On the morning of Oct. 19, the University of Montevallo’s Marketing and Communications department released an email regarding the plan for spring semester. UM will continue to follow outlines in the Falcon Forward plan, with some changes. All students will be given the option of choosing online modality for one or more courses or all of them. Requests for distant learning must be received no later than Jan. 4. If a student develops COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test or is exposed to someone who is COVID-19, they will be temporarily required to attend classes virtually until they receive a...Read More
Graphic by Bell Jackson Dear readers, Whenever people learn that I’m the editor in chief of the newspaper here at UM, I’m usually met with a statement about how impressive this is. Though it may be impressive to others, it’s just a testament of how hard the staff works. This paper wouldn’t happen without them. For the last several issues, I haven’t been pulling my weight enough and I recognize that. I’m working to do better and be more collaborative with my team, but I have to give credit where credit is due. My managing editors have worked harder than I...Read More
Graphic by Bell Jackson Each year, on the second Thursday of October, the University of Montevallo celebrates Founders’ Day. This day recognizes the founding of our higher education institution and also allows seniors to don their robes for the first time. This year’s event was not held in Palmer Hall as usual, but was virtual and available on the University’s YouTube channel beginning Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. The theme for Founders’ Day was “Building for the Future: Strong and Resilient,” and focused on the challenges that the University has faced in the last several months while “laying a strong foundation...Read More
Photo by Madelyn Alexander. Founder’s Day is on the second Thursday of every October to commemorate the founding of the Alabama Girls’ Industrial School and where seniors don their robes for the first time. While some events like class of 2020’s spring graduation were cancelled indefinitely, some moved to online platforms due to the remaining presence of coronavirus in the state and country, including Founder’s Day. On Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., the university will hold the virtual ceremony on UM’s YouTube channel. In the annual tradition, the seniors march across Main Quad into Palmer Auditorium; however, this year, a...Read More
Graphic by Bell Jackson Dear readers, The last several months have been difficult, especially on my mental health, and I know I’m not alone in it. Recently, I have realized that I need to prioritize myself; my physical, mental and spiritual health are vital to success. Previous to making health a priority, I couldn’t function; focusing on class or work felt impossible and I couldn’t even do the little things. Eating and sleeping well, exercising and being mindful has made such a big difference in my daily life. Personally, I was either choosing mental health over physical health or...Read More
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