Youth & Education

Feature StoryStudents and faculty at the Southern College of Optometry participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day, which included food and festivities at an outdoor registration table. (Submitted)
Feature StoryThe University of Memphis is launching Access Memphis in the fall to make it easier for students to afford courses and stay on track to graduate without a mountain of debt. (University of Memphis)
Feature StoryShamika Williams poses with her four children outside of their home in Raleigh. In fall 2018, Williams fled an abusive relationship and stayed with her kids at the YWCA’s domestic violence shelter. (Cole Bradley)

YWCA celebrates 100 of empowering women and communities


Feature StoryAnyone is allowed to pick and plant at the University of Memphis community garden. (TIGUrS Urban Garden)
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Feature StoryRon Scott and Chris Clark prepare to install a door at the front of the workshop, as Tyler Parker and and Jared Myers load up a rickety work table that is no longer safe to use. All four are participants in the ad-hoc advisory board. (Scarlet Ponder)
Feature StoryA construction worker walks across the Southern Avenue tracks near the University of Memphis campus at the heart of the University District. (Ziggy Mack)
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Feature StoryThe University of Memphis’ land bridge is under construction and will soon allow for foot traffic over the Southern Avenue railroad line. It’s one example of large-scale development projects underway in the University District. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryThe staff served pizza, wings, fried chicken, chips and soda sponsored by the Friends of the Whitehaven Library and donated by three Whitehaven restaurants. (Cole Bradley)

Whitehaven Library transforms for community Super Bowl party


Feature StoryThe old Messick School graduated its last high school class in 1982. It's currently an administrative facility for Shelby County Schools, but community leaders hope it will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community hub. (Ziggy Mack)

The past and possibility of old Messick High


Feature StoryA student at the South Memphis community cooking class closely inspects her dish. (Cat Evans)

South Memphis locally-owned grocery store launches free cooking classes