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Student Spotlight: Palermo uses time to rhyme

May 3, 2013
Filed under Features, Opinion

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
Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

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
Filed under Features, Opinion

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....

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...

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