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Oxford Pride: Spirit Week

Oxford Pride: Spirit Week

Monica Sharma, Staffwriter
April 22, 2015
Filed under Student Life

The best time for an Oxford tour guide to give a tour is in the middle of Spirit Week. Oxford is transformed into a college where people actually hang out on the quad, and not just to be extras in an Ed Helms movie! This year, students were even more inclined to sit outside on the grass and relax because...

Pura Vida

Pura Vida

Monica Lefton, Staffwriter
March 24, 2015
Filed under Student Life

While many students went home for Spring Break, some of Oxford’s Spanish and Anthropology students explored a completely new culture. “I had [traveled] to India with my family before, but nothing like this. There was definitely culture shock at first, especially because there was a language barrier,...

De-Stressing the Most Stressful Time of the Semester

De-Stressing the Most Stressful Time of the Semester

Richard Feng
March 5, 2015
Filed under Student Life

That time of the semester has come. The time that every student dreads: finals week. During finals week and the week or two leading up to this time, stress levels shoot through the roof. The library, Phi Gamma, and study lounges throughout the dorms are noticeably busier. The entire atmosphere of the...

Five Ways to Tackle Midterm Stress

Layla Tajmir, Staffwriter
March 5, 2015
Filed under Student Life

The signs are everywhere. Students in pajamas, carrying huge cups of coffee and piles of textbooks to their preferred study area of choice. The library is overflowing, teachers are mobbed at office hours, and SI sessions have record attendance rates.   It’s upon us once again: midterm season....

Fighting Hunger, One Dooley Dollar At A Time

Fighting Hunger, One Dooley Dollar At A Time

Monica Lefton
February 23, 2015
Filed under Student Life

An Oxford student walks into the Ox Grill around 11 PM on Thursday February 12th. The cashier rings him up for many items, including tomato soup, peanut butter crackers, a fruit cup and lemonade. He isn’t making a late night snack run, though. He’s donating his Dooley Dollars to a local food shelt...

Cali-orgia

Cali-orgia

Monica Lefton, Staffwriter
December 8, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Roughly 2,453 miles separate Georgia and California, two different states on two different coasts. Georgia runs three hours ahead of California, being in the Eastern Time, instead of the Pacific. This means while families here are sitting down to a 7 o’clock dinner, Cali kids are just starting their...

Lighting Up the Town

Ariana Schoenholz, Staffwriter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Student Life

There has been a general buzz of excitement on campus as we approach the holidays. This past Thursday, the town of Covington ushered in the holiday season with the Lighting of the Square. The Lighting of the Square has been a Covington tradition for over 50 years and serves as an opportunity for the...

Let the Thanksgiving Countdown Begin

Let the Thanksgiving Countdown Begin

Richard Feng, Staffwriter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Student Life

864,000 seconds. This amount of time, which can also be represented as 10 meager days, is approximately how time remains standing between us students and Thanksgiving Break. Ever since the four-day recess of Fall Break, students have been eying and counting down the days to the next major break to...

All Aboard the Ship to Fall Formal

All Aboard the Ship to Fall Formal

Monica Sharma, Staffwriter
November 24, 2014
Filed under Student Life

As students sailed past the midpoint of the semester, the Student Activities Committee organized the perfect stress reliever right before finals: Fall Formal. The theme was “A Naughtycal Night,” and everyone was dressed to impress. At 8PM, Oxford students boarded shuttles headed for downtown Atlanta....

A night to ‘Xperience’

A night to ‘Xperience’

Monica Lefton, Staffwriter
November 9, 2014
Filed under Student Life

The room is pitch black. Applause erupts from the seats in Williams Hall. A single spotlight drops down on tonight’s host, Leigh Johnson. She explains that tonight, Friday, November 7, 2014, is the African and Caribbean Student Union’s (ACSU) performance, titled “Xperience.” As the show beings,...

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