Emory Ryals has always had an appreciation for art, but it wasn’t until her sophomore year at Ole Miss that she decided to pick up a paintbrush and pursue her passion to paint. She has since moved from Oxford to Marks, Mississippi to teach special education inclusion and biology, but her art continues to shine in all that she does.
When you look at a painting or mural by Florida artist Spence Townsend, your senses will be taken on a journey. Oxford residents can experience Townsend’s art through the month of March when it is exhibited at Southside Gallery on the Square.
When Colonel Douglas Cromwell retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after serving 34 years and embarking on missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world, he could have easily put his feet up and lived out his dreams of traveling the world with his wife.
Madelyn Birkelbach, 21, has been a dancer most of her life. As a member of her high school drill team, she knew she wanted to keep dancing when she came to Oxford for college because she finds it “therapeutic and an opportunity to freely express (herself).”
Ole Miss parent Todd Halle of Atlanta doesn’t understand why Oxford hotel rates are so high during football and other game seasons.
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.
Ole Miss junior biochemistry and public policy leadership major, Taran Carrasco, said she has used counseling facilities in the past. Today, she encourages others to COPE with mental health issues.
Former Ole Miss receiver Floyd Allen is currently training with hopes of being called in this year’s NFL draft. He’s come a long way as a student athlete who once slept in his car.
Friday nights in the fall are usually spent at high school football games in Mississippi. Perhaps one of the biggest high school football teams known throughout Mississippi is South Panola in Batesville. Just how did South Panola become so renown and dominant as a football program?
For many people, breathing is a natural, involuntary behavior. For Jeremy Thomley, it is a challenge and the inspiration for his art. Thomley is a survivor of cystic fibrosis. Inherited by both parents who must also carry the recessive-gene, he was diagnosed at age 4. Symptoms include fluid build-up in the lungs and digestive tract, making breathing and digestion difficult.
Consumers are always looking for fun gift ideas, unique purchases, and last-minute grabs. Whether it’s a birthday present or something special for Valentine’s Day, Riley Kellum, 21, has a creative solution for shoppers.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so we thought it was a good time to reintroduce a project Oxford Stories students collaboratively created called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi State University may be best known for it’s agriculture and applied science programs, but they also have an art school.
The competitive program offers concentrations that include drawing, ceramics, painting and graphic design. Students are pushed to learn and grow, becoming better artists, but some say the program doesn’t get as much attention as others.
Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi is known for its football program and having many successful players move on to D1 schools, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina. This fall, the Jones County Bobcats won the Mississippi Bowl Game against Eastern Arizona.
Self doubt. Thoughts of never being good enough. The fear that no matter what is done, it will always end in failure. These are just a few examples of intrusive thoughts those with depression and anxiety may face.
According the the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression also suffer from anxiety. The two illnesses seem to go hand in hand and can be debilitating for anyone who falls prey.
The small Mississippi communities of Hickory Flat, Pontotoc, Ingomar, East Webster and the African country of Uganda all have one thing in common – Michael Seger.
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.
Nakiyah Jordan never imagined that art would consume her collegiate career at Ole Miss. Art was supposed to stay a hobby and less of a way of life, but that soon changed when she arrived in Oxford.
The van was packed with lawn chairs, tables, and chicken minis. The seatbelts were buckled. The Doddridge family and their neighbors were on the way to spend their Saturday in Oxford. After the hour drive from Olive Branch, the crew unloaded, setting up the tent in their spot in the Grove.
Alden McInnis, is an Ole Miss sophomore and art major. She is an artist like her dad, Winn McInnis, who was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Winn was introduced to art at a young age, but realized he had potential in second grade. He loved to draw in his sketchbooks during his free time in high school, but thought of it more as a hobby than a job or future career.
Sara Bailey Yoder, 20, finds such beauty in often mundane things. Because of this poetic interpretation of the world, Sara is able to uniquely incorporate young people’s interests into her work while adding her own funky touch to each individual painting.
Molly Chain is an integrated marketing communications major doubling in studio art. For her ceramics class, she had to compete for 10 cups on the wheel.
Jerell Bernard, 22, a former Ole Miss basketball walk-on, decided that basketball is not for him after fracturing his foot multiple times at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Benard started playing basketball his 11th grade year.