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Seuss was alive and well in Orion

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review A tall red and white striped hat perched alone, under a single spotlight, in the center of a darkened stage, greeted viewers as they entered the auditorium....more >>
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Business club readies students for a world after school

Around 20 students at Lake Orion High School are getting a head start on their business aspirations. DECA, an association of high school marketing students, is preparing for an international comptitions, which begin on April 28....more >>
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Got Talent?

ine Knob Elementary students do. They danced and sung during their talent show last Friday night. The audience was wowed by students playing the piano, the guitar and the drums. Adding to the memorable night were third-graders Joey Kennedy, Raymond Bush and Connor Ulrich dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies....more >>
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Frankenstein comes to life at Clarkston High

Conor Foley landed on his back from the throw and stood up on his feet quickly. "Again," he said approaching Nathan Larkins during rehearsal last Thursday. Foley plays Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Nathan Larkins is the Creature in the Clarkston High School Drama Club's presentation of "Frankenstein," adaptation by Victor Gialanella based on the book by Mary Shelley....more >>

K-9 search at OHS yields marijuana pipe, diet pills

As a result of an unannounced random drug search conducted last week at Oxford High School, two students will face disciplinary action. According to Principal Mike Schweig, a marijuana pipe was found in one student's locker....more >>
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Auto students take 2nd in state

Oxford High School seniors Conner Booth and Nick Welch work together like a finely-tuned engine that just rolled off a Detroit assembly line. That's why the two auto students took second place at the state finals of the annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition held April 13 at the Macomb Community College Expo Center in Warren....more >>

Oakland Schools expert to discuss college-readiness

The public and Oxford Community Schools Board of Education will get an opportunity to hear an explanation of MEAP scores and college-readiness from a member of Oakland Schools at their Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 25....more >>
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OES kids are so darned talented!

From singing and dancing to martial arts and gymnastics, Oxford Elementary students lit up the high school's Performing Art Center Friday evening with their wide array of special skills and talents....more >>
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Leonard Elementary wins 'Battle of the Books' again

Once again a team from Leonard Elementary brought home the gold in the 10th Annual Battle of the Books. They called themselves "The Page Flippers" and they scored 74 out of a possible 84 points to finish first at last week's district-wide competition held at the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center....more >>
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Was Humpty Dumpty murdered? OMS play spoofs crime drama genre

It's perhaps the most senseless and tragic case in the mixed-up world of nursery rhymes. One minute, Mr. Humpty Dumpty, a large egg-shaped fellow, was just innocently sitting on a wall, minding his own business....more >>
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Born January 28th
1706: John Baskerville, inventor of the hot-pressing method of printing.
1933: Susan Sontag, American essayist and novelist (The Style of Radical Will, Illness as a Metaphor).
January 28th
in history
1547: Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.
1757: Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.
1792: Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.
1871: Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1915: The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.