Harrison Neville

Students reach for the stars at COMS Day

Jamie Haas, Brittany Foster, Brittany Davis and Kyle McDonald participate in alumni panel during COMS Day. Photo courtesy of University Marketing and Communications The University of Montevallo Department of Communication Studies hosted its annual COMS Day event in the Student Activity Center on Thursday, Oct. 31. The event is a large part of the COMS 499 capstone class for Senior Communication Studies majors.    Students put together and plan out the event as a part of their class.    “Event planning is an important skill set for a lot of communication fields,” said Dr. Raymond R. Ozley an associate professor in the Department of Communications...

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Spain Park teens a symptom of nationwide ill

Oh boy. Here we go again. I received a text from my brother on Monday, March 4: “Do you know about the Spain Park video?” So, I got on YouTube and typed in “Spain Park Video.” It was the first thing that came up. If you look up just “Spain Park” the first thing to come up will be commentary on the video.   And now comes the outrage, the shock, the guilt and the cover-up. There’s always a cover-up, quick actions taken by various people to dismiss or sweep what happened under the rug, to convince everyone that the problem has been addressed and all is well.  There seems...

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Scott Dillard speaks at SGA Town Hall

Dillard used the Town Hall as an opportunity to keep students up-to-date on local legislation. Photo by Harrison Neville It is an easy matter for students to become so wrapped up in college life that they miss out on the events occurring in their own state’s legislatures. At the Feb. 21 SGA town hall, UM’s Vice President of Advancement and External affairs, Scott Dillard, informed students on some of the topics being discussed by the Alabama legislature in the State Capital, Montgomery, and how they might affect Montevallo students.   According to Dillard, a current hot topic in the state legislature is the infrastructure bill. Commonly...

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Faculty Senate debates changing calendar for 2020-2021

SGA President Tori Irvin presenting survey results to Faculty Senate. Photo by Harrison Neville Recently, the SGA senate released a survey to the student body polling their numbers to see how many students would be open to the idea of having a shorter summer break in exchange for a longer Thanksgiving break.   The SGA does not have the authority to make such a change themselves, so after approving it, they sent it on to Faculty Senate.  At the Jan. 31 senate meeting, faculty members met to hear SGA president Tori Irvin present the survey’s findings.   At the time of the meeting, just over...

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App review: DC Universe

When the news first hit the internet that DC would be launching its own streaming service, I was mad.  Like many DC devotees, I had been eagerly following the news related to fan-favorite show, Young Justice (which was cancelled on Cartoon Network in 2013), in the hopes that DC would finally give it the third season that many fans had so ardently longed for.   I am sure that I was not alone in feeling disappointed when it was announced that instead of DC continuing the show on Netflix, it would be launching its own streaming service.   “Great,” I thought. “I don’t want...

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