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Food review: Holiday dinners swathed in family traditions, great flavors

Some of the best meals of the year start at Thanksgiving and continue through Christmas at my family’s house. Though now we’re planning for the Christmas get together, a lot of the dishes are tested first at Thanksgiving, when my family meets in the kitchen for the biggest and best dinner of the year. Every [...]

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Open house at Murphy African-American Museum celebrates local history, black heritage

TUSCALOOSA | Red ribbons, poinsettias and elegantly draped garland greeted visitors to the Murphy African-American Museum annual Christmas open house. Its festivities were part of the Tuscaloosa Country Preservation Society’s annual open house tours Sunday afternoon with four other historical home and the Old Tavern. Community members who serve on the Murphy Museum board welcomed [...]

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Music review: Retro-inspired, Sam Smith mesmerizes world audience

Music fans all across the globe have become fond of Sam Smith’s voice in an amazingly short time. Many music aficionados first heard the 22 year-old London native’s distinctive sound on Disclosure’s number one single, “Latch,” in October 2012. That voice was enough to make anyone fall in love with him instantaneously. When he was [...]

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Men’s basketball program 4-3, looking to stay strong

The Stillman Tigers men’s basketball program has an opportunity to stay strong as it goes into the conference competitions, both the coaches and players agree. Stillman’s record is 4-3. The men’s team opened the season in November with a win against Selma College, 101-73. Stillman picked up its second win by defeating Concordia College of Selma by [...]

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Blog: Inside Out – Blank canvas

Recently I’ve become interested in writing for expression, and this blog is one of those outlets. In any given setting, sometimes words flow, and it’s important to me to jot them down. It’s so fascinating to me to find metaphors to convey my emotional landscape. The poem below is a retelling of some of my [...]

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The show goes on: Argentinian Queen’s tribute band keeps it rocking

All the way down from La Plata, Argentina, Doctor Queen brings to the audience all the magic from the unique British rock band Queen and, of course, Freddie Mercury himself. Doctor Queen started out as a tribute band in 2000. Since then, it has amassed a huge renown in Latin american countries and some European [...]

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Omari Tucker: Stillman’s first female drum major

Omari Tucker, an Atlanta native and Stillman College journalism major, is proud to represent her college as its first female drum major. It took a little prompting from family to tryout though. “My mom has been wanting me to try out for drum major since I got to college because I was the drum major [...]

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Restaurant review: Sweet Tea is a hidden paradise

Sweet Tea Restaurant is like going home and watching your southern-born grandma cook up a tempest of delicious dishes, ranging from baked tilapia filet to key lime pie. Since my senior of high school, I have loved Sweet Tea. It’s just not a restaurant to take your family to on a warm Sunday afternoon, after [...]

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Fasion review: Moda-Elite stuns on the runway at UA homecoming fashion show

Moda-Elite’s debut at the University of Alabama annual homecoming show was stunning. It was held on Nov. 23 in the Ferguson Student Center show room on the University of Alabama campus. The modeling company had shows in the past but the homecoming show has set a new standard for the company. Moda-Elite branched off from [...]

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Art review: Robinson’s senior art exhibit colorful, inspiring

Douglas Robinson, a senior art major, can take your breath away. He has done so in his senior art exhibit, now on display in the art gallery in Stillman College’s Cordell Wynn Fine Arts Center. It is filled with  pieces that he made from his freshman year to the present. The exhibit will run through [...]

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