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Column: No Tim Burton, diversity doesn’t need a reason

Column: No Tim Burton, diversity doesn’t need a reason

Carter Diggs, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

I remember sitting down somewhere along the Square with a friend one day, discussing books we liked to read.  Eventually the Heroes of Olympus books by Rick Riordan came up, including the most recent release, The House of Hades.  Our conversation eventually came to the obvious talking point: Nico, a...

Dress code enforcement relaxes in order to increase instructional time

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Dress codes are always a hassle, not only for females, who typically have the strictest policies, but for everyone in the school. Oxford High School has recently eased up on their semi-strict dress code. Although it is still written in the student handbook, teachers are supposed to use their judgement ...

Column: Kaepernick invoking change is justifiable

September 8, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions, Uncategorized

Colin Kaepernick, a name once looked at as one of the great players of the NFL, is now being talked about for a new reason. On Sunday, Kaepernick vowed that he would no longer stand during the singing of the national anthem and he’s been stirring up controversy ever since. Kaepernick stated...

Editorial: Oxford weeps together

Editorial: Oxford weeps together

Davis McCool, Editor-In-Chief

August 16, 2016


Filed under Home, News, Opinions

This past Sunday, every citizen of this town felt the loss of three wonderful couples, but none more so than the eleven children who went to bed Sunday night for the first time without parents. Agony for so many has just become a reality, and six gaping holes now leave a void in the tight-knit Oxford...

COLUMN: Seniors deserve ‘skip day’

COLUMN: Seniors deserve ‘skip day’

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Senior skip day is a common occurrence that has been engraved in high schools throughout the United States. This practice is not approved by schools and the absence goes down as an unexcused absence. With that being said, a decent number of students participate in this annual “skip day.” Even som...

COLUMN: Canceling concerts might not be best answer

COLUMN: Canceling concerts might not be best answer

Carter Diggs, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, and many other well-respected musicians all over the country have cancelled concert dates in both North Carolina and Mississippi.   The reason?  The ever-so-talked-about House Bill 2 for North Carolina and House Bill 1523 for Mississippi.  With the comin...

COLUMN: Puppies more adorable than babies

COLUMN: Puppies more adorable than babies

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

People love things that are cute. We all do. Go find the toughest guy in the world and he will probably secretly love puppies. For a long time, people have argued about whether puppies or babies are more cuter. Let me go ahead and break this down for you. Puppies are, by far, cuter than babies...

OPINION: Pizza, a love column for all

OPINION: Pizza, a love column for all

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Have you ever eaten pizza? The odds are you have, and if you have not, I feel bad for you. Pizza is wonderful, truly. It comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The possibilities with pizza are endless, with toppings being abundant. Pizza is probably the greatest food ever made in the history of human ...

Primary elections tear through state

Primary elections tear through state

Davis McCool

March 8, 2016


Filed under News, Politics

The political fever has finally reached the deep south, and that means it is time to cast votes for political party nominees. This election has been caked by anti-establishment vs. establishment battles that have ravaged both parties, led by entrepreneur Donald Trump on the Republican side, and Senator...

COLUMN: Social security needs change

COLUMN: Social security needs change

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Prior to the Great Depression, the United States was not a welfare state. A welfare state is defined as a state that can and will provide for the basic necessities of survival for its people regardless of their employment status. The U.S. was almost entirely “hands-off” when it came to governmen...

COLUMN: Like it or not, Trump to stay

COLUMN: Like it or not, Trump to stay

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Uncategorized

Walking down the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, or even the halls of Oxford High School, everyone knows Donald Trump. With his lavish investments, gold-plated aircraft, and questionable hairstyle, “The Donald” is known around the globe. You have to give it to the guy, for he sure gets...

COLUMN: The good with the bad of flex

COLUMN: The good with the bad of flex

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Beginning just a few weeks into the third quarter at Oxford High School, the administration began what is called a “flex schedule.” Flex schedule is relatively simple at face-value, with all classes being three minutes shorter than they usually are, culminating in a 27-minute “flex” period wh...

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