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Mitchell crowned homecoming queen, National Merit Semifinalist

Mitchell crowned homecoming queen, National Merit Semifinalist

Lauren Bial, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


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Senior Lily Mitchell has been very busy lately. Not only is she a varsity player on the volleyball team, but she was also crowned Homecoming Queen Thursday night, Oct. 5. A week before that, she was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Lily Mitchell first joined volleyball in seventh grade. She had been playing ...

Stewart brings supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims

Stewart brings supplies to Hurricane Harvey  victims

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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Jennifer Stewart, sister of OHS teacher Kim Austin, is driving a truck full of donated supplies to Texas to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey which made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 25, and caused extreme flooding. Stewart witnessed the devastation of a hurricane firsthand during Hurricane Katr...

Lowe battles breast cancer, receives student support

Lowe battles breast cancer, receives student support

Anna Barrett, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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Chances are, if you have ever stepped foot into Oxford High School, you know Barbara Lowe; what many don’t know is that  her life recently took a sharp turn. On Aug. 28, Lowe was diagnosed with breast cancer, and just like that, her life was forever changed. Lowe has already begun treatment for her ...

New cross country course completed, ready for races

New cross country course completed, ready for races

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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Typically, the Oxford High School and Oxford Middle School cross country teams have only be able to run their races on other schools’ courses. Now, they will be able to host some races in Oxford as a new cross country course has just been built. "One of my favorite parts about running is noticing your surr...

Bankston introduces new Chess club to students

Bankston introduces new Chess club to students

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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As the year continues, more clubs are starting up, including Oxford High’s first official Chess Club sponsored by English teacher Ryne Bankston. The club is open to novices, experts and anyone else that is remotely interested in playing Chess. “There’s this kind of surprising pocket of Chess...

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...

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