Harrison Neville

SGA hosts town hall, discusses the future of Moe’s at Farmer Hall

UM students will play a crucial role in determining Moe’s replacement. Photo courtesy of University Marketing & Communications When students return to the University following their upcoming summer break, they will find a new restaurant on campus. The Moe’s currently located in Farmer Hall is being replaced, and, while reactions to this news may vary, many students are questioning what this campus hotspot will be replaced with.   To address these concerns, an SGA town hall was held on Nov. 16 in the Farmer Hall meeting room.  Representatives from dining services and Chartwells started off by addressing the reason for replacing the Tex-Mex chain, specifically citing a...

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A Thanksgiving reflection

“I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving because it’s a racist holiday.”   The first time I ever heard an opinion like this one was at Montevallo, and up until then, I had never really considered Thanksgiving a controversial holiday.   There is nothing wrong with the spirit of gladness that surrounds Thanksgiving, and most cultures celebrate some form of an annual harvest festival. The problem with the Thanksgiving tradition lies entirely in that little story about the pilgrims and natives: a story that allows people to ignore what actually happened.   Going through elementary school I participated in the same ritualistic Thanksgiving acts that I...

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UM hosts annual Falcon Classic Invitational

195 runners participated in the women’s 5k. Photo by Harrison Neville On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. the University of Montevallo hosted the annual Falcon Classic for cross-country. The classic consisted of an 8k race for men and a 5k race for women. A total of 25 colleges sent students to compete for the men’s race, and 22 for the women’s.   Montevallo’s men’s team placed fifth overall in the competition and the women’s team placed sixth overall. The overall time for the men’s team was 2 hours 15 minutes, with an average individual time of 27 minutes. The total time for the...

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Award-winning journalist visits UM

Bunch graduated from UM in 1985. Photo courtesy of Joey Bunch On Thursday, Sept. 27, University of Montevallo alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joey Bunch gave a lecture in Strong Hall. Bunch has worked an impressive 32 years as a writer and was eager to share his experiences with the younger crowd of aspiring journalists.  In his question and answer session after his official presentation, he encouraged those in attendance not to let themselves settle when they could continue to improve.   “When you know everything,” he said, “that’s when it’s time to leave.” Bunch described his career as a journey of improvement, with him leaving a job whenever he felt that he had learned all that he could from it.   When...

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Inaugural Tinglewood Festival hosts local artists, celebrates local legend

(Left) An artist performs a live chainsaw wood-carving demonstration. Photo by Harrison Neville It was a muggy day in Orr Park, but that didn’t prevent a sizable crowd from turning out for the City of Montevallo’s inaugural Tinglewood Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.    For those who have yet to see for themselves, Orr Park is an impressive landmark in Montevallo, with lovely landscaping, plenty of open space and lots of shade; but what truly makes Orr Park unique are the carvings done by local artist Tim Tingle, whom the Tinglewood festival was named for.  The story of Tingle is a unique one. One winter, there was a...

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