Author: Justin Cenname

Settling in Seattle

STORY BY Christina Ausley PHOTOS BY Christina Ausley DESIGN BY Justin Cenname In some very strange way, I simultaneously found myself with both everything and nothing the first few months of my college senior year. Why? At 21 years old, in the far-off, shimmering city of Seattle, my anxiety absolutely consumed me. For this to make any sense, we’ll need to back up to my junior year. The spring of 2018, when I worked as Mosaic’s Editor-in-Chief. One of these final spring days, I found myself nonchalantly leaned back in the mahogany armchair of my advisor’s office, as most...

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Kenny Quayle

Kenny Quayle Major: Journalism Hometown: Tampa, FL Position: Writer Class: Junior   Kenny Quayle is a junior at The University of Alabama and an aspiring journalist. Hailing from Tampa, Florida, he is an avid traveler and self-proclaimed adventurer. He enjoys seeking unique and interesting experiences across the globe that he aims to share with friends, family, and hopefully readers. Whether that entails finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants serving interesting foods in the backstreets of Tuscaloosa or studying jaguars and monkeys in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, Kenny aims to see it all and expand his repertoire of stories to share with the...

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Kara Gravlee

Kara Gravlee Position: Photographer Class: Senior Major: Marketing Specialization: International Business and Sales Hometown: Birmingham, AL   Kara Gravlee is a senior from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Marketing and specializing in International Business and Sales. She dreams one day of becoming the CMO of a fortune 500 company. Kara loves to travel and some of her favorite places she has been to are Barcelona Spain, Florence Italy, and Aspen Colorado. When she is not traveling she loves to hangout with her friends and family....

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Kate Silvey

Kate Silvey Position: Co-Editor-in-Chief Major: English Class: Junior Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee A junior English major from the mountains of East Tennessee, Kate’s current goals in life include embarking on a continuous road trip through all 48 continental US states and publishing a novel. In the meantime, however, she’s mostly petting her cats, organizing her thimble collection, and daydreaming about owning an outrageously tiny studio apartment in Manhattan. She is thrilled to be a part of Mosaic’s staff for her third semester in a...

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Katie Brothers

Katie Brothers Position: Designer Class: Sophomore Major: Marketing Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee   Katie Brothers is a sophomore marketing and a computer science minor. She is a member of the Mallet Assembly, an honors organization here on campus. Outside of school, she loves to binge watch Netfilx and hang out with...

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Maria French

Maria French Hometown: Nashville, TN Major: English Class: Junior Position: Writer Maria French is a junior from Nashville, TN pursuing her English major, alongside Art and Creative Writing minors. She has big dreams of being a bulldog attorney, but would be just as happy to learn of a massive inheritance from a foreign dignitary uncle and spending her days lounging with paintbrush in hand. Her definition of “wearing her heart on her sleeve” is being covered in dog hair and oil paint. Most importantly, she believes in aliens. Maria may spend more time monologuing in her head than actually writing, but is nonetheless thrilled to be part of the Mosaic...

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Justin Cenname

Justin Cenname Hometown: Port Washington, NY Major: Political Science Position: Digital Media Team Editor Class: Junior Justin was born and raised on Long Island, New York where he lives over the summer. Justin is a huge sports fan and roots for the New York Mets, Jets, and Rangers. After college he hopes to attend law school and then hopefully find a job. Justin currently serves as editor of the online team for Mosaic and the Chief Justice of the Student Government Association. When not in class he can most likely be found sleeping on a couch in his fraternity house, playing darts, or procrastinating...

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Jordan Nenni

Jordan Nenni Class: Junior Position: Writer Major: Psychology   Minor: Spanish Hometown: Hudson, OH A junior here at UA, Jordan is a psychology major and has her sights set on earning her PhD. She has also always been passionate about writing and experiencing other cultures and plans on studying abroad this summer in Spain. Growing up in a small town in Ohio, Jordan has always wanted to travel and gain new experiences.  Simply meeting her once gives you a clear look at her outgoing and adventurous personality....

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