Alice Vol. 1 No. 1

The premiere issue of Alice Magazine, the fashions and lifestyle magazine created by the students of The University of Alabama. Published November 2015 by UA Student Media.

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ISSUE<br />

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How to break the glass ceiling<br />

and navigate the professional world<br />


Tinder drastically alters the<br />

college dating game<br />

BINGE<br />


Get the scoop on the most<br />

addictive shows on Netflix<br />

Fashion tips, tricks, and inspiration<br />

that will blow everyone away this season<br />

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It started with one question: Would you be interested in<br />

developing a women’s magazine? The question, posed to<br />

a room of more than 100 college women last spring, was<br />

a simple yes or no. The women, each from a different part<br />

of campus, from a different background, from a different<br />

state of mind, all said yes.<br />

After months of brainstorming, conceptualizing, and<br />

answering a million what ifs, we’re excited to be debuting<br />

the first issue of <strong>Alice</strong> — your new source for everything<br />

fashion, entertainment, beauty, lifestyle and more. To us,<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> represents everything we love and hate about our<br />

college years. She’s into following the next big fashion<br />

trends, but just as concerned about the big issues —what’s<br />

going on in the world and how can she stay engaged. In<br />

other words, <strong>Alice</strong> is just like us.<br />

Think of <strong>Alice</strong> as your co-pilot as you navigate your way<br />

through college. The transition out of your teens and into<br />

your early twenties is an important one, and she wants you<br />

to make it count. She’ll be there when your friends convince<br />

you to go on your first awkward Tinder date (p. 53), when<br />

you finish your rewatch of Grey’s and need a new Netflix<br />

obsession (we’ve all been there) (p. 72), and when you finally<br />

decide it’s time you learned to cook (p. 27).<br />

And when your time is up and graduation looms, <strong>Alice</strong><br />

will help you prepare for the world. For everything from<br />

how to get a perfectly polished one-minute face (p. 6) to<br />

what to wear to an interview for every job or internship<br />

(p 19) — she’s got you covered. And that includes the big<br />

issues. For example, the upsetting wage gap that exists<br />

between men and women coming out of college (p. 44).<br />

Many of the subjects you've wanted to talk about<br />

during your years in college (and maybe some you haven't<br />

considered) are spelled out in the next 80 pages. So we<br />

wanted to take a moment to thank you, the readers, for<br />

going on this journey with us. We saw a need, and <strong>Alice</strong> is<br />

our way of filling it in a way uncharted by any other college<br />

media. We’re thrilled (and just a dash nervous), that the<br />

day has finally come, but we can’t wait for you to dive in!<br />

Tara Massouleh and Allison Ingram

Editorial<br />


Creative Director MARIA OSWALT<br />

Photo Editor EMILY HEATH<br />

Market Editor SAMANTHA CUPERO<br />

Beauty Editor ARAMIS HARMON<br />

Lifestyle Editor ALLISON COHEN<br />

Fashion Editor DEVEN FELDSTEIN<br />

Food and Health Editor KIMBERLY SUITS<br />

Entertainment Editor MARY-BRADLEY FLYNN<br />






Contributing Photographers RAMSEY GRIFFIN, TRENT MCDANIEL<br />



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Advisers<br />

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Editorial MARK MAYFIELD (msmayfield1@sa.ua.edu)<br />

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Published by UA Office of Student Media<br />


Table of<br />

Contents<br />

Beauty<br />










Fashion<br />


17 DAY TO NIGHT<br />



ABOUT THE COVER: It’s the golden hour: the lingering<br />

moments captured between the day’s blistering rays and<br />

the night’s bitter skyfall. In our inaugural issue of <strong>Alice</strong>,<br />

we celebrated the warmth and authenticity of <strong>No</strong>vember,<br />

translating the imagery into wardrobes that embody<br />

the season.<br />

Photographer: EMILY HEATH<br />

See story: PAGE 36<br />

Health<br />

& Food<br />






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Features<br />

36 GOLDEN HOUR<br />


44 WAGE GAP<br />


53 SWIPE LEFT<br />

Lifestyle<br />

56 48 HOURS IN NOLA<br />



Entertainment<br />






74 WHO TO FOLLOW<br />


BEAUTY<br />

MAKEUP<br />

FOR<br />

THOSE<br />

WHO<br />

hate<br />

MAKEUP<br />

We get it: you’re one of the girls who<br />

dashes from the beauty aisle, scoffs<br />

at the thought of lip liner, and has<br />

perfected the roll-out-of-bed, readyin-three<br />

routine. And we see where<br />

you’re coming from; it’s easy to avoid<br />

the pricey, messy and overwhelming<br />

selection of beauty supplies and opt<br />

for an au natural look rather than a<br />

caked-on mess. But if you still want<br />

the enhancement of makeup without<br />

the labor or the done-up look, read on.<br />

We broke it down to the basics for a<br />

new routine you might actually use<br />

and (gasp!) enjoy.<br />

If you’re hesitant about a cumbersome foundation, go for<br />

a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for the perfect marriage<br />

of coverage, hydration, and a healthy glow.<br />

Our pick: CoverGirl Smoothers BB cream<br />

Ladies, meet brow tint, your new partner in the fight<br />

against wimpy or “slayed” brows. The spoolie brush tames<br />

and holds hair together for full, defined brows to frame<br />

your face. Just one swipe is all you need to get the job done<br />

— just don’t get it confused for mascara.<br />

Our pick: Ulta Brow Tint<br />

When all else fails, mascara, mascara, mascara. Why?<br />

Well, mascara not only makes your eye color pop, but it<br />

gives the illusion of eyeliner if applied correctly.<br />

Our pick: Ulta Amped Lashes Mascara<br />

Feeling confident about these picks? Head to page 6 for the perfect one-minute<br />

face to complete your makeup relationship transformation.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

For mornings like this, a<br />

powder foundation gives quick<br />

and easy coverage. For daily wear,<br />

try Ulta's HELLO FLAWLESS<br />

with SPF 15 powder that will give<br />

you sheer to full coverage with an<br />

all-natural glow.<br />

It’s no secret that mascara is<br />

the key to instantly playing up your<br />

eyes and bringing the face together.<br />


builds lush, dramatic volume with<br />

definition, and one or two quick swipes<br />

is all it takes to take your everyday<br />

look to the next level.<br />

Next, grab ULTA BROW<br />

TINT for a quick brow fix.<br />

The multi-purpose Brow Tint<br />

gel not only fills in brows<br />

but conditions as well. Just<br />

go over each brow with one<br />

swipe of this double doozy,<br />

and you’re set, sister!<br />

Lastly, blush is perfect<br />

for a quick highlight; no one<br />

will know you were up until 3<br />

a.m. cramming for a final.<br />

An E.L.F blush will give you a<br />

soft, sheer texture that easily<br />

blends into skin for the<br />

perfect finish.<br />

1<br />

-Minute Face<br />

Despite your best intentions — set alarms, calculated<br />

morning routines, and laid-out clothes — one glance at<br />

the clock confirms the horrible truth: you’re running late.<br />

Do you swipe here, gloss there? Throw on a hat and hope<br />

no one notices your broken-out forehead? Meet the fiveminute<br />

face’s college-aged cousin, the one-minute<br />

routine you’ll actually use before that 8 a.m.<br />

Model: Sylvia Craig<br />

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BEAUTY<br />



By Brittany Ray<br />

When is it worth it? As a college student, there’s<br />

a running list of items to be purchased, but when<br />

budgeting is an issue, beauty products tend to take<br />

a hit. For makeup-lovers on a budget, sometimes<br />

it’s best to hit up the drugstore for products<br />

normally bought at Sephora or Ulta.<br />

Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara ($23) vs.<br />

Covergirl Professional All-in-One Mascara ($5.24)<br />

“Better Than Sex” by Two-Faced provides both volume<br />

and length, and as an added bonus it can be reapplied during<br />

the day without worry of lashes hardening. It’s smooth and<br />

perfect for making eyes seem more open after endless allnighters.<br />

It’s a great mascara, but at $23, “Better Than<br />

Sex” is a little steep for everyday use. So when the funds<br />

are running a little low, instead try Covergirl’s Professional<br />

All-in-One Mascara for comparable alternative to Better<br />

Than Sex’s at a much more digestible price of $5.24 . The<br />

only distinguishable factor is that Covergirl’s mascara<br />

hardens over time, but the price difference makes the slight<br />

variation worthwhile.<br />

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MAC Lipstick ($17) vs.<br />

Milani Color Statement Lipstick ($5.99)<br />

Milani’s matte lipstick has a velvet finish that doesn’t<br />

dry lips out or require constant reapplication. Plus, it smells<br />

like a candy store and features multiple color options, for<br />

every occasion. The plum and berry pigments are some of<br />

the best out there. On the splurge side, MAC Lipstick comes<br />

in several fun colors that indulge your need to experiment.<br />

While they are high quality and go on smooth, they are<br />

prone to clumping, especially after long wear. Both lipsticks<br />

rank high in quality and color variation, but for the best<br />

pick without clump-worry, try Milani.<br />

Naked Smoky Palette ($54) vs.<br />

Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($9.99)<br />

When it comes to eyeshadow, it’s hard not to splurge on<br />

the newest Naked Smoky Palette. <strong>No</strong>t only is the palette<br />

great for a smoky eye night look, but it also contains all<br />

the right colors for a flawless natural day look. Don’t want<br />

the $54 price tag? Maybelline The Nudes Palette contains<br />

similar colors to the Naked’s with a comparable, longlasting<br />

quality. Plus, there is no need for an eye primer<br />

because neither product clumps after a long day.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

Cold Weather<br />


By Emily Heath<br />

As cool breezes and sunshine turn to bone-chilling winds<br />

and frost, don’t let your skin fall victim to the transitional<br />

slump. While it’s easy to blame our dry skin woes on the<br />

frigid temperatures, it’s not just the weather that’s got<br />

our skin all out of whack. Low humidity levels inside and<br />

outside draw moisture from our skin, leaving it flaky, dry<br />

and sensitive. Hot showers, the only saving grace during<br />

icy winter mornings, can also cause major problems — the<br />

extended exposure to water actually washes away skin’s<br />

natural protective oils. Pro tip: If your skin feels tight<br />

after a hot shower, you’ve been in too long. Then finally,<br />

some of our favorite warm-weather products can be totally<br />

damaging come wintertime. What were once our go-to<br />

soaps and light moisturizers become our skin’s worst enemy<br />

once the temperature drops.<br />

<strong>No</strong>t to worry, though; we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks<br />

to help you keep your skin healthy and glowing once winter<br />

rolls around.<br />

Model: Katie Ortiz<br />

DRINK WATER: Stay hydrated. It<br />

will keep your skin elastic and healthy<br />

and serves as your first defense against<br />

cold weather.<br />

CLEANSE: Cleanse your skin with<br />

a simple, non-irritating face wash<br />

such as Cetaphil, Cerave or First Aid<br />

Beauty’s Face Cleanser. Use lukewarm<br />

water and don’t wash your skin more<br />

than twice a day to avoid stripping its<br />

natural protective oils.<br />

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MOISTURIZE: It’s most effective to<br />

apply moisturizer while your skin is<br />

still a little damp from a shower or<br />

face wash. You’ll want to gently pat<br />

your face dry before application. If<br />

you also suffer from cracked lips or<br />

sensitive, flaky skin around your nose,<br />

an ointment such as Aquaphor is a<br />

perfect way to soothe irritation. Apply<br />

it at night before bed and as needed<br />

throughout the day.<br />

TREAT YOURSELF: Spa days<br />

are a haven in the winter months.<br />

Treat yourself at home with moisturizing<br />

face masks once or twice a<br />

week. We recommend the Caudalie<br />

Moisturizing Mask. It will leave your<br />

skin feeling velvety smooth after just<br />

one application.<br />

OIL UP: Interested in beauty oils,<br />

but horrified about what they do to<br />

your skin? There is really nothing to<br />

fear when it comes to the right type<br />

of beauty oil for your type of skin.<br />

Go to your nearest beauty retailer<br />

and ask a specialist for their advice.<br />

They apply similarly to moisturizers,<br />

so be sure to use them only when<br />

your skin is damp. At night, rub 2-3<br />

drops of the oil between your hands to<br />

warm, then gently press into the skin<br />

on your cheeks, chin, forehead and<br />

nose. Wait a few minutes, then apply<br />

your moisturizer.<br />

SOUTH POLE: We’ve covered the<br />

<strong>No</strong>rth Pole (your face), now we’ll go<br />

over the South Pole (your feet). Often<br />

feet fall victim to the cold weather<br />

months by giving way to crackly, dry<br />

soles. Warm and smooth your pups<br />

by applying Aquaphor nightly, then<br />

seal the deal by putting socks on while<br />

you’re asleep.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />



Four dry shampoos that will change your life<br />

By Laura Martinez<br />

It’s the daily limbo: do we sacrifice our last minutes<br />

of sleep for freshly showered hair before our 8 a.m. or bite<br />

the bullet and rock the top knot? Avoid the compromise<br />

and allow us to introduce you to your new best friend, dry<br />

shampoo, or as we call it, the best thing since sliced bread,<br />

the bees’ knees, and the solution to all your problems.*<br />

<strong>No</strong>t Your Mother’s<br />

Clean Freak Dry Shampoo<br />

The name of this shampoo says it<br />

all: an insanely clean scent that does<br />

the job. A quick application absorbs<br />

the oils in your scalp to leave a matte<br />

finish without making your hair<br />

look dull and clumpy.<br />

Big Sexy Hair<br />

<strong>Vol</strong>umizing Dry Shampoo<br />

This dry shampoo is talc free,<br />

which means no white residue<br />

left on your hair after it works its<br />

magic. Flat, unwashed hair becomes<br />

instantly revitalized with covetable<br />

volume and a clean shine.<br />

Batiste Dry Shampoo<br />

We know it as the holy grail<br />

of dry shampoo — an inexpensive<br />

and effective option that adds texture<br />

and body to your hair. Just spray it<br />

in and comb it out. This dry shampoo<br />

comes in seven different scents and<br />

three hint of color options (light &<br />

blonde, medium & brunette, and<br />

dark & deep brown), so no fear of<br />

pesky white remnants!<br />

Dove Refresh + Care<br />

Invigorating Dry Shampoo<br />

We could rave for days about the<br />

scent of this dry shampoo and its<br />

lightweight quality that does the job<br />

without weighing your hair down. It’s<br />

perfect for days when washed hair<br />

turns greasy after four hours.<br />

*Okay, maybe not all of your problems, but you get it. It’s good stuff!<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

Beauty<br />

Gurus<br />

to subscribe to<br />

With so many YouTube beauty gurus<br />

sharing tutorials and hacks online these<br />

days, nailing the perfect everyday face is<br />

easier than ever. Through shopping hauls<br />

and lessons on the latest trends, these<br />

gals have taught us what vlogging is all<br />

about, and we are forever grateful.<br />

1. Michelle Phan<br />

One of the most well-known beauty gurus on YouTube,<br />

Phan has collaborated with Loreal Cosmetics, launched<br />

her own makeup line called EM, and she’s even started a<br />

makeup subscription company called Ipsy. Since 2007, her<br />

channel has grown exponentially and now houses hundreds<br />

of videos. From special occasion makeup looks to DIY ideas<br />

and motivational videos, her channel is perfect for any<br />

college girl looking to get creative with her look.<br />

Videos to watch: Barbie Transformation Tutorial, Make<br />

Your Own Pore Strips, and Stretch Your Shoes with Ice<br />

2. Vicky Logan<br />

If you love wigs, makeup and girl talk, then you already<br />

love Vicky Logan. From hair style experimentation to<br />

makeup for problematic skin, Logan’s videos are as detailed<br />

and diverse as her many looks. Logan’s videos make you feel<br />

like you’re talking to your best friend — if your best friend<br />

was a super stylish makeup goddess. She offers advice on<br />

friendship, love and personal issues, all while teaching you<br />

a thing or two about how to care for your skin and look hot<br />

on the daily.<br />

Videos to watch: Full Face Routine: Long Lasting<br />

Makeup + Acne Coverage, Wash, Blowout and Flat Iron<br />

Routine for Natural Hair, Make up for Beginners 101:<br />

Intro and Essentials<br />

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3. Carli Bybel<br />

Creator of “The Beauty Bybel," Carli Bybel and her<br />

beautiful lashes have become a YouTube star with over three<br />

million subscribers. On her channel you can find anything<br />

from fitness videos to beauty hauls and motivational videos.<br />

She’s even collaborated with BH cosmetics to create her<br />

own makeup pallete.<br />

Videos to watch: How To Grow Your Eyelashes and<br />

Eyebrows DIY, Makeup MISTAKES to AVOID! +13 Tips<br />

for a Flawless Face, Megan Fox Makeup Tutorial<br />

4. ItsMyRayeRaye<br />

ItsMyRayeRaye is the definition of the phrase “Eyebrows<br />

on fleek.” With her big curly hair, thick eyebrows, and<br />

fierce personality, she has her thousands of subscribers<br />

hanging on her every word. From lip swatches to guides<br />

on how to recreate celebrity looks, her channel brings it all<br />

in. The best thing about ItsMyRayeRaye’s channel? Most<br />

of the makeup she uses to achieve her high-end looks are<br />

budget-friendly and can be found at your local drug store.<br />

Videos to watch: Everyday Glam Nude Makeup with Under<br />

Eye Dots (High End), How-To: Master Applying False<br />

Eyelashes, How to Get Rid of Acne Scars, How To Get<br />

Baby Soft Lips<br />

5. Patricia Bright<br />

This witty and stylish Nigerian blogger from the UK<br />

shares some of the best look books, skin care routines, and<br />

girl problem chit chat videos we’ver ever seen. Her style is<br />

chic, sophisticated and casual. Her style and makeup are<br />

ultra natural, but she’s not afraid to dress up in bright<br />

colors and funky accessories either.<br />

Videos to watch: DIY Tutorial: How to Honey Dip Hair<br />

(Ombre Inpsired), How I Cleared My Skin & Got Rid of<br />

Large Pores, My Lazy Morning Routine + Morning<br />

Workout<br />

6. Zoella<br />

For those who revel in the glory of a scoring great deals,<br />

then sharing with friends, Zoella’s channel full of haul<br />

videos is the perfect beauty fix. The UK YouTuber turned<br />

author (Girl Online), gained over a million subscribers with<br />

her haul videos, how-to hair looks, look books and v-logs. We<br />

love her for her charm and bubbly personality that make all<br />

her tips seem easy and totally doable.<br />

Videos to watch: How To: My Quick and Easy Hairstyles,<br />

Autumn/Fall Makeup, Gold Eyes & Berry Lips, What’s<br />

In My Bag?<br />

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Holiday<br />

Style Guide<br />

Somewhere between football season and the<br />

first Christmas get together, did you forget to<br />

breathe? That’s what we thought. While there<br />

are certainly no complaints about a full social<br />

agenda, nothing dampens the holiday spirit quite<br />

like “but what am I going to wear?”<br />

So we did the planning for you: a fool-proof<br />

guide to any fete on your calendar, from the<br />

first office party to the final cocktail. Let the<br />

celebrations begin!<br />

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Night Out: Leather & Lace<br />

Going out with friends from home calls for a<br />

killer look versatile enough to last the whole<br />

night. Start with a detailed tunic top, then add<br />

faux-leather pants to contrast. Give ultrafeminine<br />

details like delicate lace and sheer<br />

panels an edge by adding hard complements like<br />

leather pants and heeled booties. Grab a<br />

(fun)ctional fur vest and you’re ready to go!<br />

Outfit: Altar'd State<br />

(Vest $90; Top $70;<br />

Boots $80; Cuff $15)<br />

Models: Tanner Fant, Kryssalyn Bayne

Holiday Party: Winter Whites<br />

Keep your look clean and polished by pairing<br />

crisp cropped pants with playful dressed-up<br />

versions of a classic tank. Look for ways to spice<br />

up basic pieces like the fringe and mockneck<br />

details in this student-designed top. The monochromatic<br />

color scheme is the perfect backdrop<br />

to highlight bold, colorful jewelry like this ruby<br />

red drop necklace.<br />

Outfit: Liza Rogers, student designer<br />

Bracelet: Francesca's, $18<br />

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Family Dinner: Classy Casual<br />

Family get togethers are always chaotic without the<br />

added stress of what to wear. Shoot for a look that’s<br />

comfortable enough to sit around in, but fashionable<br />

enough to impress your ultra-stylish cousin. Remember<br />

to keep your look family-friendly: skirts should<br />

reach mid-thigh, and necklines should be tasteful. For<br />

this look, we dressed up cozy basics like this caramel<br />

slouchy sweater and stretchy knit skirt with a plaid<br />

scarf and rugged statement boots.


Day to<br />

Night<br />

Another day, another afternoon of errands turned into a<br />

nighttime get together, and you’re stuck trying to transform<br />

your casual everyday wear into an ensemble hot enough to<br />

carry you into the evening. With our guide, it’s easier than<br />

ever to go from day to night without the hassle of changing<br />

your whole outfit. The key? Simple staples you already own,<br />

just tweaked and accessorized to up the ante.<br />

Night<br />

Day<br />

Throw on a black knit dress as<br />

an outfit anchor, then add a comfy<br />

cardigan and your favorite boots to<br />

take on the day. For night, switch<br />

the cardigan for a glam fur vest, add<br />

a statement pendant necklace, and<br />

you’re good to go.<br />

Dress: Az Well, $37<br />

Cardigan: Az Well, $60<br />

Vest: Az Well, $33<br />

Necklace: Ellie Crimson, $18<br />

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Makeup by Laura Martinez

Day<br />

Night<br />

Take a basic tunic sweater from day<br />

to night by switching out colored denim<br />

for a leather mini. Daytime accessories<br />

like suede fedoras and fringe boots<br />

make way for nighttime pairings like<br />

our favorite leather and lace combo.<br />

Outfit: Altar'd State<br />

(Sweater $70; Leggings $50;<br />

Necklace $20; Hat $25;<br />

Bracelet $13; Boots $80;<br />

Skirt $60)<br />

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CAREER<br />


How to achieve<br />

the perfect balance of<br />

style and professionalism<br />

Aside from getting your resume together and editing<br />

your LinkedIn account, figuring out what to wear for the<br />

interview can be the most stressful part of applying for<br />

jobs and internships. First impressions last a lifetime, so<br />

don’t be stuck leaving a bad one based off your appearance,<br />

not to mention we’re our most confident when we look our<br />

best. Prepare an interview outfit far in advance to avoid<br />

unnecessary anxiety on the day of your interview.<br />

Model: Anna Leigh Sharp<br />

Trench coat: Az well, $49.99<br />

Necklace: Francesca's, $26<br />

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Suit Up<br />

If the dress code isn’t specified for<br />

an interview, the business professional<br />

look is a safe home base, and for many<br />

business settings, it’s expected. Think<br />

suits and classic separates for a polished,<br />

pulled-together look – whether<br />

that’s a fail-proof power suit or streamlined<br />

pencil skirt. Stick with closed-toe<br />

shoes, and make sure you can walk in<br />

them!<br />

Jacket and shirt: The Cotton Gin Boutique<br />

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Keep it Casual<br />

In many settings — mostly in the<br />

creative industry — starched business<br />

clothes don’t necessarily mesh with<br />

their laid back environments. But<br />

before donning your jeans and sandals,<br />

make sure you completely understand<br />

the company’s corporate culture.<br />

And even at that, stick with a more<br />

conservative look for your interview:<br />

cotton pants, relaxed blouses, and<br />

statement jewelry to show your<br />

personal style. Break out your trendy<br />

frocks after you land the job!<br />

Bag: Francesca's, $34<br />

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Gigi Hadid<br />

By Leah Tobak<br />

Celeb model Gigi Hadid has<br />

heads turning and cameras<br />

flashing with her high-fashion<br />

look and recent rise to<br />

fame. At only 20, she is this issue’s It<br />

Girl. We want to look like her, dress<br />

like her, or just hang with her. What<br />

can we say? We’re smitten with this<br />

California charmer.<br />

In the past two years, Hadid was<br />

named a Sports Illustrated Rookie,<br />

walked in New York Fashion Week,<br />

and modeled for brands like Guess,<br />

Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s<br />

Secret PINK. To add to her resume,<br />

Maybelline recently named her<br />

their 2015 Brand Ambassador.<br />

Her Instagram alone has us swooning<br />

over (and maybe a little jealous of)<br />

her flawless selfies, photos with the<br />

ever fierce #GirlSquad, and glimpses<br />

of her super hot boyfriend, Joe Jonas.<br />

There’s no “Bad Blood” when it comes<br />

to Slay-Z!<br />

<strong>No</strong>t to mention, she exudes a chic,<br />

yet easy-going style. A true master<br />

of an effortless street look, Gigi<br />

is regularly spotted in her staple<br />

boyfriend jeans and tank, and even<br />

on the red carpet, she sticks to her<br />

neutrals to let her natural beauty<br />

shine while still looking ridiculously<br />

glamorous. With cut outs and high<br />

slits, our girl knows how to show off<br />

her supermodel body and still keep<br />

it classy.<br />

Another of the many lessons we’ve<br />

learned from this It Girl is that your<br />

style doesn’t have to remain stationary.<br />

Gigi has said her at-home style in<br />

California is very different from that<br />

when she travels to big cities. On the<br />

West Coast, Gigi’s street style gives off<br />

a boho, Cali girl vibe. But when she’s<br />

in New York, Gigi kicks up the glam<br />

factor by dressing ultra modern and<br />

sleek. She’s bringing a new name to a<br />

bicoastal ease — one Instagram, cat<br />

walk and Starbucks run at a time.<br />

Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi, under Flickr Creative Commons (attribution and sharealike license). <strong>No</strong> changes were made to the photo.<br />

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The<br />

<strong>No</strong>-Excuse<br />

Workout<br />

Small space? <strong>No</strong> equipment? <strong>No</strong> problem.<br />

With all the demands of college, from social events to<br />

study sessions, staying healthy and avoiding the infamous<br />

“Freshman 15” can be tough, especially for girls coming in<br />

without a solid workout routine. Luckily we’ve formulated a<br />

workout you can do at any fitness level, any time you want,<br />

and in virtually any space — even a shoebox dorm.<br />

1. Jumping Jacks (25)<br />

How It Works<br />

Cardio, abs, arms and legs are all included in this highintensity<br />

workout. Complete the circuit two times through,<br />

taking a one-minute break following the Dive Bombers. As<br />

your fitness level builds, you may want to add onto the number<br />

of times you complete the circuit and increase the pace.<br />

Once you’ve finished the circuits, complete the stretches<br />

and rehydrate.<br />

2. Burpees (10)<br />

Start by standing upright, then<br />

squat and jump up. Immediately drop<br />

into a pushup position, do a full pushup,<br />

then jump back into the upright<br />

position and start again.<br />

Model: Brianna Milner<br />

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3. Planks (1 min)<br />

For the first part of the minute,<br />

hold a traditional plank for 15 seconds.<br />

Place your forearms on the floor. Keep<br />

a tight core with your legs straight out<br />

behind you. Make a straight line with<br />

your body making sure not to arch<br />

your back or stick your butt up.<br />

Next complete 15 seconds of commandos.<br />

Start in a traditional plank,<br />

use your right arm to push up onto<br />

your hand, in the process. Follow with<br />

straightening your left arm. Bend<br />

your left arm, and lower back into a<br />

traditional plank. Alternating arms<br />

complete as many of these as possible.<br />

Complete 15 seconds of a rocking<br />

plank. Start in the traditional plank<br />

position. Begin rocking your body<br />

back and forth onto your heels. Keep<br />

your back as flat as possible and your<br />

core tight.<br />

Complete 15 seconds of a side-toside<br />

plank. Start in a traditional plank<br />

position and rotate your core rocking<br />

your hips from right to left. Go as low<br />

to the floor as possible.<br />

4. Reverse<br />

Lunges (20)<br />

Start by stepping forward into a full<br />

lunge. Swing your back leg up in front<br />

of you and straighten your other leg.<br />

Jump up and then back into the lunge<br />

position. Complete 10 on each side.<br />

5. Dive<br />

Bombers (10)<br />

Start in the downward dog position.<br />

Bend your arms and lower yourself<br />

into pushup position. Complete a full<br />

pushup. As you do so, arch your back<br />

and move into upward dog position.<br />

Fall back into downward dog position<br />

to start the next rep.<br />

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6. Stretch<br />

Once you've repeated workouts as<br />

many times as possible, cool down with<br />

a 5-10 minute stretching session.<br />

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Taste of<br />

Tin Top<br />

By Audrey Watford<br />

Located in the heart of the downtown<br />

Tuscaloosa entertainment district,<br />

Tin Top Sports Bar & Grill marries<br />

bar food’s ease and approachability<br />

with a Cajun-style quality. Owner Bob<br />

Hallmark says although sports bars<br />

are usually not associated with good<br />

food, he and his wife, Patty, created<br />

Tin Top with the finest casual dining<br />

in mind. Diners can stop in to shake<br />

off the day over a plate of oysters just<br />

as easily as they can kick off the night<br />

with drinks and appetizers.<br />

The versatile menu fits most appetites<br />

and occasions, be it sharing<br />

sashimi with a date or indulging in<br />

smoked wings with friends. Hallmark’s<br />

personal favorite meal is the<br />

shrimp and gouda grits with crawfish<br />

sauce followed by warm strawberry<br />

bread pudding topped with a white<br />

chocolate drizzle.<br />

Tin Top also has a noteworthy beverage<br />

selection, featuring local craft<br />

beers from Druid City Brewing in<br />

Tuscaloosa, as well as Cahaba and<br />

Avondale Brewing in Birmingham.<br />

Tin Top Manager Daniel Lowery noted<br />

these beers’ rising customer popularity<br />

and daily pairs selections with<br />

single dishes. And if you are not in<br />

the mood for brews, Tin Top offers an<br />

ample selection of wine and cocktails<br />

to sip over dinner. Stop by on Thursday,<br />

Friday and Saturday nights for<br />

live music to accompany your dinner<br />

and drinks.<br />

Tin Top’s most popular drink is none<br />

other than the classic Bushwhacker,<br />

an Alabama year-round staple whether<br />

you’re lounging along the Gulf or<br />

hitting the Tuscaloosa streets after a<br />

game. Our favorite adult milkshake<br />

features 151 rum, Kahlua, white and<br />

dark cream de cocoa, and vanilla ice<br />

cream blended together — then topped<br />

with even more rum. Think of it as<br />

the perfect meal-to-social hour transition<br />

or the middle ground between<br />

cocktails and dessert.<br />

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Easy Eats<br />

on the go<br />

By Lily Shawver<br />

Chocolate Chip<br />

Mug Cake<br />

Late night sweets cravings have<br />

been ruining our healthful eating one<br />

pint of Ben and Jerry’s at a time. But<br />

this butter and oil-less chocolate mug<br />

cake can satisfy your sweet tooth without<br />

busting your diet.<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 tbsp of coconut flour<br />

2 tbsp of quick oats<br />

¼ tsp of baking powder<br />

1 tbsp of Stevia or other sweetener<br />

¼ cup of almond milk<br />

1 large egg white<br />

1 tbsp of chocolate chips<br />

Directions<br />

1. Combine coconut flour, quick oats and<br />

baking powder in a bowl or mug and mix.<br />

2. Add milk and sweetener, continue<br />

stirring until smooth.<br />

3. Use a fork or whisk to beat the egg<br />

white into the batter, making sure it is<br />

fully incorporated.<br />

4. Fold in chocolate chips.<br />

5. Microwave on high for 2½ to 3 minutes<br />

Protein-Packed<br />

Overnight Oats<br />

Are you a breakfast person, but<br />

lacking the morning time to make<br />

it happen? Overnight oats could be<br />

your schedule’s new go-to. This protein-filled<br />

recipe takes zero effort and<br />

will keep you full until lunchtime.<br />

Ingredients<br />

½ cup of quick cook oats<br />

¼ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt<br />

1-2 tbsp of Stevia or other sweetener<br />

½ cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)<br />

½ a scoop of whey protein<br />

1 tbsp of peanut butter<br />

Directions<br />

1. Mix all of your ingredients (except the<br />

peanut butter) in a sealable container.<br />

2. Leave the container of oats in the<br />

fridge overnight.<br />

3. Top with peanut butter and any other<br />

toppings of your choice.<br />

Grab a spoon and enjoy!<br />

Turkey<br />

Avocado Roll-ups<br />

Roll-ups are a great lunch option<br />

for anyone on the go; they’re portable,<br />

healthy, and not to mention, delicious.<br />

Paired with a juicy red apple or baked<br />

chips, this dish creates a perfect quick<br />

and easy meal. <strong>No</strong> silverware required.<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 oz. deli turkey<br />

1 tortilla wrap<br />

1 wedge of Laughing Cow cheese<br />

A hand full of romaine lettuce<br />

¼ of a sliced avocado<br />

¼ cup of diced bell peppers<br />

Directions<br />

1. Spread Laughing Cow cheese on half<br />

of the tortilla wrap.<br />

2. Layer romaine, turkey, sliced avocado<br />

and diced bell peppers onto the tortilla<br />

wrap.<br />

3. Roll up the wrap as tightly as possible.<br />

4. Cut each end off of the wrap.<br />

5. Proceed to cut the rest of the wrap into<br />

½-1 inch pieces.<br />

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Fresh Market<br />

Smart Buys<br />

Must-Tries<br />

With the opening of the Shoppes at<br />

Legacy Park on McFarland Boulevard,<br />

Tuscaloosa is adding to a growing list<br />

of restaurants and retailers. Bed Bath<br />

& Beyond, World Market, Chuy’s and<br />

Dick’s are all here to stay, as is our<br />

new favorite grocery store, The Fresh<br />

Market. Focusing on high-quality produce,<br />

specialty products, and an ample<br />

organic selection, The Fresh Market is<br />

the perfect place to get all your grocery<br />

shopping done, and with some tips, you<br />

might even save a little money.<br />

Money Saving Tips<br />

Take advantage of $3.99 Tuesdays<br />

— On Tuesdays boneless, skinless<br />

chicken breast and ground chuck<br />

are both $3.99 a pound. Both versatile<br />

proteins are perfect for freezing<br />

to cook later. If you’re nervous about<br />

handling raw chicken, the meat counter<br />

will cut and package your selections<br />

however you like.<br />

$ We also highly recommend trying<br />

their pre-made choices like their chicken<br />

roll ups, which are an easy and delicious<br />

option for a busy college student.<br />

Make nice with the bakery. Ever<br />

make just a couple burgers then have<br />

six extra buns leftover that end up getting<br />

tossed? The Fresh Market bakery<br />

handles this wasteful dilemma by<br />

selling buns and other bread in small<br />

batches.<br />

$ Go online or pick up an in-store<br />

print of the weekly specials. They offer<br />

ideas of what you can make for the<br />

week and what will also be on sale.<br />

$ Get the gang together for a<br />

Thursday Little Big Meal. For $20<br />

you select one of two types of meat,<br />

then add a produce, dairy, rice or pasta,<br />

and a bakery selection. By splitting<br />

the $20 among the group, dinner is a<br />

great deal.<br />

$ Fresh Market is all about sampling.<br />

So if you are not sure if splurging<br />

on the organic, gluten-free, sugar-free,<br />

antioxidant-rich fungi cookies<br />

is worth it, just ask an employee to try<br />

them! They will be happy to open up a<br />

bag for you with no charge. Or if you’re<br />

in the salad line and not sure which olives<br />

you like, just try one. They would<br />

much rather you not go home disappointed.<br />

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Must-Tries<br />

›› The fresh nut butters, by the<br />

produce, have a station where customers<br />

can freshly grind their own peanut<br />

butter, almond butter or honey roasted<br />

peanut butter. With no added preservatives,<br />

it makes a great option for<br />

your nut-butter needs.<br />

›› The smoothie, juice, gelato and<br />

specialty coffee bar. All of their juices<br />

are freshly made in store with the<br />

same produce that’s on display for<br />

shoppers and with no added sugar.<br />

They have all kinds of juices such as<br />

apple, carrot, orange, beet and ginger.<br />

You can even get the wheat grass shots<br />

added. The most popular juice is the<br />

apple, kale and ginger. Or if you would<br />

rather someone else make a smoothie<br />

for you, go for their most popular: the<br />

green smoothie, which has a healthy<br />

amount of kale. And don’t forget to<br />

grab a scoop of gelato or latte for a<br />

sweet treat as you peruse.<br />

›› Have you tried their chocolate<br />

chunk cookies? Go right now. <strong>No</strong> joke.<br />

›› The pre-made meals and caprese<br />

pizza. All of the salads, sandwiches,<br />

sushi and pizza are made fresh<br />

daily. Take a break from campus by<br />

grabbing lunch to go or stay for your<br />

lunch break.<br />

›› Make your own chocolate bars.<br />

Fresh Market has sugar free chocolate<br />

ideal for sweet tooths. Melt the chocolate<br />

and create your own chocolate covered<br />

delights or cool completely after<br />

melting to make perfect bites.<br />

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Cold Weather<br />

MEALS<br />

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When cool<br />

weather moves<br />

in, we flock to<br />

sweatpants and all<br />

things warmingly<br />

decadent —<br />

the latter often<br />

reinforcing the<br />

former. We’ve got<br />

a week’s worth<br />

of affordable,<br />

wholesome meals<br />

that are just as<br />

delicious as they<br />

are easy to make.<br />

The plus? Many<br />

of the grocery<br />

list items are<br />

interchangeable,<br />

and meals are<br />

next-day friendly.<br />

Fiesta Night is Chicken<br />

Tortilla Soup Night<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 ½ lbs of chicken<br />

4-5 cups of chicken broth<br />

1 can (10 oz) of diced tomatoes<br />

1 small onion<br />

4 cloves of garlic<br />

2 ½ tsp of chili powder<br />

1 can (14 oz) of corn<br />

1 can (14 oz) of black beans<br />

¼ cup of cilantro<br />

1 tsp each of salt & pepper<br />

1 bag of white corn tortillas<br />

1 cup of shredded mexican mix cheese<br />

Directions<br />

Pour chicken broth and diced tomatoes<br />

into a crock pot, add onion, garlic,<br />

chili powder, corn, drained beans and<br />

rinsed, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cut<br />

chicken breast in 4 pieces and add to<br />

pot. Let cook on low for 6 hours, or until<br />

chicken is cooked through. Chicken<br />

should start to fall apart; let it shred or<br />

use a fork to shred. Serve warm with<br />

your choice of tortilla strips, chips,<br />

cheese or all three.<br />

To give the soup an extra kick, add<br />

a 4 oz can of green chiles.<br />

Mama Mia, Let’s<br />

Have Some Baked Ziti<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 lb of ground beef<br />

1 cup of onions<br />

1 tsp of garlic powder<br />

2 cloves of garlic<br />

1 tsp of oregano, dried leaves<br />

1 tsp each of salt & pepper<br />

1 cup of chicken broth<br />

1 lb of Ziti pasta, cooked and drained<br />

1 jar (24 oz) of meatless sauce<br />

1 tbsp of olive oil<br />

2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese<br />

1 cup of grated parmesan cheese<br />

Portobello mushrooms (optional)<br />

Directions<br />

Preheat oven to 350. In a large<br />

skillet, heat oil and cook onions for 8<br />

minutes, then add garlic and cook for<br />

1 minute. Add the meat and cook till<br />

there is no more pink. Drain the meat,<br />

and add sauce, chicken broth, onion<br />

powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt<br />

and pepper. Heat the sauce through.<br />

Place half of the cooked ziti in an oven-safe<br />

13x9 baking dish. Then pour<br />

1 to 1 ½ cups of sauce over the ziti.<br />

Sprinkle 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese<br />

and Parmesan cheese over the pasta<br />

and sauce. Repeat the next layer with<br />

remaining ingredients, topping it with<br />

the remainder of cheese. Cover with<br />

aluminum foil and place in the oven to<br />

bake for 20 minutes. Cook till golden<br />

brown and cheese is melted.<br />

If you like mushrooms, add<br />

sliced portobello mushrooms to the<br />

sauces just after adding them in<br />

the skillet.<br />

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Chickening Out?<br />

Try Baked Chicken<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 or 4 chicken breasts<br />

2 tbsp of olive oil<br />

1 tsp oregano<br />

1 tsp of parsley<br />

½ tsp of onion powder<br />

½ tsp of thyme<br />

½ tsp of garlic powder<br />

1 tsp each of salt & pepper<br />

1 lemon<br />

Directions<br />

Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and<br />

pound chicken breast lightly. Pour olive<br />

oil in a 13x9 baking dish and lightly<br />

coat the chicken breasts. In a small<br />

bowl, whisk together oregano, parsley,<br />

onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper.<br />

Spread mixture on chicken breasts<br />

and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins<br />

(until thermometer reads 160-170 degrees).<br />

Cover with foil and let sit for 5<br />

minutes before slicing.<br />

For a touch of citrus flavor, cut a<br />

lemon in half and squeeze lemon juice<br />

on the chicken just before serving.<br />

Chill, It’s Just Chili<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 lb of ground beef<br />

4 tbsp of olive oil<br />

1 can (14 oz) of black beans<br />

1 can (14 oz) of kidney beans<br />

1 can (14 oz) of pinto beans<br />

1 can (14 oz) of chili beans<br />

1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes<br />

1 tsp of oregano<br />

1 onion, chopped<br />

1 green bell pepper<br />

1 tsp each of salt & pepper<br />

1 tsp of minced garlic<br />

1 can (14 oz) of corn<br />

Shredded cheese (optional)<br />

Sour cream (optional)<br />

Directions<br />

In a large skillet, cook the ground<br />

beef on medium, medium-high until no<br />

longer pink. Drain the meat, and put<br />

meat in oiled crock pot. Add remaining<br />

ingredients and let cook for 6 hours.<br />

Serve warm and add toppings like<br />

cheese and sour cream.<br />

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Let’s Have a Toast<br />

for Pot Roast<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 lbs of chuck roast<br />

1 small bag of baby carrots<br />

1 tsp of garlic powder<br />

2 tsp of onion powder<br />

6-8 chopped potatoes (any variety)<br />

1 ½ cup of chicken or beef Broth<br />

1 tsp each of salt & pepper<br />

Directions<br />

Add all ingredients to a crockpot<br />

and allow to cook for 7 hours,<br />

or until potatoes and meat are<br />

fully cooked.<br />

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Features<br />

Golden Hour<br />

Holiday Makeup<br />

Show Me the Money<br />

Clean and Green<br />

Swipe Right<br />

38<br />

44<br />

48<br />

54<br />

57<br />

Blue top: Peirson Rogers, student designer<br />

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GOL<br />

DEN<br />

HOUR<br />

Photos by: Emily Heath, Ramsey Griffin<br />

Styled by: Samantha Cupero,<br />

Deven Feldstein<br />

Makeup by: Aramis Harmon<br />

Models: Brianna Milner,<br />

Berta Amelinaite, Hannah Jones<br />

With the sun setting and evening cooling off,<br />

the thrill of possibility is endless — anything can<br />

happen. In Alabama and across the American<br />

South, <strong>No</strong>vember is that golden hour — at least<br />

for fashion anyway. It’s the perfect time to mix<br />

and match; summer and winter harmonize,<br />

and your wardrobe should follow. To layer<br />

your look with the best of both seasons, pair<br />

tank tops and earthy jewelry with all the best<br />

textures and tones of fall — fringe, leather,<br />

and suede, rich burgundy, olive, charcoal. Who<br />

says you can’t have both? Work hard, play hard.<br />

After all, we’re in college - it’s time to embrace<br />

the golden hour.<br />

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Romper: Ellie Crimson, $54<br />

Necklace: Ellie Crimson, $16<br />

Vest: Az Well, $50<br />

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Bangles on far right: Francesca’s; $24<br />

Hat: Az Well; $30<br />

Fringe top: Az Well, $40<br />

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Outfit: Ellie Crimson<br />

(Jewelry $16; Dress $35; Vest $38)<br />

Outfit: Az Well<br />

(Vest $45; Skirt $27)<br />

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Jacket: Francesca's, $58<br />

Necklace: Francesca's, $18<br />

Dress: Az Well<br />

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<strong>Alice</strong> <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 [41]


Coming home for the holiday break<br />

doesn’t mean a hold on your social<br />

life. Between holiday parties, family<br />

gatherings, and New Years soirees,<br />

you’re not slowing down anytime soon.<br />

Impress friends and family with these<br />

two sure-fire looks to celebrate the<br />

holiday season.<br />

Night Out with Friends<br />

After a long week of holiday socializing,<br />

turn to the Maybelline Instant<br />

Age Rewind Concealer for a freshfaced<br />

look after applying moisturizer.<br />

Use the Urban Decay Naked Flushed<br />

Palette to bring out your cheekbones,<br />

and the blush to pull it all together.<br />

Use gold and black tones to draw<br />

your eyes in with the Urban Decay<br />

Cosmetics Naked 2 Palette.<br />

Finish off your look with a generous<br />

coat of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes<br />

4-in-1 Mascara.<br />

For a pop of color that’s sure to stun<br />

your friends use Mac’s Flat Out Fabulous<br />

lipstick.<br />

For an extra chic look flat iron your<br />

hair for silkiness and shine.<br />

Models: Tanner Fant, Kryssalyn Bayne<br />

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New Years Eve Look<br />

Start this look with a high coverage<br />

foundation and use the Anastasia<br />

Beverly Hills Contour Kit to set your<br />

under eyes and contour your face. Use<br />

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette<br />

to highlight your cheekbones and apply<br />

blush on the apples of your cheeks.<br />

It’s crucial to prime your eyes before<br />

applying this defined look. For this, we<br />

recommend Urban Decay Cosmetics<br />

Eye Shadow Primer Potion, then use<br />

the Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked<br />

Smoky Palette and the Urban Decay<br />

Cosmetics Naked 2 Palette to create a<br />

dramatic smokey eye with gold tones.<br />

Top it off with dark, winged eyeliner<br />

with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof<br />

Liquid Eye Liner and several coats of<br />

Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-<br />

in-1 Mascara.<br />

Give your lips a nice pop of color<br />

with Mac Red. Finish off the look<br />

with a couple of spritz of Urban Decay<br />

All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup<br />

Setting Spray.<br />

To pull the look all together, use a<br />

2-inch curling iron to give yourself big<br />

loose curls.<br />

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By Becca Murdoch & Laura Testino<br />

Georgia Floyd wants to<br />

work to live, not live to<br />

work. The family and<br />

goal-oriented University<br />

of Alabama senior is<br />

currently studying chemical engineering<br />

and has started on her MBA. To<br />

her, the field is appealing because of its<br />

stability and salary — one that may be<br />

high, but statistically, not equal for all<br />

employees.<br />

Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor<br />

Statistics does not have wage gap<br />

statistics for chemical engineers in<br />

particular, it does report that women<br />

working full time are earning about<br />

81.5 percent of the wages of their male<br />

counterpart for architecture and engineering<br />

occupations.<br />

Over a 40-year career, Floyd would<br />

make 18.5 percent less than her male<br />

counterpart; to make the same amount<br />

of money as a male in those 40 years,<br />

she would have to work an extra<br />

nine years.<br />

And Floyd does not want to to live<br />

to work.<br />

“I don’t think that I’m the type of<br />

person who’s just like, ‘Work, work,<br />

work, work, work,’ for the rest of my<br />

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics<br />

life,” Floyd said. “You know, not giving<br />

time for anything else.”<br />

According to the 2013 study by the<br />

Bureau of Labor Statistics, women<br />

working full time in the 20-24 year old<br />

age range earned 89.8 percent of men’s<br />

salaries. This wage gap, though recently<br />

shrinking, still poses concerns<br />

to women who are graduating college<br />

with the same degrees as men, yet not<br />

reaping the same benefits.<br />

This gap widens as women age and<br />

continue careers in their respective<br />

fields. When women working full time<br />

enter the 35-44 year old age range,<br />

they earn roughly 80 percent to every<br />

dollar their male counterparts earn.<br />

With each passing decade, their earning<br />

potential diminishes.<br />

Preparation for College Women<br />

Travis Railsback, executive director<br />

of the University of Alabama’s Career<br />

Center, serves students by helping<br />

them to explore, prepare and connect<br />

for future careers. When advising students,<br />

especially women, Railsback<br />

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gives attention to the lack of equity for<br />

women in the workplace.<br />

“We do talk about the mid-career<br />

gap when we’re talking with women in<br />

these classes,” he says. “We’re talking<br />

about the reality of what this wage gap<br />

is and put them in the best position in<br />

order to make them aware of [the wage<br />

gap] and how it could come into play,<br />

but also make sure we’ve given them<br />

the tools that they’re able to effectively<br />

speak for themselves when they’re going<br />

into that salary negotiation.”<br />

Railsback and fellow staff at the<br />

UA Career Center noticed the demand<br />

for women-focused career preparation<br />

and responded with a program known<br />

as Start Smart, an initiative aimed at<br />

educating women on expected salaries<br />

and responsibilities, and preparing<br />

them to enter the job market.<br />

“We’ve partnered for years with the<br />

Women and Gender Resource Center,<br />

and we actually do offer workshops<br />

that target women,” Railsback says.<br />

“We specifically talk on the front end<br />

about the wage gap as it is out there,<br />

and we talk about strategies that women<br />

can employ.”<br />

As the program coordinator for the<br />

WGRC, Paige Miller helps coordinate<br />

the Start Smart program. The American<br />

Association of University Women<br />

— a nonprofit of more than 130 years<br />

— created the program and provides<br />

its audiences with strategies backed<br />

by statistics, including how the gender<br />

wage gap changes over time.<br />

“There would be a smaller [wage]<br />

discrepancy when you first start out,<br />

but what happens is that it grows over<br />

time, depending on what kind of job<br />

you have — your trajectory level,”<br />

Miller says.<br />

A discrepancy of what may be<br />

$2,000 at an entry-level job eventually<br />

expands when that salary becomes<br />

the base for percentage-based raises<br />

or bonuses. This can potentially affect<br />

candidacy for a promotion within the<br />

company.<br />

“So if you start out with less, you’re<br />

going to end up with a bigger gap as<br />

you go along,” Miller says.<br />

The Balancing Act<br />

Many women, like Floyd, hope to<br />

balance a family life and a career. The<br />

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ findings<br />

on women’s earnings reveal a sharp<br />

disparity between the earnings of married<br />

versus unmarried women. Women<br />

who never marry earn 95.2 percent of<br />

what men earn, while women who marry<br />

and have a spouse present earn 78<br />

percent of a male’s earnings.<br />

While these statistics do not prove<br />

that marriage is the only factor for an<br />

increased wage gap, they reveal that<br />

having a family in addition to a career<br />

inversely correlate with women’s salaries.<br />

A lower salary could stem from a<br />

smaller offer for the same responsibilities<br />

as their male counterpart or from<br />

a lack of promotion offers.<br />

As part of Start Smart, women are<br />

encouraged to take note of this statistic<br />

and remember that employers cannot<br />

legally gather information about<br />

an employee’s family life in order to<br />

make hiring decisions.<br />

“I would encourage people, if they<br />

felt like that was the case — that<br />

they’ve been passed over... and you<br />

have evidence where you suspect that<br />

it’s because you have a family or the<br />

perception of your reliability based on<br />

that — certainly it would be within<br />

that person’s right to report that discrimination,”<br />

Miller says.<br />

With the increased awareness of a<br />

gender wage gap, companies have shifted<br />

their focus to create family-friendly<br />

work environments in contrast to the<br />

traditional work-centric atmosphere.<br />

But changes in the workplace can<br />

only move so far without reflecting<br />

cultural repercussions.<br />

Tradition speaks to women tending<br />

family needs more often than men.<br />

Lisa Dorr, an associate professor and<br />

associate dean of the UA College of<br />

Arts and Sciences, says this can put<br />

women who value both their family and<br />

career in a tough position. To Dorr, the<br />

larger battle is the emphasis Americans<br />

place on succeeding in the professional<br />

realm. She said Americans see<br />

working extra hours as noble and admirable,<br />

something which is difficult<br />

to do for women trying to care for their

families and bolster a thriving career.<br />

“We talk about being family friendly<br />

and caring about families but we<br />

really don’t care about families,” she<br />

says. “If you want to succeed in a public<br />

world, I think many women feel like<br />

you essentially have to be a man.”<br />

Dorr says she has been fortunate<br />

to have bosses who respect the multiple<br />

roles of each employee, an attitude<br />

she thinks is valuable in the workplace.<br />

She advises women to speak up, and<br />

not hesitate in making demands, both<br />

in salary, scheduling and negotiations.<br />

For example, simple requests like<br />

agreeing to ignore emails on Saturday<br />

mornings, are relevant and necessary.<br />

“So when you walk into your first<br />

interview, and someone offers you<br />

a job, no matter what they say in<br />

terms of salary, wait 10 seconds and<br />

ask for more,” Dorr says. “Because<br />

they expect it of men and will respect<br />

you for it.”<br />

Understanding Equal Pay for<br />

Equal Responsibility<br />

Whether a woman has a family life<br />

or not, negotiating in an interview<br />

provides the benefit of demanding<br />

an equal pay for equal responsibility,<br />

which can make a large difference over<br />

the lifetime of a career.<br />

“As long as women aren’t making<br />

as much as men, for the same jobs, the<br />

same responsibilities, it means that<br />

it’s much harder for women to be independent,”<br />

says Utz McKnight, chair of<br />

UA’s Department of Gender and Race<br />

Studies and political science professor.<br />

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Equal responsibility requires looking<br />

beyond a job title. It means recognizing<br />

specific tasks associated with a<br />

job that then may differ between employees<br />

depending on gender. Women<br />

should not be expected to work twice<br />

as hard for the same pay as men, McKnight<br />

says.<br />

Finding wage equality for equal responsibility<br />

requires companies to go<br />

beyond hiring women just to satisfy<br />

the law and equal representation politics.<br />

This can be difficult to do, McKnight<br />

says, because many Americans<br />

believe equal representation is already<br />

established fully in the law. He says it<br />

will be difficult to make more progress<br />

without a social movement on behalf<br />

of women.<br />

“I think that’s the way to approach<br />

wage gap, is to say, ‘In America, in a<br />

democracy, if you can get away with<br />

paying somebody less because they’re<br />

a woman or black, should you?’” McKnight<br />

says. “And the answer should be,<br />

‘<strong>No</strong>.’ <strong>No</strong>t, ‘oops.’”<br />

McKnight says the information on<br />

women’s pay collected from the current<br />

generation of college students might<br />

raise awareness, but more should<br />

be done.<br />

“And there are barriers to collecting<br />

the information, and we need to push<br />

past them,” McKnight says. “There<br />

are the politics of that, and then also<br />

we need to re-envision the way we<br />

think of gender in the workplace.”<br />

While women in the current generation<br />

do not have to fight gender discrimination<br />

to enroll in higher level<br />

education — they currently account<br />

for more than half of the UA student<br />

population — there are still considerable<br />

challenges to be faced in the<br />

realm of equality. Only time will reveal<br />

if women today will experience<br />

the same phenomenon of those before<br />

them: an increasing wage gap over<br />

time. Working women in their 30s are<br />

still feeling the legacy effects of gender<br />

discrimination from past generations,<br />

and those in their 40s are deep in<br />

those repercussions.<br />

Moving Forward<br />

Despite their historical underrepresentation<br />

in certain fields, Railsback<br />

says women are now being<br />

sought out by more and more companies<br />

— and not just as a part of a<br />

diversity initiative.<br />

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“It won’t surprise you to know,<br />

traditionally, women have had higher<br />

graduation rates [than men], women<br />

have had higher GPAs,” he says.<br />

“Clearly that’s a huge percentage, and<br />

a large percentage of companies would<br />

be foolish to ignore that talent pool.”<br />

Floyd chose to apply for a co-op<br />

position, and was selected to work at<br />

Eastman Chemical Company for three<br />

semesters. When Floyd began applying<br />

for co-ops, she said UA advisers<br />

pointed her toward Eastman because<br />

the company is known to be respectful<br />

of women in the workplace.<br />

“[Eastman] made it very hard [to<br />

know what kind of company I’d like<br />

to be at], because I know that there’s<br />

probably not going to be many companies<br />

like them, and I think they kind<br />

of spoiled me,” Floyd says. “I definitely<br />

think that I thrive in that type of<br />

environment, so now I know what to<br />

look for.”<br />

While some companies boast a family-friendly<br />

work environment, others<br />

expect a career-centric lifestyle, at<br />

least for the first few years of employment.<br />

Either way, Railsback says companies<br />

are usually upfront about their<br />

expectations when hiring.<br />

In addition, women appear to be<br />

utilizing career preparation resources<br />

more than men at the University of Alabama,<br />

Railsback says. Out-attending<br />

men at almost every career fair and<br />

event, except for the Technical Career<br />

Fair, women seem to be more keen on<br />

taking advantage of opportunities afforded<br />

by the University. With a power<br />

system in place that has historically<br />

favored men in the job market, women<br />

see that they have to work even harder<br />

to prepare for future careers.<br />

“I can say that other students might<br />

be too confident and not think that<br />

they need to take advantage of those<br />

[resources], and that doesn’t necessarily<br />

happen along gender lines,”<br />

Railsback says. “But other students,<br />

women included, may realize, ‘Hey, I<br />

should put in the work here and really<br />

do everything I need to do [to start<br />

my career].’”<br />

$40.0/1.00 = 40 years<br />

$40.0/.815 = 49 years<br />

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Vegan<br />

Smart & Safe<br />

By Lauren Lane<br />

According to the Vegetarian Resource<br />

Group, the number of Americans<br />

who eat a vegan diet has doubled<br />

in the past five years—and for good<br />

reason. A diet that removes animal<br />

products, like meat, eggs and dairy,<br />

has been proven to provide both immediate<br />

and long-lasting benefits. Even<br />

iconic celebrities like Beyonce, Ellen<br />

Degeneres, Carrie Underwood, Ellie<br />

Goulding and Ariana Grande swear by<br />

the lifestyle; so why not give it a try?<br />

While going vegan in college can<br />

seem overwhelming, expensive and<br />

even dangerous, the lifestyle is actually<br />

very adoptable. Check out our tips<br />

for how to live a safe and satisfying<br />

vegan lifestyle, and you’ll be on well on<br />

your way to having more energy, glowing<br />

skin and a leaner body.<br />

1. Get to the grocery store<br />

How you look is a reflection of what<br />

you’ve been putting in your body, so if<br />

you want to glow from the inside out,<br />

it’s time to start eating more fresh and<br />

nutrient-dense foods. Energy-dense<br />

foods such as hamburgers and ice<br />

cream will fill you up with loads of<br />

calories and saturated fat, but nutrient-dense<br />

foods such as spinach and<br />

whole grains will fill you up with the<br />

vitamins you need to fight off sickness<br />

and lose unwanted fat. Fill up your<br />

grocery basket with both fresh and<br />

frozen fruits and vegetables, beans,<br />

whole-grain bread, rice, pasta, hummus,<br />

oatmeal, and nut butters.<br />

2. Don’t be afraid to experiment<br />

Explore your local grocery store or<br />

farmer’s market for healthy meat and<br />

dairy substitutes you may not have considered<br />

before. Coconut-based yogurt,<br />

black bean burgers, cashew milk ice<br />

cream and tofu are all delicious examples<br />

of vegan options that can replace<br />

some of your favorite non-vegan foods.<br />

Just be mindful that vegan ice cream<br />

is still a dessert. If you’re still intimidated,<br />

Pinterest can help you out with<br />

hundreds of pins on how to seamlessly<br />

incorporate these foods into your diet.<br />

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3. Start with supplements<br />

The eventual goal of a vegan diet<br />

is eliminating the need for a multivitamin,<br />

except for B12, which can be<br />

taken weekly. But when you’re just<br />

starting out, find a multivitamin that<br />

covers all bases, especially Iron, Vitamin<br />

C, Calcium and Vitamin B. You<br />

may want to make a food journal for<br />

the first few weeks, checking each day<br />

to see if you are getting enough macro<br />

and micronutrients.<br />

4. Clean your plate<br />

Founder of the successful McDougall<br />

Diet program, Dr. John McDougall,<br />

suggests listening to your hunger<br />

and satiety cues throughout the day to<br />

determine when to eat. Whether that<br />

means eating five times a day or three<br />

square meals, vegans are encouraged<br />

to eat as much as they want, as long as<br />

they are abiding by a plant-based diet.<br />

This means eating mostly whole grains<br />

and starches, fruits, vegetables, beans,<br />

and nuts and seeds.<br />

5. Be exotic<br />

Stray away from strictly American<br />

and fast food restaurants that may<br />

have a hard time accommodating your<br />

vegan diet and instead opt for cuisine<br />

from around the world. Chinese,<br />

Italian, Indian and Japanese restaurants<br />

all offer plenty of menu items<br />

or options suitable for a plant-based<br />

diet. Even pizza joints, such as Mellow<br />

Mushroom and Domino’s, offer<br />

vegan and cheese-free pizzas loaded<br />

with veggies.<br />

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By Becca Murdoch<br />

Model: Donna Pate<br />

<strong>No</strong>pe.<br />

<strong>No</strong> thank you.<br />

<strong>No</strong>t a chance in hell.<br />

These were just a few — and some<br />

of my milder thoughts — on using<br />

millennial dating app/hook-up platform,<br />

Tinder. We’ve all heard horror<br />

stories about online dating, most of<br />

them the warnings of our tech-wary<br />

mothers, and we’ve all made our fair<br />

share of snarky comments about apps<br />

like Tinder.<br />

I am not excluding myself from the<br />

mix. I too resisted Tinder from the getgo,<br />

but out of curiosity found myself<br />

downloading the app and consequently<br />

spending hours swiping away through<br />

hundreds of Tuscaloosa’s most eligible<br />

bachelors. Despite matching with<br />

quite a few guys, I refused to pull the<br />

trigger and let anything happen.<br />

Call it what you will — my mother’s<br />

warnings subconsciously warding<br />

me off, fear of being kidnapped<br />

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Taken style, or sheer apathy on my<br />

part toward any of these suitors. For<br />

some reason, Tinder just wasn’t going<br />

to happen for me.<br />

That was true until I was assigned<br />

this story and bit the metaphorical<br />

bullet for the sake of journalistic integrity.<br />

Sorry, mom, your daughter is<br />

going on a Tinder date.<br />

The Reflection<br />

A year ago, the idea of a pseudo-date<br />

with a complete and total stranger was<br />

completely out of the realm of possibility.<br />

I thought there were only a few<br />

options for how that encounter would<br />

transpire: a) I am immediately kidnapped<br />

and murdered, proving every<br />

parent’s paranoid neuroses to be true,<br />

b) I am paralyzed with anxiety and<br />

have absolutely nothing interesting<br />

to say at all, or c) they are the most<br />

boring person to ever grace the planet,<br />

and I will have to listen to them tell me<br />

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about their super-rad intramural team<br />

and how much they dominate on the<br />

field/court/whatever.<br />

Present-day Becca has found life<br />

to be so weird, wonderful and terrible<br />

that these fears do not affect her much.<br />

The worst thing that could happen is I<br />

lose half an hour of my day to no benefit.<br />

I mean, murder is of course always<br />

the worst-case scenario, but the probability<br />

of that happening is so slim, I’m<br />

not going to lose any sleep over it.<br />

The Prep<br />

First comes the profile, then comes<br />

marriage, then comes an embarrassing<br />

story to tell your future grandchildren.<br />

Thankfully, Tinder is linked to<br />

Facebook, which removes the hurdle of<br />

coming up with the perfect username<br />

to encompass the entirety of your totally<br />

desirable personality.<br />

<strong>No</strong>w for the pictures; it’s time to<br />

cultivate the most alluring version of<br />

yourself without borderline catfishing<br />

the person on the receiving end.<br />

For people like me who rarely upload<br />

any photos, this is where Tinder<br />

gets tricky.<br />

Do you use the picture from two<br />

years ago where you look like you almost<br />

have abs? What about that picture<br />

of you and your dog? Does that<br />

make you look like a sensitive animal<br />

lover? Does that even matter?<br />

Maybe it’s safer to go with a few<br />

recent tagged pictures, the ones that<br />

show that you have friends and like<br />

to have a good time, but are also very<br />

down-to-earth and low maintenance.<br />

With pictures carefully, but not too<br />

carefully selected, we’re on to the bio.<br />

How do you show that you’re witty<br />

and cool without seeming like you’re<br />

trying too hard to appear witty and<br />

cool? In my case, a Drake lyric is the<br />

obvious choice.<br />

<strong>No</strong>w that my profile is set, I’m feeling<br />

pretty confident. I change the dis-

covery settings to a more limited and<br />

far less creepy age range than 18-50<br />

years old and adjust the location settings<br />

to show only people within a 15-<br />

mile radius. I am not taking a road<br />

trip for a Tinder date.<br />

The Swipes<br />

The hunt is on. I start swiping right<br />

for the cuties with potential and left<br />

for the hard passes – there is a significantly<br />

higher rate of left swipes.<br />

The Tuscaloosa Tinder population is<br />

slightly disappointing and led me to<br />

developing a list of red flags that issued<br />

immediate left swipes.<br />

Becca’s List of For Sure <strong>No</strong>-Go's<br />

• Group Pictures – Which one are<br />

you? There is no way anyone would<br />

hide themselves in a picture with 50<br />

other dudes if they have a reasonably<br />

human-looking face. I am not going to<br />

play I Spy in your pledge class photo.<br />

There is no way not to be disappointed<br />

in this situation.<br />

• Sunglasses – Or really any other<br />

instance of intentional face concealment.<br />

I don’t know if you just don’t<br />

have any good face pics or if you’re trying<br />

to hide a Sloth-from-the-Gooniesesque<br />

disfiguration, but either way,<br />

I’m wary.<br />

• Blatant Display of Alcoholism –<br />

Why do you have to be double-fisting<br />

two Natty Lights in your very first<br />

picture? I get it, you are clearly killing<br />

it at college, but this is just tasteless,<br />

and not just because it’s Natty Light.<br />

By the way, ew.<br />

• Confederate Flags – Does this really<br />

need an explanation? Please don’t<br />

be this person or ever swipe right for<br />

this person.<br />

As for the bios, I found most to be<br />

fairly bland and vague. Hoping to find<br />

one potential soulmate that also used<br />

a Drake lyric to sum themselves up, I<br />

was unfortunately disappointed.<br />

The Chat<br />

After swiping for what felt like an<br />

infinity of basic boys, I accumulated<br />

a handful of possible date mates. In a<br />

bit of a time crunch due to the article’s<br />

deadline, I sent the first shout into the<br />

romantic void, a shining example of a<br />

modern, independent feminist woman’s<br />

power in the dating world. My<br />

first message, you ask?<br />

Hi<br />

And so the small talk begins. Where<br />

are you from? What are you studying?<br />

Insert light-hearted attempts at banter<br />

here.<br />

With such a short window of time to<br />

charm my matches, it was up to me to<br />

suggest a meet-up with one of the more<br />

promising (and clearly interested) candidates.<br />

The ball was in my court and I<br />

decided to play it safe, and what’s safer<br />

than Sunday lunch at Chipotle?<br />

The Date<br />

I arrived at Chipotle precisely at<br />

our agreed meeting time, and then<br />

proceeded to wait 10 minutes for my<br />

match to make an appearance. Okay,<br />

so he didn’t look exactly like his profile<br />

picture and could have done without<br />

the faded Bama baseball cap, but<br />

I didn’t feel completely hoodwinked by<br />

his profile.<br />

Our next half hour was spent<br />

playing the traditional dating get-toknow-you<br />

game. We talked about our<br />

hometowns and majors, devoting a<br />

surprising amount of time to discussing<br />

autumnal weather and wardrobe.<br />

He talked more; I was fine listening<br />

and eating my burrito bowl. Conversation<br />

flowed with some bumps that were<br />

few and far between.<br />

It was a fine way to spend my Sunday<br />

afternoon. I didn’t feel a world-shaking<br />

spark or irresistible chemistry but<br />

also didn’t find myself sold into the<br />

sex-slave trade the next morning, so I<br />

would chalk this date up to a win.<br />

Tinder might not be my preferred<br />

way to find love, but I can’t deny that<br />

it removes some of the coy complications<br />

of dating. People on Tinder are<br />

typically clear with their intentions,<br />

virtuous or otherwise. Or at least they<br />

are when they’re not using the app as<br />

a façade for an attempt at investigative<br />

journalism.<br />

To all you Tinder enthusiasts out<br />

there, keep on swiping.<br />

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Bourbon Street<br />

By Katie Huff<br />

Away game weekends transform a normally bustling<br />

Tuscaloosa into a ghost town, and if it’s not time for a trip<br />

home or to couch surf at your friends’ schools, you’re bound<br />

for a Netflix and Crimson To Go weekend. But why settle<br />

for the routine when you’re only a five-hour drive to the<br />

Bayou paradise of New Orleans, Louisiana? We took the<br />

liberty to break down your Big Easy itinerary for you, so<br />

there’s no excuse not to hit the road.<br />

Photos submitted by Ellen Johnson<br />

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Day 1<br />

9 a.m. If you go to New Orleans<br />

and don’t make the pilgrimage to<br />

Café du Monde, did you really go?<br />

At first glance the line may deter<br />

your intentions, but trust<br />

us, it moves quick thanks to a<br />

well-versed wait staff. Order a<br />

heaping mound of powdered sugar-covered<br />

beignets to dunk in<br />

a signature cafe au lait — or a<br />

hot chocolate for non-coffee lovers.<br />

Think of it as New Orleans’<br />

power breakfast.<br />

10 a.m. After you clean the<br />

powdered sugar off your face,<br />

walk across the street to Jackson<br />

Square, a park in the heart<br />

of the French Quarter with the<br />

stunning St. Louis Cathedral<br />

framing the backdrop. Peruse<br />

the various street artists and<br />

performers surrounding Jackson<br />

Square for just a taste of<br />

the art and culture rampant in<br />

New Orleans.<br />

12 p.m. Time to refuel after<br />

your French Quarter excursions,<br />

and our pick is none other<br />

than a New Orleans’ classic:<br />

the po’boy. While almost every<br />

menu boasts its own version of<br />

these bad boys, Johnny’s is the<br />

best. It’s a hole-in-the-wall, but<br />

once you catch a whiff of the<br />

Beignets at Cafe du Monde<br />

Jackson Square, with St. Louis Cathedral in background<br />

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delicious eats inside, you’ll understand<br />

the hype. Shrimp, crawfish<br />

and roast beef po’boys are<br />

highly recommended.<br />

1 p.m. Next, venture to Magazine<br />

Street for shopping and<br />

enjoy winding in and out of the<br />

unique boutiques and art galleries.<br />

Track down thrift stores for<br />

one-of-a-kind items, and head to<br />

Peaches Records for everything<br />

from the Clueless soundtrack<br />

to Outkast.<br />

3 p.m. Take a streetcar from<br />

the French Quarter to the Garden<br />

District. <strong>No</strong>t only will you<br />

give your tired feet a rest, but<br />

venturing into the Garden District<br />

is a great way to see more<br />

of the city and get the true New<br />

Orleans experience.<br />

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shops on Frenchmen Street<br />

7 p.m. Ready for some authentic<br />

Cajun delicacies? Head to the<br />

Gumbo Shop and try the namesake<br />

— either chicken or seafood<br />

gumbo.<br />

9 p.m. After eating dinner, it’s<br />

finally time to explore Bourbon<br />

Street. Most bars are open 24/7,<br />

but the festivities don’t begin until<br />

later in the night. Don’t forget<br />

to get your fill of daiquiris and<br />

hand grenades — it wouldn’t be<br />

the New Orleans nightlife without<br />

them.<br />

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House of Blues<br />

Local tip: College-aged crowds can be found at Bourbon<br />

Heat, Beach on Bourbon, Cats Meow, Snake & Jake’s<br />

Christmas Club and Bourbon Cowboy.

Day 2<br />

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. After a late<br />

night, you should sleep in because<br />

as Tom Haverford says,<br />

“Treat yo self.” When you’re<br />

ready to take on another day in<br />

the “Big Easy,” head to District<br />

Donuts to start the day off right.<br />

12 p.m. Make your way over to<br />

Frenchmen Street for music and<br />

shopping. Frenchmen Street is<br />

known for having local musicians<br />

singing in the streets and<br />

inside restaurants and bars.<br />

1 p.m. As you wander further<br />

down Frenchmen Street, you will<br />

eventually run into the French<br />

Market. Here you will find many<br />

local vendors selling a variety of<br />

goods and food. Eat lunch at one<br />

of the delicious pop-up restaurants<br />

that line the market. Also,<br />

make sure to try the world-famous<br />

pralines; the free samples<br />

will be coming at you from<br />

all directions.<br />

2 p.m. Make sure you stop in<br />

Jazz Funeral. The store houses<br />

large horse carriages full of<br />

beads used in the Mardi Gras<br />

parade. Also, check out Rocket<br />

Fizz, a candy shop with enough<br />

sugar and soda to make your<br />

head spin.<br />

Chartres Street<br />

Jazz Funeral on Frenchmen Street. The Carriage is used to throw<br />

beads during the Mardi Gras parade.<br />

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3 p.m. If you’re interested in<br />

New Orleans's history, head to<br />

one of the many cemeteries that<br />

surround the city. The cemeteries<br />

have above-ground tombs<br />

due to the city’s below-sea level<br />

stature. Some of the graves associated<br />

with Voodoo may have<br />

rituals performed on them, and<br />

gifts will be left at the graves.<br />

Fun Fact: Our boy, Nic Cage,<br />

has already purchased his tomb<br />

at St. Louis Cemetery <strong>No</strong>. 1, the<br />

oldest cemetery in New Orleans.<br />

5 p.m. For your last meal in<br />

NOLA, head to Drago’s Seafood<br />

Restaurant for an unforgettable<br />

dining experience. Drago’s<br />

is known to have some of the<br />

best oysters, and their parmesan<br />

cheesy goodness definitely does<br />

not disappoint.<br />

St. Louis Cathedral<br />

7 p.m. Take one last stroll down<br />

Bourbon Street, and promise<br />

that you’ll be back soon.<br />

Chartres Street, St. Louis Cathedral in the background<br />

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St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square<br />

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Organize<br />

Like a Pro<br />

with a Ban.do planner<br />

By Imani Manley<br />

Convenience Tabs<br />

Since this is a seventeen-month<br />

planner, there’s lot to flip through.<br />

Tabs navigate between each section<br />

while staying tucked in the planner’s<br />

cover to prevent tearing or bending.<br />

Relatable Sayings:<br />

These pick-me-ups are a final detail<br />

that Ban.do includes throughout the<br />

planner. With funny, inspirational sayings<br />

like “You are the stars. You are<br />

the galaxy,” they’re just what the doctor<br />

ordered to take your mind of the<br />

stress of a hectic school day.<br />

The <strong>No</strong>tes Section<br />

This is a convenient, multi-purpose<br />

section tracking everything from grocery<br />

lists to last minute reminders.<br />

Whip it out mid-meeting should you be<br />

stranded without a separate notepad.<br />

Day-to-Day Entries<br />

Ban.do prides itself on providing<br />

ample white space for each of the daily<br />

entries. The layout gets major bonus<br />

points for preventing cramped and<br />

hard-to-read handwriting we’ve all become<br />

accustomed to in daily planners!<br />

Monthly Introduction Pages<br />

Each month in the planner has<br />

a creative and colorful theme; the<br />

expressive pictures make it easy to<br />

identify which month you are using or<br />

are trying to find.<br />

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First Date Tips & Tricks<br />

By Jill Holloway<br />

In the words of everyone’s favorite<br />

relationship icon, Carrie Bradshaw,<br />

“One reason people still risk the<br />

possible horror of a first date is the<br />

possible magic of the first kiss.” But<br />

before you get to Point B, you have to<br />

navigate Point A: the first date, which<br />

we all know can be awkward and confusing.<br />

Here are some tips to make<br />

sure your next one is truly memorable,<br />

in a good way.<br />

First and foremost, be yourself<br />

It’s often intimidating, especially on<br />

a first date, to just be yourself. We’re<br />

constantly worried he might be looking<br />

for something else, or maybe we think<br />

we can’t compare to his exes. Instead<br />

of worrying about the “what ifs,” use<br />

your charm, wit and humor to create<br />

an easy-going environment. Whatever<br />

you do, don’t clam up. If you usually<br />

break the ice by telling a joke, then do<br />

that with him too. Plus, he’s probably<br />

equally as nervous, so there’s nothing<br />

to be afraid of.<br />

Dress appropriately<br />

for the occasion<br />

<strong>No</strong> matter what you’re doing, you<br />

want to dress to impress. The key,<br />

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though, is to not overdress. For dinner,<br />

a tunic top with jeans and booties<br />

would be appropriate, or a sweater<br />

dress with a fur vest is always a safe,<br />

sweet choice depending on the weather<br />

and type of restaurant. However,<br />

if your date wants to do something<br />

more active like bowling or hiking,<br />

wear a pair of leggings with an oversized<br />

sweater; accessorize with a scarf<br />

for a look that will be both cute and<br />

functional for the activity.<br />

Let’s talk table manners<br />

Do not text or use your phone at the<br />

table. I know your girlfriends are dying<br />

to know the details, but that’s for after<br />

the final “good night.” Your date deserves<br />

your full attention. If your date<br />

is paying for your dinner, that does not<br />

mean you have to order a salad or the<br />

smallest item on the menu. It’s okay to<br />

order the burger or the fish, but on the<br />

same note, keep it within reason. The<br />

same goes for drinks. If your date is<br />

ordering a beer and encourages you<br />

to get something too, then you should<br />

by all means order that glass of Pinot!<br />

However, if he is sticking with water or<br />

tea, do not jump straight to the wine<br />

list. You need to play it casual as well.<br />

Keep the conversation basic<br />

The first date is not the time to find<br />

out his deepest secrets or how many<br />

kids he wants in the future. Keep the<br />

conversation light and keep it fun.<br />

This isn’t to say that you can only talk<br />

about new movie releases or what parties<br />

are coming up; the best dates are<br />

ones where you connect on a deeper<br />

level to the person you’re with. We’ve<br />

all heard people say not to talk about<br />

religion or politics, but if those topics<br />

naturally arise, and you can discuss<br />

them in a respectful manner, then by<br />

all means do! He’ll respect you more<br />

for keeping the conversation flowing<br />

about something that doesn’t just relate<br />

to college life.<br />

Be confident<br />

With these new tips in mind, go<br />

out and be your best self on your first<br />

date this weekend. Don’t second guess<br />

yourself and don’t make excuses. First<br />

dates are only fun when you relax and<br />

believe that they will be.


Upcoming<br />

Movies j<br />

The Hunger Games:<br />

Mockingjay — Part 2 (<strong>No</strong>vember 20)<br />

The fourth and final installment of the Hunger Games series picks<br />

up right where we left off: Panem is now in a full-blown revolution, the<br />

Capitol is desperately trying to regain control, and Peeta still wants<br />

Katniss dead. It seems our favorite heroine can’t catch a break. Fans of<br />

the books and movies alike have eagerly awaited the arrival of this final<br />

film. Don’t forget to bring the tissues.<br />

The Danish Girl (<strong>No</strong>vember 27)<br />

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne proves himself once again in The<br />

Danish Girl, a film documenting one of the first known gender reassignment<br />

surgeries. The film, based on a book of the same name by<br />

David Ebershoff, is set in 1920s Copenhagen with Redmayne in the<br />

starring role as Lili Elbe, alongside Alicia Vikander and Matthias<br />

Schoenarts. Elbe’s wife, Gerda Wegener (Vikander), initially supports<br />

her decision to undergo the surgery, but things get complicated when<br />

Hans Axgil (Schoenaerts) shows up and creates a complicated love triangle.<br />

This one’s sure to snag an Oscar nom, so make sure you’re in the<br />

know come award season.<br />



11/25: Victor Frankenstein (Daniel<br />

Radcliffe, James McAvoy)<br />

12/25: The Hateful Eight (Samuel L.<br />

Jackson, Kurt Russell)<br />

12/23: Alvin and the Chipmunks:<br />

The Road Chip<br />

12/25: Point Break (Teresa Palmer,<br />

Luke Bracey)<br />

12/25: Concussion (Will Smith,<br />

Gugu Mbatha: Raw, Alec Baldwin)<br />

12/25: Daddy’s Home (Will Ferrell,<br />

Mark Wahlberg, Vince Vaughn, Linda<br />

Cardellini)<br />

Snowden (December 25)<br />

This political drama recounts the true story of former CIA employee<br />

Edward Snowden, who leaked classified government information to the<br />

media. This film features Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, as<br />

well as Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Nicholas Cage, and Zachary<br />

Quinto in supporting roles. With big names like Gordon-Levitt, and<br />

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not to mention Clint Eastwood’s son, plus a compelling story we’re all<br />

familiar with, Snowden is at the top of our must-watch list.<br />

Joy (December 25)<br />

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reunite on the big screen to<br />

tell the story of a family over four generations. The film focuses on a<br />

woman, portrayed by Lawrence, who creates her own powerful empire.<br />

The film also stars Robert De Niro. Yes, the same trio who stole the<br />

show in 2011’s Silver Linings Playbook. This one is a can’t miss.<br />

Star Wars Episode 7:<br />

The Force Awakens (December 18)<br />

Fans young and old will flock to the theaters to see the newest film<br />

in the Star Wars franchise. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison<br />

Ford return to reprise their original roles as Luke and Leia Skywalker<br />

and Han Solo, respectively. Our favorite trio of space heroes return to<br />

the big screen after a 32-year hiatus (Episode 6 was released in 1983).<br />

The veteran cast, including Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, is joined by<br />

Star Wars newcomers Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Adam Driver,<br />

Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Gwendoline Christie, to name a<br />

few. Whether you’re new to the franchise, or have been a fan for years,<br />

you won’t want to miss this holiday release.<br />

Star Wars Cheat Sheet<br />

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far<br />

away…George Lucas came up with the<br />

idea of the Star Wars franchise. Lucas decided<br />

to start the franchise with Episodes<br />

4, 5, and 6, which makes understanding<br />

the chronology of events in the films a<br />

little difficult. Since many people will be<br />

taking their families (willingly or not)<br />

to the highly anticipated Episode 7 movie<br />

this Christmas, we figured we’d make<br />

your life a little easier by breaking down<br />

the release dates and events of the Star<br />

Wars films thus far. So don’t stress, we’re<br />

here to help you out.<br />


Mark Hamil as Luke Skywalker<br />

Carrie Fisher as Leia Skywalker<br />

Harrison Ford as Han Solo<br />

Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)<br />

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back<br />

(1980)<br />

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)<br />


Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker<br />

Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala<br />

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi<br />

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)<br />

Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)<br />

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)<br />


Released this Christmas, the sequel series<br />

will pick up where Episode 4 left off,<br />

with the characters of Han Solo, Luke and<br />

Leia, in addition to new characters that<br />

will be introduced.<br />


(in Star Wars time, that is)<br />

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)<br />

Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)<br />

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)<br />

Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)<br />

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back<br />

(1980)<br />

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)<br />

Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)<br />

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Upcoming<br />

Music j<br />

Justin Bieber<br />

After an unforgettable performance<br />

at the VMAs in August, his first in<br />

nearly five years, Justin Bieber has his<br />

sights set on the charts again. Set to<br />

be released <strong>No</strong>vember 13, Bieber’s LP,<br />

titled Purpose, will include EDM-influenced<br />

tracks if his new songs<br />

“What Do You Mean?” and his collaboration<br />

with Jack Ü on “Where Are<br />

Ü <strong>No</strong>w?” are any indication of what’s<br />

to come. This marks a new start for<br />

Bieber, who has endured a torrent of<br />

bad media in the past few years. So,<br />

Beliebers, get ready to beliebe again.<br />

Adele<br />

Despite the great reception following<br />

her Grammy Award-winning contribution<br />

to 2012’s James Bond with<br />

“Skyfall,” Adele has stayed relatively<br />

quiet since the release of her second<br />

studio album back in 2011. Although<br />

the details of her upcoming album are<br />

under lock and key, rumour has it (get<br />

it?) that she’s been in the studio with<br />

Pharrell Williams, Blur’s Damon Albarn,<br />

and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder,<br />

to name a few. Cue the excitement.<br />

Kanye West<br />

For those still waiting for Kanye’s<br />

new album, which was supposed to<br />

drop this past summer, the time of<br />

deliverance may be nearer than we<br />

think. The delay, according to West,<br />

is due in part to his busy schedule<br />

(see: announcement of his presidential<br />

bid, 2015 VMAs). According to<br />

Rolling Stone, <strong>No</strong>rth’s daddy says<br />

he’s been working “slowly, to make it<br />

an art project.” Tracks West previously<br />

collaborated on with big names<br />

like Paul McCartney and Rihanna<br />

might not even be included in the<br />

final track list. West’s seventh studio<br />

album should be released sometime in<br />

the upcoming months. Praise Yeezus.<br />

Coldplay<br />

Described by frontman Chris Martin<br />

as “something colorful and uplifting,”<br />

Coldplay’s seventh studio LP, A<br />

Head Full of Dreams, will come in<br />

contrast to the band’s meditative last<br />

album, Ghost Stories. If you need another<br />

reason to pay attention, Martin<br />

has also hinted to BBC Radio 1 that<br />

this release could be the band’s last.<br />

OTHER<br />



Ellie Goulding<br />

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis<br />

Chris Brown<br />

Haim<br />

Frank Ocean<br />

Gwen Stefani<br />

Radiohead<br />

Foxxes<br />

Kings of Leon<br />

My Morning Jacket<br />

Panic! At the Disco<br />

Rhianna<br />

Santigold<br />

Sky Ferraira<br />

T-Pain<br />

All information was taken from<br />

Rollingstone.com or Billboard,<br />

unless otherwise noted.<br />

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What’s on our<br />

nightstand?<br />

By Ellen Johnson<br />

A trip to Barnes & <strong>No</strong>ble can be a panic-inducing adventure<br />

even for the most devoted bibliophiles. Rows of<br />

tables advertise the season’s hottest reads, and we’re left<br />

wondering how we’ll ever find a good book in a sea of<br />

choices. As college students, it isn’t always easy to find<br />

new books, or even find time to read at all. Instead of<br />

a Netflix break, try reading some of our favorites this<br />

season. Here’s what’s on our nightstand this month:<br />

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The Art of Racing in the<br />

Rain by Garth Stein<br />

<strong>No</strong>t all great stories are told from<br />

the human perspective. Calling all animal<br />

lovers, this book is told by family<br />

dog Enzo. Enzo loves his master, Denny,<br />

and Denny loves Enzo. They help<br />

each other through life, and sometimes<br />

it’s hard to tell which is the human. If<br />

you enjoyed Marley and Me by John<br />

Grogan, or you just have a special<br />

place in your heart for a four-legged<br />

friend, chances are you’ll get a kick out<br />

of this sweet story.<br />

A Thousand<br />

Splendid Suns by<br />

Khaled Hosseini<br />

After The Kite Runner became a<br />

classic novel beloved by millions, Hosseini<br />

released A Thousand Splendid<br />

Suns in 2008. The story chronicles<br />

thirty years of Afghan history through<br />

the eyes of two women, Mariam and<br />

Laila. Throughout the story, readers<br />

catch glimpses of what it’s like to be<br />

a woman in the Middle East. Despite<br />

abusive treatment, both women grow<br />

to be strong and powerful. The female<br />

soul is empowered in this tale of love<br />

and friendship.<br />

The Opposite<br />

of Loneliness:<br />

Essays and Stories<br />

by Marina Keegan<br />

This collection of both fiction and<br />

nonfiction essays and stories personifies<br />

the heart and soul of a college<br />

girl figuring out her place in this<br />

world. Author Marina Keegan graduated<br />

from Yale University in 2012<br />

and had a bright future ahead of her.<br />

Five days after graduation, she died in<br />

a car crash, after which her essay for<br />

the Yale Daily News, The Opposite of<br />

Loneliness became a global sensation.<br />

Keegan’s pareents then set about collecting<br />

her works for this book, which<br />

was published posthumously.<br />

The Glass Castle:<br />

A Memoir by<br />

Jeannette Walls<br />

In this moving memoir, Jeannette<br />

Walls tells the true story of unconditional<br />

love and growing up in an offbeat<br />

family. Walls mixes both imagination<br />

and reality as she recounts her<br />

memories. She spent the first part of<br />

her childhood moving from place to<br />

place with her free-spirited parents,<br />

who raised their children while yielding<br />

to their wanderlust. But when the<br />

family runs out of money, Walls and<br />

her siblings are often left to fend for<br />

themselves in a life of poverty.<br />

Where’d You<br />

Go, Bernadette<br />

by Maria Semple<br />

This charming novel is an easy<br />

read that’s sure to please. Published<br />

in 2012, the story centers on Bee<br />

Branch, a 15-year-old girl who wants<br />

nothing more than to go to Antarctica.<br />

When Bee’s eccentric mother, Bernadette,<br />

goes missing right in the middle<br />

of her intervention, Bee and her<br />

father, Elgin, must band together to<br />

reunite their family. Through a series<br />

of emails, documents and letters,<br />

Bee begins to solve the mystery of the<br />

missing Bernadette. If you’re looking<br />

for a whimsical and upbeat story, this<br />

unforgettable book might be just what<br />

you’re looking for.<br />

Why <strong>No</strong>t Me?<br />

by Mindy Kaling<br />

After the popularity of her first<br />

book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without<br />

Me? (And Other Concerns), actress<br />

and comedian Mindy Kaling released<br />

her second book, Why <strong>No</strong>t Me? in September<br />

of this year. In this entertaining<br />

collection of essays, Kaling writes<br />

of her trials and tribulations in finding<br />

her place in Hollywood. With openness<br />

and wit, Kaling shares her story in<br />

a manner that is as poignant as it is<br />

laugh-out-loud hilarious. Check out<br />

this book if you’re a fan of other snappy<br />

stories like Bossypants by Tina Fey<br />

and Yes Please by Amy Poehler.<br />

Books provided courtesy of Barnes & <strong>No</strong>ble<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 [69]


New Shows<br />

That You Should Be Watching<br />

By Claire Turner<br />

Scream Queens<br />

From the creators of American<br />

Horror Story and Glee comes their<br />

new anthology lovechild. FOX’s<br />

newest show follows the Kappa Kappa<br />

Tau sorority sisters as they face a<br />

mysterious homicidal stalker, known<br />

as the Red Devil, whose 20-year-old<br />

unsolved crime has left him vengeful<br />

and vicious. The show focuses on the<br />

Kappas struggle against the Red<br />

Devil’s brutal murders that leave girls<br />

in pieces. This new series stars Emma<br />

Roberts as Kappa’s president, Ariana<br />

Grande and Abigail Breslin (Little<br />

Miss Sunshine) as her minions, Nick<br />

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Jonas as a fraternity brother with<br />

a dark side, Lea Michele (Glee) and<br />

Keke Palmer as new sorority pledges,<br />

and Jamie Lee Curtis as the dean.<br />

Catch Scream Queens Tuesdays at 7<br />

p.m. on FOX.<br />

Quantico<br />

With romance, the FBI, and the<br />

biggest United States terrorist attack<br />

since 9/11, Quantico’s got all the<br />

makings of our new favorite drama.<br />

Alex Parrish is undergoing training<br />

to work in the bureau in Quantico,<br />

Virginia, where she falls for fellow<br />

trainee Ryan Booth. Through a series<br />

of flashbacks and flash-forwards, it is<br />

revealed that one of the FBI trainees<br />

will be the mastermind behind the<br />

attack, and Alex will be the one blamed<br />

for the crime. Starring Mary Kom’s<br />

Priyanka Chopra and Believe’s Jake<br />

McLaughlin, Quantico airs Sundays<br />

at 9 p.m. on ABC.<br />

Supergirl<br />

Superman’s tale just isn’t complete<br />

without the inclusion of his cousin,<br />

Kara Zol-El, better known as<br />

Supergirl. CBS’s new series Supergirl<br />

chronicles Kara’s escape from her<br />

home planet and her ensuing struggle<br />

to suppress her powers and remain in<br />

good graces with her foster family the<br />

Danvers. The show explores the dayto-day<br />

life of 24-year-old Kara as she<br />

tries to balance time with her foster<br />

sister, feelings for her close friend, her

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl|CBS<br />

job as an assistant and crime fighting.<br />

Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose on Glee)<br />

emerges as Supergirl Mondays at 7:30<br />

p.m. on CBS.<br />

The Last Kingdom<br />

History meets fiction in The Last<br />

Kingdom, a series telling the tale of<br />

King Alfred the Great and his quest<br />

to unite multiple kingdoms under<br />

the banner of England. Vikings have<br />

overtaken all of the other kingdoms<br />

and only King Alfred and his Kingdom<br />

of Wessex remain free. Meanwhile,<br />

Uhtred, an orphan of noble descent<br />

raised by Vikings must choose where<br />

his loyalties lie – with his birth<br />

country or his upbringing? This epic<br />

new series includes adventure, thrills,<br />

romance, politics and history as a<br />

new home is born. A cast from eleven<br />

different countries forms this show,<br />

including Peaky Blinder’s Davis<br />

Dawson as King Alfred and Pride<br />

and Prejudice’s Matthew Macfayden<br />

as Lord Uhtred. The Last Kingdom<br />

premieres on BBC America on<br />

Saturdays at 9 p.m.<br />

Jessica Jones<br />

Private investigator Jessica Jones<br />

tries to rebuild her life following a<br />

short-lived super hero career that<br />

met a catastrophic end. Marvel’s<br />

Jessica Jones is coming to Netflix<br />

this fall, part of a series of shows<br />

that will cross over into a Defenders<br />

miniseries. Jessica Jones does not<br />

wear a mask or a costume, nor does<br />

her life have any real structure. She<br />

attempts to curb her post-traumatic<br />

stress disorder with a drinking<br />

problem while also trying to pay for<br />

her apartment. Jessica’s nine-tofive<br />

routine is shaken up with the<br />

return of Zebediah Kilgrave, a.k.a<br />

the Purple Man, a character from<br />

Jessica’s past who uses mind control to<br />

psychologically torture people. Dexter<br />

showrunner Melissa Rosenburg heads<br />

the new series, with Krysten Ritter<br />

and David Tennant starring. The show<br />

premieres in full series on Friday,<br />

<strong>No</strong>vember 20.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 [71]



Enter the land of mind mush,<br />

wasted sleep hours, and endless<br />

tears shed over fictional<br />

characters; the guilty obsession<br />

we all have and don’t plan on confronting<br />

anytime soon: Netflix binge<br />

watching. The subject: Friday Night<br />

Lights season one. The tester: our<br />

writer, a first-time viewer but self-processed<br />

Netflix junkie. Warning: this<br />

article contains spoilers.<br />

This is a firsthand account of binge<br />

watching the first season of Friday<br />

Night Lights for the first time. Yes,<br />

I watched the full 22-episode season,<br />

but condensed them all into the top<br />

four, so here we go:<br />

I pull on my coziest sweater and hop<br />

into bed. My Anthropologie candles<br />

are lit, filling the room with a warm<br />

glow and an enticing aroma. I have my<br />

Boom Chicka Pop lightly sweet popcorn<br />

to the side and my green tea in<br />

my London Starbucks mug in hand.<br />

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Here’s where math comes in. There<br />

are 22 episodes, each 45 minutes long.<br />

It’s 3 p.m. So how long will it take me<br />

to watch the season from start to finish?<br />

Well, put it this way, by the time<br />

I’m done watching it will be 7:30 a.m.<br />

There’s really no better way to spend<br />

my Friday night.<br />

Episode 1: Pilot<br />

Wow, the southern accents are<br />

on point.<br />

Who are all these people? There are<br />

so many characters. How will I keep<br />

up with all their names and stories?<br />

This Matt Saracen guy seems like<br />

such a sweetheart.<br />

Is Tim Riggins supposed to be in<br />

high school? He is very attractive,<br />

but looks 25. I am a sucker for long<br />

hair though.<br />

So many side plots. So many<br />

relationships.<br />

I love Tami and Eric Taylor. They<br />

actually seem like a real life relationship,<br />

not just some TV show couple.<br />

This is definitely bringing me back<br />

to the good ole high school cheerleading<br />

days.<br />

“Texas forever.” What a sweet<br />

bond between Jason Street and<br />

Tim Riggins.<br />

“Clear, eyes full hearts, can’t lose.”<br />

The football game is finally on. I’m<br />

getting very excited about it, almost a<br />

little too invested in a TV show football<br />

game.<br />

<strong>No</strong>body warned me I would cry the<br />

first episode. <strong>No</strong> one told me Jason<br />

Street gets injured.<br />

The Dillon Panthers win! Matt Saracen<br />

pulls through for the Panthers.<br />

I am cheering in my bed and popcorn<br />

flies out of the bag.<br />

That was so intensely emotional<br />

that I had to make a quick Krispy<br />

Kreme run with my friend. Human<br />

interaction and food are good when

you decide to shut yourself away for 16<br />

hours of pure-unadulterated Netflix.<br />

Episode 10: It’s<br />

Different for Girls<br />

As the title suggests, no one cares if<br />

Tim sleeps around, but Lyla (Jason’s<br />

girlfriend) is slut-shamed by her own<br />

cheer teammates for one mistake that<br />

may or may not involve hooking up<br />

with one Tim Riggins.<br />

This is not right, but this show<br />

should win awards for bringing up real<br />

issues. *Looks up on IMDB* 14 wins<br />

and 66 nominations.<br />

Oh my God. Janice from Friends is<br />

one of the teachers at Dillon.<br />

The Streets are suing Coach Taylor<br />

for not teaching Jason to tackle. <strong>No</strong>.<br />

I will not stand/ lay here with my almost<br />

empty popcorn bag for this.<br />

Matt goes over to Julie’s and they<br />

watch The Office. This might just<br />

have to be the subject for my next<br />

binge watching session. To backtrack,<br />

a sweet little plot line between Mr. Nice<br />

Guy Matt and Coach Taylor’s innocent<br />

daughter Julie has been brewing for<br />

the past few episodes.<br />

At the pep rally the football players<br />

dress as cheerleaders. I almost choke<br />

on a popcorn kernel at the sight of Tim<br />

in a cheer uniform.<br />

Coach Taylor is trying to get Matt<br />

to not date his daughter. Why can’t<br />

one plot line just be happy?<br />

Dillon wins; I guess that’s the happy<br />

plot line.<br />

Smash goes to mini golf with Waverly.<br />

His nose bleeds. Please stop doing<br />

steroids. By the way somewhere between<br />

Episode 1 and 10 Smash started<br />

doing sterioids.<br />

Tim convinces Lyla to cheer at the<br />

classic and Jason shows up. This can’t<br />

be good.<br />

Episode 20: Mud Bowl<br />

A train accident leaves the football<br />

field unusable. This sounds like the<br />

beginning of Grey’s Anatomy episode.<br />

Coach Taylor wants to play on some<br />

10-acre cow pasture. He seems super<br />

passionate about it, which gives me the<br />

feels.<br />

Thank you Lyla for standing up to<br />

Jason for not appreciating you, even<br />

though you cheated on him, but it’s<br />

OK, you apologized.<br />

The lawsuit is finally settled and everyone<br />

is happy. Why does it feel like a<br />

weight has been lifted of my chest?<br />

The state semifinal is officially going<br />

to be on this makeshift field that<br />

the team helped create.<br />

Where did the cows go?<br />

It is pouring rain and the game<br />

turns into a mud bowl. I would love to<br />

be at this game in real life.<br />

Tyra, Tim’s former girlfriend and<br />

resident bad girl, is almost raped.<br />

Tears are already falling.<br />

Dillon is going to State and Julie<br />

runs onto the field to and hug Matt.<br />

The slip in the mud, then start rolling<br />

around a la Ten Things I Hate About<br />

You. Oh, young love.<br />

Landry, Matt’s dweeby best friend,<br />

holds and cries with Tyra in the diner.<br />

I can’t remember how many times I’ve<br />

cried during this show.<br />

Episode 22: State<br />

They are playing Voodoo’s team in<br />

the Dallas Cowboys stadium. Refresher:<br />

Voodoo almost stole Matt’s spot as<br />

QB1 way back when before transferring<br />

schools. Yes, FNL.<br />

Tami tells Coach Taylor that she<br />

is pregnant and his eyes light up. My<br />

eyes are filled with tears.<br />

The game starts. Panthers aren’t<br />

playing well and are down at halftime.<br />

Coach Taylor’s speech makes me<br />

want to suit up and hit some people.<br />

Panthers win! I am actually cheering<br />

out loud.<br />

Coach Taylor is trying to decide if<br />

he’ll stay with his family and team in<br />

Dillon or take his dream job as a coach<br />

at TMU.<br />

Coach walks into the Dillon locker<br />

room and the team starts a slow clap<br />

for him. The camera pans to all the<br />

characters. Coach Taylor’s face is the<br />

last one on the screen before it goes<br />

black. Like clockwork, with every ending<br />

of a binge watch session, I bawl like<br />

a baby.<br />

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 [73]


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TUSCA-<br />

LOOSA’S<br />

MUSIC<br />

SCENE:<br />

MORE<br />

THAN<br />

JUST<br />

COVER<br />

BANDS<br />

By Emily Williams<br />

The South has always been a hotbed<br />

for music. Nashville is Music City,<br />

USA, Austin is known as “the live<br />

music capital of the world,” and college<br />

towns everywhere embrace the culture<br />

with their active art communities. So<br />

where does Tuscaloosa, home to all<br />

things football, fit into the regional<br />

music scene?<br />

“I think, much like anything, it’s<br />

really hard to get synergy going where<br />

you’re turning over artists and residents<br />

so quickly,” says Bo Hicks, owner<br />

of Druid City Brewing Company.<br />

“Cities like Athens and Austin manage<br />

to retain artists a lot more than Tuscaloosa<br />

does. That’s one of the challenges<br />

we’re facing.”<br />

Hicks said supporting local artists<br />

is vital to the quality of life in town.<br />

Druid City Brewing Company, he says,<br />

along with Green Bar and Egan’s, are<br />

some of the few venues that hire groups<br />

to play original songs rather covers.<br />

“People used to complain that there<br />

wasn’t a good scene in town,” he says.<br />

“But any bar that’s willing to take a<br />

chance to support local music, that’s<br />

what will bring more people here. We<br />

don’t want people to feel like they have<br />

to drive to Birmingham to see good<br />

live music.”<br />

Ask local musicians Ferguson and<br />

the Copper Dogs, and they will tell you<br />

the scene has room for improvement.<br />

The band says a lack support from<br />

the community often hinders the success<br />

of bands trying to break out in<br />

the business.<br />

“The Tuscaloosa music scene has<br />

potential,” says lead singer Sarah Ferguson,<br />

who also bartends at Druid<br />

City. “It’s definitely growing, but it’s<br />

disheartening because there aren’t a<br />

Sarah Ferguson<br />

lot of venues where original artists can<br />

play and make money off of it. Very few<br />

places support local music.”<br />

A group of four Alabama natives,<br />

Ferguson and the Copper Dogs<br />

have been working their way up the<br />

ranks since they first started performing<br />

at open mic nights. The<br />

group is composed of guitarist Daniel<br />

Walker, drummer Michael Ray,<br />

bassist Matt Young, and lead singer<br />

Sarah Ferguson.<br />

Ferguson, who is every bit the front<br />

woman with electric blue hair and the<br />

vocal power of Joss Stone, is a standout<br />

among the almost exclusively allmale<br />

groups in town.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> spoke to the group about<br />

their sound, their favorite places to<br />

play, and what it’s like to be a femalefronted<br />

band in a male-dominated<br />

music scene.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 [75]



Where did the name Ferguson and<br />

the Copper Dogs originate?<br />

Sarah: I’m from Walker County, Alabama,<br />

and it’s known that we have a<br />

lot of (laughs) “high brow” behavior,<br />

a lot of meth, a lot of drugs in general.<br />

You hold close guard over your air<br />

conditioning units because people will<br />

steal the copper. And there are also a<br />

lot of stray dogs that run around. So I<br />

wanted to do something to pay tribute<br />

to that, make it endearing.<br />

How long have all of you been<br />

playing together?<br />

Sarah: Dan and I have been playing<br />

music together since 2011. We wrangled<br />

in Michael, and Matt was a mutual<br />

friend. Last December (2014) was<br />

our first show together.<br />

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How would you describe your sound?<br />

Michael: I would say it’s alt-rock<br />

with blues vocals and a singer-songwriter<br />

guitar style.<br />

Sarah: We’re still defining our<br />

sound, but we’re influenced by everything<br />

from country, to jazz, to blues.<br />

Personally, I’m inspired by Bonnie<br />

Raitt, Led Zeppelin and more modern<br />

groups like Alabama Shakes and<br />

Shovels and Rope.<br />

Most of the bands in town have male<br />

singers, what’s it like being a female<br />

lead singer in this town?<br />

Sarah: Initially it made it terrifying<br />

to try anything. I wasn’t taken seriously.<br />

It was hard to get support. If I<br />

hadn’t had the support of these guys, I<br />

wouldn’t make it. Green Bar open mic<br />

night is where I really got my confidence.<br />

There are a lot of girls who sing<br />

there. I will always try to encourage<br />

more girls to get up there sing.<br />

Daniel: She really has this thing<br />

that no other band has. It’s a totally<br />

different energy. She’s bringing something<br />

with her voice that nobody else is<br />

bringing.<br />

Michael: We have a more active reception<br />

with her as our front person.<br />

It’s all about her personality, her<br />

“stage-fidence.”<br />

How do you write songs?<br />

Matt: Sarah writes the lyrics, Dan<br />

writes the music, and it’s just a big jam<br />

session until we figure it all out.<br />

Sarah: It’s really a team effort. We<br />

get along stupid-well.<br />

Who are you listening to right now?<br />

Sarah: Dr. Dogg, the Annuals. A lot<br />

of Alabama music: Alabama Shakes,<br />

Lee Baines, Banditos. Taylor Hollingsworth<br />

– anywhere he plays I feel like I<br />

have to be there.<br />

Dan: I’m listening to The Amazing;<br />

it’s this Swiss band with the really<br />

pretty, slightly atmospheric sound.<br />

What’s your favorite venue to play<br />

in Tuscaloosa?<br />

Sarah: Egan’s. The sound isn’t<br />

great, you can’t hear yourself, but it’s<br />

so nitty gritty.<br />

Michael: You have to walk past the<br />

band to get to the bathroom. <strong>No</strong> one<br />

has any morals, it’s great.<br />

Matt: Green Bar is good, and of<br />

course we love Druid City Brewing.<br />

Ferguson and the Copper Dog’s<br />

self-titled EP was released in September.<br />

Find them on Facebook, Youtube<br />

or Twitter: @FCDMusic.<br />

Other local bands to check out:<br />

Looksy<br />

CBDB<br />

The Doctors and The Lawyers<br />

Steels<br />


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