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How to: Make a yearbook

Mina Buchholz, Log staff
May 22, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

  This year’s Cambia yearbook has recently arrived. Every year, the Cambia staff works hard from summer to spring to bring us a yearbook more than 200 pages long, featuring the students. In the 2016-17 school year, they faced this challenge with a very small staff, many of whom were new...

Underclassmen Jobs

Wesley Russell and grace burns
May 18, 2017
Filed under Features

Money has always been an important part of life.  Well extra money is also important for underclassmen's this year they are figuring out any way to make some dough. Some as young as 14. Most young people start off with jobs in the fast food industry. Freshman Samantha Bixby works at McDonald’s,...

“I woke up and she was gone”

Dakota Ake
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features

People rely on their mom for many things- she is a comforter, a provider, and a friend. Despite what you are going through with their mom, you generally want the best for her. The last thing you want is for her health to deplete. That’s a struggle junior Kennedy Cook had to go through during her mom’s...

AR Schedule is changing

AR Schedule is changing

Malea Biswell and Grace Burns
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features

Oak Park's Academic Resource Schedule is being changed starting next year. The biggest change is all students will be assigned to a classroom for  four out of the five school days. And yes, ALL students. No more ‘unassigned time’. “Unassigned time was a reward for students who didn’t need...

Kansas City takes on Comic-Con

Kansas City takes on Comic-Con

Katherine Reyes
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features

All the way from nerdy super heroes to nerdy games, everyone who has ever fanboy-ed or fangirl-ed would know the news by now. April 28th – 30th 2017, Comic Con came to Kansas City at KC Convention Center also known as Bartle Hall.   “I go to look at costumes, meet new people, and hang ...

Fidget Spinner in the Hands of Kids Everywhere

Malea Biswell and Grace Burns
May 14, 2017
Filed under Features

Fidget spinners have been all the rage these past couple months. Not only are younger kids obsessed with them, but Oak Park students are too. In every class you can at least find one student twirling the toy in their hands. Kids are even selling them to other students.   That’s exactly what...

Senior Goodbyes

Lilian Sample
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Questions: How were your high school years? Any advice to underclassmen? Most memorable moment? Favorite part about Oak Park? Forrest Rhea: “They were great.” “Stay smart, and hit the weight room!” “Football games would have to be my most favorable moment.” “All...

Yearbooks Are Available

Cambia, Yearbook
May 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Yearbooks are here! You can pick up ‘Transitions’ Wednesday and Friday. Yearbooks can be found right outside of the lunchroom. Yearbooks will be available throughout all lunches. So far passing out yearbooks has been “chaos” says freshman, Angelina Garcia. In order to make it less chaotic make...

Part Time Jobs

Abigail Clapham, Axe writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features

A lot of students at Oak Park have a part time job. Most work in the food business, at grocery stores, or a retail store. Others have odd end jobs. Kids that don’t have part time jobs usually baby sit or pet sit. Oak Park teacher Ms. Cope, uses twitter to help suggest jobs to kids. She takes photo...

Clamoring for Cake

Clamoring for Cake

Mina Buchholz, Writer and Photographer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Over the past few weeks, posters and signs have been popping up for an Oak Park ‘Cake Day,’ an event that some sophomores have organized so that everyone can have a sweet treat before finals begin.   “I was on Pinterest and I saw somebody did something like [Cake Day] and I thought,...

When you get hit and when you don’t

When you get hit and when you don’t

Aurora Riley, Writer and Photographer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Features

“I was 3, I remember being very scared. I remember him yelling at mother. He bent my mother over the edge of the balcony and was hitting her. I yelled at him to stop and he held me by the neck till I passed out,” said sophomore Anthony Tellez. This is only the first of many other incidences Tellez can ...

Culture Fair at Antioch Middle School

Safia Mohamed, writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

Friday April 5, 2017 was culture fair at Antioch Middle School.  About 175-200 children and parents near Antioch and other middle schools attended.   There was food, henna tattoos, music, poetry, games, Arabic name writing, and performances. There were however some problems along the way such as,...

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