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J-Day Overview

courtesy of a press release
April 1, 2017
Filed under News

Students attended the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association’s Journalism Day last week at the MU School of Journalism in Columbia, Mo. They competed in the state contest and attended many educational sessions. Awards for the publications were rated by the MIPA judges based on a scale where ...

Emergency Lesson for Preschoolers and Their Student Teachers

Dakota Ake, Log Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

Monday morning students were returning back to school for the first time since spring break. Classes were picking up as normal and work was continuing to be done. Second block, however, there was an unexpected change in the organization of the day. A "lock and teach" was enacted, which transitioned swiftly...

Credible ‘bomb’ and ‘shooting’ threat at Oak Park

Credible ‘bomb’ and ‘shooting’ threat at Oak Park

Northmen News staff
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students were just starting their 2A classes. It was the day after spring break ended and students and teachers alike were just getting back into the swing of things. Unexpectedly a "lock and teach" was enacted, but students didn’t think much of it. It was probably just a drill. They were used to having...

SO heads to State for first time in 5 years

SO heads to State for first time in 5 years

Staff
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Science Olympiad team competed at the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, facing teams from a six-county area.  First, the team qualified for State as a team for the first time in five years.  According to coach Chris Goll, the team was elated and celebrated their success.  Next, 13 of the 15...

One Acts

Brett Felten
February 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News

Do you enjoy watching plays and skits? How about seeing some written, directed, and acted out by your fellow Northmen? The One Act Festival crew has been announced and will be held April 6th, 7th, and 8thwith Cast A performing on the 6th and 7th while cast B performs twice on the 8th. For more details see...

Fighting Can Earn a Felony

Dominique Bailey, J1 Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under News

Recently there has been a “new” law making punishment for fighting and bullying in school more severe. Severe as in imprisonment. Assistant principal Chad Valdez said he feels as if Oak Park deals more with bullying than physical fights. “People are going to do what they do, I don’t even...

HMD Asks Us to Pause

Safia Mohamed, J1 Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under News

Holocaust Memorial Day is a day to pause and remember the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust in WW2. A gathering and remembrance. It is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. “Yes I do. It is about remembering when the Nazi’s...

What The Bot?

What The Bot?

Katherine Reyes and Skylar
December 21, 2016
Filed under News

Robotics has a new task for their club, a 3D printer arrived last year, it cost $600 a year for materials. How does this machine work? Steps: A network cable connects to a school computer. A software program (inventor program and Catalyst EX) and takes a print off ideas onto paper. Then plasti...

Go For Gold

Mina Buchholz
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

Recently, Gold Medallion students presented the research projects they have worked on long and hard. Students who presented in November and December had been working on the project since the beginning of second semester last year.   “Seeing all my hard work come together was super satisfying,...

Gladstone Sonic Reopens

Orlando Quintana, Axe staffer
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

The Sonic in Gladstone is officially back in business. It was recently shut down for remodeling beginning on Sept. 5 and is back with a plethora of new upgrades. These upgrades include a completely new and redesigned building altogether, a brand new software system, touchscreen menus, touch screen...

Get Crafty at the Fair

Get Crafty at the Fair

Sarah White, Log Photo Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Every November, Oak Park Booster Club/PTSA hosts a craft fair where visitors can purchase anything that catches their eye. This year was the 24th year and was a lot more crowded than past years. There are different types of vendors who have been showed at the craft fair. The crafts vary depending ...

Science Olympiad places 15th

Science Olympiad places 15th

Staff
November 21, 2016
Filed under News

The Oak Park Science Olympiad Team competed Saturday at the O-town Throw Down hosted by Olathe North High School.  With 25 teams, including top 10 teams from Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas; OPSO placed 15th as a team. Top 10 individual performances from OPSO were as follows: 10th place in Astronomy: Erica Dykes ...

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