Articles By: William Evans

The Downs among first neighborhoods to rebuild

The Downs among first neighborhoods to rebuild

One year ago, before the sky sickened to a pale green, the Downs neighborhood was known for its trees. One of the three historic neighborhoods of Tuscaloosa, the Downs tapers off of Hargrove Road and slopes like a sink bowl from its northern crest to its southern depression. Sixty nine houses ascend and fall like a canyon of roofs along […]

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Handicapped patrons lack balcony access at Moody concert hall

The concert hall in the Moody Music Building does not have elevator access to either of the two balconies overlooking the first floor seating area and the stage. Patrons must walk up a flight of stairs to enjoy a bird’s eye view of performances from the likes of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir. University Compliance Officer Gwendolyn […]

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Matt Calderone, the 100th student government association President, is sworn in at the inaugural ceremony at the Gorgas house Tuesday evening./CW|Megan Smith

SGA welcomes new leadership

Tuesday afternoon, the balcony overlooking the manicured lawn of the Gorgas House served as the platform of inauguration for the 2012-2013 Student Government Association. SGA Chief Justice Joe Hart administered the oath of office to members of the executive council, the judicial board and the senate. Stephen Swinson, this academic year’s SGA president, said he could leave office knowing that […]

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Skateboarding into danger

Will Taylor does not look both ways before crossing the street. Taylor, a senior majoring in journalism, rides a skateboard on campus streets. He skates from his house on Reed Street to Reese Phifer Hall on weekdays, sometimes rolling into the middle of the road as he weaves between cars. “I don’t know if I’ll be doing that now,” he […]

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Riverfront market’s anticipated opening arrives

To an inattentive passerby, the Black Warrior River can appear to be an unadorned attraction unto itself — a reservoir of nature and time. But lying parallel to Jack Warner Parkway on the north side of campus, the waterway now flows beside a new farmer’s market with enough space to host weddings, band performances and, of course, the sale of […]

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