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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

Q: How do you think you have changed since freshman year? A: Ashwyn: Throughout my 4 years at Oak Park I think I’ve definitely improved in all aspects of my life. Freshman me was definitely something...

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”...

Where are the best sunrise and sunset spots?

Allie Wang and Sophia Lippel April 27, 2022

Here comes the sun! No matter what’s going on in your life, the sun will always welcome you in the morning and bid you goodbye at night. From urban jungles to natural landscapes, colorful sunsets and...

Debunking daylight savings

Debunking daylight savings

Allie Wang and Haley Bandemer April 25, 2022

Every year around spring, we push our clocks forward an hour. Initially proposed by Benjamin Franklin, it was adapted into the U.S standard in 1918 and was invented to conserve time and energy.  Currently,...

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Disposable masks are hurting the environment

Megan McCoy and Neel Vats April 1, 2022

Since March of 2020, we've been wearing masks wherever we go. When going into public places, most people wear masks.  It's inevitable that once or twice you forgot about your mask on the seat, or forgot...

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