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What’s cookin’? Thanksgiving treats teach lessons

March 6, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion

Blog by: Samantha Belcourt Every year for Thanksgiving I make a family recipe of sweet potatoes. It seems that no matter how they taste, tradition is always the best recipe.  I do a little bit of preparation before jumping in. First, I get out all the ingredients I will need which include: 2 eggs ...

Hesman explains nature of policies, gives advice

Hesman explains nature of policies, gives advice

March 6, 2013
Filed under Features, News

By: Aggie Rieger and Madisson Stanley "All faculty members of the North Kansas City School District are responsible for knowing the district’s policies," said principal Joe Hesman. According to Hesman the 2012-2013 school year marked a change in the way faculty members learn about district polic...

‘White sheet’ wipes out applications

‘White sheet’ wipes out applications

January 14, 2013
Filed under Features, News

Q&A by: Ashley Sylvara From scriptwriting program Celtx to internet browser Google Chrome, students have found that certain applications will no longer work on their Macs. Northmen News caught up with building technology assistant Lee Carpenter to find out what changes have been made, and what stu...

Student Spotlight: Past prankster presents new self

December 14, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

Blog by: Margarita Azaria Have you ever known someone who has ever pulled a fire alarm at school? Everyone at Antioch Middle School probably remembers one kid in particular. Junior Parker Ryan Elgin pulled the fire alarm at Antioch in 8th grade and then just sat in front of it. From then on, many of his peers ha...

Student Spotlight: Hemmie busts bucket list

December 4, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

Blog by: Margarita Azaria Student Spotlight is a new blog by Mararita Araiza featuring an individual student and what makes them a great part of Oak Park. Have suggestions for another student who deserves the spotlight? Leave a comment below. Imagine not knowing if you would survive your next four years of high ...

What’s Cookin’?: Harvests for Halloween

November 15, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

Blog by: Sam Belcourt It’s that wonderful holiday of the year, kiddos (of varying ages) dress up, say the magic words and in return receive an abundance candy Could it be that what is being put into our pillow sacks is more so a trick then a treat. A nutritionist, family friend Katie, told me that the s...

Questions for the queen: Maddie Marx tells all

October 23, 2012
Filed under Features, News

Q&A by: Megan Jeffries On Friday, October 5, senior Maddie Marx was crowned homecoming queen at the football game. Northmen News caught up with Marx to discuss  her experience. Northmen News: How did it feel to be nominated for homecoming queen? Maddie Marx: "It was a big thrill to be nominated. ...

Student Spotlight: Hickman hits every note

Student Spotlight: Hickman hits every note

October 23, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

Photo by: Megan Jeffries Blog by: Margarita Azaria Student Spotlight is a new blog by Mararita Araiza featuring an individual student and what makes them a great part of Oak Park. Have suggestions for another student who deserves the spotlight? Leave a comment below. Have you ever thought about pl...

Political participation: My door-to-door day

October 23, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

By: Ashley Sylvara Instead of spending my free time watching TV and eating junk food at my house, I helped Megan England’s campaign for Kansas State Representative with senior Aggie Rieger by going door-to-door. It was nerve racking at first, realizing that I would have to talk to people face-to-face. Mos...

Student Spotlight: Saunders rocks and writes

October 9, 2012
Filed under Features, Opinion

Blog by: Margarita Araiza Student Spotlight is a new blog by Mararita Araiza featuring an individual student and what makes them a great part of Oak Park. Have suggestions for another student who deserves the spotlight? Leave a comment below. Imagine the light shining upon you; selling hundreds sometimes tho...

Compare queens: Q&A with all of the candidates

Compare queens: Q&A with all of the candidates

October 2, 2012
Filed under Features, News

Jen Stock Northmen News: What are you most excited about being nominated? Jen Stock: "Definitely the game. I’m excited to go out and hear the announcement of who won." NN: What are you least excited about being nominated? JS: "There isn’t really anything. It’s just a really positive experienc...

What’s cookin’?: Crazy cookies

September 24, 2012
Filed under Features

Cooking blog by: Samantha Belcourt Right before school started, my friend sophomore Brianna Kosuth and I challenged ourselves making a basic recipe more interesting. First, we took the Nestle Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies (an easy favorite), and then made it something it wasn’t. H...

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