You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
Every day, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and about 5,600 new cases are diagnosed per year, according to alsa.org. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a disease that attacks the body’s nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. One Ole Miss student is helping fight it.
Most people only dream of seeing their name on the big-screen, but for amateur filmmaker William Martinko, this dream has become a reality. Currently a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia, Martinko has been producing films since middle school, and his works range from gripping shorts to full-length features. In a world filled with so much noise, he has used his talent to make his voice and message heard loud and clear.
Are you ready for the Egg Bowl Oct. 13? Diehard Rebels and Bulldogs know that date is a little early for the popular football game that will be held on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. But the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup, will be held Oct. 13 in The Pavilion at Ole Miss between UM and Mississippi State University, two schools with a 100-year old football rivalry. Organizers say the doors will open at 10 a.m., and the games will begin at noon. Club leaders hope this event will attract new members, fans and the ability to offer future scholarships.
Does being the next Olivia Pope, a White House communications director, sound fun? Or how about Public Relations Specialist Samantha Jones? At the University of Mississippi, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media has produced notable alumni and continues to inspire students to dream big.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
The Mississippi state flag design has been a source of much controversy in recent years. Mississippi native Laurin Stennis has offered a solution to the problem.
On all college campuses throughout the United States, 11.2 percent experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation, according to mscasa.org and rainn.org. Sexual assault is real and happening daily.
Gay, lesbian and transgender individuals need more understanding from America as a whole. The reason we are not seeing major change or support is because there is no real champion for the cause. Someone like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion for equal treatment for the African American community, is needed.
As the spring season begins to bloom, the days get ever rainier, and the air is filled with the despair-ridden cries of allergy-stricken individuals, Oxford’s iconic Double Decker Festival draws near. The town’s festival set for April 27-28 draws thousands annually who shop for art and listen live music.
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.
The Double Decker Music and Arts Festival set for April 27-28 is a must do in Oxford. When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it’s a reminder of how special the small town is.
Last year, the city of Oxford had to close its pool at certain times because of a shortage of lifeguards. Oxford Park Commission leaders are working to ensure that doesn’t happen this summer.
Oxford is a busy town, especially while the university is in session. This means more vehicles are on the streets causing traffic and parking issues. However, alternate transportation, such has buses, bikes and walking, is slowly catching on among residents.
Oxford Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues works to address issues faced by physically challenged residents
What if the door handle on a business was out of your reach, and you couldn’t enter the store? What if a building was on the second floor, and you were not able to walk up the steps to get to it?
Imagine a city growing from 24,000 to 100,000 overnight. The risk of crime, violence and traffic increases significantly.
COLUMBUS – For many journalism students, the thought of being thrust into a full-time position after graduation can be exciting and daunting. The final semesters can be the most important when preparing for a future career.
While she hates to hear someone utter the phrase ‘Print is dead,’ Lacey Russell, a CNN video production assistant, predicts newspapers will eventually fade away. Digital is the future.
Modern journalists have to know how to do a little bit of everything, and they must know their audience if they’re going to reach them digitally, said Katie Eubanks, features editor of The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, a newspaper that is part of the USA TODAY Network.
MERIDIAN – A lifelong Meridian resident who was the first member of her family to attend college rose to become vice president of operations at Meridian Community College.
Oxford Stories reporters produce The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week Oxford Stories is debuting a project called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has partnered with Oxford Stories to run some students stories this week. We hope to continue to use the project to share the stories of Mississippians and others who lived through the Civil Rights Era. Look for stories in the Daily Journal later this weekend.
When patients come to Endurance Physical Therapy in Oxford seeking pain relief, local physical therapist Kelly Shinall offers a somewhat odd form of treatment — sticking needles into her patients’ skin.