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How to Stay Safe this Winter

Emma Huffman, Photographer January 28, 2024

It’s hard for high school students to stay safe in the winter because theye’re new to this whole "taking care of yourself" thing. You already know this winter is a bad one, given the five snow days...

Students Share New Year Resolutions

Kamila McCall, Writer January 9, 2024

As the year 2023 concluded, students began to reflect on their own growth and where they can improve. This led to them making realistic goals or resolutions for what they can change or continue doing for...

Sophomores Diana Jones and Mary Claire Hill make calzones during their time-management lab in Prostart I.

A Tasty Skill to Learn and Teach: The Pros and Cons of Cooking in High School

Emberlynn Goodspeed, Journalism 1 reporter December 18, 2023

You can hear the clinking of dishes and the sizzle of the food cooking on the stove. You can smell the seasonings and spices added to a hot pan. This is a high school classroom. Oak Park High School...

Meep! Out Of The Ordinary Pets

Emma Arnone, Journalism 1 reporter December 15, 2023

Most people own dogs or cats but other people own pets that would be considered unusual  pets, such as snakes, ferrets and more. Even though they aren’t cats and dogs they still bring joy to people...

Upperclassmen Participate In An Action-Packed Tradition

Jacob Eischen, Design Editor November 10, 2023

For the last few years a group of volunteering upperclassmen have made a tradition of deception, stalking, and sneak attacks. These students participate in a game known as “water toy assassins.” The...

A hot air balloon competes in evening competition during The 47th Great Pershing Balloon Derby in Brookfield, MO on Saturday Sept. 2. Balloon Piloted by Rick Goosey.

My Experience with the Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Brynlee Tucker, Social Media Editor September 21, 2023

Over Labor Day weekend thousands of people gathered in Brookfield, Missouri, for the 47th annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby. The Great Pershing Balloon Derby is a massive event in Brookfield every year...

Summer planned or not?

Summer planned or not?

Dahlia Chaffee, Journalism 1 reporter May 22, 2023

Summer is just around the corner, and while some people know exactly what they’re going to occupy their time with this summer, many people have no clue what they want to do. To some this can cause a...

Test Stress: You are not alone

Ben Hass, Journalism 1 reporter May 12, 2023  

On the phone with his mom, junior Olin Spencer shares the good news.

KC Scholars surprises students with scholarships

NorthmenNews staff April 28, 2023

Oak Park students were surprised with life-changing news today. The KC Scholars program presented several scholarships. KC Scholars promotes college and career training for metro residents through a...

Women are more likely than men to suffer these sports-related injuries.

Gender Gap in Sports Injuries

Lili Everley, writer March 26, 2023

An ACL tear can be a devastating injury to any athlete, taking them out of competition for upwards of 12 months. However the prevalence of this injury is somewhat overlooked, especially to female athletes...

Sophomore Jacob Eischen and junior Brynlee Tucker discuss the potential story ideas before the next publication deadline.

Join the Log

Julie McPhail, photographer March 17, 2023

The Northmen's Log is a class where you have the opportunity to be creative and help create the school's magazine. Other activities in The Log include social media posts on NorthmenNews' Instagram,...

No Stress, Success!

Rachel Prate, writer March 16, 2023

If a student were to take AP Seminar, it would sound a lot like “Do you have your IRR done? What about the TMP? Still working on the IWA? It’s time for your IMP!” According to the College...

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