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OPHS Senior Nights

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen, Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2022

Senior Night: usually falling on the last season home-game for various sports, senior athletes are recognized for their dedication and accomplishments to Oak Park High School’s athletic program. Some...

Experiencing Ivy Day at Oak Park

Megan McCoy, Lily Huynh, and Lily Huynh May 19, 2022

Every year around the end of March, high school students begin to bite their nails over the thought of college decisions being released. Every year, all the eight Ivies — Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth,...

Final awards ceremony held in the OPHS Library

‘Wall Street: Next Generation’ runs at OPHS library

Aviva Medved, Guest Writer May 19, 2022

A business program called “Wall Street: Next Generation” ran for 10 weeks, from Feb. 6 to April 10, at the school library. Junior Ishya Cherukupalli, with her partners sophomore Nitya Shivempet and...

Art by Anika Ravilla

Springtime allergies, or something more?

Sahana Sri , staff writer May 13, 2022

With mask mandates lifted and spring breezes blowing pollen into our faces, who knows whether your runny nose and headaches are from COVID-19 or just a case of spring allergies? In the age of COVID-19,...

Senior Bests Winners: Most changed since freshman year

Minnoli Nori and Sophia Lippel May 11, 2022

As per Oak Park High School tradition, the annual ‘Senior Bests’ survey was sent for the class of 2022 to vote on the two best seniors that represented various categories.  For the category “Most...

Prom Purse Essentials

Prom Purse Essentials

Haley Bandemer, Senior Staff Writer May 11, 2022

As prom season approaches, there are so many factors to consider: what you’re going to wear, transportation and, most importantly, what to bring with you. For prom night, these are just a few musts for...

“As big decisions are made in a career, career path [and] relationships you want to [have good sleep habits] so you can make those decisions accurately,” family medicine physician Yohan Perera said.

New bell schedule sleep in jeopardy

Ravali Vallurupalli and Sophie Silvers May 11, 2022

With her noise-canceling headphones blasting Hamilton songs, senior Sarah Carroll was frantically typing away at her keyboard. Her head was bobbing up and down. A bowl of blueberries sat beside her and...

Teachers reflect on their careers

Jasmine Lahooti and Aviva Medved April 29, 2022

Teachers can be a bit of a mystery as we don’t know everything about them as we are in their classrooms for only an hour and a half. Ever wondered why your favorite teacher chose to teach this subject...

Second Semester Events

Ava Harris, Features Editor April 29, 2022

Oak Park High School’s second semester has been one to remember, with events from Pippin, the Winter Rally and spirit week, and don’t forget the Studio 22 dance as highlights. These events have been...

Survival guide: senior year edition

Angie Bleau, News Editor April 29, 2022

Senior year is harder than you think, involving college applications, scholarships, school assignments and fear of what your future holds — so many big decisions that will affect our future. The questions...

Is Prom really all that?

Is Prom really all that?

Hannah Levy, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Glittering lights. Twirling skirts. Fabulous boutonnières. The date Saturday, May 21 is featured like a marquee sign, bright and bold, attracting the attention of seniors.  Coming soon: Prom — a night...

Social media filters and their effect on mental health

Social media filters and their effect on mental health

Joy Chu and Anika Ravilla April 29, 2022

TikTok: the app famous for leading regular teenage girls and boys to stardom, but notorious for putting a negative view on their body image. The platform is “saturated with children as young as eight-years-old”...

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