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OHS JROTC holds awards banquet in library to honor students’ achievements

Senior Darryl Fogerty receives an award from Major General Brent Hampton at the JROTC awards banquet. This event is held annually to commemorate the achievements of those in the OHS JROTC program.

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018

On May 2, the OHS JROTC held an awards banquet to acknowledge the work that the students have put in over the course of the school year under Major Brent Hampton. “This is a leadership program. This event is to honor these cadets for what they’ve earned over the course of the past school year...

Mississippi-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases standout triple-disk album “Sremmlife 3”

Mississippi-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd releases standout triple-disk album “Sremmlife 3”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018

On May 4, Tupelo-born rap duo Rae Sremmurd, consisting of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, released their third studio album “Sremmlife 3.” The album consists of three discs: “Swaecation,” a solo album by Swae Lee, “Jxmtro,” a solo album by Slim Jxmmi, and “SR3MM,” a collaborative e...

New club RISE brings awareness to student health through events, projects

New club RISE brings awareness to student health through events, projects

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

RISE, standing for reach, inspire, support and empower, is a newly formed club at Oxford High focused on bettering the lives of other students and advocating for their health. English teacher Kakky Brown is the club’s sponsor and helps lead the club. “RISE is a group of OHS students who are passiona...

Rapper J. Cole tackles controversial subjects, impresses with surprise album “KOD”

Rapper J. Cole tackles controversial subjects, impresses with surprise album “KOD”

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

“Kids on Drugs,” “King Overdosed,” “Kill Our Demons.” According to rapper J. Cole, his new album “KOD” takes on all three of those meanings. While Cole has never been one to avoid controversial subjects, he uses this album more than any of his past to address problems he sees with hip-hop ...

Student debt is constantly increasing issue, follows students for lifetime

Student debt is constantly increasing issue, follows students for lifetime

Karina Patel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, seniors and juniors are looking at their futures after high school. While many students plan to attend college, how are they are planning to pay for the amount of student debt that many are bound to have throughout their college experience? Some students don’t think...

Indie pop band The Wombats lack progression in sound with new release, “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life”

Indie pop band The Wombats lack progression in sound with new release,

Livvy Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018

When a band has been putting albums out for over a decade, listeners would most likely expect to witness progression, growth and change in artistry. But from indie pop band The Wombats, that hasn’t seemed to be a case. “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life,” released on Feb. 9, is their 4th official...

Eight artists to watch in 2018

Eight artists to watch in 2018

Klaria Holmes, Opinions Editor

February 12, 2018

2017 was probably the best year for current R&B and rap music by far. Not only did it bring us several impressive and successful albums and singles from mainstream artists, but it also brought us a new wave of talented artists that are bound for success. In this day and age of music, it’s easy t...

Rapper Rich Brian bound for success with new release, “Amen”

Rapper Rich Brian bound for success with new release,

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

18-year-old Indonesian-born rapper Brian Imanuel, known better known under alias Rich Brian, made history when he released his debut project, “Amen,” on Feb. 2. The album reached No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, making Imanuel the first Asian artist to ever achieve such an accomplishment. Imanue...

Rap group Brockhampton’s “SATURATION III” is progressive, impressive

Rap group Brockhampton's

Charlie Zediker, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Brockhampton, the collective rap group hailing from San Marcos, Texas, released “SATURATION III” on Dec. 15. This was their final installment of the “Saturation” trilogy. The alternative rap group, composed of members Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Russel Boring, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon, Mer...

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

William Carrington, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Cosmo Pyke is a 19-year-old producer and singer who makes music he describes as “spacey, beautiful, and lazy.” Raised in Peckham, a south-east district of London, he learned how to play the guitar from his punk-rock mother, fostering an early love for music. He went to the BRIT School for Perform...

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album ‘M A N I A’

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album 'M A N I A'

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

On Jan. 19 Fall Out Boy released its 6th studio album, “M A N I A,” which is its first album since 2015’s “American Beauty/American Psycho.” Although the album was decent, many long-time Fall Out Boy fans were disappointed by the new style of music that the band experimented with. Fans were...

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