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The University of North Alabama (UNA) announced that students would be moving to online class during the week following their previously scheduled spring break on Friday, March 13. 

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Although 11 of the 14 public universities in Alabama closed school, extended spring break or opted for all online classes in the upcoming week, class at the University of North Alabama remains in person despite the threat of COVID-19.         

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The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has spread from the pathogen’s epicenter in Wuhan, China, to several countries including Italy, Iran, South Korea and the United States.

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The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is currently investigating restaurants in the Shoals area for serving alcoholic beverages to underage customers. The most recent Shoals area locations that have were caught serving alcoholic beverages to minors are Wildwood Tavern and On the Rocks…

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I was one of the lucky student journalists from the University of North Alabama that went to Montgomery to watch Governor Kay Ivey give her State of the State Address last month. 

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Last week, students at the University of North Alabama were asked to vote on a constitutional amendment. Students were presented with two choices “yes” or “no.” While the answer choices were simple, the logic and debate behind the two sides was not. 

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Many who live in the Muscle Shoals area are unaware of the rich history of the land and how this history impacted––and continues to impact––life in the Shoals. The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area exists to tell the stories of the land and preserve its culture. 

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“It was just another in a long history of racial murders in the Mississippi Delta. But no single event intensified the interest of the Negro press more than the story of the Chicago kid visiting his mother’s uncle in the late summer of 1955 and the trial of the two white men accused of beati…

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Mental illness is a rising problem among teens and adults. One in three college students admit to needing professional help due to a mental health issue, according to Health.com. The University of North Alabama is helping its students maintain their mental health with the Student Counseling …

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Although Zeta Tau Alpha’s motto is “seek the noblest.” The Eta Rho chapter at the University of North Alabama did anything but uphold high moral standards during its 2020 Step Sing performance that plagiarized its theme from a winning dance performed by Auburn’s Phi Mu chapter.

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Weekdays at around 3 p.m., rain or shine, you can find Officer Greg Kirby and his K-9 partner, Toby, delivering children to their parents in the carpool line. Toby lays relaxed, belly in the grass, while three kids pet him goodbye. It seems like hundreds of high-pitched, “Bye Toby!”s echo un…

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Walking into a classroom at McBride Elementary School in Muscle Shoals, a stack of Google Chromebooks stands out, sitting on the back counter in place of printed textbooks. Jana Hutcheson, a reading teacher at McBride, prefers to implement an online textbook rather than a physical book. In f…

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On the second floor of Rice Hall lies the new office of the Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion. The center focuses on education, research, community and advocacy not only among students on campus, but the surrounding community as well. 

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The Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity chose to discontinue their expansion effort at the University of North Alabama. Currently, UNA’s Colony 755 owes between $3000 and $9000 to the national headquarters. 

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To be weightless is to fall, constantly. In 1965, when Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov exited his spacecraft and became the first human to ‘walk’ in space, he was falling. Right now, as the International Space Station and the humans on board orbit the earth at 17,500 mph, they’re falling. Th…

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When Mary Davis accidentally uploaded a violent video of her ex-boyfriend on Twitter, she had no clue what kind of responses it would evoke. In the posted video, Nick Ware, a former bartender at Wildwood Tavern in Florence, Ala., kicks down Davis’ door, curses at her, threatens to throw a pi…

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Cristopher Artieda, a senior international student from Ecuador, planned to complete an internship at Franklin Manufacturing Inc. this semester, but Department Chair Dr. Peter B. Rim refused to go through with the paper work that would allow him to complete the internship. Artieda, an engine…

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Students from the University of North Alabama sent over 600 Valentine’s Day cards to children being treated at Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham and 100 to Christian Children’s Home in Florence. 

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Before the spring semester started, I began to think about why I was really going into my major of nursing. 

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Black History Month is a yearly celebration held in February to honor and celebrate the strides, achievements and advancements made by African-Americans. 

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Flooding earlier in the week caused the Tennessee River to overflow at McFarland Park and Florence Harbor Marina.

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The Center for Women’s Studies will put on a student produced play, “Women Aren’t Funny” for the University of North Alabama Feb. 12 - 13. The play will take place in the Guillot University Center (GUC) Performance Center at 7 p.m.

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A portion of Harrison Plaza Fountain collapsed Dec. 18, 2019. Facilities reports a new and improved fountain could return to campus as early as July.

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Seven MacBook computers are missing from the Art Building at the University of North Alabama. The incident was reported to the UNA Police Department Jan. 16 at approximately 1:30 p.m. for Burglary and Theft of Property.

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Governor Kay Ivey addressed members of the Alabama House and Senate on Feb. 4 at the annual State of the State address in the Rotunda Room in the Alabama State Capitol Building. Media personnel were allowed to enter around 5:30 p.m. and the general public at 6 p.m. 

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SGA presidential candidate, Tate Gooch has a name you won’t forget. He jokingly assumes his last name originates from the small town of Goochland, Va., but he’s “not too big into the history of it.” When asked his age, he thinks about it for a second, finally replying, “twenty-one… it’s the …

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Caitlin Hope McCrary, a senior from Double Springs, Ala. was crowned 2020’s Miss UNA at Florence Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

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Bobby Lindholm was closing the Escape Room for the night when he realized that there were no restaurants in downtown Florence opened past 10 p.m. It was then that Lindholm set it in his phone that if no one had opened a new restaurant by April 2019, he was going to do it.

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The University of North Alabama held its fifth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 20. 

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It seems to be a constant, this mistreatment of man. In each of my twenty-one years of age I have endured it, as did my father before me and his. Ollie Hatchett Sr., my grandfather, most assuredly recieved the most concentrated dose of this institutionalized torture we call racism. Hatchett …

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For many students, riding on one of the university’s many buses is a part of their daily routine. Whether they are a transfer student, live off campus or simply need to get to class without walking across campus, a large number of students utilize transportation services. 

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While attending a community or junior college prior to attending a four-year university might not be the route most college students choose, transfer students still make up a significant percentage of the population at universities across the country. 

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Kobe. Bean. Bryant. A father, son, brother, husband, competitor, achiever, statement, writer, thinker, developer, hard-worker, Laker, hall-of-famer, man and a legend. The Mamba.

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Sophomore Dylan Atnip diligently strums a guitar in the lobby of a residence hall. He received the instrument as a gift for Christmas and was excited to bring it to campus and play a few notes. He has already made up a tune, but the lyrics have yet to come to him ... but he is not a singer o…

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There’s a long, two-hundred-and-eight-mile road that separates the University of North Alabama from Montgomery. Here, asphalt and concrete carve the ground, creating a path through the center of an old state filled with turmoil and triumph. In the northwest corner, far away from the seat of …

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Shoals Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) association provided three siblings the gift of a permanent home this holiday season after a three-year battle in the court system. Members of CASA volunteer their time to advocate on behalf of the children’s best interests.

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Whether a child attends a public or private school, they all have one thing in common, a dress code. Dress codes are rules that every student must follow if they do not want to get into trouble by teachers or administrative personnel. Different schools have different forms of discipline for …

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When students push open the glass doors of the Guillot University Center, they may have already noticed the makeover the facility received this past fall. However, that was only the beginning of the “face lift” the center will be getting.In addition to the new furniture and paint on the grou…

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The University of North Alabama has had the highest enrollment of international students this fall than they have had in many years.The International Affairs Office reported that 168 new international students arrived on campus this past semester, which increased the total of international s…

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Strolling up and down North Royal Avenue during tailgate, Daniel Green plays cornhole under the blue sky. At 6’5”, he stands high above the wide eyed little boys watching him. He is their hero, and I’m reminded of the clique that “not all heroes wear capes”- some choose worn working boots, p…

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New enrollment numbers broke records at the University of North Alabama this fall. The university now serves 8,046 students as opposed to the 7,650 students enrolled during fall 2018. Across the nation, overall college enrollment has declined for the past eight years. “We are very pleased to…

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Last week UNA students got a little taste of France and French culture from National French Week, sponsored by the UNA French club. The celebration ranged from good eats to a lively tournament and picnic just between Wesleyan Hall and the Annex.

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Financial and Business students at the University of North Alabama enjoyed getting to hear a speech from Walt Ehmer, the chief executive officer and president of the restaurant chain Waffle House. On Oct. 30, 2019 Ehmer presented to a lecture hall full of eager listeners at the Raburn Wing o…

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