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Crews taking skills high into sky

Crews taking skills high into sky

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Oxford High School senior Battle Crews takes his talents to new heights this year. He has been working to acquire his pilot license at Air Venture Flight School in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  After he earns his license, Battle hopes to join the University of Mississippi’s Air Force ROTC program. “For...

Controversy over state flag continues to divide students

Controversy over state flag continues to divide students

Klaria Holmes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Since last year, the Mississippi state flag has been stirring up controversy. Buildings and schools around the state have removed the flag, while others have decided to keep it. In a poll taken by thechargeronline.com, out of 153 people, 54% voted that the flag should be changed, while 46% voted the...

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

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 board convenes to discuss response to The Charger article

Photo Courtesy of Bruce Newman • The Oxford Eagle

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2016

Following growing communal concern over an article posted Thursday by The Charger, the Oxford School District Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting today, to address “concerns stemming from the Charger newspaper article,” according to their notice. During the meeting, the school board heard...

Community response over Charger article continues, school board convenes

Community response over Charger article continues, school board convenes

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2016

Following an article published by The Charger, in which the superintendent discussed possible ways to combat the achievement gap, including a model that would create a separate school for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, members of the Oxford community reacted with a swift response. After...

Middle schooler’s prank leads to lockdown, apprehension

Middle schooler's prank leads to lockdown, apprehension

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

September 26, 2016

Yet another threat made on the Oxford School District sent three schools into lockdown late into Monday’s school day. According to Director of Personnel Col. Douglas Cromwell, a credible threat was made on Oxford Middle School, and a suspect has been apprehended on Middle School grounds. Around...

OHS prepared to host state’s biggest college fair

OHS prepared to host state's biggest college fair

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

Oxford High School is hosting its second annual college fair today. A total of 43 colleges are going to be at the fair with 65 different tables for students to visit. The fair will be held in the gym from 10-12am. Juniors will go to the gym from 10-11 and seniors from 11-12. The 43 universities that...

Juva juice provides new hangout spot for students

Juva juice provides new hangout spot for students

Lexie Hankins, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

With the limited hangout options in Oxford, high-schoolers have started to hangout in untraditional places. Aside from restaurants and coffee shops, a new juice place is becoming trendy. Oxford’s newest juice bar, Juva, is a place that many students have started to hang out around on days after...

BREAKING: Oxford man arrested on OHS campus on allegations of prostitution, child pornography

BREAKING: Oxford man arrested on OHS campus on allegations of prostitution, child pornography

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

September 16, 2016

An Oxford resident has been arrested Tuesday after arriving on Oxford High School grounds for allegedly meeting up with a minor for sexual purposes. Donald Barker, 26, an Oxford resident originally from California, was immediately taken into custody by school resource officers and undercover police...

Chargers fall in annual Crosstown Classic

The Charger offensive line lines up across from Lafayette's offensive line.

September 12, 2016

OXFORD — For the first time in four years, the University Sporting Goods Crosstown Classic trophy made it’s way on the east side of MS HWY 6. The Lafayette Commodores ended a four game losing skid to their crosstown rival, defeating the Oxford Chargers 23-3 at Bobby Holcomb Field. The win gave...

Bianco, Abel carry on family legacy, crowned chicken champions

Bianco, Abel carry on family legacy, crowned chicken champions

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016

Two students from each grade were chosen to compete head-to-head in a chicken nugget eating contest at Friday’s pep rally on Sept. 9. including Anna Abel and Drew Bianco who followed in their siblings’ footsteps for the win. Graduates Allison Abel and Michael Bianco won the contest their junior...

Seniors’ focus moves to college

Seniors' focus moves to college

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

The beginning of the year brings in a new wave of seniors, and with those seniors come college-application anxiety and an ever-worsening case of senioritis. While many seniors are still far from thinking about their college applications, others, like senior Susanna Cassisa, have already started applying to ...

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