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Oxford neighborhood closing may lead to relocation for OSD students

Oxford neighborhood closing may lead to relocation for OSD students

Miranda Grayzel-Ward, staff writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Home, News

The closing of Riverside Place, one of Oxford’s only section 8 public housing complexes and home to several Oxford School District students, may lead to students being relocated from Oxford. Section 8 housing provides subsidized apartment complexes for low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled. In...

Indoor track teams start season on high note

Indoor track teams start season on high note

Cailyn Brock, Sports Writer

December 11, 2016


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Oxford High School’s indoor track teams traveled to Birmingham, AL, to compete in the 2016 Magic City Invitational on December 3 to begin their season. The results reflected the hard work that the team put in as the boys place second overall to Winfield and the girls come in third. The top finishers...

OHS band to play at Ole Miss basketball game

OHS band to play at Ole Miss basketball game

Eric Maddigan, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


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Over 100 students will be performing as part of the OHS band at the Ole Miss men’s basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 15, when the Rebels take on Murray State. “Ole Miss contacted Mr. Roberson about playing at the game because Ole Miss students are out for the holidays,” band director Mel Morse...

Knowledge Bowl team wins competition, advances to second round

Knowledge Bowl team wins competition, advances to second round

Caroline Crews, Features Editor

December 7, 2016


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On Dec. 1, five members of the OHS Quiz Bowl team competed in a competition in Memphis called Knowledge Bowl. Seniors Nitin Ankisetty, Shawn Chao, Tycho Jenkins, and Ash Hurdle, and junior Anish Ravishankar participated in the competition. The annual WREG Memphis News Channel 3 competition consists of...

Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” takes unexpected turn

Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” takes unexpected turn

Livvy Cohen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Home

One month ago, if you asked the average listener about Childish Gambino, alias for Donald Glover, most would say he’s an artist in the rap genre. As of Dec. 2nd with his new release “Awaken, My Love!,” Glover now has surpassed one genre and entered into R&B, funk, soul, rock, and experimental m...

Lady Chargers soccer off to impressive start

Lady Chargers soccer off to impressive start

Grant Daniels, Sports Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Home, Sports

Oxford girls soccer is underway as the red hot Chargers are off to an impressive 6-0 start under second year head coach Hunter Crane. In the start, they have absolutely dominated the competition thus far, scoring a total of 31 goals, averaging 5.2 goals per game while giving up just two goals all year...

Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Students participate in OHS Reading Fair

Eve Gershon, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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The trifold boards are out. The poster board markers are officially out of ink. It must be time for the Reading Fair. “It’s more than just sticking ideas or thoughts on a trifold board, but it’s a way that they (students) can really think about what they’re reading,” librarian Lynndy Hurdle...

“The Edge of Seventeen” unexpected heartbreaker

“The Edge of Seventeen” unexpected heartbreaker

Livvy Cohen, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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Hopes were held high as a new coming-of-age story hit the theaters this past week. The Edge of Seventeen was released on Nov. 18th, and the excitement surrounding it reached extreme after being compared to John Hughes movies by big publishers such as Rolling Stone magazine . As it was competing with ...

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


Filed under Features, Home

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 ...

Winter brings plethora of Powerhouse events

Winter brings plethora of Powerhouse events

Carter Diggs, Entertainment Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Home, News

In the wake of the phenomenally successful showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) has prepared many more events for students and families to enjoy.  As the weather grows colder and the holidays draw nearer, several seasonal activities have been established. For ...

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Ninth, tenth graders eligible for exemptions depending on MAP scores

Molly Archer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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Freshmen and sophomores are now able to receive exemptions on their English and math exams this school year, depending on their Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test scores. Principal Bradley Roberson developed a new policy that states if a student’s test scores were in the 80th percentile, which...

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

Staff Editorial: Inclusion, not division is way to move forward

November 28, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions

There is no denying that there are people who have become fearful after the election results came out, especially after others have already committed hateful actions across the country. On Nov. 14, Senior Class President Dany Morales took the courage to share his message on the announcements following...

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