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Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016

The trifold boards are out. The poster board markers are officially out of ink. It must be time for the Reading Fair. “It’s more than just sticking ideas or thoughts on a trifold board, but it’s a way that they (students) can really think about what they’re reading,” librarian Lynndy Hurdle...

Tyler continues to inspire students in his 24th year of teaching

Tyler continues to inspire students in his 24th year of teaching

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

Students often complain that four years in high school is a bit too much to handle. Driver’s education teacher and basketball coach Drew Tyler has been a teacher in the Oxford School District for 24 years, longer than any other teacher at OHS. “I got into education and just felt like I could ...

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

Freshmen and sophomores are now able to receive exemptions on their English and math exams this school year, depending on their Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test scores. Principal Bradley Roberson developed a new policy that states if a student’s test scores were in the 80th percentile, which...

Wizarding Walk welcomes witches and wizards to the magical world of reading

Wizarding Walk welcomes witches and wizards to the magical world of reading

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2016

On Nov. 7, all witches and wizards of Oxford were invited to join in the first-ever Wizarding Walk at Avent Park, an event sponsored by the Lafayette County-Oxford-University Reads Coalition, the Lafayette County Literacy Council and other local organizations. Children and their parents were able...

OHS holds annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

OHS holds annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

Emma Scott, News Editor

November 11, 2016

Yesterday, OHS held their annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony, an event that the school has organized since 1996. The beginning of the event included a description of the symbolic table that honored prisoners of war and those who went missing in action. “Everything there is symbolic,” 1st...

Theatre stages haunted trail as fall fundraiser

Theatre stages haunted trail as fall fundraiser

Lexie Hankins, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Oxford High Theatre put on their annual haunted trail this year at Camp Hopewell. The Haunted Trail opened Sunday, Oct. 30 and continued into Halloween day. “This was my first year helping out, and I absolutely plan to help out more,” freshman Prowell Smith said. Each year, theater kids help...

Peer tutoring begins during flex

Peer tutoring begins during flex

Emma Scott, News Editor

October 28, 2016

On Oct. 12, peer tutoring during the flex class period officially began. The program was started by intervention coordinator Kristin Inman. There are currently 12 high school peer tutors and 16 tutors from the University of Mississippi who meet Mondays through Fridays. “What I wanted was to provide...

School holds first career expo

School holds first career expo

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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