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The little girl on the playground, feminism’s effects on the real world

Sydney Stern, news editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Must not be a slut. Must not be called a whore. Must be in the kitchen. Must be modest. Must not think originally. Must not shine as bright. Must not be a nasty woman. These are not just the murmurs whispered in the hallways but the ones screamed to the world as women grow in power. It the kind of...

Marvel’s brings big character to small screen

Olivia Greubel and Megan Haislar

April 28, 2015


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Marvel fans, hold onto your seats. No, this isn’t about the much anticipated Age of Ultron film that’s due to premier this Friday. This is about Netflix and Marvel’s beautiful lovechild, otherwise known as Daredevil. For those of you that haven’t seen this yet, you probably will eventually....

Misadventures serve as a learning curve

olivia greubel & megan haislar, editors

April 28, 2015


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As told by Olivia Greubel: Today I had the privilege to explore Oakville’s Service Learning prospects with our very own Editor-in-Chief, Megan Haislar. It was a pretty entertaining experience. We were supposed to hit Jefferson Barracks, Rogers Elementary, and Bee Tree Park. For starters, we were...

Test Causes Stress

Katelyn Pike, News Editor

April 24, 2015


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For the first time, the state of Missouri has made it mandatory that juniors in high school take the ACT. At OHS, this means juniors will be taking it on Tues. April 28: the day before their other state mandated test, the EOC (End of Course exams). For juniors, EOCs are taken after completion of a b...

Sleeping Students

Dallas Carter, Opinions Editor

April 2, 2015


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Lately around OHS, it seems students are not getting any sleep. School and its activities and responsibilities is the main cause for the lack of sleep at OHS. Every kid in school has homework and class projects. For most, especially ones who take higher level classes, homework can take well over an...

Pressured by technology

Megan Haislar, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2015


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Teachers have been trying to incorporate more technology in the classroom, and I think most of us would agree that this is a good thing. Everything is going digital, so why not schools, right? But what happens when a student does not have access to the level of technology required? Should they get left...

Freedom of Press and Religion: Is there a line?

Freedom of Press and Religion: Is there a line?

Jacob King, Reporter

January 21, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

On Jan. 7, two armed men stormed the offices of “Charlie Hebdo”, a French magazine that creates cartoons and reports about right wing religious and political issues. The gunman were a part of an Islamic Radical Group who took offence to the magazines printing images of their prophet Muhammad,...

Old to new: vinyl sales make their way into mainstream culture

Olivia Greubel, O-Zone Editor

January 13, 2015


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For years, record players have been known for their sound quality and classic feel. However, after the 80’s, record player and vinyl sales started to decline after the rise of CD’s and now digital downloads. But after the late 2000’s, vinyl is back with a bang. Vinyl sales have increased exponentially...

Contest; Want an Animal Cracker?

Cheyanne Bise, Design Editor

December 15, 2014


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The fabulous child star Shirley Temple was a must have for the center spread. She starred in multiple classics including Heidi, Curly Top, and her best known movie Bright Eyes, which escalated her rise to fame to an international star during the mid-to-late 1930’s. Shirley had a difficult time try...

Technology: Changing OHS For Better or Worse

Carrie Noblitt, Profiles Editor

December 5, 2014


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Over the past four years, OHS has changed dramatically with the built-up technology. Since my freshman year four entire years ago, we have become increasingly more reliant on technology. My first year at OHS, I had textbooks in nearly every subject and students with laptops were unheard of. When we...

Trick or Treat: Why Older Kids Should Be Able To Go

Dallas Carter, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2014


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When Halloween comes around, there a many things that come to mind; carving pumpkins, witches, black cats, costumes, and trick or treating.  While high school and middle school age kids do dress up, they are given a lot of flack if they want to participate in the simple act of knocking on doors for...

Healthy Lunches: Helping or Hurting?

Carrie Noblitt, Profiles Editor

October 23, 2014


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Everyone knows about the new health requirements in the cafeterias at OHS. Everything is whole grain and nothing is appetizing. But, are these new requirements actually helping or hurting OHS students’ health? Michelle Obama’s plan to make the nation healthier came into effect this year in our...

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