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Family

Sarah Small, Editorialist
March 21, 2016
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What is family? As a child reading P.D. Eastman’s “Are you my mother?” I thought the answer was obvious. My mother was the woman who raised me, the woman who changed my diapers, the woman who picked me up from daycare, the woman who fed my Sesame Street obsession, and the woman who knew I could...

Make the Most of Your Time

Karina Collins, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
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When we were in high school we couldn’t wait to be in college. Now that we are at Oxford we can’t wait until we get to main campus, and once we are there many of us are going to be looking forward to starting a career or going to graduate school. But what about the transition time that we tend to...

Politics, Kendrick Lamar, and the Grammys

Politics, Kendrick Lamar, and the Grammys

Fabilha Anam, Staff Writer
February 21, 2016
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Along with Bey’s controversy at the Superbowl, Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Grammy’s was seen as “anti-white” or “anti-police” for  pointing out the injustices that Blacks face in America. What unfolded in three acts instead was the progressive glorification of “black culture,”...

Please Don’t Move to Canada (Responsible Democracy)

Please Don’t Move to Canada (Responsible Democracy)

Samantha Flaugher, Staff Writer
February 15, 2016
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I hear these words a lot around election season: “If [insert presidential candidate] wins, then I’m moving to [insert alternative first world country with its own set of problems].”   This time around I’m hearing it more and more often. Considering we’ve replaced the likes of McCain, R...

Inside the Mind of an Upcoming Rap Star: BOREGARD

Inside the Mind of an Upcoming Rap Star: BOREGARD

Alex Adeseye, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Bockarie Amara, commonly known by his alias Boregard, is a witty rapper from Henry County, GA. His music emphasizes lyricism and flow, and his content typically focuses on daily struggles. Boregard has performed at many locations throughout Atlanta; as an Oxford alumnus and former KPN member, he is w...

It’s The End of the Beginning of the Beginning of the End

It’s The End of the Beginning of the Beginning of the End

Charlie Christopher, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
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It may seem hard to believe, but the 2016 Presidential Election is just getting started. Yes, we may have been talking about it for eleven months now (the first candidate announced their run in March 2015), but the real fun is just beginning. Today is the Iowa Caucus, in which a rural Midwestern state that does...

What Hate Breeds

What Hate Breeds

Samantha Flaugher, Staff Writer
January 25, 2016
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   Turn on any news station and watch long enough, and you’re bound to see Donald Trump. He’s everywhere, literally, you can’t escape. Between the people who love him, the people who fear him, and the ones who are too busy making memes out of him to care, he has come to dominate both tradi...

License to Kill

License to Kill

Sarah Small, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
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To date, twenty-three James Bond films have been released. Each additional movie succeeds the last with additional carnage, bombs, and death tolls, as the world’s favorite British assassin travels the world, murdering to the admiration of the nearest female.  Perhaps it is penis envy which su...

Acceptable Consumerism Day

Joshua Chen, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
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In the realm of particle physics, antimatter is “matter composed of antiparticles.” Antiparticles share the same mass as ordinary particles, but have opposite charges. When antiparticles collide with particles, they are both annihilated, giving off high-energy gamma rays. If Thanksgiving is a...

50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Before Reading This Article

Charlie Christopher, Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
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Ah, Thanksgiving Break. A wonderful chance to sit back, relax, eat things, spend time with family, and not study at all. Or not. Whatever works for you. Regardless, in the name of good fun, I have provided for your personal amusement a collection of fifty unusual facts that I suspect you didn’...

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