Local bands find Oxford platform as gateway to growth


Bands in music scenes across America play shows in any venue that will host them, any time they will host them. A random show in the back corner of a bar on Thursday night may be anything but random to the band. “There are a lot of them,” Scott Caradine, owner of Proud Larry’s, said. “I’ve got an employee here that’s a bartender and manager that plays drums, and I bet he plays drums in...


Freeze sees mistakes made in Florida, looks to improve


For a team with SEC and national championship aspirations, the 38-10 loss to Florida was certainly a huge blow to the Ole Miss football team. The Rebels dropped from third to 14th in the Associated Press poll. “Obviously, it was a disappointing night down in Florida,” Hugh Freeze, head coach, said. “Credit to Florida, they are a much improved football team. They are very good defensively and...


Shanghai University Chinese Orchestra performs tonight

For those of you unfamiliar with Mandarin Chinese, say ‘Hello’ to the Shanghai University Chinese Orchestra. Bringing a global exchange of Chinese folk music to the Oxford community, the orchestra will exhibit its award-winning chapter tonight at Nutt Auditorium, beginning at 7:30. The event is free and open to the public. The Shanghai University Chinese Orchestra is one of the premier orchestras in mainland China, according to University of Mississippi’s Global China Connection president Will Foley. Foley, who co-founded the chapter about two years ago, has been the President for about...


In defense of ‘Let’s Play’ videos

For those who aren’t familiar with “Let’s Play”s, they’re videos on YouTube where grown people sit and record themselves playing video games. And in some cases, they get paid for it. While I understand why some people would be salty at Let’s Players because of this, I’ve also seen some needless insults thrown at viewers such as myself. “Why are you sitting around watching people on the Internet play games?” you might ask yourself. Well, pull up a chair and sit in it. I will tell you. I first discovered “Let’s Play” videos back in 2010 when it was still a burgeoning Internet...