Children aged 10 to 17 in Mississippi are leading the nation in obesity. Adults follow close behind, as Mississippi has the second highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the State of Obesity Website.
In a state with one of the highest child poverty rates, some focus on making sure Mississippi children are warm
A new car, a new phone, or money are the normal things an 18-year-old boy asks for before leaving for college. But one request stood out. Linda Keys, founder of MS COATS4KIDZ, said one boy asked for a coat.
Susanna Cassisa, an Oxford resident and University of Mississippi student, has found it difficult to access recycling services in Oxford. Residents who live in apartment complexes or rural areas may find it more challenging to recycle than others.
In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
The Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity is underfunded, and the woodworkers of Oxford are trying to fix that. On Feb. 11, Oxford University United Methodist Church held a charity auction and dinner, featuring original pieces made by woodworkers from the church’s congregation and the LOU community.
Downtown Grenada is experiencing a renaissance. The historic Grenada square and surrounding areas were once home to many vacant, abandoned buildings. But after several large investments in the past few years, the area is emerging from despair. With a new aesthetic and energy, downtown Grenada could soon become a tourist destination.
As 2018 draws to a close, tuition rates will continue to rise in the new year at the University of Mississippi, which has seen a 65% increase in tuition over the last decade.
“We turn this empty pavilion into this place that’s teeming with life and represents everything that’s special and unique about Oxford,” said Betsy Chapman, the woman behind this life-filled place also known as the Oxford Community Market.
Sophia Petruskevich, 20, is a junior at the University of Mississippi majoring in psychology. Petruskevich lived in Pickerington, Ohio, until she age 15 when her family was relocated to Tupelo.
n 2018, the idea of the federal #government intervening in everyday life is normal among young people and Americans in general. Our generation has grown up with government overreach is many areas of life without the slightest skepticism. I argue that the idea of limited government and the reasoning behind it has been lost or tainted in an ever-growing trend of interventionism. It is not a partisan issue – it is getting back to America’s roots.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
Oxford is a hot town for buying property. That has led some area real estate companies to double in size over the last decade.
Just a mile down the road from the campus of the University of Mississippi is the Stone Center, a small building that houses an organization with a big heart. Perched atop a tiny hill overlooking Stone Park off of Washington Avenue in Oxford, the More Than a Meal organization dedicates its services to those in need in the Oxford community.
College students incur many expenses that can pile up. Tuition, books, and rent are all part of the finances students must keep track of that can become overwhelming.
All the other fines and fees can strain one of the most important areas of spending – food. It can be easy to forget that many struggle to make ends meet at college.
Due to social class inequality, there are many people who never get the opportunity to go to college and get a degree. The reasons people can’t attend college vary, but a lack of funds and a lack of college education within the family are often reasons.
Have you ever thought it would be scary, or maybe fun, to study abroad? If you have, but you haven’t shared this idea with anyone, keep reading. If your destination is Europe, I can explain the whole process.
A national increase in suicide rates of college students have prompted University of Mississippi administrators to review ways to adequately address this issue and provide resources to students with mental health concerns.
Oxford leaders work to make public transportation more accessible for elderly and physically challenged residents
The city of Oxford hopes to improve the Oxford University Transit bus system by making it more accessible for elderly and disabled residents.
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.
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.
School lunches are a well-known weekday horror – rubbery hotdogs, cardboard-like pizza. Some students may believe the meal could crawl right off the tray.
Raised in St. Louis, Peyton Dixon never imaged his music hobby would become a source of income. From making music videos with friends to performing on stage at multiple events, his love for music started at age 14.
A Bible verse, as well as many others, can be found inscribed on the backs of the paintings created by Mary Kathryn Wheatley.