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Update your look with flowers, feathers and color

Jordan Staggs September 5, 2011

                  Ladies, with the new semester underway, it’s a perfect time to update your look, try new things and have fun with fashion. An easy way to do that without going too far out...

Chloes Cup filling a Tuscaloosa niche

Chloe’s Cup filling a Tuscaloosa niche

Jordan Staggs August 30, 2011

With TCBY, Starbucks and Crimson Cafe near campus, UA is hardly found wanting when it comes to a place to get a nice hot cup o' Joe (or iced, whipped or blended, for that matter). But until May 2010, the...

5 Easy Tips for Dorm Décor

Jordan Staggs August 29, 2011

Many freshmen and others who are living in the residence halls this year might be wondering how to take their space to the next level. Without decorating and adding your own personal touches to your room,...

Interning: a valuable experience for students

Interning: a valuable experience for students

Jordan Staggs June 21, 2011

This summer, I am interning in Grayton Beach, near Destin, Fla. at Cornerstone Marketing & Advertising, Inc. Cornerstone is a pretty diverse company. It’s mostly a marketing and advertising firm that...

Austrian composer Lukas Ligeti to perform free concert at Art Kitchen

Austrian composer Lukas Ligeti to perform free concert at Art Kitchen

Jordan Staggs April 27, 2011

Lukas Ligeti, an Austrian composer and percussionist specializing in unconventional and often improvisational methods of music-making, will perform a free concert at Alabama Art Kitchen May 3 at 7 p.m....

Theatre performance to benefit AIDS Alabama

Jordan Staggs April 25, 2011

Celebration!, the University’s theatre student outreach group, will hold its spring performance “Alabama Arts for AIDS” in Morgan Auditorium this Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature...

How to get the royal look for any wedding

How to get the royal look for any wedding

Jordan Staggs April 20, 2011

Kate—I mean Catherine—and William are not the only happy couple tying the knot this season. In fact, we all know what’s coming. Your best friend. Your cousin. That person from high school you haven’t...

Show choir features groovy tunes this spring

Show choir features groovy tunes this spring

Jordan Staggs April 17, 2011

Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Do you like to shake your groove thang to Earth, Wind and Fire or disco down to your favorite ABBA song? Or maybe you’re more into Kansas and...

Local band aims to promote original music with Myfest

Jordan Staggs April 12, 2011

If you’re tired of hearing the same covers by bands around Tuscaloosa over and over again, Rounders on The Strip will host a night of local music Thursday, April 14 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The bar will...

Spring is the season to go Boho

Jordan Staggs April 6, 2011

  Springtime is coming on fast, folks, and you’re probably dying for this weather to become less schizophrenic so you can wear shorts and tees and flip flops all day, every day. Am I right? I know...

Student, faculty sketchbooks to be featured at DCAF

Jordan Staggs March 24, 2011

Photos, snippets of newspapers and magazines, paint, charcoal, text and collages are just some of the creative media being implemented into the Druid City Arts Festival Sketchbook Project. Blank sketchbooks,...

Spring forward with fashion for break

Jordan Staggs March 3, 2011

Friends, fashion-lovers, lend me your earmuffs. You don’t need them anymore anyway, because spring break is coming up fast. I might actually need earmuffs, as I’m traveling to the Swiss Alps this break,...

Blues bar gets green makeover

Blues bar gets green makeover

Jordan Staggs February 24, 2011

Patrons of the downtown Temerson Square area might notice something new this weekend – a little color change has occurred in the space beside Wilhagan’s, as its small neighboring bar has transformed...

UA puts new spin on Moby-Dick

UA puts new spin on Moby-Dick

Jordan Staggs February 20, 2011

View Photo GalleryLightning crashes over a dark, turbulent sea as the waves roil, and from high above in the crow’s nest there comes a cry of “There she blows!” The large whaling ship is tossed about...

Is Gaga starting to get old?

Jordan Staggs February 17, 2011

I suppose it was only a matter of time before I got a little Gaga with the fashion column. But this isn’t going to be a piece about how amazing she is, or how much I love what she wears, or how she is...

Miss UA Pageant to be held Saturday

Miss UA Pageant to be held Saturday

Jordan Staggs February 10, 2011

Polish up that tiara, Tuscaloosa, because the time has come to crown a new Miss University of Alabama. The Miss UA pageant, a preliminary stage of the Miss America program, will be held Saturday at 7:30...

Click here for some style

Jordan Staggs February 2, 2011

Greetings, fashion lovers. It’s your host, the venerable self-proclaimed fashionista of the CW, and today I’ll be taking you on a little tour of a place where I, for one, spend entirely too much of...

Group strives to make Tuscaloosa ‘cooler’

Jordan Staggs January 30, 2011

Once a week at AMF Lanes, the gang from WellThatsCool.com experiences civil war as its weekly bowling night commences. Bo Hicks, one of the founding members and unofficial spokesman for the web-based organization,...

Little Willie’s hosts charity benefit

Jordan Staggs January 27, 2011

In the summer of 2005, Darius Weems, a teenager from Athens, Ga., afflicted with muscular dystrophy, embarked with his friends on “the roll of his life.” After undergoing a 7,000-mile journey, he made...

Simplicity, class reign at Golden Globes

Simplicity, class reign at Golden Globes

Jordan Staggs January 19, 2011

It’s that time of year, when our usual lazy Sunday television schedule becomes disrupted by two things: NFL playoffs and awards shows. This past Sunday came the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and with...

‘Deathly Hallows’ breaks records, enchants fans

‘Deathly Hallows’ breaks records, enchants fans

Jordan Staggs November 21, 2010

Magic was in the air Thursday night as hundreds of fans gathered at the Cobb Hollywood 16 Cinema in Tuscaloosa for the midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Potter watchers...

What to wear to HP 7

Jordan Staggs November 17, 2010

The time has come for the beginning of the end. Merlin’s beard, I can’t believe it’s actually here. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” premieres tonight at midnight, and you’d better...

‘Harry Potter 7’ casts spell on Tuscaloosa

‘Harry Potter 7’ casts spell on Tuscaloosa

Jordan Staggs November 17, 2010

Don your cloaks and get out your magic wands, because “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” hits theaters all over the country at midnight. The first half of the final installment in J.K....

Chucks brings gulf to Tuscaloosa

Chuck’s brings gulf to Tuscaloosa

Jordan Staggs November 14, 2010

Downtown Tuscaloosa is known for its busy nightlife and for being nearly impossible to navigate through the sea of cars and pedestrians it attracts on game day. Just near the corner of Greensboro Avenue...

Theatre department teams with Toys for Tots

Jordan Staggs November 12, 2010

When Stephanie Feigen took on a project for her theater marketing class, she wanted to accomplish something more than just a paper to turn in at the end of the semester. Feigen decided to coordinate with...

Fashion: Fall into Alabama weather, with clothes to match!

Jordan Staggs November 11, 2010

Ah, Alabama in the fall. It’s my favorite time of year. The leaves with their yellows, oranges and reds, blowing through the autumn wind, are really a sight to behold, as long as you’re not being...

UA student crowned Miss Alabama

UA student crowned Miss Alabama

Jordan Staggs November 7, 2010

The Bama Theatre audience erupted in cheers and applause Sunday night as our very own Miss Tuscaloosa donned the sparkling tiara for the first time as Miss Alabama USA. Madeline Mitchell, a UA junior...

A head start on fall

Jordan Staggs November 3, 2010

“I assumed the butterfly was going to Bloomingdale’s to buy a hat,” Meg Ryan said, her best-friend-worthy voice delightfully chipper as she narrates her fictitious e-mail to Tom Hanks, “which would...

Foster Auditorium through the years

Foster Auditorium through the years

Jordan Staggs November 2, 2010

From concerts and lectures to record-making sports events, Foster Auditorium has been a point of history in the making at the University of Alabama since it was built. This timeline helps tell the tale...

Fashion event raises funds for charity

Jordan Staggs October 26, 2010

Tornado warnings could not stop high fashion last night as the University’s Fashion, Inc. society put on the fourth annual Rock the Runway show, benefitting Charity: Water. A last-minute location change...

Fashion show to benefit water charity

Fashion show to benefit water charity

Jordan Staggs October 24, 2010

The typical UA student rarely has to worry about whether he or she will have clean drinking water. Chances are all one has to do is walk over to Publix and grab a 24-pack of Dasani for about $5, but this...

Don’t let cliche costumes limit your Halloween style

Jordan Staggs October 21, 2010

It would appear, my friends, that All Hallows’ Eve is just around the corner. For you who haven’t seen the movie “Hocus Pocus” – first of all, shame on you – second, I mean Halloween. But never...

Find your Halloween style

Jordan Staggs October 20, 2010

It would appear, my friends, that All Hallows’ Eve is just around the corner. For you who haven’t seen the movie “Hocus Pocus,” first of all, shame on you. Second, I mean Halloween. But never mind...

Southbound Showdown rock Bama Theatre

Jordan Staggs October 14, 2010

Homecoming week has been wracked with events and activities so far, but there is one thing missing from the bill this year: a Homecoming concert. After last year’s poor turnout for the Taking Back Sunday...

Concerts to rock Bama Theatre

Jordan Staggs October 14, 2010

Homecoming week has been wracked with events and activities so far, but there is one thing missing from the bill this year: a Homecoming concert. After last year’s poor turnout for the Taking Back Sunday...

Switching the sexes: Man-icures and military

Switching the sexes: Man-icures and military

Jordan Staggs October 6, 2010

The times are always changing, and with them so do clothes. But who expected the idea of gender roles in fashion to change so dramatically that it became okay for women to wear three-piece suits and...

Trivia game site tests gridiron IQs

Jordan Staggs September 30, 2010

For some Bama fans, the 144 long hours between Saturdays in the fall might feel like torture. Game day is a statewide event that people go so far as to plan weddings around, and knowledge of game days...

Dance Alabama! to be held this week

Dance Alabama! to be held this week

Jordan Staggs September 26, 2010

Now in its eleventh season, Dance Alabama! is a student-organized and choreographed concert designed to expose audiences to the culture of dance while exhibiting the talent of UA students. The 2010 fall...

Take back fall fashion

Jordan Staggs September 22, 2010

Growing up in the rural South, where tradition is everywhere and conservatives rule most veins of life, we are subject to many rather strict rules that might not have been a problem in other parts of the...

Hikes merge nature, literature

Hikes merge nature, literature

Jordan Staggs September 16, 2010

Woods and words will collide Saturday as Slash Pine Press invites you to join its 2010 Writer Hikes, which will be held at Munny Sokol Park off Watermelon Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (According to Slash...

For two students, life is a Cabaret

For two students, life is a ‘Cabaret’

Jordan Staggs September 14, 2010

“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.” These opening lines of the title number in the Broadway hit “Cabaret” might appeal to some University students this week. Birmingham’s...

A match made in nightlife heaven

A match made in nightlife heaven

Jordan Staggs September 9, 2010

While perusing Facebook for the latest in the Tuscaloosa bar scene, one might run across something a little bit curious under “relationship status” for two particular venues. Wilhagan’s Sports Grille...

Local woman to compete on Top Model

Local woman to compete on ‘Top Model’

Jordan Staggs September 7, 2010

Northport, Ala., is not exactly the kind of place one expects to see men in Armani suits or women parading the sidewalks in Prada, but its high fashion status might be upped slightly this fall, and not...

Crossroads promotes cultural exchange

Crossroads promotes cultural exchange

Jordan Staggs August 31, 2010

Students, faculty and staff of all ages and cultural backgrounds can attend the semester’s premier of First Wednesdays, a monthly intercultural soirée designed to promote a sense of community and friendship...

In fashion doubt? Just keep to the classics

Jordan Staggs August 29, 2010

Column | Fashion In fashion doubt? Keep to the classics By Jordan Staggs These days, it’s hard to know just what to wear for almost any occasion: a job interview, a night out, a family dinner or just...

Bama Theatre hosts bluegrass event

Bama Theatre hosts bluegrass event

Jordan Staggs August 25, 2010

The sounds of strings and sweet bluegrass music are coming to the stage in Tuscaloosa tonight as the Bama Theatre downtown hosts bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver with folksy “newgrass”...

New store offers vintage clothing

New store offers vintage clothing

Jordan Staggs August 22, 2010

A possible dark horse has arisen in Tuscaloosa’s shopping scene. Vintage Vibe boutique, which opened Thursday in Downtown Plaza on Queen City Avenue and University Boulevard, offers vintage and retro-inspired...

The Strip continues to evolve

The Strip continues to evolve

Jordan Staggs August 18, 2010

Students returning to Tuscaloosa after summer break might be surprised to find quite a few changes to their beloved Strip. Several businesses have closed, opened or changed during the scorching months...

Businesses await student return

Jordan Staggs July 21, 2010

Each May, thousands of students leave the city of Tuscaloosa in droves. Inevitably, this yearly exodus has an affect on local businesses, especially those that cater to the college crowd. “We fluctuate...

Tuscaloosa venues host various game nights

Jordan Staggs July 14, 2010

About a year and a half ago, the trivia team called The Galloping Dominoes appeared, as they did every week, at Hooters restaurant in Tuscaloosa to compete at trivia night. About midway through the game,...

Jupiter concludes annual bikini contest

Jordan Staggs July 1, 2010

Summer in the South just wouldn’t be the same without barbecues, beaches and those teeny bikinis. Although T-town is a few hours from the beach — and the coast might not be the best summer escape right...

Unique gift ideas for Fathers Day

Unique gift ideas for Father’s Day

Jordan Staggs June 17, 2010

By Jordan Staggs Father’s Day is looming just around the corner—June 20, to be exact—and if you’re like me, you’ve been trying to decide what to get Dad for a few weeks now. Sure, there’s...

Midtown Village presents Sounds of Tuscaloosa

Jordan Staggs June 9, 2010

Tuscaloosa’s music scene is getting the chance to spread its influence with the first-ever Sounds of Tuscaloosa concert series. The event will take place on The Green at Midtown Village, located between...

Film series brings Cannes, Sundance to Bama

Jordan Staggs June 3, 2010

What: Bama Art House Film Series When: 8:00 pm June 8 Where: Bama Theatre How Much: Season packages: $30 for students $40 for general admission The Bama Art House Film Series will kick off its summer...

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