Each year, the city of Oxford prepares itself to become home to several thousand new students. After a short break each summer, the University of Mississippi’s 20,000 students reunite in Oxford. In response to this reunion, many of the city’s well-known qualities return — Jackson Avenue traffic, long restaurant waits, and rowdy nightlife on the Square. These are all too familiar to permanent Oxford residents.
I can vividly remember the first time I listened to the album. I had to have been in middle school, 12 or 13 years old, and my mom was driving my siblings and me to school as she blared the CD throughout the car. We listened to Coldplay’s CDs every day in the car, and with every song, I fell in love with their music.
I had never really considered myself to be an artist. Throughout childhood, I was pretty good at drawing and could color inside the lines, but never did I think I would be where I am today as an artist.
For years, it sat mostly quiet in our den. I ran past it on my way outside to play football, baseball, basketball or soccer. Although my mom occasionally played hymns or Dan Fogelberg songs on it, I was not interested in an old piano. However, my opinion of the old piano began to change during my senior year of high school.
Basketball is easily one of the most entertaining sports in the world. It’s complex, yet simple game play brings excitement in all countries. For me, basketball is one of the most important teachers I have ever had.