Because of the success of the inaugural Living Out Loud Women’s Conference in Oxford this August, organizers are planning a second conference set for Aug. 24, 2019 and hoping to lure well known speakers.
A local band is busting out of obscurity and onto the Oxford music scene. The Busty Petites, a band that recently played multiple shows at Proud Larry’s, will give their biggest performance to date Friday, Nov. 30 when they open for CBDB, an American progressive rock band from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Fashion has always been around, but it’s now more vivid in our social media world. That is exciting for Natchez native Marli Vaughan, 19, who is pursuing a degree in visual communications at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, California.
Photography has come a long way since 1827 when the first photo was taken. Today, new technology makes photography simpler and quicker. Madeline Beck is a University of Mississippi senior from Omaha, Nebraska. Her interest in photography began during her sophomore year of college. Beck decided to pursue photography during a time of change. She bought her camera, a Canon EOS Rebel T3, from eBay in 2015, and her passion for photography blossomed.
Does being the next Olivia Pope, a White House communications director, sound fun? Or how about Public Relations Specialist Samantha Jones? At the University of Mississippi, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media has produced notable alumni and continues to inspire students to dream big.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
Just a mile down the road from the campus of the University of Mississippi is the Stone Center, a small building that houses an organization with a big heart. Perched atop a tiny hill overlooking Stone Park off of Washington Avenue in Oxford, the More Than a Meal organization dedicates its services to those in need in the Oxford community.
Lights. Camera. Action. These words echo through the stage as actors and performers scramble to take their beginning places on set. Theatre is not often thought of as an intense or demanding area of study, but it highlights the talent and dedication of people who would not be discovered in another atmosphere.
College students incur many expenses that can pile up. Tuition, books, and rent are all part of the finances students must keep track of that can become overwhelming.
All the other fines and fees can strain one of the most important areas of spending – food. It can be easy to forget that many struggle to make ends meet at college.
The Mississippi state flag design has been a source of much controversy in recent years. Mississippi native Laurin Stennis has offered a solution to the problem.
On all college campuses throughout the United States, 11.2 percent experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation, according to mscasa.org and rainn.org. Sexual assault is real and happening daily.
Davis Burns set out to create the loudest Mustang in Mississippi. Like many car enthusiasts, he uses his car as a form of expression, allowing the car to be his canvas for the world to see. This bright yellow Mustang GT with its throaty V8 can be seen and heard all across Oxford as he makes his way around town. Whether Burns is rumbling down Jackson Avenue, or parked among the plethora of normal trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and sedans, his 2007 Mustang stands out against the normal, illuminating traffic with any light that bounces off of it, attracting stares from all around.
Sean Gillen Oxford Stories firstname.lastname@example.org There are multiple mass shootings yearly, and when one happens, residents often say they can’t believe a mass shooting took place in their town. The Square in […]
Dinosaurs are still alive. The meat market is a dinosaur.
Due to social class inequality, there are many people who never get the opportunity to go to college and get a degree. The reasons people can’t attend college vary, but a lack of funds and a lack of college education within the family are often reasons.
Graduation season is upon Oxford, Mississippi, and many seniors want and need their senior portrait photos.
Planning any graduation is an intricate process. Here’s a look at how the graduation team from the Ole Miss Pharmacy School is getting the job done.
The spring semester at Ole Miss is coming to an end, and for some Ole Miss students, that means graduation is approaching. However, students are not the only ones preparing for graduation. Local hotels are too.
As graduation at the University of Mississippi approaches, Ole Miss is making sure that parents and family have a place to park this year on campus.
Graduation is quickly approaching, and with that comes families of students looking for a place to stay. Nicole List, director of sales for Courtyard Marriott Oxford, explained just how competitive getting […]
Stores all around Oxford have been preparing for the busy upcoming weeks. Double Decker, Cinco de Mayo, and a finish with graduation will give the stores plenty to prepare for. Jackson Beer Co. has been working on developing discounts for new alumni during the big weekend.
Oxford local Erin Smith has been working diligently to form Lafayette County’s first CASA chapter. This will be the first chapter in Northern Mississippi.
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