The Power of Essential Oils

Young Living is one of the companies that sell pure essential oils.

By Katelyn Turner

If I told you that essential oils could improve your mental and physical health, you would probably think I was some sort of witch doctor or hippie. However, research shows that breathing in essential oils can put you in a better mood or keep you focused. When safely applied to wounds or sore muscles, the oils have healing effects. Essential oils are not the cure for mental and physical problems, but they can effectively relieve some of the symptoms. (more…)

White Cane Day

Tamara Massey and Bobby Sneed looking over White Cane Day Evaluations.

By Deanna Chavez

One of the earliest lessons we learn in life is “The Golden Rule”. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As a child, this lesson is simple. As an adult, while the concept is the same, it tends to be harder to execute. At times we’re not sure how people want to be treated. People who are different tend to make us uncomfortable, therefore we shy away from them. Why is that? (more…)

And the Emmy Goes to…


By Samantha Dunaway

On Sept. 18, the biggest stars from television came together to attend the 68th Emmy Awards. It was a night full of snubs, surprises and moving speeches. The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who made fun of the celebrities there and also used humor to bring attention to diversity in Hollywood. There are five categories that members of the Television Academy vote on—drama, limited series, comedy, reality and variety. Actors, actresses, directors, writers and even shows as a whole go up against each other in these to see who will come out on top. (more…)

Colonial Pipeline Breach

A gas station in Shelby county shows increased fuel prices

By Nathan Howell

A recent leak in the Colonial Pipeline, a major source of fuel that runs through Alabama, is impacting a large portion of the Southeast economically since it was first reported in early September.

The situation first came to public attention when the breach in the line was reported on Sept. 9 by a CP employee who noticed a strong smell of fuel according to what the company reported. (more…)

Pieology Pizzeria Opens Minutes Away from AUM


By Erin Mills

To celebrate the opening of their ninth pizzeria location, Pieology is hosting a weekend full of fun for the whole family. On Friday, Sept. 9, Pieology will host Pie-lanthropy day. As a way of engaging with the Montgomery community, 50 percent of all proceeds from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. will be donated to help with animal care at the Montgomery Humane Society. Additionally, entertainment will be provided on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11., during which you can receive a free cheese or pepperoni pizza for the kids with the purchase of an adult pizza.

Pieology Pizzeria was founded in 2011 by Carl Chang as a source for hand-crafted, artisan style pizzas that are completely customizable. The doughs, which are offered in both white and wheat, are made fresh daily and are never frozen. In addition to pizza, Pieology also offers customizable salads. This faith-based company not only creates delicious handmade pizzas but also works hard to stay involved with the local community. With their Pie-lanthropy program, groups can hold fundraisers through the restaurant. Pieology is located in the Chase Corner Shopping Center at 1470 Taylor Road, just minutes from the AUM campus. For more information about Pieology, visit their website at

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Taco libre
Nearly 3,000 people were anxiously awaiting Montgomery’s first ever Taco Festival on June 18.

By Kalen Huggins

What were you doing on Saturday, June 18? You could find me at Taco Libre. You’ve never heard of it? That’s because Taco Libre is the state of Alabama’s first ever taco festival! Do I even have to say anything else? For someone like me who has an unimaginable love for food, this is huge. (more…)

Ron Crumpton’s Challenge


By Nathan Howell

“If our next senator does anything aimed at helping the people of Alabama, it will be more than Senator Shelby has done,” said Ron Crumpton, who easily won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Crumpton will be facing five-term Sen. Richard Shelby in the general election this fall. (more…)