Mississippians are known to put a little kick in their food and prepare big feasts with a wide spread of meats, sides, bread, desserts, and famous sweet tea. But a new trend that showcases a rare and distinct style of home cooking is stirring the cooking pot – egg rolls.
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.
As a little girl, Oxford native Kelli Smith Russell dreamed of starting her own bakery. Years later, she is the proud owner of The Cakery at Oxford East Plaza off of University Avenue.
Centrally located between Tupelo and Corinth in the northeast corner of Mississippi, the quiet town of Booneville boasts a population of just under 9,000 residents. The Prentiss County seat appears to many as a pass-by town with little going on, but Market 105 aims to change that in the near future.
Local businesses form the backbone of our communities. In addition to providing a wide variety of services, they also add much-needed personality to the area. Bim Bam Burgers is just one example – a story of a dream realized along with all the hardships and struggles that come with it.
Often lost in the Bouré vs. Ajax debate for Oxford-dining supremacy is the subtle, but acclaimed Neon Pig. This little establishment has roots that run farther and wider than the 662 area code; the tastes and smells of Neon Pig have emanated down Highway 6 and throughout America’s heartland.
Around a year ago, on Oct. 20, a new pizza contender came to Oxford. It didn’t offer grand promises or an upscale brick and mortars building. Instead, it’s housed in a small trailer packed with only a wood stove and the hospitality of a family business.
Imagine a gathering of wild coyotes – savage, ravenous, spanning a seemingly endless frontier. When the hour hand strikes 11 a.m. at the Kappa Alpha house, chef Rusty Boyd is prepared for this battle.
It can be difficult balancing life, school and work, but a University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media student is demonstrating how it’s done.
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.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question commonly asked children and students. But the question should really be, “How will you become who you want to be?” Kelsei King, 21, is working to become a traveling nurse. She is a full-time nursing student, part-time waitress, and a babysitter.
Oxford and Lafayette County citizens seem to always seek ways to bring the community together, and there’s no better way to do this than through food. Brookhaven native Jake Sessums is the owner of a food truck that many pass by on their way to the Oxford Square.
John Bove-Smith Oxford Stories email@example.com UM student Connor Crain, 21, believes many people experience weight gain in college. “Everyone gets the freshmen 15,” said the UM senior from Jackson. “It is simply […]
The city of Oxford can be an expensive place to live, yet without many of the people who work here and call it home, the town wouldn’t be the same. Amanda Martin works on campus in the Phi Mu sorority house, and she said Oxford has become increasingly expensive.
We said goodbye to our new furry friends and continued on our trek to the unknown. We came around one last bend, and that’s when I saw her for the first time. An iconic old house sits at the stop sign when you enter Taylor. Instinctively I turned left, and found Taylor Grocery.
Hannah Sanders and Elizabeth Arthur, both University of Mississippi business marketing majors, have been approached by several companies to market certain beauty and fashion products on Instagram.