Articles By: Lauren Ferguson

Find more than contentment

I hate to be that girl. You know, the one who devotes her entire senior column to the college newspaper, but I’m going to do it. Hear me out, please. When I first arrived on campus four years ago, I was naïve and sheltered. I might have had an elitist mentality, thinking I deserved to attend a pricier, more prestigious […]

Read more ›
UA arboretum untapped resource

UA arboretum untapped resource

Not far from the University of Alabama campus sits a small cinder-block building surrounded by towering trees, a collection of greenhouses and a wooded entrance to nature trails. Inside the office space, Monica Watkins sifts through dusty file folders as she prepares for her new position as the University’s arboretum director. “[Becoming the director] was always something that I had […]

Read more ›

UA employee retires after recruitment allegations

Nearly two months after allegations of racial discrimination during this year’s formal sorority recruitment, University of Alabama System employee Emily Jamison has retired from her position as director for University, president’s and chancellor’s events. “Emily retired from UA last month for personal reasons,” said Chris Bryant, assistant director of media relations and director of research communications, Thursday, Nov. 7. In […]

Read more ›

Bonner presents ‘success agendas’

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner presented the UA Institutional Presentation to the Board of Trustees on Friday, which outlined an overview of her first year in office and detailed ‘success agendas’ for students and faculty. Bonner recapped some of the year’s pivotal events including the Through the Doors celebration of 50 years of University integration, the death of former […]

Read more ›

Protein shakes not just for athletes

During a recent trip visiting a longtime friend, I was introduced to the growing trend and culture of protein shakes. Yes, these blended beverages are often associated with trips to the gym, sweaty athletic wear and workout-obsessed men. Not only was I judgmental toward these meal replacement drinks, but I just couldn’t understand how a protein shake could taste like […]

Read more ›