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Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial

When we think of the civil rights movement, we usually think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. Rarely do we think of the ones who may have been overlooked or died in the process of fighting for basic human rights. The Civil Rights

Where Has She Gone?

When I started college in 2004, I was 18 years old and ready for the world. I just knew I would graduate in four years and find a good paying job, get married and start a family. Well, it’s 2017, I’m 30 and just now about to graduate. I’m not

I’m Almost Out

Five years ago, I embarked on a journey that I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish. The night before I was scheduled to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, I almost talked myself out of it. I struggled with the idea of committing half a

Behind the Screen at Alabama News Network

In April, students in Larry Moore’s Video Production course had the opportunity to take a tour of Alabama News Network with weather reporter Ryan Stinnett as our tour guide. The tour started with Ryan explaining the different channels that the station works for, ABC and CBS, and how the work shifts,

O’Reilly Out

Though “The O’Reilly Factor,” lasted for 20 seasons with more than ten years on air, it took but a matter of weeks for an expose’ by The New York Times to be the missile that sunk the number one program in cable news. The Times found that Bill O’Reilly and

Exploring Alabama via Atlas Obscura

Most students leaving campus for spring and summer breaks are bound for the bikini-clad, beer-chugging throngs of the Gulf Coast. But I’ve discovered there are far less hot, smelly and overcrowded destinations to visit in our state and in the South. Thanks to the Atlas Obscura—an online, definitive guide to

Richard Herd Gets Real With AUM Students

During his AUM Lecture Series address, famous actor Richard Herd shared many words of wisdom with students preparing to enter the workforce. “You can’t have anything unless you work your ass off for it," said Herd, who is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Wilhelm in “Seinfeld” and Adm. Owen

DeVos Is In

If one were to describe the nomination of Betsy DeVos to the position of Secretary of Education it could probably be summed up in one word: chaotic. Featuring an overnight protest on the floor by Senate Democrats, the defection of two Republican senators, President Trump’s choice for the position was

“The 39 Steps” (Cloverdale Playhouse): Review

“Have you ever heard of the thirty-nine steps?” Anabella said. “What’s that? A pub?” Hannay said. If like Hannay you think “The 39 Steps” is a pub, then, you obviously missed the delightful tale of murder, espionage and comedy that played at Montgomery’s Cloverdale Playhouse in February. As a first-time audience

Trump to Repeal the Johnson Amendment

Since its enactment in 1954, the Johnson Amendment has prevented tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations like churches and charities from participating in political campaigns. Organizations that violate the amendment have run the risk not only of losing their tax-exempt statuses, but also of having to pay taxes on items and services they

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