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Athletes' parents protest suspensions, call for equality in school policies

A group of parents showed up at the Oct. 8 Oxford School Board meeting to protest the recent suspensions of student athletes who got in trouble for drinking alcohol, doing illegal drugs or using tobacco products at some parties around town....more >>

NHS inducts 51 new members

Oxford High School's Freda Quayle Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 51 new members last week. NHS Adviser Josh Budden said it was the largest group of inductees in the chapter's 52-year history....more >>
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Shh...Scientists at work

Every spring and every fall, like clockwork, Oxford Middle School's sixth-graders leave the comfortable confines of their classrooms to get a little wet and a little dirty in the great outdoors, all in the name of science....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
1964: Jean Paul Satre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1966: The Soviet Union launches Luna 12 for orbit around the moon
1972: Operation Linebacker I, the bombing of North Vietnam with B-52 bombers, ends. The war in neighboring Cambodia goes from bad to worse.