Author: Rebecca Shofner

Functionality of Fashion Design

STORY BY KENDAL ALDRIDGE Fashion design may be complex, but it almost always begins with the same thing: inspiration. Through the design and retail program at UA, students learn how to transfer their inspiration into works of fashion. “Finding inspiration is always fun,” UA alum Madison Quattlebaum said. “I might hear a song and then translate it all day into a dress or suit. I’m continually impressed by how it’s possible to take a two-dimensional object and configure it to form a three-dimensional piece of clothing that functions practically, but also tells a story about the person wearing it.”...

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The Tide Rolls 4,748 Miles Away

STORY BY JORDAN NENNI PHOTOS BY DAKOTA COX DESIGN BY CALVIN MADISON It’s a Monday. The alarm goes off promptly at 7:30 a.m. The location? Barcelona, Spain. Winter is unfolding into spring and Emma Picaro is six weeks into her semester abroad. Picaro is a devoted and serious student when it comes to her school work, but with her friends, is humorous and animated. Her lust for adventure and dedication to learning prompted her desire to study abroad. She departed in early January from Boston and arrived hours later at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France; an almost...

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Eat Local: Some of Our Favorite Tuscaloosa Spots

STORY BY Sara Beth Bolin   PHOTOS BY Caitlan Sutherland  DESIGN BY Calvin Madison There’s many things that college students disagree on. Politics, music taste, even the best breed of dog; you name it, we will argue about it. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: We love food. Food brings us together almost as much as the Tide does, and there’s almost no problems a meal with your crew won’t solve. As students at The University of Alabama, we’re always looking for the next big restaurant in town. And let’s be honest, it’s really difficult. To...

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