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Legislators differ over effects of newly proposed education funding formula

Legislators differ over effects of newly proposed education funding formula

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
January 30, 2017
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Mississippi legislators are considering a new approach to education funding. EdBuild, an education consultant based in New Jersey, advanced a new funding formula before the legislature on Jan. 16. The state hired EdBuild to review the current formula, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP),...

Students receive free samples at lunch to promote healthier eating

Students receive free samples at lunch to promote healthier eating

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
January 27, 2017
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School lunches are not often painted in a good light, but Good Food for Oxford Schools is on a mission to change the image of cafeteria lunch once and for all. “We are trying to make our menus reflect feedback from parents and students and other people involved with the school,” Mary Elizabeth...

OHS students give back to community

OHS students give back to community

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the National Day of Service, and although that date has come to pass, OHS students continue to look for new ways to volunteer in their community. “I think community service is a big idea because the community has helped raise high school students,” said senior...

Students to appear on TV for competition

Students to appear on TV for competition

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
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Not many OHS students can say that they have been on TV, but three seniors and a junior will soon make that list. These students are going to appear in the WREG Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl this upcoming Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. Seniors Shawn Chao, Tycho Jenkins, Nitin Ankisetty, and junior Anish...

Choir celebrates holidays with concert, performs European carols

Choir celebrates holidays with concert, performs European carols

Molly Archer, Staff Writer
December 17, 2016
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On Monday, Dec. 12, the OHS Choir gave their “Carols at the Cathedral” show at North Oxford Baptist church to celebrate the holiday season. This concert tested the musical abilities of the choir students, as well as offered a wider variety of songs for the audience through their performances of...

Students cope with stress of exams

Students cope with stress of exams

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
December 16, 2016
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From starting to study weeks in advance to cramming everything in at the last second, students at OHS find different ways to prepare for their exams. “I’m more of a crammer, procrastinator,” junior Ayanna Shaw said. “I get a bunch of pillows and a bunch of blankets, food, everything I need,...

Evoke literary magazine gives students a voice

Evoke literary magazine gives students a voice

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016
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With the announcement of the election results, OHS’s literary magazine, Evoke, received a new theme: Dear America. “We decided to capitalize on emotion and allow students a voice, especially since they could not vote,” Evoke advisor Ebony Johnson said. The magazine was created to allow...

Holiday survey results

Holiday survey results

December 13, 2016
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We asked what the students of OHS like to do for the Holidays and you answered!  Here are some of the most popular and more interesting answers. Decorations: Christmas Tree Wreath Christmas Village Nutcracker Treats (left to right): Cookies Popcorn Gnocchi Gingerbread me...

Miss. colleges preach safety, accountability

Miss. colleges preach safety, accountability

Emma Scott, news editor
December 13, 2016
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Oxford High School students scouting around for a school where they can further their education after graduation should consider the safety of a college campus as well as the institution’s academic offerings. The colleges OHS students most often enroll in are the University of Mississippi (UM),...

Students rally behind two involved in accident

Students rally behind two involved in accident

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief
December 12, 2016
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In early November, two OHS students were involved in a one-car accident, landing both of them in the hospital for days and weeks, respectively. A half-removed pancreas, a removed spleen, bruised kidney, bruised lung, broken femur, broken nose, black eye, and a sprained ankle were just some of the...

Oxford neighborhood closing may lead to relocation for OSD students

Oxford neighborhood closing may lead to relocation for OSD students

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, staff writer
December 12, 2016
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The closing of Riverside Place, one of Oxford’s only section 8 public housing complexes and home to several Oxford School District students, may lead to students being relocated from Oxford. Section 8 housing provides subsidized apartment complexes for low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. In...

Indoor track teams start season on high note

Indoor track teams start season on high note

Cailyn Brock, Sports Writer
December 11, 2016
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Oxford High School’s indoor track teams traveled to Birmingham, AL, to compete in the 2016 Magic City Invitational on December 3 to begin their season. The results reflected the hard work that the team put in as the boys place second overall to Winfield and the girls come in third. The top finishers...

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