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Friday, April 25, 2014

Jerra Scott

A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

Youngsters find plenty to do close to home

Many clubs and organizations in Oxford offered activities for kids to be a part of and for parents who don’t get the luxury of having a spring break to take advantage of this week. (March 14, 2014, Page 1B)

When is graphic too graphic for youngsters?

Staff writer Jerra Scott’s trip to a local school to write a story about the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour stop there turned out to be much more graphic and emotional than expected. Scott takes a look at the program intended to cut back on texting while driving and drunken driving, and wonders if it might be too graphic for some. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

UM program aims to enrich daily life

The Psychological Services Center at Ole Miss invites members of the community to participate in an eight-week program that focuses on mindfulness and strengths. (February 14, 2014, Page 3A)

AAUW annual book drive underway

The Oxford branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting book donations for its annual Jan Hawks benefit book sale set for Feb. 24-25 at the Ole Miss Student Union. (February 14, 2014, Page 3A)

The new ‘plus size’?

Staff writer Jerra Scott takes on the subject of how what’s “average” and what’s “plus” have certainly changed when it comes to women’s sizes these days. (February 6, 2014, Page 4)

Hotwheels vs. iPads

New Oxford EAGLE Staff Writer Jerra Scott was a bit surprised at some of the goodies wrapped up for youngsters for Christmas this year, and wonders if we aren’t taking some of the fun out of growing up for the little ones by giving them cellphones and iPads instead of Legos and Hotwheels. (January 2, 2014, Page 4)

Be a ‘bucket filler,’ not a ‘bucket dipper’

At Lafayette Elementary School, being kind is not only its own reward – it’s also rewarding as the school implements a “Be Kind” campaign. (November 26, 2013, Page 1)

United Way opens call for grant applications

The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County is now accepting grant applications to distribute nearly $30,000 to qualifying agencies around the community. For more information, call 662-236-4265. (November 3, 2013, Page 1A)

Students, district honored for perfect scores

Twenty-seven students were recognized for perfect MCT2 scores at the Oxford school board’s meeting Monday night. (October 29, 2013, Page 1)

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