Students join protest against private prisons

In a historic move, in July of 2020, the United States Department of Justice declared the Alabama men’s prison system unconstitutional.  According to Alabama Appleseed, this marked “the first time in the 39-year history of the…

Locals voice concern over future prison in Brierfield

Updated at 12:52 a.m. to clarify one of Dr. Goodson’s statements was in response to McNeely’s statement involving impact of a pump.   In April of 2019, the Department of Justice notified the state of Alabama that the Alabama…

A protestor in Montevallo holds up a sign that reads "We are Breonna Taylor! No justice no peace."

“The more things change, the more things stay…

Photo by Anna Grace Askelson. There is a well-known expression first coined by French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, “plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.” In English, we generally translate this to mean “the more things change, the more they still stay…

Two protestors hold up signs reading "No Justice No Peace" and "Black Lives Matter."

Breonna Taylor protest in Montevallo

Photo by Anna Grace Askelson. On March 13, Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her Louisville residence by police officers using a no-knock warrant. The death of Taylor sparked protest in Louisville and across the nation,…

A child superhero running forward with several other child heroes silhouetted behind him.

PS238: Not your average superhero story

Aaron Williams, "PS238" Issue 19. In the cliché filled genre of capes and tights, Aaron Williams’s “PS238” stands out as something unique in a sea full of well written tropes.   While Williams’s artwork shows the well-polished nature…

Three different video game controllers set on a gradient of green, yellow and purple

Iron Harvest Review

Graphic by Bell Jackson When I was about six years old, my father decided that it was far past time he taught me and my sister, who was eight, how to play strategic board games.…