Chandler Padgett

Articles

Student bands balance school and music

When The Smooth Saddles are up on the stage performing a Tame Impala cover song, they have a connection with the audience that most bands don’t have—they often play for classmates.  For members of The Smooth Saddles and other student musicians at the University, it is a struggle to juggle ...

Solving the puzzle: Walk for autism seeks to raise money and awareness

For Allison MacIntyre, a mother of two autistic children, life is full of challenges. From ensuring her son isn’t overstimulated by loud noises in the environment to getting enough support from the government, there are constant obstacles to the effective treatment and care of her children.  The ...

Tuscaloosa Hindu community is small but close-knit

Nagaraj and Raj Hegde kneel before an altar in their apartment, chimes ringing in the air. Laden with colorful deity figurines and ornate art, the altar, or mandir, acts as a small temple for the Hegdes and a vital aspect of their religion, Hinduism.  Unlike the many churches that fill the Tuscaloosa ...