Mississippi resident and University of Mississippi student Lindy Goodson is an accidental entrepreneur.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey’s roots run deep in Oxford. Some who grow up in small towns like Oxford wish for something more or different. A desire to “escape” their hometown creeps in as they approach high school graduation.
Video: From the sidelines to triathlons, Atlanta native places first in Oxford’s Rebel Man triathlon
For those who claim cheerleading is not a sport, an Atlanta native and former University of Mississippi cheerleader proved her athleticism by recently finished first in her age division in Oxford’s Rebel Man sprint triathlon. The 440-meter swim, 22K bike, and 5K run was the 14th annual event with 88 participants open to all ages.
Next time you leave the oven on in your apartment, it just may be one of your classmates who shows up in a big red truck.
Many people come to Oxford on an educational journey through the University of Mississippi. Rashawn Johnson, of Columbia, Mississippi, lives in Oxford with his wife Niasha Johnson, a pharmacy student. When he has a free moment, he likes to game.
Former Ole Miss cheerleader Morgan Winkel Wicker grew up in the world of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading. She never imagined one day she might own her own gym.
On a quiet spring night, with the air blowing, and the smell of smoked burgers wafting through the air, several of the University of Mississippi’s well known faces sat in a circle with an unlikely friend – university crossing guard Stephen Wilkerson.
The SEC is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, and Jolie Carbo is one of the best 400 meter sprinters that has been part of the women’s track and field program at Ole Miss. The Mississippi native is a talented and sensible young woman who has gifts only a few are born with.
It’s not often that a person gets to live the dream they have wished for since they were a kid, but South Panola High School senior, Eli Campbell, always knew his dream of being in the military would come true.
Filmmaker and IT expert Pablo Correa is using his own upcoming multimodal project on Mississippi civil rights’ activist Fannie Lou Hamer to educate others about how they can create their own meaningful projects.
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.
Two South Mississippi schools are making accepting others a top priority.
If you are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts, a Broadway playwright and actor wants you to know nothing is I’Mpossible.
693,000,000. That is the number of gallons of alcohol teenagers will consume this year. Adolescents in America face a battle every day when attempting to live sober. Around 68 percent of 12th graders have tried alcohol, with 37 percent consuming it within the last month. It is no surprise many are struggling with addiction.
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.
Teachers at Lafayette Upper Elementary School in Lafayette County are using apps to help manage behavior their classrooms. Student teacher Ali Carpenter said the app ClassDojo has come in handy.
Diabetes is a serious disease that impacts people all over the world, and experts say it’s a growing problem in Mississippi.
In her last years of high school, Haley Nute, 21, felt out of control with college, her crew team, and the sudden suicide of her classmate.
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.
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.
Second Chance: Organization founders work to give 400,000 Mississippi high school dropouts a shot at redemption
Famed and controversial former trial Lawyer Richard “Dickey” Scruggs and his son, Zach Scruggs, are working to increase adult education and workforce training awareness in Mississippi with their Oxford-based nonprofit, Second Chance Mississippi.
Spring break 2015. Seth Dickerson is lying on the floor of his bedroom. In six minutes, his body went numb, and the world around him grew dark. He thought he was dying.
IMC 354: Nonprofit Marketing Communications is an integrated marketing communications course offered to junior and senior students in the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media.