On a quiet spring night, with the air blowing, and the smell of smoked burgers wafting through the air, several of the University of Mississippi’s well known faces sat in a circle with an unlikely friend – university crossing guard Stephen Wilkerson.
The SEC is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, and Jolie Carbo is one of the best 400 meter sprinters that has been part of the women’s track and field program at Ole Miss. The Mississippi native is a talented and sensible young woman who has gifts only a few are born with.
It’s not often that a person gets to live the dream they have wished for since they were a kid, but South Panola High School senior, Eli Campbell, always knew his dream of being in the military would come true.
Completely individualized programming fit to each individual’s unique needs combined with the community atmosphere of a typical gym, Oxford’s newest gym, Individual Design Fitness, is one of a kind.
When most people think of sports, they probably think of football, basketball, or maybe baseball – but Sam Cox, 21, is here to show you that skateboarding can teach you just as many things about dedication, hard work, and perseverance as any classic team sport.
Leighton Wilkie McCool is from a seventh generation Ole Miss family, but decided to attend the University of Tennessee and majored in journalism. However, Mississippi called her home, and she is now raising three boys, Davis, Merrick, and Wyatt, with her husband, Campbell McCool.
Filmmaker and IT expert Pablo Correa is using his own upcoming multimodal project on Mississippi civil rights’ activist Fannie Lou Hamer to educate others about how they can create their own meaningful projects.
Children aged 10 to 17 in Mississippi are leading the nation in obesity. Adults follow close behind, as Mississippi has the second highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the State of Obesity Website.
Two South Mississippi schools are making accepting others a top priority.
If you are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts, a Broadway playwright and actor wants you to know nothing is I’Mpossible.
693,000,000. That is the number of gallons of alcohol teenagers will consume this year. Adolescents in America face a battle every day when attempting to live sober. Around 68 percent of 12th graders have tried alcohol, with 37 percent consuming it within the last month. It is no surprise many are struggling with addiction.
In a state with one of the highest child poverty rates, some focus on making sure Mississippi children are warm
A new car, a new phone, or money are the normal things an 18-year-old boy asks for before leaving for college. But one request stood out. Linda Keys, founder of MS COATS4KIDZ, said one boy asked for a coat.
Teachers at Lafayette Upper Elementary School in Lafayette County are using apps to help manage behavior their classrooms. Student teacher Ali Carpenter said the app ClassDojo has come in handy.
Although nobody ever wants to talk about it, cancer is something nearly every person deals with at some point. If they don’t experience it personally, they have a family member, friend or coworker who has battled a form of the disease.
Diabetes is a serious disease that impacts people all over the world, and experts say it’s a growing problem in Mississippi.
In her last years of high school, Haley Nute, 21, felt out of control with college, her crew team, and the sudden suicide of her classmate.
About nine miles west of the Ole Miss campus off of Highway 6 is a feature that Oxford alone can boast of – for the moment that is. The World’s Largest Cedar Bucket, at 979 MS-6 in Oxford, stands outside the Cedar Bucket Furniture Co., perched on a small hill overlooking the highway.
Susanna Cassisa, an Oxford resident and University of Mississippi student, has found it difficult to access recycling services in Oxford. Residents who live in apartment complexes or rural areas may find it more challenging to recycle than others.
Who Dat is now a question you can ask in Oxford. Who Dat’s Drive-Thru & Bar, at 1412 Jackson Avenue, is a drive-thru daiquiri shop that opened in Oxford in February. Owner Wylie Coleman, who also owns part of King’s restaurant in Oxford, has brought a taste of New Orleans to Oxford.
The Overby Center inside the University of Mississippi’s Farley Hall recently hosted the program “A Pioneer of the Black Press” during which Burins Morris discussed his new book about Carter G. Woodson, the “father of black history.” He was interviewed by UM School of Journalism and New Media professor Alysia Steele.
Ryan Rolison was only at Ole Miss for his freshman and sophomore years. That was plenty of time for the Colorado Rockies first round draft pick in 2018 to make a name for himself on the diamond.
Second Chance: Organization founders work to give 400,000 Mississippi high school dropouts a shot at redemption
Famed and controversial former trial Lawyer Richard “Dickey” Scruggs and his son, Zach Scruggs, are working to increase adult education and workforce training awareness in Mississippi with their Oxford-based nonprofit, Second Chance Mississippi.
Spring break 2015. Seth Dickerson is lying on the floor of his bedroom. In six minutes, his body went numb, and the world around him grew dark. He thought he was dying.