As a member of last year's Gun Rights/Responsibilities Committee, I have read with dismay, articles written by members of the Gun Rights contingent. The difference in the way each of us remember the meetings is a stark reminder of how an event or series of events is influenced by one's beliefs and prior experiences.
To the citizens of Oak Park and River Forest: Descent-based slavery is a problem mainly in the countries of Niger, Mauritania, and Mali, but is still important to know about in our communities. Though slavery is prohibited in these African countries, descent-based slavery is a type of slavery that is culturally ingrained and is more difficult to challenge. Our knowledge on the issue could help eliminate institutionalized slavery, and we can easily start this spread of knowledge within our towns.
I am a junior at Oak Park River Forest High School and have been working on a group project in my English class about bonded labor. My group members and I think it is an important issue that needs to be addressed. We need to take action against it, and the first step is to educate my community.
The Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild will påresent the hit comedy, Legally Blonde, The Musical, on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Fenwick auditorium, 505 Washington Blvd. in Oak Park.
Rachel Smylie died in a single-car crash, April 7, in Namibia. According to a source, she was traveling with four students in a rented vehicle at the time of the accident. The other four students, though their conditions are unknown at this time, reportedly survived the crash.
The Oak Park Gymnastics Center boys team competed in the 2014 Illinois Men's State Championships at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill. (March 28-30). Several highly skilled gymasts performed well, advancing to the regionals.
Five days before race day, John Kolman, Director of The Race That's Good for Life, sounded very upbeat: "The weather forecast looks good for racing, and with our race named as the Road Runners Club of America's State Championship 5K, some big guns may turn out.