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Fortnite rises in popularity, students play game in new Esports club

Fortnite rises in popularity, students play game in new Esports club

Edward Brown, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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With over 45 million users playing and many Oxford High School students taking part, Fortnite has quickly become one of the most popular multiplayer games of 2018. The game incorporates a “last man standing” theme with elements of survival and fighting. One particular fan of Fortnite is junior...

Lady Chargers soccer fall to Madison Central in opening round of playoffs

Lady Chargers soccer fall to Madison Central in opening round of playoffs

Walker Bailey, Sports Writer

February 6, 2018


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The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer season has come to a close. After two periods of extra time and almost two golden goals the Lady Chargers fell to Madison Central 3-2 in the first round of playoffs. The team finished the season with a record of 15-7-1. “6A was a lot more physical,” head coach Hunter...

The Season: Oxford Basketball – Episode One (2018)

The Season: Oxford Basketball – Episode One (2018)

February 2, 2018


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A look behind the scenes of the Oxford High School Basketball team. Follow the team on their trip to Memphis as well as coach Tyler's 500th win vs Tupelo in this edition of "The Season." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2RBWhhLhU

Teen pregnancy rate continues to decrease in Lafayette county

Teen pregnancy rate continues to decrease in Lafayette county

Molly Archer, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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Mississippi has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the entire country. In 2015 alone, for every 1,000 teenage girls in Lafayette county, eight became a mother. According to Teen Health Mississippi, Lafayette county has the lowest number of teen pregnancies in all 82 Mississippi counties. Over...

More Than A Coach: The reality of living in the spotlight as the child of a coach

More Than A Coach: The reality of living in the spotlight as the child of a coach

Merrick McCool, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Home, Sports

Life is different with a coach as a father.  For many current and former students at Oxford High School, this is a reality. “It's my lifestyle. I’ve been born into it,” Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy Kennedy’s daughter, Kaitlyn Kennedy said, “It’s hard with adults and stuff watching...

Trump succeeds in historic State of the Union address

Trump succeeds in historic State of the Union address

Grant Daniels, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Home, Opinions, Politics

Last night, President Trump gave a powerful, historic speech in his first official State of the Union address. He deservingly went back to look at his many accomplishments in just a year and he also recognized individuals who had stories of hardship that should unite the parties. The president gave a...

Rap group Brockhampton’s “SATURATION III” is progressive, impressive

Rap group Brockhampton’s “SATURATION III” is progressive, impressive

Charlie Zediker, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Brockhampton, the collective rap group hailing from San Marcos, Texas, released “SATURATION III” on Dec. 15. This was their final installment of the “Saturation” trilogy. The alternative rap group, composed of members Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Russel Boring, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon, Mer...

Calhoon breaks season scoring record

Calhoon breaks season scoring record

Grace Logan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Oxford soccer player and senior Keaton Calhoon broke the season record for most goals scored by a single player during the Jan. 9 game against Tupelo High School. “Going into the game versus Tupelo, the only real feeling I felt was belief that we were going to go in strong and come out on top,”...

Wally takes job as district business manager, Beard takes over classes

Wally takes job as district business manager, Beard takes over classes

Eve Gershon, Features Editor

January 30, 2018


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When a new position opened up at Oxford School District’s main office, Algebra II and AP Statistics teacher Allison Wally decided to take the job and become the new business manager for the school. “The position came open in October, and it’s a position that needed to be filled even though it...

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

2018 is promising year for Peckham artist Cosmo Pyke

William Carrington, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Cosmo Pyke is a 19-year-old producer and singer who makes music he describes as “spacey, beautiful, and lazy.” Raised in Peckham, a south-east district of London, he learned how to play the guitar from his punk-rock mother, fostering an early love for music. He went to the BRIT School for Perform...

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album ‘M A N I A’

Fall Out Boy transitions to pop music, disappoints with new album ‘M A N I A’

Emmie Stevens, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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On Jan. 19 Fall Out Boy released its 6th studio album, “M A N I A,” which is its first album since 2015’s “American Beauty/American Psycho.” Although the album was decent, many long-time Fall Out Boy fans were disappointed by the new style of music that the band experimented with. Fans were...

BREAKING: Former OSD business manager arrested

BREAKING: Former OSD business manager arrested

Molly Archer, Editor-In-Chief, News Editor

January 25, 2018


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The former business manager for the Oxford School District was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of embezzlement. Charles Rainey, 46, allegedly embezzled $1,800 from the district and the investigation is still ongoing, according to Lieutenant Chris Case of the Oxford Police Department....

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