Many people grow up wanting the newest Ferrari or Lamborghini. Kids’ walls are donned with the posters of these wedge-shaped dream machines capable of speeds never before seen with doors that open up to the sky and a massive engine behind their seat or trucks that can conquer any terrain with ease while coughing out black smoke. Suddenly, however, many kids are dreaming of owning the exact opposite – an all-electric family sedan.
In the United States, it is easy to obtain a gun from a local store, such as Walmart, with little to no regulation regarding who can purchase one.
The new-age craze of intense video game play may appear, at first glance, to be a strange choice of hobby. Hours spent staring at a screen alone in a dark room, fueled by soda and candy and the joy of pixelated explosions, seems like the last thing this generation should be invested in. But thankfully, there is far more to gaming than most realize: improved cognitive functions, emotional comprehension, and even better social skills.
“Grow the game” is a phrase often used with golf now. Professionals are doing that. Today’s golfers are competitive, younger, and they win. It keeps things interesting. These young golfers give college students people they can relate to, but there’s a struggle as the sport continues to grow – the fans.
Imagine something you find absolutely breathtaking. Something you could stare at or watch for hours and still be just as enamored as you were the first time you saw it.
If you have an older Apple phone, then I’m sure you have noticed that these overpriced phones have a shortness of battery life, and frequent crashing of apps will often send you to your local service providers in a frenzy. The salesperson will troubleshoot your phone and then look at you and say, “Well, your storage is full.”
College can take a toll on every student’s overall health and well being. You’re not on a good sleep schedule. You’re staying up late studying, or going out with friends and lose track of time. You also do not eat as healthy as you normally do.
Have you ever thought it would be scary, or maybe fun, to study abroad? If you have, but you haven’t shared this idea with anyone, keep reading. If your destination is Europe, I can explain the whole process.
The Confederacy was an alliance of seven slave-holding states that included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. During the Civil War, the Confederate states fought to keep African Americans enslaved. Many Southern whites needed African American labor to make money in their fields and farms.
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.
Chris Keiffer, of the Daily Journal, later contacted Oxford Stories and asked to do a podcast about the project. Oxford Stories reporters Alexis Rhoden and T’Keyah Jones were interviewed for the podcast. You can listen to their interview at the link below.
The University of Mississippi unveiled six new contextualization plaques this month, completing the two year process of planning and discussion between the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context and the local community.
Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. HB 1510, or the Gestational Age Act, will make Mississippi have the most restrictive abortion practice in the country.
After 17 people were killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Ole Miss senior Alexa Johnson held a march for the victims. From the steps of Farley Hall, she spoke to a crowd of about 100 people.
What are millennials reading, buying, watching? We asked a group of University of Mississippi students what their two latest media purchases were, and here are some of their answers. Mary Albert Hulu […]
University of Mississippi senior Melissa Johnson said she felt sorrow for the Florida families who lost loved ones during this week’s shooting.
University of Mississippi students and Oxford residents are trying to make sense of the latest school shooting that claimed 17 lives at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day.
My trek to my first day of work began rather bleak. A light morning drizzle quickly transformed into a heavy London rain as I walked from the Underground in search of coffee before my day began.
I grew up in a small town that almost everyone could pronounce, but no one could truly spell. It was one of those towns where you had to be a native of the area to know where it was.
My dad always said I will end up in political journalism. He’s wrong. I still do not like politics. I have been exposed to trigger warning and sensitivity about microaggressions that led me to pay attention and be more informed, but politics are complicated. The wide variety of issues ranging from roads to increasing taxes on the rich sometimes goes completely over my head. We all have political opinions – some very strong, but to me, it is all very complicated and sometimes boring.
Public charter schools have only been around as a unique alternative to traditional district schools since the 1990s in the United States, but they have recently become a popular policy tool. They are separate from normal district schools and usually run by private entities while still being publicly funded.
After graduating from college in May, I am leaving the state of Mississippi. I’ve known Mississippi for my entire life. She feels safe. She feels comforting. She feels familiar. I grew up in her schools and learned from her people.
My experience working as a member of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps has been eye-opening. Prior to our trip to the state capitol building in Jackson, I had never done any reporting outside of my Oxford, Mississippi bubble. The trip was about experiencing new opportunities and returning to Oxford a better reporter than when I left. I can say without a doubt that is what happened.