The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Students surprise retiring teacher with notes

Students surprise retiring teacher with notes

May 27, 2021

A legend has retired. The journalism teacher of 25 years, Mr. Jeff Kuchno, will be leaving OHS after teaching the yearbook, newspaper, and broadcast classes for the past 15 years at OHS. Looking back...

Aurora Baker (12) holding her certificate of merit for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Baker gets ahead of the class and becomes national merit finalist

Bethany Whitener, reporter May 18, 2021

Being a year younger than the rest of your class and becoming a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship award seems to be unheard of. But Aurora Baker (12) accomplished just that.  Before entering...

The choir program went home with several trophies after a successful day at  Eureka High School on May 8 for competition.

OHS Choir Program Has First Full In-Person Concert and Competition Since 2019

Emma Borage, reporter May 18, 2021

After being unable to perform in-person for over a year, the OHS choir program was finally able to make their practice worthwhile and demonstrate their talent.  The choir has not performed a true concert...

Alexis Penning getting ready to take a shot during the April 2 game against Ladue.

OHS girls water polo advances to state

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor May 11, 2021

Updated 5/13 at 1 pm For the first time in school history, OHS girls water polo is considered its own sport. And, not only is it the first year, but the team is a strong contender for a state championship. “Considering...

Traditional prom has. been replaced with the Senior Event this year due to COVID-19.

With traditional prom out, new “Senior Event” is in

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2021

This year has a knack for knocking tradition out the window, urging schools to figure out creative alternatives. With this in mind, Oakville High School will host an event for the Class of 2021 that will...

Emma Rushing (10) has published her first book, Sea of Atlantis, at the young age of 15.

OHS teen author dives under the sea in her new book

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster April 13, 2021

Oakville has had not one, but two students become published authors within the last 10 years.  First, OHS alum Hannah Hoffmiester published all five books of her “Dream Ring” series before graduating...

Melisa Vilic  (12) sitting amongst her many acceptance letters. She will be going to WashU on a full ride scholarship.

Vilic earns full ride to Washington University

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021

The college admissions process is stressful and tedious under normal circumstances, and even worse when seniors are expected to apply during a pandemic.  New restrictions, limits on students' applications,...

After singing the song “Loud and Heavy,” Gavin Sandvoss (11) was the winner in the high school competition.

Despite restrictions, students perform in Oakville’s Got Talent

Olivia Wolff, reporter February 18, 2021

Even with the many restrictions the event required due to the COVID pandemic, OHS was still able to host Oakville’s Got Talent on Feb. 12 at Nottelmann Auditorium. Ms. Ruth Carter, assistant choir...

Katie Seithel (12) holding up the climate sign for Care about Climate.

Determined to succeed, Seithel pushes to be her best

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster January 27, 2021

Almost a year ago, Katie Seithel (12) took the ACT test and got a 34. Five months later, she took it again, but only to score another 34.  In the eyes of many students and teachers a 34 is a great...

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.

Neely faces the world with courage

Jack Butchart, reporter January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

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...

Marissa Talley (12)  participates in the CAPS program to gain experience of the real world medical field.

CAPS Associate Marissa Talley on the path to a career in pediatric surgery

Morgan Herrick, reporter December 10, 2020

Long ago, on one Halloween night, a tiny, towheaded, four year old set out on her quest for candy, very professionally dressed as a doctor. Although it may have been unknown to others, little Marissa Talley...

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