Where the magnolia tree stands: a look back at the April 27 tornado

Everyday, Ashley Mims wakes up in Wetumpka, Alabama. She takes her children to soccer practice and discusses future plans for college. She debates the price of soccer camp in Tuscaloosa with her youngest daughters. She takes her kids out to eat at their favorite pizzeria: Papa Johns. Like any mother should, she’s standing on the sidelines at games cheering her children on. She’s the type of mom you’d always see up at the school. She worries too.

Alabama takes game one of Tuscaloosa Super Regional with 2-1 victory over Washington

Sophomore Demi Turner missed 28 games this season due to injury. Prior to postseason play, Turner hadn't taken the field since March 12 against LSU, but on Friday night, Turner showed up when the Crimson Tide needed her.

Turner's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Washington Huskies lifted the Crimson Tide to a 2-1 win in the first game of a best-of-three Super Regional series.

Bonner named provost at Mississippi State

Former-UA president Judy Bonner has been named provost of Mississippi State University, according to a report by The Tuscaloosa News.

Ode to the Capstone

If you drive into Tuscaloosa and look,

You’ll come across a house made of Windows.

It’s quite a large house, and beautiful, look;

Every last bit of it’s covered in Windows.


UA organizations shine light on sexual assault

People, publications and organizations across campus have come together throughout the year to address the nationwide problem of sexual assault. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University is holding multiple campus-wide events to continue the fight.

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Gorgas House employees keep history alive

It’s not just the oldest building on campus. It’s one of only four to survive the burning by Union troops and the only one that represents the campus’s original design. 

Nestled amongst trees in front of Morgan Hall, the Gorgas House has been many things over its long history: a dining hall, a post office, a faculty residence and home to a family from which it gets its name. 

Today it’s a museum highlighting the life of Amelia Gayle Gorgas and is watched over by Lydia Joffray, the Museum Director of the Gorgas House.

“Amelia is fascinating to me—how much she dedicated to this school and this University,” Joffray said.

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Bending the arc

My first memory of senior columns is anger. As a freshman, many of the seniors I admired wrote about how they wish they had partied more, spent less time studying and cared less about UA and their futures.

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