Jamie Browder

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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Alabama high schoolers introduced to mass communication at Montevallo

Prospective students test out broadcast equipment in Strong Hall. Photo by Jamie Browder The Mass Communication Program hosted its inaugural Exploring Mass Communication event on Friday, Oct. 26. UM students and faculty gave an inside look at the Department of Communication’s broadcast and multimedia journalism concentrations to high school students from around the northeastern part of the state.   Those in attendance were juniors and seniors from Tuscaloosa County High, Brookwood High School, Shelby County High School and John Carroll Catholic High. A few students from home school programs also attended.    Throughout the day students were able to participate in various sessions in Strong Hall’s video production studio, journalism classrooms and...

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UM mascot makes novel debut

Kira Thomas, director of University Relations, poses for a selfie with UM’s mascot, Freddie the Falcon. Photo by Katie Compton Freddie the Falcon flew into the college Barnes and Noble on Thursday, Oct.11, to promote his new book “Soar with Freddie!: A Journey Through the University of Montevallo.” Although it is a children’s book, Kira Thomas and others at University Relations believe the book will have a large impact on students and alumni as well.   “It’s a fun memento to share with fellow alumni and friends,” said Thomas, Director of University Relations, “the hope is that for alumni, their children or their grandchildren, this...

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