In the modern world, stress is something that is almost avoidable. Kristen Butler, 23, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2017 with a major in educational psychology and a goal of helping others.
When University of Mississippi integrated marketing communication majors Lindy Goodson and Elizabeth Lanford were trying to come up with an outfit last year for (sorority) bid day, they never expected their creativity would lead to a business and office space at Insight Park on the UM Campus.
On the edge of East Oxford is a haven for people who want to experience nature within a personal, religious setting, and it’s had a growing influence on the Oxford community and surrounding areas for 72 years. Since its establishment in 1946, Camp Lake Stephens, at 117 Camp Lake Stephens Drive in Oxford, has served the local community through summer camps for kids, church group retreats, and family and community events. Today, they are trying to reach a new generation of campers,and you’re invited to participate in their first run.
The Ole Miss Water Polo Club is one of the newest recreational sports on campus, and the team is seeking new members.
The University of Mississippi is home to about 24,000 students. Of those, 56 percent are women. There are hundreds of organizations on the Ole Miss campus, but Girl Up is one of the newest.
What Do You Crave? New Oxford business owner says finding committed employees can be challenging in a college town
Dependable employees are something some Oxford business owners crave. Tiffany Franks, owner of the new dessert cafe Crave in Oxford, said it can be challenging finding employees in a college town who commit to the job.
Many little girls dream of growing up and becoming cheerleaders. Oxford Cheer and Tumble is one of the places where they learn the skills needed to join a squad.
S marks the spot. Shed Fitness will open its doors Saturday, Oct. 13, to the Oxford community. Although its focus is about getting stronger and leaner at a high pace, the owners also want to grow a fitness community. Amzie Williams founded Shed in 2014. The former Ole Miss linebacker said he felt like no one offered a workout that focused on specific muscle groups daily. football
Cheerleading isn’t always considered a sport, but it takes a lot of time, effort and athleticism, especially down south at the University of Mississippi where cheerleading is taken seriously.
You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
Every day, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and about 5,600 new cases are diagnosed per year, according to alsa.org. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a disease that attacks the body’s nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. One Ole Miss student is helping fight it.
Two hours prior to kickoff, fans fill the Grove to tailgate and line the Walk of Champions where there is free entertainment featuring the Ole Miss Pride of the South and Spirit Squads.
Most people only dream of seeing their name on the big-screen, but for amateur filmmaker William Martinko, this dream has become a reality. Currently a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia, Martinko has been producing films since middle school, and his works range from gripping shorts to full-length features. In a world filled with so much noise, he has used his talent to make his voice and message heard loud and clear.
You may have heard of “Taxicab Confessions,” an HBO documentary series in which taxi drivers speak candidly with passengers. But what about Oxford Uber Experiences? Uber driver Michelle Shad has given 2,250 Uber rides, driving more than 8,000 students around Oxford in the last seven months, and she has stories to tell.
Pascagoula native Kendall Eubanks’ grandmother, Barbara Veil, was once in a gospel band that toured the nation. Veil also taught piano lessons most of her life. Eubanks’ father was part of the U.S. Special Forces Army Choir. “The Special Forces has a really prestigious choir,” Eubanks said, “and it takes a lot to get into. But my dad had solos in it and what not. He’s always been really musically involved and plays a lot of instruments.”
Driving down south Lamar in Oxford, you may have never noticed a little dirt road that leads to a studio in the woods. While the structure might not look like much from the outside, it houses beautiful paintings by Oxford local Jere Allen. His paintings are more than just abstract thoughts. They are an attempt to share emotions with the world.
If you have ever been told you cannot play a sport because you are not big enough, or you would not be good at something, let Chuck Swirsky be your motivation.
Sometimes music is personal. Tupelo native Maggie Houin, 20, wrote two songs this year for both her older sisters who each had a child. Her sister, Mollie Houin, was the first sibling to have a child in the Houin family. Her little girl, Tatum, inspired Houin to pen a ballad.
It didn’t take long for Andrew “Buck” Long to realize he was not like most kids from Greenwood, Mississippi. The 22-year-old musician, photographer, and video editor didn’t care much for the “country boy” lifestyle of hunting and fishing prevalent in the Mississippi Delta.
The first instrument Chandler Ladner mastered was a guitar at age 8. The piano followed. Then the saxophone. “I love challenges,” said Ladner. “It takes me to a new level and shows me new things, new attributes of music. Music is always a lesson based on the flow or rigidness of each note played. It will tell anyone a story and put them at peace at the same time. Music is life to me, and it should be to everyone. A life without music is a life wasted.”
Growing up in the Mississippi Delta teaches people things from a unique perspective. Emory Ryals, a 23-year-old artist and teacher, credits what she refers to as the “nothingness” in the Delta for her creativity. Little did she know what the nothingness would ignite.
When he isn’t fly-fishing, you’ll find Oxford musician Matthew Isonhood writing songs and playing with his band Magnolia Grove. You can hear him playing guitar and the drums on their EP.
A Sister Moon may soon rise in Oxford. A University of Mississippi student who has made a name for herself locally and beyond selling unique handcrafted jewelry is embarking on a new family business. Young entrepreneur Sara Caroline Bridgers, 19, is working on a new venture with her older sister, Alli Bridgers, called “Sister Moon.” They plan to create an embroidery business personalizing clothing and accessories with special sayings, some that are unique to the Bridgers family.