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Freedom Summer- Commemorating 50 Years

Freedom Summer- Commemorating 50 Years

Fifty years this June marks the anniversary for the beginning of a vital period in Mississippi history. This event marked a change in social equalities that impacted the entire United States and is known as Freedom Summer. Freedom summer, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project, was a non-violent civil rights movement that took place […]

Out With the Old Wal-Mart, In With the New…

Out With the Old Wal-Mart, In With the New…

     If you’ve had the chance to drive through Locust Street in Oxford, you’ve probably noticed that something is a little out of the ordinary recently: the building that used to be the old Wal-Mart is now reduced to a pile of rubble. The plan? To build a multitude of new buildings that will […]

Miami Holds Human Rights and Social Justice Program

Miami Holds Human Rights and Social Justice Program

On the week of November 18-21, Miami University held their 10th annual Human Rights and Social Justice program. The purpose of the program was to raise awareness about social, cultural, and economic human rights violations, and promote social justice action/advocacy. Student and local organizations shared information about their work related to social justice and human […]

Dakota’s Roadhouse

Dakota’s Roadhouse

 A new restaurant has become the only roadhouse in Oxford. Dakota’s Roadhouse recently opened its doors at 325 South College Avenue in Oxford. Dakota’s Roadhouse features Western decor and an elaborate menu with all the typical food expected of a western-style restaurant. This includes burgers, steaks, prime rib, seafood, barbeque, as well as soft and […]

Hope for Oxford Landmark After All

Hope for Oxford Landmark After All

It stands cold and empty, its marquee blank and its seats unwarmed. The Princess 4 Theater in Uptown Oxford’s Historic District has been closed since November 25th, 2012, and now, at long last, it may have a future ahead of it. The Princess closed its doors almost a year ago when Alliance Entertainment sold 25 […]

Fresh Baked Cookies Delivered to Your Door

Fresh Baked Cookies Delivered to Your Door

The doors open and the smell of grandma’s homemade cookies wafts out and electrifies the  senses of everyone who walks by. Could it be grandma? No. It’s Justin Craney and his crew in their new uptown shop, Baked Sweets. Craney started Baked Sweets alongside his fiance, Jennifer Ward, and Quiznos’ owner Justin Elgie. Baked Sweets, […]

Oxford Kinetics Festival

Oxford Kinetics Festival

The Oxford Kinetics Festival, an event started by art teacher Jim McWilliams, is held every year here in our small town of Oxford, Ohio. “I wanted to make Oxford a little weird,” said McWilliams.  In this festival, part race, part parade and part obstacle course, anything goes.  Art students here at Talawanda turn old bikes […]

Local Artist to Design Sculpture with Talawanda Art Students

Local Artist to Design Sculpture with Talawanda Art Students

This week a group of select art students from Talawanda will have the privilege to work with local artist Alysia Fischer to design and construct a new site-specific sculpture for the rotunda here at THS. A project Art teacher Jim McWilliams says he wishes to do every two years.  “I want art to be a […]

Roethlisberger Throws His Cap

Roethlisberger Throws His Cap

Ben Roethlisberger graduated in our backyard on Sunday, May 6th with a Bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University. He was accompanied by his wife, parents and grandmother. Roethlisberger was 4 courses shy of graduation when he was drafted into the NFL in 2004. The Steelers’ quarterback played Miami University Football as a RedHawk and […]

Working Against Discrimination

Working Against Discrimination

The Gay-Straight Alliance, a new group at Talawanda High School, is working toward a better understanding of diversity at school and in the Oxford community. Juniors Austin Clark and Audrey Macneil founded the club, saying that it began with very little interests for themselves. “We started for signatures last semester, and it basically went from […]