The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Students laugh on the way to the dance floor at Homecoming on Oct. 1. “The best part of the night— just dancing with all my friends,” Mason Meinershagen (12) said. Meinershagen also enjoyed Homecoming as an event that gets the whole school involved in the fun.

Lights off, Spotlight on

Maddy Geisler, Reporter October 7, 2022

OHS held its annual Homecoming on Oct. 1 for the 2023 school year and there were notable differences from last year’s.  “I liked that there was a room that did not have lights on,” Heidi Niedermann...

New Librarian, Familiar Face

New Librarian, Familiar Face

Katie Schroeder, Reporter October 3, 2022

Jessica Betz has been an English teacher at OHS for 10 years but has always wanted to be a librarian, so when the position opened up last school year, she jumped toward the opportunity and got the...

Administration made the decision to make new changes to e-hallpass with the hopes to take back control of the hallways.

Are Two Hall Passes Enough?

Katie Schroeder, Reporter September 13, 2022

As the 2022-2023 school year has just recently begun, there have been new procedures and expectations set in place for students across OHS. Among these implementations, one has significantly struck the...

OHS sophomore Ezra Freeman poses for a photo while deep in thought. I was so shocked, Freeman said of racist comments he has received. Freeman first countered racism at the age of five.

A Different World

Maddy Geisler, Reporter April 20, 2022

In a room full of people being singled out just for walking in is Ezra Freeman, an OHS sophomore who was born in Guatemala. “They (Marcia and Dave Freeman) adopted me on April 6, 2007,” Freeman...

Alex Parum (12) will be attending St. Louis University in the fall of 2021 with a completed associates degree from STLCC.

Students are taking advantage of an opportunity to graduate high school with a college degree

Ava Hounsom, reporter April 19, 2021

Alex Parum (12) had a tough decision on the first day of his junior year in high school. He was deciding whether to become a full time student at St. Louis Community College (STLCC), or to stay at OHS...

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...

Jojo LaBrier (12) leads freshmen on a tour of the school.

Leadership class welcomes freshmen to OHS

Jack Butchart, reporter October 20, 2020

With Covid-19 still rampant and keeping high school students in virtual school for the first nine weeks of the school year, current freshmen may be a little confused about what high school looks like....

Amber Apetz (11) watching M*A*S*H with her family.

Students, staff try to stay positive during pandemic

Bethany Whitener, reporter May 21, 2020

During this unprecedented pandemic, OHS staff and students are keeping hopes alive by spreading positivity throughout the community and finding creative ways to spend time with loved ones.  “My...

Mr. Casey Olearnick being taped to the columns in the commons during a NHS fundraiser his first year at OHS.

Assistant principal Olearnick announces departure after two years at OHS

Kelsey Overstreet, reporter May 15, 2020

There have been many big changes this year, but there will be at least one more big change next year. Assistant principal Mr. Casey Olearnick announced recently that he will not be returning to OHS next...

Students are looking at their entire class schedule through Google Classroom, many of them on their laptops at home.

Students engage in new form of learning from a distance

Jack Butchart, reporter April 28, 2020

On March 13, students left for spring break. What they did not know is that they would not be returning to school for the rest of the academic year.  Due to the Covid-19 virus, school districts...

Pam Broz, food manager at Oakville Elementary, and Michelle Kovacich, food manager at Blades Elementary, preparing to distribute meals during the first week of the program at OHS in March.

Grab and Go Meals available at OHS, six other locations

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2020

With schools around the country closed due to the Coronavirus, the Mehlville School District has had to be creative so children who would usually rely on school-provided meals do not have to go hungry.  With...

Jake Cracchiolo (12) rushing down the fields leading the Tigers to their first playoff win since 2014.

Tigers rush through Parkway South in first game of district playoffs

Davin Smith, Sports Editor November 2, 2019

The Tigers wasted no time letting out a season of frustration as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the opening kickoff, with Parkway South fumbling the ball and Kobe Foster (10) picking it up at taking...

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