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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...

A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act

Aurora Riley
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features

High school can be a bit challenging at times but some teens have a job which can make things a little harder. There are many different reasons teens decide to work. For a lot it’s to have extra spending money for snacks and other stuff. While there are others that work for more than that. “I...

5 Tips to Passing Your Finals

Lilian Sample, Axe staffer
December 4, 2016
Filed under Features

Finals are just around the corner. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for success. While studying for finals is the worst, there are ways to alleviate that pain. Here are 5 tips you can take to start your path to greatness. Go to your teachers Your teachers are willing to give you s...

Students Learn How to Teach Preschoolers in the Child Development Program

Students Learn How to Teach Preschoolers in the Child Development Program

Malea Biswell, J1 Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Features

The child development program was a class offered for anyone wanting to be a parent or a teacher. The class helps teach students how to care for preschool age children. “We are aiming at educating our high school students as to how they as potential caregivers or parents in the future how they can sup...

Uncovering a Hidden Disease

Uncovering a Hidden Disease

Dakota Ake, Log Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2016
Filed under Features

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. 65 million people around the world have epilepsy, which is a seizure disorder that can be triggered by various things including flashing lights, lack of sleep and lack of food. Junior Renee McClanahan is 1 of those 65 million people. “When I first started...

Heroes Can Have Paws

Heroes Can Have Paws

Malea Biswell, J1 Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Features

Junior Chris Winegarner is well known for having an adorable pooch Schooner trot about the school by his side. Schooner is a black English lab who helps Winegarner with his anxiety. Winegarner has been in therapy for five years, and he received his service dog in the summer of 2013 from an organization...

Cook Creates his own YouTube Channel

William Pellant, J1 Broadcast staff
October 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Features

Reporter William Pellant talks to Christian Cook about his YouTube channel in this podcast.

StuCo Works for Students

Miki Hall, J1 Broadcast staff
September 30, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Reporter Miki Hall talks to a StuCo member Logan Favreau about the upcoming events like Platinum Beard and other community events such as Halloween Harvesters, blood drive and Miss OP in this podcast.

Color Guard Spins ‘Like Bosses’

Jessica Begley, J1 Broadcast staff
September 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Features

Reporter Jessica Begley talks to Alta Durrant about the Color Guard in this podcast.

Robertson learns in a classroom instead of his home

Shereen AlSaoudi, Cambia photographer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Features

Jozen Robertson has been homeschooled since pre-kindergarten. He took two semesters at Maple Woods before going to Oak Park at 16, as a junior. “Homeschooling has one key difference from public school,” Robertson said. “There wasn’t nearly as many tests.” He was still able to understand...

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