I came here with a certain perception of Mississippi, and I didn’t think that would change over my four years as a student. However, now as I’m about to leave Mississippi forever, I have such a fond view of this state. Even though there may be some aspects of the state’s past and present political views that I may not agree with, Mississippi has changed my life forever.
Mike Bianco signed college baseball’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class in 2016. That class already had Ryan Rolison, who was draft eligible as a sophomore, being drafted 22 overall in May 2018. The 2016 freshman class also contributed to Ole Miss’ SEC Tournament Championship in 2018.
Mississippi legislators have made it easier and legal for the bad guys to arrive on our campus with deadly weapons and the intention to kill. This is a mistake.
You are a 20-year-old college student studying pre-med. You have not found a community of friends in your six months of arriving on campus. Your classes require so much studying. You could spend every day, all day studying if you chose to, but you cannot seem to get out of bed.
Column: Despite pain, work, and obstacles, it’s a blessing to be a walk-on quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels
There’s a noise. It’s getting louder and louder with each waking second. Is it the fans cheering my name? Maybe the final buzzer of last nights game? Is it my position coach screaming at me like a drill sergeant? No, it’s just my alarm telling me to head to 6 a.m. workouts.
If you would have asked me two years ago where I saw myself going to college, never in a million years would I have thought I would end up in Mississippi.
Never in my life had I dreamed of being a journalist. At first, all I thought journalists did was write. However, after a few minor events in my life, I realized that traveling the road to becoming a professional and successful journalist was one of the most important decisions in my life.
Later, I became obsessed with the idea that one day I could have a job that I could travel the world and just take pictures of everything that held beauty. I think it is a really beautiful thing when someone can look at a picture and feel something emotional towards it.
The question of whether or not cheerleading is a sport has been debated. Since I have been involved in this sport since I was 2 years old, I wanted to share the reality of cheerleading at the collegiate level. Cheerleaders are some of the most underappreciated athletes.
An Oxford band comprised entirely of University of Mississippi students trying to balance school, a social life, and their young music careers plans to begin recording original music soon.
Imagine being 7 years old, in chronic pain, using the restroom on yourself, and throwing up 24/7. Your mother is frantic and crying. You have to be hospitalized for weeks trying to figure out what is wrong. Family members visit you and bring flowers. There are many doctors and tests.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey’s roots run deep in Oxford. Some who grow up in small towns like Oxford wish for something more or different. A desire to “escape” their hometown creeps in as they approach high school graduation.
Video: From the sidelines to triathlons, Atlanta native places first in Oxford’s Rebel Man triathlon
For those who claim cheerleading is not a sport, an Atlanta native and former University of Mississippi cheerleader proved her athleticism by recently finished first in her age division in Oxford’s Rebel Man sprint triathlon. The 440-meter swim, 22K bike, and 5K run was the 14th annual event with 88 participants open to all ages.
Next time you leave the oven on in your apartment, it just may be one of your classmates who shows up in a big red truck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine that you are a child of abuse with no trusted adults on your side as you stand before a judge who is about to change your life with his decision. This terrifying scenario is one that the CASA of Lafayette County volunteers are trying to eliminate. CASA, an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates, trains volunteers who work on behalf of abused and neglected children as their cases make their way through the Lafayette County court system.
Sometimes it can be difficult to relate to historical figures. They roamed the Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago. What could they possibly have in common with modern man?