Author: Justin Cenname

You Go Girls! : Celebrating 125 years of women at the Capstone

STORY BY Sara Beth Bolin PHOTOS BY Abigayle Williams DESIGN BY Justin Cenname One of the most memorable moments from a campus tour is walking through Woods Quad, surrounded by history and grandeur, the crimson-clad tour guide carefully stepping backwards. She smiles at potential freshmen and tells them the story of the university’s first football game, how the boys on campus were rowdy from army training and studying all the time. The President of the university asked the boys what would appease them, and they had two requests: football and girls. While that story makes the tourists laugh and...

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Caitlan Sutherland

Caitlan Sutherland Position: Photographer Class: Sophomore Major: Public Relations Hometown: Houston, TX Caitlan enjoys spending multiple hours watching the same Netflix series over and over. She can recite every episode of Criminal Minds and The Office. When she is not in front of her computer, she is out looking to do the best next thing, she longs for travel and amazing food. She will go anywhere for a nice medium rare steak and some garlic parmesan mashed potatoes. She will forever argue that being from Texas, they have the best barbecue and don’t disagree. It’s the simple things in life that make Caitlan happy, like opening a fresh can of paint, getting free food, or even a laugh with a stranger....

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Ashton Royal

Ashton Royal Position: Photographer Class: Freshman Major: Business Management Hometown: Jupiter, Florida Ashton Royal is a freshman pursuing a business management major and international studies and French minors. Ashton has competitively played soccer and ridden horses for 14 years. She is currently a student athlete here at UA, competing on the Equestrian Team as a western rider. When she’s not at the barn or the library, you can catch her procrastinating doing laundry, organizing her bullet journal, volunteering through the Honors College, or watching an obscene amount of Netflix...

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Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes POSITION: MARKETING CLASS: SOPHOMORE MAJOR: MARKETING AND POLITICAL SCIENCE HOMETOWN: BIRMINGHAM, AL Annie Hughes is a sophomore hailing from Birmingham, Alabama studying Marketing and Political Science. She dreams one day of possibly practicing law, moving into a row house in Washington, D.C., or joining the team at Dunder Mifflin. Annie has an obsession with her two dogs, a boxer and a dachshund, and when she is not with them, she is usually running the Riverwalk, taking a Pure Barre class, or consuming large amounts of dark chocolate and Diet Coke. She is also a French enthusiast and is on her way to becoming a fluent speaker. On campus, she is a member of Kappa Delta sorority and the Student Alumni...

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Anna Rahkonen

Anna Rahkonen POSITION: Photographer CLASS: Sophomore MAJOR: Creative Media & Journalism HOMETOWN: Gulf Shores, Alabama Anna is a sophomore majoring in Creative Media & Journalism and minoring in both Political Science and Studio Art. Music and music journalism are also large part of Anna’s life; she occupies jobs at both Oz Music and the campus radio station, 90.7 The Capstone. When she’s not working or studying, Anna enjoys collecting records, painting, photography, and most importantly (and deliciously), cooking. She hopes to work in music journalism, television production, or really doing anything at all at anywhere that will hire her. For further inquiries, you can find Anna in your local coffee shop for five hours at a time aggressively compiling Spotify playlists and googling “how to write a...

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Abigayle Williams

Abigayle Williams Position: Photographer Class: Sophomore Major: Vocal Performance Hometown: Madison, AL Abigayle is a sophomore from Madison, Alabama majoring in vocal performance. When she isn’t on stage singing really high notes or practicing really high notes, you will most likely find her watching Gilmore Girls (with a cup of coffee in her hand) or eating copious amounts of chocolate. Although she doesn’t anticipate journalism to be a part of her life after college, she finds it extremely fascinating and is super excited to get some more use out of her Canon Rebel, Hank....

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Building Hope

STORY BY Madison Kilpatrick PHOTOS BY Derek Hitz DESIGN BY Justin Cenname Walking down 27th Street, only a short drive from The University of Alabama’s campus, the house looked more like a temporary Halloween attraction than a suitable place to live. The roof of the building was covered with large patches made of black tarp. Half of the dimly-lit front porch had collapsed and the other half was covered in a roof that more closely resembled Swiss cheese than anything someone would feel comfortable standing under when it rains. Inside, the problems were worse. The flooring was uneven and...

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