The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Administration made the decision to make new changes to e-hallpass with the hopes to take back control of the hallways.

Are Two Hall Passes Enough?

Katie Schroeder, Reporter September 13, 2022

As the 2022-2023 school year has just recently begun, there have been new procedures and expectations set in place for students across OHS. Among these implementations, one has significantly struck the...

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Is the price of college worth it?

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

All students have to decide what path is best for them after high school based on academic ability, family and personal values and most overbearing cost. As the cost of higher education continues to rise,...

An email from OHS principal Brian Brennan sent to Oakville students states that the mask mandate has been lifted until cases rise above 1 percent.

To mask or not to mask

Gray Foley, Reporter February 7, 2022

COVID-19 and the surrounding topics have become a major point of contention in political discussions over the past two years, furthering the divide between political parties and becoming a heated debate...

We need to return to traditional Black Friday

We need to return to traditional Black Friday

Natalie Gargiula, Reporter November 30, 2021

For as long as many of us can remember, Black Friday has been the one day out of the year when people go crazy at the stores. Black Friday was always a fun day when everything at the mall is on a huge...

Parents park outside of Oakville High School to await students.

Oakville High School needs to provide crosswalk, speed limit to ensure student safety

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Oakville High School provides a secure school environment for students, but school drop-off and pick-up needs to be made safer.  Students crossing Milburn Road after school in order to either walk...

Students in Mrs. Jennifer Lieberoffs spanish class study closer together with the return of full in-person scheduling.

What does OHS think about another new schedule?

Ava Hounsom, reporter March 12, 2021

With all of the changes made this school year, schedule changing has been the biggest difficulty for many students and teachers. OHS has had five different schedules since the beginning of this school...

Many students have been into the guidance office this year with increased need for mental health help.

Schools need to provide more mental health care

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2021

As the world engages in a fearful fight against coronavirus and other problems that plague society today, the precarious state of students’ mental health around the nation is steadily declining.  Some...

Mr. Jeff Kuchnos third block broadcast class participates in his On-Camera Challenge.

Keeping cameras on during class can benefit students during virtual learning

Morgan Herrick, reporter December 24, 2020

During this time of virtual learning, it’s common for students to want to sit behind their screens at home with mics muted and cameras off. The tiger heads that show when a student shuts off the camera...

Mrs. Bhambri utilizes intervention time by helping a student with their school work.

Connected Model a safer, more efficient alternative to learning

Emma Borage, reporter December 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHS has created two new learning plans to stay safe: the “Connected Model” and the “Blended Model.” The Connected Model is 100% virtual, all classes taking place on...

Emily Merritt (12) paints to keep herself busy and positive during the stay at home order.

Senior paints to lift spirits up during challenging times

Emily Merritt, reporter April 16, 2020

On March 23, the St. Louis County Lockdown was put into order. Since then, there has been another lockdown order placed by the state of Missouri. The community is supposed to stay at home unless they are...

Is “Cats” the Purrr-fect Tale?

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

The movie adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” hit the big screen on Dec. 20, 2019 to dismal reviews from critics. This left many fans of the musical wondering where the movie...

Here’s the ‘messy’ truth about school vandalism

Damon Deemie, reporter January 28, 2020

Vandalism is a very common problem at OHS, one that doesn’t seem to have a viable solution. If you have ever used a public restroom, you are guaranteed to come across a form of vandalism at some point...

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