For those who claim cheerleading is not a sport, an Atlanta native and former University of Mississippi cheerleader proved her athleticism by recently finished first in her age division in Oxford’s Rebel Man sprint triathlon. The 440-meter swim, 22K bike, and 5K run was the 14th annual event with 88 participants open to all ages.
Children aged 10 to 17 in Mississippi are leading the nation in obesity. Adults follow close behind, as Mississippi has the second highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the State of Obesity Website.
Two South Mississippi schools are making accepting others a top priority.
If you are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts, a Broadway playwright and actor wants you to know nothing is I’Mpossible.
693,000,000. That is the number of gallons of alcohol teenagers will consume this year. Adolescents in America face a battle every day when attempting to live sober. Around 68 percent of 12th graders have tried alcohol, with 37 percent consuming it within the last month. It is no surprise many are struggling with addiction.
In a state with one of the highest child poverty rates, some focus on making sure Mississippi children are warm
A new car, a new phone, or money are the normal things an 18-year-old boy asks for before leaving for college. But one request stood out. Linda Keys, founder of MS COATS4KIDZ, said one boy asked for a coat.
Although nobody ever wants to talk about it, cancer is something nearly every person deals with at some point. If they don’t experience it personally, they have a family member, friend or coworker who has battled a form of the disease.
Diabetes is a serious disease that impacts people all over the world, and experts say it’s a growing problem in Mississippi.
In her last years of high school, Haley Nute, 21, felt out of control with college, her crew team, and the sudden suicide of her classmate.
Batesville native Hope Jones said she has experienced only positive results since she and her husband began using CBD oil products about four months ago to help with pain and anxiety relief.
In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
Sometimes it can be difficult to relate to historical figures. They roamed the Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago. What could they possibly have in common with modern man?
A University of Mississippi psychology major has created a flowering business that is also designed to create awareness about the importance of mental health.
Those who practice yoga know it has many benefits, such as decreasing stress, relieving anxiety, reducing inflammation and improving heart health.
Lakia Taylor was inspired from birth by family members to create her own business. The University of Mississippi junior marketing major with a minor in entrepreneurship said her grandfather has his own upholstery business, and her dad was the first lease owner of Dairy Queen in Mississippi.
Juices, bananas, mangos and more fly around the blender within seconds as a delicious, healthy treat is created. While Mississippi often lacks restaurants that offer healthful food options, you can order a rejuvinating smoothie at Juva Juice, a Mississippi original.
Spring will be here before you know it. That means many Mississippians will be heading to the gym to work out and become more healthy. Some seek encouragement on their fitness journey.
Ole Miss junior biochemistry and public policy leadership major, Taran Carrasco, said she has used counseling facilities in the past. Today, she encourages others to COPE with mental health issues.
Self doubt. Thoughts of never being good enough. The fear that no matter what is done, it will always end in failure. These are just a few examples of intrusive thoughts those with depression and anxiety may face.
According the the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression also suffer from anxiety. The two illnesses seem to go hand in hand and can be debilitating for anyone who falls prey.
“We turn this empty pavilion into this place that’s teeming with life and represents everything that’s special and unique about Oxford,” said Betsy Chapman, the woman behind this life-filled place also known as the Oxford Community Market.
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.
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.
Opinion: Marijuana is a gateway drug to pain relief, relaxation and potential statewide economic prosperity
In March of 2016, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program also known as DARE removed cannabis from the “gateway” drug list. This sparked controversy and many people around the country questioned what makes marijuana different from other drugs?