Northmen News

Meet the People: From Edinburgh to London

Meet the People: From Edinburgh to London

July 27, 2019

This summer, a multimedia crew of student journalists met the people of the United Kingdom face to face to share their stories while expanding their photography, writing and broadcast skills. These newsmagazine, broadcast and yearbook students met many people in their travels. Let's take a look...

Class gift makes way for additional student safety

Class gift makes way for additional student safety

Lindsey Dunaway, Ivonee Mejia and Luka Ashton, Design Editor, Copy Editor and Reporter

June 20, 2019

The Norman the Northman who welcomed students each morning for the last 19 years will leave the building on Monday, June 24. In an effort to increase student safety and security, the school district plans to install a new command center in the south awning entrance over the next month. Du...

Cinco de Mayo Celebrates

Cinco de Mayo Celebrates

Ivonee Morales Mejia, reporter

May 8, 2019

With a day upheld as a Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, also known as the day of the Battle of Puebla, where Mexican army defeated the French empire in 1862. “It’s a cultural thing, a day for Mexicans to be like ourselves and like every culture, have their own day of cultural significance,” said senior...

Theater earns 11 Blue Star nominations

May 2, 2019

OPHS Theatre earns received 11 Blue Star nominations. ThePresident and CEO of Starlight came to present the nomination banners himself this morning. Nominations are as follows: Technical Achievement Award: Kaleighan Chastain for Sound Crew Leadership Technical Achievement Award: Joe Lunar...

Avengers: End Game

Avengers: End Game

Mackenzie Powell, photographer, writer

April 30, 2019

After the culmination of 22 films spanning more than a decade, End Game was the "end of the road" Tony Stark started. The movie contains the superheroes the world fell in love with the start of the Marvel Universe. The "Avengers: Infinity War" cliff hanger left the world in a turmoil of emotions. The ...

A Change of Course

A Change of Course

Mackenzie Powell, Writer, Photographer

April 26, 2019

Most AP classes gear students up for the big test at the end of the year, but AP Seminar is a different case.  In Seminar, the first semester is about learning the strategies to pass the exam. Second semester is all individual. "Technically you’re doing the 'exam' for all semester." senior Gabi...

The Road to Nationals paved for five

The Road to Nationals paved for five

Mackenzie Powell, Photographer, Writer

March 29, 2019

March 25, the debate coaches sat down with national representatives to secure spots for the national competition. After two hours of deliberation, five students have a chance to compete in Grand Nationals in May. Nationals mean another chance to compete for these debates. Grand Nationals takes place in ...

What does the Chiefs loss in Los Angeles mean?

Jessica Begley, Sports Editor

December 16, 2018

With four seconds left on the clock, down by one, the Los Angeles Chargers decided to go for 2 instead of going for a PAT which would tie the game. This aggressiveness is exactly what helped the Chargers beat the Chiefs and reach an 11-3 record. This leads to the question of who is to blame for the...

Anello wears two “hats” in wrestling

Anello wears two “hats” in wrestling

Mary Anello, Journalism 1 reporter

December 13, 2018

My phone vibrates, I look down at it and see it’s a notification from the wrestling Twitter. “We are ready, are you? Girls Wrestling at Oak Park!!! We will have a Meeting on Wednesday May 23rd right after school in the Lumberjack Café.” My mouth is slightly ajar out of shock, but I immed...

Praising in the Heights

Praising in the Heights

Lindsey Dunaway, Social Media Manager

November 9, 2018

The theater department recently opened its adaption of the musical “In the Heights.” The musical was open to students during the Wednesday matinee. I personally only saw act one of the musical and I can say, the acting and singing was very strong. If the song was sad then the actors’ made their...

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime

August 22, 2017

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...