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5 Fall Activities to do on a budget

UM students Lindsey Sexton and Alex Warren visit pumpkin patch at Helena Hollow. Photo by Kat Bell. While the weather outside has been incredibly hot, it’s October now and that means that autumn is in full swing. Other seasons are great, with winter being full of holiday cheer, and summer meaning quality time at the beach. However, there’s some activities that you can enjoy only in the months of September through November, because there’s nothing quite like fall.  Roam a pumpkin patch  My favorite holiday is Halloween and nothing says Halloween like taking a trip to a pumpkin patch. It’s reminiscent of a...

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Global Climate Change Strike Draws Students

Protesters at global climate strike. Photo by Ariel Hall Inspired by the Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, young people and adults across the globe came together to protest the current climate crisis and world leaders’ lack of action. There was participation in over 1,700 cities and 120 countries.  More than 300 people attended the rally in Linn Park on Friday. In addition to Birmingham’s event, rallies all over that state in cities such as Mobile and Huntsville also were planned.  An eighth grader from Simmons Middle School in Hoover named Stella Tarrant was inspired to organize Birmingham’s event once...

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Montevallo holds second Tinglewood Festival

Even a hot summer day didn’t stop a crowd from turning out for the City of Montevallo’s 2nd Tinglewood Festival.  Aside from the beautiful setting next to Shoal Creek, Orr Park is unique for carvings done by Tim Tingle, who the festival was named for.   After a storm damaged some trees in the park, Tingle was told to go to city hall to gain permission to carve them. Instead, Tingle carved faces and figures into the cedar trees along the creek, which was affectionately named ‘Tinglewood.’”  While he took a risk, it has paid off for both Tingle and Montevallo. It has...

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Montevallo continues to expand academic programs

Picking a major is one of the most important decisions a new student makes when they come to college and often one of the most stressful. While some students know what they want to do when getting to their respective university, not everyone knows what they should study. Of course, some people change their major all the time. Being limited to just one thing can be daunting, so the challenge of choosing the right major can be that much more difficult.  UM offers many great majors and programs, but there are a few new programs that show promise.  While...

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It’s all Greek to me: What is it all about?

The University of Montevallo’s Greek organizations pose for a group photo in front of main hall. Photo Courtesy of University Marketing and Communications A new school year has approached and so has the opportunity for college students to become a part of a fraternity or sorority. There are no doubts about why Greek life is appealing. Whether someone is contemplating recruitment, or is just curious about what’s behind the curtain, there are positive and negative attributes in going Greek and there are a few things to know.   Pro: Social networking/community  Becoming a Greek comes with a ready-made social network....

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