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July 17, 2012

 
If your stomach is empty and you need someone to talk to, Dennis Van Oostendorpis is just the man to wain the woe.
Van Oostendorpis, owner and operator of 6‘N Tubbs on Jackson Avenue, said there is one thing he would like to make clear from the get go:
“This place is not a restaurant," he said, grinning. "It’s more social than that. You come in, have a slice, shoot the breeze, watch the game and split when you’re ready. 6’N Tubbs is a pizza joint."

 
If your stomach is empty and you need someone to talk to, Dennis Van Oostendorpis is just the man to wain the woe.
Van Oostendorpis, owner and operator of 6‘N Tubbs on Jackson Avenue, said there is one thing he would like to make clear from the get go:
“This place is not a restaurant," he said, grinning. "It’s more social than that. You come in, have a slice, shoot the breeze, watch the game and split when you’re ready. 6’N Tubbs is a pizza joint."

June 19, 2012

Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.

 
Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: Ole Miss faculty member and Oxonian Cory Lewis is not a woman who likes to sit still.
“Change is the one thing we can all count on in life,” she said. “Whether we go with it or not is our decision.”

April 25, 2012

In 1837, the year Martin Van Buren succeeded Andrew Jackson in the presidency and the year Michigan became the 26th state admitted to U.S., three pioneers, all named John, bought 50 acres of land from two Chickasaw Native Americans, Princess Hoka and E Ah Nah Yea. They named that 50 acres after a town in England to promote an air of class to their new settlement.

In 1837, the year Martin Van Buren succeeded Andrew Jackson in the presidency and the year Michigan became the 26th state admitted to U.S., three pioneers, all named John, bought 50 acres of land from two Chickasaw Native Americans, Princess Hoka and E Ah Nah Yea. They named that 50 acres after a town in England to promote an air of class to their new settlement.
This weekend will mark Oxford’s 175th birthday since that purchase.

March 25, 2012

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

Martina Cotelo’s career path is an excellent example of successfully pursuing a goal and taking advantage of opportunities, as she was recently selected for an internship at Ernst & Young. She will spend two months working with Ernst & Young in their New York City headquarters this summer.

January 26, 2012

 

Four months have passed since Occupy Wall Street began its protest at Zuccotti Park in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, yet we wait for a clear articulation of their demands.

 

Four months have passed since Occupy Wall Street began its protest at Zuccotti Park in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, yet we wait for a clear articulation of their demands.

November 10, 2011

With the semester coming to a close and the recent loss of our football coach, spirits are low around the University of Mississippi campus. Since one of the best ways to get over a problem is to remember that other people have bigger problems, the solution is in the dark theater just before the Grove.

With the semester coming to a close and the recent loss of our football coach, spirits are low around the University of Mississippi campus. Since one of the best ways to get over a problem is to remember that other people have bigger problems, the solution is in the dark theater just before the Grove.

November 2, 2011

We see the photographs in every fashion magazine, showcasing the latest trends and styles in intriguing and interesting ways, but who is behind the camera? 

 

I was rummaging through my old Vogue magazines the other day trying to find some kind of inspiration for this column. 

What I ended up doing instead was gazing through the magnificent photographs, reliving the stories over and over again as I gazed at the wonderful fashions and the interesting settings.

And then it came to me. We see the photographs in every fashion magazine, showcasing the latest trends and styles in intriguing and interesting ways, but who is behind the camera? 

October 14, 2011

 

Theater season is now in full swing, with performances of both amateur and professional levels filling the multiple spaces of the University of Mississippi campus.

This weekend and next, Ole Miss Theatre can be seen in Meek Auditorium with the first “Second Stage” show of the season: “Some Girl(s),” directed by Rory Ledbetter.

Second Stage, while sounding demeaning, is a new experiment from the theater department that more closely resembles the Off-Broadway productions of New York. 

October 12, 2011

My dream has always been to work in the fashion industry. Whether it’s writing, styling or organizing a closet, the fashion world is where I want to be.
In order to work in the industry, you have to know the industry backward and forward. You can never know too much. Ever.
So for all you fashion lovers — and despite the great amount of you wearing Nike shorts and T-shirts, I know you are out there — here is a list of my top 10 favorite fashion blogs.
From street style, to job postings, to trend alerts, these blogs will give you everything you need to know and more about the world of fashion and how to get in it.
I did my best to rank my favorites (No. 1 being my all-time favorite and No. 10 being my almost favorite), but they are all amazing in so many ways and offer different information.
10. Style.com
While more a branch off the magazine than a blog, style.com has done a wonderful job of turning the magazine into an online source of information different from its glossy pages.
Style.com is my go-to for runway information. It posts every image from every designer showing at fashion weeks all over the globe, making you feel like you are sitting in the front row rather than at your computer screen.
It also offers an exclusive look at after-parties and fashion news.
9. GoFugYourself.com
If you are in search of the greatest fashion disasters, look no further. GoFugYourself was created by two friends in search of a diversion from their real lives, and making fun of fashion’s greatest victims gave them that satisfaction.
Deriving from the word “fugly,” GoFugYourself is a fantastic satire on the fashion world and all those who are a part of it. If you thought Joan Rivers was harsh on “The Fashion Police,” you ain’t seen nothing yet.
From celebrities to socialites, the “Fug Girls,” as they are known, show no mercy. So the next time you have a second thought about an outfit, beware of who might be watching.
8. Fashionista.com
This site is a chronicle of the fashion universe. From the runway to the knockoffs on Canal Street in New York City, this blog takes you behind the scenes of up-and-coming trends.
The goal of fashionista.com is to search out the next great designers, trends and deals while also dishing on models, gossip and everything fashionable.
7. T Magazine
The New York Times, also known as the mecca of the journalistic world, possesses some of the country’s greatest fashion writers.
What is seen in the style section every Thursday and Sunday is nothing compared to the blog devoted to everything fashion.
And I’m not just talking clothes. The blog equivalent of the style section includes travel, food and culture, all revolving around one word: style.
It offers not only a glimpse into the fashion world, but also a lifestyle. A way to live every part of your life in style.
6. The Zoe Report
If you do not know who Rachel Zoe is, stop reading now. As one of the most sought-after stylists in the industry, Zoe should be not only a fashion lover’s icon, but also her inspiration.
The Zoe Report is a daily email service that sends fashion trends right to your phone or computer. With advice on decorating, makeup, baby clothes and more, The Zoe Report is my daily go-to for the latest trends and inspiration.
The stylist herself also answers fashion questions from her loyal followers. What’s not to love? Subscribe to the free newsletter at thezoereport.com.
5. The Sartorialist
Created by photographer Scott Schuman, this site offers a dialogue between the fashion world and the real world.
The blog is simple: photographs and comments. That is it. Schuman takes street style to the next level by finding people (any people) and photographing them. He posts them and waits for comments.
The simple site is a fun way to communicate with fashion lovers like yourself. Whether you love or hate the look, someone else feels the same way. It is simply amazing.
4. WhoWhatWear.com
Love, love, love is all I can say about this next blog. It takes the season’s hottest trends and tells you not only where to buy them, but also multiple ways to wear them.
The site opens up with the Style Stalker: the moment’s trendiest person in all her stylish glory. It features the person’s style, biography and where to buy every article of clothing she is wearing, also known as outfit IDs.
Seriously, go check it out. Now!
3. LittleMissCareerist.com
If you are serious about working in the fashion industry, this is a blog you MUST follow. It posts jobs and internships in every aspect of the fashion industry from writing and buying to styling and designing.
And not only that, it tells you how to network, how to create a blog and most importantly, how to become important in an industry that is so difficult to be seen in.
If you only look at one blog on this list, this needs to be the one. LMC’s goal is to inspire and motivate you to find that dream job, and then it tells you how to get it. Create your personal brand, and do it with LMC.
2. The Cut
This is truly my No. 1 fashion blog. I follow it religiously, reading every post and examining every photograph.
This New York Magazine blog is chock-full of every speck of fashionable news all over the world. It brings you sample sales of the day, the best look of the day and updates from every designer, socialite and politico (even following Michelle Obama, aka MObama watch).
It goes behind the scenes of every fashion show in every city. It tells you the inspiration behind a designer’s new line. It gives you the gossip behind the clothes and so much more. It is interesting, intriguing and, yes, inspiring.
1. YOURS
No, that is not the name of the blog. I am talking about a blog created by you, for you. Well, maybe not all for you, but for your benefit.
Whether it becomes a famous blog or not, creating your own blog is the best way to put your name to your talent, whether it’s writing, designing, styling or whatever your passion is, a blog can get you noticed.
Post anything that inspires you, anything that interests you. Post your work, sketches and photography samples. Because without samples, you will go nowhere.
Visit hautytoddy.wordpress.com if you need a little inspiration.
If you want to work in the industry or just read about the industry, these blogs will guide you through the complicated lives of fashion’s elite.

My dream has always been to work in the fashion industry. Whether it’s writing, styling or organizing a closet, the fashion world is where I want to be.
In order to work in the industry, you have to know the industry backward and forward. You can never know too much. Ever.
So for all you fashion lovers — and despite the great amount of you wearing Nike shorts and T-shirts, I know you are out there — here is a list of my top 10 favorite fashion blogs.

August 22, 2011

CBS News recently reported that New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection found traces of medicines and personal care products in the city’s drinking water. 

 

CBS News recently reported that New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection found traces of medicines and personal care products in the city’s drinking water. 

June 15, 2011

 

For 2009 Ole Miss graduates Shallon Hunter and Barrett Beard, New York City is a place where dreams come true.

In early June, Beard and Hunter introduced SoCreo, a creative fashion house that provides a variety of services ranging from event production to editorial placement.

June 2, 2011

In a little more than three months, people in Mississippi and across the country will pause to remember one of the worst days in American history: Sept. 11, 2001. But one day in late May, two Ole Miss journalism students, Lillian Askins and Ashley Barnett, had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero, to get a first-hand look at what some see as a symbol of America’s comeback from catastrophe.

It was party time at Ground Zero.

May 25 marked the fifth anniversary of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.

June 2, 2011

 

With every new seasons comes new fashions, and there’s no better place to check out the styles than Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Shoppers stroll along with shopping bags in hand as elaborate window displays add color to the gray sidewalks.

Ole Miss graduate Harper Ferguson, an assistant buyer at Saks, is one of the people responsible for what goes in those windows for summer. 

May 30, 2011

On the surface, Ole Miss theatre alumna Sarah Evans seems like just another aspiring actress trying to make it in New York City. But take another look and you'll see Sarah plays a few different roles in hopes of one day seeing her name in lights. 

 

On the surface, Ole Miss theatre alumna Sarah Evans seems like just another aspiring actress trying to make it in New York City. 

But take another look and you'll see Sarah plays a few different roles in hopes of one day seeing her name in lights. 

Evans moved to New York in 2007 and started working odd jobs when she wasn't performing in local productions. She currently works full-time as an emergency medical technician and works nights serving drinks at a dance club in the Chelsea neighborhood. 

May 25, 2011

The bright lights of Times Square are hard to miss, but the people who put up those neon signs often go unnoticed

The bright lights of Times Square are hard to miss, but the people who put up those neon signs often go unnoticed.

Workers for North Shore Neon Sign Company say their company is just one of a few who give New York City some of its colorful appeal. 

They risk their lives, rising 800 feet in the air to install electronic or traditional billboards. And fear, well, that's not an option.

"You just can't be afraid in this business," said Al, a worker who didn't want to share his last name.

May 25, 2011

There's a story on every corner.

That's what Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told a class of eleven Ole Miss journalism students during a recent class session.

The students are in New York City for the second week of a May intersession course.

He challenged the class to go out with a camera and find a story, report, write and edit the piece in about four hours.

This is what Lillian Askins and Ashley Barnett put together.

April 12, 2011

This week is a slow week in the world of movies.

This week is a slow week in the world of movies.

“Arthur” was released last week, and “Scream 4” will be released Friday.

DVD releases include “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “The King’s Speech,” “Country Strong” and “Bambi.”

So to make up for the lack of killer titles, this week includes a quick preview of the first set of summer blockbusters.

March 4, 2011

A few years ago, I was randomly selected to live with a marketing major from New Orleans.

A few years ago, I was randomly selected to live with a marketing major from New Orleans.

Other than the fact that we are both incredibly neurotic, we also shared a love of something very bizarre: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Now, for those of you who have missed the trend, this is the only spin-off still in production by NBC (as Criminal Intent was moved to USA). The creepy part is that it’s the most twisted and demented of the three series.

November 2, 2010

Three members of the 2010 Southeastern Conference West Champion Ole Miss men’s tennis team head to New York City today to compete in the prestigious USTA/ITA Indoor Championships held at the acclaimed Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. 

 

Three members of the 2010 Southeastern Conference West Champion Ole Miss men’s tennis team head to New York City today to compete in the prestigious USTA/ITA Indoor Championships held at the acclaimed Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. 

 

October 26, 2010

I have lived in Oxford now for the past year and a half. That should be enough time to get acquainted with a small town. 

 

I have lived in Oxford now for the past year and a half. That should be enough time to get acquainted with a small town. 

 

July 1, 2010

“If you guys want to sleep right now and not wake up [until] July 1st, 2010, go ahead because it’s going to be a big day,” LeBron James teased in a 2008 postgame press conference in New York City, fully aware that ESPN would turn it into a subliminal messaging campaign by replaying it ad nauseam to keep the summer of 2010 warm long enough for even the wittiest of sports journalists to run out of one-liners to describe just how “hot” it is.

 

June 3, 2010

After losing to eventual tournament champions LSU on Saturday in the SEC tournament semifinals, the Diamond Rebs were hit with the realization that they would most likely have to pack up to resume regional play.

 

After losing to eventual tournament champions LSU on Saturday in the SEC tournament semifinals, the Diamond Rebs were hit with the realization that they would most likely have to pack up to resume regional play.