Seniors vandalize campus with forks, cheese, mashed potatoes, toilet paper and Vaseline

Minnoli Nori, News Editor May 14, 2022

  The so-called “Senior Prank” is a yearly tradition (a rite of passage, even) for OPHS seniors. The whole point of the Senior Prank is to have fun and let loose after a stressful academic year —...

OPHS hosts memorial for late military alumni

OPHS hosts memorial for late military alumni

Zoey Mortazavi , News Editor April 29, 2022

On Friday April 22, Oak Park High School students held a memorial service for the late Brian Wolverton, a 2006 alumni who was lost in combat in Afghanistan in 2009.  An active member of OPHS track and...

‘Mission: Joy’ District screening spreads positive message to community

‘Mission: Joy’ District screening spreads positive message to community

Sydney Herstein and Brooke Herstein April 29, 2022

Oak Park Unified School District screened an uplifting documentary, “Mission: Joy” by means of an online link April 25 and 26. The inspiring film pictures two well-known religious leaders, the Dalai...

Students turn to ping pong to relieve stress

Students turn to ping pong to relieve stress

Abi Chadwick, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

There has been an advancement in the open space of the Oak Park High School campus: the inclusion of ping pong tables near the Student Store.  “I like to play during Nutrition and Lunch everyday with...

Water Assassins flooded with controversy, again

Oliver Carter and Nicole Syku April 29, 2022

On April 20, 2022, Oak Park High School Principal Mat McClenahan, subbing for AP Macroeconomics teacher Timothy Chevalier, spoke to the class of seniors about the long-standing tradition of Water Assassins,...

Pages of student expressions

Pages of student expressions

Sahana Sri, Guest Writer April 29, 2022

Starting last week, the Oak Park High School Literary Arts Club has been selling the 2022 volume of Veritas, with a cover photograph from senior Abi Chadwick. Veritas is the OPHS annual literary magazine;...

Students gather in the Pavilion to eat lunch and listen to band members perform. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Heine-Van Fossen)

Band headlines lunchtime entertainment

Zoey Mortazavi, News Editor April 1, 2022

Beginning the week of March 22, Oak Park High School’s band began performing lunchtime concerts in the Pavilion. For each day of the week a different group of musicians have performed, and will continue...

Veritas photography contest

Mikaela Merilles, Senior Staff Writer April 1, 2022

The Veritas photography contest is an opportunity for student photographers to submit their work to be considered for the cover of this year’s edition of the Oak Park High School Veritas Literary Magazine....

The future of COVID-19 testing in sports

Zoey Mortazavi, News Editor April 1, 2022

Now that Oak Park High School is in its third week since the mask mandate was lifted on March 13, students have been wondering how protocols regarding previously required COVID-19 testing will operate....

Senior Bethanie Giniewicz and freshman Maggie Ruan perform onstage.

Choir‌ ‌concert‌ ‌features‌ ‌an‌ ‌original‌ ‌play‌

Mara Hankins, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

After a month of writing, casting and rehearsing, “Mirage Sale” made its way to the stage, Mar. 25 at the Broadway concert. The production included numbers from “Mamma Mia,” “Dear Evan Hanson,”...

Call kindergarteners for free therapy

Mina Jung, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2022

Afraid to go to the school counselor for your life problems? Or maybe even peer counselors? Maybe kindergarteners will do the trick in improving your day. “Peptoc” is a free telephone hotline created...

OPHS‌ ‌hits‌ ‌the‌ ‌2‌ ‌year‌ ‌anniversary‌ ‌since‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌shutdown‌

OPHS‌ ‌hits‌ ‌the‌ ‌2‌ ‌year‌ ‌anniversary‌ ‌since‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌shutdown‌

Ravali Vallurupalli and Aviva Medved April 1, 2022

Two years ago, on Friday, March 13, Oak Park High School shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former principal Kevin Buchanan initially informed the school that there would be a two-week quarantine...

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