As 2018 draws to a close, tuition rates will continue to rise in the new year at the University of Mississippi, which has seen a 65% increase in tuition over the last decade.
Nakiyah Jordan never imagined that art would consume her collegiate career at Ole Miss. Art was supposed to stay a hobby and less of a way of life, but that soon changed when she arrived in Oxford.
Nicole Lamar is an Oxford artist who studied art at the University of Mississippi. Originally from Dallas, she loved her new home so much, she decided to remain here to raise her family. Lamar has four children and one is also an artist. Giles Lamar is a sophomore at Ole Miss. Nicole and Giles have a similar contemporary style. Both are free-spirited and love color.
The van was packed with lawn chairs, tables, and chicken minis. The seatbelts were buckled. The Doddridge family and their neighbors were on the way to spend their Saturday in Oxford. After the hour drive from Olive Branch, the crew unloaded, setting up the tent in their spot in the Grove.
Jerell Bernard, 22, a former Ole Miss basketball walk-on, decided that basketball is not for him after fracturing his foot multiple times at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Benard started playing basketball his 11th grade year.
Sophia Petruskevich, 20, is a junior at the University of Mississippi majoring in psychology. Petruskevich lived in Pickerington, Ohio, until she age 15 when her family was relocated to Tupelo.
Column: University of Mississippi offers liberal studies major appealing to those with broad interests
All throughout my life, I have always admired and connected with people. My parents used to always joke about how I had a spark and could easily click with just about anyone.
Column: When deciding to rush in the South, be prepared, don’t stress and believe every word you hear
“Rush is a big deal in the #South.” That statement is something every girl hears when she decides to go to college and join a sorority in the South. As a girl born and raised in a small town in southeast Missouri who decided to attend school at Ole Miss, I took that statement with a grain of salt. I never thought Rush Week would be as intense as everyone said it was.
Column: I won’t let scoliosis or obstacles steal my dream of playing football for the Ole Miss Rebels
Growing up has always been a challenge for me – from not fitting into high school, to not getting many chances in football. Playing football was probably one of the biggest challenges I had to face. I was smaller than the other guys, I didn’t have any experience, and I got bullied.
The University of Mississippi is known for having one of the best accounting schools in the country. Ole Miss is also known as the “Harvard of the South” for its outstanding law program. The university, however, is lacking in the fashion department. During one of my IMC 205 classes, my professor introduced us to some upcoming IMC classes. Mr. Scott Fiene, who is the assistant dean for curriculum and assessment, listed just a slide full of 300-level IMC courses. One included IMC 361 Fashion Promotion. I immediately got in my course favorites and added the class. I knew this was going to be the closest I could get to a fashion course at this school.
The Ole Miss Water Polo Club is one of the newest recreational sports on campus, and the team is seeking new members.
The University of Mississippi is home to about 24,000 students. Of those, 56 percent are women. There are hundreds of organizations on the Ole Miss campus, but Girl Up is one of the newest.
You may have heard of Frank and Marlee’s, or maybe even Murph’s, or before that – Ireland’s Irish Pub. But now the building at 1210 Harrison Avenue is called Harrison’s, named after the street it’s on. Harrison’s Manager Jackson May reopened the bar Sept. 15. “We’ve got a fresh take on the dive bar,” he said. “We’re adding a deck onto it. Frank and Marlee’s had a deck already, but it was small. The new deck is going to be twice the size of Round Table’s deck, and we’re going to put the swings back up that were on the porch before. But all in all, we kind of just wanted to add a new tradition onto an already Oxford classic.”
Cheerleading isn’t always considered a sport, but it takes a lot of time, effort and athleticism, especially down south at the University of Mississippi where cheerleading is taken seriously.
You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
Every day, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and about 5,600 new cases are diagnosed per year, according to alsa.org. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a disease that attacks the body’s nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. One Ole Miss student is helping fight it.
Two hours prior to kickoff, fans fill the Grove to tailgate and line the Walk of Champions where there is free entertainment featuring the Ole Miss Pride of the South and Spirit Squads.
Driving down south Lamar in Oxford, you may have never noticed a little dirt road that leads to a studio in the woods. While the structure might not look like much from the outside, it houses beautiful paintings by Oxford local Jere Allen. His paintings are more than just abstract thoughts. They are an attempt to share emotions with the world.
Sometimes music is personal. Tupelo native Maggie Houin, 20, wrote two songs this year for both her older sisters who each had a child. Her sister, Mollie Houin, was the first sibling to have a child in the Houin family. Her little girl, Tatum, inspired Houin to pen a ballad.
A Sister Moon may soon rise in Oxford. A University of Mississippi student who has made a name for herself locally and beyond selling unique handcrafted jewelry is embarking on a new family business. Young entrepreneur Sara Caroline Bridgers, 19, is working on a new venture with her older sister, Alli Bridgers, called “Sister Moon.” They plan to create an embroidery business personalizing clothing and accessories with special sayings, some that are unique to the Bridgers family.
Rachel Levetzow grew up dancing and attended Southwest Missouri State, where she was on the Sugar Bears Dance Team before becoming a professional dancer. After an injury, she was told by doctors she would never dance again.
Are you ready for the Egg Bowl Oct. 13? Diehard Rebels and Bulldogs know that date is a little early for the popular football game that will be held on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. But the first-ever Esports Egg Bowl, an electronic matchup, will be held Oct. 13 in The Pavilion at Ole Miss between UM and Mississippi State University, two schools with a 100-year old football rivalry. Organizers say the doors will open at 10 a.m., and the games will begin at noon. Club leaders hope this event will attract new members, fans and the ability to offer future scholarships.
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.