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.
In the age of apps and cell phones, we can send a text in a second and see faces from thousands of miles away with the tap of a touchscreen. We can even get from point A to point B with the use of an app.
University of Mississippi senior Brittany Abbott had not planned to attend the latest Meek School event featuring writer Jesse Holland, but the experience proved serendipitous.
Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. HB 1510, or the Gestational Age Act, will make Mississippi have the most restrictive abortion practice in the country.
It’s hard to imagine waking up every day not knowing where you’ll find your next meal. A group of University of Mississippi students are working with the organization Feed the Hunger, a non-profit that works to feed spiritual and physical hunger.
It’s a Thursday evening in Oxford. The air is warm. There’s a light breeze flowing down Van Buren Avenue as a crowd files into the tiny doorway of Off Square Books to participate in the timeless tradition of the “Thacker Mountain Live Radio Hour.”
Students from the Ole Miss chapter of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, an interdenominational ministry of Assemblies of God USA Christian for college students, recently met in the UM Band Hall for the group’s first culture night, focusing on African American church culture.
Ole Miss wide receiver Floyd Allen faced challenges during his early years, but the wide receiver for the Ole Miss Rebels is determined to leave the past and move forward.
The University of Mississippi Student Traffic Appeals Board serves students by educating them about campus parking policies and providing them the opportunity to appeal their citations.
TUPELO – Kady Holcomb-Jones, 29, of Oxford, recently visited Blooming Moon Midwifery Services in Tupelo for a prenatal visit with her midwife, Toni Hill.