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How dissecting a cat spurred me to question everything I didn’t know

April 17, 2014

I know you have to buy your boyfriend jeans three sizes too big to get the Kate Moss “can you see the waistband of my Calvin Klein panties as my jeans are slung low on my hips?” look. I know that Zara...

Art Speaks to feature student films

April 1, 2014

In anticipation of the second annual Black Warrior Film Festival, Creative Campus has partnered with the Honors College Association to screen four student-made films through Art Speaks, Tuesday at 7 p.m....

The scarlet subject

The scarlet subject

February 25, 2014

One of the taboos akin to the South, sex is often spoken of in hushed whispers passed through lips. And for some state schools, sex education is left to the bare minimums found in the state of Alabama’s...

Channel New York fashion week from home

Channel New York fashion week from home

February 17, 2014

New York Fashion Week concluded last week with hoards of cropped pant-wearing, heeled sandal-tromping bloggers stealing the majority of the press. If you didn’t know, it’s snowing up there. And they’re...

Matching prints introduce 2014

Matching prints introduce 2014

January 15, 2014

Matching skirt sets are usually likened to Judy Bonner-esque red suits and floral-patterned legging-tunic combos from pre-K. But 2014 brings with it refined digital prints and modern silhouettes worth...

Anti-trends will help you survive the season

Anti-trends will help you survive the season

November 5, 2013

My style changes just about every time Miley drops a new single and usually depends on what store I go in first after getting a paycheck. Urban Outfitters – I’m probably inspired by the cropped tops...

U.S. attorney’s office monitors UA segregation allegations

September 20, 2013

U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance announced Thursday that her office is monitoring allegations of racial discrimination following The Crimson White’s article, “The Final Barrier.” The article reported that...

U.S. attorney’s office monitors UA segregation allegations

September 20, 2013

U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance announced Thursday that her office is monitoring allegations of racial discrimination following The Crimson White’s article, “The Final Barrier.” The article reported that...

Amp up your nighttime look without being intimidated

Amp up your nighttime look without being intimidated

September 5, 2013

When it comes to “going out” clothes, I stand mostly clueless. You want to go out for drinks? I don’t own any of those skin-tight bandage dresses; none of my shirts have side cut-outs, and all my...

Backstreet Boys still larger than life [PHOTOS]

August 28, 2013

This year, the iconic boy band of the 1990s, the Backstreet Boys, celebrate their 20th anniversary with a world tour, including a stop at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. While the band has been out of...

Student’s music hits Sirius XM Radio

August 26, 2013

After run-ins with high school heartbreak, Alex Calderone, now a junior majoring in kinesthesiology began writing music to track her experiences. This summer, her hobby was exposed after her collaborative...

Backstreet’s Back: popular boy band to perform at Tuscaloosa Ampitheater

August 22, 2013

Students who wish to rekindle the love of 1990s boy bands past will have their opportunity to do so with the Backstreet Boys, who are set to perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuesday, Aug. 27, at...

Backstreet’s back, all right

August 22, 2013

Students who wish to rekindle the love of 1990s boy bands past will have their opportunity to do so with the Backstreet Boys, who are set to perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8...

Hopefuls to try out to become next Tuscaloosa Idol

August 21, 2013

Correction: "American Idol" auditions were held on August 21, 2013, not August 22, 2013 as originally reported. The correction has been reflected in the story below. “American Idol” is once again...

Crop tops, modest bottoms make just right summer outfit

Crop tops, modest bottoms make just right summer outfit

June 12, 2013

I claim to be too good for a lot of things – cheeky denim, boys in fraternities, flower crowns and I thought crop tops. Since being in New York for my summer internship, I’ve decided to embrace all...

Students help veterans’ center

April 23, 2013

Interior design students experienced a change of heart after pairing with the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center to help prepare an exhibit for the facility honoring veterans. “We were trying to understand...

Understatement, simplicity vital for internship fashion, first impressions

April 22, 2013

“What do I wear?” That was first question I asked after finding out about my summer internship, after of course the obligatory, “When can I start,” and “What can I do to prepare?” With internships...

A-Day allows for spring twist on gameday fashion

April 19, 2013

There is always something missing on Alabama’s campus between the last bowl game and A-Day— girls have no legitimate excuse to cover themselves in crimson and houndstooth. I personally am not the...

UA alumna finds success in fashion, stays connected

April 18, 2013

UA alumna Janet Gurwitch exemplifies the pinnacle of success in the business of fashion, and after working as senior vice president of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, she still finds time to stay in touch...

Local children learn other cultures with Heart Touch

April 9, 2013

Fan Yang came to The University of Alabama from China to study social work but decided to make an impact on the community by sharing her culture with local fourth graders. Yang designed the Heart Touch...

Jazz in Bama: State home to vibrant musical community

April 5, 2013

Daniel Western of the Birmingham Seven is just one of the jazz and blues musicians who will be performing at the Druid City Arts Festival. He says the Alabama jazz scene is fairly vibrant, but one must...

Alumna’s line goes from Shirt Shop to ‘Gossip Girl’

April 2, 2013

Lauren Leonard doesn’t even need to go to one of the 150 boutiques around the country that sell her collection to see the clothes she designed. All the Tuscaloosa native and 2006 Alabama graduate needs...

Denim cutoffs, lightweight cardigans, common sense essential for stylish spring breaker

March 18, 2013

The week before spring break is pretty useless, considering most of our brains are stuck turning between spring break plans and packing. To make your packing lists a little simpler, I went ahead and...

Wheelchair basketball player returns for 5th year to win national championship

Wheelchair basketball player returns for 5th year to win national championship

March 18, 2013

Mark Booth enjoys traveling. He has visited all 50 states, 17 European countries, Australia and Honduras. He has two national championship titles and will graduate in May. He was born with spina bifida,...

WRC to host women in film series

March 11, 2013

The Women’s Resource Center will shed light on women in the film industry by sponsoring Lunafest, a national traveling film festival “by, for and about women” at Monday’s screening at 7 p.m....

Men can spice up wardrobe with button down, dark jeans, statement jacket

March 4, 2013

In past fashion columns, I feel as though I may have left out a significant percentage of the UA population (50 percent), all of those bearing that precious Y chromosome. Admittedly, I don’t have much...

BFW allows UA students to gain experience, showcase talent

March 4, 2013

“I don’t necessarily think there needs to be this one metropolis that defines what fashion is,” said Joshua McKinley, designer from “Project Runway” Season 9 and featured designer at Birmingham...

For one freshman, concerts a ‘learning experience’

March 4, 2013

Molly Deaver, a freshman majoring in international studies, lost track of how many concerts she’s been to, but estimates around 80. Thankfully for her wallet, her rock-obsessed mother funds her hobby...

1st Burger U restaurant opens near UA campus

1st Burger U restaurant opens near UA campus

February 25, 2013

Burger U, located on 7th Avenue, opened its doors to the public Tuesday, Feb. 19, complete with American classics and a creole-inspired flair. Owner Dan Robinson has been in the restaurant business...

Leather, sheer fabrics sure to stay trendy this spring

February 19, 2013

Finally, it’s time again to reference the spring 2013 fashion shows from months past and begin to rethink and restock your sleepy winter wardrobe. I’ll start off with two trends I can almost guarantee...

‘Bittersweet Harvest’ exhibit comes to Gorgas

February 18, 2013

After two and a half years of waiting, the American studies department will display the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964” in Gorgas Library. The...

For last weeks of winter, move away from extravagant patterns, textures

February 13, 2013

These past couple of months, I have decided to take on a fun little style experiment. My wardrobe is usually drenched in a plethora of patterns and textures, but I have experienced a fashion cleansing...

Bama Dining supports Meatless Monday campaign

Bama Dining supports Meatless Monday campaign

February 5, 2013

Americans are eating less meat than they were five years ago and Bama Dining is no exception to the trend. Fall 2012 brought more vegetarian options than ever in campus dining halls, especially on Mondays....

Learn to dress outside usual fashion comfort zones ‘without apprehension’

February 4, 2013

In the fashion world, anything goes and nothing is off limits. In my time spent here at the Capstone, I haven’t noticed much affection paid to the whimsical nature that fashion often inspires. With...

Brides, vendors come together at 2nd annual show

Brides, vendors come together at 2nd annual show

January 28, 2013

Hotel Capstone hosted its second annual bridal show Sunday, showcasing an array of wedding vendors and ending with a bridal fashion show. Ally Spencer, a 2012 UA graduate, met her fiancé, J Bruhn, a...

Stealing men’s fashion ideas for female wardrobe creates edgy, comfortable outfits

January 22, 2013

With books purchased and spring break plans budgeted, students may not be prepared to spend a fortune on new clothes. One fun and easy way to spruce up your wardrobe without spending money is stealing—from...

Addicted to As: competition and stress push students to prescription drugs

Addicted to A’s: competition and stress push students to prescription drugs

January 17, 2013

If I was in the market for Adderall to prepare for a long night of cramming before an exam, it would take two degrees of separation, $5 and one phone call to get my hands on some. According to the FDA,...

Vintage vendors unite for Northport Market

December 6, 2012

Lori Watts, owner of This Ol’ Thing Vintage, a sales and estate service, has come together with friends, Sylvia Parker – also known as DJ Tom Kat Kitten – and Jamie Cicatiella, owner of Grace Aberdeen...

Tailgaters take tradition to Alabama thriller

December 4, 2012

Here at The University of Alabama, tradition is used synonymously with our football team. Many Alabama football fans keep traditions of their own by traveling with the team wherever they play. The SEC...

Gameday RVers form culture all their own

November 29, 2012

To many students, RVs are just another burden on Gameday, forcing them off their own parking lots to make way for gargantuan tailgating contraptions. But, for this special breed of tailgaters, Alabama...

Fashion community growing at UA, propelling program, students in industry

November 26, 2012

When The University of Alabama is brought to attention, one often thinks of champion sports teams and a decorated greek community. Although often unrecognized, the growing number of fashion-related majors...

Rivalry strains even the closest friendships

November 21, 2012

In my search for higher education, there were only two options. I could follow in my father’s footsteps to the Capstone or follow my high school friends onto The Plains. I grew up with a crimson shaker...

Students can find stress relief through yoga practice

November 19, 2012

For many students, college can be a time of great stress and anxiety provoked by an increased pressure to do well in both the realms of school and social life. Many local yoga instructors encourage stressed...

Profiles on the fashion department: student designs UA’s official tartan

November 12, 2012

Linnzi Rich, a senior majoring in interior and graphic design, now has an impressive line on her resume: designing the official tartan of The University of Alabama. In October 2010, the College of Human...

Update your fall wardrobe with new styles of pants, dark lipstick

Update your fall wardrobe with new styles of pants, dark lipstick

November 8, 2012

The best day of the month comes when the mail man decides to grace my mail box with my monthly Vogue subscription. After receiving the always-anticipated September issue, I have been eager to embrace the...

Tuscaloosas first half marathon to help rebuild schools

Tuscaloosa’s first half marathon to help rebuild schools

November 8, 2012

In the aftermath of the April 27, 2011 tornado, members of the community have come up with many different ways to help rebuild Tuscaloosa. This March, ReadBAMARead and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Tuscaloosa...

Local bands compete to perform alongside B.o.B. in SGAs Battle of the Bands

Local bands compete to perform alongside B.o.B. in SGA’s Battle of the Bands

November 6, 2012

The stakes are high for four local bands who will compete in Tuesday night’s Battle of the Bands put on by the Student Government Association. The winner will get to perform as the opening act for B.o.B....

UA professor gives tips on how students should dress for business occasions

October 29, 2012

One lesson every college student should learn before graduating is how to dress appropriately for professional situations. I admit I have not yet been on an interview that has required me to purchase a...

Caffeine best in coffee, tea rather than sugary drinks

Caffeine best in coffee, tea rather than sugary drinks

October 23, 2012

College level exams and papers require hours of study, research and writing, and with recent midterms many University of Alabama students say they are having to pull all-nighters. These are almost always...

Trending time together

October 16, 2012

The last six years have seen Twitter progress from being a fringe site that many considered to be a place to post short replicas of Facebook status updates to a social media juggernaut. Now, more than...

Fall trends emphasize outerwear

Fall trends emphasize outerwear

October 15, 2012

The fast-paced world of fashion can be frustrating for the fashion-conscious woman trying to keep up with current trends and on-the-cusp designers. New York Fashion Week recently came to a close, highlighting...

Theatre Tuscaloosa to debut new season with comedy

October 3, 2012

Theatre Tuscaloosa, one of the city’s longest standing theatre companies, will debut their 2012-2013 season, Rockin’ and Rollin’ in the Aisles, with “The Dixie Swim Club.” The performance will...

Fifth and Main reopens, sticks to roots

October 3, 2012

Changes have come to a trademark in local cuisine, downtown Northport’s Fifth and Main, which reopened earlier this summer featuring a new home cooked menu and a new owner, Anita Thornhill, at the helm....

Pure Barre trendy, yet effective workout

September 25, 2012

Lift, tone, burn. With a workout that claims to be the “fastest, most effective way to change your body,” Pure Barre has become increasingly popular among women all over America who are coveting the...

International students sound off about typical Alabama day-wear

September 25, 2012

I have never been a fan of the Nike Tempos and extra-large T-shirt uniform sported by the majority of female students here at the University. I cannot wrap my head around why everyone would want to look...

Theatre department kicks off new season with “Fools”

September 23, 2012

UA’s theatre department will kick off the 2012-13 season with “Fools,” a comic fable set in 19th century Russia, on Monday, Sept. 24. The play is narrated by Leon Tolchinsky, a young school teacher...

French Table creates weekly cultural immersion

September 18, 2012

One would not expect the murmur of fluent French conversation coming from the purple couches inside of Starbucks. An extension of the The University of Alabama French Club, The French Table aims for complete...

Tuscaloosa offers options for game day fashion

Tuscaloosa offers options for game day fashion

September 9, 2012

The women of The University of Alabama can be quick to condemn Tuscaloosa as a place completely void of any decent shopping experiences and assume trips to Birmingham’s Summit and Galleria are necessary...

Art student’s work inspired by movement, transforms an entire room

Art student’s work inspired by movement, transforms an entire room

September 4, 2012

For one University of Alabama MFA student studying art, a traditional canvas was not enough. Instead, Aynslee Moon tranformed an entire room into one piece expressional piece and is presenting an installation...

New York artist brings work to on-campus gallery

New York artist brings work to on-campus gallery

August 23, 2012

A New York artist will exhibit his drawings and paintings in Sarah Moody Gallery of Art beginning Aug. 23 and will speak about his artistic transformation on Sept. 5 in 205 Gorgas Library. “I’ve been...

Kentuck names UAB graduate as new executive director

Kentuck names UAB graduate as new executive director

July 31, 2012

Shweta Gamble, University of Alabama in Birmingham graduate and design editor of the Tuscaloosa News, will become Kentuck Art Center’s executive director on August 15. Gamble began her career in journalism...

Tuscaloosa native releases third album

Tuscaloosa native releases third album

July 25, 2012

After putting many years of his Southern rock, country-R&B flavor into bars across Tuscaloosa, Ham Bagby has recently released his third record, “‘Sh!t’s Crucial’ is Track 7.” Bagby began like...

Black and white looks instead of color blocking popular trend for fall

July 18, 2012

With summer classes coming to a close and only a few weeks to breathe before the fall semester, the fashion world is kicking into high gear with the switching of focus from summer to fall. Away with resort...

Sophomore manages modeling career, studies

Sophomore manages modeling career, studies

July 11, 2012

Sarah Edwards, despite being a typical student, manages to juggle transitioning to a new city, schoolwork and rugby practice, all while maintaining a professional modeling career based out of Nashville....

Group brings theater outdoors

Group brings theater outdoors

July 2, 2012

Lawn chairs and picnic blankets lined the edge of the river at sunset to watch a local theater troupes' rendition of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” this past weekend at Manderson Landing. The Rude...

New website adds delivery option to local restaurants

June 27, 2012

It is suddenly a lot more convenient to order home delivery from local restaurants, thanks to a new website, Crimson2go.com. Food from Hooligans, Tut’s, Wilhagans, Fig, Yakamoz, Roly Poly, Trey Yuen...

Acoustic Night to feature indpendent artists

Acoustic Night to feature indpendent artists

June 20, 2012

The Bama Theatre’s Acoustic Night will feature performances by Walter Parks and the Swamp Cabbage and Sparrow and the Ghost tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa’s Arts Council hosts Acoustic Nights throughout...

Kentuck’s monthly art night showcases two local artists

June 12, 2012

This month’s Kentuck Art Night displayed work from local art teacher Lindsay Mouyal, folk artist Betty Sue Matthews and commemorated long-time volunteer Carolyn Fritz. Kentuck hosts Art Night the first...

Pure Barre fitness boutique comes to McFarland

June 6, 2012

Pure Barre, a dance-inspired workout studio that is often referred to as “the workout that is sweeping the nation,” is set to open its Tuscaloosa location on Aug.1 next to Bow Regards on McFarland...

Book to stay in citys libraries

Book to stay in city’s libraries

May 30, 2012

Tuscaloosa may be in the heart of the Bible Belt, but for now, at least, the city’s libraries intend to keep a nationwide topic of controversy on their bookshelves. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” book...

UT grad creates healthy energy bar

UT grad creates healthy energy bar

April 24, 2012

With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, marathon runner Erica Hopper was not satisfied with the quality of store-bought energy bars. Her health and...

Festivals spur boho look for summer

Festivals spur boho look for summer

April 23, 2012

Students here at the University of Alabama know all about summer music festivals, such as The Hangout and Bonnaroo, and are most likely already going — but have you ever heard of Coachella? The music...

Students use fashion for fundraiser

Students use fashion for fundraiser

April 11, 2012

Tee Time, Fashion Inc.’s fashion show fundraiser for Woodland Forest Elementary Outdoor Classroom Initiative, showcased designs from approximately 30 apparel design students on Tuesday. Their creations...

Exhibit raises awareness of sexual abuse

April 10, 2012

The Clarke Building at Kentuck is adorned with decorated wooden hearts for the month of April as a way to bring awareness to sexual assault. The Women’s Resource Center began this program in 2001 in...

Design students turn trash into fashion for charity

Design students turn trash into fashion for charity

April 10, 2012

The College of Human and Environmental Sciences and Fashion Inc., a student-led organization on campus, will be hosting their eighth annual Tee Time fundraiser tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Doster Hall Lawn....

A guide to shoes, jewelry and other accessories for spring

A guide to shoes, jewelry and other accessories for spring

April 9, 2012

The saying “less is more” does not always prove true in the fashion world. The accessories with which you adorn your apparel are the key to creating a put-together look. Accessories are a great way...

Farmers market opens on the river

Farmer’s market opens on the river

April 3, 2012

The recent construction along Jack Warner Parkway has come together to reveal a modern-looking building ready to support local produce and craft with the establishment of the Tuscaloosa River Market. ...

DCAF showcases fashion as well as art

DCAF showcases fashion as well as art

March 26, 2012

The Druid City Arts Festival gave artists from all around a chance to showcase their music, paintings and crafts on Saturday. The fashions of the festival were not exceptions. Many festivalgoers were spotted...

Jewish culture highlighted at weekend film festival

Jewish culture highlighted at weekend film festival

March 22, 2012

The Tuscaloosa Arts Council will hold their 10th annual Jewish Film Festival this weekend from Saturday to Tuesday at the Bama Theatre. The festival will begin Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with a Jewish Food...

DCAF goes guerrilla with outside performance

DCAF goes guerrilla with outside performance

March 21, 2012

The Druid City Arts Festival kicked off this week with a Guerrilla Theatre performance by the University’s Alpha Psi Omega theater fraternity. The performance took place on the River Walk at Manderson...

‘The Color Purple’ opens Friday at Bama Theatre

March 8, 2012

The Actor’s Charitable Theater will debut their production of “The Color Purple” at the Bama Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. According to the cast, it will be well worth it to stay in Tuscaloosa...

Retro femininity a hot trend this spring

Retro femininity a hot trend this spring

March 5, 2012

Last Thursday, after the glorious spout of spring weather, Tuscaloosa collectively decided that spring clothes were ready to be dug out of boxes and placed in the forefront of our closets. Indian summers...

Alabama Art Kitchen hosts gallery opening

February 29, 2012

A career in art can take many turns, and the Alabama Art Kitchen can give artists on the road a home when their career comes through Tuscaloosa. For one of these artists, Michael Bonadio, the Art Kitchen...

Network of bloggers redefine fashion through personal taste

Network of bloggers redefine fashion through personal taste

February 21, 2012

It seems that now more than ever, social media is one of the most talked about phenomenon. It has helped musicians with their big breaks, spread news at rapid speeds and let the entire world in on everyone’s...

Allen Bales premiers witty comedy

Allen Bales premiers witty comedy

February 20, 2012

Perhaps one of the few things Barbie heads, the Newlywed Game and Niagara Falls have in common is the part they play in the production “Wonder of the World,” which will open tonight in the Allen Bales...

Spring trends include metallic and sequin styles

Spring trends include metallic and sequin styles

February 6, 2012

Don’t put away your New Year’s Eve outfit just yet. Although the seemingly over-the-top sequin skirt or dress may be deemed unwearable by most, the common student can easily dress down either piece...

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