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OHS band to play at Ole Miss basketball game

OHS band to play at Ole Miss basketball game

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under News

Over 100 students will be performing as part of the OHS band at the Ole Miss men’s basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 15, when the Rebels take on Murray State. “Ole Miss contacted Mr. Roberson about playing at the game because Ole Miss students are out for the holidays,” band director Mel Morse...

Knowledge Bowl team wins competition, advances to second round

Knowledge Bowl team wins competition, advances to second round

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under News

On Dec. 1, five members of the OHS Quiz Bowl team competed in a competition in Memphis called Knowledge Bowl. Seniors Nitin Ankisetty, Shawn Chao, Tycho Jenkins, and Ash Hurdle, and junior Anish Ravishankar participated in the competition. The annual WREG Memphis News Channel 3 competition consists of...

Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” takes unexpected turn

Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” takes unexpected turn

Livvy Cohen, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home

One month ago, if you asked the average listener about Childish Gambino, alias for Donald Glover, most would say he’s an artist in the rap genre. As of Dec. 2nd with his new release “Awaken, My Love!,” Glover now has surpassed one genre and entered into R&B, funk, soul, rock, and experimental m...

Lady Chargers soccer off to impressive start

Lady Chargers soccer off to impressive start

Grant Daniels, Sports Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home, Sports

Oxford girls soccer is underway as the red hot Chargers are off to an impressive 6-0 start under second year head coach Hunter Crane. In the start, they have absolutely dominated the competition thus far, scoring a total of 31 goals, averaging 5.2 goals per game while giving up just two goals all year...

Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Home, News

The trifold boards are out. The poster board markers are officially out of ink. It must be time for the Reading Fair. “It’s more than just sticking ideas or thoughts on a trifold board, but it’s a way that they (students) can really think about what they’re reading,” librarian Lynndy Hurdle...

“The Edge of Seventeen” unexpected heartbreaker

“The Edge of Seventeen” unexpected heartbreaker

Livvy Cohen, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home

Hopes were held high as a new coming-of-age story hit the theaters this past week. The Edge of Seventeen was released on Nov. 18th, and the excitement surrounding it reached extreme after being compared to John Hughes movies by big publishers such as Rolling Stone magazine . As it was competing with ...

Tyler continues to inspire students in his 24th year of teaching

Tyler continues to inspire students in his 24th year of teaching

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Home

Students often complain that four years in high school is a bit too much to handle. Driver’s education teacher and basketball coach Drew Tyler has been a teacher in the Oxford School District for 24 years, longer than any other teacher at OHS. “I got into education and just felt like I could ...

Winter brings plethora of Powerhouse events

Winter brings plethora of Powerhouse events

Carter Diggs, Entertainment Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home, News

In the wake of the phenomenally successful showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) has prepared many more events for students and families to enjoy.  As the weather grows colder and the holidays draw nearer, several seasonal activities have been established. For ...

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Molly Archer, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Home, News

Freshmen and sophomores are now able to receive exemptions on their English and math exams this school year, depending on their Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test scores. Principal Bradley Roberson developed a new policy that states if a student’s test scores were in the 80th percentile, which...

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

November 28, 2016
Filed under Home, Opinions

There is no denying that there are people who have become fearful after the election results came out, especially after others have already committed hateful actions across the country. On Nov. 14, Senior Class President Dany Morales took the courage to share his message on the announcements following...

Green Wave blank Chargers in playoffs

Green Wave blank Chargers in playoffs

Jared Redding, Sports Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under Home, Sports

OXFORD — The saying: “When it rains, it pours” was validated at Bobby Holcomb Field, metaphorically, and literally. A storm that swept across the state of Mississippi pushed back the kickoff time for one hour. The storm didn't dampen West Point’s determination to play at least  another week. The...

MHSAA Class 5A Football Playoff Preview: West Point at Oxford

MHSAA Class 5A Football Playoff Preview: West Point at Oxford

Jared Redding, Sports Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Home, Sports

Two 5A heavyweights collide on Friday, November 18 at Bobby Holcomb Field. The No. 3 seed Oxford Chargers are looking to make it back to the North Half Championship game for the fourth straight year, to do that, they will have to knock off the No. 1 seed West Point Green Wave, a physical and athletic...

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