Author: Gracie Trulove

Late Night Bites

STORY BY CHRISTIAN ATWATER, GRACIE TRULOVE, HALEIGH FERRETTI, JUSTIN CENNAME, AND PARKER BALTAZAR College students are notorious for being up late, and Honors Students here at UA are no exception! When it comes to being up late and being in desperate need of food, where should you go? Well, if you’re in Tuscaloosa, look no further than Late Night Bites. Scroll to see where some of our Mosaic Staffers and fellow students go when they want to grab some grub in the middle of the night. Quick Grill Located in the heart of the Strip, Quick Grill is the...

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#HealthyHonors – Baily Martin

#HealthyHonors Here's how UA Honors Students keep up with their #FitWit Baily Martin As an ambassador for Capstone Men and Women, a member of the Blackburn Institute, SGA Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences, and president of her Greek organization, you could say Baily Martin is one honors student with a lot on her plate. She enjoys taking advantage of the courses the Honors College has to offer, noting one of her favorite courses as the Citizenship, Lead, Serve course. With so much involvement comes so little time. How does Baily find her balance? Although she notes struggling with so many obligations, Baily believes that being healthy is attainable with discipline and perseverance. She emphasizes the importance of staying active, saying “Living a healthy lifestyle is not only important to a fit body, but also a  keen mind. If you do not take time to take care of yourself, you cannot achieve anything.”   “Running has always been a part of my life because I ran track and cross country all throughout high school. It was not until I went to college, however, that I realized the true power of running. It gives me time to reflect and can transform a bad day into a good one. I am able to take the time to review my goals for the day, and it motivates me to make healthier choices...

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The Perfect Fall to Winter Dress

The trees have finally lost their leaves here in Tuscaloosa, and I’m doing my best to make up for lost time with fall outfits! This little number is just warm enough to take you into winter, but because it’s a dress, you won’t feel stuffy when the Southern days reach highs in the 80s. Seriously, y’all, this is my perfect dress. It has all the things I love most: comfy cotton, plaid, pockets, a flared skirt, a ruffle collar, and a bow at the waist! I’ve had my eye on it since it was launched earlier this fall, and...

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Caffeine Fix

Mosaic Spills The Beans Coffee culture is sweeping the nation like a jittery, caffeine-crazed college student at Starbucks, and Tuscaloosa is no exception. Coffee shops are popping up left and right all over town, from churches to campus to downtown! Honors college students are diving into the how and why of coffee culture in the Honors class, the Culture of Coffee, a class taught by students for students. So, when it comes to staying awake for that crunch time before an exam, which shop is the best fit? Which is the best for studying, meeting up with friends, or...

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Gracie Trulove

Position: Social Media Team Class: Sophomore Major: Communicative Disorders Hometown: Montgomery, AL Gracie is a sophomore at UA majoring in Communicative Disorders and minoring in 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 birthday....

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