The OPRF Board of Education gave the Boosters permission to explore the support and concerns surrounding the potential for permanent lighting in the stadium field. We find it both curious and disappointing that both the Boosters and John Rigas of the District 200 Board of Education don't understand why the neighbors would object to this process.
I began reading Dan Haley's column, "After abandoning Austin, whites mourn their church," and began to identify with much of what he wrote. I was, however, stunned by his assertion that those who moved out of Austin during times of changing demographics were "afraid and stupid and racist."
On May 15, over 200 people with varying perspectives came together for the Fourth Annual Walk for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine. Why the Walk? The need was apparent even as it unfolded. Stickers reading "No Arabs, No Terror" were found on light poles along the Walk route, and an individual was distributing anti-Semitic literature.
Go ahead, admit it. At times we've all looked down our noses at Berwyn, our neighbor to the south. Often fixed in our collective consciousness as a strictly blue collar zone of bungalows, babushkas and burritos, Berwyn is frequently perceived as a tough-edged town resistant to change.
Memorial Day weekend seems an apt time for an "Inner Disarmament Training" workshop, but Sensei Robert Joshin Althouse didn't really plan it that way. Instead, his three-day lesson in nonviolent communication coincides with the first anniversary of the Zen Community of Oak Park.