Author: Angela Licata

Rebecca Rakowitz

Year: Junior Major: Journalism Hometown: Stamford, CT Position: Editor-in-chief   Rebecca – or Becca, or Bec, but never Becky – was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut (yes, like the Stamford Branch in The Office). She has loved the Tide since she could tell them to roll and thinks she could one day grow up to be Nick Saban. Or Tina Fey. Until that time, Rebecca studies journalism and social work while serving as the editor-in-chief of Mosaic and news editor for The Crimson...

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Reed Morley

Position: Website / Social Media Team Class: Sophomore Major: Advertising Hometown: Elmhurst, IL   Reed is a sophomore from the suburban area west of Chicago. He cycled through many majors and minors before arriving at his current situation. Reed is an Advertising major and Sociology minor. Like most other people on the planet, he enjoys to travel. After graduation, Reed plans on pursuing his MBA in Management Information Systems....

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Sai Dwarampudi

Position: Photographer Class: Junior Major: Biology, Psychology (Pre-Med) Hometown: Collierville, TN Sai is a junior who came to UA from a suburban town just outside of Memphis, TN. He loves to hang out with his friends, watch Wes Anderson and Christopher Nolan movies, and travel and explore new places and different types of cuisines. When Sai isn’t studying, he works as an RA in Paty Hall, and as a medical scribe at DCH. Although, Sai has never had any prior experience in the realm of photography before Mosaic, he hopes that it will become a new hobby for him. In the future, he hopes to pursue his passion of medicine by attending medical school and starting a private practice in Seattle,...

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Sam Thomas

POSITION: PHOTOGRAPHER CLASS: SENIOR MAJOR: CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING HOMETOWN: LEXINGTON, KY   Samantha is a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics. She can usually be found in Rodgers library or the research lab where she is investigating conductive polymers. When not cramming for a test or doing homework, she indulges her creative side with photography and watercolor painting. Samantha’s hobbies include binge watching Netflix shows, procrastinating, mentoring, baking, and triathlon training. Sam hopes to one day find a job that will combine her passion for art and science in a way that will help...

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Terry Mantooth

Position: Writer Class: Freshman Major: Psychology Hometown: Nashville, TN   Terry is a freshman here at UA and she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. She’s always up for an adventure and loves solving mysteries, her first and current case being what she will do after college. She’s met more hobbies that she likes than those she doesn’t, whether that’s painting, acting, singing, guitar, hiking, doing makeup, shopping, reading or even just watching Netflix. (Netflix and making hilarious puns tend to be her most visited hobbies, however.) A lefty, she takes pride in the fact that she’s overcome the struggle of living in a right-handed world. Church is an important part of her heart, and she left the rest of it in Nashville with her dog, Maggie (and her family too, of...

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Zach Brown

Position: Photogropher Class: Sophomore Major: Biology – Premed Hometown: Chattanooga, TN   Zach Brown is a sophomore from Chattanooga, TN. He was born and raised a fan of Alabama football and balances studying biology for a career in medicine with going to as many football games as possible. He enjoys playing the ukulele and photographing not only for Mosaic, but in what little free time he...

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Peter Do

  Position: Photographer Class: Sophomore Major: Marketing and Management Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Peter Do is a Sophomore at The University of Alabama majoring in Marketing and Management. He is the Vice President of the Academic Honor Council for Culverhouse College of Commerce. He worked as an Avanti orientation leader this past summer so ask him any questions you have about The University! Peter also works as a Freshman Forum intern, leading small groups and discussion within the freshman population here at the Capstone. His dream job one day is to be administration to a hospital to help those who may need it. In his free time, he loves to binge watch anything on YouTube or take...

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Out of Your Element: New Zealand

STORY BY Angela Licata PHOTOS BY Nick Sciortino DESIGN BY Angela Licata For the past three years, Dr. Latta has taken a group of students to New Zealand for an atypical study abroad program. Instead of an ordinary program where students spend hours in the classroom full of lecture, students who venture half way around the world to New Zealand experience the country and its culture in an immersive way. Daily trips to lively places like city centers and universities offer students a plethora of opportunities to not only learn about New Zealand’s culture, but to experience it from...

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