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Review: Kansas City Royals Spring Training

Emily Leibold, writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

  The Kansas City Royals have been around since 1969. While The Royals haven’t always been the best team in the American League, or even a highlight of Kansas City, they sure grabbed our hearts in 2014 when they made it to the World Series, playing against the San Francisco Giants. In 2015,...

College Visits

Abigail Clapham, Axe Staffer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As a junior in high school right now all I receive in the mail is college letters. From the biggest to the smallest population, from the east to west, some from even out of the country. They send you letters asking you to visit their campus telling you it's the best one out there. Many students go on...

Hidden Figures

Abigail Clapham, Axe producer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Hidden figures is a movie based on 3 African American women working at NASA during the space race. It follows the story of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson as they took leaps across race, gender, and professional lines. They face demeaning coworkers who put them down because of who...

The People Versus the President: Why the People Protest

The People Versus the President: Why the People Protest

Emily Leibold, J1 Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  On Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents' Day, protests were held all over the country, from Boston, to Minneapolis, to Los Angeles, and even here in Kansas City to show President Donald Trump just how much the people dislike him. The Kansas City protest took place at JC Nichols Memorial Fountain ...

Out of the Blue on Blue

Out of the Blue on Blue

Dakota Ake, Log Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

What are legitimate reasons someone should be paid more than someone else? On Jan. 30, Northland News published an article, titled “Musings: Northland Football Coaches Play High Priced Musical Head Coach,” with claims from an anonymous source that next year’s head football coach for Oak Park,...

Swooned or Doomed: How Do Couples Feel About Valentine’s Day?

Swooned or Doomed: How Do Couples Feel About Valentine’s Day?

Courtney Calhoon, TNL writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Valentine’s Day has lots of love going around, it’s literally a day for love. But does everyone feel like that? Some couples said they feel Valentine’s Day is overrated, why not just love each other every day? Some men stress over this day so heavily because they feel like they have to step to...

Sadie Earns Mixed Reviews

Sadie Earns Mixed Reviews

Chloe Gillespie and Salena Fajardo, J1 Writers
February 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I heard many different opinions on Sadie’s of 2017, some people had a great time and others well, it was the complete opposite. Sophomore Sami Gumenik said, “I had a good time. Just sick lol.” Sophomore Paeton Bickett said, “it was alright I guess. I didn’t dance. music was kind of dumb.” So...

Will OP’s New Policy Really Get Kids “Unplugged”?

Will OP’s New Policy Really Get Kids “Unplugged”?

Chris Winegarner
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

By now there’s no way you haven’t heard about it: OP Unplugged. It’s a new plan created to end technology distractions that occur in the classroom. An email sent out to teachers described the plan as this: “The basics of the plan are that when we are in an ‘unplugged’ session all electronics,...

Spread The Love

Aurora Riley
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr.’s essence of peace and love penetrates throughout the years. He fought with his words not his fists and is an inspiration to many. “His words created hope in the black community and gave people the power to stand up for what they believe,” said Senior, Yasmen Kent. Martin...

Split (2017) Movie Review

Split (2017) Movie Review

Abigail Clapham and Hullale Khizapour
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Abigail Description: Three teenage girls are abducted by a man that has 23 split personalities inhabiting one body. They are taken back to his home which seems to be underground. Through the trials of being abducted they girls figure out he has more than one personality. The figure out one of them...

Things coming up second semester

Allee Armitage, axe producer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

So it’s now the beginning of the second semester here at Oak Park. I would just like to take a moment and talk about some of the big events there are coming up. This weekend there is the annual Sadie Hawkins dance! We have some great guys nominated for Sadie king and the dance is sure to be a hit,...

New State Law Should Apply to High School Only

The Northmen’s Log staff
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Schools often drill into your head that they are preparing you for your future, for the real world. As of Jan. 1, this has become as true than ever for students in Missouri schools. Now students who bully or fight in school, at bus stops, or on the bus, could face felony charges. Th...

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