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Photo by Xander Norris.

OXFORD, Ms. — It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon in early November on the Square. College students and locals converse as they meander along the intersecting streets that branch out from the trunk of Oxford’s historic courthouse; friends meet for lunch and revel in old memories. At times it feels like a sense of normalcy has returned to the Square. However, that feeling quickly fades as you pass under a large milky white tent and look back to see the light bounce off the steel sidewalk barriers of South…


by Xander Norris

sign in front of The Pantry of Oxford and Lafayette County

The overabundance of food donations creates a problem for The Pantry of Oxford and Lafayette County during the holiday season.

John Kohne, director of food distribution for The Pantry, says that from October to January, The Pantry experiences an exponential increase in canned, dried and frozen food donations, which causes the food bank’s available storage space to decrease dramatically. …

Alexander Norris

My name is Alexander (Xander) Norris, I’m a student at Ole Miss and I’m majoring in journalism.

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