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Good Food for Oxford Schools hosts third annual Iron Chef competition

Junior Emily Hollowell (left) and sophomore Justine Perrier (right) of the Delicious Duo team cook their meal of choice for the Iron Chef competition on April 30.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

With the help of a stove and some cooking skills, OHS students recently got the opportunity to make a cooking show their own reality with Good Food for Oxford Schools’ third annual Gospel Choir Showcase and Iron Chef competition. “Cooking has just been something that has been in my blood since...

Clayton defying odds, will be first-generation college student on full ride

Senior Samya Clayton getting escorted by her date after being crowned homecoming queen last October.

Emma Scott, News Editor

May 1, 2017

It has been proven repeatedly that education has the power to transform lives, and senior Samya Clayton has been given the opportunity to not only have her life transformed by education, but, as a future educator, she’ll be transforming the lives of others. Clayton will attend the University of...

OHS student prepares for gender transition, life in Mississippi

OHS student prepares for gender transition, life in Mississippi

Emma Scott, News Editor

April 10, 2017

Author’s note: The Charger recently interviewed an Oxford High School student who is transitioning. Born as a male, the student identifies as a female and has made the decision to begin the process to take on the physical characteristics of a female. To protect her identity in the article, the stude...

Table tennis club hosts tournament, welcomes all students

Senior Kyle Rock (left) and junior Bennett Brown (right) compete in the final round of the table tennis tournament held on March 28 to determine who would be the first place winner.

Emma Scott, News Editor

March 31, 2017

The table tennis club hosted a free tournament open to all students after school in the library on Tuesday, March 28. Around 20 competitors participated in the event, facing off for over an hour for the title of champion. “We’ve done a tournament in the past, but it was mostly with people in...

Field Experiences class partners with University of Mississippi for Big Event

Environmental Science teacher Angela Whaley poses with her Field Experiences class during one of their field trips.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

The University of Mississippi’s Big Event is enlisting the help of OHS’s Field Experiences class to aid in the leading and recruiting of an outdoor activity on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event was originally planned for March 25, but was rescheduled due to bad weather. “The...

New event donates dresses, tuxedos for prom

Dresses donated by members of the Oxford community hang at the

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

Physical Education teacher Rose Hickey gathered 300 dresses for the “Say Yes to the Dress — Prom Edition” event in the girls’ fitness studio on March 9 to lend girls a prom dress if they may not have had one otherwise. The event gave female students a chance to find their dresses for prom...

Science, Ocean Bowl teams win competitions, move on to nationals

Left to right: Junior Anish Ravishankar, junior Shahbaz Gul, senior Nitin Ankisetty, junior Isuru Hewamanna, and freshman Edward Hu of the Science Bowl team pose with their trophy and medals after the Mississippi Regional Science Bowl competition on Feb. 17.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The Science and Ocean Bowl teams both won their most recent competitions and will advance to nationals. The Mississippi Regional Science Bowl competition was held Feb. 17 at The Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS) and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Hurricane Bowl took place on...

Mock Trial team goes undefeated at regional competition, prepares for state

Left to right: junior Ann Sullivan, senior Rebecca Grayzel-Ward, senior Reed Cooper, senior Mary Lauren Green, sophomore Anneke Buskes, junior Josh Pearson, senior Virginia Parkinson, and junior Joanna Bu gather for a picture after competing at the Mock Trial regional competition on Jan. 28, where they went undefeated.

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

On Jan. 28, the Mock Trial team participated in the Oxford regional competition at the Lafayette County Chancery Building and went undefeated, qualifying for the state competition. The Mock Trial case for each year is released in October. Students must read the case, analyze the legal angles and witness...

Column: Women’s March embodied unity for all

Demonstrators at the Women's March on Washington raise signs in support of the event.

Emma Scott, News Editor

January 31, 2017

Our country’s 45th president was inaugurated Jan. 20, but the real showstopper was on Saturday, Jan. 21, when millions crowded the streets in cities across the globe to show support for women’s rights. I was able to join the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) at our nation’s capital. The march...

Students receive free samples at lunch to promote healthier eating

A member of Good Food for Oxford Schools fills a cup with a sample of butternut squash soup to serve to students during lunch.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

School lunches are not often painted in a good light, but Good Food for Oxford Schools is on a mission to change the image of cafeteria lunch once and for all. “We are trying to make our menus reflect feedback from parents and students and other people involved with the school,” Mary Elizabeth...

Students to appear on TV for competition

Seniors Nitin Ankisetty, Tycho Jenkins, Shawn Chao, and junior Anish Ravishankar participate in the Memphis Knowledge Bowl competition last December. The competition will be aired Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. on WREG Channel 3.

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

Not many OHS students can say that they have been on TV, but three seniors and a junior will soon make that list. These students are going to appear in the WREG Channel 3 Knowledge Bowl this upcoming Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. Seniors Shawn Chao, Tycho Jenkins, Nitin Ankisetty, and junior Anish...

Choir celebrates holidays with concert, performs European carols

Choir celebrates holidays with concert, performs European carols

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

December 17, 2016

On Monday, Dec. 12, the OHS Choir gave their “Carols at the Cathedral” show at North Oxford Baptist church to celebrate the holiday season. This concert tested the musical abilities of the choir students, as well as offered a wider variety of songs for the audience through their performances of...

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