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What it’s like to be a senior on campus

Alex Gaspar, Opinion Editor November 18, 2021

“Where’s the H-building? I need to ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation.”  These are the words of a fellow senior student here at Oak Park High School.  The idea of senior students, who...

We need to abolish the Senate

We need to abolish the Senate

Andrew Hearst, Guest Writer November 18, 2021

The Senate doesn’t work, and we can no longer delude ourselves into thinking it does. As plague strikes and our economy is on the verge of collapse, stalemates and stalls are all that characterize this...

Pumpkin-spiced, is everything nice?

Pumpkin-spiced, is everything nice?

Bing Heine-Van Fossen, Guest Writer October 29, 2021

It’s that time of the year again folks! In this day and age who has not heard of the famous pumpkin spice latte? However as the desire for pumpkin spice has grown, there has been more than just coffee...

Taylor Swift and Adele will own the month of November

Benti Kaur and Pam Wagner October 29, 2021

Growing up, the radio was consumed by hit artists like Bruno Mars, Drake, Justin Timberlake and more. The excitement of a new Taylor Swift single or Adele album, however, was unparalleled. The successes...

Artwork by Mina Jung

School after Halloween? Over my dead body!

Mina Jung, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2021

The Gregorian calendar graced us with placing Halloween on Friday and Saturday for the past two years. Unfortunately, that grace has ended in the year 2021; from 2021 and for the following four years,...

Double jeopardy

Double jeopardy

Anusha Rao, Senior Staff Writer October 15, 2021

For the past year, Jeopardy has cycled through a roster of guest hosts, searching for a replacement for the irreplaceable Alex Trebek. Last month, it seemed that Jeopardy had found its new host: the show’s...

Dairy vs. Non-Dairy Milk

Dairy vs. Non-Dairy Milk

Hannah Levy, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2021

The cookies are fresh out of the oven, the chocolate chips are oozing and the seemingly unquenchable temptation for a tall glass of refreshing milk emerges. You open the fridge in hopes of satisfying your...

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TikTok stars should be allowed at the Met Gala

Sophia Lippel, Social Media Manager October 12, 2021

My mom is a huge fan of bad Netflix rom-coms. Something about cheesy love stories and cringey jokes trying to hit it in with the modern generation just gives her ultimate happiness. Another fun fact about...

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The new pandemic: social media

Zoey Mortazavi, Senior Staff Writer October 1, 2021

It’s your run-of-the-mill Monday morning.  Yes, school is in an hour (and you were definitely up too late texting friends again) but, as always, you still make time to check your phone and receive...

What Shang-Chi means for Asian American representation in cinema

What Shang-Chi means for Asian American representation in cinema

Allie Wang, Ombudsman October 1, 2021

Growing up as a second-generation Asian American, it is hard for me to find mainstream American films featuring a protagonist who I could culturally relate to. In the rare instances that I have been able...

Artwork by Porter Nicoll

Stop treating celebrities like zoo animals

Ava Harris, Features Editor October 1, 2021

Taylor Swift is anti-onion?! Jack Black wants to adopt his own parents?! Dwayne the Rock Johnson completely and actively advocates for the freedom of imprisoned embezzlers?!  Seeing celebrities constantly...

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EYE 2 EYE: Name, Image and Likeness for NCAA Athletes

Adam Helfstein, Eric Yeung, Alex Gaspar, and Brent Gelick September 29, 2021

Introduction to topic:  Effective July 1, 2021, National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes are now able to profit off of their own name, image and likeness, or NIL. With this monumental step,...

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