Becca Murdoch

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Capturing literacy: TCF majors mentor youth

The students become the teachers, and "Key and Peele" get a run for their money. A group of middle school and high school students at the Capitol School, in the Center for Digital Literacies class, have been working all semester on parodying a "Key and Peele" sketch, “Teaching Center,” under the ...

Centered in the limelight: Final performances test music majors

They take to the stage, the lights dim, a hush falls over the audience, time slows down. Student musicians are taking to the stage and showcasing their talents in upcoming recitals at Moody Music Building. Each student has taken their own journey to find themselves before an audience, and these students ...

For the love of words: UA English Department sees decrease in majors

Everyone’s heard time and time again that the liberal arts don’t make graduates any money. Though that criticism may have caused the number of English majors at universities across the country, including at the University of Alabama, to decline over the years, it does not mean it’s true.  The ...

Weekend Playlist: Songs for Sidewalk Film Fest

Some of the greatest tunes of all time have come straight from the silver screen. Considering that this weekend is the 17th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of independent films held in the downtown Birmingham area, it’s only fitting that you amp up to some cinematic classics. Here ...

Swoodle and Duolingo to help college students

Traditional study methods just don’t seem to cut it for students anymore. Between group projects, multimedia presentations and busy schedules, school life, especially for college students, needs some helpful supplementation. Swoodle and Duolingo, two apps with a specialty in communication and education, ...

UA Students Return from Summer Internships

It’s been said by parents, teachers and the media, internships are the way college students get the best experience, quality educational experiences and, for the lucky ones, a job. This summer, many UA students were accepted into highly competitive and edifying internship programs. Christina Irion, ...

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