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College dreams made possible thru KC Scholars

College dreams made possible thru KC Scholars

staff April 29, 2022

KC Scholars surprised four freshmen with a College Saving Account and seven juniors with a $50,000 Scholarship this morning. Cupcakes and presentations were made at the new student entrance.

Seniors Alexandria Pierce and Lane Mills studying together in the library. They both bought books off of Amazon for the ACT/SAT. “I did like 10 to 15 questions, like, per night on a different subject,” said Pierce. She said buying the book was worth it. “Dont sweat the small stuff, overthinking it is where you make the most mistakes,” said Mills.

Aim to Ace: How students prepare for the ACT and SAT

Katie Klepper, photographer March 22, 2022

The ACT and SAT happen several times in the next few months, including the juniors opportunity on Tuesday, April 5. One problem a lot of students have is how to prepare for the ACT/SAT. In order to prepare,...

Out Wordled? Wordle Winner?

Out Wordled? Wordle Winner?

Brynlee Tucker, photographer March 11, 2022

Trends come in, take the entire world by storm and then slowly fade out of the limelight. At least that’s how it worked before Wordle. This one looks to stay. Wordle, an online game recently purchased...

BOE announced Smith as next Oak Park principal

BOE announced Smith as next Oak Park principal

Kayleonah Trumble , writer February 18, 2022

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the North Kansas City School board approved assistant principal Molly Smith as the next principal at Oak Park High School.  Congratulations were extended by students, staff and...

Mask Mandates: On again off again: What’s going on with masks and what students think

Mask Mandates: On again off again: What’s going on with masks and what students think

Katie Klepper, photographer January 29, 2022

Masks have been required since the beginning of the 2020 school year. Some students said they are tired of wearing a mask to school and think they aren’t necessary, while others still think they are...

Everyones red best friend from Sesame Street, Elmo. Art by Brynlee Tucker

It’s Elmo’s World and We’re Just Living In It

Brynlee Tucker, Staffer January 20, 2022

Recently, our red friend from Sesame Street, Elmo, has taken the world of TikTok by storm. Many popular TikTok creators have been joining the Elmo trend and posting clips of funny things Elmo has said...

Gladstone, MO- Missouri Highway Patrol Drivers Testing (DMV)

A Driving Journey-The Rise of a New Responsibility

Lily House, Journalism 1 reporter January 19, 2022

It’s the building often overlooked, as it’s located on the right corner of the stores carried down by the smooth grey pavement. The interior is a cramped space, where every few chairs, a teenager can...

Blue Bloods talk about their teams.

Blue Bloods set examples for future Northmen

Allison Vanderbeek, Journalism 1 reporter January 15, 2022

Have you seen the poster of smiles beaming with pride? Or seen high schoolers talking to excited elementary schoolers about being a leader? Then you’ve seen the new leaders, the Blue Bloods. “The...

AWOO members Nicole Stramm and Mackenzie King.

Band perseveres in troubled times

Mackenzie King, Journalism 1 reporter January 11, 2022

Every student has an activity that takes up most of their time. Whether it be sports, Student Council, crocheting, it’s something they are passionate about. Well, mine is music. While I am a part of...

Sutton signs, first D1 football since 2008

Sutton signs, first D1 football since 2008

Haydenn Gallagher , writer December 16, 2021

Senior Jett Sutton signed with North Dakota football on Wednesday. You can watch the live stream of the event at: According to athletic...

Wrestlers enter the gym.

Winter sports and faculty-student basketball fill gym

Haydenn Gallagher , writer December 15, 2021

Student Council and N2 Sports Marketing paired up for another all-school assembly; this time featuring winter sports.  

Jackson Murray, silver in bowling

Murray takes silver in bowling

December 6, 2021

On Saturday, Dec. 4, senior Jackson Murray traveled to St. Louis to compete in the Special Olympics State Bowling Championships.  Jackson brought home a SILVER medal.      

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