Jamie Browder

Battle of the buds: Apple vs. Samsung

Galaxy buds are the newest competitor to Apple’s airpods. Photo by Waid Jones Samsung recently released the Galaxy Buds alongside the new Galaxy S10. These headphones are truly wireless and feature a small, sleek, in-ear design.    The price point for Galaxy Buds is currently at $129, while its competitor, the Apple Airpods, sits at a price of $159.   The Galaxy buds provide an hour more of Bluetooth listening and three hours more of call time than the Apple Airpods. And according to the Samsung website, they provide six hours of Bluetooth streaming and up to five hours of call time.  The design of...

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“Cooking Light” editor offers advice to aspiring writers

Michel asserted that the heart of every special interest magazine is human interest. Photo by Jamie Browder Editor of CookingLight.com, Christopher Michel, visited Comer Hall to give students advice and information about breaking into the world of professional writing on Feb 13.    Michel has been working in digital media for a decade and currently assigns, edits and determines the value of posts. Cookinglight.com has 6 million monthly visitors and began in 1989. Michel has been working there for a year.    “I backed my way into being an editor at a digital magazine, and the way that I did that was that...

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MOG holds tournament for Smash fanatics

Stephen Gilbert (left) and Harrison Neville (right) playing Super Smash Bros in MOG fighting game tournament. Photo by Kat Bell. Montevallo’s Organization of Gaming (MOG) hosted a Smash Ultimate tournament for students on Jan. 17.   20 students participated in the one-on-one, bracket style tournament to determine who was the best at playing Smash Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.   Mason Little, a junior graphic design major, won the tournament. Little stated that playing Smash is something that everyone can enjoy, no matter where they come from.   “I’ve been playing Smash since the third installment of brawl first came out, which has been about...

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Comedian Stephen Agyei elicits laughs in Farmer Hall

During his set, Agyei held nothing back, jumping from lighthearted to serious subjects without hesitation. Photo courtesy of William Yeager UPC brought Los Angeles comedian Stephen Agyei to perform in Farmer Hall on Jan. 15th.  Ageyi, 29 years old, told the audience stories about his judgmental African family, childhood antics of farting in jars and why he doesn’t date on Tinder.  He also invited students to ask him questions during his performance, prompting him to reveal what he believed to be the two hardest things about comedy.  “Making people laugh and choosing your battles because you don’t want to offend for...

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URGE shares abortion testimonials through “artivism” gallery

The exhibit was a one-day only event on Nov. 1 lasting from 12 to 8 p.m. Photo by Jamie Browder Montevallo’s chapter of Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE) invited students to reconsider previously held beliefs regarding abortions and those who receive them using a photo gallery on Nov. 1. The “artivism” display was put on in partnership with the 1 in 3 Campaign and appropriately titled “Our abortions. Our stories. Our lives.”   In the Farmer Hall meeting room, members of URGE hung cards with photos of people and their abortion stories from the ceiling. The room was dimmed and the pictures and...

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