Author: Christian Atwater

Crimson Country

STORY BY Maddie Hirschfield PHOTOS BY NOAH SUTTON Morgan DeWitt grew up in Tuscaloosa, seven minutes away from The University of Alabama’s campus. She learned the ins and outs of the city, what her favorite restaurants were and exactly how to get to Target before she became a college student. Even though she considered going elsewhere at first, UA was the most obvious option. And despite knowing she wouldn’t get the experience of being surrounded in a new environment for college, she still chose to come to UA.   “The scholarships here and the opportunities here were just unparalleled,”...

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Christian Atwater

Christian Atwater Position: Social Media / Web Team Class: Junior Major: Computer Science & Mathematics Hometown: Knoxville, TN Although he’s from Knoxville, he is no longer a Vols fan. A huge fan of sports, Christian played football and track in high school, but now just watches the Tide play. If he’s not watching a game you can catch him at the gym or studying at Gorgas. Majoring in both computer science and math, Christian hopes to get a job as an analytic software developer out of...

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Gracie Trulove

Gracie Trulove POSITION: SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR CLASS: SOPHOMORE MAJOR: COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS HOMETOWN: MONTGOMERY, AL Gracie is a sophomore at UA majoring in Communicative Disorders and minoring in Biology and Computer-Based Honors. Hailing from Montgomery, AL, she enjoys living 10 feet away from and listening to the sounds of the train, and she especially loves waking up to its horn every morning at 5 AM. She is an advocate of the middle Twix (none of this left and right-ness) and dreams of becoming a Lindor chocolatier. In her spare time, she likes to go on runs, play intramurals, eat ice cream, and embarrass her friends by wearing her crocs in public. Having grown up with a brother with autism, Gracie has a passion for those with special needs and hopes to one day become either a Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist working with kids on the autism spectrum. She is currently still in her teens and has a self-assigned mission for the rest of her childhood: to take her pair of “tiny hands” (look it up) everywhere and snap a pic until her 20th...

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Dakota Cox

Dakota Cox Name: Dakota Cox Position: Photographer Class: Junior Major: Finance and Economics Hometown: Kimberly, Alabama   Dakota Cox is a junior from the small town of Kimberly, Alabama. He is currently studying finance and economics and hopes to one day become a financial officer for an established company and manage the firm’s corporate finances. This is Dakota’s second time with Mosaic, writing in the spring two years ago but taking his first shot at photography – pun intended. He is very active on campus and currently spends his time with the Student Judicial Board, Academic Honor Council, and Business Honors Program. Dakota most enjoys spending his time with his Million Dollar Band family, where he marched trumpet for two years and now has the privilege of leading the band as a Drum Major! Roll...

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Cora Kangas

Cora Kangas Position: Photographer, Writer Class: Freshman Major: English, Italian Minor: German Hometown: Interlochen, Michigan   Cora Kangas is a Freshman Italian and English double major, on the pre-law track. She hopes to go to Grad school in Italy, and stay there to practice law. By learning two languages, she often has to do translations twice before getting to English. Cora enjoys taking part in theatre, music, in fact she is a part of a band with her friends, and painting. She hopes to one day travel the world and be able to tell her stories to whoever will...

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Christina Ausley

Christina Ausley Position: Editor in Chief/Writer Class: Junior Major: Journalism & Psychology Hometown: Louisville, KY From the cobblestone streets of colorful markets in Barcelona, to a warm latte and slice of pumpkin bread in a nearby coffee shop within the rainy realm of London, Christina is extremely passionate about life, culture, and travel. Inspired by National Geographic, Hemingway quotes, How I Met Your Mother comedy, and all aspects of the outdoors, Christina hopes to pursue a full-time career in the magazine industry as a traveling journalist. Whether it’s learning how to fly airplanes, experiencing the Serengeti Migration, backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, running with the bulls in Pamplona, or simply singing along with the Lumineers at a nearby concert, she hopes to travel, write, and cross off all 148 bucket list items driving her through...

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