As I sat in my chair waiting for my name to be called “T’Aja Charnay Cameron,” I held back tears that I had accumulated in four short years that felt like a lifetime. And as I walked across the stage, I felt nothing, and I barely even smiled. The day had turned into just another day of the week. That was my story in high school – this pretty girl, the popular girl, just floating and living without a purpose.
For more than 100 years, Hollywood has offered amazing, Oscar-winning movies and television shows. As we constantly consume them, writers and directors sometimes glamorize serious issues, such as drug abuse, suicide and murder.
The best part of the movie was the message I believe Peele intended. The movie plot was simple. It was about a normal family going on a vacation, but they are attacked by their clones. However, there is much more to it.
Later, I became obsessed with the idea that one day I could have a job that I could travel the world and just take pictures of everything that held beauty. I think it is a really beautiful thing when someone can look at a picture and feel something emotional towards it.
Film Review: With wonderful art and diverse characters, ‘Princess Mononoke’ is best Studio Ghibli movie
Imagine watching a film with the sounds of a babbling creek, a baby blue sky and the gentle breeze tickling the flowers. No it is not a nature documentary, it is a Studio Ghibli movie. Studio Ghibli movies star various sounds of nature with colorful watercolor backgrounds and vibrant characters.
What we have seen in recent years is nothing compared to what will happen should the planet warm to the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels estimated by the panel. These effects are just the tip of the melting iceberg.
The question of whether or not cheerleading is a sport has been debated. Since I have been involved in this sport since I was 2 years old, I wanted to share the reality of cheerleading at the collegiate level. Cheerleaders are some of the most underappreciated athletes.
Visit the Black Mirror Project education website to read student science fiction stories about media and technology
Are you a fan of “Black Mirror?” University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media students enrolled in one section of JOUR 101 have a “Black Mirror” themed class that envisions the future of technology and media after learning about its history.
Just off of Highway 6 in Oxford sits a haven of sorts deep in the woods, isolated from the world. Camp Lake Stephens, a faith-based summer camp and retreat center, serves as a spiritual escape from the “real world.”
Music Review: Swimming is a chronicle of the late Mac Miller’s struggles with depression and addiction
Since the release of his album The Divine Feminine in 2016, the late Mac Miller, 26, went through great personal turmoil in the public eye stemming from a drug addiction that eventually led to the end of his relationship with famous pop singer, Arianna Grande, and his DUI arrest last May.
Meet Mary Morgan Shipp Bryan, a yoga studio owner and instructor from Oxford, Mississippi. Mary Morgan shares her love of yoga with her students daily. She sat down with Oxford Stories reporter Gray Houser to discuss how yoga can transform lives, lead to mental wellness, increased spirituality, and more.
She works at two of the most well known businesses in Oxford. Maggie Smith, a native of Madison, Mississippi, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a major in English in 2018. Her love of the town and her job at Square Books led her to stay in Oxford.
An Oxford band comprised entirely of University of Mississippi students trying to balance school, a social life, and their young music careers plans to begin recording original music soon.
The construction industry is male-dominated, but at the Oxford construction company ASFornea, a Batesville woman runs the show.
Imagine being 7 years old, in chronic pain, using the restroom on yourself, and throwing up 24/7. Your mother is frantic and crying. You have to be hospitalized for weeks trying to figure out what is wrong. Family members visit you and bring flowers. There are many doctors and tests.
A Mississippi DJ is experiencing a Victory in the music business. DJ Max Victory is from Myrtle, a small town about 30 minutes outside of Oxford. He moved to Oxford to pursue a career in graphic design a few years ago, but he ended up pursuing his passion for music.
Clarksdale native Bradley Gordon has always been captivated by the beauty of his surroundings. His fascination with nature inspired him to pursue an art career, one that has allowed him to showcase his work from Oxford to Tiawan.
Money is one of the most influential driving forces in the world. With prices rising every moment, people are searching for more innovative ways to “bring home the bacon.” So are teenagers.
Mississippi resident and University of Mississippi student Lindy Goodson is an accidental entrepreneur.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey’s roots run deep in Oxford. Some who grow up in small towns like Oxford wish for something more or different. A desire to “escape” their hometown creeps in as they approach high school graduation.
Video: From the sidelines to triathlons, Atlanta native places first in Oxford’s Rebel Man triathlon
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.
Next time you leave the oven on in your apartment, it just may be one of your classmates who shows up in a big red truck.
Many people come to Oxford on an educational journey through the University of Mississippi. Rashawn Johnson, of Columbia, Mississippi, lives in Oxford with his wife Niasha Johnson, a pharmacy student. When he has a free moment, he likes to game.