Editorial: Administration needs to trust teachers to run classrooms, grant bathroom rights

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

It’s third period. You fidget in your seat, cast a glance at the classroom door. You’ve had too much water, coffee, something like that. You need to pee. You raise your hand and wait for the teacher to call your name. In your situation, minutes pass like hours. Your teeth grind as you survey the o...

Opinion: OPRF needs to teach academic honesty

Opinion: OPRF needs to teach academic honesty

Camille Grant, Staffer

November 22, 2019

Academic dishonesty has swept the nation. OPRF is no exception. In an informal survey of 56 students, 93 percent admitted to cheating of some form: 88 of all respondents reported cheating on homework, 71 percent on a quiz, and 29 percent on a final exam or essay. Despite 96 percent reporting they unde...

Editorial: Northwestern apology compromises journalistic integrity

Seth Engle and Ella Haas

November 22, 2019

The Daily Northwestern published an editorial on Nov. 10 following former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s visit to campus and a retaliating student protest. “Addressing The Daily’s coverage of Sessions protests” apologizes for a so-called misdeed that’s become more villainized than ev...

Haas Take: The health craze is classist

An assortment of cannabis products from the Cannabis Cup 2016, a festival in Southern California.

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor

November 22, 2019

Tensions are rising in the Western world.  Anxiety surrounding the opioid situation, a political climate heated to a boiling point, and the impending reality of an irreparable environmental collapse has skyrocketed in recent years - not even mentioning everybody and their mother’s myriad of individual ...

Opinion: Bev highlights sexism in the “IT” franchise

Bev, Bill and Ben

Libby Eggert, Staffer

October 31, 2019

“IT” broke box office records, making more money than any other horror movie. “IT: Chapter 2” holds second place on that list. In the almost six-hour sequence, the two movies spend a lot of time creating a dynamic exposition for each of the seven main characters, the “Losers”. The movie...

Opinion: Impeachment

Libby Eggert, Staffer

October 31, 2019

     After three years, the game of “will they?” or “won’t they?” has reached a peak. Donald Trump’s impeachment is almost in reach. It’s too late to turn back.       Sep. 24, 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump and attorney Rudy...

Opinion: “Joker” relevant in more ways than one

Opinion: “Joker” relevant in more ways than one

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor & Podcast Supervisor

October 31, 2019

     When I saw “Joker” Oct. 18, I was braced for one of the most nauseating films of the year. Buzz about the movie’s controversy had convinced me I’d leave the movie deeply unsettled.      My initial reaction was what I’d been told to expect. “Joker” was indeed disturbing, with ...

Haas Take: Syracuse professor overlooks the dangers of faculty-student relationships

Ella Haas

Ella Haas, News/Opinion Editor & Podcast Supervisor

October 31, 2019

On Sept. 26, Syracuse University’s Daily Orange newspaper ran a story highlighting one professor’s stance that Syracuse’s ban on faculty-student relationships is a violation of women’s freedom.      According to the Daily Orange, “Amardo Rodriguez, a professor in SU’s communication an...

A day through the eyes of a transgender man

Vaughn Clissold, Staffer

October 31, 2019

Wake up. It’s so much harder to drag yourself out of bed now that the sun sleeps in. The warm blankets seem to whisper: don’t go! Stay a little longer. Sleep a little deeper.  Alas, time waits for no man.  Breakfast. Stumble downstairs as best you can, eyes still bleary. The entire house is dark. Sit down at ...

Editorial: OPRF should take off school for the Jewish high holidays

Editorial: OPRF should take off school for the Jewish high holidays

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

After a school year which featured various hate crimes leading to the creation of a new equity policy, and concluded with the resignation of Principal Nathaniel Rouse and hiring of racial equity director Levar Ammons, the 2019-2020 school year feels like a year of reflection as OPRF gazes toward progressing...

Editorial: Trump’s hypocrisy on vaping demonstrates his real priorities

Seth Engle, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

Early this month, the Trump administration said it would look to ban vaping products some time within the next few months. “We can’t allow people to get sick,” Trump said. “And we can’t have our kids be so affected.” It seems outrageous that the President of the United States can overtl...

Letter to the Editor: Bidding farewell to morning announcements

Ben More, Community Member

September 26, 2019

OPRF has ushered in advisory periods. The addition of a few minutes means we as a school no longer have space in our lives for one of OPRF’s most iconic traditions: the morning announcements. I remember being a freshman still unsure about his place in a large school, hearing the morning announcements...