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BREAKING NEWS: Arrest has been made in OHS break-in

Mug shot: Caleb Johnson (20, Millington, TN)

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

September 27, 2018

An arrest has been made in the break-in at Oxford High School. Caleb Johnson, 20, from Millington, Tenn, was arrested on Sept. 27 on charges of burglary. According to a statement released by OPD, on Sunday, Sept. 23, at approximately 10:00AM, the Oxford Police Department responded to the Oxford...

Student artists win top prizes for photography

Sophomore Hannah Spillers submitted her photograph

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Several OHS students have competed and succeeded in different art competitions like the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, the Photographer’s Forum competition and the Oxford School District Art Show. Junior Kitty Case participated in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition...

Scrap the trash, put the recycling where it belongs

Students were taught from a young age the importance of recycling. Unfortunately, many students at OHS seem to have forgotten the need to protect the environment.

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

April 4, 2018

The lack of recycling at Oxford High School has gone on for long enough. It is time that we make a change and start putting the plastics where they belong. Everyday at school, I watch in dismay as students in my classes place their water bottles and cardboard boxes straight into the trash without ...

Freelon wins gold key in national art competition

Junior Khyan Freelon won a gold key in a national competition with his drawing

Lauren Bial, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Junior Khyan Freelon won a gold key, the highest award, at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. His work will be on display at Carnegie Hall in New York. Students can enter in seventh grade up until 12th. The competition is judged by honorable mention, silver key and gold key. “They ...

Writer’s Block writing center starts at OHS

The Writer's Block is a school organization designed with the goal of providing students with aid in their writing. The logo, designed by a student, was decided upon by a school-wide vote.

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

English teacher Brittany Franks started a writing center for OHS to help students learn to write more effectively. Students that sign up can bring a rough draft of an essay for any class to discuss with a peer tutor. “A lot of students tend to have difficulty writing, whether it’s writing scholar...

Franklin wins first in Regional Poetry Out Loud contest

Junior Anna Claire Franklin recites her poem in the Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. She won first in the competition and will compete in the state competition March 6.

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

Oxford High School student and junior Anna Claire Franklin won the Regional Poetry Out Loud contest on Feb. 5. Poetry Out Loud is a contest where students memorize and recite poems, which helps them master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about poetry. “It’s a competition wher...

School hosts emergency blood drive, blood shortage in Mississippi

Sophomore Mary Paxton Heiskell exits the United Blood Services donor bus after giving blood. The school decided to host the blood drive because of Mississippi's low amount of donated blood throughout the state.

Anna Barrett, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Oxford High School holds two blood drives every year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Due to a shortage of blood in the state, there was an emergency drive held at the school on Feb. 6. “We have a contract with United Blood Services, and every year we have a drive for them,” Assistant Pr...

Ping-pong team hosts tournament in library

Sophomore Ben Peeler competes in the

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

The OHS ping-pong club sponsored the “I Heart Ping-Pong Tournament” on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018. “Nothing is more romantic than a competitive ping-pong tournament,” junior Marawan Elgohry said. The tournament was open to all students at OHS, not just ping-pong club members. “I...

Students graduating early work toward applying to college

Senior Heba Marzouk continues to work hard towards her goal of graduating early. She decided to graduate early after realizing in her sophomore year that she only needed a few more credits to graduate.

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

November 29, 2017

Most students spend four years in high school before moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Some students, on the other hand, want to leave high school sooner. These students are graduating early. “When I was doing my schedule for sophomore year, I realized that after I get over with sopho...

Positivity Club works to make school day brighter

The positivity club made cookies for the Homecoming Carnival. The club's goal is to make Oxford High School a place that students look forward to going to.

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

This year, sophomore Patricia Hughes started the Positivity Club to try to make people happier around the school. “I noticed that a lot of my friends were dreading coming to school and would rather have been at the dentist getting teeth pulled than be at school, and I wanted to do something about it,...

Sabatier creates first OHS bowling team, new opportunities for students

The students practice at Premier Lanes from 4 to 5:30. Each student gets the chance to play three games each practice.

Lauren Bial, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

OHS started its first bowling team led by history teacher Joseph Sabatier this year. The practices will be held twice a week and take place at Premier Lanes. Sabatier decided he wanted to start a bowling team to provide students with a new after school activity. “It’s a great opportunity for stu...

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