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The Knight Award comes home to Christina Geabhart

The Knight Award comes home to Christina Geabhart

Luci Conkling, Web Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features

As all journalism students know this past Wednesday was JDay, journalism day, and Oak Park High School competed in several competitions winning several events.  However, the big award went to OP's own journalism teacher, Christina Geabhart. Geabhart, or Mrs.G as the students call her, is presiden...

March for Community Service Hours

March for Community Service Hours

Luci Conkling, Writer and Web Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Features

March of Dimes is a special organization dedicated to helping families have healthy and happy babies.  The work that March of Dimes does has affected all of us even if you haven’t noticed.  This work includes raising money for various new immunizations to protect youth including but not limited to...

Skipping School for Dr. Seuss

Aurora Riley, Writer
March 4, 2017
Filed under Features

Little kids are always fun to be around, especially if you get to skip class to hang with them. That’s what happens during Read Across America. Read Across America is on Dr. Seuss' birthday and is done to encourage children to read. Oak Park helps with this by going to five elementary schools in...

One Acts

Brett Felten
February 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News

Do you enjoy watching plays and skits? How about seeing some written, directed, and acted out by your fellow Northmen? The One Act Festival crew has been announced and will be held April 6th, 7th, and 8thwith Cast A performing on the 6th and 7th while cast B performs twice on the 8th. For more details see...

Bilingual Students Share Experiences

Bilingual Students Share Experiences

Malea L. Biswell and Grace Burns, J1 writers
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many would say Oak Park is a pretty diverse school, and several students are fluent in more than one language. Senior Camila Koch is a German exchange student in the international club. She speaks both English and German fluently. “It took me about six years to get fluent in English in school,” said Koch. Koch explains a com...

Hometown Student Big City Model

Hometown Student Big City Model

Bailee Treat
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features

“To the people of Oak Park, no matter what in life, you should follow your heart. If you’re passionate about something, don’t forget about that. At the end of the day, always look back and remember where you came from.” 2015 graduate, Kaleb Murray, returned to Oak Park showing us what he did...

Tips For Finals

Brett Felten
December 15, 2016
Filed under Features

With finals coming up I’m sure everyone at Oak Park is a little stressed. For your sake instead of staying up late and studying you may want to start studying earlier and get some sleep. Eight hours a night is recommended for high schoolers and doing so will keep your mind sharp and give you an...

Tips to acing the ACT

Mahlete Massa
December 13, 2016
Filed under Features

As juniors near the end of the year, time to prepare for the most important test of our young academic lives grows scarce. Most juniors opt to test in April, and it’s the perfect time to start prepping. Here are some simple tips:   USE YOUR RESOURCES: There are plenty of resources you can...

Tips to Start the New Year

Mahlete Massa
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features

Happy New Year! With the new semester quickly approaching, it’s important to start off the year with the right mindset. Getting back to work with the right mindset can be hard. Here are a few tips to keep everything together from the start. KEEP ORGANIZED: Create a folder solely dedicated to homework...

WINTER DRVING SAFETY

Mahlete Massa
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features

  This winter many young teens will be driving in snow for the first time. Even the more experienced of us may need a refresher on dealing with these slick roads. Drive Carefully -Don’t forget the little things like accelerating and decelerating slowly, or being careful when going uphill....

Don’t Blink

Mitchell Beshears, J1 Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features

Graduates encourage students to make the most of their time in high school: Zane Weaver, Class of 2016: What activities did you do? And which was your favorite and why? In high school, I was truly passionate about one thing and one thing only, and that was theatre. The entire art form and what it s...

The First Draft

Mina Buchholz
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features

To anyone who’s ever read and really enjoyed a book, finishing a project of similar scale might seem like an impossible task. Even more so if you were asked to do so in just 30 days. But that’s exactly what special education teacher Elizabeth Koch did.   “[The novel] is about a tee...

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