Senior paints to lift spirits up during challenging times

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

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 going to an essential job, the grocery store, or the pharmacy.  Since then I have been in quarantine. ...

Is “Cats” the Purrr-fect Tale?

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

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 went wrong.  “Cats,” based on T.S. Elliot’s book of poems, follows a group of cats called...

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 or another. Unfortunately, our school is no different.  The custodial and administrative staff do a l...

Should online textbooks be our future?

Gabby McMurry (11) studies with an online textbook while Ciara Gallagher (11) uses a physical book.

Emma Beach, reporter

December 20, 2019

Textbooks used to be a thing in the real world, a thing you could touch, hold, or throw. Students back in the day had to carry around a heavy textbook from class to class.  Now, however, many textbooks are online. Four out of five math classes have switched to textbooks online and only three out of fi...

Students need ANP time

Serriah Brown, reporter

December 20, 2019

For most of the semester, students at OHS have been having seminars during ANP, but not many students are thrilled about this decision.  Students have the opportunity during their ANP time to finish homework from other classes or just to relax, but since ANP seminars started some of that time has...

Panzau Evans impacts OHS student decisions

Panzau Evans impacts OHS student decisions

Jordan Beseda, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Our whole lives we have been told about the dangers of drinking and driving. The horrific outcomes of poor choices often seem like a far-off reality. We think ‘that will never happen to me.’ Sarah Panzau Evans felt the same way until the night the reality became hers. OHS juniors and seniors received a visit fro...

Where’s our auditorium?

Kayleigh Tritschler, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Since the William B. Nottleman Auditorium was built on the Mehlville High School campus in 2013, Oakville High School students and staff have been wondering where their auditorium is. The Nottleman Auditorium was placed on the MHS campus to offer the fine arts department of both high schools a better faci...

Watch Your Language

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

Everyday when we come to school, we all hear it: profanity. It’s in the halls, commons, cafeteria, classrooms, outside, and anywhere else on OHS campus. And it’s getting out of hand.     Although swearing is part of language, it seems to have become more common within the past few years. I definitely he...

Current movie and show critiques

Tad Bast, reporter

May 2, 2018

Thinking about hitting the theatre this weekend? Here's my insight on all things entertainment. Black Panther: 4/5 While the hair and makeup was absolutely amazing, with so many diverse looks inspired by African culture, with a futuristic twist, costume designer Ruth E. Carter deserves nothing but the ...

Why we should walkout

Survivors of Parkland High School shooting mourn the loss of their classmates.

Tad Bast, reporter

March 8, 2018

A student walkout is planned for next week. What will it accomplish? Students, teachers, and faculty around OHS have been asking this question over the past couple of weeks. With a student walkout for many schools in the country scheduled for March 14, a dialogue has been created around the school ...

ANP is important and valued

Madi Strohm (12) flips through her notes in Mrs. Quesenberry's ANP as she works on her homework on Feb. 14.

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018

ANP is going to change. This is what faculty, students, and parents have been hearing over the past couple of months. Soon, we will find out what the future of ANP (Academic Networking Period) will hold. What will happen to ANP? Will we, both students and teachers, lose time that is extremely valua...

Fine arts deserve better facilities

Band students practice in cramped hallway outside the girls bathroom.

Tad Bast, reporter

December 8, 2017

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...

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