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.
The OIL Shed of Oxford is an interior landscape shop on North Lamar Boulevard behind Oxford Canteen. OIL stands for Oxford Interior Landscape.
Column: The Ole Miss Big Event builds relationships in the Lafayette, Oxford and University community
Each year, the city of Oxford prepares itself to become home to several thousand new students. After a short break each summer, the University of Mississippi’s 20,000 students reunite in Oxford. In response to this reunion, many of the city’s well-known qualities return — Jackson Avenue traffic, long restaurant waits, and rowdy nightlife on the Square. These are all too familiar to permanent Oxford residents.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
UM students use their passion and talents to put on NewsWatch Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. Students interested in broadcast and NewsWatch can apply and interview to get on the team.
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.
Mississippi has the second highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America released August 2017.
Students looking to experience and learn about nature in Oxford can drive 11 miles north of campus to the Ole Miss Field Station.
School lunches are a well-known weekday horror – rubbery hotdogs, cardboard-like pizza. Some students may believe the meal could crawl right off the tray.
Sara Alan Friday took the plunge and decided to study abroad in Tanzania, Africa. Since high school, something has been calling Alan to Africa. She finally got an opportunity and went with a group of students from Ole Miss, accompanied by Laura Johnson, Ph.D., a professor in the psychology department.
The typical flu season takes place between October and March each year. This illness is one the Student Health Center at the University of Mississippi Campus is very familiar with.
The University of Mississippi is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful college campuses. That beauty gives students a sense of pride.
The prospect that global warming is a hoax has always been mindboggling to me. Something so widely supported by science and the world conditions we are going through never crossed my mind as being “fake news.”
All across the country, the beauty of fall weather brings one ugly concern to the forefront: the flu.
Mattie Thrasher Oxford Stories When was the last time you talked, or even heard about climate change? The topic seems increasingly disregarded by mainstream media, which has created doubt. However, media is […]
Recycling has become a major mission in many cities across the country. Many states have big recycling bins that can be filled with glass, aluminum, plastic and paper, and when you’re raised to recycle, it becomes a habit.
Chauncey Taylor Oxford stories Local rapper and Ole Miss sophomore Jordan Browder (aka Blasian Junkie) has been gaining attention in Mississippi. He is a member of the Jackson-based rap group “601 Dream […]
When I was 12, my father purchased 200 acres in Madison County. He also purchased a tractor to maintain the property and immediately designated the roll of managing the land to me.
University of Mississippi senior Margaret Munie grew up on a small farm. “We grew pumpkins, tomatoes, squash and other similar veggies,” she said. “I would sell them when I was younger to my neighbors, so it is really cool to be able to support the local farmers here while I am in school.”
Alden Caroline Easter, popularly known as “Ace,” took a trip down under to fulfill a childhood dream of studying abroad. After spending six months across the globe in Sydney, Australia, she considers the place a third home. It was her nature to gravitate to the sand, sun and ocean, but these new beaches were nothing like those back in America.
Patience can be a difficult skill, but it’s important in the sales industry. Working an 8-5 job of cold call sales, Jamie Holcombe must stay positive in her job at the Oxford-based company, Greenserv.
Laurie Stirratt grew up in New Orleans. Her home was an older fishing village near Lake Pontchartrain, and there was a lot to do outside, such as crabbing, fishing, hunting and sailing. She also remembers the wildlife – alligators, snakes and bobcats.
A New York native who has worked with the United States Forestry Service for 35 years with the philosophy of caring for the land and servicing the people is a park ranger in charge of the Holly Springs and Tombigbee National Forests.