Mary Catherine Hodges


Bentley Vetoes Budget Cuts, Keeps Park Open

State park employees, advocates and patrons can take a sigh of relief and return to enjoying their respective posts in the outdoors. Earlier this month, Gov. Robert Bentley vetoed the state legislators budget bill which scheduled to shut down multiple state parks.

Co-op provide students with opportunities

At 7:30 a.m. most college students are still asleep. At 7:30 a.m. most mornings last year, Scott Nagy, an Engineering student participating in a Co-op with Tiffin Motor Homes, would be walking into a production meeting with the company’s professional engineering team. Nagy, like many UA Engineering ...

Exhibit explores University's Civil War history

Mary Catherine Hodges | Staff Reporter  The exhibit "North and South: the Gorgas Family, The University of Alabama, and the Divisions of the Civil War," is now open in the Gorgas House Museum.

University releases new club sports regulations

After months of uncertainty and fluctuating regulations, the University released new guidelines for club athletes in a meeting held Tuesday, March 24. Club athletes are now permitted to wear the Script A again as long as it is accompanied with an official UA Recreation Center patch to distinguish athletes ...

Bands compete for festivals

Although music festivals are known for hosting big name musicians, many festivals give smaller bands an opportunity to play on a more national level in front of larger audiences.

Northport duo to play Druid City Brewing Company

In 2001, a boy from central London and a girl from Tuscaloosa met. The boy, Rick Asherson, was a young keyboardist who had only played in his garage for personal entertainment. The girl, Debbie Bond, was a long time band veteran and vocalist. Both were mentees under the late Willie King, American Jazz ...

SGA contest rewards students for recycling

When students pass over the trash bin with old test papers or used water bottles, RecycleBama encourages them to think again. This semester, RecycleBama, The University of Alabama Student Government subcommittee, is holding a “Go Green” Instagram contest for students to encourage campus-wide recycling ...

Local band balances school and music

The room is filled with a vivacious clutter of chords, scales and bickering as five boys clad in jeans and T-shirts decide what they’re going to practice for their upcoming shows. “I want Red Hot Chili Peppers,” shouts one member. “No, let’s play some Motown, baby,” yells another.