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The names in the schoolhouse door: UA students question building names

The names in the schoolhouse door: UA students question building names

February 22, 2016

In the words of author Harper Lee, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”After 105 years, University of Alabama students are banding...

Sonic Frontiers ends with Dawn of Midi performance

April 15, 2014

Dawn of Midi will play in Alabama for the first time Thursday as The Sonic Frontiers’ last concert of the year in the new performing arts building, Bryant-Jordan Hall – formerly the old chapel by Bryce...

Thesis exhibit showcases clay sculptures

April 14, 2014

Virginia Eckinger, a master’s student studying sculpting, explores her personal narrative through literal translations matched with fantasy in her thesis exhibit, How Things Are, How Things Were. Clay...

Tide For Troops spreads school pride overseas

April 7, 2014

The phrase “Roll Tide,” often heard at The University of Alabama has now traveled across the globe in the form of a T-shirt. The nonprofit organization Tide for Troops has sent more than 6,500 “Can...

Holley opens student art exhibit with concert

Holley opens student art exhibit with concert

March 17, 2014

The applause brought Lonnie Holley back for an encore, but a young girl took his place as Holley invited her up to his red keyboard. Sitting in his stool, the child gave the audience a shy smile. Holley...

Students collaborate with renowned artist for Sonic Frontiers

Students collaborate with renowned artist for Sonic Frontiers

March 13, 2014

Lonnie Holley never entered eighth grade. His neighbors said the art he made was voodoo, so he hid it in his backyard. Holley only played the black keys of the piano until recently. Holley, “the Sandman,”...

Lunafest films highlight women, breast cancer awareness

March 10, 2014

The Lunafest short film festival will return to Tuscaloosa, bringing stories about, by and for women and support for breast cancer awareness with it. The film festival travels throughout the country and...

Alabama Goods closes Tuscaloosa location

Alabama Goods closes Tuscaloosa location

March 6, 2014

Alabama Goods closed its doors at its Tuscaloosa location on University Boulevard after one year of operation. The store featured local vendors selling handmade items and was modeled after its flagship...

Shaw takes first place at Bama Idol on Thursday

March 3, 2014

Shelby Lynne Shaw, a sophomore majoring in communication studies, won first place at Bama Idol on Thursday night after performing “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5. “It feels great,” Shaw said....

Bama Idol wraps up with Thursday finale

Bama Idol wraps up with Thursday finale

February 28, 2014

Shelby Lynne Shaw, a sophomore majoring in communication studies, won first place at Bama Idol on Thursday night after performing “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5. “It feels great,” Shaw said....

Engineering professor makes name for himself in musical world

Engineering professor makes name for himself in musical world

February 24, 2014

Alan Lane is not the typical chemical engineering professor: He doubles as Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, singer and songwriter. With a head of gray hair and a face framed by a matching beard, Lane started...

Conference aims to develop students’ leadership skills

February 6, 2014

This Saturday marks the initiation of UA L.E.A.D.S., a daylong leadership conference for students with a variety of speakers and activities to discuss and develop leadership skills. Almost 200 students...

UA invests in Steinway pianos

UA invests in Steinway pianos

February 3, 2014

As Christina Lewis, a freshman majoring in piano performance, played the Steinway & Sons piano in The University of Alabama’s concert hall Saturday, a smile grew on her lips. Timing was a challenge...

Seniors, alum suggest UA bucket list

January 23, 2014

When asked about his college experience, Chris Joiner, a 2013 alumnus, does not recount the time spent in his classes or the library. Joiner said spending the night at Coleman Coliseum for football tickets,...

Student finds fame in filmmaking

Student finds fame in filmmaking

January 22, 2014

Walking down the streets of France, Alex Beatty found himself in the same bustle as an Alabama football game day as the small city was crammed with people. Yet the chatter was not about rivalries or predicting...

Chimes kept timeless by student, faculty

Chimes kept timeless by student, faculty

January 14, 2014

For most, the small white-tiled room behind the metal door is a mystery. But for Nawar Yossef, unlocking the door to Denny Chimes is part of his job. Yossef, a second-year graduate student receiving...

Kinesiology encourages practical lifestyle choices

Kinesiology encourages practical lifestyle choices

January 9, 2014

  The department of kinesiology keeps students active by offering a variety of activity classes to work into their course load. Kinesiology is a wide field that ranges from sport pedagogy, which trains...

UA community honors African heritage through Kwanzaa holiday

December 2, 2013

As Christmas trees are decorated and Menorahs are lit, another celebration brings a different flavor to the holiday season. Kwanzaa was born in the midst of the civil rights era in 1966. After Martin...

Manikin simulations help train nursing students

Manikin simulations help train nursing students

November 20, 2013

He looked like a football player suffering from dehydration propped in a hospital bed. The distorted face and plastic limbs ruined the illusion as the manikin sat lifeless, simulating short breaths and...

Trombonist melds art, jazz in music

November 14, 2013

With the research of the past and the twist of the present, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis takes Duke Ellington’s album, “Such Sweet Thunder,” and gives it new life. Performing a revised version titled...

UA honors students mentor 280 children in world of chess

UA honors students mentor 280 children in world of chess

November 11, 2013

The silence was deafening. Jenna Jackson and her fellow chess teammates had suddenly transformed from a bunch of kids milling around to serious players debating their every move. Jackson, a seventh grader...

Student artist expresses personal experiences in paintings, prints

Student artist expresses personal experiences in paintings, prints

November 6, 2013

Claire Siepser scribbles rough sketches of ideas that inconveniently pop into her head, reaching for a napkin, receipt or any available surface she can find while driving, shopping or doing anything far...

Students take the stage at fall Dance Alabama!

November 5, 2013

Dance Alabama! will be returning to the stage this week showcasing the talent of the University’s dance program. The student-run, student-choreographed dance recital features students from all majors...

Students participate in Vogue Fashion University program

October 23, 2013

She was finally a part of it. After working hard on her application and her sketch designs, Kelly Martin, a junior majoring in apparel and design, had been selected to go to New York City and work directly...

Main Avenue Mortuary brings horror to Tuscaloosa

Main Avenue Mortuary brings horror to Tuscaloosa

October 14, 2013

First they ask for a coffin size, then leave visitors to roam single file through a haunted funeral home that hides a disturbing butcher shop. Sponsored by Townsquare Media and Laser Skin Center, The...

Alabama Jazz Ensemble to perform with quartet

September 30, 2013

Educator and performer Jeff Holmes will bring his jazz quartet to The University of Alabama Tuesday. He will participate in both leading a master class and performing two nights, one of which will feature...

Alabama Blues Project to hold kickoff party

September 19, 2013

While The University of Alabama turns Crimson for the first home game of the season, a little bit of blue is making its way into the atmosphere. The Alabama Blues Project will host its first Crimson Kickoff...

Alabama Blues Project to hold kickoff party

September 19, 2013

While The University of Alabama turns Crimson for the first home game of the season, a little bit of blue is making its way into the atmosphere. The Alabama Blues Project will host its first Crimson Kickoff...

Motorcyclists united in shared interests

September 19, 2013

Some find freedom on a motorcycle, where the wind crashes into them, the world is seen without obstruction and their body is charged with adrenaline from the motor’s vibrations. Motorcyclists can...

Motorcyclists united in shared interests

September 19, 2013

Some find freedom on a motorcycle, where the wind crashes into them, the world is seen without obstruction and their body is charged with adrenaline from the motor’s vibrations. Motorcyclists can...

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