Panzau Evans impacts OHS student decisions

Panzau Evans impacts OHS student decisions

Jordan Beseda, reporter

May 17, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinions

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, reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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


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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

Why we should walkout

Tad Bast, reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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

ANP is important and valued

Christina Meier, reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

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

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


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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...

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