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.
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.
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.
For years, it sat mostly quiet in our den. I ran past it on my way outside to play football, baseball, basketball or soccer. Although my mom occasionally played hymns or Dan Fogelberg songs on it, I was not interested in an old piano. However, my opinion of the old piano began to change during my senior year of high school.
Basketball is easily one of the most entertaining sports in the world. It’s complex, yet simple game play brings excitement in all countries. For me, basketball is one of the most important teachers I have ever had.
Growing up, I was involved in many sports. I played everything from softball to volleyball, cheer to dance, track to soccer, but out of all those, one stood out to me. It was the one sport I couldn’t resist, the greatest game – golf.
The University of Mississippi is known for having one of the best accounting schools in the country. Ole Miss is also known as the “Harvard of the South” for its outstanding law program. The university, however, is lacking in the fashion department. During one of my IMC 205 classes, my professor introduced us to some upcoming IMC classes. Mr. Scott Fiene, who is the assistant dean for curriculum and assessment, listed just a slide full of 300-level IMC courses. One included IMC 361 Fashion Promotion. I immediately got in my course favorites and added the class. I knew this was going to be the closest I could get to a fashion course at this school.
Prince Harry married acclaimed American actress, Meghan Markle, in May this past year. Markle, a divorced, vocal feminist, with a mixed-race heritage is not the stereotypical image of an English royal. She has tastefully broken old traditions. Despite people’s opinions and criticism from the press, she has proven she is taking her new role as the Duchess of Sussex seriously.
My first experience traveling across the Atlantic was in 2013 with a mother-daughter trip to London and Paris. After nine days in the most lively city of London with stops at Stonehenge, Bath, and ending in Paris, we fell in love with the cultures each city offered.
Column: Cooking has taught me to stay determined, not let little things bother me, and keep the number to the fire department handy, just in case.
Cooking, in theory, does not seem overly complicated. You get the ingredients, a few spices, throw them all together in the oven, and voila, you have a delicious meal in no time. Unfortunately, I have learned the hard way that cooking is not as easy as it looks, and the number of times the smoke alarm has gone off in my apartment can attest to that.
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.
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.
If you’re hoping to get framed, The Frame Up shop on the Square can help. The longtime Oxford business once hosted several art shows, but stopped because they took up too much time. Now the art shows are back.
If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Oxford firefighter and wife will heat up Food Network’s ‘Cake Wars’ for third time in November
Few former baseball players and firefighters also have “cake decorator” on their resume. Many have gawked over the cakes from Sweet T’s Bakery in Oxford. However, few know the story of the man behind them.
Sometimes you reach a point in your life when it’s time go get Serious. The Mississippi Gulf Coast features many businesses and casinos with a beach view. While some craft and sell arts, clothing and jewelry, others bake bread. Al Jensen, owner of the Serious Bread Bakery at 131 Main St. D., Bay St Louis, said his first love was the ocean, but he later became an oceanographer.