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The Mighty Ducks of Mobile

The Mighty Ducks of Mobile

William Chandler, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Due South, Showcase

The 2017 hurricane season was a particularly rough one for the south, especially for the residents of Texas. Hurricane Harvey was potentially the most damaging hurricane of this season and one of the worst to strike at Houston, Texas in living memory.  Harvey left Houston devastated with floods, entire ...

Free Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

Free Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

CaNisha Lacey, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

Animal Rights Alliance presented a vegan Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 7, to encourage students and visitors to sample Tofurkey and other non-meat treats. During this fest, they served samples of your favorite Thanksgiving themed food, including Daiya mac-n-cheese, dressing with stuffing, biscuits, pumpkin...

Big community, bigger change

Big community, bigger change

Akshay Aluri, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Due South

To a stranger, Mobile is just another backward town in Southern Alabama, but at the heart of our city lies a diverse population, whose voices, for far too long, have not been heard. This past year, the CEO of Community Foundation of South Alabama, Rebecca Byrne, asked Tony Waldrop, President of The...

Moulton Tower: a musical muse

Moulton Tower: a musical muse

Sara Boone, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Due South, Showcase

Moulton Tower is the most iconic piece of scenery on The University of South Alabama’s campus. It inspired USA students Tyler Brandon to do something no other student has done before. He composed and conducted his own concert honoring Moulton Tower. Brandon’s parents said on his first day o...

Life beyond the walls: Battling cystic fibrosis

Life beyond the walls: Battling cystic fibrosis

Lexi Nuaghton, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Due South

Death. Often the most horrifying and crushing concept in the world, but a harsh reality for me. Each day, the face of death stares me down with its darting eyes and menacing grin. When I look in the mirror and see the dark circles under my eyes, the sharp outline of my ribs and collar b...

Facebook swap group offers students bookbuying options

Facebook swap group offers students bookbuying options

Patricia West, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Life

USA students created a Facebook page titled USA Bookswap to combat the rising prices of textbooks and supplies. According to College Board, American college students spend an average of $1,200 on books and supplies each year. Many USA students feel this burden, and have chosen to opt out of tradition...

MMofA to host free weekend

Mobile Museum of Art, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Life

Mobile Museum of Art is celebrating our special exhibitions with a free weekend of art and music, December 2 and 3. Mobile Museum of Art will offer free admission through the weekend to all Mobile County residents from 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday includes a free outdoor concert featuring performan...

USA professors honored

USA professors honored

Gabrielle Easterwood, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2017


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Mortar Board Senior Honor Society held its annual Top Professor banquet recently to honor professors in numerous departments across campus. Each member of the Mortar Board chose to invite a professor who had been exceptionally helpful to them. Professors were honored when Mortar Board students who selected ...

MMoA unveils new exhibits

MMoA unveils new exhibits

Ben Morris, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Life

The Mobile Museum of Art recently unveiled several new exhibits that showcase the plight of minorities in the United States, along with talent from the University of South Alabama. One exhibit, “Posing Beauty,” is a collection of photography highlighting African-American artistic influence. E...

Mobile International Festival Returns

Mobile International Festival Returns

Emma Royal, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Life

The Mobile International Festival returns for its 34th year to celebrate a wide variety of cultures and international influences in the Gulf Coast area on Nov. 18. This year, the festival will be held at the Mobile Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. College students can get discounted festival tickets...

Veteran sisters to bring jobs to Mobile

Veteran sisters to bring jobs to Mobile

Cayla Meyers, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

Sisters and veterans Tiffany Graves and Tara O’Brien are working together to make a difference in the Mobile community. Tiffany Graves served eight years in the Army. Her inspiration to join goes back to her roots. Both of her parents were in the Army. She was offered an ROTC scholarship, but she...

The Little Circus That Could

The Little Circus That Could

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

Former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos brings The Venardos Circus, a Broadway-style circus act, downtown Mobile at James Seals Park through Nov. 12. The show is now under its own red-and-white striped tent and features everything from musical numbers and breathtaking stunts. “It’s ...

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