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...

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...

Sam Girard (10) and Olivia Lutker (11) practice their play entitled American Gladiator Housewives, for the second virtural play

Drama hosts second virtual play of unusual school year

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator May 5, 2021

Drama club hosts their second live virtual play entitled Oakville Night Live on May 7 at 7. Unlike their last play, “Bad Auditions on Camera,” Oakville Night Live is composed of five comedic pieces,...

OHS Science teacher Daniel Wrangler gets his first Moderna vaccination shot at OHS vaccination event

OHS holds vaccination event for MSD faculty

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator April 19, 2021

On March 19, employees of the Mehlville School District gathered in OHS’ very own Gym B to get their first COVID-19 vaccination shot. “Mehlville School District Head Nurse Jen Ahearn contacted...

Leyla Vilic (11) tutoring younger students at Wohlwend Elementary. Many A+ tutors have struggled to get their hours in this year with COVID-19 restrictions.

Administration offers students new A+ tutoring aid and opportunities

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2021

Coronavirus strikes again. Thanks to the chaos the pandemic has caused by impacting how students garner the required A+ tutoring hours, OHS has found alternatives for the Class of 2021.  With fewer...

Lilly Mathews (10) in Mrs. Daughadays ANP shows off her egg she received from NHS.

NHS surprises students with Easter eggs during ANP

Emma Borage, reporter April 14, 2021

Although Easter celebrations may still be on hold this year, the OHS National Honors Society has found another way to spread the Spring spirit. On Wednesday, April 7, NHS members passed out Easter eggs...

Sra. King and Sra. Nitz hold the St. Louis sign together in Peru.

Spanish Trip Rescheduled for June 2022

Olivia Wolff, reporter April 9, 2021

During the summer of 2021, 30 OHS students were scheduled to travel to Ecuador for the Spanish trip. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trip has been postponed to June 2022. “Because of COVID...

GSA Sponsor Leah Black talks with GSA members in the OHS Library.

GSA overcomes prejudices throughout the years

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster March 12, 2021

While many students have heard of Oakville’s GSA, not everyone knows the hard-won victory of it’s beginning. In 2007, the club was started by freshman Johanna Brown with the help of Mr. Ed Taylor. “We...

Mr. Gerdes shows off the cameras he uses to capture the beauty in the world around him.

Gerdes captures nature through a lens

Morgan Herrick, reporter March 5, 2021

Many of us have our own way of expressing ourselves and enjoying our free time. For Mr. Rodney Gerdes, a social studies and economics teacher at OHS, expression is found in photographing the great outdoors.  Gerdes...

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,...

The Casting Director, Cassandra Ludwig (12), performs for this years fall play Bad Auditions on Camera in a room separate from other actors. This is the first year OHS drama club has produced a virtual play.

Drama produces a ‘pandemic play’ with “Bad Auditions on Camera”

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator January 30, 2021

For the first time ever, the OHS drama department has produced a “livestream” play. With the complication of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cast and crew could not present the usual in-person play like...

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...

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