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

Spanish Trip Rescheduled for June 2022

Olivia Wolff 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, reporter 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,...

Cassandra Ludwig (12), or the Casting Director, performs for this years fall play

Drama produces “Pandemic Play”

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...

Senior Drew Elza passes the ball during a varsity basketball game, against Mehlville on Dec.18. OHS lost a close one with the final score being 60-59.

Sports should continue to play during this pandemic

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor January 14, 2021

With COVID-19 stopping all sense of normal life, communities are still struggling to decide what seems safe and what doesn't. St. Louis County still is strongly advising the public to maintain social distance,...

Ms. Cassity on the medal stand her senior year of high school when she and her partner won the state tennis doubles championship for Clayton High School.

Cassity uses past experiences for teaching at OHS

Olivia Wolff January 14, 2021

As a high school student, Ms. Connor Cassity went through a difficult period of her life that caused her to go through many changes. This included moving schools and homes for personal reasons.  After...

“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...

The  Madrigal Singers present their first virtual dinner theatre, a show called

Madrigal Singers Dinner Theatre Christmas tradition goes virtual

Emma Borage, reporter December 19, 2020

Although this holiday season may be different for everyone, the OHS Madrigal Singers have found a way to spread holiday cheer virtually with the MADS Dinner Theatre. Traditionally, the MADS choir puts...

Co-student body presidents Isabella Wirthlin (12) and TJ Meinershagen  (12) work on a story for the first school broadcast this year.

Wirthlin shows determination and care inside and outside of OHS

Emma Borage, reporter December 10, 2020

“She is one of the most determined, diligent, and gritty workers of all time,” said history teacher Mr. Dan Richter. “She’s always there for anyone who needs her,” said her friend, Alex Boehlje...

Ella Strickland celebrating with her teammates after hitting a double in the district semifinal game against Jackson on Oct. 15. Strickland was one of only two players from St. Louis County to be named Class 5 all-state.

Strickland wraps up stellar career with numerous post-season honors

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

Ella Strickland (12) has been a starter on the OHS softball team since she made varsity as a freshman.  “We asked so much of her coming in as a freshman. She played right field for us and came...

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