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.

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.

More, but not enough

Whenever I see my grandma and we talk about school, she tries hard to hide the tears that stroll down her cheeks as she exclaims how proud she is of me.

A choice for the future

I’d be lying if I said finding the words for this column was easy. Truly, who at the end of their journey can eloquently summarize multiple moments of pleasure, discomfort, achievement, and disappointment into five hundred words or less?

Brothers and sisters

I would like to address the contents of my senior column to the black community of the University of Alabama.


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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