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OHS celebrates Unity Day, students wear orange in support of anti-bullying

OHS celebrates Unity Day, students wear orange in support of anti-bullying

Molly Archer, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
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Oxford High School’s Project Hope club took the initiative to spread bullying awareness to students and teachers by urging everyone to wear orange in support of Unity Day on Oct. 19. Many high schools around the country have problems with bullying, but Project Hope leader Edith Marie Green believes...

OSD tops Mississippi rankings for first time ever, OHS not far behind

OSD tops Mississippi rankings for first time ever, OHS not far behind

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief
October 20, 2016
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The annual Mississippi Department of Education Accountability Model was released today at noon, and Oxford School District has topped the rankings for the first time in history. Oxford High School was not far behind on the list of individual high schools, coming in at seventh, up two spots from last...

School holds first career expo

School holds first career expo

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
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The first ever Oxford High School Career Expo was held Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the gymnasium. The expo showcased the various jobs and careers that community members hold around the region. English teachers Allison Movitz and Kim Austin were in charge of organizing the event. Movitz said that she got...

Community members express concerns at Oct. 18 school board meeting

Community members express concerns at Oct. 18 school board meeting

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
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The Oxford School District Board of Trustees held a special public hearing on Tuesday night stemming from continued concerns regarding the recent article published in the Charger, in which a potential plan to create a separate school for low income students was discussed. The hearing was initially...

OHS students prepare to take PSAT

OHS students prepare to take PSAT

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
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This week 280 sophomores and juniors at OHS are gearing up to take the PSAT.  Some hope for testing practice, while others desire National Merit Scholar status. “I’m hoping to get a good score,” sophomore Heba Marzouk said. Sophomores taking the tests cannot qualify for National Merit, but they can gain re...

Engineering club hosts speaker

Engineering club hosts speaker

Caroline Crews, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016
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On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Jack McClurg, associate professor of practice at the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at the University of Mississippi, spoke to OHS’s engineering club.  McClurg has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and both a master’s degree and Ph.D...

Chargers’ ground game too much for Trojans on homecoming night

Chargers’ ground game too much for Trojans on homecoming night

Jared Redding, Sports Editor
October 16, 2016
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OXFORD — The New Hope Trojans traveled about two hours north to Oxford to visit the Wonderful Wizard of Ox. The Chargers made sure that the Trojans left Bobby Holcomb Field empty handed on homecoming night. The Oxford Chargers took care of business defeating the New Hope Trojans 31-13 to win their...

‘Finsta’ trend emerges among students

‘Finsta’ trend emerges among students

Madeline Henderson, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
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A new trend among students at Oxford High is creating joke accounts on Instagram, or “Finstagram.” According to safesmartsocial.com, the name “Finstagram,” often shortened to “Finsta,” was created by the combination of the words fake and Instagram. These fake accounts are private joke acc...

Yearbook claims production errors, aims to improve this year

Yearbook claims production errors, aims to improve this year

Klaria Holmes, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
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Last year’s yearbook received some complaints because of production errors, but this year’s staff is excited to work hard to produce a better yearbook. “I definitely do not think it is the best the staff could have done. There were typos throughout the book that were missed and students names...

Apple update receives mixed reviews from students

Apple update receives mixed reviews from students

Lexie Hankins, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
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Recently, Apple released a new update for iPhones. iOS 10 was revealed, and Apple has gotten mixed signals from customers. Changes that the new update brought include new emojis, an updated lock screen, a new layout for iMessages, and much more. One of the fans of the update, sophomore LilaGrace...

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Emma Scott, News Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Home, Opinions, Politics

On Friday evening, a tape was released by the Washington Post containing audio of the Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005. Since the release of the tapes, well-known Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s own running mate Governor...

Local dairy farm provides breakfast for students

Local dairy farm provides breakfast for students

Klaria Holmes, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
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Students got a taste of local sausage and dairy on Sept. 30 when the Brown Family Dairy business brought the breakfast items from their farm to the school. “It was an easy decision. We want our children of the community to know where they can get fresh local milk in their county,” said Shane Brown...

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