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Thirteen Reasons Why better as book

Thirteen Reasons Why better as book

Madeline Henderson, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why, a new Netflix Original, came out on on March 31. The show was based on the novel by Jay Asher, who visited Oxford High School last year. The book the show was based off of was well written with a poignant message; however,the show was not as eloquent. If you read the book, this...

Engineering club prepares for bridge competition

Civil Engineer for MDOT David Evans III helps members of the engineering club with their bridge.

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

March 4, 2017

The OHS engineering club is participating in a bridge building competition sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The competition will be held in Pearl in April, and the club members have already started constructing their bridge. Team members include juniors Luke Kelly,...

Sneed receives OHS Teacher of the Year award

Algebra teacher Lindsey Sneed receives OHS Teacher of the Year award.

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

February 7, 2017

Being a teacher was not Lindsey Sneed’s original plan. After attending Itawamba Community College and then Ole Miss, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing. However, she soon encountered a problem; she had graduated during a recession. “I...

Legislators differ over effects of newly proposed education funding formula

Superintendent Brian Harvey speaks to the school board on Jan. 23 about the impact the EdBuild formula could have on the Oxford School District.

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

January 30, 2017

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),...

OHS students give back to community

Senior Swayze Elliott sits among cans that she collected for a neighborhood food pantry drive.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

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...

Ten albums of 2016 outshine the rest

Ten albums of 2016 outshine the rest

Livvy Cohen, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

The year of 2016 has been one to remember. A hectic one at that, with the election, deaths of many icons such as David Bowie and Prince, and political protests left and right. Music, however, has delivered kindly in return for the hardships of this year and unified listeners through the entirety of it...

Students cope with stress of exams

Students cope with stress of exams

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

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,...

Johnson contributes to church as youth minister, musician

Johnson contributes to church as youth minister, musician

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

December 13, 2016

Preaching and music are twin passions for senior Xakylan Johnson, who serves as a youth minister, youth choir director, and musician at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Three years ago, Johnson was chosen to be youth minister at his church and preached what he considers his initial...

Evoke literary magazine gives students a voice

Evoke literary magazine gives students a voice

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016

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...

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

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

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...

Collier performs unique job, makes promotional videos for toy company

Collier performs unique job, makes promotional videos for toy company

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

December 5, 2016

In 2015, junior Trent Collier took a job with a company called Zing Toys.  He is one of about 15 other people, known as the Zingshot Team, who make promotional videos for the company. Each month, Zing Toys sends Collier their newest models of toys, specifically toy bows and crossbows. Collier then...

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