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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Poetry book focused on Kanye West's humanity

Poetry book focused on Kanye West's humanity

April 21, 2015

When Kanye West is mentioned, people know where they stand. Love him or hate him, West is a force to be reckoned with. As someone who was never swayed to love or hate the man who stole Taylor Swift’s...

'The System' offers readers behind-the-scenes look at college football

'The System' offers readers behind-the-scenes look at college football

April 8, 2015

Most think winning a national championship is the highest priority in American college football. It isn’t.At least not according to “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football.”...

Best places to buy books in Tuscaloosa

Best places to buy books in Tuscaloosa

March 24, 2015

Though a book can easily be borrowed from University libraries, buying a book brings a reader more freedom. After a book purchase, there’s no guilt about folding page corners or writing in margins. Borrowing...

Lang Leav's second installment spellbinds reader

Lang Leav's second installment spellbinds reader

March 9, 2015

The second installment of Lang Leav’s writing, “Lullabies,” is desired to “sing to your present,” “echo of your past” and “whisper of your future.”Leav prefaces the poems with an introduction...

Leav explores themes of loneliness, happiness, doubt in short poems

Leav explores themes of loneliness, happiness, doubt in short poems

March 2, 2015

Lang Leav’s writing should probably come with a warning sticker: feelings will be felt.Her debut book of poetry, “Love and Misadventure,” is composed of 75 poems that make a reader want to listen...

Rereading books worthy venture

Rereading books worthy venture

February 4, 2015

Odds are, if someone has a favorite movie, they have watched and rewatched it so many times that they can recite the film line for line. The obsessive scrutiny doesn’t translate to a favorite book for...

Poehler's interactive autobiography goes beyond typical life lessons

Poehler's interactive autobiography goes beyond typical life lessons

January 21, 2015

With chapter titles like “Humping Justin Timberlake” and essays dubbed “I’m Worried Not Enough People Hate Me,” it’s easy to figure out why Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” was in the humor...

Writers sacrifice quality for ratings

November 30, 2014

“The Mentalist” began its final season yesterday, and for viewers who have watched since season one, the show might be hard to recognize. The writing has taken Jane and Lisbon to Texas as they work...

Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek still beloved shows

November 16, 2014

Anyone who remembers the WB before it merged with UPN and became the CW channel probably remembers the channel’s fast-paced show about a mother-daughter duo known as “Gilmore Girls.” The show follows...

Freakshow premiere unsurprising, has much room for improvement

Freakshow premiere unsurprising, has much room for improvement

October 13, 2014

By Tori Linville “American Horror Story: Freakshow” began last Wednesday, unsurprisingly, with a murder. The premiere fell flat of expectations, performing the same storyline seen in all three seasons....

'Hemlock Grove' worth seeing

October 5, 2014

In 2007, Netflix introduced online streaming and someone at a far-off college campus didn’t get any homework done that day. Now everyone is taking time out of their busy schedules to see what Claire...

Red Band Society provides humorous, insightful look at hospital life

Red Band Society provides humorous, insightful look at hospital life

September 14, 2014

One of FOX's newest shows, "The Red Band Society," has all the regular characters. The mean girl, the rebel, the girl-next-door, the player and even a new guy – all who can be seen in your run of...

Director juggles mentoring, performing

Director juggles mentoring, performing

August 17, 2014

At the helm of The University of Alabama’s School of Music stands director Skip Snead, who manages to divide his time between leading the school, instructing the school’s horn players and maintaining...

FLC provides experience in local classrooms

September 30, 2013

The University of Alabama’s Teacher Cadets program is giving education majors a chance to see a classroom their first semester. The program, formally titled Teacher Cadets: Beyond Teaching Little Johnny...

Yell Crew strives to engage student section

Yell Crew strives to engage student section

September 10, 2013

Looking in the stands at an Alabama football game might be different this year, as the newly established Yell Crew will lead in the upper deck, showing the freshman class what it means to Roll Tide. The...

As bike racks migrate, students become inconvenienced

As bike racks migrate, students become inconvenienced

September 9, 2013

No longer placed outside most buildings for quick and easy access, University of Alabama bike racks have migrated. Stuart Glaeser, Parking Services manager, said the sudden move of the bike racks was to...

Rotary House gives residents sense of home

Rotary House gives residents sense of home

August 27, 2013

The building that was once known as The University of Alabama’s “Little United Nations” sits beside Bryant Hall, standing as a melting pot of students from countries all across the world. Now known...

Creative writers to read work Monday

April 23, 2013

After dedicating their Tuesdays and Thursdays to perform their writings, the 12 students of EN 408: Spoken Word Performance will have their last performance May 2 at Green Bar at 7 p.m. In each class,...

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs host Purple Up! Day

April 15, 2013

More than 2 million people in the United States serve in the nation’s military and many have families and children who are also impacted through their service. On Monday, the Office of Veteran and Military...

Students navigate the art of class registration

April 15, 2013

Students across The University of Alabama campus are worrying again about what classes to take and how to schedule them perfectly. The reality is that picking classes can be an art or a science, and...

AIME Day to feature local entrepreneurs

April 11, 2013

UA Entrepreneurial Week activities begin Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Hotel Capstone Ballroom, with different activities held throughout the week. Entrepreneurial Week will finish with an all-day event known...

Students research child development on campus

April 4, 2013

The first time a child says “Roll Tide,” what makes them do so? University of Alabama students from many different departments are looking to answer this question and many more as they observe and...

Grad student researches Haitian health

March 20, 2013

Haley Beech, a social work graduate student, went to Haiti to give back through relief work and community building, and presented preliminary research she gathered during the third International Conference...

Students to take stand against worldwide slavery

March 12, 2013

The University’s chapter of the International Justice Mission will stand for 27 hours March 14 and 15 to raise awareness for the 27 million slaves in the world today. Stand for Freedom will be held...

MBA students study business, culture in Turkey

March 6, 2013

The University of Alabama is gaining new relations with Turkey through its Executive MBA immersion study program. EMBA students traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to learn about Turkish business while experiencing...

Sites like Netflix often lead to binge watching of TV programs

March 4, 2013

After they finish classes for the day, many students drop their backpacks, kick off their shoes, sit back and watch episode after episode of their favorite television show for the next several hours...

Student excels academically, professionally

February 28, 2013

Christine Evans is busy. The senior majoring in mechanical engineering interned with Africa Exchange, a nonprofit organization in Kenya, Africa. She’s the president of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor...

Students, organizations gain rental access to UA vans

February 26, 2013

Students, organizations and others connected with The University of Alabama interested in using University vehicles instead of their own can access vans and other vehicles through the Fleet Services of...

From sedans to vans, students can rent UA vehicles

February 26, 2013

Students, organizations and others connected with The University of Alabama interested in using University vehicles instead of their own can access vans and other vehicles through the Fleet Services...

Object X series to incorporate ‘infinite perspectives’

February 25, 2013

Object X, a new discussion series that features speakers from different UA departments all focusing on a single random object, is to be held on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall Room 205. The first Object...

IT desk helps students with tech problems

February 20, 2013

The Office of Information Technology is the University of Alabama’s office of all things technology related at the University and caters to students, faculty and staff through the IT Service Desk. The...

Is Lonnie Strickland UA's toughest professor?

Is Lonnie Strickland UA’s toughest professor?

February 12, 2013

Professor Lonnie Strickland doesn’t have students. He has customers. “It costs about $250,000 to get to 21, and if you take that and divide it against 30 classes, that’s about $3,800 a class. It...

Alpha Psi Omega selling Valentine-O-Grams for a cause

February 11, 2013

For the third year, The University of Alabama’s theater honor society Alpha Psi Omega is providing its Valentine-O-Gram service from Feb. 6 to Feb. 20. Those interested can pay $10 for the performers...

UA partners with Pat Tillman Scholars program

January 30, 2013

The University of Alabama has been named a University Partner with the Pat Tillman Military Scholars program for the 2013-2014 academic year, increasing UA student-veterans’ chances to win Pat Tillman...

Ferguson Center hosts law school career fair Thursday

January 23, 2013

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will host its Law School Fair on Thursday, Jan. 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ferguson Center ballroom. Students interested in furthering...

Seniors participate in student-teaching program

January 17, 2013

Senior education majors at The University of Alabama culminate their college career not with finals, but in a working classroom as they complete student teaching. These UA student teachers lead in a classroom...

Department in college of engineering names new head

January 15, 2013

The University of Alabama’s department of chemical and biological engineering has found its new head in John Van Zee, who will begin his tenure in January 2013 after 28 years at the University of South...

Walking Dead Week: English students march for 'zombie bill of rights'

Walking Dead Week: English students march for ‘zombie bill of rights’

December 5, 2012

“Dead Week” took on a whole new meaning Tuesday. Spawned from English professor Patti White’s Apocalypse in Literature class, students with bloody makeup and torn clothes slouched their way to the...

“Got Meals?” revamps meal donation

December 3, 2012

University of Alabama students can continue to donate meals from their meal plans through Student2Student, a program designed by the Student Government Association to assist those in need. The SGA hopes...

Plans underway for 1st Tuscaloosa dog park

November 29, 2012

Popular Munny Sokol Park in Northport will soon be the home of the first dog park in the Tuscaloosa area, a project known as T-Town Unleashed developed by Fresh St-Art. Fresh St-Art, a nonprofit that...

UA invites students to apply for highest honors

November 19, 2012

The Awards Committee for The University of Alabama is looking for its next junior, senior and non-student recipients for its highest honors. Applications for the University’s Premier Awards are due Nov....

UA car tags program funds scholarships

October 29, 2012

The University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association has succeeded in raising more than $4 million during the 2012 fiscal year through their Ride With the Tide license plate program, contributing...

Students can take faculty members ‘Out 2 Lunch’

October 18, 2012

Students can now know their professors on a more personal level through a new University of Alabama program that includes a one-on-one lunch session.   Out 2 Lunch was designed by the Office of Student...

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