News

DUI arrests in city rise as population grows

(Photo/Logan Kirkland)

(Photo/Logan Kirkland) Following a rise in population, driving under the influence arrests are at a high in Oxford compared to recent years, which has required local law enforcement to become more equipped to deal with drivers under the influence. An average of 10 to 20 DUI arrests are made every week in Oxford, according to Oxford Police Chief Joey East.  He said the student population has grown...

Sports

Dear ESPN, bring Gameday to the Grove

Tailgaiting before the NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (DM Photo/Tyler Jackson)

Tailgaiting before the NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (DM Photo/Tyler Jackson) As I woke up Monday morning, I turned on ESPN like I usually do, and I saw Hugh Freeze being interviewed live on the set of “Sportscenter.” It was your typical interview. The questions were the same. “How will your team this year stack up in the SEC West?” “Is this the year...

Lifestyles

Living on the fringe: a look into Art-er Limits

Southside Gallery. (Photo/Grace Lovvorn)

Next week, a new player will be introduced to the Oxford festival scene, and it is sure to be a game changer. The Art-er Limits, Oxford’s first fringe festival, will be making its debut on Friday, Aug.1 and Saturday, Aug. 2. More than80 events will occur during this two-day span, transforming the city into an art lover’s paradise. Southside Gallery. (Photo/Grace Lovvorn) Although Double Decker...

Opinion

Letter to the editor

DM

I believe that it is a good argument to look at racism in gay culture. There are actually many white gay men who do not and would not dare to date a black gay man. It is one thing when the choice is made simply out of personal preference for appearance, but it is another when their reason for not dating black men is because they are disgusted at the mere thought of it. Somehow, it reminds me of how...