Category: National

Lack of private rehearsal space starkly contrasts Auburn’s planned multi-million dollar facility

Lack of private rehearsal space starkly contrasts Auburn’s planned multi-million dollar facility

By Judah Martin and Adrienne Burch The Million Dollar Band spends hours practicing on Butler Field during the fall semester, but if nature calls during practice, members have one option – the public restrooms in the Arby’s next door. The MDB practices in almost all weather, including rain, and many members have to keep a bottle or canteen stocked with […]

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Binge drinking especially affects women

According to a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control, college-aged women may be at a higher risk for long-term health issues related to alcohol use. 24 percent of women age 18 to 24 binge drink (defined as having four or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion) an average of three times a month, according to the CDC […]

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New technology ushers in ‘smart’ fitness

The development of many new gadgets and advances in technology may help students reach their New Year’s goal to shed some extra pounds. According to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2012 was to lose weight. However, less than 50 percent of people were able to stick to their goals for […]

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Pell Grant effects not expected in Alabama

Recent changes to Pell Grant requirements have caused a decrease in enrollment at Mississippi community colleges, but similar effects are not expected in the state of Alabama. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 changed requirements in such a way that families now have to earn 25 percent less in a year to be eligible for the grant, and it also […]

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Public Relations nominated for award

The University of Alabama department of public relations is one of five finalists for PR Week Magazine’s Public Relations Education Program of the Year for the fifth year in a row. Professors attribute the consistent high ratings of the department to the in-depth and innovative use of technology within the department. “I had a visiting professor from a big university […]

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