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Sounds of Purple

Sounds of Purple

Elaine Russ, Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Life

“Don’t Come Easy” singer Raheem DeVaughn will be headlining at “Sounds of Purple,” a concert to benefit the Penelope House. The concert will be held on Sep. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mobile Saenger Theater. “The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection, and support to...

On-campus stadium faces setback

On-campus stadium faces setback

Richard Narramore, Editor in Chief

August 27, 2018


Filed under News

The City of Mobile voted 4-3 against the proposal to provide financial aid to the University of South Alabama in building an on campus stadium on Tuesday, Aug 21. The proposed deal, if approved by the City Council, would have provided USA with $10 million over 20 years. Levon Manzie, C. J. Small,...

Graduating seniors nest in Mobile

Graduating seniors nest in Mobile

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Life

Around 1400 students will grad- uate from the University of South Alabama on May 5, according to USA’s Registrar o ce. is new chapter will lead many students away from Mobile. However, there are others who want to make a life for themselves here. What makes Mobile so appealing to recent graduates? Mobile...

Fun and funny: Kevin Hart

Fun and funny: Kevin Hart

Krisha Amin, Web Editor

July 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On July 19, renowned comedian, actor, and entertainer Kevin Hart announced his return to the Mobile Civic Center Theater. The comedy show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m, according to Hart’s management. Hart's last performance at this venue was on Dec. 28, 2015 as a part of his "...

Mobicon returns in spectacular fashion

Mobicon returns in spectacular fashion

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

July 17, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

Over 1,543 comic fans attended Mobile’s annual comic convention, Mobicon, this May. Mobicon has brought actors, authors, artist, and other media guests from science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, anime, manga, horror, paranormal and mass media to Mobile. “Mobicon embraces Geek culture to the full...

Bringing “Darkness into Life” with the USA Archaeology Museum

Bringing “Darkness into Life” with the USA Archaeology Museum

Albert L. Terry, III, Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Life

The University of South Alabama’s Archaeology Museum debuted its newest exhibit, “Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art”, on Sept. 6. The exhibit follows the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors living in Alabama from their origins in eastern Europe through their h...

New downtown jazz bar a welcome change

New downtown jazz bar a welcome change

Jason Ruffin, News Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Life

The last time I went downtown, a friend had to practically drag me out of the house. All those downtown bars I was so used to visiting. Imagine my interest when he told me we’d finish the night at a new place he had recently discovered. When we finally arrived at his mystery bar, I can say I was no...

LIVE UPDATES: Emergency agencies find missing plane in Mobile

LIVE UPDATES: Emergency agencies find missing plane in Mobile

February 1, 2016


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Emergency personal and other groups continue to search for a possible plane crash in the Mobile area. Mobile Regional Airport officials say that a small, two-person plane lost contact around 7:45 p.m. as the craft attempted to approach. The airspace that the plane was flying in required radio contact,...

Thank You, Donald Trump

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Did Donald Trump’s speech to thousands of mostly white Mobilians at Ladd-Peebles Stadium sound familiar to you? It should. It’s the same thing in that e-mail your racist uncle sent you last week. You know: the one you deleted – a little too quickly – because you meant to mark it as spam but for...

True freshman feels at home with Jags

Mary Alice Wilson, Sports Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

After graduating from St. Paul’s just three months ago, Jalen Thompson will see the field this year as a true freshman for the Jaguars. As a senior, Thompson recorded 40 tackles and five interceptions. He also produced four pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one sack a...

30 Years Later: The legacy of Michael Donald and the last lynching in the United States

Lee Hedgepeth, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015


Filed under News

Three decades ago this month, in the summer of 1985, Beulah Mae Donald – a Mobile woman The New York Times would later proclaim “The Woman Who Beat the Klan” – launched a legal crusade that would change lives forever. Beulah Mae Donald had not asked to be in the national spotlight, but she...

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