• February 19The Golden Spirit dance clinic and tryouts will be from February 26 to March 1.

  • February 19Spring Break will be on March 11-17.

  • February 19Varsity Cheerleading tryouts will be on March 7-9.

The Warrior Beat

National School Walkout Day planned to protest gun violence

National School Walkout Day planned to protest gun violence

Alec Hudson, Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under National, News

In the wake of last weeks school shooting in Parkland, the organizers of the Women's March are planning a National School Walkout Day to protest the steady increase in gun violence. They are encouraging teachers and students to walkout of their classroom to "demand" Congress put an end to these heinous...

Parkland, Florida site of latest school shooting

Parkland, Florida site of latest school shooting
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Matthew Williams, Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under National, News

Fourteen students and three adults were killed in the latest mass shooting in a high school on Valentine's Day. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 and smoke grenades. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, 19, was recently expelled...

The New York Times CEO believes Print journalism has around 10 years left

The New York Times CEO believes Print journalism has around 10 years left

Brand Thaggard, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under National, News

The CEO of the New York Times, Mark Thompson, believes that print journalism has  10 years left, at least in their company. Thompson says he would like print paper to "survive and thrive as long as it can." The end of print journalism for the New York Times would not mean the end of journalism as a...

Big Mac Burger Bling

Big Mac Burger Bling

Brad Humphreys, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under National, News

McDonald's is hosting a giveaway for the, "Bling Mac" which is a diamond encrusted stackable ring resembling a Big Mac that amounts to $12,500. Along with the ring, the winner will also receive a check for $4,286 to complement their new seven layer bling. The ring was designed by the famous jewelry...

100,000 sign petition to reverse SnapChat update

100,000 sign petition to reverse SnapChat update

Kathryn Thaggard, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under National, News

SnapChat users are not happy with the app's newest update.  Now they are taking a stand by signing an online petition. When SnapChat announced a new update in November, no one was expecting to hate it as much as they do.  According to many users, the app is now difficult to use and defeats the purposes...

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Keg and Barrel is opening a new location in West Hattiesburg

Bella Massenburg, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Local, News

A second Keg and Barrel is opening near the Target shopping center in West Hattiesburg. The owner of the restaurant, John Neal, created a Facebook post on January 31 saying the new Keg and Barrel will open in the fall of 2018. Neal's two partners in the Keg and Barrel West location, Diana Pennington...

Oak Grove High ranks in top 10 percent of country

Oak Grove High ranks in top 10 percent of country

John Shutze, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, School

Oak Grove High School was awarded a silver medal by US News & World Report for reaching the top 10 percent of all high schools in the U.S. Out of over 22,000 public schools nationwide,Oak Grove High is currently ranked 2,572. OGHS also ranked fourth in the state, with only four other Mississippi...

19 year old mother-to-be accidentally shot by father

19 year old mother-to-be accidentally shot by father

Payne Petro, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Local, News

An unnamed, 19 year old, pregnant woman was accidentally shot in the back by her father in Rankin County. The Rankin County Police Department received an emergency call just after 11:00 a.m. reporting that the woman had been shot in the back by her father's hunting rifle. It is said that the woman came...

French train crash leads to deaths and injuries of students

French train crash leads to deaths and injuries of students

Abby Weir, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under National, News

An accident involving a train and school bus has lead to multiple deaths and numerous injuries in southern France. The crash occurred when a school bus full of high school aged students was broadsided by a train on a level crossing. The bus was cut in two, and at least four students aboard the bus were...

Surgeon Simon Bramhall burns his initials into patients’ livers

Surgeon Simon Bramhall burns his initials into patients’ livers

Anna Simmons, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under National, News

British surgeon, Simon Bramhall, pleaded guilty to signing his initials into two different patients organs while performing a transplant surgery. At Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday, December 13, Simon Bramhall confessed to "two counts of assault by beating relating to incidents on 9 February and...

Civitan’s “Dashing Through the Glow” 5k

Civitan’s “Dashing Through the Glow” 5k

Emmie Perkins, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, School

Jr. Civitan or “Tribe” is hosting their first ever “Dashing Through the Glow” tacky Christmas glow run. The 5k will take place at the high school on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 PM. Participants will report to the student parking lot and begin the race by the cafeteria and run for a total 3.1...

Suicide bomber injures three in New York subway station

Suicide bomber injures three in New York subway station

John Shutze, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under National, News

A suicide bomber detonated a pipe bomb on a New York subway station, injuring himself and three others. The homemade pipe bomb detonated prematurely around 7:40 a.m. on Monday morning. The attacker was identified as 27 year old Akayed Ullah, a Bangladesh native who moved to the U.S. seven years ago. According...

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