Bench warming with Beebe: February 2017

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...

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

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...

I’m still with her

I'm still with her
Women nationwide and across the globe band together to stand up for what they believe in
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...

Editorial – December 2016

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,...

Editorial – November 2016

2-year colleges
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...

Students respond to election results

A compilation of thoughts submitted to Trapeze by OPRF students
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...

Editorial – October 2016

Editorial - October 2016
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...

Point/Counter-Point: Should religion play a role in politics?

Point/Counter-Point: Should religion play a role in politics?
October 26, 2016

Church and state are separated for a reason Ella Haas Thomas Jefferson first coined the phrase “separation of church and state,” one of the principles upon which our nation was founded. In contemporary...

Sarah Speaks: Dreaded Dates

Sarah Speaks: Dreaded Dates
October 26, 2016

For most high school seniors, Nov. 1 is a date that can be ironically compared to the day before - full of fear and the stuff of legends. But as this date rapidly approaches, the sickly feeling in my...


The pain of violence and Elijah Sims
September 30, 2016

I never met Elijah Sims.   I don’t know a lot about who he was. But when I learned about the death of my peer, I thought of all he could have been. I don’t mean what he could have been...

Editorial – September 2016

September 28, 2016

Growth occurs best under uncomfortable situations. The times where the truth stings, where statistics make us want to shield our eyes and avoid needed conversations, are the perfect chances for change....

PCP: Is voting for a third-party a good idea?

PCP: Is voting for a third-party a good idea?
September 27, 2016

Cole Tamondong There is nothing wrong with voting for a third-party This election season has been full of excitement, drama and, for some, horror. The two main party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald...

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