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The great game debate: Gamers talk PC versus console gaming

The great game debate: Gamers talk PC versus console gaming

October 23, 2017

 Recently, gaming has seen a surge in popularity with the rise in broadcasting of professional gaming competitions around the country. With the evolution of Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games and...

From Star Trek to The Office, film and streaming produce superfans

From ‘Star Trek’ to ‘The Office,’ film and streaming produce superfans

October 19, 2017

Entertainment fandom can range from non-existent to obsessive. Before certain series or characters are created or discovered, many are unaware as to the lengths their interests can go. McDonald’s recently...

Students make major changes in career plans

Students make major changes in career plans

October 18, 2017

From aerospace engineering to telecommunications, there is a wide variety of majors for students to choose from. The University of Alabama offers 72 undergraduate degree programs made up of 12 colleges...

For many, pets provide emotional support in college

For many, pets provide emotional support in college

October 16, 2017

By Will Baggett | Staff Reporter For many people, pets can have a beneficial effect on their owners’ lives.  Whether it's by keeping them company, or just providing something to come home to at the...

Students talk weird gameday quirks and traditions

Students talk weird gameday quirks and traditions

October 13, 2017

Brooke Nemeth wears her hair in the same bun for every game.  This hairstyle turned superstition for Nemeth, a senior majoring in exercise and sports science, because the only time she has worn it any...

From campaigning to gamedays, buttons emit messages on campus

From campaigning to gamedays, buttons emit messages on campus

October 10, 2017

What you wear can say a lot about you. Whether it's a t-shirt bearing Greek letters or a piece of monogrammed jewelry, chances are you're toting something around that emits information to passers-by. ...

Tuscaloosa Thrifting: The best places to pinch a penny

Tuscaloosa Thrifting: The best places to pinch a penny

October 2, 2017

By Will Baggett | Staff Reporter Throwback party attire, reasonably-price clothing and used furniture without the steep price tag are a few of the things you can find while shopping at a thrift store....

Interns can jumpstart their career, rack up expenses

Interns can jumpstart their career, rack up expenses

September 25, 2017

Internships can provide professional experience in your field networking throughout your career. However, many internships are unpaid, and students often overlook the cost of working an unpaid position. ...

Studying abroad: A rich experience doesnt come cheap

Studying abroad: A rich experience doesn’t come cheap

September 25, 2017

By Will Baggett | Staff Reporter  A stroll alongside the Seine, a glass of wine on the Amalfi Coast or a Guiness straight from an Irish draft: The perks of getting to live abroad in another country are...

Weekend band scene: Nashville edition

Weekend band scene: Nashville edition

September 21, 2017

As the Crimson Tide faces Vanderbilt this weekend, students following along for the game can also find a bustling music scene to explore. This weekend in Nashville, here is the lineup of bands: Sylvan...

Tuscaloosa entertainment district hits downtown

Tuscaloosa entertainment district hits downtown

September 20, 2017

The experience of hanging out on gameday includes tailgating, walking around campus, and eating delicious food. Previously, fans have been limited in their merrymaking outside of campus. But until September...

Queso hits Chipotles stores, despite mixed reviews

Queso hits Chipotles stores, despite mixed reviews

September 19, 2017

“We heard you the first 500 times. You wanted queso,” said the heading on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s website. “But we refused to roll it out until we cracked the code on making it with only real...

New app allows away-game rentals for students with extra room

September 14, 2017

Many students face lodging predicaments when heading out of town for away games. Hotels are pricey and heading home right after a game isn't always the most comfortable option for many. A new app, Spots,...

Third annual campus Wellness Week underway

Third annual campus Wellness Week underway

September 13, 2017

This week, the Student Health Center and Pharmacy’s Department of Health Promotion & Wellness will be hosting the third annual Wellness Week on campus. In its third year, this collection of events is...

Making Their Mark series: Freshman Crimsonette joins the ranks

Making Their Mark series: Freshman Crimsonette joins the ranks

September 12, 2017

The stadium noise. The cheering fans. The music from the band. All of it culminates into a true gameday atmosphere that's surreal to freshmen. But what is it like experiencing your first gameday as a University...

Then and Now: What this years seniors were doing in 2014

Then and Now: What this year’s seniors were doing in 2014

September 12, 2017

In August 2014, 6,856 freshmen stepped foot on UA's campus. Three years later, those same students are no longer the fresh faces of the Capstone – the ones who don't know anyone and haven't joined any...

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Bama Theatre tonight

Country singer Clint Black to perform at Bama Theatre tonight

September 8, 2017

Often a hub for country music performances in the state of Alabama, Tuscaloosa welcomes another classic country crooner tonight for a one-night-only performance.  Tonight, acclaimed country singer Clint...

Visiting Writers Series to welcome Margaret Atwood, others this semester

Visiting Writers Series to welcome Margaret Atwood, others this semester

September 7, 2017

Aspiring student writers are creating new works every day on campus, but for that extra kick of inspiration, there's nothing like a moving speech from a favorite writer or author.  In the next year, the...

Bama Art House series brings indie to Tuscaloosa

Bama Art House series brings indie to Tuscaloosa

September 5, 2017

When the lights go down and the film starts rolling, what do you see? Are there superheroes and supervillains? Crazy explosions and intricate special effects? The movies that get the box office success...

Netflix and Will: The I.T. Crowd is a smarmy British comedy worth a binge-watch

Netflix and Will: “The I.T. Crowd” is a smarmy British comedy worth a binge-watch

November 2, 2016

Netflix offers viewers a great opportunity to expand their horizons with a wide selection of TV shows and movies they might not have considered watching in theaters or on cable. In addition, the streaming...

Best haunted houses to visit in Alabama

Best haunted houses to visit in Alabama

October 31, 2016

Instead of walking down the street of a neighborhood for sugary candy as a trick-or-treater, some choose to walk through haunted houses and feel the fear they deem appropriate for such a frightening holiday....

Music doctorate students perform in solo exhibitions this week

Music doctorate students perform in solo exhibitions this week

October 20, 2016

Student musicians spend hours, days, maybe weeks of their college career in Moody Music Building, practicing and honing their craft. For these students, who’re pursuing future careers in music, the grind...

At all costs: Three ways students are saving money in college

At all costs: Three ways students are saving money in college

October 18, 2016

While you are at college, you no longer have access to those home cooked or purchased meals your parents provided you with all those years living at home. Your parents also may no longer pay for your water...

CrossingPoints helps students with intellectual disabilities adjust to college life

CrossingPoints helps students with intellectual disabilities adjust to college life

October 17, 2016

The adjustment going from your 
parent’s house to college is difficult for many, but it can be even more of a 
challenge for those born with 
intellectual disabilities.That’s where CrossingPoints,...

Four ways to recycle in Tuscaloosa

Four ways to recycle in Tuscaloosa

October 10, 2016

Recycling is an everyday step to help the environment. However, recycling is a departure from typical behavior when it comes to throwing away trash or getting rid of unwanted waste. Luckily, local governments...

Cook Out brings popularity within the city of Tuscaloosa

Cook Out brings popularity within the city of Tuscaloosa

October 10, 2016

Cheap. Quick. Delicious. These are three traits that a fast food restaurant needs in order to thrive in a college town, and one new spot has them all. Cook Out opened on 15th Street last week, and each...

Symphonic Band is more than just a class

Symphonic Band is more than just a class

October 10, 2016

The sounds of tuning notes being played, the occasional bit of information spoken by the director, and the whispers of friends talking amongst themselves, either for social purposes, musical purposes,...

Go granola or go home: The best outdoor hangout spots in Tuscaloosa

Go granola or go home: The best outdoor hangout spots in Tuscaloosa

October 6, 2016

Cooler temperatures will soon beckon Tuscaloosa residents into the great outdoors. As October begins, so with it the countdown to chilly weather. Here is a list of outdoor activities to enjoy while wearing...

Behind Enemy Lines: UA students reflect on divided college football loyalties

Behind Enemy Lines: UA students reflect on divided college football loyalties

October 5, 2016

When it comes to team loyalty, the town of Tuscaloosa is dripping in crimson, and “Roll Tide” is a commonplace phrase all around town. The culture of college football is engrained into the society...

UA Theatre and Dance presents Hamlet

UA Theatre and Dance presents “Hamlet”

October 3, 2016

The all-too familiar image of a Shakespearean man in Victorian garb holding up a skull and reciting a soliloquy is one that many forget is derived from the play "Hamlet." Of the sprawling works of William...

A new art exhibit in Tuscaloosa suggests a link between painting and music

A new art exhibit in Tuscaloosa suggests a link between painting and music

September 30, 2016

A new exhibit of abstract art in Tuscaloosa is influenced by the world of music, calling to minds the sounds and improvisations of a live band. From Sept. 29 – Nov. 4 the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art...

Strange Alabama: A trip to the past in Capitol Park

Strange Alabama: A trip to the past in Capitol Park

September 27, 2016

Just a few blocks away from downtown Tuscaloosa sits the ruins of the old Alabama state capitol building. The partial remains of the building’s rotunda and two of its columns sit on a patch of grass,...

Secret places to study in Tuscaloosa

Secret places to study in Tuscaloosa

September 26, 2016

A library atmosphere offers the sound of shifting papers, the low hum of small talk among friends and the distant clicking of keyboard keys. However, libraries are filled to the brim with students hurrying...

The Ferguson Center offers newly released movies to students

September 20, 2016

The smell of popcorn in the air and the glow of the silver screen create an atmosphere in a movie theater that is unlike any other. However, going to the movies can be pricey. This semester, the Ferguson...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Left Hand Soap Company

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Left Hand Soap Company

September 1, 2016

Washing our hands is second nature, a quick ritual to follow every restroom trip and precede every meal. But how often does soap leave an impression or stun us with its personality? Maybe our soapy trips...

Hidden Gems: Freddy's Frozen Custard to open in Tuscaloosa

Hidden Gems: Freddy's Frozen Custard to open in Tuscaloosa

August 30, 2016

Today Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will open its location in Tuscaloosa at 315 15th Street. Freddy’s is known for its steakburgers, shoestring fries and frozen custard offerings. The menu...

New restaurants in Tuscaloosa

New restaurants in Tuscaloosa

August 25, 2016

Construction has been happening for some time on Tuscaloosa’s 15th street, as well as on University Boulevard. Along with the rebuilding of the roads, several new business have been 
constructed and...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Bama Lanes

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Bama Lanes

August 23, 2016

The crash of bowling balls hitting pins, the squeak of shoes sliding across the floor, and the chatter of players complete the unmistakable atmosphere of Bama Lanes, located on the corner of 15th Street...

Bands coming this fall to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Bands coming this fall to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

August 18, 2016

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater will host the Coca-Cola Concert Series this fall and will showcase eight 
artists. From R&B to country to blues, a variety of musical acts will take the stage. Here are the...

A look at cable vs streaming services

A look at cable vs streaming services

April 15, 2016

Many college students are on tight budgets and look for any way they can to save money. And for some students, a once-common utility is falling by the wayside: cable.With the rise of streaming services...

New summer class connects anthropology and pop culture

March 29, 2016

Pop culture and anthropology go hand in hand in a new class coming to UA this summer.Anthropology in Movies and Fiction is a three-credit hour course taught by Jason DeCaro. It's available during the interim...

UA Students create YouTube series Subtle Adulthood

UA Students create YouTube series “Subtle Adulthood”

March 24, 2016

Two girls sit on a couch discussing adult life, lights are shining on them, and a camera is rolling. They're part of a small group of film students who meet to put on their own web series, writing their...

Students get a taste of Europe while studying abroad

March 4, 2016

While traveling across Europe, it is easy to get caught up in an atmosphere that is so unlike our own back here in the states. While most United States citizens visit Europe as tourists, soaking up the...

Tuscaloosans take on Krispy Kreme challenge for charity

February 27, 2016

Waking up one morning and eating a dozen doughnuts is a hard task to undertake. That is 2400 calories of pure sugar and dough. So imagine eating that and then going for a run.This Saturday, people from...

Culture Calendar Feb 21

Culture Calendar Feb 21

February 22, 2016

There's an open mic night at Druid City Brewing Company. Mojo Trio will play at Rhythm and Brews. And OAR is coming to the Druid City Music Hall. This is the week in culture. Monday, February 22, 2016...

Student profile: what it's like spending summer in the drum corps

February 18, 2016

Most students spend their summers going on vacation to new places, pursuing internships or working at easy jobs. But for a select few across the country, the perfect summer day is twelve hours, burning...

Cockroaches are forever: this year's weirdest Valentine's Day gifts

February 12, 2016

Every Valentine’s Day, companies across the internet try to come up with the most unusual and out-there gifts for couples who love to mess with each other. Here are 10 examples of the most exotic and...

CW Travel Guide: A Weekend in Gatlinburg

January 30, 2016

Spring semester has begun and the colder weather has settled in, so there’s no better time to visit the mountains. This time of year, students are stressed about their classes and sometimes just need...

The good, the bad and the ugly: A look at college roommates

The good, the bad and the ugly: A look at college roommates

January 25, 2016

One of the many things that makes the college experience memorable is the roommates we live with. Roommates come in different packages; you have the playfully weird ones, the clean-freaks, the food-stealers,...

Five classic christmas films to watch this year

Five classic christmas films to watch this year

December 1, 2015

Christmas is host to many traditions, like the food, decorations and, of course, movies. Each year, it is common to set aside time to watch all the great Christmas classics from over the years while sipping...

Cool Hobbies: Ricky Seeber is a German-speaking Multi-Instrumentalist

November 19, 2015

What makes you unique? What do you hope grabs others’ attention when you are introducing yourself? Would you like to be able to tell them you could speak another language? Or play the accordion? Or possibly...

Get to Know an Organization: CURE BAMA Makes A World of Difference

Get to Know an Organization: CURE BAMA Makes A World of Difference

November 13, 2015

For many college students, it is hard to imagine being able to make a difference in the world. If you’re not trying to survive four tests a week, you are most likely looking for summer internships or...

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