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Senior Wrestler Nevaeh Wardlow during a wrestling-based assembly on Friday Nov. 17. Wardlow and other wrestlers took part in the demonstrating, each representing the different wrestling weight classes.

Wrestling demonstrates during assembly

NorthmenNews staff November 18, 2023

In an assembly leading to fall break, students celebrated many fall accomplishments both on the field and in classrooms. From football's third-ever undefeated regular season and impressive post...

Improvisors sophomore Drew Chamberlain, senior Katherine Robbins, junior Sophy Marks and sophomore Chelsea Brown practice improv.

Improv: Big Laughs and Big Crowds

Bela Parrett, Art Editor November 17, 2023

I’ve gone to improv shows since I began going to this school, and they’ve always been a joyous thing. The crowd is loud and rowdy– comparable to that of a sports game. People talking to each other;...

Swim Wins First Ever Red Conference Title

Swim Wins First Ever Red Conference Title

Lili Everley, Writer November 9, 2023

The Gladstone Community Center was lively as boys swim became Red Conference champions for the first time in school history. The Northmen outscored their next closest opponent, St. Joe Central by 128 points. With...

Photo courtesy of Taylor Swift on Instagram

She Never Goes Out Of Style

Brynlee Tucker, Social Media Editor November 9, 2023
Taylor Swift continues to take back her masters with "1989 (Taylor's Version)"
The Sobela Ocean Aquarium opened at the KC Zoo.

Bringing the Sea to KC

Emberlynn Goodspeed, Journalism 1 reporter October 17, 2023

After years of hard labor and much anticipation, Friday, Sept. 1, marked the grand opening of the Sobela Ocean Aquarium, located in the Kansas City Zoo. What Went Into it? Construction began...

A hot air balloon competes in evening competition during The 47th Great Pershing Balloon Derby in Brookfield, MO on Saturday Sept. 2. Balloon Piloted by Rick Goosey.

My Experience with the Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Brynlee Tucker, Social Media Editor September 21, 2023

Over Labor Day weekend thousands of people gathered in Brookfield, Missouri, for the 47th annual Great Pershing Balloon Derby. The Great Pershing Balloon Derby is a massive event in Brookfield every year...

The best part of the parade is getting off the float and high-fiving all the kids, said junior Donald Duplass. It’s the best part because it makes the kids excited, it seems that we really make an impact on them and I love seeing that. 
The football game, I enjoy seeing all the people there and as well as getting the opportunity to play and then seeing my friends and family afterwards supporting me always makes my night.
Homecoming night. homecoming is always just exciting seeing everyone of my friends all in the same place and all hyping each other while all dressed up. Its fun going all out for one night every once and awhile.

Voices from Homecoming

Journalism 1 reporters September 20, 2023

It was an early fall Homecoming last week for the Northmen. Let's hear what a few have to say: “A memory from this assembly that would stick with me would probably be the crowning of the Homecoming...

Seniors gathered on and around the football field on Friday, Aug. 25 to watch the sunrise for the annual senior sunrise.

Seniors watch the sunrise

Brynlee Tucker, Photographer August 25, 2023

On Friday, Aug. 25, seniors gathered on and around the football field to watch the sunrise for the annual senior sunrise, sponsored by Student Council. "The view was really really pretty," said senior...

Family of Geese Walking

Family of Geese Walking

NorthmenNews Staff May 5, 2023

On Friday, May 5, students and staff gathered in the main hallway to watch the march of Norman and Norma the geese and their babies through the school and out into the parking lot. The geese marched across...

Culture Fair Assembly

Culture Fair Assembly

Brynlee Tucker, Photographer May 3, 2023

Diversity Club sponsored a Culture Fair Assembly on the afternoon of Friday, April 28. Students represented their cultures, countries and diversity through dress, dance and more.                            

On the phone with his mom, junior Olin Spencer shares the good news.

KC Scholars surprises students with scholarships

NorthmenNews staff April 28, 2023

Oak Park students were surprised with life-changing news today. The KC Scholars program presented several scholarships. KC Scholars promotes college and career training for metro residents through a...

Preparing for College as a Disabled Individual

Tatem Petet, Copy Editor March 31, 2023

Preparing for college is a stressful experience for everyone, but when you are disabled there are many more elements to juggle.  A huge stressor for any potential college student is funding their degree....

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