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TOP WARS! Senior marching band members share final season thoughts

TOP WARS! Senior marching band members share final season thoughts

Stephanie Brocato, Cambia editor-in-chief
November 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Features

Some senior marching band members share final season thoughts Rachel Pfleiderer: I think that our season went really well! I think that everyone had a lot of fun with the show, and even when we weren’t performing, just goofing around, I could tell that everyone was enjoying themselves! (TOP WARS!!) Kyle...

Senior Editors Give Advice To Future Staff Members

Stephanie Brocato, Reporter
April 20, 2015
Filed under Features

Q: What was the most memorable part on staff this year? A: Senior Olivia Eissler: The most memorable part on the staff this year was story days. This is when we came up with ideas for our next issue. My co-editor and I would bring in breakfast, and it was just a fun time to share our ideas. Some story...

Retiree: Librarian Patricia Stancil retires

Courtney Campbell
April 20, 2015
Filed under Features

In 20 years, you could read hundreds of books. Patricia Stancil definitely did, even though most of her time was spent in the library, finding books, helping students and creating a safe haven for the hundreds of students at Oak Park. Although only 15 of the 20 years she has worked as a librarian in...

Retiree: Todd Beeck is retiring

Courtney Campbell, Reporter
April 15, 2015
Filed under Features

Eight years after joining the staff at Oak Park, social studies teacher Todd Beeck is retiring. Even though he didn’t graduate from here and hasn’t been here as long as some of the other retirees, he has made a huge impact on some of the students here at Oak Park. Especially one student, a junior...

Stress Relief through boxing

Stress Relief through boxing

Justice Morris, Reporter
April 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

When people want to block out the world, some listen to music, some go for a run, and some go for a drive by themselves. Senior Myeshia McCrary does none of these. She goes to “9Rounds” to get away and let out all the anger she might have that day. “ 9Rounds is a thirty minute course of on-going...

Retiree: Tana Stock retires after 31 years of teaching and coaching

Courtney Campbell, Reporter
April 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

After 31 years of teaching Physical Education, Health, and being on multiple boards, Tana Stock is retiring. The stock family has quite a history here. Her two daughters both graduated from here and were involved in basketball, soccer, softball, and tennis. 31 years is a long time to be at one place,...

“Big Steve” Wins Big Award

Conner Clapham, Reporter
February 2, 2015
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Senior Steven Were, just Steve as he prefers, or even “Big Steve” as most of Oak Park knows him by, is not your average student. It really doesn’t matter what you call him because he’s a big guy with an even bigger future. Were is involved in football, National Honor Society and OP Fresh....

Holiday celebrations change from house to house

Effy Minnick, reporter
December 19, 2014
Filed under Features

Christmas has been around for decades and over the years many families have switched things up and made Christmas special in their own way. “We go to my grandma’s house and open presents youngest to oldest,” said junior Keith Boswell, whose family also started to go to Midnight Mass last year...

Got ‘Crack?’

Olivia Eissler, reporter
December 17, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

It consumes your life, your study time, and your free time. You can’t escape it. It always wants you to play. It notifies you daily begging you to come back, and you finally give in. You have to beat everyone and be known as the Trivia Crack champion. “I play at least 10 times a day,” said...

Little known class offers big benefits

Olyvia Weaver, reporter
December 15, 2014
Filed under Features, News

Being a relatively new class, not many new students know about ACT Prep. In a survey, Cambia yearbook staff found only half of the freshman class have heard about this course. This class has benefitted a number of students, not just to get a higher ACT score, but to obtain a better understanding of what...

FCCLA prepares Homecoming float

FCCLA prepares Homecoming float

Mabrey Wathen
September 23, 2014
Filed under Features

The FCCLA club prepared for Homecoming by making 60s-inspired tie-dyed shirts.

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