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New Art club gives place to express, create

New Art club gives place to express, create

Grace Logan, staff writer
August 23, 2017
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Seniors Lauren Chandler and Neely Mullen have started À Crea, a new art club offered to students this school year, in order to provide an outlet for students and their art. The name, meaning “to create” in Haitian Creole, was decided by the two when first coming up with ideas for the club. “We...

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

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

Emma Scott, News Editor
May 1, 2017
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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...

Rock signs with UWA, puts injury behind him

Rock signs with UWA, puts injury behind him

Jared Redding, Sports Editor
April 15, 2017
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Plenty of star power has been produced within the OHS track and cross country programs throughout their tradition rich history. One athlete among that star power recently made it official in order to compete at the next level. Rock signed with the University of West Alabama to continue his track and...

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
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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...

Two OHS students, Middle East natives stress unity after Trump’s executive order

Two OHS students, Middle East natives stress unity after Trump’s executive order

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, staff writer
February 28, 2017
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It was a controversial national story, but for two OHS students, it hit home. On Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for three months. Meanwhile, people from countries such...

Sneed receives OHS Teacher of the Year award

Sneed receives OHS Teacher of the Year award

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
February 7, 2017
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Being a teacher was not Lindsey Sneed’s original plan. After attending Itawamba Community College and then Ole Miss, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing. However, she soon encountered a problem; she had graduated during a recession. “I...

Johnson contributes to church as youth minister, musician

Johnson contributes to church as youth minister, musician

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
December 13, 2016
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Preaching and music are twin passions for senior Xakylan Johnson, who serves as a youth minister, youth choir director, and musician at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Three years ago, Johnson was chosen to be youth minister at his church and preached what he considers his initial...

Collier performs unique job, makes promotional videos for toy company

Collier performs unique job, makes promotional videos for toy company

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
December 5, 2016
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In 2015, junior Trent Collier took a job with a company called Zing Toys.  He is one of about 15 other people, known as the Zingshot Team, who make promotional videos for the company. Each month, Zing Toys sends Collier their newest models of toys, specifically toy bows and crossbows. Collier then...

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
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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 ...

Parrish, Kuntz double as PA announcers around town

Parrish, Kuntz double as PA announcers around town

Caroline Crews, Features Editor
November 4, 2016
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For OHS teachers Daniel Parrish and Tyler Kuntz, speaking is their business. They speak in academic tones in the classroom, but in their lives as Public Address (PA) announcers for sporting events, their speech becomes bold and animated. Parrish is the PA announcer for Oxford Charger varsity football,...

Exclusive: Oxford resident, Holocaust survivor speaks out for first time

Exclusive: Oxford resident, Holocaust survivor speaks out for first time

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief
November 1, 2016
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At the age of seven, Otto Puttman experienced anti-semitism in the highest form, was driven out of his home country, and began to prepare for the storm that was to come. At age eleven, he was ripped from his family, friends, and community, and was forced into the midst of the deadliest genocide in...

Crews taking skills high into sky

Crews taking skills high into sky

Molly Archer, Staff Writer
November 1, 2016
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Oxford High School senior Battle Crews takes his talents to new heights this year. He has been working to acquire his pilot license at Air Venture Flight School in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  After he earns his license, Battle hopes to join the University of Mississippi’s Air Force ROTC program. “For...

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