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Paying to park returns to the student lot

Paying to park returns to the student lot

NorthmenNews staff October 1, 2021

This fall, students once again need to purchase a parking pass for their vehicle in order to use the student parking lot. After a school year with no passes necessary, due to COVID-19, the increased number...

Interim principal Chris McCann, Ed.D., joined Oak Park for the 2021-2022 school year

New principal jumped from sixth grade to high school in a matter of months

Brynlee Tucker and Katie Klepper, photographer September 23, 2021

Over the summer, Chris McCann, Ed.D., went from being the principal at the sixth-grade center Eastgate to the principal at Oak Park, this brings a mass difference in the energy and behavior of the students. “I...

The Olympics come to Oak Park 2021

The Olympics come to Oak Park 2021

Luka Ashton, Editor In Chief September 15, 2021

After the ceremony, graduates took photos with friends and family.

Class of 2021 walks at HyVee Arena

May 25, 2021

On Monday, May 24, Oak Park High School graduated 409 members of the Class of 2021 at the HyVee Arena.  According to the counseling office, this year's graduates earned numerous honors, accolades and...

@OneChalkArmy brings joy, messages of perseverance and more to community schools

@OneChalkArmy brings joy, messages of perseverance and more to community schools

May 25, 2021

For more than a year, @OneChalkArmy has been leaving messages of encouragement, perseverance and current events on the sidewalks of area schools.

FCCLA qualifies for nationals, places Gold at State

FCCLA qualifies for nationals, places Gold at State

April 23, 2021

At the FCCLA STAR events state competition in March, several of the FCCLA members placed in their competitions. Senior Emily Morrison competed in FCCLA State STAR Events in the state competition...

Theater takes 11 Blue Star Nominations

Theater takes 11 Blue Star Nominations

April 23, 2021

Starlight Theater's Blue Star Awards just released their nominees for awards this year. Oak Park received 11 nominations this year.   Nominations are: Brenden Blue- Technical Achievement...

Organized desktop

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...

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