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.
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.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, many people are now spending more time with their families. While it can sometimes be fun, it can also be challenging.
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.
Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Those are the wise lyrics of an old Cinderella (the band, not the Disney character) ballad. Some high school and college students are now realizing that as they complete coursework at home and social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Water Valley seamstress is taking a classic artform and refashioning it in her own unique way.
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.
You begin to hear what is coming before they reach you. The Ole Miss Drumline is just one part of the Pride of the South Marching Band and, perhaps, the most noticeable.
Tupelo native Helen McDougald is a lifelong pageant girl who is hoping to use her platform about dyslexia and the arts to influence the University of Mississippi and Oxford communities.
Ole Miss Generation, widely known as OMG, is a popular K-pop dance group dedicated to spreading K-pop in the South at the University of Mississippi.
Marcus Anderson, a junior at the University of Mississippi, first realized he was dealing with depression at age 19 during college.
“It kind of took a long time for me, actually, even when I was a child,” he said. “When I finally got on my own when I went to college, I realized that, throughout my whole life, I was going through depression.”
The University of Mississippi will cancel classes March 16-20 and move classes online following an extended break.
Coming to Ole Miss was not my first option when I started exploring colleges and what I wanted to study. At a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher like my mother, but as I grew and explored my options, I came across journalism and the excitement of the media.
As a high school student lost in the throes of divorce, friendship drama, depression and anxiety, I desperately needed someone to meet me where I was. My Young Life leaders, Alli and Lindsey, did just that.
Advice often comes with good intent, but I wish that I had a better understanding of what was behind that intent when I first came to college. Here are some things to consider.
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.
I am concerned about the idea of my children one day attending Ole Miss, because diversity no longer exists. Today, politics has divided the student body, and you are either on the right or left politically and socially.
When thinking of where I wanted to go to college, I realized my sophomore year of high school that I wanted to be in the South. I would only look at schools at college fairs located in the South. I only toured schools below the Mason Dixon line, and only applied to those schools.
I had barely heard of Ole Miss, and the thought of living over 1,000 miles away from my family, friends, and the beach was scary. During my visit, my fears subsided, and I was comforted with a sense of warmth and belonging. The smiling faces and greetings from strangers excited me more with each moment in Oxford.
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.