Nakiyah Jordan never imagined that art would consume her collegiate career at Ole Miss. Art was supposed to stay a hobby and less of a way of life, but that soon changed when she arrived in Oxford.
When University of Mississippi integrated marketing communication majors Lindy Goodson and Elizabeth Lanford were trying to come up with an outfit last year for (sorority) bid day, they never expected their creativity would lead to a business and office space at Insight Park on the UM Campus.
On the edge of East Oxford is a haven for people who want to experience nature within a personal, religious setting, and it’s had a growing influence on the Oxford community and surrounding areas for 72 years. Since its establishment in 1946, Camp Lake Stephens, at 117 Camp Lake Stephens Drive in Oxford, has served the local community through summer camps for kids, church group retreats, and family and community events. Today, they are trying to reach a new generation of campers,and you’re invited to participate in their first run.
The Ole Miss Water Polo Club is one of the newest recreational sports on campus, and the team is seeking new members.
The University of Mississippi is home to about 24,000 students. Of those, 56 percent are women. There are hundreds of organizations on the Ole Miss campus, but Girl Up is one of the newest.
Cheerleading isn’t always considered a sport, but it takes a lot of time, effort and athleticism, especially down south at the University of Mississippi where cheerleading is taken seriously.
You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
Every day, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and about 5,600 new cases are diagnosed per year, according to alsa.org. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a disease that attacks the body’s nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. One Ole Miss student is helping fight it.
Two hours prior to kickoff, fans fill the Grove to tailgate and line the Walk of Champions where there is free entertainment featuring the Ole Miss Pride of the South and Spirit Squads.
Chris Keiffer, of the Daily Journal, later contacted Oxford Stories and asked to do a podcast about the project. Oxford Stories reporters Alexis Rhoden and T’Keyah Jones were interviewed for the podcast. You can listen to their interview at the link below.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week Oxford Stories is debuting a project called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has partnered with Oxford Stories to run some students stories this week. We hope to continue to use the project to share the stories of Mississippians and others who lived through the Civil Rights Era. Look for stories in the Daily Journal later this weekend.
OLIVE BRANCH – Winter is finally coming to an end in 2018. However, the incredibly frigid temperatures have been destructive. Longview Heights Baptist Church is in the midst of a full sanctuary renovation after falling victim to the freezing January temperatures.
Oxford has had nothing short of an incredible musical history. From the days of bluesmen, such as R. L. Burnside or Holly Springs’ Junior Kimbrough, to the punk music community of the 1990s with bands such as The Cooters.
Anyone lucky enough to have a college education knows that juggling your time between attending classes, studying, working, and having fun is difficult. However, Kevin Irwan, of Sporting Life Kennels in Oxford, may have figured out how to achieve the perfect balance.
Junior college transfer Jacob Adams has experienced his fair share of adversity in his first year with the Ole Miss baseball program. The junior, hailing from Conway, Arkansas, took the field on the first official day of the 2018 Road to Omaha with a determined mindset, and the last thing on his mind was a fall without baseball.
Church, for a long time, has been painted as a stuffy building where you stand when you’re told, bow your head when it’s time, and sing the songs on the screen, but not loud enough for your pew neighbor to hear you.
Many freshmen struggle with things like homesickness or fitting all of their clothes in their closets when they move in. Lindy Goodson, however, was juggling interviews and social media appearances with national news publications and magazines.
In August 2012, the University of Mississippi became part of a nationwide campaign among colleges that bans smoking on campuses and offers cessation help. Even still, some student-smokers under duress of potential fines that negatively impact their financial aid see this policy as a huge downside.
Students looking to experience and learn about nature in Oxford can drive 11 miles north of campus to the Ole Miss Field Station.
While widely known for its country music roots, Nashville is making a name for itself in the hockey world. The Nashville Predators have spiked major interest from natives, especially Ole Miss freshman Jake Evans.
Historically, the Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team has not been expected to have great success. However, all of that changed throughout the course of the 2017-18 season, and the Rebels are redefining expectations for the program while establishing a “new normal.”
Driven and full of sass, Oxford native Madison McCay is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi and part-time employee at Oxford’s Blo Dry Bar.
An Ole Miss senior journalism major and member of the women’s tennis team is competing in her last collegiate semester. Natalie Suk, a native of the Czech Republic, is a leader on and off the court who is continuing her family’s tennis tradition.