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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Career Center offers advice for senior job search

April 23, 2014

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....

Connecting campus: Tuscaloosa strives for walkability

April 21, 2014

Andrea Mun?oz needed to renew her license during her sophomore year of college, so she had to get downtown. Since Mun?oz does not have a car, she walked from Regions Bank on campus adjacent to Mary Burke...

Ballroom dancing team competes in nationals

April 16, 2014

When Maci Arms took a social dance class through the kinesiology department, she had no idea where it would lead. Two years later, Arms just won the Argentine Tango competition with her partner, Jeremy...

UA students spend, save tax returns

April 15, 2014

With tax season coming to a close, students may find themselves with extra cash burning in their pockets. While most part-time jobs might not produce a high return on taxes, students could be faced with...

City protects cemeteries

City protects cemeteries

April 8, 2014

It is almost easy to forget you are in the middle of Tuscaloosa when walking through Evergreen Cemetery. It’s quiet, and the trees almost block out the football stadium looming overhead. Without the...

Astronomy department sees enrollment increase

Astronomy department sees enrollment increase

March 18, 2014

Many students at The University of Alabama sat in Gallalee Hall for Astronomy 101 just to fulfill the general education requirement for science. William Keel, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, said...

UA Opera Theatre christens opera house with “The Consul”

March 6, 2014

When Jen Stephenson first read lines for UA Opera Theatre’s performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Consul,” she cried. The emotional 1950s opera, set in the mid-20th century in an unnamed totalitarian...

Student spends final semester hiking

Student spends final semester hiking

March 6, 2014

Most seniors are trying to pass their classes, enjoy their last semester of college and just get by until graduation, but not William Wells. He is spending his final semester as a student at The University...

Student pilots touch down at UA

March 3, 2014

Flying is in Jonathan Henley’s blood – both his grandfather and father were pilots. His father is a part of the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, a team that does airshows all over North America. But when...

21st annual Bal Masque raises funds for AIDS

February 6, 2014

On Saturday evening, the Tuscaloosa community will don its boots and hats in attendance of Tuscaloosa’s 21st Bal Masque, or masked ball. The ball is part of a traditional Mardi Gras celebration and is...

Students bike across nation, construct homes

Students bike across nation, construct homes

February 3, 2014

Ashton Greer will leave Virginia Beach, Va., in early June and travel across the country. She will see the rugged Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and flat expansive Heartland. She will stop in Denver and...

Graduates increasingly seeking big city life

January 28, 2014

When Travis Railsback of the University of Alabama Career Center looks at the list of cities where UA grads are moving, he has trouble finding much of a trend. “They are going everywhere,” he said....

Part-time students must balance school, work

January 22, 2014

With tuition costs rising every year, it is no surprise the percentage of students attending school part-time is rising as well. At The University of Alabama, 15 percent of the 2013 student population...

Seniors encouraged to begin saving for future

January 14, 2014

The primary concern for the majority of college students in the United States is no longer social or academic, according to Time.com. In a July 2012 article, Time writer Dan Kadlec said students were “more...

Throwing it back

Throwing it back

November 20, 2013

Liam Adkison stands up from his table in Starbucks to demonstrate what “mounting” is. The girls sitting at the table next to him turn and stare as Adkison moves his yo-yo through the air, catching...

Students dedicate November to novel writing

November 7, 2013

Betsy Price locks herself in a room with her computer and her research. She is listening to composer Jack Trammell and has turned her Internet off. She reads some of the research she has saved through...

Not just a diet

Not just a diet

November 6, 2013

When Julia Whitten walks into the Ferguson Center to eat lunch, she does not join the long line of students waiting for Chick-fil-A or Subway. Instead, she fixes a salad or grabs vegan noodles from the...

Warrior Dash combines 5k fun run with obstacles, mud

October 29, 2013

Contestants will line up at the starting line of the Warrior Dash, ready to take off toward the first obstacle, the Giant Cliffhanger. Using the rope, contestants will heave themselves over the inclined...

Local business owner Jessica Peterson keeps with the craft at The Southern Letterpress

October 24, 2013

The Southern Letterpress sits nestled between Anders Hardware and Faucett’s Ladies Clothing in downtown Northport. The studio resembles a long, narrow hallway more than a shop and stands with its door...

Tuscaloosa hosts inaugural brewfest

Tuscaloosa hosts inaugural brewfest

October 10, 2013

Alabama’s craft brewing industry is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Much of its growth can be attributed to the recent changes made to brewing laws. In 2012 alone, beer production grew...

All dolled up: Becoming a Crimsonette is no easy act

All dolled up: Becoming a Crimsonette is no easy act

October 3, 2013

Foster Auditorium is bustling with around 40 nervous, excited girls going through the motions of their routines and stretching as they prepare to audition. Foster’s hallways are filled with mirrors,...

Student interest in fantasy sports grows

Student interest in fantasy sports grows

September 24, 2013

“Yes,” University of Alabama graduate Matt Reid said as the Chicago Bears intercepted the ball in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I get six points for a pick six.” Meanwhile,...

UA alumnus attends 120 consecutive games

UA alumnus attends 120 consecutive games

September 17, 2013

Alabama alumnus Aaron Blackwell attended his 120th consecutive Alabama football game at Texas A&M Saturday in College Station, Texas, which was happily met with a win. The last game he missed was Nov....

On-campus support, help available for those struggling with eating disorders

On-campus support, help available for those struggling with eating disorders

September 10, 2013

Looking at her now, you would not know Emily Sanders almost died two years ago struggling with an eating disorder and alcoholism. She was told by her nutritionist she shouldn’t be alive today. Sanders...

Classes introduce concert etiquette

September 9, 2013

While many students take classes such as introduction to listening and introduction to theatre in order to fulfill the fine arts requirement at The University of Alabama, some may not realize the lesson...

Plantation home to 175 years of history

Plantation home to 175 years of history

August 21, 2013

Built in 1838, the Foster-Murfee-Caples house has seen a lot of history. Nestled between two bungalow style homes and magnolia trees sits a three-story white plantation house with a large front porch,...

Alabama students get branded

July 31, 2013

Employers are not just looking for workers who can sell their products or ideologies; they want employees who can sell themselves. Personal branding is becoming increasingly important in the job market,...

Local programs feed the hungry

July 31, 2013

Joel Bray walks around barefoot in the sandy soil of Shining Light Garden in Vero Beach, Fla., as he explains to a group of about 20 students from The University of Alabama how to properly harvest an onion....

UA students take part in prestigious Alessi Seminar

July 24, 2013

Joseph Alessi, the New York Philharmonic’s principal trombonist, will be coming to the University for a nine-day seminar July 27 through August 3. The seminar began in 1999 and is held bi-annually in...

Student creates major to aid emergency situations

Student creates major to aid emergency situations

July 17, 2013

The Ferguson Center was bustling with students as usual in January 2012. Several tables were lined up around the room with sign-up sheets, information cards and free T-shirts or pens. For John Fleischauer,...

Student debate paid, unpaid internship effectiveness

June 26, 2013

They answer phones, run errands, make copies, enter data and occasionally pick up coffee. They energetically follow their supervisors around the office and often do the mundane tasks that their bosses...

Bob Dylan brings Americana tour to Tuscaloosa

June 19, 2013

David Bowie described Bob Dylan’s voice as “sand and glue.” Eric Clapton described him as “sounding like he lived all the songs he sang.” How his critics, fans and contemporaries choose to...

Students get creative to find convenient parking

June 12, 2013

Jen Patterson scribbled a short note on a piece of paper, stuck it on her windshield and hurried to her TCF 112 class. The note read, “Having a bad day. Please be kind, oh gracious UA employee!”...

GlowRage brings 2nd paint party to 4th & 23rd

June 5, 2013

Hundreds of people packed into a bar dancing and drinking may not be anything new to the Tuscaloosa bar 4th & 23rd, but throw in gallons of paint, and it becomes an innovative experience. That was the...

‘Tuscaloosa Monorail’ displays local music acts

May 29, 2013

University of Alabama graduates Frank Thagard and Robin Rains have put their telecommunication and film degrees into action with their new biweekly television show, “Tuscaloosa Monorail.” “Tuscaloosa...

Center for arts still yet to be opened

April 23, 2013

After three years of construction, a new cultural arts center will be opening in August 2013 to bring local arts together in Tuscaloosa. Kevin Ledgewood, publicist for The Arts Council, said The Dinah...

Students discuss study abroad possibilities, experiences

April 18, 2013

Last year, The University of Alabama sent more than 1,000 students on study abroad programs around the world. Some of those students went on adventures for only the summer, some for a semester and some...

Moving to the Music City

April 11, 2013

“Number two, number two,” cried a waiter in a crowded barbecue restaurant on 12th South Avenue in Nashville, Tenn. Adam Naylor, a recent UA graduate, talked loudly over the oldies rock music playing...

Hospice of West Alabama offers patients peace

April 9, 2013

One memory sticks out to Margie Thompson from her time volunteering with Hospice of the Valley in Decatur, Ala., –carrying bucket after bucket of blood from a hospice patient’s bedside. In a bright,...

A blues heritage: daughter of late legend takes center stage at DCAF

April 5, 2013

For Carroline Shines, blues music is life. “It breathes and tells us a story,” Shines said. “It’s the weird things that go on in life and both the good and the bad. It tells us the amazing story...

Sexuality, illness focus of grad students’ art exhibition

April 4, 2013

Students and community members grabbing a bite to eat downtown can also stop by Harrison Galleries on University Boulevard afterward to see Virginia Eckinger and Mark Robert Barry’s art exhibition, A...

Westervelt Collection home to 1000 works

Westervelt Collection home to 1000 works

March 14, 2013

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art may look more like a dojo than your typical art museum. Located on Jack Warner Parkway behind several pine trees in an Asian-style building, the museum can be a quiet getaway...

Students compare benefits of studying abroad

March 12, 2013

The University of Alabama offers several different options for studying abroad spanning from a few weeks up to a full school year, but deciding which option fits a student best and making the right choice...

Vintage vendors to hold 2nd Northport market March 3

February 28, 2013

On a sunny December Sunday, just a little off the beaten path in Northport, Ala., around 30 artists, collectors and vintage aficionados gathered under a small pavilion to sell their wares and bring a little...

Non-traditional students face many barriers

February 26, 2013

Kristy Randle stepped out of bed at five in the morning and found herself standing in about a foot of water. Panicked, Randle woke up her husband, and they quickly set to work, bailing water with 16-ounce...

Student finds dedication, passion in dance department

Student finds dedication, passion in dance department

February 19, 2013

For Ashley Volner, creative movement was her first language. Dance is a way of expressing herself that extended beyond a hobby or extracurricular activity. “Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that...

70s art collective returns to campus

January 23, 2013

The revolutionary artistic movements of the 1970s were not lost on The University of Alabama’s campus. In the mid 70s, a group of UA students gathered together to make improvisational and avant-garde...

Former UA student feature photographer for TIME Magazine

Former UA student feature photographer for TIME Magazine

January 16, 2013

Three weeks ago, photographer Miller Mobley was sitting in a room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City with Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx. A few weeks before that, he was with the man who invented...

Brewed by Bama: Druid City Brewing Company brings more culture to Tuscaloosa

Brewed by Bama: Druid City Brewing Company brings more culture to Tuscaloosa

December 4, 2012

Druid City Brewing Company doesn’t look like much on the outside, in the back of the CitiTrends building in the Parkview Shopping Center on 14th Street, but the building’s exterior is no reflection...

College degree rare for foster care students

November 27, 2012

Michaela Sanderson grew up in a house with no water and very little food but plenty of mold and roaches. When she was 8 years old, her 16-year-old sister and mother figure passed away. When she was 11...

Students support Afgani children, send school supplies

November 15, 2012

Emily Baxter is proud to be the daughter of a United States Army soldier. It is evident upon meeting her that she loves her father, who is currently serving overseas in Afghanistan. “Not a lot of people...

Students begin to rely on Linkedin for jobs

Students begin to rely on Linkedin for jobs

November 13, 2012

In spring 2010, Gayle Howell began believing in Linkedin. Howell, the manager for the Career Center Satellite of the College of Engineering, said that was when she saw the professional social network...

Local band returns with new sound, members

Local band returns with new sound, members

November 8, 2012

Their band name may not have changed, but Blaine Duncan & The Lookers have a new sound and a new ensemble, including Adam Morrow from Callooh! Callay! Blaine Duncan & The Lookers will be opening for Lee...

Critical Languages Center offers foreign film festival

October 30, 2012

The Critical Languages Center is showing a foreign movie every night, Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 241 of B.B. Comer to promote diversity and interest in culture and language among...

Using dating site model, new network connects friends

October 22, 2012

A new site that works like a dating site but is strictly for friendships is growing in popularity among adults, though students are wary of its relevance to them. FriendMatch is a new online service dedicated...

Student art gets time in spotlight

October 16, 2012

The University of Alabama art and art history departments opened their fall graduate student studio art exhibition in the beginning of October. The exhibit, called “You Can’t Hold Water,” is located...

Gamedays offer variety of fashion choices

September 28, 2012

By Alexandra Ellsworth Staff Reporter ^ With football season now steadily underway, Saturdays in Tuscaloosa are not lacking excitement. A Saturday when Alabama’s Crimson Tide is playing at home could...

Mentoring program seeks out middle and high school girls

September 27, 2012

Young girls can look up to a number of successful women in today’s society - elected officials, athletes and some celebrities - but many times, these women remain inaccessible due to their fame. For...

Best time for grad school varies by student lifestyle, career goals

September 19, 2012

With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, graduate school is becoming a greater requirement to enter the workforce. Many professors and advisors agree that the decision to postpone graduate...

Being a transfer student is not always easy

September 12, 2012

If starting fresh at a new school is no easy task, then transferring after everyone else has already adjusted can be even harder. “I feel like I am a freshman all over again,” Jasmine Mayes, a junior...

Johnny Shines Blues Festival to have all-female lineup

August 29, 2012

By Alexandra Ellsworth Staff Reporter Ladies will be taking the stage for performances this Saturday at the third annual Johnny Shines Blues Festival. Carroline Shines, daughter of the late Johnny Shines...

Muscle and F.L.O. release first EP

Muscle and F.L.O. release first EP

April 25, 2012

Muscle & F.L.O., an up and coming new rap duo, hope to fill a void in the hip-hop and rap scene in Tuscaloosa and bring a more groovy music style to the city. “We saw a lack of groove and flow in the...

Pants Store fills void in Tuscaloosa

April 18, 2012

A new clothing and shoe store exclusive to Alabama has come to downtown Tuscaloosa. The Pants Store opened April 5 and hopes to fill a void in Tuscaloosa’s clothing market. “I was a student at the...

Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network

April 17, 2012

University of Alabama students are bringing a dance party to campus for the first time. The Dance Marathon is a fundraiser that will benefit Children’s Hospital and support the Children’s Miracle Network....

UA professors play to show in New York this summer

UA professor’s play to show in New York this summer

April 17, 2012

University of Alabama professor Seth Panitch’s play, “Hell: Paradise Found,” will hit the stage in New York City for two weeks starting July 10. Panitch believes hell may in fact hold the most interesting...

Million Dollar Band : Marching for one hundred years and countin

Million Dollar Band : Marching for one hundred years and countin

April 3, 2012

Alabama’s Million Dollar Band is kicking off its centennial celebration this summer with a trip to Italy. After 100 years of being part of the Crimson Tide tradition, the band will be doing a 10-day...

The Alcove voted one of best beer bars in country

The Alcove voted one of best beer bars in country

March 22, 2012

The Alcove International Tavern was voted one of the best college beer bars in America by Men’s Health magazine, and for students who enjoy the bar’s laidback atmosphere, it is easy to see why. Chad...

Acoustic Night features Voodoo Saints

Acoustic Night features Voodoo Saints

March 7, 2012

“Laissez les bon temps rouler!” means, in French, “let the good times roll.” It has become the motto of the Voodoo Saints, a local New Orleans style Dixieland jazz trio that is playing at the Bama...

Tuscaloosa loves Redbox

February 27, 2012

In 2011, Tuscaloosa dropped to 53rd place in renting romantic comedies from Redbox. In 2010, the city was ranked third and subsequently was named the third most romantic city in the United States in 2011,...

Sonic Frontiers series hosts jazz group

February 27, 2012

Jazz quintet Canada Day will kick off Sonic Frontiers, a new avant-garde jazz concert series on campus, giving music lovers in Tuscaloosa a great opportunity to experience innovative music by world-class...

Tuscaloosa offers variety of dates for Valentines

Tuscaloosa offers variety of dates for Valentine’s

February 14, 2012

Coming up with things to do for Valentine’s Day is not always easy, especially when it falls on a weekday. However, this Tuesday, no matter if you are single or attached, Tuscaloosa will offer several...

Ameriparty band The Blue Party back in Tuscaloosa

‘Ameriparty’ band The Blue Party back in Tuscaloosa

February 8, 2012

Folk-rock band The Blue Party is coming to Tuscaloosa to play at the Green Bar this Thursday evening. The band describes their sound as “Ameriparty,” a combination of Americana and party music they...

Art exhibition designed to engage every sense

February 1, 2012

The first Friday of every month, Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy features an artist in its gallery to amuse the eyes of the observer. This Friday evening at 6 p.m., Grace Aberdean is partnering with Creative...

Bryan Adams to play acoustic show tonight

Bryan Adams to play acoustic show tonight

January 25, 2012

Although some college students may not know Bryan Adams by name, their faces usually light up with recognition when they realize he sings “Summer of ’69.” Often, Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” and...

WVUA DJs broadcast good vibes to a growing campus

WVUA DJs broadcast ‘good vibes’ to a growing campus

January 19, 2012

Music softly plays in the WVUA-FM station as Shannon Harris, known as Mahogany when she is on air, sits down in front of the switchboard. “I love music,” Harris said. “If I had a great, positive...

Waffle House to open on the Strip by February

Waffle House to open on the Strip by February

January 17, 2012

Bar hoppers and partygoers will not need to wander far for a late night snack with a new 24-hour restaurant option coming to the Strip. Waffle House will be opening soon on University Blvd. between Crimson...

Student art featured at Ferguson Center

Student art featured at Ferguson Center

December 8, 2011

There is still time before the semester ends to visit The Capstone Expo, a senior art showcase, in the Ferguson Center Art Gallery. The Gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. The...

UA seniors film documentaries abroad

UA seniors film documentaries abroad

November 29, 2011

/ Submitted photo"][/caption]Studying abroad is no easy task in itself, but add to that finding and filming a culturally significant story, and it becomes even more of a challenge. Two UA students will...

Musician flies solo, creates music by looping voice

November 17, 2011

Anyone who frequents The Strip has probably heard Andy Hall’s music drifting down from The Bear Trap’s rooftop bar. A native from Hartselle, Ala., Hall has been playing music in Tuscaloosa for the...

Honors College takes group to run in New Orleans

November 16, 2011

Running a half-marathon would appear daunting to some people. However, students in the Honors College at the University of Alabama say that with a group of encouraging friends it is not only an attainable...

Students open art gallery, fulfill long-time dream

Students open art gallery, fulfill long-time dream

November 3, 2011

Opening an art gallery is something UA students Connor Simpson and Sumerlin Brandon said they have on their bucket lists. With the opening of The Venue tonight, they can now cross it off. The new art...

Frederic Goossen to be honored with concert Sunday

Frederic Goossen to be honored with concert Sunday

October 20, 2011

The School of Music will honor the passing of music professor Frederic Goossen with a free memorial concert featuring some of his most significant compositions Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Moody...

Food Summit promotes food and sustainable options

October 17, 2011

Food is something we eat everyday. It nourishes and sustains us, but not everyone gets three meals a day. Some only take time to eat once, and quick, cheap meals are often not the healthiest options. ...

Food Summit promotes food and sustainable options

October 13, 2011

Food is something we eat every day. It nourishes and sustains us, but not everyone gets three meals a day. Some only take time to eat once, and quick, cheap meals are often not the healthiest options....

Hannah Miller and local duo Berteal to perform at Bama Theater

Hannah Miller and local duo Berteal to perform at Bama Theater

October 4, 2011

Both Hannah Miller and Berteal may have gotten a late start in pursuing music as a career, but it has not hindered either band from setting their sights on having long and meaningful careers. As a part...

Arts organizations unite to involve public

September 27, 2011

Twenty-seven art and cultural organizations will gather on Tuesday at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater from 4 to 7 p.m. for Community Arts Conversations. Organized by The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa,...

HCA launches documentary series

September 14, 2011

The Honors College Assembly’s kicks off their free documentary film series tonight with “At the Edge of Russia,” in the Ferguson Center Theater at 7 p.m. “At the Edge of Russia,” directed by...

Isbell, G-Side to play Bama

September 8, 2011

A series of four concerts celebrating The Year of Alabama Music’s campaign and Oxford American’s 12th annual Southern Music Issue will come to a close this Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Bama Theatre. ...

Full Moon BBQ reopens at temporary location

August 31, 2011

Full Moon Bar-B-Que has reopened in Tuscaloosa as a carryout, call-in and catering restaurant after being destroyed in the tornado that raged through the city this past April.“It didn’t really hit...

Full Moon BBQ reopens at temporary location

Full Moon BBQ reopens at temporary location

August 31, 2011

Full Moon Bar-B-Que has reopened in Tuscaloosa as a carryout, call-in and catering restaurant after being destroyed in the tornado that raged though the city this past April. “It didn’t really hit...

Alabama Press hosts a two-day book sale downtown

August 25, 2011

  The University of Alabama Press has finally caved to community demands and reinstated the summer book sale. This Friday and Saturday, across from the Amtrak Station on Greensboro, book lovers can find...

APO ends year with original production

APO ends year with original production

April 27, 2011

Alpha Psi Omega’s newest original production “Blackout” asks audience “who else do we have but one another?” The play will be showing tomorrow and Thursday in the Allen Bales Theatre at 7:30...

Festival celebrates women’s music, art

April 14, 2011

For those interested in finding an alternative activity to the A-Day game this weekend, a new festival may offer a good option. Tuscaloosa is calling all empowered Southern women this weekend to attend...

CultureFest comes to local high school

CultureFest comes to local high school

April 14, 2011

This Sunday, students can visit Holt High School for a taste of local culture at Crossroads Community Center’s third annual CultureFest from 1 to 6 p.m. CultureFest is a community-focused event that...

Green Bar showcases local artists

Green Bar showcases local artists

April 6, 2011

Art lovers and creative minds looking for a way to plug into the local art community and build connections with other local artists will be gathering at the Green Bar tomorrow night from 7 to midnight....

DCAF a second year success

DCAF a second year success

March 27, 2011

A weekend of music and arts brought approximately 4,000 people to Government Plaza for Creative Campus’s second annual Druid City Arts Festival on Saturday. The festival lasted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,...

Group to perform staged Shakespearean reading

Group to perform staged Shakespearean reading

March 9, 2011

Improbable Fictions aims to help students uncover the majesty of the Bard, William Shakespeare, by performing a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” tonight at 7:30 in Farrah...

Student art to be displayed at Garland Hall

Student art to be displayed at Garland Hall

February 23, 2011

The work of six students majoring in art and art history will be displayed in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art beginning today at 12 p.m. as part of the 2011 Windgate Fellows Exhibition. Artwork displayed...

Chinchillionaires to play at Gallettes, Booth

February 17, 2011

Though local band The Chinchillionaires has been playing together since high school, they didn’t begin playing shows in Tuscaloosa until about a year ago. The band is comprised of three members –...

Professor records album in a month

February 14, 2011

The month of February may be full of hearts and love for some, but for others it represents 28 days of music production. The RPM Challenge, which began Feb. 1, challenges musicians to create and record...

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