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Profile of Jordyn Bensyl

October 4, 2013
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Features by: Jessie Rodulfo Reporter Jessie Rodulfo interviews YouTube sensation sophomore Jordyn Bensyl about how she started her channel, JordynIsMyNamee, http://www.youtube.com/user/JordynIsMyNamee.

Debate strives for another championship year

October 3, 2013
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Features by: Lauren Sullivan After going to nationals last year, the debate and forensics team hopes for another nationally ranked team. To prepare, the team is working hard inside and outside of class. “We are already writing cases and keeping up with political events,” said Vice President...

Opportunities after high school await

October 3, 2013
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Features by: Sam Belcourt Let's face it, college is not for everyone, but there are some alternatives. According to a list of alternative to college from huffingtonpost.com, going into the military is a possibility and offers the chance to earn and save money for future studying if a person chose to d...

Pies fly through the sky for fundraiser

Pies fly through the sky for fundraiser

October 2, 2013
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Photo Essay by: Maggie Nolan and Brooke Rhoads       For more information about the Pep Rally check out this Q&A For more photos and a video click these links to our Instagram...

Basses come together

September 10, 2013
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Features by: Dillon Heginbottom On Saturday, August 31st, the basses from the Oak Street Singers got together to have a “fight night.” They were not actually fighting each other, but playing video games such as “Mortal Combat” and “Super Smash Bros.” Junior Shannon Jordan planned to ...

AKKA teaches students to defend selves

AKKA teaches students to defend selves

May 14, 2013
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by: Lauren Grace

Seniors receive honors

May 14, 2013
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by: Ashley Sylvara Five days before their last day of school and seven days before they receive their diploma, the senior class of 2013 attended an entire night to honor their achievements. “[Honors night] time to recognize senior success and reflect on all the things we have done throughout...

Baldwin says farewell to OP

May 10, 2013
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by: Lauren Sullivan After 3 years as theatre teacher at OP, Mr. Baldwin is leaving the program to follow his wife’s new job in Indiana. His wife, who has been in school for seven years, was one of five students in her graduating class to get offered a job, so they could not turn it in. Mr. Bald...

Hesman departs, chatter ensues

Hesman departs, chatter ensues

May 9, 2013
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Opinion by: Laura Wuthnow I honestly don’t care that Hesman resigned. I know most people are tweeting about how happy they are that he’s gone. My question is, what did he do to you to make you hate him? I just do not understand. I mean, sure, he’s the reason why we had summer assignments in AP class...

Student Spotlight: Palermo uses time to rhyme

May 3, 2013
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Blog by: Margarita Azaria “I’ve always kind of been interested in poetry and writing,” said senior Catie Palermo. Writing poetry since the age of eight and being first published in the sixth grade, Palermo has overall been published six times with three different publishers. Being inspired by p...

Student Spotlight: McManus achieves ‘hole’ lot of success

May 1, 2013
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Blog by: Margarita Azaria Junior Ryan McManus is the second golfer in Oak Park history to achieve a hole in one. He earned this honor in Hole 7 at Hodge Park. “It feels great. It’s something that people who play all their lives don’t get to experience, and I’m glad to leave that kind of m...

Student Spotlight: Hays fights for dreams

March 27, 2013
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Blog by: Margarita Azaria “I’ve been to every state in the US and I’ve been to England and Wales and later this year. I’m going to Dublin Ireland,” said Junior Destinee Hays about all the places she has gone to in order to compete in the martial arts of Judo, Jujitsu and Mixed Martial Arts....

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