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.
Nicole Lamar is an Oxford artist who studied art at the University of Mississippi. Originally from Dallas, she loved her new home so much, she decided to remain here to raise her family. Lamar has four children and one is also an artist. Giles Lamar is a sophomore at Ole Miss. Nicole and Giles have a similar contemporary style. Both are free-spirited and love color.
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.
Lilli Jones, from a small-town in southeast Missouri, is a freshman at the University of Mississippi. But she is already a licensed cosmetologist who does eyelashes and hair, nails and spray tans.
The OIL Shed of Oxford is an interior landscape shop on North Lamar Boulevard behind Oxford Canteen. OIL stands for Oxford Interior Landscape.
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.
Sophia Petruskevich, 20, is a junior at the University of Mississippi majoring in psychology. Petruskevich lived in Pickerington, Ohio, until she age 15 when her family was relocated to Tupelo.
What exactly does it take for a spectacular musical filled with bold chorus numbers and heartfelt solos to come to life on the stage in front of a live audience?
Column: Though new technology is more convenient, nothing compares to the beautiful crackle of vinyl
In my house, music is always playing. It is not uncommon to wake up to the sound of Journey, Tom Petty, or Van Halen. Likewise, no car ride is complete without the classics. At age 10, I could sing every word to nearly every song by Kiss. For me, music has always played a large role in my life. I am a firm believer that music makes the hard times easier and the good times better.
It’s cold outside, and that means it won’t be long until Christmas. Have you begun holiday shopping yet? Check out this video story about Oxford by Addison Markham of Oxford Stories. It may give you a few gift ideas. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amory native Carson Avery has been performing in beauty pageants since middle school. She started competing in pageants with her best friend. Now a freshman at the University of Mississippi, Avery hopes to continue her involvement in future pageants.
I do not consider myself an expert on relationships. I do however consider myself an expert on breakups. College is weird. We can all agree on that. But “dating” is even weirder.
Growing up, I was very involved in my church and was very passionate about spreading the Word and helping people, but I felt as if there wasn’t enough being done. This was until I found out about a mission project that my youth group went on every year at the beginning of June.
This summer, I worked in Brentwood, Tennessee at Brentwood Country Club as a pool bar tender. In Tennessee, you can be 18 to get your ABC license and work as a bartender. Before I could work at the country club I had to go to an ABC class, which was eight hours long.
One of my favorite parts of summer throughout high school was volunteering at Sawyerville Day Camp, a free camp for kids in Hale County in the black belt of Alabama. The organization has a clear mission.
Column: University of Mississippi offers liberal studies major appealing to those with broad interests
All throughout my life, I have always admired and connected with people. My parents used to always joke about how I had a spark and could easily click with just about anyone.
Column: When deciding to rush in the South, be prepared, don’t stress and believe every word you hear
“Rush is a big deal in the #South.” That statement is something every girl hears when she decides to go to college and join a sorority in the South. As a girl born and raised in a small town in southeast Missouri who decided to attend school at Ole Miss, I took that statement with a grain of salt. I never thought Rush Week would be as intense as everyone said it was.
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.
I can vividly remember the first time I listened to the album. I had to have been in middle school, 12 or 13 years old, and my mom was driving my siblings and me to school as she blared the CD throughout the car. We listened to Coldplay’s CDs every day in the car, and with every song, I fell in love with their music.
I had never really considered myself to be an artist. Throughout childhood, I was pretty good at drawing and could color inside the lines, but never did I think I would be where I am today as an artist.