Things quickly changed following the news that students wouldn’t be returning to their schools, and employees would be transitioning to virtual jobs. Americans everywhere then realized they’d be braving a whole new world and reality.
It all happened so fast, and some are still trying to make sense of the necessary life changes they are experiencing since COVID-19 became a global threat. Different people are dealing with it in different ways and pondering what it all means.
Today, many young athletes who were planning on playing on Oxford Park Commission teams and participating in OPC events have put their plans on hold because of the novel coronavirus.
Practice social distancing, implement self-quarantine, wash your hands, don’t touch your face—these are phrases we have heard multiple times a day for the past month. However, a new phrase has entered our thoughts: contactless delivery.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, many people are now spending more time with their families. While it can sometimes be fun, it can also be challenging.
As classes shift to strictly online and students are advised to return to their permanent residences, many feel as if part of their college experience has been taken from them, while others struggle with the burgeoning rent crisis and sudden displacement due to dorm closure.
As Mississippi residents prepared for the impact of COVID-19, some began hoarding grocery and medical items, leaving store shelves empty and some residents without essential supplies in small towns.
With a record number of 3.3 million Americans filing for unemployment nationwide, unemployment offices are doing everything they can to stay afloat.
Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Those are the wise lyrics of an old Cinderella (the band, not the Disney character) ballad. Some high school and college students are now realizing that as they complete coursework at home and social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With many people practicing “social distancing” because of the coronavirus, it isn’t difficult to think about the many dystopian films that have been released over the years.
Often referred to by locals as a “hidden gem,” Satterfield’s Pottery is on the rise in Oxford due to the high demand of exquisite, handcrafted pottery.
Warriors come in many forms. Charlie Spillers is an unassuming man, but a warrior on many playgrounds. From Vietnam, to undercover agent, to prosecuting the highest level criminals on the planet, he’s also an author.
A Water Valley seamstress is taking a classic artform and refashioning it in her own unique way.
Some Oxford citizens have turned the joy of creating art into a business. Studio Whimzy, an art studio located at 807 College Hill Road across from Pat Lamar Park, was created by Sarah Kathryn Dossett Bridgers.
Grab some musically talented friends, instruments, and head down to the basement. You never know, you might just start a new band and make a little spending money too.
An Oxford dance studio owner says there is a direct connection between dancing and improved mental health, and experts agree.
You begin to hear what is coming before they reach you. The Ole Miss Drumline is just one part of the Pride of the South Marching Band and, perhaps, the most noticeable.
A Jackson fitness instructor has leaped into the world of book publishing to help others Bounce Back from weight gain.
The Oxford Film Festival Board of Directors and staff announced Friday that because of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Oxford Film Festival, scheduled for March 18-22, has been postponed.
Tupelo native Helen McDougald is a lifelong pageant girl who is hoping to use her platform about dyslexia and the arts to influence the University of Mississippi and Oxford communities.
Ole Miss Generation, widely known as OMG, is a popular K-pop dance group dedicated to spreading K-pop in the South at the University of Mississippi.
Marcus Anderson, a junior at the University of Mississippi, first realized he was dealing with depression at age 19 during college.
“It kind of took a long time for me, actually, even when I was a child,” he said. “When I finally got on my own when I went to college, I realized that, throughout my whole life, I was going through depression.”