The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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...

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...

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

Should online textbooks be our future?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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