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Art Show Displays Months of Work

Mina Buchholz, wrier and photographer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features

When the art department began to prepare for their annual show, they certainly didn’t expect that they would lose a whole day of their time to prepare.   “As far as being able to begin the display process we have just a couple days. So losing Monday… was really tough. That means we [had]...

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...

Student Surprised With Full Ride Scholarship

Student Surprised With Full Ride Scholarship

Mina Buchholz
March 12, 2017
Filed under Features

“Congratulations!” shouted a room full of friends, family, and faculty yesterday as senior Anna Merkel walked into a meeting room in the counselor’s office. A grin immediately burst onto Merkel’s face. She was being surprised with the prestigious STAMPS scholarship from University of Missouri.   “I...

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...

Black Lives Fight Back

Black Lives Fight Back

Sarah White and Madi Bush, writers and photographer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Features

February is an important month for black history because it is a chance to learn about what has happened and what is still happening to African Americans. People also celebrate black history month in different ways, mostly to educate everyone. “I celebrate black history month by reeducating myself...

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...

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