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Column: Kaepernick invoking change is justifiable

September 8, 2016

Colin Kaepernick, a name once looked at as one of the great players of the NFL, is now being talked about for a new reason. On Sunday, Kaepernick vowed that he would no longer stand during the singing of the national anthem and he’s been stirring up controversy ever since. Kaepernick stated...

Diamond Chargers earn first ever NEMCABB win

The OHS baseball team poses for a picture after winning the NEMCABB tournament.

September 7, 2016

In June of 2016, the Oxford Chargers were in New Albany, MS competing in the annual NEMCABB tournament. This was not the first time Oxford has competed in the tournament, but it was the first time they made it past the second round in several years. The heat in June can be unbearable, especially when...

“Roasting” account deleted, student apprehended

Eric Madigan, Staff Writer

August 29, 2016

Last week, a new Instagram page was created dedicated to “roasting,” or making fun of OHS students. The account asked its followers to send a picture of another student for the account to roast. Even in the short timeframe, the account has already roasted 31 different students. One of those students...

Oxford falls to Starkville in Little Egg Bowl

The Chargers stuff Starkville near the goal line on 4th and 1.

Jared Redding, Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

OXFORD - The Starkville Yellowjackets found a way to win, even with 224 yards worth of penalties. The Yellowjackets defeated the Oxford Chargers 28-16 to win the fourth annual Little Egg Bowl.  This was the third year in a row for Starkville to do so.  Even in defeat, OHS head coach Chris Cutcliffe...

OHS student arrested in lockdown-causing threat

OHS student arrested in lockdown-causing threat

Davis McCool, Editor-in-chief

August 26, 2016

Oxford High resource officers announced an arrest has been made in the events leading to the district lockdown last Friday. The accused is alleged to have sent threatening text messages to an assistant principal that forced the entire district into crisis mode for over two hours on Friday, and ultimately...

School threat prompts lockdown, investigation

School threat prompts lockdown, investigation

August 24, 2016

Clamor, confusion, and chaos described the Oxford School District late into last Friday’s school day. All Oxford schools were forced into lockdown procedures around 1:30, and remained that way until school’s end. At the high school, the last half of the educational day was cut short due to threats...

Editorial: Oxford weeps together

Editorial: Oxford weeps together

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

August 16, 2016

This past Sunday, every citizen of this town felt the loss of three wonderful couples, but none more so than the eleven children who went to bed Sunday night for the first time without parents. Agony for so many has just become a reality, and six gaping holes now leave a void in the tight-knit Oxford...

Like father, like son: Bianco heading to the bayou

Like father, like son: Bianco heading to the bayou

May 4, 2016

15 years ago, Ole Miss Baseball Head Coach Mike Bianco and his wife, Cami, decided that that they didn’t want any of their boys playing for their dad. He is now seeing that wish in action. Oxford Charger second basemen and Bianco’s son, Drew Bianco, recently committed to play college ball at his...

Gatlin has found starting role as senior (continued)

Gatlin has found starting role as senior (continued)

April 29, 2016

At long last, Oxford baseball’s head coach, Chris Baughman, has finally found a man to fill his “black hole.” Following a season-ending shoulder injury to junior Ben Bianco, Oxford’s rock solid lineup experienced a turn for the worst. “Obviously, when Ben went down, offensively, we lost...

Bianco tears labrum, season at risk

Bianco tears labrum, season at risk

March 18, 2016

Depending on the upcoming days, junior Ben Bianco’s season as baseball standout could be in jeopardy. Bianco suffered a dislocated shoulder on Wednesday’s game vs. Lafayette while sliding back into first, and an MRI later revealed a “small tear” in his right labrum. “It was kind of shocking,”...

Primary elections tear through state

Primary elections tear through state

Davis McCool

March 8, 2016

The political fever has finally reached the deep south, and that means it is time to cast votes for political party nominees. This election has been caked by anti-establishment vs. establishment battles that have ravaged both parties, led by entrepreneur Donald Trump on the Republican side, and Senator...

Oxford sports wraps up disappointing weekend in Jackson

Warren Central’s Brooks Boolos (10) shrugs his shoulders as Oxford’s players celebrate behind him Friday. Boolos was robbed of the game-tying hit by Oxford right fielder Houston Roth for the game’s final out, and Oxford escaped with a 3-2 victory. (Ernest Bowker/The Vicksburg Post)

Davis McCool, Sports Editor

March 7, 2016

Three Oxford High sports teams participated in games this weekend in the Jackson metro area, and each received less than par results. Both the Lady Chargers and Chargers basketball teams were eliminated from their respective state tournaments, and the No. 1-ranked baseball team in the nation dropped...

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