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Going to Harvard

Going to Harvard

Landon Patterson, Axe staff
December 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Going to Harvard Graduate School of Education was such an honor. They had contacted me back in September after my homecoming win. They were super compelled by my story and thought it would be perfect for a new speaker series they starting called, Out Reach, sponsored by the Queer Ed group. They paid for...

Mockingjay – Part 2 tells a great story with amazing characters

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: Mockingjay part 2 is the 4th and final installment of The Hunger Games movies based on the New York times best selling series written by Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) alongside her closest friends Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) leave Distr...

Fan Service: The fans of OP create backbone

Fan Service: The fans of OP create backbone

XoeAnne Zuber, Cambia photographer
October 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

They’re called many names; spectators, cheerleaders, supporters, admirers, viewers, onlookers. Before all of these terms though, they are ultimately called fans. These fans are the backbone of our school. They are the people who scream when we score. They are the people who cry when we lose. Th...

Gladfest: My Perspective

Gladfest: My Perspective

Allee Armitage, Axe staffer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I was welcomed to Gladfest with roller coaster rides, funnel cakes, carnival games and so much more. I had heard that it was always a weekend full of fun, and I was not let down. Saturday morning, I got the opportunity to march in the parade with the Oak Park Marching Northmen, and the experience...

The Wired Mind – blog

Nathan Roppa, Log sports editor
October 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I post short reflective stories that usually have some emotion tied to them. I post these stories, so that people out there can finally think they are not alone, and that others have gone through some of the same stuff. Check it out at: http://ropp0297.wix.com/thewiredmind  

Future Oakies cheer my heart

Future Oakies cheer my heart

Kalani Earls, Cambia photographer
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I have never seen so much excitement from young kids as I did during the Homecoming Parade. They had been standing outside, waiting for the parade to start, even before I had gone up to Clardy Elementary to see them. They cheered, hollered, even screamed for the Oak Park students to come down the...

Senioritis

Samantha Belcourt, Reporter
May 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

We have all heard the term, its used in high school and college. It leaves instructors grimacing and seniors slacking. Now, whether it is a real thing or an excuse to flop is a whole other matter.   “I think there is a certain psychological aspect to senioritis that isn’t real, we build...

10 ways to relieve stress in five minutes

Courtney Campbell, Reporter
May 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Finals week is definitely stressful but there are lots of ways you can counter that stress! You could always resort to comfort food or taking a run but there are more creative things that you can use in five minutes or less to relieve your stress!   Take two minutes to think about all the...

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Mabrey Wathens, Reporter
April 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

While touring Mood fabrics on March 18, Oak Park’s fashion students ran into Project Runway’s season 12 contestant Helen Castillo. Castillo had also just recently been a contestant on Project Runway All Star’s season 4. The Clothing and Fashion II and Fashion Merchandising classes went to N...

Stress Relief through boxing

Stress Relief through boxing

Justice Morris, Reporter
April 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Opinion, Sports

When people want to block out the world, some listen to music, some go for a run, and some go for a drive by themselves. Senior Myeshia McCrary does none of these. She goes to “9Rounds” to get away and let out all the anger she might have that day. “ 9Rounds is a thirty minute course of on-going...

Macfarland USA

Marie Desmurger, Reporter
April 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The track teams just had their first meet and it means running. A LOT OF RUNNING! Just like in the movie McFarland, USA, directed by Niki Caro. This two-hour movie is full of everything you can expect from a great film! First, a famous main actor. Indeed you can find Kevin Costner playing a coach/te...

Spring Break

Olivia Eissler, Reporter
March 30, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This year spring break does not have the same meaning for me. The “break” in spring break means that I am literally going to break from all the homework I was given to do over spring break. Over the past three years of high school I have never had homework over break until this year. It is my senior...

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