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Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Daniel Parrish

History teacher Daniel Parrish and his wife Lana Parrish smile in front of Wrigley Field. Daniel Parrish teaches history and coaches baseball for OHS.

Rosie Frugé, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with history teacher Daniel Parrish, who is also one of the Oxford High School Baseball coaches, to learn more about his life and his love for baseball.  Q: So, what are a few things you would tell someone who didn’t know you about yourself? A: Well, I grew up in ...

Mississippi native pursues musical dream, unsure of future

Andrew Newman works on his music in his bedroom in Hattiesburg, Miss.. Majority of his music if recorded and produced here.

Ellis Farese, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2019

Andrew Newman is beginning his senior year at Ole Miss, but his college extracurriculars have been pretty different from most other students. Newman writes and produces his songs under the name “Lo Noom” and has played venues in Oxford such as Proud Larry’s, Lost Dog Coffee, and the m...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Xin Shi

Chinese teacher Xin Shi smiles and poses with her two children and husband. Shi teaches Chinese at Oxford High School.

Heath Stevens, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with Chinese teacher Xin Shi, who is new to the district this year, to learn more about her life and her transition from living in China to living in America. Q: Where were you born? A: I was born in China. In a city called Dalian. It's a seashore city. Q: What was yo...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Kevin Jones

Art teacher Kevin Jones stands and smiles with his family in a selfie. Jones moved to Oxford this year in order to become the new art teacher.

Ada Grace Perry, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with new Art Teacher Kevin Jones to learn more about his life and his transition to Oxford. Q: Where are you originally from? A: I’m originally from Hernando. Q: Did you just move to Oxford? If not, how long have you lived here? A: I did. I just moved here because of...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Keith Scruggs

Broadcast Journalism teacher Keith Scruggs helps freshman Joel David Montgomery with one of the broadcast cameras. Scruggs has taught for six years, but this is his first year teaching at OHS.

Heath Stevens, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with Broadcast Journalism teacher Keith Scruggs, who has been teaching for six years, to learn more about his life and his transition from working at banks to teaching at OHS. Q: What was your childhood like? A: Pretty typical. I grew up in Sardis in Senatobia, M...

O’Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

O'Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

Walker Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

The last time senior Morgan O’Connor took the field for the Oxford Charger soccer team, she knew that it would be bittersweet. A former Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year, O’Connor faced many ups and downs throughout her high school soccer career. During her freshman year, her mother Jennifer was ...

Nash selected as finalist for National Tennis Coach of the Year

Tennis coach Louis Nash smiles on the tennis court. Nash has been coaching at Oxford nineteen years.

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Tennis coach Louis Nash has been selected as one of eight finalists for the National Tennis Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).  Nash was named as a nominee by the Mississippi Association of Coaches in September.  With this season being his nineteenth year...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Logan Dodson

Logan Dodson poses with his wife, Kelsey, and son, William 'Still' after a football game. Dodson recently got married and had a child.

Wesley Warrington, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The Charger staff sat down with math teacher, Logan Dodson, who was recently married and had a child, to learn more about his life and the new life changes he has.  Q: Where are you from? A: I went to high school in Birmingham, Alabama, but all my family lives in North Mississippi now. We moved arou...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Amanda Gulledge

Amanda Gulledge poses with her kids, Fisher and Emory. Gulledge is new to the school district this year, and she and her children commute from Bruce, Mississippi each morning.

Rosie Frugé, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

The Charger staff sat down with art teacher Amanda Gulledge, who is new to the school district, to learn more about her life and what she did before teaching at OSD. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up in Bruce, Mississippi. After college, I moved back there and have taught art in Calhoun Count...

OHS alumnus returns to revive book club

Sami Thomason talks to the members of the book club during their first meeting. Thomason has returned to OHS to revive the book club that she was a part of when she was an OHS student.

Ellis Farese, Staff Writer

August 25, 2018

Sami Thomason, a 2011 graduate, has returned to OHS to revive a book club in association with Square Books, Jr. Thomason is a book seller and the social media coordinator at Square Books, Jr. When she was younger, she enjoyed participating in the book club, so she decided to bring it back. “[In...

Teacher Feature of the Month: Q&A with Amanda Witt

English Teacher Amanda Witt always dreamt of having a horse, and at the end of the fifth grade, when she moved, that dream came true. Her horse Patchy was an Appaloosa..

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018

The Charger staff sat down with English teacher Amanda Witt, who has been teaching for 13 years, to learn more about her and about her stay at Cambridge, her love for writing children’s novels or her childhood horse Patchy. Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher? A: I became a teacher bec...

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...

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