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Welcome to the newest addition to the NorthmenNews family

Welcome to the newest addition to the NorthmenNews family

December 14, 2022

In the fall of 2022, NorthmenNews staff chose to add a Literary Magazine section to the website. Students, any student, may scan a QR code and submit creative efforts like poetry, art,...

Cross country: Why You Should Join It

Cross country: Why You Should Join It

Kamila McCall, Journalism 1 reporter November 21, 2022

Come as you are. Levels, shoes, clothes – just run. “Cross country is a sport for vulnerability levels, there are no cuts,” said coach Matthew Sulzen. Cross country is an accepting sport....

Americas Response to The St. Louis School Shooting is Concerning

America’s Response to The St. Louis School Shooting is Concerning

Jacob Eischen, writer November 17, 2022

The recent school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, in St. Louis, is a great example of how desensitized Americans have become to gun violence. Monday, Oct. 24, a graduate...

Maxwell Alejandro Frost,

First Member of Generation Z Elected To Congress

November 10, 2022

Maxwell Frost, the Democratic candidate in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, became the first member of generation Z to be elected to Congress. At 25 years old, Frost brings age diversity to a Congress...

The Monster Painting,  the 1972 senior class gift.

The Fascinating Story of The Monster Painting

Jacob Eischen, writer October 31, 2022

Tucked away near the art rooms, there's a painting no one ever seems to discuss. The painting is quite large, roughly six feet high, and depicts a bloodied boy laying across a rocky shore, with a gigantic...

The Normans Nickels cart can be found at the bottom of the bottom of the main stairs during lunch of the last A day of each week.

Norman’s Nickels Returns

Brynlee Tucker, Photographer October 13, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Oak Park brought back Norman's Nickels, a reward system that can be used to buy snacks at lunches. Only 2023 seniors will be able to remember the last time they were used here...

Junior Kevin Chavez dribbling at Oak Parks match against Fort Osage on Monday, Sept. 26.

Mens Soccer Kicking it into High Gear

Lilian Everley, Writer October 4, 2022

The mens soccer team started strong this season with a record of 5-2 (3-1 in  conference) as of Tuesday, Sept. 27. With a roster of 14 upperclassmen, five sophomores, and no freshmen on varsity the Northmen...

Ochai Agbaji, NCAA Basketball Champion, and Oak Park alummni.

Ochai Traded to The Jazz

Ben Place, photographer September 28, 2022

Oak Park alumnus Ochai Agbaji was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz as part of a blockbusting trade in which Cleveland received three-time all-star Donovan Mitchell in exchange for three...

Journey at the Tourney

Journey at the Tourney

Rachel Prate, writer/photographer September 26, 2022

Love all! But love means nothing, and tennis means everything. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the varsity girls tennis team took on multiple different schools in their home tournament. Some players said...

Trailblazing Female Athletes Bring Flag Football to Oak Park

Trailblazing Female Athletes Bring Flag Football to Oak Park

Lilian Everley, Writer September 21, 2022

This fall, the school district gave its female athletes the opportunity some had been waiting for since their childhood.  “I’ve always wanted to play football and being given the first opportunity...

Our Diversity community, this is a handful of people who attending or hosted the BSU Kick Back.

Learn The BSU/Diversity Community

Julianna McPhail, Writer/Photographer September 20, 2022

The laughs echoed through Oak Grove as the Kickback continued last Friday night. BSU hosted a Kickback event at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept 16, at Oak Grove Park. BSU is a branch of the Diversity Club. Most...

Junior Chelsea Trieu picks up trash in a neighborhood alongside the streets of Gladstone.

A Street-Side Pick-Up

Lily House, writer/photographer September 16, 2022

While most kids spend their Saturday morning sleeping in, others woke up to pick-up trash off the roads of their community. Students met outside of the Gladstone City Hall and from there, dispersed...

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