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How the COVID 19 Affects the OP Family

How the COVID 19 Affects the OP Family

March 26, 2020

This series of stories, photos and other content hopes to provide our readers with localized news on how the global pandemic affects those of us who daily walked the halls together as the Oak Park family and how our lives have changed this month.

The year no one will forget

The COVID-19 virus has spread world wide.

Lindsey Dunaway, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2020

Quarantine. Something that sounds like a movie plot, or that seems surreal. What seemed like a new minor virus, Covid-19, a variety of coronavirus, has become a nation-wide threat. At time of publication on Tuesday, March 24, according to the CDC, there are over 33,000 cases in the U.S. alone whic...

‘Clue’ pulls in audience

'Clue' pulls in audience

Ivonee Morales-Mejia, copy editor

March 20, 2020

From the 1943 classic murder mystery game from Hasbro to the theatre of Oak Park High School, "Clue" captivates with its mayhem.  This year, the OPHS theatre department chose to perform "Clue," a murder/mystery comedy based off the board game that has even been adapted to a movie in 1985 and has been...

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Kayleonah Trumble, staffer

February 25, 2020

Birds of Prey was an amazing movie. It was released on February 7th and I watched it the next day. I liked the movie so much that I watched it again a week later. It is definitely a rated R movie and not suitable  for younger kids. When I saw the first trailer for the movie I got really excited beca...

AR Workshop review

Sweet tooth. Cookies made in a class taught by Carly at “Cookies by Carly”. During a Valentines Day workshop, participants learned the basics of cookie decorating on these 3 cookies. “ These cookies are amazing” said Byrum

Emily Byrum, Photo Editor

January 29, 2020

AR Workshop is a boutique DIY studio located off North Oak and 152 in the strip mall behind Sonic, at 111 NE 91 Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64155. It offers DIY structured classes for a variety of projects. Projects include but are not limited to canvas paintings, pillows, wood crafts, plank projects, bl...

The Rise of a New Day: The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of a New Day: The Rise of Skywalker

Ivonee Morales-Mejia, Copy Editor

December 28, 2019

On Dec. 20, Walt Disney Studios released ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, directed by J.J Abrams. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy alongside ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015) and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017). As...

One student earns National Merit Scholar

Sam Skelton, National Merit Scholar

Nathan Nance, Photographer

December 18, 2019

Senior Sam Skelton earned the National Merit Scholar Award. This year, Skelton is the only National Merit Scholar for Oak Park. “I was excited to get it,” Skelton said. College Board each score nationally and across the certain states; and then they assign an index score....

Graffiti art around Kansas City

Kansas City Royals World Series graffiti can be found in the Arts district. This piece was painted in 2015 after the Royals won the World Series.

Nathan Nance, Staffer

December 9, 2019


People we met in D.C.

Cambia yearbook and The Northmen's Log magazine students visited the White House before their competitions started at nationals.

November 24, 2019

Journalism students were challenged to meet people during their recent travels to Washington, D.C. for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Convention, Nov. 20-24. Here's a few of their portraits....

Day6 Album Review

Day6 Album Review

Luka Ashton, staffer

November 15, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct 22,, Kpop group Day6 came back with their third studio album “The Book Of Us: Entropy.”  The album includes 11 new songs, the title track being “Sweet Chaos.” written by the bassist and vocalist Kang Younghyun, stage name YoungK. This is the song they have been using to promote on...

The End of an Era: Toy Story 4

The End of an Era: Toy Story 4

Ivonee Morales-Mejia, Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

Since the debut of their first full-length film, “Toy Story.” Pixar has convinced multiple generations of imaginative children that their toys move upon leaving the room.  For an empire that has been running for nearly 24 years, the “Toy Story” franchise is at the top 20 in highest-gross...

Floating in to theaters

Floating in to theaters

Lindsey Dunaway, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2019

Horror film “IT Chapter II” released on Friday, Sept. 6, and made $185 million worldwide opening weekend. The movie is set 27 years after the first movie to go hand-in-hand with the pattern of the movie. The movie itself is definitely a time commitment seeing as it’s almost three-hours long ...