VQV consumes time

Once a week during a flex free period, juniors gather in the college advising office for a VQV class designed to prepare students for the college process. College advisors have worked hard to prepare students for the college process and lower the stress associated with applying to college. However, recently, VQV has had its shortcomings. […]

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Conservative Speaker editorial

As the political atmosphere of our nation grows more and more tense, KO has made strong efforts to support civil discourse on campus. Both Mr. Gilyard and Mr. Dillow have made very supportive speeches at assemblies, encouraging respectful political conversations and debates. Clubs like the KO Conservative Diversity Club and Orange is the New Gray […]

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Evaluate responsibly

Often, teachers make it a point to ensure a productive and comfortable classroom environment for their students; however, no one is perfect, and there are often areas in which students feel their teacher could use some improvement. So, each department over the next few months will be sending out surveys for each student to review […]

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New year, new you

As the end of 2018 nears and New Year’s Eve comes around once again, there is something many of us probably take part in: making New Year’s resolutions! It’s the start of a long road to a new and improved you. Students specifically set goals for the new year in hopes of having better success […]

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Be thankful

At this time of year, when the days are shorter and the leaves begin falling off the trees, we often get too wrapped up in our school work and extracurricular activities; we forget to appreciate the little things we are so fortunate to have. It’s important for everyone to remember to pause and take a […]

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KO goes clubbing

Every year, the Upper School hosts a club fair where student leaders first inform the community about their club during a brief assembly,  then set up a sign-up booth for students in the caf. The fair presents a great opportunity for students to get involved in various clubs and to hear about everything that is […]

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Clarifying dress code

For as long as KO has been around, the school has upheld a dress code for both  students and teachers alike. Yet, confusion and misunderstandings remain regarding what is and what isn’t allowed to be worn at school. The main problem stems from how the student handbook explains the dress code. Students are to uphold […]

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Wasted student spaces

KO students are known to be very involved in the community, leading very busy lives. However, usually once a day, students have the opportunity to just take a moment and relax. Students often pour into the library during these periods to study and to socialize, forgetting about other designated student areas. The library is often […]

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SAAC is back

The Student Athletic Advisory Council better known around campus as “SAAC” is devoted to encouraging enthusiasm for sports here at Kingswood Oxford. Athletics play a huge role in the lives of KO students, and SAAC provides a place where they can advocate for their respective teams and communicate with the athletic board and each other. […]

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Never saved by the bell

The way the current Upper School schedule is set up leaves no passing time between classes. When one class technically ends the next one really begins, so teachers are meant to let students out of class about five minutes before the period actually ends. Students are rarely actually afforded these five minutes and must run […]

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