A New Mr. Oxford Crowned
February 4th marked a notable day in Oxford College. It was a day where test studying was (temporarily) dropped, Saturday plans were postponed, and students and faculty came together in Tarbutton Hall to witness a historic moment in Oxford College’s long line of traditions. Indeed, it was none other than the annual Mr. Oxford that brought together a crowd of more than 150 students. Charismatic hosts, Chelsea Cariker and Yedoye Travis, lightened the atmosphere in the room by starting the night off with humorous puns and suggestive innuendos.
JSU Bagel Fundraiser
On Friday, February 10, 2012, the Jewish Student Union raised $241.25 for the Jewish National Fund by giving away free New York style bagels from Bagel Palace to the Oxford College community and asking for donations.
In observing the Jewish religious holiday Tu Bishvat, the JSU raised money for the Aleh Negev project. Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday held on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shevat, which lies around early February on the Solar Calendar.
Killing the Original Vampires
On February 2, 2012, the CWTV hit show, The Vampire Diaries, took an unexpected turn. Though the love triangle of Elena Gilbert and the Salvatore brothers (Stefan and Damon) is about to re-arranged that’s not the main point of the series about the season three’s mid-season primary.
All vampires in the series have feared and loathed the “original vampires,” the first six vampires who were created by the original witch. The original vampires are the Michelson children and their father. Esther Michaelson, the original witch, turned her children and husband into vampires in order to protect them from the werewolves that were killing members of their Viking clan that had just landed in the New World. Esther could not turn into a vampire as vampires are considered an abomination of nature and witches are considered to be servants of nature.
Opinion: I Hate Valentine's Day :)
Yet another Valentine’s Day has approached. Oxford has been keeping the excitement of this day kind of low key, but those of us with eyes can see the girls in relationships practically bursting at the seams. While the handful of couples we have on campus will be blessedly enjoying a fluorescent-lit dinner at Lil’s, or a moonlight stroll down the quad, for the rest of us, V-day is simply another 24 hours of being single.
Eagles Hold on for Big Conference Win
Oxford College came through in a huge conference game against Middle Georgia Technical College on Tuesday night in front of many cheering fans. While the final score read 75-58, the game had a very tense feel throughout and it was not until about the lead ballooned to 20 with only a few minutes left that the Oxford faithful could breathe easy. Big performances by point guard Alex Ordu and forward Samuel Kim helped the Eagles hand the Titans their first loss. Ordu had 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists and Kim recorded another double-double for the Eagles, contributing 13 points and 14 rebounds. However, Eagles head coach Roderick Stubbs saw it as a battle on the boards more than anything else.