Holly Nielsen (12) makes prestigious art show

Holly Nielsen (12) makes prestigious art show

Katie Counts, reporter

May 11, 2017

Decked out in pen smudges and Starry Night socks, it’s no secret that Holly Nielsen (12) loves art. But what started in the classroom, has been taken it to next level. Nielsen is one of 19 students selected to be in the Young Artists Exhibition, a student art show at the St. Louis Art Museum run...

Emma Miller (11): Q & A

Emma Miller (11): Q & A

Jordan Peters, reporter

May 11, 2017

Emma Miller (11) currently dances for the varsity Golden Girls squad. Next year she plans to quit Golden Girls and peruse her training in musical theater. Good luck to Miller and her future endeavors! 1.When did you first become a Muny kid? “I started when I was nine years old.” 2. What Muny...

OHS plans to eliminate class rank

Sammie Phillips, ad director

May 11, 2017

Class rank compares student’s academic performance to others in their class using percentiles. While the class rank may help a few, OHS is planning to get rid of it for the 2017-2018 school year. OHS is getting rid of class rank because the school board believes that getting rid of rank will allow...

Service learning day

Service learning day

Sarah Simmons, reporter

April 28, 2017

OHS sophomores were able to help out the community in various ways while juniors took the ACT at school on Wednesday, April 19. The annual Service Learning projects help students to get out of their comfort zone and start to help out their community. They separated into groups and visited different...

Opioid presentation impacts students

Katie Counts, reporter

April 20, 2017

From 2000 to 2015, over half a million people died from an opioid overdose (CDC). OHS administration decided to do something to change that fact. On April 14 and 19 students received a presentation on the effects of opioid abuse. Opioid abuse has become so widespread that drug dealers have been...

Students on the GO!

Students on the GO!

McCall Phillips, reporter

April 13, 2017

Over 25,000 people participated in the Go St. Louis marathon over the weekend (April 9), and 27 were OHS students. Students On the Go is a program for high school students to train for a half marathon and interact with other high schoolers from around Missouri. This is the third year Oakville has...

Band goes to Washington DC

Band goes to Washington DC

Nicole Neher, copy editor

April 10, 2017

Over 200 bands from around the nation sent in audition tapes and only eight were chosen to compete. Although neither Wind Symphony nor Symphonic band won the sole award that was given out, it was still an honor to be able to perform at the contest. Not only did the bands get to present the music they’ve...

The Taste of South County

The Taste of South County

Sammie Phillips, ad director

April 5, 2017

The South County Chamber of Commerce held “The Taste of South County at OHS on April 2. This event is where vendors and restaurants of South County come and give samples of what their business has to offer. Businesses like Oberweis, Culver’s, Sam’s Club, Papa Murphy’s, Mehlville Fire protection,...

Surprise baby shower for choir director

Surprise baby shower for choir director

Emma Reinagel, features editor

March 31, 2017

Greeted with shouts of “Surprise!”, Mr. Michael Wegener, choir director, entered the band room to find a baby shower prepared by students, parents, and choir director Mrs. Chelsea Ayres. During the last block of the day before spring break, the shower was set up. Students left class periodically...

Oakville succeeds with solo and ensemble

Oakville succeeds with solo and ensemble

Emily Miller, opinions editor

March 16, 2017

Oakville band and choir students really hit the high notes at district solo and ensemble recently. District solo and ensemble was held at Parkway Central High School on March 4. Choir took 38 events and over 80 songs to district solo and ensemble. Of those entries, 28 of choir’s events received...

Shipping out supplies, NHS sends school supplies overseas through Projekt NADA

Jaime Meier, profiles editor

March 9, 2017

With borders shutting down and international tensions high, Oakville National Honors Society (NHS) is being countercultural by helping Bosnian students this spring. NHS hosted a school supply drive Feb. 27 to March 3 for Projekt NADA, an organization that distributes school supplies to kids in Bosnia...

12 Angry Jurors, spring play a success

12 Angry Jurors, spring play a success

McCall Phillips, reporter

March 8, 2017

The OHS drama department surprised the audience one last time with 12 Angry Jurors as their spring play. The three day showing of the spring play occurred on March 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. in the OHS drama center. The 12 Angry Jurors created a new situation for the actors; the actors stayed on the stage...

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