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NEWS | STUDENT DEATH

Student dies after 3-car accident in Montgomery Natalie Baine died 4 days following crash By Adrienne Burch Assistant News Editor

The UA student who suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident in Montgomery, Ala. on Jan. 8 died Friday. Natalie Baine, 20-year-old from Roswell, Ga., was pronounced dead by medical staff at Baptist Medical Center,

Friday, Montgomery police reported Saturday. Baine was critically injured during a three-vehicle collision involving a charter bus transporting UA cheerleaders traveling home from the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, Fla. The crash involved the bus, a car and a pick-up truck which was also carrying UA students. Baine was a passenger in the truck. UA punter Cody Mandell tweeted around 1 p.m.

A room would light up just with her presence. She was always a friend when I needed her the most. — Morgan Thomas

Saturday, “Rest in peace Natalie. Please pray for her family as they go through this rough time.”

Morgan Thomas, Baine’s roommate, said people will remember Natalie as the “glue to all of our friendships.” “People will remember Natalie as the glue to all of our friendships. She was spontaneous, carefree, and never cared about what anyone thought about her which I loved the most,” Thomas said. “She was always running late with her crazy messy bun on top of her head. She hated being alone and missing out on anything.

Anytime she’d walk into the room she’d ask ‘What’s going on, what did I miss?’ She never met a stranger.” Thomas, who met Baine in the first grade, said she’ll miss everything about her friend. “From her infectious laugh and sense of humor, she touched so many people’s lives,” Thomas said. “A room would light up just with her presence. She was always a friend when I needed her the most.”

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SPORTS | FOOTBALL

Alabama players make NFL draft decisions LEAVING

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Reason for staying: Opportunity to play with his brother Corey

Reason for leaving: Long-term health

“The NFL has long been a dream, but I think another year at Alabama can only help my chances of being successful at the next level.”

“As I look back at the four years, I feel that I have accomplished all of the goals that the team and I set out to accomplish.”

C.J. MOSLEY

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Reason for staying: Earning his degree, never technically been a starter

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Reason for leaving: Received information that he would be a guaranteed first-round draft pick from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

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Reason for staying: Earning his degree, improving draft status

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“Getting my degree was one of my goals when I came to the University of Alabama, and I am on schedule to graduate this spring.”

D.J. FLUKER RIGHT TACKLE

Reason for leaving: Accomplished his goals of earning his degree and winning national championships “I also want to make sure to thank the fans for making mablln\aZli^\bZe^qi^kb^g\^'Bgfra^Zkm%BeeZepZrl be a Crimson Tider.”

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K^Zlhg_hklmZrbg`3MhieZrZ[b``^ke^Z]^klabikhe^hg+)*,l defense and to improve as a player “I feel like I can play a bigger role as a leader on our defense and I also know I need to improve in some areas as a player before I hopefully take the next step to the NFL.”

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New websites offer more savings Netflix to begin streaming on textbooks than usual retailers original series in February Sales by students allow lower costs By Ashley Tripp Staff Reporter Every semester, college students must begin purchasing textbooks and materials for new classes again. Textbook prices seem to rise every year, and many students look to alternatives like rental books or shopping online to save money. While the SUPe Store may be the most convenient location for students on campus, some argue er • Plea s

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being cheaper rather than buying it from local college bookstores. Maggie Abernathy, a senior majoring in nursing, said the solution the nursing majors have is borrowing books from one another since the classes are consistent. “This way I am paying my nursing friends a smaller amount by just renting the textbook from one another,” Abernathy said. Phillip Kravtsov, a college student from New York City and founder of PostYourBook.com, said he was discouraged by the

amount of money he had to spend on books and the amount he received back at the end of his semester. “My freshman year of college I spent $1,100 on textbooks in the beginning of the semester for my classes,” Kravtsov said. “At the end of the semester, I returned to my local bookstore and was offered $280 for the same books.” Kravtsov said he tried Amazon and Chegg’s buyback program thinking he would get a better deal, and was offered roughly $350. SEE TEXTBOOKS PAGE 2

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New shows could change industry By Amanda Gold Contributing Writer With the variety of options for video streaming available, Netflix still remains a popular option among college stu d e n t s because of its affordability, ease of access and, now, its exclusive selection of shows. Beginning this month, Netflix will release shows that will not be available through other st r e a m i n g

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services. According to PR Newswire, the video streaming giant recently announced a new licensing agreement with Warner Bros. that will include releasing complete previous seasons of several hit television series, including “666 Park Avenue”, “Fringe” and “Chuck.” Netflix is also set to revive the hit comedy “Arrested Development” and release a fourth season of the show in 2013. These subscription-only shows will be available exclusively to Netflix members. Students

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In an effort to save his money, Kravtsov began to sell his textbooks for a little bit less than the full price and ended up selling all of his books for $930. The idea clicked for Kravtsov to start a social networking website where college students can buy and sell textbooks to each other to avoid the overpricing of university bookstores, buyback programs and third party retailers. Kravtsov later formed a partnership with Josh Hiekali, a college student from Los Angeles, Calif., who had created a simplified exchanging type website he had opened to three or four University of California schools. “PostYourBook.com lets students post the textbooks they have from previous classes and

allows other students to contact them to buy their books from them,” Kravtsov said. One year later, PostYourBook. com has now become a popular online sharing textbook site among several universities including The University of Alabama. “The University of Alabama got 205 book posts in three days with one email marketing blast,” Kravtsov said. “What started out in a few schools now turned into 155 universities with 155,000 users.” Kravtsov said unlike other book websites, PostYourBook. com is not a buyback program. “The bookstores, Amazon, Chegg and all those other website own warehouses purchase textbooks at very low prices from students who are finished with their classes then resell them at double the amount they purchased them for and make a profit,” Kravtsov said. K r av t s ov said all

PostYourBook.com does is connect Person A (who just finished the semester and wants to make more money than a buyback program) with Person B (who doesn’t want to buy a textbook at full price). “Our website saves students money as long as they price their book accordingly,” Kravtsov said. “We aren’t some big corporation trying to rip people off.” Another c o m p a n y, TextbookPartners.com, offers students a chance to earn money for their organization, such as a sorority, when ordering textbooks through its website. Sarah Altschuler, a freshman majoring in education, said she used TextbookPartners.com last semester and plans on using the website again for the future. “I saved 85 percent on my textbook costs,” Altschuler said. “It was rewarding knowing the sales benefited my sorority while saving money.”

Affordibility, show selection draw users NETFLIX FROM PAGE 1 “I pay for it myself,” said Marilyn Collins, a junior majoring in environmental science. “I think it’s a better deal than using regular cable TV because you still have the same TV shows, but there are no commercials, and you can watch whatever show or movie you want whenever you want to watch them.” Other students have access to family and friends’ Netflix accounts or have their subscription paid for by their parents. “I don’t have to pay for Netflix. I’m lucky enough to have access to my brother’s account,” Kendyl Parker, a junior majoring in psychology, said According to StatisticBrain, a website that provides a

I think it’s a better deal than using regular cable TV because you still have the same TV shows, but there are no commercials, and you can watch whatever show or movie you want — Marilyn Collins

wide array of statistics, of the 23 million Netflix subscribers, 42 percent use their computers to stream videos. This has led to an average of two billion hours spent streaming videos on the Internet. The monthly cost of Netflix negates the stress of paying a cable bill each month or splitting the bill between roommates. With Netflix, students have individual accounts that can be canceled or renewed at any time with no commitments or contracts.

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UA geography professor to be honored nationally American Association of Geographers presenting Bobby Wilson with Presidential Achievement award By Judah Martin Contributing Writer It was the coming-of-age experience during the turmoil of the civil rights movement in the 1960s that inspired University of Alabama professor of geography Bobby Wilson to pursue a career of social justice and anti-racist scholarship in his field. After more than forty years of service, Wilson will be awarded the American Association of Geographers Presidential Achievement Award by the Association of American Geographers at their annual meeting in Los Angeles in April.

“Wilson was very active during the civil rights movement and laid some of the groundwork for some of the initiatives that we are using today,” said Patricia Solis, director of outreach and strategic initiatives for the AAG. “He’s been a fixture in our community for so many years, and I think there was just a thought among the association that he needed to be recognized.” He was born in a small town in North Carolina – a town he said was brimming 50 years ago with regular demonstrations of anti-segregationist sentiment from the local black community. Wilson’s grandfather was an active

member of the NAACP at the time and encouraged him to become involved. “[My grandfather] would come around and take all the grandchildren to the demonstrations,” Wilson said. “I was actually arrested one time for demonstrating at a local drugstore.” He became fascinated with Birmingham, the city that this year will see the 50th anniversary of events like the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and protests ended by fire hoses and police dogs. After finishing graduate school, he moved there in 1974 and decided upon his research agenda. While sitting in a downtown

Birmingham library, Wilson noticed a canvas map on the wall displaying the city’s racially zoned areas. After further research, he began searching for a connection between Birmingham’s industrial history and its significance to the civil rights movement. “Birmingham was considered to be the Pittsburg of the South because of its coal and iron production,” Wilson said. “What happened in Birmingham attracted large proportions of blacks, many from the black belt region, who came to work in the mines.” His research led him to write two volumes, “America’s Johannesburg:

I n d u st r i a l i z at i o n and Racial Transformation in Birmingham,” and “Race and Place in Birmingham: The Civil Rights and Neighborhood Movements,” in 2000. After spending the bulk of his academic career at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Wilson came to Tuscaloosa in 2002 and continued to incorporate anti-racist scholarship in his teaching. Though he has only taught one course that was centered on race, he considers it a relevant and imperative topic for students. “Today you have to be a little bit more sensitive,” Wilson said. “The form,

function and face of race and racism changes over time, but race still matters in America, and we still constantly have to work at it.” Wilson said he was surprised to be named the recipient of the 2012 AAG Presidential Award, but he thinks much of his award reflects the success of “America’s Johannesburg.” “Dr. Wilson is committed to his work,” said Douglas Sherman, chair of the UA Department of Geography. “He recognized that social change requires the long-term effort he devoted. This award does not represent his accomplishments over a few years but rather over several decades.”

Honors classes to discuss book, foster conversation Instructors of Common Book Experience use the seminar to engage students across all fields of study By Morgan Reames Contributing Writer The University of Alabama’s Honors College has introduced a new course that allows students to examine controversial topics of a popular book in an effort to integrate new students into the college. Victoria Sheesley, a junior in the honors college, played a role in the development of the course along with members of Honors Year One, a studentdirected program in the honors college aimed to help new students get involved. “In the spring, Honors Year One set out with the idea that we would like to engage all of the freshmen in a common book experience via a book that

It gives students a different learning experience where they are teaching one another, opposed to a teacher doing most of the talking. — Winston Brooks

they would read with their residential communities,” Sheesley said. This idea created a University Honors College course called the Common Book Experience. “The Honors College is offering many sections of UH 120 this semester, and several of these focus on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’” Heather Humann, an English instructor at the University, said. The book by Rebecca Skloot,

tells the true story of a poor tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge and used as a vital tool for developing medicine in the 1950s. “Speaking for myself, I can say that I’m very excited about the opportunity to teach the well-known book,” Humann said. The Common Book Experience courses encourage student discussion and focus

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on the collision between ethics, race and medicine, while also discussing controversial topics of human rights along with bioethics. “It gives students a different learning experience where they are teaching one another, opposed to a teacher doing most of the talking,” Winston Brooks, a junior majoring in civil engineering, said. Sheesley said the class was originally designed for freshmen but has recently been restructured to incorporate students of all years because of a lack of publicity. “The idea never really developed they way we would have liked,” Sheesley said. “So this past fall [Honors Year One] decided to create classes for

the spring that were faculty-led that would engage the honors college in the book so we would have higher participation in the book club events already arranged for the spring.” The idea to use the “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was presented last spring as a primary option for the honors college book club. “We liked this option because the book lends itself to discussion from a variety of different perspectives,” Sheesley said. “We decided to look for professors around the campus to lead classes on the book and not just instructors from the English department.” Because of this, the instructors for Common Book Experience come from many

departments that range from history to biology. “In addition to the classes we developed for this book, there are still a few other classes that do not utilize this book and instead are based on the interest of the professor,” Sheesley said. “These classes are all under the UH 120 umbrella ,which are designed to be exploratory topics for students.” The class is worth one credit hour and is available to all Honors College students. Although the class sounds helpful, Brooks said he probably wouldn’t take the course due to the reading material. “It seems like a good idea, but I’m not much of a reader,” Brooks said.


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Our violent culture must be severed at the roots By SoRelle Wyckoff Senior Staff Columnist

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I am Will Tucker, editor-in-chief of the CW. AMA By Will Tucker Editor-in-Chief When I became editor, I envisioned a Crimson White more engaged with its community. I wanted to build a Crimson White that had the ability to pull students together and make things happen. I believe it’s our duty as your news organization to shake up the status quo, all the while giving you, our readers, the figurative megaphone. This weekly column – which will alternate between me and Managing Editor Ashley Chaffin – is part of that effort. Here, on Mondays, I’ll share some insights into why The Crimson White runs the stories we run and offer an inside look into what we’re working on. Ever wonder what we were thinking when we published a story, or think about the work that went into the piece? Hopefully this column can help answer that. If you ever want to see anything specific here, just mention me on Twitter. My handle is @wjtuck. Of course, this outreach push will be multifaceted. Today, I’m

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going to try another part of our effort. I’ll start by asking you just one question. When does the narwhal bacon? If you can answer that, chances are you’re an avid redditor. You probably visit the link-sharing site, often referred to as the “front page of the internet,” daily. You might even be one of the 753 active readers on reddit.com/r/capstone, the “subreddit” devoted to The University of Alabama community. Redditors use the question, the answer to which is a secret only redditors know, in real life to determine if someone is a devoted user of the site. I ask because today, I’m

going to do an AMA, or an Ask Me Anything session, as editor-in-chief of The Crimson White at 3 p.m. You don’t have to be a regular user to participate. Just create a username, visit reddit.com/r/capstone and post a question under my AMA post and I’ll do my best to answer it. I’ll be using the username cweditor. I’m relatively new to reddit, to be honest, but a friend who is an expert redditor suggested I do an AMA and I agreed. I like the amount of thought redditors put into their posts, which are much longer and more civilized than, say, anonymous al.com comments. I like that when redditors post long, wellthought-out questions, they expect good, strong answers. That’s what I’ll do my best to give you. I want you to really ask me anything you’d like to know from the editor of The Crimson White. Want to know about our pledgeship stories last semester? How about our strategy for covering diversity issues? Just ask. Anything is fair. We have more big stories planned for this semester. Each

one will take a lot of work, and will probably call for some more tough editorial decisionmaking on our part. The point of both this column and my AMA is to open that process up to you, our community. As we go about our jobs holding our leaders, administrators and peers accountable, we must also be accountable to you. That means we should give you as many avenues to voice your opinions as we can. Here’s one of them. Remember, too, that you can always tweet @ TheCrimsonWhite, email me at editor@cw.ua.edu, Facebook message us and even visit our newsroom. If the AMA is successful, I’ll do another one down the road. Consider this a trial run. When I became editor, I said in a column that if you use your voice, The Crimson White is at your service. That’s still true, and I’m excited to show you how again today. Will Tucker is the editor-inchief of The Crimson White. His column runs biweekly on Mondays.

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Why students don’t care about Alabama football By John Brinkerhoff Opinion Editor Anyone who grew up in Alabama or, for that matter, has spent a day in it, knows that Crimson Tide football is a huge point of pride for the state. It is easy to see why. We have a storied history of domination that is supplemented by a series of extremely talented teams. During my time at the University alone, I have seen two BCS championship victories. And that doesn’t count the 2009 championship victory before I enrolled. Beyond that, the team has a veritable laundry list of accomplishments, ranging from a Heisman winner to a consistently strong draft pool for the NFL. Unfortunately, one would not know it from looking at the student body. It does not take a Crimson White story, full of charts and statistics, to see that we largely do not care. In fact, it only takes attending one game to see the lack of dedication. For the substantial number of students who have yet to

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stay for an entire game, here is a picture of what happens after you leave: The flight of students from the stadium typically begins after Alabama gains a small lead over its opponent. By halftime, it becomes blatantly obvious that the student section is beginning to empty. On a good day, the entire lower bowl, not just student organization seating, is only a third full by the fourth quarter. In fact, I distinctly remember a few games this season where the number of students in the lower bowl could barely fill four rows. We as a student body have taken this team for granted.

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After all, we have it good. We were not enrolled at the Capstone when a losing record was common and breaking even was expected. Instead, we have deluded ourselves into thinking that success is guaranteed. Unless a game is particularly close, students leave early. It apparently is just not worth our time. This practice is demeaning to our school, which is represented on ESPN by empty stands. It is insulting to our team, who remains dedicated to success even when their peers do not share that drive. It is unfair to the freshmen students who actually want to attend all of the games but can only buy half the tickets. Perhaps the group most hurt by this trend is us, the students. Not only have we let our own smug sense of superiority over other teams cloud the joy of watching a football game, but we have also done so publicly for all the world to see. From the University’s standpoint, little can be done. Sure the penalty system could be made stricter, students

leaving early could receive penalty points, or the price of student tickets could be raised. But these avenues would still not address the root of the problem: our own mentality. As members of the UA family, we have some soul searching to do before we enter next season. To those students who genuinely do not care about football: do not buy tickets. To those of us who claim we truly care about supporting our school and team: put up or shut up. Either attend the entire game, or admit you don’t care and join the others who decline to buy tickets. There is no shortage of fans across the state who would appreciate your lower bowl ticket for a full four quarters. Our football team is nothing short of legendary. They have dominated the competition and rightfully earned their place in sports history. It is time for us to meet them halfway and prove that we are national championship caliber fans. John Brinkerhoff is the opinion editor of The Crimson White. His column runs on Mondays.

Exactly one month ago, the United States was faced with a tragedy of monstrous proportions: the murder of 26 children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. With these tragedies only a few days past, I continued to perform my duties as elf to my SoRelle Wyckoff mother and headed to Toys R Us to pick out Christmas pres- who are in the top realm of responsibility — our presients for my younger cousins. Mesmerized by the nostal- dent, congressmen and politigia prompted by toy horses, I cians — we should consider waltzed into the next aisle to the responsibilities of the averfind myself face to face with an age American adult and their array of plastic semi-automatic choices in toys, video games weapons. These were followed and family movies. More than anything, recent by pistols and rifles, all plastic, events demand that we reflect yet eerily realistic. Most shot out nothing but on the prevalence of violence bullet-induced noise and a in the lives of young children. The toy industry is a powlight at the tip of the muzzle, but some came with foam erful, billion dollar force in bullets or darts. My per- the United States. Arguments sonal favorite was the “Gun about First Amendment rights Blaster and Knife kit,” com- have been used to protect vioplete with cartridges that lent video games, paintballlooked oddly like the real ones themed birthday parties are common amongst children, labeled “illegal.” The level of realism in guns and television and cinema has changed in recent years. rarely limit extreme violence I had NERF guns and Super from their programming. A ban against such toys Soakers as a child, but they were often bubble-shaped and movies is not realistic or and painted with bright neon ideal. Nevertheless, discretion colors. And while many of should be purposeful, parthose in the aisle were unre- ticularly where children and alistically bright-colored, an young adults are concerned. equal amount came complete Even as a teenager, I was never with scope, a trigger and asked for identification when I attended a extra ammo. “rated R” movie. And past the In Western tangible items and Northern in the aisle, my Children grow up; Adam E u r o p e a n mind drifted to c o u n t r i e s violent video Lanza was once a child. Belike England, games, already fore we attempt to monitor D e n m a r k , under scrutiny, their adult futures, we need Sweden and and the popular to do what we can to elimiFrance, viohobby of paint nate violent tendencies from lence on televiball. Even broadthe beginning. sion is censored er, I thought much more than about the masAmerican TV. sive array of vioYet, while they lent movies and censor violence, television shows they are significantly more common in America. The common factor between lax on sexuality than we are, these toys, video games and nudity is more commonand paint ball parties are place for advertisements and young children, picking up TV shows. According to the United weapons crafted after real ones, aiming them at their Nations Office on Drug and peers and pulling the trig- Crime, the United States has ger. Sure, these motions are at least two, and sometimes as physically harmless, but what many as four, times as many effect do these faux weapons gun-related homicides than our European counterparts. have psychologically? As many coaches insist, But in return, sexual violence “How you practice is how you occurs at a much higher rate in play.” And numbing children these countries. And why? Because popular to the use of weapons on other humans is not a good practice culture has profound implications for the citizens it is meant to play. The massacre quickly to target. Undoubtedly, a conversation prompted conversation on gun control and mental health poli- about stricter gun control policies in our nation. Advocates cies is necessary, but a converfor stricter laws and greater sation about the societal norms funding for mental health of and prevalence of violence is point out flaws in the current equally important. But this discussion is not for system, while pro-gun organizations, such as the NRA, pre- Congress alone, it is one for sented their own arguments every American individual. The creation of a policy to end about personal liberty. President Obama responded violence does not address the with a promise to address gun problem and will do little good control policy in the new year if we continue to feed violence and also created a committee through the minds of the most headed by Vice President Joe impressionable members of Biden to research gun con- our society. Children grow up; Adam trol and gaps in mental health Lanza was once a child. care coverage. This past weekend, gun Before we attempt to monitor violence found its way into their adult futures, we need the interview portion of the to do what we can to elimiMiss America contest, and nate violent tendencies from on Tuesday, Biden is expect- the beginning. ed to announce the first of his gun-control and mental SoRelle Wyckoff is a senior majoring in history and jourhealth proposals. But while it is easy to turn nalism. Her column runs our attention to the adults on Mondays.

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Doctoral student helps others discover potential By Lauren Carlton Contributing Writer “The trumpet is an impact instrument,” said Brittany Hendricks, a doctorate student of musical arts in trumpet performance at The University of Alabama. Hendricks is a performer out to make an impact and not just with her instrument. “I think Brittany is incredibly versatile,” Paul Houghtaling, director of the UA Opera Theatre, said. “Her ability to communicate as an artist in so many medias – music, painting, writing – is impressive and speaks to

the power of art to transcend any media. Art is simply communicating, and Brittany is a master communicator.” For the Dallas, Texas, native, communicating started in the fifth grade when her school required students to join the band, chorus or orchestra. Chorus and orchestra got a quick veto. She then had to choose between the French horn and trumpet. “I think I always thought I would switch to horn,” Hendricks said. She didn’t entertain this thought for long though. After her parents bought her first

trumpet, she was sold. “It was the first trumpet I owned, so naturally I thought it was the most beautiful thing,” she said. Hendricks holds a Master of Music degree as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Arizona State University and Northwestern University. Balancing editing her dissertation and performing, she is nearing the end of her degree. She is a student of Eric Yates and teaches private students and sections of MUS 121. “Anyone who knows her for longer than five minutes

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Do’s and don’ts of leather skinnies trend By Becky Robinson Over winter break, I took it upon myself to get some shopping in before returning to campus for spring semester. I was browsing through H&M at home in Huntsville, Ala., – not a surprise – and at the end of my shopping trip, I found myself purchasing a pair of burgundy, leather skinny jeans. Although my newest addition wasn’t real leather, they were on sale for $10, and I thought, why not give these a try? Most people often think of burly bikers or raging rockers when leather comes into play, but if done right, leather (or pleather, in my case) is a fun trend to pull off. Before I explain how burgundy leather skinnies are best worn, I feel the need to say that leather pants – or leather anything for that matter – should be kept in darker, neutral colors or earth tones. Personally, nothing about neon pink leather

sounds appealing to me, but I’m sure someone out there thinks that sounds like a good idea. I’ll be the first to tell you: it isn’t. Even black leather can be iffy, depending on the finish of the skin. Too matte and you risk looking like a biker. Too shiny and you may find yourself in a Britney Spears video. Lining is also an important factor to consider when buying leather skinnies. My pair has a thin cotton lining inside, so it feels like I’m wearing a regular pair of jeans. Even though most people wouldn’t don leather during the Alabama summers, leather can get hot even in the winter, particularly if there’s nothing but plastic or cow skin pressed on your legs. You’ll get sweaty, and you’ll squeak when you walk, so the easiest solution is to look for a pair of skinnies with a lining. Now that I’ve given my words of warning, it’s best to play with textures when rocking a pair of leather skinnies. Winter’s

favorite trend, the chunky sweater, is my personal favorite way to wear my newfound wardrobe piece. Sweaters with a thicker knit work best because they not only play on texture, but they highlight your body’s proportions: tight, fitted pants against an overwhelming top. I sometimes even buy sweaters that are a size or two too large. That way, if you find you have any lumps or bumps you’d be self-conscious of in your new leather skinnies, the larger sweater will hide these with no problem. And remember – most importantly for this trend – size is just a number. Especially when it comes to something so tight, like leather skinnies. Different stores have different sizes, but I’ll be the first to admit I had to go up a size so my sale-table find fit me. H&M is an example of a store that runs (really) small, but always buy what looks and feels best when you’re wearing it, not what the label says.

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understands Brittany’s obvious passion for her instrument and how it fits into the world around us,” Bruce Faske, a fellow doctoral student in trombone performance who has known Hendricks since 2010, said. “She believes that when the trumpet speaks, people pay attention. What makes her special is that she is always thinking of ways to make the trumpet say something different. In a world of relative sameness, Brittany isn’t afraid to say something different.” After her master’s graduation in 2009, she was teaching in Phoenix, Ariz., when a serious jaw issue forced her to seek out a job with health insurance. At the same time, the economic recession was hitting the Phoenix,

Ariz., area hard, causing parents to cut their kids’ trumpet lessons. As a result, Hendricks had to make a change. She planned to host a recital and art show in Dallas, Texas, where she knew she had support. One $75 piece of art sold. After paying her pianist, it wasn’t quite the rousing success she hoped for. Her finances were drained. Things were looking grim when she received a voicemail from Eric Yates, who she had met during her undergrad studies at Northwestern University. He told her he had a graduate student at Alabama who had moved and he was looking for someone to step in. “At first I didn’t even hear the words ‘doctorate,’” Hendricks

said. “All I heard was there was a job with health insurance.” This ushered in a whirlwind of applying for the school and packing. She left Phoenix, Ariz., on Sunday with a dog and a cat. By Wednesday, she was teaching her first section of MUS 121 in Tuscaloosa. Hendricks hopes to be able to teach at a college level after she graduates. By teaching at the collegiate level, she hopes to build a system of sound music education and create what she refers to as a “trickle-down effect” that will occur after her students have students of their own. Hendricks has a passion for music education and a special affinity towards trumpet students.


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Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ addresses topic of slavery in refreshing way By Dana Woodruff Given Quentin Tarantino’s reputation as a legendary film director, it’s no surprise that his latest creation, “Django Unchained,” has become a box office hit. Since its release on Christmas Day, “Django” has surpassed the $100 million mark, taking the lead as Tarantino’s most successful film since “Pulp Fiction.” Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, the movie follows the story of Django (Foxx), a slave-turned-bounty hunter, on his mission to free his wife from slavery along with the help of his fellow bounty hunter and mentor, Dr. King Schultz (Waltz).

The film begins with Schultz, a charismatic and clever exdentist, offering Django — a slave at the time — freedom for the price of one thing: his help in finding the Brittle brothers, the men who had once owned Django himself. After revealing himself as a bounty hunter, Schultz explains the Brittle brothers are wanted for murder, dead or alive. The two unlikely heroes then embark on their journey to track down the outlaws. Once the deed has been done, Schultz and Django realize they make a fine team indeed, and so they continue to seek out criminals and execute them for reward. When Schultz learns about Django’s wife Broomhilda, who was separated from him

during a slave auction, he locates her records and confirms she has been sold to Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), the cruel owner of the notorious Candyland, a Mississippi plantation known for its rigorous training in “Mandingo fighting,” which forces slaves to fight each other as a form of entertainment. The dynamic duo devises an elaborate plan: to distract Candie with large sums of money by pretending to be interested in purchasing one of his trained Mandingo fighters, even though everyone but Candie realizes their sole intention is to acquire Broomhilda as part of the transaction. Characteristic of any Quentin Tarantino film, the plan doesn’t

go down exactly as Django and Schultz had hoped. Naturally violence ensues, and an epic battle of good versus evil takes place, where only one side can win. Because when Tarantino’s characters fight, they fight to the death. And it is a largerthan-life killing spree, let me tell you. Personally, I adored this movie. I went into the theater with mild expectations and left with a sense of awe and wonder. Despite the movie being nearly three hours long, I was still disappointed it was over. The soundtrack was phenomenal, a refreshing blend of 2Pac and Western banjo solos. It added a certain “cowboy gangster” element to the film that would

have been difficult for anyone but Quentin Tarantino himself to achieve. Aside from the catchy music, “Django” was also jam-packed with witty, quirky oneliners. There was one particularly memorable scene near the beginning of the movie, a flashback to Django’s past, in which he was pleading for the Brittle brothers to have mercy on Broomhilda as they were preparing to whip her. One of the brothers looked down at him and said, “I like the way you beg, boy.” The movie then shifted to present tense, where Django is about to execute the same brother after tracking him down with Schultz. Staring down at the man he is getting ready to kill, Django calmly

says, “I like the way you die, boy,” and shoots him directly in the heart. The sense of vengeance is overwhelming. While “Django Unchained” is in some parts a comedy, it is also a tense portrayal of an issue that is still very controversial today. While many critics disapprove of the offensive situational humor and racist remarks throughout the movie, I found it to be an extremely amusing exposé of a very sensitive topic. Tarantino has found a way to unify blacks and whites by establishing a sort of common ground: humor. By poking fun at both races in this cinematic masterpiece, Tarantino has created yet another classic that will endure for generations to come.

Northport Renaissance Gallery offers class on repurposing jewelry By Courtney Stinson Staff Reporter If you have jewelry that’s lost its luster or heirlooms that are not in style, the Renaissance Gallery in Northport will help give old pieces a new shine at their jewelry repurposing class Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can bring broken jewelry, heirloom and vintage pieces, as well as items they simply do not wear, and turn them into wearable accessories. Senior art major and Renaissance intern Turner Woods had the idea to host the jewelry class because she, a self-proclaimed “jewelry hoarder,” had so much old, unwearable jewelry and wanted Renaissance Gallery owner Lori Layden’s help to make more wearable pieces from the old pieces. “I don’t like to throw things away. I want to reuse things,”

Woods said. “I’m a big recycler, so we’re just trying to help people get an idea of how to make jewelry from all their old stuff that they would usually just throw away.” Layden brings creativity and personal touches to jewelry by creating her own pieces and putting existing pieces to unconventional uses, like turning cuff links into earrings and Victorian shoe buckles into bracelets. Layden, who makes most of the jewelry in the Renaissance Gallery, began repurposing materials after making her own jewelry. Layden’s mother collected old jewelry, which eventually inspired Layden’s own interest in using old materials. “[People] have something that doesn’t fit, or they have part of a mother-in-law’s necklace that they don’t like enough to wear, so I help them make it something that they can wear,” Layden said.

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Old jewelry repurposed as new bracelets at Renaissance Gallery, Northport. In the repurposing class, as stones and vintage pieces, Layden will teach basic skills, available for participants to such as putting together jew- purchase. elry using toggles and cloRepurposing materials is a sures and making participants’ trend that extends from decor jewelry useful again. to art to fashion. Particularly The cost of the class is $20, in the wake of natural disaswhich will provide attendees ters, people are finding ways to with wire, closures and other reuse wood and materials from materials. Layden will also damage in order to remember have other components, such these events in a positive way

that focuses on the aspect of rejuvenation. Similarly, repurposing vintage and heirloom pieces in fashion and jewelry gives the pieces a more personal flair. “A lot of people in Tuscaloosa like to have one-of-a-kind things,” Layden said. “They like to have something that nobody else has, so every single piece of jewelry is made by hand, and it’s not going to be duplicated, especially if it’s something vintage.” According to Layden, fashion goes in twenty-year cycles, so if it’s been in the closet long enough, your mother’s or grandmother’s old jewelry might be on trend and ready to be repurposed to fit your style. “[Repurposing] is a very trendy thing right now,” Layden said. “People love old things.” For Woods, repurposing materials is a way to save money and avoid wasting materials. “We kind of just throw things

in the dumpster that are awesome materials,” Wood said. “Finding good things that people don’t use is like a treasure hunt. The best things can be found in the trash can, and [repurposing] is a good way to stop throwing away so much stuff.” To reserve tickets to the class, call 205-752-4422. For more information about future events and classes, visit www. renaissanceartgallery.com.

IF YOU GO... • What: Jewelry repurposing class • Where: Renaissance Gallery in Northport • When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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Despite improvements, Tide Team starts season strong at Missouri comes up short against Tigers 49.175 49.050 49.150 49.075 196.450

The Alabama swimming and diving team lost its first meet of the new year to Missouri on Saturday. Though the Crimson Tide came close to out-swimming the Tigers, they fell short, with the men losing 168-132 and the women losing 162138. “I was real pleased,” head coach Dennis Pursley said. “I think this was by far our strongest meet. We stepped up in training, and we have yet to do that in competition, and I think that they did well. They still came out a little bit on the short end on the score

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board, but they were a lot more competitive and a lot more spirited.” Alabama women put up a good fight from the beginning, winning in the 200 yard medley relay, 1650 yard freestyle and 200 yard freestyle. Senior Jenna Gallo stood out, winning the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 17:09.62, about 20 seconds ahead of the rest of her competition. Freshman Emma Saunders won two events, the 100 and 200 yard freestyle. Her wins helped the Tide get off to a good start, but it wasn’t enough for the women to come out with a win. The men had high points as well, with freshman

Brian Westlake and senior BJ Hornikel winning two events. Westlake out-swam Missouri in the 500 and 1650 yard freestyle. Hornikel won in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events. Other winners for the Tide were Anestis Arampatzis, Vlad Caciuc, Kaylin Burchell and Lisa Bogosian. Though Alabama finished with a loss, Pursley said he knows there’s a long way to go but is confident the Tide can come out on top in the end. “We’re still making a lot of progress, which cost the board, but we’re not where we want to be,” Pursley said. “We still have to work on the

technical side of the races. I think the fitness level has gotten close to where we want it to be. This is the most spirited team effort we’ve had so far.” The Tide is now preparing for a meet against South Carolina and Georgia. Prep work for this meet is already a focus in Pursley’s mind. “We’re looking at our performances relative to where we are and what our potential and capability is and just keep getting better,” Pursley said. “It’s going to be some time before we can get [to be] a team like Georgia and meet on the scoreboard, but we really want to move in that direction.”

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leading the Crimson Tide. “I felt like we did a good job tonight,” UA head coach Sarah The two-time defending NCAA Patterson said. “I didn’t feel Champion Alabama gymnas- like we were great, but I think tics team opened the 2013 sea- that’s down the road. We were son with a 196.450-192.025 win pretty consistent, but we made over No. 21 ranked Missouri. little mistakes. For example, we Alabama, ranked No. 1 in the hit all of our routines on the preseason coaches’ poll, is now uneven bars, but we missed 57-8-1 in season openers under some handstands. We were Sarah and David Patterson, just a little tight in some things who are in their 35th season like that.”


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Tide will manage in 2013 despite loss of talent Eddie Lacy, Dee Milliner, D.J. Fluker to enter NFL Draft, Alabama to look to less experienced players By Zac Al-Khateeb Staff Reporter With the early departures of running back Eddie Lacy, corner back Dee Milliner and right tackle D.J. Fluker to the NFL Draft, the Alabama Crimson Tide is now tasked with the unenviable business of finding their replacements. These players represent more than just talent; they represent an incredible amount of experience as well. Still, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he supported all three players’ decisions to take their talents to the next level. “I support what these young men are doing in terms of what their future is, what their future will be,” Saban said. “I appreciate what they’ve done for The University of Alabama, but we also acknowledge the fact that from a business standpoint, these guys are making good decisions about their future

and what they can do.” Lacy was a part of a twoheaded monster, along with freshman T.J. Yeldon at running back. While Yeldon and numerous other backs have the talent to take up the slack, Lacy was still one of the more versatile backs on the team. Also look for incoming freshman Derrick Henry, who holds the high school record for most yards rushed in a career, to make an immediate impact. Alabama will not want for talent at this position next year. Milliner will be harder to replace. Milliner’s importance to the team can’t be measured in mere stats. He was rarely beaten in coverage, always found himself in a position to defend a pass and lead the team with 20 pass breakups and 22 total plays defended. Along with the departure of senior safety Robert Lester, Alabama will find itself a bit short-handed in the defensive

I support what these young men are doing in terms of what their future is, what their future will be. — Nick Saban

secondary, which was already considered one of the Tide’s weaker positions. Still, lack of talent won’t be a problem when replacing these two. And for once, neither will experience. Safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Vinnie Sunseri will see a lot more playing time in Lester’s absence. Freshman safety Landon Collins, who has already made a name for himself in special teams play, will also earn significant playing time. At the corner position, Deion Belue and Geno Smith will also be expected to make more of a contribution.

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gigantic hole left by Warmack. But even with the exodus of talent, Alabama is returning with enough talent in key positions to still be one of the teams to beat in 2013. AJ McCarron should be one of the more elite players at quarterback and will have incredible talent to throw to, including Amari Cooper, Chris Black, Kevin Norwood and incoming talents Robert Foster and O.J. Howard. The return of C.J. Mosley to the linebacker corps is huge for the defense as well. He’ll be headlining a talented group of linebackers come this fall. The defensive line will take a hit, but the Tide has a bevy of young talent in Jeoffrey Pagan, Brandon Ivory and LaMichael Fanning to replace the veteran defensive linemen. Still, the deadline for underclassmen to submit their names to the draft is Tuesday, so there may yet be a few more names the Tide will have to replace.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Someone is getting interesting. Work with a partner for the next few days. Be respectful, even if irritated. New benefits come with the turf. Ponder the situation. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Concentrate on work to generate income, and devote yourself to the task you’re given. Take a refreshing pause. Persuasion can be effective with a grump. Offer good-natured encouragement. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- The next two days are extra creative. Sprinkle pixie dust on a developing problem. Funds could be delayed, so stay in communication. Get into family activities, and add glitter. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- It’s time to clean a mess. Dig deep, and list the costs. Accept coaching from a critic. Rely on others, and remind them how much they mean to you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Re-organize your desk or space and catch up on studies in pursuit of a dream. This is delicious. You’re very persuasive now. Anticipate philosophical differences. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Figure finances for the upcoming period. Have faith in your abilities. Estimate how much money you’d need to realize a dream that makes your spirit sing. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Now you’re a genius at planning. Review and renew your goals. If you notice that you’re stuck, refocus. Make magic for career satisfaction. Then work the plan.

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