Category: Culture

Musicians struggle from streaming

Imagine you’re a musician playing in a cramped, dimly lit dive bar. Suddenly, a man walks up to you, says he’s with a major record label and offers you a record deal. Fast forward a few years, and you’ve got a chart-topping album, your songs play on radio stations nationwide, and you sip champagne while swimming in a pool of […]

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Career Center offers advice for senior job search

With graduation approaching, the pressure for seniors to land jobs is growing every day. The Huffington Post reported in May 2013 that only 27 percent of graduates acquire jobs related to their majors. According to Forbes, in that same month, only 16 percent of graduating seniors polled by Accenture said they had a job waiting for them upon graduation. Statistics […]

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Record store day 2014 a success

Record Store Day, every music lover’s favorite holiday, is internationally celebrated each year on the third Saturday in April. It is a unifying holiday, reminding people all across the world about the joy of purchasing music from local, independently owned record stores. Despite being only seven years old, Record Store Day is now celebrated by participating stores on every continent […]

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Graduating seniors remember Tuscaloosa tornado, aftermath

Rachel Ahrnsen sent her mom one message on Wednesday, April 27, 2011: “Hey, there’s another tornado warning, if I die, I love you.” This was the message Ahrnsen sent her mom on the day the lives of 64 people in Tuscaloosa, including six University of Alabama students, were claimed. This was the message Ahrnsen sent her mom on the day […]

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Yik Yak encourages bullying with anonymity

When Franki Wangen looks down at her phone, she’s not surprised to see a text from a friend telling her she’s been mentioned again on a Yik Yak post. She looks at a guy at a neighboring table and wonders if he’s the one who posted it. Wangen, a freshman in New College studying linguistic anthropology, has been mentioned on […]

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