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“Blink” Book Review

Hullale Khizirpour
December 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING BY: MALCOM GLADWELL Non-fiction book published by Malcom Gladwell. This book compiles facts, not fiction. In Gladwell’s reading, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within, he explains how we think, without thinking, about the choices ...

Social Groups in High School

Allee Armitage
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Congratulations Oak Park students! You are almost done with 1st semester of this year! IF you are a freshman, I hope you like high school. If you are a sophomore, make sure you stay on top of your grades. If you are a junior, don’t get involved in social cliques, it won’t matter your senior yea...

Winstead’s Review

December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Experience: As soon as I stepped into the restaurant, a whole new vibe went over me. Everything was so old schooled, there were even jukeboxes! Service was quick and I’ve never had such a fresh, hot burger with some crispy, hot fries. Pricing: Pricing is absolutely amazing. I pictured seeing...

The Mathematics of Christmas

Orlando Quintana and Brett Felten, Axe staffers
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

With the holidays coming up, kids all over the world are excited as ever to receive a gift from Santa Claus. Every year, Santa is tasked with the job of delivering presents to every single child in the world, all in one night. As you could imagine, this feat seems almost impossible. We decided to do...

FANTASTIC BEASTS REVIEW

FANTASTIC BEASTS REVIEW

Mahlete Massa
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The reboot of the iconic Harry Potter franchise has many in arms over whether the new story is a new unique story or just a poor attempt to cash in on the second highest grossing film series of all time. REVIEW: The film takes place in the roaring 1930s, and we follow the protagonist named Newt,...

Column: Black Friday Shopping Craziness

Column: Black Friday Shopping Craziness

Chloe Gillespie, J1 Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If you have never been black Friday shopping I don’t blame you! Black Friday shopping can be very crazy. I went and “there really wasn’t any rude people” like Christian Marshall had said. But sometimes there can be. Many people get into fights on Black Friday; either because someone els...

Songs You Need to Add to Your Christmas Playlist

Jaycee Simpson, Axe staffer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

It’s never too early to start listening to Christmas music! The only reason I look forward to Thanksgiving is for it to be over so I can listen to Christmas music. These are some songs that are a MUST for your Christmas Playlist: Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas Is You This song is the go...

Review: China Wok

Review: China Wok

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: China Wok has proudly served authentic Chinese cuisine to the Northland for 22 years. They offer a complete menu of Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan and Shanghai cuisines. They also offer banquet facilities. Their restaurant is located in the Boardwalk Square Shopping Center, located at I-29...

Technology and Millennials: I dare you

Technology and Millennials: I dare you

Allee Armitage, Axe Executive Producer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I recently had the honor of attending my school musical, "The Little Mermaid." It was put on by my very talented friends of whom worked extremely hard on this production. You could tell as they bowed on stage for the last time that they left everything they had on the stage. Though fatigued, their...

Holiday Hurdles

Courtney Calhoon, Log section editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The holidays are hard enough just trying to get to grandma’s house, then to your aunt’s house then if your parents are divorced it’s a whole new hassle. Then you have to figure out what all of your family and friends would like for Christmas. Then after that you have to raise enough money to invest...

New/Noteworthy Music: Songs, Albums you should check out

New/Noteworthy Music: Songs, Albums you should check out

Chris Winegarner, Log Photographer
November 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Here are some tracks and albums worth listening to:   Singles   Bruno Mars “24K Magic”- Another fun track from Mars that sounds like it’s straight out of the 80’s. A feel-good song that will put a smile on your face.           ...

Make the Best Playlists for this Season or any Occasion

Chris Winegarner, Log Photographer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

With November now in full swing, that means it’s time for awkward family get-togethers. Making a playlist for these situations could help break the ice. Here’s some tips from techlife.samsung.com and personal experience. Know your “audience” and try to include some music they might like (I...

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