The Northern and Southern regions of the United States are known historically for their differences, most infamously during the Civil War. Even in our present day, there are still vast differences in the social and cultural behavior of people from the North and South.
Community service is the core of the University of Mississippi, and the employees who work in the Chancellor’s Office, located inside the school’s oldest building, aim to help students.
On Aug. 21, 2015, Kassidy Bailey sat beside her friend Wyatt Hemmings as he drove the two around his property on a Canadian-American Challenge Cup, or Can-AM, vehicle in Strayhorn, Mississippi at midnight. It was her first time on the ATV.
We said goodbye to our new furry friends and continued on our trek to the unknown. We came around one last bend, and that’s when I saw her for the first time. An iconic old house sits at the stop sign when you enter Taylor. Instinctively I turned left, and found Taylor Grocery.
There’s a magical little record store called The End of All Music, one of the greatest gems this town has to offer. The minute I walk in, I am greeted with the aroma of old records, a smell I’ve come to appreciate in my years of collecting.
The Honors College is more than just a place for the elite; it is a home. With only 10 percent of each freshman class gaining acceptance, and class sizes capped at 15 students, the Honors College is a special place at the University of Mississippi.
Growing up in Madison, Mississippi, Jack Blumenthal developed a love for football at a young age. Watching a young NFL quarterback named Tom Brady grow from a forgettable sixth round draft pick into arguably the greatest man to ever play the game inspired Blumenthal to pursue organized football at age 10.
Crossroads Cultural Arts Center is in the heart of the Delta in Downtown Clarksdale, a place known all over the world as the home of the blues. The Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of many music legends like Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and Ike Turner.
Mark Burson began teaching at the University of Mississippi on Jan. 27, 2016, but not before spending 43 years in California. “My only regret is that it took me so long to discover Oxford, Mississippi,” he said. “I wish I had done it 30 years ago.”
Oxford and the University of Mississippi offer opportunities to thrive academically, socially, artistically and spiritually. Some have a unique story about what Oxford has meant to them as a student, resident or visitor.
Newswatch field reporter, Daniella Oropeza, recently received her degree in broadcast journalism. Daniella joined Newswatch as a junior in 2015. Although she’s sad to leave, she has plenty to look forward to.