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.
While hundreds of millions of people in the U.S, are quarantined at home, there are still millions of Americans who have been deemed “essential employees” and are therefore still traveling to and from work every day.
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.
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.
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.
A Water Valley seamstress is taking a classic artform and refashioning it in her own unique way.
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.
A Jackson fitness instructor has leaped into the world of book publishing to help others Bounce Back from weight gain.
The Oxford Film Festival Board of Directors and staff announced Friday that because of public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Oxford Film Festival, scheduled for March 18-22, has been postponed.
You may already be wondering, What does ‘gastronomic’ mean? The word refers to gastronomy, or the practice or art of choosing, cooking and eating good food. These days, it may be difficult to find a restaurant of exceptional gastronomy. However, you may find that Ravine meets and exceeds all expectations.
The University of Mississippi will cancel classes March 16-20 and move classes online following an extended break.
With the addition of a new mural on University Avenue and Oxford’s arts center, the Powerhouse, located there – this semester Oxford Stories is embarking on a small solutions journalism project. Our reporters are starting a community conversation about the possibility of a continued arts emphasis in the University Avenue area.
University Avenue business owners who run fabric, antique, and home furnishing stores said a few small tweaks could improve the already successful area.
Portland, Oregon is a city with a population of about 647,000 people compared to Oxford’s 23,000. With the slogan “Keep Portland Weird,” the city focuses heavily on the arts, with hundreds of galleries, theaters and murals.
If you spend a lot of time on the west side of town, you may not have much of a reason to venture over to University Avenue for anything, which might lead you to believe business is declining in that area. However, according to two University Avenue business owners, business has been steady.