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Stay organized through the year

Kayleonah Trumble , writer April 14, 2021

Students' laptops can become very messy with all of their classwork and other files on their desktops. It is important to stay organized whichever way you do it. One’s organization system may be messy...

Introducing Kings and Queens for Prom 2021

Introducing Kings and Queens for Prom 2021

Kelsey Abunga, writer April 13, 2021

    Your prom nominees have been chosen.  For the spring season of 2021, the prom king candidates are Logan Linard, Ethan Smith, Bently Taulbert, Gabe Todtenhausen and Logan Willmann....

Senior Brenden Blue and junior Cameron Burns played father and son in Yellow Boat, a play for this year’s theatre for a cause in hope to raise money for Children’s Mercy Hemophilia Center. Blue played a young boy name Benjamin, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8. “Playing a young boy with such a wild imagination has been an outlet for my own creativity. Benjamin is not like any role I’ve done before; I have to really dig deep and be expressive with this character, and be as creative as I can.” Said Blue.

“The Yellow Boat” opens tonight

Staff February 25, 2021

The Oak Park Theatre Department premieres "The Yellow Boat" tonight, Friday and Saturday as this year's Theater for a Cause. This year's production benefits the Children's Mercy Hospital Hemophilia...

Murder Hornets: Are they really murderous?

Murder Hornets: Are they really murderous?

Marisa Heredia, Journalism 1 rookie reporter February 12, 2021

In 2020, huge wasp-like creatures arrived in North America by the name of "murder hornets,” actually named the Asian giant hornet. Asian giant hornets are the world's largest hornet, native to...

Religious faith draws discrimination

Religious faith draws discrimination

Yahya Mohamed, Journalism 1 rookie reporter January 15, 2021

She could feel his eyes glaring into hers as she walked out from her local Wal-Mart, knowing very well what was about to happen. The man stopped her, got in her face and yelled,”go back to your country.” “I...

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...

The COVID-19 virus has spread world wide.

The year no one will forget

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...

'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...

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...

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

AR Workshop review

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....

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...

Sam Skelton, National Merit Scholar

One student earns 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...

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