The new-age craze of intense video game play may appear, at first glance, to be a strange choice of hobby. Hours spent staring at a screen alone in a dark room, fueled by soda and candy and the joy of pixelated explosions, seems like the last thing this generation should be invested in. But thankfully, there is far more to gaming than most realize: improved cognitive functions, emotional comprehension, and even better social skills.
There will always be arguments about which cell phone style is better. Do you identify as Team iPhone or Team Android?
Imagine something you find absolutely breathtaking. Something you could stare at or watch for hours and still be just as enamored as you were the first time you saw it.
Gun control remains one of the biggest issues today, yet there is nothing the government has done about it. We have U.S. citizens today who legally, or sometimes even, illegally, have weapons that are unnecessary.
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.
The Confederacy was an alliance of seven slave-holding states that included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. During the Civil War, the Confederate states fought to keep African Americans enslaved. Many Southern whites needed African American labor to make money in their fields and farms.
Bruce Toppin, chief legal officer of North Mississippi Health Services, and Dr. C. K. White, medical chief of North Mississippi Health Services, discussed the opioid crisis.
Gay, lesbian and transgender individuals need more understanding from America as a whole. The reason we are not seeing major change or support is because there is no real champion for the cause. Someone like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion for equal treatment for the African American community, is needed.
Chris Keiffer, of the Daily Journal, later contacted Oxford Stories and asked to do a podcast about the project. Oxford Stories reporters Alexis Rhoden and T’Keyah Jones were interviewed for the podcast. You can listen to their interview at the link below.
As the spring season begins to bloom, the days get ever rainier, and the air is filled with the despair-ridden cries of allergy-stricken individuals, Oxford’s iconic Double Decker Festival draws near. The town’s festival set for April 27-28 draws thousands annually who shop for art and listen live music.
When asked about their local Tree Board, most Mississippi residents would probably give a puzzled look. But Oxford’s council of tree preservers help transform the city.
The Double Decker Music and Arts Festival set for April 27-28 is a must do in Oxford. When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s a reminder of how special the small town is.
Last year, the city of Oxford had to close its pool at certain times because of a shortage of lifeguards. Oxford Park Commission leaders are working to ensure that doesn’t happen this summer.
Oxford is a busy town, especially while the university is in session. This means more vehicles are on the streets causing traffic and parking issues. However, alternate transportation, such has buses, bikes and walking, is slowly catching on among residents.
Oxford Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues works to address issues faced by physically challenged residents
What if the door handle on a business was out of your reach, and you couldn’t enter the store? What if a building was on the second floor, and you were not able to walk up the steps to get to it?
Imagine a city growing from 24,000 to 100,000 overnight. The risk of crime, violence and traffic increases significantly.
Armed with a degree in journalism and a specialization in public relations, Ole Miss graduate Anna Gibbs displays the true tenacity of a reporter for The Oxford Eagle.
COLUMBUS – For many journalism students, the thought of being thrust into a full-time position after graduation can be exciting and daunting. The final semesters can be the most important when preparing for a future career.
At the young age of 24, Victoria Mekus had finished school, established a career and battled cancer.
MERIDIAN – A lifelong Meridian resident who was the first member of her family to attend college rose to become vice president of operations at Meridian Community College.
A University of Mississippi professor with a passion for journalism said aspiring reporters will gain many memorable life experiences during their first reporting jobs.
Hugh Robertson is a man of many titles – father, owner and friend. His passion for work begins early in the day as the manager of Pitner Office Supply at 1714 University Ave in Oxford.
University of Mississippi freshmen Jessica Ellefson, 19, spent her summer planning her transition to college life. She thought she had every possible situation covered, but never planned on getting sick.