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Carpenter creates poetic magic

Carpenter creates poetic magic

Mia Sinha, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features

It takes a lot of guts to stand in front of your peers and speak, but to recite poetry with heart and soul is an entirely other level of bravery. For the past few months, OHS senior Annalyn Carpenter has been participating in Poetry Out Loud competitions. It started with an in-class competition,...

Deadpool livens up audience with humor

Deadpool livens up audience with humor

Edward Morgan, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Deadpool really had nothing going for it.  The film, starring – surprise, surprise – Ryan Reynolds and rated R, was released in February.  However, it not only got great reviews from critics, but it pulled in $150 million in the box office over Valentine’s Day weekend.  I wasn’t really...

Lineups announced for local festivals

Lineups announced for local festivals

Rachel Spragins, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Lineups for Oxford’s Double Decker Arts Festival and Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival (Memphis in May) were announced recently.  The Double Decker Festival will be held on April 22-23 with three performances on Friday, and eight on Saturday.  For the Beale Street Music Festival, more than 60...

Students get chance to see Hamilton

Students get chance to see Hamilton

February 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

For Stella Lindsey’s AP U.S. History students and John Davenport’s theater students, Thanksgiving break 2016 will kick off with an exciting trip to Chicago to see the hit broadway musical “Hamilton.”   “This trip grew from suggestions from our students,” Lindsey said. Two students ...

‘Room’ must-see Oscar contender

‘Room’ must-see Oscar contender

Margie Morgan, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

“Room” has become a leading Oscar contender, and after seeing it, I completely understand why. The movie centers around Ma, a young woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and locked in a garden shed, and her 5-year-old son, Jack. Room is a fantastic and moving film. The direction is exceptional,...

Undertale- Reading this review fills you with determination

Undertale- Reading this review fills you with determination

Carter Diggs, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The video game industry in 2015 was dominated primarily by AAA open world games.  Large, corporately-published games Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Fallout 4, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt received so much attention and praise from consumers and the media throughout the year, completely dominating...

Winter Formal dance takes place despite threat of snow, ice

Winter Formal dance takes place despite threat of snow, ice

Caroline Crews, Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, News

Oxford High School’s annual Winter Formal dance took place on Jan. 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Powerhouse, and about 600 students attended the event in downtown Oxford.  Due to a threat of snow and icy roads on the night of the dance, there were worries beforehand that the danc...

Will Revenant performance land DiCaprio an Oscar?

Will Revenant performance land DiCaprio an Oscar?

Matt Simpson

January 25, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, News

In his nearly 27 years of working in the movie industry, Leonardo DiCaprio has never won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Despite starring in movies such as “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Django Unchained” (2012) and “Titanic” (1997), he has yet to add an Oscar to his array of other awards. ...

OHS freshmen get chance to see Romeo and Juliet live

OHS freshmen get chance to see Romeo and Juliet live

Mia Sinha

December 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

For generations, the work of Shakespeare has been a focus of study for high schoolers all over the world. Oxford High is no different. Oxford High’s English curriculum starts the freshmen off with a dose of Romeo and Juliet. For years Amanda Witt, a ninth-grade English teacher, has taught a segment...

Plenty of Christmas cheer to go around in these films

Plenty of Christmas cheer to go around in these films

Margie Morgan

December 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

With Christmas just around the corner, many people are looking to get in the holiday spirit. One way people can start getting ready for Christmas is watching Christmas movies. Oxford High senior Ally Weatherly’s favorite Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). “My favorite is mos...

New Star Wars flick must-see this holiday season

New Star Wars flick must-see this holiday season

Edward Morgan

December 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

The force is strong with this film. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have just been released, it has been anticipated since 2012 when Disney bought Star Wars.  Trailers and pictures have been teasing the film for more than a year, and the day to see it finally came on Dec. 17.   I bought my...

OHS students partake in December dance tradition

OHS students partake in December dance tradition

Carter Diggs

December 20, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

The Christmas season has returned to Oxford and has brought back along with it many of the old icons that we love and enjoy.   Among them are Frosty, Rudolph, and a very old figure that dates back longer than many of us have been alive, one that predates many of the now popular characters made famou...

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