Roughly four weeks ago, many Oxford residents left town headed for spring break. Now, students, professors and remote workers conduct class and business from their homes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mississippi and the world.
It all happened so fast, and some are still trying to make sense of the necessary life changes they are experiencing since COVID-19 became a global threat. Different people are dealing with it in different ways and pondering what it all means.
University of Mississippi students and teachers are adjusting to a new way of life and learning as classes have Zoomed online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Practice social distancing, implement self-quarantine, wash your hands, don’t touch your face—these are phrases we have heard multiple times a day for the past month. However, a new phrase has entered our thoughts: contactless delivery.
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.
As classes shift to strictly online and students are advised to return to their permanent residences, many feel as if part of their college experience has been taken from them, while others struggle with the burgeoning rent crisis and sudden displacement due to dorm closure.
As Mississippi residents prepared for the impact of COVID-19, some began hoarding grocery and medical items, leaving store shelves empty and some residents without essential supplies in small towns.
With a record number of 3.3 million Americans filing for unemployment nationwide, unemployment offices are doing everything they can to stay afloat.
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.
Madison Mayfield, 23, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, has successfully made her mark in the art world, both here in Oxford and on a major national television network.
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.
Often referred to by locals as a “hidden gem,” Satterfield’s Pottery is on the rise in Oxford due to the high demand of exquisite, handcrafted pottery.
Warriors come in many forms. Charlie Spillers is an unassuming man, but a warrior on many playgrounds. From Vietnam, to undercover agent, to prosecuting the highest level criminals on the planet, he’s also an author.
A Water Valley seamstress is taking a classic artform and refashioning it in her own unique way.
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.
Grab some musically talented friends, instruments, and head down to the basement. You never know, you might just start a new band and make a little spending money too.
An Oxford dance studio owner says there is a direct connection between dancing and improved mental health, and experts agree.
You begin to hear what is coming before they reach you. The Ole Miss Drumline is just one part of the Pride of the South Marching Band and, perhaps, the most noticeable.
A Jackson fitness instructor has leaped into the world of book publishing to help others Bounce Back from weight gain.