Dick’s Sporting Goods: September 2017

Football players stand during the national anthem before a game.

Addison Dick, Sports Editor

September 30, 2017

The world of sports became frenzied this past Saturday.  It was not due to the long-awaited Carmelo Anthony trade, a crazy day in college football, or the postseason chase in baseball.  Instead, the situation resulting in many professional athletes speaking out was caused as most crazy situations this...

Natalie’s News: Friends Make the World Go ‘Round

Natalie Guarino, Managing Editor

September 30, 2017

As September comes to a close, I invite you to look back on your high school career. Maybe it’s less than a month long, and you still don’t know where your counselor’s office is. Maybe you’re counting down the days until graduation, and cursing OPRF in your sleep. No matter. Everyone takes...

Haiti Column

Brendan Carew, Managing Editor

April 11, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached this message:     “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve…. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by lov...

Benchwarming with Beebe: March 2017

Evan Beebe, Sports Editor

March 24, 2017

The other day, as I was perusing the Chicago Tribune's sports section I came across a list of all Chicagoland area kids participating in the 2017 NCAA basketball tournament. Scanning through the list I came across. Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern, Jr., G, Fenwick Tom Planek, Providence, Jr., F, Fenwi...

Editorial – March 2017 – Trapeze Endorses School Board Candidates

Editorial - March 2017 - Trapeze Endorses School Board Candidates

March 24, 2017

  In the 1980 presidential election, Ronald Reagan uttered one of the most famous lines in presidential history.  In a debate with incumbent President Jimmy Carter, he asked the audience, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Clearly, the American people thought not,...

Bench warming with Beebe: February 2017

Evan Beebe, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017

Blair Ripley grew up around basketball. Her mom played college ball at University of Minnesota, and later played professionally in Germany. As a child, Blair loved making trips up north for alumni weekend with her mom. She has always followed women's college basketball, and has grown accustomed to nev...

Point/Counter-Point: Should colleges accept standardized tests?

Sam Lever and Conor Johnson

January 25, 2017

Standardized tests provide schools a baseline -Sam Lever- Nobody likes taking standardized tests.  They’re long, arduous, and boring.  On top of all that, students have to pay upwards of 40 dollars for each test.  Because of their unpopularity, some colleges are beginning to not require standardized...

I’m still with her

I'm still with her

Sarah Lipo, Managing Editor

January 25, 2017

I’m still with her. And her. And her and her. From Antarctica to Kenya, many will argue the 21st of January will go down in history, perhaps even more than the historical day preceding it. In almost every major city throughout the United States and many world capitals, women and men alike d...

Editorial – December 2016

Editorial Board

January 10, 2017

We have become so divided as a nation that opposing political sides can no longer stand each other, let alone understand each other. Despite what the typical Oak Park resident might see on Facebook, the vast majority of people who support Donald Trump are not bigots. Undoubtedly, some are: those ...

Editorial – November 2016

Luke Butler, Graphics Editor

December 1, 2016

Colleges come in all shapes and sizes. Some offer longer terms, or higher tuitions. Some colleges have an element of prestige. Other colleges don’t. A college’s reputation is possibly one of the biggest factors in distinguishing between colleges, which results in a social stigma. Competitive and ...

Students respond to election results

November 14, 2016

In general, I think that the election of Donald Trump was, in part, rooted in people who have real prejudice.  However, a lot of what Trump has done has been a dangerous extension of identity politics from political left to political right.  The rhetoric of identity politics (generally following a...

Editorial – October 2016

Editorial - October 2016

Editorial Board

October 29, 2016

This presidential election season has been a rollercoaster of emotions for people on both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans alike have been pained by who represents their party. Both candidates have done and said some questionable things, Clinton with her emails and Trump with his alleged busi...