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American Sign Language allows for better opportunities

American Sign Language allows for better opportunities

Nadeen Al-Ostaz, Junior Features Editor, Junior Business Manager

April 25, 2019


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Around the world many languages are spoken, ranging from Japanese to Arabic to English to Spanish. It has been scientifically proven that learning foreign languages allows different parts of the brain to function and think, and on top of that, languages also allow people to connect with others. Howeve...

OHS Debate Team hosts National Qualifying tournament, Cizdziel advances to nationals

OHS Debate Team hosts National Qualifying tournament, Cizdziel advances to nationals

Grace Logan, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019


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OHS Speech and Debate team hosted the National Qualifying tournament last weekend for the state of Mississippi. The team had much success with senior Siena Cizdziel continuing to nationals. “In each state, in each district, we have qualifying tournament in debate, in speech and interpretation ev...

Alliance of American Football will be successful in opening year

Alliance of American Football will be successful in opening year

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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Seven weeks into its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has been a successful experiment so far in giving players the chance to play professional football. Many football players who never made it the the National Football League (NFL) or were not able to stay on an NFL roster ...

New show ‘Shrill’ relatable, coming-of-age tale

New show ‘Shrill’ relatable, coming-of-age tale

Klaria Holmes, Opinions Editor

March 22, 2019


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Hulu’s newest Hulu Original show, "Shrill," is quite possibly what mainstream America has been needing. The show, named after the book it’s adapted from, is the story of Annie, a full-figured journalist who’s trying her hardest to balance her life and self-concept in a world full of people w...

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

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

Heath Stevens, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


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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...

Media handles tragedies unprofessionally, often glorifying attacker

Media handles tragedies unprofessionally, often glorifying attacker

Lauren Bial, Associate Editor

March 20, 2019


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By the time the gunman began opening fire in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, he had already released his lengthy manifesto and was now live-streaming the massacre through a body cam. The attack was carefully planned, and even more carefully planned to make it go as viral as possible. It cam...

OHS Unified Sports team vs. Oxford Police Department basketball game ends in tie

OHS Unified Sports team vs. Oxford Police Department basketball game ends in tie

Preston Hooker, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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During lunch on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, members of the Oxford Police Department (OPD) took on the OHS Unified Sports basketball team in a bit of friendly competition. The OPD got off to a strong start, building a 16 point lead in the first quarter. However, led by the lights out shooting of junior ...

Mock trial team achieves goal, scores fourth place at state competition

Mock trial team achieves goal, scores fourth place at state competition

Eve Gershon, Features Editor, Business Manager

March 7, 2019


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On March 1-2, the OHS mock trial team competed in the state competition and achieved fourth place overall. “Our case was a civil law suit about whether or not a high school baseball player intentionally hit another player, which resulted in them losing their career and future earnings,” senior Grac...

O’Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

O’Connor faces adversity, finds success in soccer

Walker Bailey, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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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 ...

13 OHS seniors named National Merit Finalists

13 OHS seniors named National Merit Finalists

Grace Logan, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


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13 OHS seniors have been announced as National Merit Finalists. These seniors include Claire Pearson, Meredith Goza, Eve Gershon, Gillian Meyers, Sydney Rester, Siena Cizdziel, Marawan Elghory, Maggie Livingston, Brannan Kovachev, Jack Ligon, Preston Hooker, Jackson Dear and Anneke Buskes.  “I was pretty excited I mean it is something ...

Nash selected as finalist for National Tennis Coach of the Year

Nash selected as finalist for National Tennis Coach of the Year

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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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...

Charger Crossword Puzzle Answers

Charger Crossword Puzzle Answers

Eve Gershon, Features Editor, Business Manager

February 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Home

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