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Fine arts deserve better facilities

Fine arts deserve better facilities

Tad Bast, reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Old technology, overcrowding, security concerns. The Oakville performing arts department is in desperate need of new facilities. All of the the OHS performing arts — choir, band, and theatre — are shoved into a small section behind gym A. The doors to the choir room no longer lock, a severe safety...

Tips to take on finals

Christina Meier, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Advice, Opinions

Although winter break is right around the corner, we OHS students still have one major barrier to get over until we are free for first semester: finals. Finals often bring a lot of extra stress for students. On top of taking tests in every single class, these tests count for a higher percent of our...

C days cause conflicts

C days cause conflicts

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

For years, OHS has had a block schedule with students attending four of their classes on A-days and their other classes, one of these being ANP (Academic Network Period), on B-days. For the 2017-18 school year, however, a C-day has been implemented. These fall on Mondays of every full school week, and...

Bluetooth speakers don’t belong in school

Kyle Genthon, reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Bluetooth speakers, we’ve all heard of them, seen them, and may even have them. Let’s face it, these speakers are becoming a problem. Students play music through them in the halls, on buses, during lunches, and out on the track. Most of the music heard is loud, full of obscene language, and just...

Make a stand for Network Neutrality

Preston Ocello, reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions

The Internet is one of the largest growing archives of information in the world, but what if you were restricted to use a majority of it? Passed in 2015, the network neutrality act was put in place to restrict internet providers, such as AT&T, to not limit the amount of reception each website received....

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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,...

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