College is a time of transition, a time for students to begin to figure out who they are and what their place is in the world. But as impactful as higher education is, it is not the only thing that can make such a difference in students' lives. For Oxford College sophomore Hana Ahmed, there was another significant journey recently: her pilgrimage to Mecca, an important religious journey for Muslims.
In recent times, supplying aid to Africa has been a special interest of American citizens. Everyday, we watch TV segments or hear the stories of the starving children who cannot attend school and immediately want to help. In many cases, we give money, but what we do not see is where that aid and money go. Oxford College sophomore Arome Obende understands that there is a lot more that needs to be done for Africa than just donating money.
If one were to ask an average 19-year-old about the work force, most young adults would go on to talk about their long hours bussing tables in a restaurant or folding clothes in retail, but not Farina Wares. If Wares were to answer this question, she would go on to talk about the unfair working conditions and practices in parts of the world and how she hopes to change them someday.
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On the outside, Oxford College freshman Grace O'Duffy appears to be a typical American college student, but when she speaks, her Irish heritage is revealed.
Students at Oxford College of Emory University are seeking volunteers, sponsors and food distribution centers for a community-wide project that will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food to the communities of Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.
The Oxford Lions are still flipping flapjacks after a half century. Charter members John Burson and Carlos Meyer said the Oxford Lions Club has been hosting its annual pancake supper for more than 50 years. This year's popular social event will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Flint Hill Elementary School. All-you-can-eat plain or blueberry pancakes and local Holifield sausages are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets may be purchased from ...
Oxford freshman Kahaan Patel knew from a young age he wanted to be a businessman. In 2011, Patel made the move from Mumbai, India, to America, the world's most capitalistic country. If he wanted to be the best in business, he knew he had to learn from the best.
Oxford plans to review its list of planned projects for the next five years during a public hearing on Monday night. The mayor and the council will hold a public hearing and an annual organizational meeting on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at city hall to discuss and adopt its 2013-2018 Short-Term Work Program.
An Oxford man was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident in which a Conyers woman was injured.
For college freshman Leon Fan, the American culture is nothing new to him. While he did spend the majority of his 18 years in Beijing, China, his parents sent him off to an American boarding school in high school for a brighter future.
Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ...
For Oxford College sophomore Yugenderan, or "Yugen" Balamohan, his arrival to Oxford, last year was a complete culture shock. Before leaving his home in Malaysia, he was expecting to attend college in a big Manhattan-type city; what he got was the complete opposite.
McKenzie Farrow Crowe pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of vehicular homicide, DUI and failure to maintain lane. The 18-year-old is accused of causing an accident that killed 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in January.
Bob Schwartz was hired this week as the new city manager of Oxford and brings with him a wealth of municipal management experience, which he hopes will help him move the small city forward.
Oxford has hired a new city manager, as the council voted unanimously Monday to offer a contract to Bob Schwartz, the current city manager in Monticello.
The historic all-black Oxford School property on Mitchell Street will soon be converted into a small public park after the property's owner, attorney Don Ballard, agreed to lease the property to the city for 10 years.
The city of Oxford is looking for a new chief executive following City Manager Clark Miller's announcement early this week that he is retiring.
The city of Oxford hosted its annual parade Wednesday morning, and adults, children and pets alike came out for the festivities. For those looking for more Fourth of July activities, Covington is having a concert on the square at 5 p.m., while Porterdale and Social Circle have a full slate of events planned all day with fireworks at night.