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Hurricane Ida ravages eastern United States
Hurricane Ida ravages eastern United States
Emma Tanner, Volunteer Writer • September 16, 2021
James Spann, Emmy-winning WBMA-LD meteorologist and household Alabama name, gives scientific insight on Ida. “I think New York City just doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle that kind of rain. They never have,” Spann said. “It’s a political thing; Is it worth rebuilding the infrastructure for something that happens every 15 or 20 years? I don’t know.” 
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Women in Business in Year of the UNA Woman
Lavette Williams, Editor-in-Chief • September 16, 2021
 Lavette Williams interviewed Erin Gillespie, the faculty advisor for Women of Business. 
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In open forum, SGA Chair Makenzie Bullard, with tears in her eyes, tells students she “[has their] back” even if 2/3 of Senate does not.
Statom barely survives impeachment
Lavette Williams, Editor-In-Chief • September 16, 2021
Before casting their votes, SGA Vice President Kayla Walton appointed two tellers to pass out the ballots. On the ballots, senators were asked to print their names and circle “yes” in approval of the impeachment resolution or “no” against it. Senators were also given the chance to abstain from voting.  Once all votes were made, the tellers and SGA secretary went to the conference room to count the votes.  Minutes later, a verdict was reached.
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The flavor of southern activism
Lauren Odum, Volunteer Writer • September 16, 2021
Food and social commentary go hand-in-hand. Be it a dinner table conversation, or a complete culinary revolution through a global pandemic, food can be an excellent probe of social climate.
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Marvel’s Latest Asset
Marvel’s Latest Asset
Saddler Emory, Staff Writer • September 16, 2021
 With a 98% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes and $71.4 million gross revenue on opening weekend, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” set the tone for the new Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
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Musgraves’ journey into heartbreak
Musgraves’ journey into heartbreak
Alex Hopper, News Editor • September 16, 2021
Now with her newest release, “Star-Crossed,” she continues to subvert expectations, creating an incredibly open album that doesn't shy away from the deepest hurt that comes from heartbreak. The album is a growth for Musgraves - that in some areas misses the mark - but is largely a triumph of vulnerability in the wake of suffering. 
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Close call for Tom Brady and the Bucs
Despite the loss, Prescott looked amazing in his return with 403-yards on 42-58 attempts for 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Brady ended the game with 379-yards on 32-50 attempts for 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. 
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The Dream Team: Athletic Trainers
The Dream Team: Athletic Trainers
 Where does a football player go if he’s pulled a muscle? Where does a basketball player go if they’re sore from a difficult practice? Who prevents volleyball players from getting injured? The answer is Josh Penny and his team.
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The UNA Lions showed support entering the game for the lives lost on 9/11/2001. UNA played UTC on the 20th anniversary of the horrific attacks.
UNA starts the season slow
“It’s a different world in D1 than it is in D2. It’s not the same animal,” Willis said. “I think people have got to understand that we’re not where that team is at yet, we’re still trying to get there as a D2 moving to D1 transition, at some point it’ll all come our way.” 
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The flavor of southern activism
Lauren Odum, Volunteer Writer • September 16, 2021
Food and social commentary go hand-in-hand. Be it a dinner table conversation, or a complete culinary revolution through a global pandemic, food can be an excellent probe of social climate.
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Getting married at twenty-three
Getting married at twenty-three
Griffin Traylor, Sports Editor • September 16, 2021
My fiancé and I are set to get married on October 10th, 2021. I am 23 years old, and she is 22. I believe the notion of “You are too young” is one built by false representations of marriage.
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Where did the impeachment go wrong?
Where did the impeachment go wrong?
Brooke J. Freundschuh, Managing Editor • September 16, 2021
I have no hatred towards Statom,but I do not respect his leadership capabilities or agree with him in the slightest. He should have stepped down when he saw how many people he had hurt.
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All The Best, a modern cafe located on Tennessee street in Downtown Florence, debuts “records & refreshments” as they kick off their grand opening.
“All The Best” of Florence, Alabama
Brooke J. Freundschuh and Brady Jordan September 16, 2021
All the Best really gets it right. Its no-frills formula of cold-brew and regular hot coffee presents the perfect option for everyone from the coffee bean connoisseur to the average person looking for a quick 5 minute stop for a pick-me-up.
“Right now, somewhere, someone is taking a very fine photograph.” 
“Right now, somewhere, someone is taking a very fine photograph.” 
Leon Ono, Staff Photographer • September 15, 2021

 “Right now, somewhere, someone is taking a very fine photograph.”  -Saul Leiter   ...

Photo Essay: Locks
Photo Essay: Locks
Sjaan McCargar, Volunteer Photographer • October 15, 2020

In the spring semester of 2020, I was lucky enough to take a class I enjoyed: photography....

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