She works at two of the most well known businesses in Oxford. Maggie Smith, a native of Madison, Mississippi, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a major in English in 2018. Her love of the town and her job at Square Books led her to stay in Oxford.
The Overby Center inside the University of Mississippi’s Farley Hall recently hosted the program “A Pioneer of the Black Press” during which Burins Morris discussed his new book about Carter G. Woodson, the “father of black history.” He was interviewed by UM School of Journalism and New Media professor Alysia Steele.
Sometimes it can be difficult to relate to historical figures. They roamed the Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago. What could they possibly have in common with modern man?
Ann Fisher-Wirth, a poet and Oxford resident, recently recited from her latest collection of poetry The Bones of Winter Birds at Off-Square Books in Oxford. Looking over the quiet crowd, she recounted the personal stories behind some of her poems — some emotional, some whimsical, all real.
Column: University of Mississippi offers liberal studies major appealing to those with broad interests
All throughout my life, I have always admired and connected with people. My parents used to always joke about how I had a spark and could easily click with just about anyone.
You may have heard of “Taxicab Confessions,” an HBO documentary series in which taxi drivers speak candidly with passengers. But what about Oxford Uber Experiences? Uber driver Michelle Shad has given 2,250 Uber rides, driving more than 8,000 students around Oxford in the last seven months, and she has stories to tell.
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.
When the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” came out in 1991, Jaime Harker read the novel and loved imagining the possibilities of a future free of discrimination. Although the characters Idgie and Ruth are not explicitly labeled as a lesbian couple, their relationship is accepted by town residents.
What are millennials reading, buying, watching? We asked a group of University of Mississippi students what their two latest media purchases were, and here are some of their answers. Mary Albert Hulu […]
Famous Southern writer William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winner from New Albany. Faulkner was born Sept. 25, 1897 to Murry and Maud Faulkner.
Rising University of Mississippi education students answer six of James Meredith’s public education questions
Mattie Thrasher Oxford Stories In August 1963, James Meredith became the first African American graduate of the University of Mississippi. His admission to the university sparked riots that involved more than 30,000 […]
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee that has a become a classic of modern American literature. The novel has been used in the curriculum of thousands of high schools across the United States because of the narratives about racial inequality and the cultural significance of the novel.
A group of University of Mississippi students enrolled in Religion 102 woke up early on a Sunday morning after a home football game to venture into the woods surrounding Batesville for a class assignment.
It’s Monday morning, and she’s up early trying to get her two children ready for school. After making sure her son and daughter are ready for the day, Sarah McLellan reflects on motherhood.
Oxford and Lafayette County citizens seem to always seek ways to bring the community together, and there’s no better way to do this than through food. Brookhaven native Jake Sessums is the owner of a food truck that many pass by on their way to the Oxford Square.
A young man sits across the table wearing a Greek letter shirt and a Yeti hat. His beard is roughly three to four days overgrown. He drives a sizable Ford pickup and listens to country music with the windows down, emblematic of the Southern phenotype.
William Faulkner’s biggest impact on Oxford was setting the town as the scene of his most famous novels. Thousands come from all over the United States each year to tour Rowan Oak, the author’s Oxford home.
The deep South is a place where many feel at home. Lafayette High School librarian Ann Roberts, 47, has returned to Oxford at several key moments in her life. She made a career out of giving back to her community through education and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Members of the North Mississippi band, The Mother Infinite, have dedicated their lives to create unique and innovative musical art. The group has spent the last 14 months or so writing, recording, and mixing their own songs.
Jessica Duffield Oxford Stories Jfduffie@go.olemiss The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is about teenager, Hannah Baker, who faces many struggles in her young life and sadly ends it. Some have said the […]
Emma McCabe Oxford Stories firstname.lastname@example.org Literature is a way to expand our minds, and it offers hours of relaxation. We grow through literature and often learn values from our favorite characters. During […]
We asked some of our Oxford Stories reporters to tell us what they’re reading. Here are some of the books on their list: By Grayson Baird I recently read the book The Five […]