers might...

Getting Involved

Imani Sanders, Contributor November 3, 2022

Oak Park and River Forest High School offers many ways to get involved, whether through a sport or a favorite hobby. With more than 85 clubs and activities to participate in, it can be difficult figuring...

Editorial: Not real data. Not real news.

Trapeze Editorial Board November 3, 2022

No more boys and girls? Pritzker family leads push to replace ‘myth’ of biology Teachers are required to “affirm” students' non-traditional “identities,” including “furries” or children...

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...

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