The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Deep Roots

Deep Roots

Tristan Howard, Reporter April 12, 2024

Pauline Cella came out of college and moved to Saint Louis for a banking job. But, on a whim, her career went a different direction. “I got married, and my husband was like, ‘Oh, we should buy this...

Provided By Tatiana Ponevilai

South Tech Standouts

Maria Parisi, Reporter April 3, 2024

Four Oakville High School students who are in the South Tech Program medaled at Districts in their SkillsUSA competition, this past February. Anh Dang (12), Tatiana Ponevilai (12), Alicia Vogt (12), and...

Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10), Isabella Poertner (9) and Kaylee Nguyen (12) pose at St. Peters Rec-Plex after competing at state. “We basically talk about how our plan is either to go faster or just do better overall,” said Poertner. “Then we cheer each other on while we’re swimming and we just basically collaborate on how to do better.” She added that she was excited to qualify for state, following in the steps of her siblings.

Making a Splash

Emma Neuhoff, Reporter February 28, 2024

Swimmers Kaylee Nguyen (12), Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10) and Isabella Poertner (9) refused to let the downpour of snow stop them on Feb. 16, as they traveled to St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Charles...

Around OHS: 12-19-2023

December 20, 2023

This is the fourth edition Around OHS for the 2023-2024 school year. This broadcast features stories on the Madrigals Singers, winter activities, winter guard and much more.

Is the Hype Around Christmas Music Overblown?

Is the Hype Around Christmas Music Overblown?

Tristan Howard, Reporter December 10, 2023

You know when it's that time of year and suddenly everywhere you go there's Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” or something more classic from the likes of Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin...

Planning Out Your Own Winter Wonderland

Planning Out Your Own Winter Wonderland

Deirdre Davis, Reporter February 10, 2023

1. Ice Skating  This winter is full of new ice skaters, and you could be next! Steinberg Skating Rink, Brookdale Farms, Kennedy Recreation Center, Kirkwood Ice rink, and many more locations are open...

Photo courtesy of Liberty Public Schools

OHS offers Seal of Biliteracy testing to multilingual students

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2022

With over 7000 languages being actively spoken in the world today, why limit students' proficiency in just English? OHS now grants an award that recognizes multilingual students who have attained proficiency...

A finished watercolor and teardrops inspired eye shadow look. Photo courtesy of Helen Murvihill (@ruethedayy)

Murvihill faces the world in full color

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2022

“It was the Christmas of 2017, and my sister decided to get me makeup,” Helen Murvihill (11) said. “It was just a couple things from the drugstore, but she taught me to do makeup that night, and...

Mariko Tamaki creates a beautiful graphic novel focused on teenage relationships

Mariko Tamaki creates a beautiful graphic novel focused on teenage relationships

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2022

In a sea full of voices, it is hard to find your own, and in a society telling you who you should be, it is hard to find people that understand you and often harder to find media to relate to.  As...

The Show Me Snakes Reptiles and Exotics Expo. during the Dec. 5 event.

Creepy, crawly and so much fun

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

When most people think of a pet they automatically picture animals like cats, dogs, maybe even a goldfish, though as a reptile/invertebrate hobbyist and enthusiast, my pets tend to be considered by many...

Board of Education members met of 12/9 to discuss COVID-19 updates in schools.

New mask mandate to go into effect after winter break

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2021

The Mehlville School District Board of Education has ruled that masks will be recommended in schools starting after winter break. The Board’s ruling also states that contact tracing and quarantine...

Fall: A Time of Fright and Wonder

Fall: A Time of Fright and Wonder

Jeremy Davidson, Reporter November 3, 2021

Boo! Spooky season is here, the scares are in the air and pumpkin spice is back on the menu. As Halloween crawls toward us, a question arises: How do you celebrate it? Some may go trick or treating,...

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