When it reached Italy, there was a little more panic and seriousness about it in the media. In May, I was scheduled to be studying abroad in Italy, so our trip advisor sent us weekly updates about what was happening as the virus spread.
I realized COVID-19 was significant when one of my colleagues had a family friend in Wuhan, China, and they said the virus is to be taken completely serious, and it is not accurately presented in the Chinese media.
I am a sophomore integrated marketing communications major at the University of Mississippi, who is now back in my childhood home in Greenwood living off matcha and fishsticks. I am here with my parents, younger sister and tiny dog – happy to be home, but I just want this to be over.
It’s crazy to think how one thing, as small as a virus, took our precious world and turned it upside down overnight. The mention of COVID-19 brings up many emotions. Worry, stress, hope, and appreciation are all things I’ve experienced within the past month.
In these stressful times, my mother has challenged me to stay connected to the people I have left in the wake of COVID-19.
I first heard about the coronavirus while talking about current events in my journalism class about two months ago. At the time, I thought it wasn’t a serious issue and that it would go away within the next few weeks. Obviously, I was wrong about that.
Ole Miss Assistant Baseball Coach Carl Lafferty needed someone on staff with a strong discipline in baseball analytics to coach players at a higher level than ever before. This is where Chris Goudoras, director of operations and analytics expert, found his role.
ILLINOIS – Every weekday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. when Edwardsville High School (EHS) is in session, students congregate near Tiger Den, once a concession stand and now a cafe, to get their caffeine and breakfast fix.
Some might say Oxford currently resembles a ghost town. And many are concerned about how COVID-19 will impact local businesses.
As social distancing continues, state and local tourism employees and those who operate short-term lodging options are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as reservations decrease while event cancellations and postponements increase.
Today, many young athletes who were planning on playing on Oxford Park Commission teams and participating in OPC events have put their plans on hold because of the novel coronavirus.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, many people are now spending more time with their families. While it can sometimes be fun, it can also be challenging.
Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Those are the wise lyrics of an old Cinderella (the band, not the Disney character) ballad. Some high school and college students are now realizing that as they complete coursework at home and social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With many people practicing “social distancing” because of the coronavirus, it isn’t difficult to think about the many dystopian films that have been released over the years.
Some Oxford citizens have turned the joy of creating art into a business. Studio Whimzy, an art studio located at 807 College Hill Road across from Pat Lamar Park, was created by Sarah Kathryn Dossett Bridgers.
An Oxford dance studio owner says there is a direct connection between dancing and improved mental health, and experts agree.