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Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Monday August 21st brought excitement as students experienced the rare total solar eclipse in Kansas City, MO.  A total solar eclipse is when the moon is between the Earth and the sun causing the moon to cast a shadow on Earth.  A total solar eclipse is only visible to a small portion of the Earth...

How to: Make a yearbook

Mina Buchholz, Log staff

May 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  This year’s Cambia yearbook has recently arrived. Every year, the Cambia staff works hard from summer to spring to bring us a yearbook more than 200 pages long, featuring the students. In the 2016-17 school year, they faced this challenge with a very small staff, many of whom were new...

Great Book Giveaway runs today

Great Book Giveaway runs today

Hullale Khizirpour, Axe staffer

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, May 11th the library hosted an all day long event called the Great Book Giveaway. Students were allowed to go to the library throughout the day to get as many fiction and non-fiction books as they wanted. This kind of event gives students the chance to get as many books as they want ...

Yearbooks Are Available

Cambia, Yearbook

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Yearbooks are here! You can pick up ‘Transitions’ Wednesday and Friday. Yearbooks can be found right outside of the lunchroom. Yearbooks will be available throughout all lunches. So far passing out yearbooks has been “chaos” says freshman, Angelina Garcia. In order to make it less chaotic make...

Prom Candidate Preview

Orlando Quintana, writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Prom season is just around the corner and Oak Park’s big dance is coming up. Oak Park’s prom will be on Saturday, May 6th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Marriott hotel in Briarcliff. Voting is open this week to juniors and seniors and the candidates are as follows:   Boys: Tommy Nguyen ...

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...