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How To: Vote!

Mina Buchholz, Opinion Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Will you be 18 by Voting Day? Have you been anxiously watching the Presidential debates? Are you tearing your hair out trying to figure out how to register and how to vote? Worry no more. Registering is simple and doesn’t take long, and voting is an easy process. You can register in person or...

They Are Back

Olivia White, Axe staffer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

The dreaded bugs of the fall. Yes, oak mites are back. Last year around this time many athletes were complaining about them. Worse than mosquitoes or chiggers. They bite and take forever to go away. A few of my friends have already told me they have them this year. Describing them as miserable...

Scholarships Are Coming Up – Don’t Miss Out

Allee Armitage, Executive Producer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

Attention seniors and juniors- the time has come. Deadlines. Scholarships. Most scholarship deadlines are Dec. 1. These are super important because you can get thousands of dollars by just writing a few simple essays about yourself. Most scholarship opportunities can be found on the counseling web page, which is located in the resource...

Sophomore Designs School’s First Geofilter

Sophomore Designs School’s First Geofilter

Dakota Ake, Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

If you have been on Snapchat you are probably familiar with geofilters. If you swipe after taking a picture or video you have a variety of filters catered to your area. If you were to swipe through geofilters while at Oak Park within the past month you might have noticed a new filter. Oak Park now has...

My Son Had a Stroke

Malea Biswell, J1 Writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under News

On the warm Monday afternoon of Aug. 29, Michelle Biswell was driving her daughter to cheerleading when she got a phone call from Children’s Mercy Hospital where her oldest son, 19, Matthew Biswell was lying. She handed the phone to her daughter who answered. “On the phone, we were told Matthew...

New Library Trend Comes to the LMC: Maker Space

New Library Trend Comes to the LMC: Maker Space

Dakota Ake, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The library is a place you can go when you want to study and work in a quiet environment. This year it added new features to make the library an even better place for students to work. This includes a 3-D printer, a stop motion animation studio, and even recreational items like board games. The room...

Tutor Program Offers Assistance

Tutor Program Offers Assistance

Bailee Treat, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2016
Filed under News

How do you balance homework getting done for each class on time, having time to go to sporting events, friends and perfect attendance? The school has a program you can attend to make sure you maintain good grades and attendance. After school tutoring is Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is a least one teacher for every core subject ...

Perspective: See You at the Pole

Matt Short, Axe staffer
September 25, 2016
Filed under News

Ellie Hermies shares her thoughts on See You at the Pole.

Are You a Match?

Aurora Riley, Photographer
September 19, 2016
Filed under News

How many people wish they had a way to help people, especially those who are sick? While everyone was having fun at the homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 17, Key Club was raising awareness for all the people who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer, like leukemia. They did this by helping an organization...

Homecoming Queen Announced

Homecoming Queen Announced

Mina Buchholz, Writer
September 18, 2016
Filed under News

Saturday, Sept. 17, at the halftime show of Oak Park’s homecoming game against Ruskin High School, the candidates for Homecoming queen were driven around the field and then lined up to reveal who would take the crown. After each candidate was announced, senior Mahasin Tutu was crowned Homecoming queen by 2015 Homecoming queen Landon Patterson. Specta...

Band Performs ‘El Tango’ at Homecoming Halftime Show

Mina Buchholz, Writer
September 17, 2016
Filed under News

Although traditionally the band’s yearly shows have been themed after a movie or a play, this year the show is ‘El Tango,’ an homage to Spanish music and dance. After weeks of hard work and practice, the band performed at this year’s halftime Homecoming show, and the featured dancers danced an...

Oak Street Kills it at Kauffman Stadium

Oak Street Kills it at Kauffman Stadium

Luci Conkling, J1 Writer
September 15, 2016
Filed under News

Catch the Royals game last night?  If you did you would have seen the Oak Street singers performed the National Anthem at the start of the game. Junior Sarah Horseman said this was her first time, like many of the Oak Street Singers, performing at Kauffman Stadium.  But nerves weren’t getting...

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