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Concert to benefit Huntington’s disease

Bianca Martin April 23, 2014

Freelend Security and Associates and Katering to All Types of Events and Services are teaming up to host the first annual Bring A Stop to Huntington’s benefit event April 30 at Jupiter Bar. BASH is...

Loose clothing stands up to summertime heat

Bianca Martin April 21, 2014

Well, everyone, it is almost here. By “it,” I mean summer. The school year is finally winding down, and there is only about one week left until we move out. For some, this means celebrating surviving...

Nostalgic trends making fashion comeback

Nostalgic trends making fashion comeback

Bianca Martin April 17, 2014

We have all prided ourselves on being “’90s babies” at some point in our lives. Whether we wore the obnoxious “Born in the ’90s” T-shirts or shared endless articles about the things from the...

Independent musicans perform at Bama Theatre

Bianca Martin April 16, 2014

A variety of folk and country music will reverberate off the walls of the Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre Wednesday as Bible Study, Don Gallardo and Stuart Bond headline Acoustic Night. David Allgood,...

Thrift, discount stores provide savings

Bianca Martin April 15, 2014

When shopping for new clothes, I have a constant struggle determining how much money I am willing to spend. After all, college is expensive, gas is expensive, and I prefer my clothes not to be. In the...

Coachella inspires bohemian trends for everyday life

Bianca Martin April 7, 2014

Between various fashion weeks and award shows, the first half of the year is full of influences for fashion lovers everywhere. Although we see emerging trends on the runway and elegant dresses at the...

Not only for feminine flair, lace can be a daring detail

Bianca Martin March 11, 2014

When one thinks of lace, things like Southern ladies’ gloves or vintage embroideries may come to mind – or maybe those horrible church socks your mother made you wear. Lace has always been a part...

Dance Alabama! to feature student choreography

Bianca Martin March 10, 2014

With pieces ranging from ballet to hip hop to jazz, the Dance Alabama! program is back for its spring concert to showcase the talents of student dancers and choreographers. Dance Alabama! is a concert...

Plaid proves a lasting print at Fashion Week

Bianca Martin March 3, 2014

Plaid is associated with something different for each of us. Maybe you connect it to a farmer in overalls and a straw hat. Maybe you immediately think of the hipster guy you see every day at Starbucks...

Tin Can Tales to return for 2nd year

Bianca Martin February 26, 2014

Creative Campus is bringing back its Tin Can Tales event Thursday to unite the Tuscaloosa community through a classic pastime: storytelling. Tin Can Tales will feature five speakers relaying stories with...

Neutral colors can adapt to spring wardrobe

Bianca Martin February 24, 2014

The much-anticipated season of spring will be upon us in just a few weeks. We all know what that means: sunny weather, afternoons outside and longer days. But for many of us, it also means swapping out...

Singers host student-run performance

Singers host student-run performance

Bianca Martin February 19, 2014

The musical talents of a group of University of Alabama students will be showcased Thursday at the University Singers performance at Moody Music Building. University Singers is a selective ensemble of...

Fashion Inc., Career Center pair for show

Bianca Martin February 12, 2014

Fashion Inc. and the Career Center are partnering up with Belk to answer one question college students constantly struggle with: “Do you think this counts as business wear?” The “Dress for Success”...

Valentines Day perfect opportunity to dress for festivities

Valentine’s Day perfect opportunity to dress for festivities

Bianca Martin February 10, 2014

It is a universally known truth that everyone has an opinion about Valentine’s Day. For some – I like to call them the optimists – it is a wonderful holiday that is meant to celebrate all types of...

Dressy evening outfits don’t have to sacrifice warmth

Bianca Martin January 27, 2014

As someone who has spent 15 years in Alabama and thrives on summer heat, the harshness of winter makes me miserable. Waking up to 20-degree weather knowing I have to get ready for class makes it extremely...

Display company’s style during retail interview

Bianca Martin January 22, 2014

  At this point in our lives, we all know the basics of job interviews: Bring a resume, look your interviewer in the eye and be confident. Another general rule we all know about interviews is to dress...

Avoid too much holiday sparkle with neutrals, basic accessories

Avoid too much holiday sparkle with neutrals, basic accessories

Bianca Martin December 5, 2013

It is almost here. After a long semester of classes, football and campus life, winter break will be here in fewer than two weeks. In a few days, we will all be able to go back home to relax, spend time...

Stay warm, fashion-forward with scarves, leggings during finals

Stay warm, fashion-forward with scarves, leggings during finals

Bianca Martin November 25, 2013

The end of the year is approaching quickly. This means we have many things to look forward to: snow, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas and the end of the semester. Unfortunately, this also means...

Fall colors, comfort essential to Thanksgiving fashion

Fall colors, comfort essential to Thanksgiving fashion

Bianca Martin November 18, 2013

It is that time of the year again: Time to get ready for the holidays. As school starts winding down and the stress is still getting to us, the excitement for celebrating time with our family and friends...

Three basic pieces underly personalized business casual look

Three basic pieces underly personalized “business casual” look

Bianca Martin November 11, 2013

The term “business casual” is one that I have fought with for as long as I can remember. I have been told to “basically be dressed up, but not too dressed up.” That may sound simple, but when it...

Procrastinator’s guide to perfect Halloween costume

Bianca Martin October 29, 2013

Halloween is without a doubt one of my favorite holidays. Between watching scary movies, carving pumpkins and eating candy that I will probably regret later, the holiday is simply fun. The best part of...

Pull off cozy, casual look on rainy days with rain boots, rain jackets

Bianca Martin October 22, 2013

As someone who checked and double-checked that she packed her rain boots and umbrella before move-in day, I have found one of the biggest surprises of this school year to be the excessive amount of sunshine...

Maxi skirts maximize versatility for every season

Bianca Martin October 8, 2013

I will admit, it took me quite a while to jump onboard the maxi skirt bandwagon. I never could find the occasion or the courage to try the bold trend. But as time went on, I realized that it was a skirt...

Be put-together, comfortable without typical T-shirt

Bianca Martin October 2, 2013

When I began my first semester of college last year, I realized how little I knew about the college football fashion culture of the South. In high school, wearing a large T-shirt and jeans was the go-to...

Southern oral history is latest focus of University center

Bianca Martin September 25, 2013

Preserving Southern voices is the idea behind the upcoming event for the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South. The center will be presenting an academic talk titled “Southern Voices,...

Don’t be afraid to carry summer trends into fall

Bianca Martin September 18, 2013

We all know Alabama is famous for only having two seasons – summer and winter. We are all either melting from the heat or trying to keep the frostbite from breaking our noses off. But we still are lucky...

Garden party partners local farmers, restaurants

Garden party partners local farmers, restaurants

Bianca Martin September 5, 2013

Local is the theme of this year’s Garden Party hosted by Druid City Garden Project, where Tuscaloosa residents will be given a rare chance to sample meals made with local ingredients from the city’s...

Color Run returns to Tuscaloosa Saturday

Color Run returns to Tuscaloosa Saturday

Bianca Martin September 4, 2013

The Color Run will be making its second stop in Tuscaloosa this weekend, allowing students and the Tuscaloosa community another chance to be doused in colored corn starch and to participate in the self-proclaimed...

Object X 1st installment to analyze perspectives, water

Bianca Martin September 3, 2013

Students will be gathering with Creative Campus members to analyze multiple perspectives of a single object with the first installment of Object X. The idea of the event is to talk about the many ideas...

Trade in easy for breezy

Bianca Martin August 29, 2013

By Bianca Martin | Contributing Writer ^ School’s back in session here in Tuscaloosa, and so is the blazing heat. Having to walk to classes, lunch and anywhere around campus when it’s 90 degrees...

July Fourth fashion not as simple as donning red, white, blue

July Fourth fashion not as simple as donning red, white, blue

Bianca Martin July 3, 2013

The idea of “theme dressing” for holidays is one that can cause many arguments between fashion lovers. Some say it is tacky. Some say it is fun. However, everyone can agree on one idea: If the holiday’s...

Graduate credits professors with success in fashion

Bianca Martin April 22, 2013

UA alumna Amanda Perna has passion and a dedicated work ethic, both of which have contributed to her success as talented fashion designer. Perna graduated from the College of Human Environmental Sciences...

New Strip store focuses on locally produced goods

New Strip store focuses on locally produced goods

Bianca Martin April 10, 2013

Alabama Goods, one of the Strip’s newest additions, gives Tuscaloosa shoppers a venue to buy locally made food, jewelry, pottery and more. The store specializes in selling products made by vendors and...

Fourth annual DCAF to host 12 musical acts Saturday

Bianca Martin April 3, 2013

Creative Campus and the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission will be presenting the fourth annual Druid City Arts Festival Saturday, April 6. The festival’s purpose is to celebrate music and art...

Service transforms studying abroad

Bianca Martin April 2, 2013

Many students use the opportunity of studying abroad to learn in a new environment, experience a different culture, have fun and make friends. Some students choose to go abroad, though, with an entirely...

Author previews graphic novel about 1960s Marion

Bianca Martin March 18, 2013

Often studied, taught and explored, the civil rights movement of the 1960s is the subject of many books. But author Lila Quintero Weaver presents the time period in an alternative way – through the...

Graphic novel provides alternative view on southern life in civil rights era

Bianca Martin March 14, 2013

The Summersell Center for the Study of the South will host author Lila Quintero Weaver Thursday. Weaver will be speaking about her life experiences as child of South American immigrants and her graphic...

Art Night to feature 3-D printing, metal casting projects

Bianca Martin March 7, 2013

The Kentuck Art Center will be presenting its Art Night in Northport Ala., Thursday. This week’s Art Night will be dedicated to different types of art including metal casting, pen and ink, music and...

Pianist dedicates Valentine’s concert to wife

Bianca Martin February 14, 2013

University of Alabama piano professor Noel Engebretson will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with one of his greatest loves: classical music. Engebretson will be paying tribute to the holiday with a...

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” to take audience back to Harlem

Bianca Martin February 12, 2013

Theatre Tuscaloosa will take audiences back to the age of the Harlem Renaissance when they perform the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’” at Shelton State Community College this week. The musical pays...

Theatre Tuscaloosa presents Aint Misbehavin

Theatre Tuscaloosa presents ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’

Bianca Martin February 6, 2013

Theatre Tuscaloosa will be paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance and one of the era’s most famous musicians, Thomas “Fats” Waller, with their new musical production, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”...

Students seek financial savvy

Bianca Martin January 23, 2013

College, in many ways, serves as a trial run. Students can learn through internships, student jobs and mentor positions before getting into “the real world.” For some students, this also means learning...

HCA Diversity Branch to host ‘Diverse Desserts’

Bianca Martin November 27, 2012

The Diversity Branch of The University of Alabama Honors College Assembly is taking a new approach to encourage conversation on campus: desserts. Diverse Desserts is open to all students and includes...

UATD presents George Bernard Shaw play

UATD presents George Bernard Shaw play

Bianca Martin November 12, 2012

The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Misalliance,” this week in Marian Gallaway Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall. According to the UA...

House of éprouver show features students, local fashion

Bianca Martin October 25, 2012

Tuesday, Rebuild Tuscaloosa, The House of Perna and The University of Alabama’s House of éprouver hosted “Runway for Relief,” a fashion show to raise proceeds for those affected by the April 27,...

Lessons branch out with ‘Talks’

Bianca Martin October 2, 2012

The Honors College Assembly has brought back its “HCA Talks” sessions for students interested in learning about and discussing topics they may not be offered in the classroom. HCA Talks is a program...

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