Leaving Mississippi provided a new perspective for one University of Mississippi professor, who was later inspired to return and tell honest stories about the South and state through film.
Coming to Ole Miss was not my first option when I started exploring colleges and what I wanted to study. At a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher like my mother, but as I grew and explored my options, I came across journalism and the excitement of the media.
When thinking of where I wanted to go to college, I realized my sophomore year of high school that I wanted to be in the South. I would only look at schools at college fairs located in the South. I only toured schools below the Mason Dixon line, and only applied to those schools.
The year is 1812, and in the mountains of Green County in East Tennessee someone is about to born. The store he creates will go on to become an institution and the oldest department store still operating in the Southern United States.
While many people attach different words and meaning to states and cities, one UM student who has lived many places, but eventually found his way back to Mississippi, where his parents grew up, describes Oxford as “poised.” “It is a very urbane place,” Ethaniel Ryan Davis said. “Everyone knows everyone, and everyone – for the most part – enjoys each other as well.
The Northern and Southern regions of the United States are known historically for their differences, most infamously during the Civil War. Even in our present day, there are still vast differences in the social and cultural behavior of people from the North and South.
Natalie Beth Seales A building once meant to become an observatory has served as the chancellor’s home, a sorority house, home of the ROTC, and it now houses the Center for the […]
Molly Randles HottyToddy.com A “Southern Yankee” – oxymoronic right? That’s exactly what it feels like to move from the North to the South. It’s culture shock. It’s a new adventure, and it’s a […]