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A new chapter: OPHS wishes Willis well as she retires

A new chapter: OPHS wishes Willis well as she retires

Eric Yeung and Hannah Levy May 19, 2022

  Click to watch: Willis says goodbye (Part 1, Part 2) As the last week of May approaches, we wave farewell to Jan Kelly Willis, a beloved English teacher who has been at Oak Park for almost...

There’s more in store for Eleanor: Moradi to retire

There’s more in store for Eleanor: Moradi to retire

Minnoli Nori and Allie Wang May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Moradi says goodbye After seven years at Oak Park High School and 25 years in education, Assistant to Principal Eleanor Moradi will be retiring in September 2022.  “My husband...

Queen Doreen: Oswaks walks a new path

Queen Doreen: Oswaks walks a new path

Angie Bleau and Zoey Mortazavi May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Oswaks says goodbye (Part 1, Part 2) This year, Oak Park High School has five staff members taking a step towards retirement. One of these faculty members is Doreen Oswaks, a Special...

We’ll miss Ciss!: Cissell to retire after 22 years

We’ll miss Ciss!: Cissell to retire after 22 years

Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen and Mina Jung May 19, 2022

Click to watch: Cissell says goodbye Student-designed posters of “The Incredibles,” “Sweet Revenge” and other past choir productions; a desk scattered with piles of paper and large bucket...

Round of applause: Drama director Allan Hunt retires

Round of applause: Drama director Allan Hunt retires

Oliver Carter, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Often donning a white dress shirt, a uniquely-colored tie, and a kind smile, Allan Hunt, in his 21 years at Oak Park High School, may have most likely been found in the Pavilion, preparing for one...

Campus vandalized 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 for OPHS seniors. The whole point of the Senior Prank is to have fun and let loose after a stressful academic year — or years.  However, on...

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...

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...

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”...

Debunking Disneyland

Debunking Disneyland

Benti Kaur and Pam Wagner April 27, 2022

“Have you heard the rumor that Oak Park was banned from Disneyland?,” we asked. “No I did not. The only thing I know is it costs, what, $220?” yard supervisor Jerry Frizell said. “Why, what...

The cardigan takes the spotlight

The cardigan takes the spotlight

Haley Bandemer, Senior Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Whether it’s a chunky cable knit or an oversized button-up, cardigans are all the rage. They are the vintage piece that seems to always come back in style”,” the accessory piece everyone needs in...

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