Things quickly changed following the news that students wouldn’t be returning to their schools, and employees would be transitioning to virtual jobs. Americans everywhere then realized they’d be braving a whole new world and reality.
Roughly four weeks ago, many Oxford residents left town headed for spring break. Now, students, professors and remote workers conduct class and business from their homes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mississippi and the world.
University of Mississippi students and teachers are adjusting to a new way of life and learning as classes have Zoomed online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some might say Oxford currently resembles a ghost town. And many are concerned about how COVID-19 will impact local businesses.
As social distancing continues, state and local tourism employees and those who operate short-term lodging options are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as reservations decrease while event cancellations and postponements increase.
Practice social distancing, implement self-quarantine, wash your hands, don’t touch your face—these are phrases we have heard multiple times a day for the past month. However, a new phrase has entered our thoughts: contactless delivery.
As classes shift to strictly online and students are advised to return to their permanent residences, many feel as if part of their college experience has been taken from them, while others struggle with the burgeoning rent crisis and sudden displacement due to dorm closure.
As Mississippi residents prepared for the impact of COVID-19, some began hoarding grocery and medical items, leaving store shelves empty and some residents without essential supplies in small towns.
With a record number of 3.3 million Americans filing for unemployment nationwide, unemployment offices are doing everything they can to stay afloat.
With many people practicing “social distancing” because of the coronavirus, it isn’t difficult to think about the many dystopian films that have been released over the years.
Often referred to by locals as a “hidden gem,” Satterfield’s Pottery is on the rise in Oxford due to the high demand of exquisite, handcrafted pottery.
A Water Valley seamstress is taking a classic artform and refashioning it in her own unique way.
Some Oxford citizens have turned the joy of creating art into a business. Studio Whimzy, an art studio located at 807 College Hill Road across from Pat Lamar Park, was created by Sarah Kathryn Dossett Bridgers.
Grab some musically talented friends, instruments, and head down to the basement. You never know, you might just start a new band and make a little spending money too.
A Jackson fitness instructor has leaped into the world of book publishing to help others Bounce Back from weight gain.
You may already be wondering, What does ‘gastronomic’ mean? The word refers to gastronomy, or the practice or art of choosing, cooking and eating good food. These days, it may be difficult to find a restaurant of exceptional gastronomy. However, you may find that Ravine meets and exceeds all expectations.
Your parents probably taught you not to go into alleyways when you were a kid, because those were places where bad things happened. Ignore your parents.
The End of All Music, an independently owned record store in Oxford— with an entrance located in an alleyway—is the opposite of bad.
We’re all familiar with the idea that money can’t buy you happiness. While we are pressured into “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and our peers in this society, it’s important to choose a career that you will enjoy, even if you don’t become rich doing it.
One of those most influential loves I’ve experienced is the bond between a father and a daughter. My dad has been someone I have looked up to since my first steps, to my first car, and my first job. He has been my biggest supporter, greatest encourager, and the most wonderful role model.
Since I was in high school, I have enjoyed having a job. There are many reasons why having a job can be beneficial for anyone, especially starting at a young age.
With the addition of a new mural on University Avenue and Oxford’s arts center, the Powerhouse, located there – this semester Oxford Stories is embarking on a small solutions journalism project. Our reporters are starting a community conversation about the possibility of a continued arts emphasis in the University Avenue area.
University Avenue business owners who run fabric, antique, and home furnishing stores said a few small tweaks could improve the already successful area.