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First principal passed away on Tuesday

First principal passed away on Tuesday

Maddie Russell, Log Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

He came for the air-conditioning, the first of its kind in Kansas City, but he stayed for the opportunity to build a school up from nothing -- a perspective he applied to his students. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, the North Kansas City School District lost a beloved former member of the district, Dr....

Six students to go to MFAA 2016

Six students to go to MFAA 2016

Mark Anderson, Fine Arts freelance writer
November 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

Six Oak Park students were congratulated this morning for being selected to represent Oak Park and North Kansas City Schools at this year’s Missouri Fine Arts Academy. MFAA, often referred to as the “Governor’s Academy,” is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student...

Journalism heads to nationals

Maddison Wisecarver, Cambia photographer
November 20, 2015
Filed under News

On Nov. 11, Axe, Log and Cambia went to Orlando for a National Competition. Wednesday when journalism got there, they settled into their rooms and headed down to Downtown Disney, Disney Springs. Thursday, the team got up bright and early headed down to Universal Studios. Afterward, they headed to th...

YoungLife Spends a Day in Dallas

YoungLife Spends a Day in Dallas

Mackenzie Nelson, Axe staff
November 10, 2015
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Hundreds of students from Oak Park, Staley, Kearney, Park Hill, Park Hill South, Liberty, Liberty North, and Platte County high schools excitedly filed into buses around midnight on Friday, Nov. 6.  Loaded with pillows and snacks, these YoungLifers were thrilled for the annual ‘NonStop’ weekend. ...

Three regional awards for the Axe

Jordyn Bensyl and Ally Laytham, Axe executive producer and director
November 9, 2015
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This weekend three Oak Park journalism students traveled to Drury University for the regional competition called VidCon. Seniors Jordyn Bensyl and Ally Laytham are returners from 2013 and freshman Skylar Benjamin joined them for her first competition. The three set off Friday afternoon and arrived...

KC shuts down for World Series parade

Jordyn Bensyl, Axe Executive Producer
November 4, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Kansas City shut down as 800,000 Royals fans swamped the downtown area yesterday for a parade in honor of the World Series win.

Halloween comes a day early

Kennedy Butler, Cambia photographer
October 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

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Trivia Night funds competitive trip for show choir

Trivia Night funds competitive trip for show choir

Mackenzie Nelson, Axe staffer
October 30, 2015
Filed under News

  The Oak Street Singers hosted their annual Trivia Night fund raiser on Friday, Oct. 23 at Antioch Bible Baptist Church.  The funds raised will aid students in paying for the cost of their trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where the group will perform at a national competition next April. Oak...

Former Rockette choreographs Oak Street

Former Rockette choreographs Oak Street

Mackenzie Nelson, Axe staffer
October 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

The Oak Street Singers are working hard to make their "Immortal Hollywood" show the best it can be before competition season starts in January.  Along with flashy costumes and difficult harmonies, another step taken to improve their performance was bringing in choreographer Lara Menard. Currently,...

Artists carve pumpkins

Artists carve pumpkins

Kalani Earls, Cambia photographer
October 29, 2015
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On Wednesday, Oct. 28,, members of The Society of Art carved pumpkins during their open studio time. Students had to bring their own pumpkins, but they were provided with tools and templates to carve with. “Carving pumpkins was really fun,” said sophomore Reilly Newton. “I would totally...

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