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Future Cheer

Future Cheer

Taylor Terrell, Axe staff
October 20, 2015
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The OP cheerleaders hosted a clinic for kids ages 3 to 13 on Monday, Sept. 28. The clinic was a great experience for the kids to learn many skills they will need in the future to be an OP cheerleader, according to cheer staff. There was a certain gleam in the kids' eyes when they watched the cheerleaders...

School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

Mikayla Gomez, Axe staffer
October 20, 2015
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Hispanic Heritage month ran from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, it was a time when people came together to celebrate their Spanish roots. Here at Oak Park, we have created a community where Hispanic students can come together and learn about each other’s culture, even if you are not Hispanic and you would...

Clubs from A to Y

Mabrey Wathen, The Northmen's Log editor-in-chief
October 12, 2015
Filed under News

Oak Park has tons of sports for boys and girls, but what about all the other activities and clubs OP has to offer?

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Church leaves when community showed support

Stephanie Brocato, Cambia editor-in-chief
October 2, 2015
Filed under News

During halftime at the Homecoming game on Sept. 12, senior Landon Patterson was announced homecoming queen. To the student body and staff, it wasn’t a shock, many hoped Patterson would get the crown because she was well known around the school. But about three weeks later, a church group didn’t...

Little Pommies perform at game

Little Pommies perform at game

Shereen AlSaoudi, Cambia photographer
September 30, 2015
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Orchestra tours future Oakie schools

Orchestra tours future Oakie schools

XoeAnne Zuber, Cambia photographer
August 24, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, News

On Aug. 22, the Oak Park Orchestra went on a tour of the feeder elementary schools. Their stops included West Englewood, Meadowbrook, Chapel Hill and last but not least Clardy. “It was an amazing opportunity especially because I am in my first year of Symphonic orchestra! I love working and creating...

Oak Park Alums Connect Over Stolen Letter Jacket

District Communications Office
May 26, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Aaron Smith, 1989 Oak Park High School alum, was visiting the East Village of New York City in early May, when he walked into a small second-hand clothing store around the corner from his flat. In, what he says was “quite literally the basement” of the store he found a 2008 Oak Park letter jacket,...

DVD of 50th Messiah to help choir students

Staff, Reporter
March 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The DVD from the 50th Anniversary Messiah performance is ready to go. The proceeds from the sale of the DVD/CD set go to the three vocal music scholarships: The Bill Grace Scholarship, The Patrick White Scholarship, and the Steve Overbey Memorial Scholarship. Both the Vocal and Instrumental de...

Stop The Hate

Jordyn Bensyl, Reporter
March 3, 2015
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The tragedy of Abdisamad Sheikh Hussein struck thousands of students in the northland. A man driving outside of his Somali center hit the sophomore at Staley High School. Police later confirmed it as a “hate crime”. A few students in particularly decided to do something about it. Senior Ali Harb...

50 years of teachers eat lunch, catch up on memories

50 years of teachers eat lunch, catch up on memories

Aubrey Carpenter, reporter
December 19, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Instructors from the first day of Oak Park in August 1965 to present day teachers were invited to the holiday faculty luncheon in the cafeteria on Friday, Dec. 19.

Oak Street wins 99.7 holiday choir contest

Taylor Dorrel, reporter
December 19, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Choir plans  to use $5000 prize from 99.7 The Point to fund travel to future competitions.

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