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

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

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


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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...

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

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

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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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


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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...

Oxford golf uses record breaking second round to win state championship

Oxford golf uses record breaking second round to win state championship

Grant Daniels, Sports Editor

May 4, 2018


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  The Oxford Charger golf team came away victorious in the 6A state championship at Lake Caroline Golf Club in Madison, Miss. on Wednesday and Thursday. Over the two days, Oxford compiled a school-record score of 585 (+9), beating second-place Northwest Rankin by 14 strokes who shot 599 (+23). Juniors...

Library earns grant for 3D printer for students, teachers

Library earns grant for 3D printer for students, teachers

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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OHS librarian Amanda Osborne recently received a grant for a 3D printer, which will be placed in the library. A demonstration for how the printer works took place in the commons on April 18. Osborne feels that students will benefit greatly from the printer being available to them. “3D printing is...

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


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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


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“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 ...

Oxford tennis state championship streak ends at 10, Chargers fall to Madison Central

Oxford tennis state championship streak ends at 10, Chargers fall to Madison Central

Grant Daniels, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018


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The streak is over. After winning ten consecutive state championships, the Oxford Charger tennis team was eliminated in the second round by Madison Central, 5-2, on Thursday at John Leslie Tennis Courts. The loss marked the first ever playoff loss for the Oxford tennis team. The Chargers finished the...

Student artists win top prizes for photography

Student artists win top prizes for photography

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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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...

BREAKING NEWS: Sinkhole appears behind OHS football stadium press box

BREAKING NEWS: Sinkhole appears behind OHS football stadium press box

Walker Bailey, sports writer

April 17, 2018


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A sinkhole has appeared behind the press box at Bobby Holcomb Field on the Oxford Middle School campus. The sinkhole is directly underneath the press box and was caused by water runoff from higher ground.  “We will meet with an engineer and assess the damage,” OSD Athletic Director Michael M...

Sibling duos compete at regional, state science fairs

Sibling duos compete at regional, state science fairs

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

April 16, 2018


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Siblings are often compared to each other, but for these siblings, science seems to run in the family. At the both the regional and state science fairs this year, many different siblings took the top prizes. “I won the Justice Manning Award for Environmental Excellence, it’s just like an environmental...

Softball recognizes Lowe in annual “Strike Out for a Cure” game

Softball recognizes Lowe in annual “Strike Out for a Cure” game

Grace Logan, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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The annual “Strike Out for a Cure” softball game against Lafayette Commodores honored Oxford School District’s very own Dr. Barbara Lowe. The “Strike Out for a Cure” game is hosted every year at Lafayette High School by head coach Katie Jenkins and her team. This is softball head coach Tabitha...

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