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Credible ‘bomb’ and ‘shooting’ threat at Oak Park

Credible ‘bomb’ and ‘shooting’ threat at Oak Park

Northmen News staff
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students were just starting their 2A classes. It was the day after spring break ended and students and teachers alike were just getting back into the swing of things. Unexpectedly a "lock and teach" was enacted, but students didn’t think much of it. It was probably just a drill. They were used to having...

SO heads to State for first time in 5 years

SO heads to State for first time in 5 years

Staff
March 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Science Olympiad team competed at the Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, facing teams from a six-county area.  First, the team qualified for State as a team for the first time in five years.  According to coach Chris Goll, the team was elated and celebrated their success.  Next, 13 of the 15...

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 ...

Bilingual Students Share Experiences

Bilingual Students Share Experiences

Malea L. Biswell and Grace Burns, J1 writers
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many would say Oak Park is a pretty diverse school, and several students are fluent in more than one language. Senior Camila Koch is a German exchange student in the international club. She speaks both English and German fluently. “It took me about six years to get fluent in English in school,” said Koch. Koch explains a com...

Oak Park Logo Competition

Oak Park Logo Competition

January 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase

REMINDER:APPLICATIONS DUE THIS WEEKEND Hey Oak Park!  Are you looking to beef up your resume and get involved at school?  Look no further.  The Oak Park Journalism Department is looking for talented students like you to develop a new logo.  This logo will be the new face of the department and...

Hitting the Mats

Malea Biswell and Grace Burns
December 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wrestling season is here! The athletes are excited and yet a little bit nervous as the season is in full swing. They practice every day, even optional Saturday practices. Though it’s a lot of hard work, the team has had a lot of new freshmen athletes. “I have a friend I’ve known my whole life...

Orchestra to Host Concert Thursday

Lilian Sample, Axe staffer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Orchestra hosts its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the main theater. Orchestra members have been working very hard this semester on many wonderful pieces. These pieces include: "White Christmas," words and music by Irving Berlin and arranged by Bruce Chase This is a classic Chr...

Get Crafty at the Fair

Get Crafty at the Fair

Sarah White, Log Photo Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Every November, Oak Park Booster Club/PTSA hosts a craft fair where visitors can purchase anything that catches their eye. This year was the 24th year and was a lot more crowded than past years. There are different types of vendors who have been showed at the craft fair. The crafts vary depending ...

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...

Freshmen contribute to community

Freshmen contribute to community

Staff
November 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

While sophomores took the PSAT and juniors tested the PACT, freshmen donated hours of community service in a variety of projects. ...

How To: Vote!

Mina Buchholz, Opinion Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Will you be 18 by Voting Day? Have you been anxiously watching the Presidential debates? Are you tearing your hair out trying to figure out how to register and how to vote? Worry no more. Registering is simple and doesn’t take long, and voting is an easy process. You can register in person or...

New Library Trend Comes to the LMC: Maker Space

New Library Trend Comes to the LMC: Maker Space

Dakota Ake, Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The library is a place you can go when you want to study and work in a quiet environment. This year it added new features to make the library an even better place for students to work. This includes a 3-D printer, a stop motion animation studio, and even recreational items like board games. The room...

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