Alice Vol. 1 No. 2

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Your one-way ticket and<br />

ultimate guide to the most<br />

sought-after music festivals<br />



Tips and recipes to help you<br />

save face and look fabulous<br />

when you’re in a crunch<br />

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Best and worst first date<br />

stories on campus<br />

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Letter from the Editors<br />

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Last fall when <strong>Alice</strong> debuted on stands and in the hands of<br />

hundreds of women, we weren’t sure what to expect. Sure, we<br />

daydreamed about traction, that readers would identify, share,<br />

and pass along to their friends. But there certainly was the<br />

lingering moment of truth as we held our breath to see if our big<br />

ideas, late nights, and endless drafts made the impact we desired.<br />

Luckily, readers hopped on board, and with each passing<br />

week, we heard more and more buzz about “this <strong>Alice</strong> thing.”<br />

They picked up copies, followed us on social media (cue shameless<br />

plug here), and offered their praise. But what was most telling to<br />

us was how they began to reach out for collaboration. It seemed<br />

everyone wanted in on the action. We had Tuscaloosa’s resident<br />

culinary aficionados ask to contribute food features (pg. 29),<br />

multimedia bloggers tell stories through fashion and art (pg. 60),<br />

and beauty gurus volunteer their makeup expertise (pg. 19).<br />

So for issue two, we went bigger and better — at least we hope!<br />

Higher fashion, bolder shoots, and more to talk about; think<br />

catcalling (pg. 64) and fashion with a cause (pg. 50). Plus, we<br />

revamped our website with daily content and featured bloggers to<br />

keep the conversation going. After all it’s spring, so that means<br />

out with the old and in with the new. And for us it’s all about<br />

trading study guides for festival guides (pg. 54) and setting our<br />

sights on the season’s trippiest boho styles to match (pg. 36).<br />

And speaking of out with the old, that includes us, as well as<br />

many others on the <strong>Alice</strong> staff. But just because we’re graduating<br />

and heading off into the world, that doesn’t mean <strong>Alice</strong> is. Well<br />

actually, we like to think that she is graduating, in a sense. She’s<br />

moving on from being just a prototype — a wild idea, if you will<br />

— and venturing off, just like us. We’re thrilled to have been able<br />

to help <strong>Alice</strong> get on her feet, but we’re even more excited to see<br />

where she’ll go.<br />

Leaving <strong>Alice</strong> is certainly bittersweet, but it’s a little easier<br />

knowing that she’ll always be here – guiding freshmen through<br />

their first game days and exams while offering seniors advice<br />

on how to make the most of their dwindling weeks. But that of<br />

course, depends on you. To keep reading, keep sharing and most<br />

importantly keep talking, because after all that’s what <strong>Alice</strong> is<br />

– a conversation, one we feel so thankful and lucky to have been<br />

able to start with you.<br />

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All content and design are produced by students<br />

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indicated otherwise, is copyrighted © 2016 by <strong>Alice</strong> Magazine.<br />

Material herein may not be reprinted without the<br />

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Editorial<br />


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Photo Editor EMILY HEATH<br />

Market Editor SAMANTHA CUPERO<br />

Online Editor LAURA TESTINO<br />

Beauty Editor ARAMIS HARMON<br />

Lifestyle Editor ALLISON COHEN<br />

Fashion Editor DEVEN FELDSTEIN<br />

Food and Health Editor KIMBERLY SUITS<br />

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Table of<br />

Contents<br />

Beauty<br />





13 BRUSH IT OFF<br />

Fashion<br />


17 SUMMER LOVIN’<br />




ABOUT THE COVER: Summer is one excuse after another<br />

to forfeit commitment in lieu of idle afternoons and bright<br />

skies. From seaside meetups and lingering lunches, to<br />

hazy sunsets and strolling walks home, our cover<br />

embraces a lighthearted beach town lifestyle. For our<br />

summer issue, we traveled to Florida’s Rosemary<br />

Beach to capture all those carefree moments.<br />

Photographer: RAMSEY GRIFFIN<br />

See story: PAGE 36<br />

Health<br />

& Food<br />


30 1 INGREDIENT 5 WAYS<br />




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Features<br />

36 SOAK UP THE SUN<br />





60 STYLEBONE<br />

64 NOT YOUR BABE<br />

Lifestyle<br />


73 UA ALUMNI Q&A<br />




Entertainment<br />







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BEAUTY<br />

AHEAD OF<br />


By Anna Klement<br />

This makeup brand could<br />

be the next big thing.<br />

Beauty geeks rejoice!<br />

If you’re in need of another excuse<br />

to stop wearing makeup, but still want<br />

to look presentable, look no further.<br />

Emily Weiss, CEO of Into the Gloss<br />

has launched a cool-girl approved<br />

“no makeup-makeup” brand, Glossier.<br />

Weiss is well trained in the whatwomen-want<br />

department. As a<br />

past employee at Vogue and<br />

W Magazine, she knows all<br />

too well how women like to<br />

cut corners when it comes<br />

to beauty.<br />

Perhaps Weiss has reached so<br />

much success with the young company<br />

(only 15 months old) because of her<br />

honest, approachable aesthetic. She<br />

uses the mantra: “skin first, makeup<br />

second, smile always.”<br />

For example, the Moisturizing Moon<br />

Mask is described as “good as a juice<br />

cleanse for your face.” The pack is<br />

composed of all-natural ingredients<br />

such as honey, almond oil and hyaluronic<br />

acid (a natural carbohydrate to<br />

plump skin), taking “down to earth” to<br />

a much more impressive standard.<br />

The company is striving to<br />

genuinely redefine the beauty<br />

industry—and killing the<br />

game, nonetheless, by adding<br />

freedom with the products by<br />

using purely organic ingredients<br />

and maintaining a quirky<br />

image. What other makeup brand do<br />

you know that supplies you with stickers<br />

to trick out your already creatively<br />

designed products?<br />

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Glossier is a brand meant for the top<br />

shelf and will leave you asking why it’s<br />

not already in every Sephora on the<br />

planet. With only nine products, the<br />

company grossed $8 million in revenue<br />

in its first month.<br />

If the appearance of the<br />

products alone hasn’t sold<br />

you yet, check out the customer<br />

reviews on its website<br />

as well as praise-worthy commentary<br />

from The Huffington<br />

Post and Marie Claire. The descriptions<br />

for each product tell you<br />

everything you need to sell you, but<br />

then deliver.<br />

The cleverly named Boy Brow is the<br />

only makeup currently available on the<br />

website. It blends easily with hair and<br />

is meant to enhance your natural brow<br />

shape, not draw in unnatural lines. It<br />

is available in three shades (blonde,<br />

brunette and black) and resembles a<br />

mascara wand. For $16, it’s hard to<br />

hold back on this new product loved by<br />

beauty editors everywhere.<br />

Another cult favorite is the Balm<br />

Dot Com set. The universal salve<br />

saves skin from chapped lips and dry<br />

skin and activates your face as a highlighter<br />

for cheeks and lids. It’s made<br />

of beeswax and castor seed oil for only<br />

$36.<br />

The newest product from Glossier<br />

is the Milky Jelly Cleanser, which<br />

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launched in January. It literally<br />

dissolves makeup and can be used<br />

on dry or wet skin. The cleanser was<br />

created purely from customer’s ideas<br />

of a “dream face wash.” It’s gentle on<br />

skin, smells amazing, and is<br />

travel and budget friendly.<br />

For only $18, your skin will<br />

thank you daily.<br />

Overall, Glossier is the<br />

fun, older sister to your daily<br />

skincare routine. Weiss and<br />

her team of four keep us believing<br />

“foundation is not the skin tint,<br />

but the expression you choose to put<br />

on.” The only negative is the bank<br />

account statement when you purchase<br />

the Phase 1 set for you and all<br />

of your friends (plus your mom and<br />

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BEAUTY<br />


MAKEUP<br />

HACKS<br />

By Amelia Neumeister<br />

Being a beauty junkie can be tough on your wallet.<br />

The need to experiment with the newest makeup<br />

and beauty products can make it difficult to afford even<br />

the necessities. For the beauty lovers out there, <strong>Alice</strong><br />

has your back. Check out these easy-to-do, DIY beauty<br />

hacks to save some money and still look fab!<br />

1. Dry shampoo alternatives<br />

It’s the middle of the week, and you<br />

just spent the night in the library<br />

studying for that big test. And since<br />

you overslept your alarm, showering is<br />

low on the priority list. You roll out of<br />

bed and stumble into your bathroom,<br />

only to grab your trusty can of dry<br />

shampoo to find that it is completely<br />

empty. Next plan of action? Outsmart<br />

time by using these ingredients that<br />

are bound to be in your cabinet.<br />

Blondes/Light Hair: You have it<br />

easy. If you are in desperate need of<br />

dry shampoo, throw some baby powder<br />

on your roots and proceed to brush<br />

your hair.<br />

Brunettes/Dark Hair: While you can<br />

use baby powder to cover your roots, it<br />

takes a little more effort to make it invisible.<br />

One of the easiest ways to cover<br />

up your roots is cocoa powder. Sparingly<br />

dust a small amount of powder<br />

at the top of your head, ruffle your<br />

roots with your finger tips, and you<br />

are good to go!<br />

Alternative route: If you don’t have<br />

baby powder or cocoa powder, foundation<br />

powder or translucent setting<br />

powder works really well to absorb<br />

some of the grease.<br />

Looking to make your own dry<br />

shampoo? Here are the ingredients<br />

that prove to be the most successful:<br />

1 tbsp. of cornstarch<br />

4 tbsp. water<br />

1 tbsp. of rubbing alcohol<br />

small mixing bowl or glass<br />

small spray bottle<br />

Mix up all the ingredients in the bowl<br />

and pour into your spray bottle. Spray<br />

onto roots (dampening, not soaking,<br />

hair) Distribute product through hair<br />

with hands or a comb. Use sparingly!<br />

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2. Broken Powder<br />

You finally found the perfect pressed<br />

powder; you know, the one that feels<br />

like it was made for you. You’re always<br />

putting it on, until one sad day<br />

you open your makeup bag to find it<br />

cracked into at least 10 different pieces.<br />

The compact is a mess, powder is<br />

everywhere, and you can’t afford to<br />

buy a new one.<br />

Here’s your best option to salvage<br />

your powder:<br />

Feel free to try out this technique on<br />

eyeshadows and blushes as well.<br />

Break up the makeup into a fine<br />

powder.<br />

Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol.<br />

Mix it all together.<br />

Smooth it over and let it dry.<br />

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3. Kool-Aid Lip Stain<br />

This is the easiest way to get a<br />

fun-colored (and not to mention delicious)<br />

lip stain while also getting in<br />

touch with your inner child. Grab a<br />

pouch of your favorite color Kool-Aid<br />

and have fun!<br />

Dampen your finger and stick it in<br />

the Kool-aid pouch (or container).<br />

Rub the powder over your lips. (It’s<br />

going to be tasty so resist eating it<br />

right away)!<br />

Take a damp Q-tip and go over your<br />

lips to even out the texture and to fix<br />

any mishaps.<br />

A quick Kool-Aid color guide:<br />

Cherry = Orange red<br />

Tropical Punch = Bright red<br />

Peach Mango = Peach<br />

Pink Lemonade = Barbie pink<br />

Strawberry Kiwi = Light red<br />

Grape = Purple<br />

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4. Body Scrub<br />

To keep your skin from getting sandpaper<br />

dry, make your own body scrub.<br />

This easy-to-make (and organic) body<br />

scrub will keep you smooth all year<br />

long. It only takes about five minutes<br />

to make and can be used immediately<br />

after mixing.<br />

1 cup white sugar<br />

1/4+ cups Coconut oil (substitutions<br />

listed below)<br />

Lemon essential oil<br />

8 oz. mason jar (or other container<br />

of choice)<br />

Measure out the sugar into a mixing<br />

bowl. Start with ¼ cup of coconut<br />

oil and add it to the sugar. If you are<br />

allergic to coconut, then you can easily<br />

substitute any other oil of choice.<br />

Almond, jobaba and grapeseed oils<br />

are all good choices because of their<br />

great scents.<br />

Mix together the oil and sugar. Look<br />

for a light, fluffy consistency similar<br />

to the texture of butter and sugar<br />

mixed together when making cookies.<br />

Start with ¼ cup of oil, and if it’s still<br />

too dry add a little bit at a time until<br />

you get to the desired consistency.<br />

Add some essential oil for a good<br />

scent. We recommend lemon for its<br />

light, fresh notes, but this step is all<br />

about personal taste, so add as little or<br />

much as you like.<br />

Put it in a container for storage and<br />

you’re good to go. Just remember, the<br />

container needs to be completely dry<br />

when putting the scrub in it because<br />

water affects the texture.<br />

To use, scoop out a handful of scrub<br />

and rub all over your body. Rinse<br />

it off, and voilá! you have smooth,<br />

moisturized skin. The oil locks in<br />

moisture, and the sugar scrubs off<br />

dead skin.

BEAUTY<br />

COLOR<br />

POP!<br />

By Imani Manley<br />

It’s springtime again, and this season<br />

it’s all about the lips. Whether you<br />

like to rock bold colors or are prone to<br />

keeping it cute and subtle, we’ve got all<br />

the shades for you.<br />

NUDES<br />

Kat Von D Matte Lipstick Lolita<br />

(Sephora, $22)<br />

Lolita is a must-have lipstick if<br />

you’re going for a flirty nude look. It<br />

was sold out in stores for weeks! It<br />

looks great on most fair to medium<br />

tones. Also, check out Lolita II, which<br />

is a tad lighter, if you fall in love with<br />

the first. Why not have both in your<br />

arsenal?<br />

Coloured Raine Matte Lipstick in<br />

Mars (colouredraine.com, $17)<br />

Coloured Raine is an up-and-coming<br />

makeup company with affordable<br />

and reliable products. Mars is a subtle<br />

showstopper; it’s just enough to get<br />

you noticed without being over the top.<br />

This shade works best on medium to<br />

dark skin tones.<br />

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Chilly<br />

Chili (colourpop.com, $6)<br />

If you haven’t heard about Colour-<br />

Pop — where have you been? These<br />

lipsticks have been taking over and<br />

frequently selling out. Why you ask?<br />

They are only $6! They are cheap,<br />

but the color payoff is amazing. Chilly<br />

Chili is a great nude color that will<br />

look great on olive to dark<br />

skin tones.<br />

MAC Cosmetics Velvet<br />

Teddy Lipstick (MAC, $17)<br />

Velvet Teddy is an irresistible nude.<br />

It’s super soft and can be worn everyday.<br />

This is a great color for light to<br />

medium skin tones.<br />

PINKS<br />

MAC Cosmetics Candy Yum Yum<br />

(MAC, $17)<br />

Candy Yum Yum is a bold pink. If<br />

you’re feeling like going for it and<br />

making a statement in pink then this<br />

is the color for you. This is a color for<br />

any complexion — from the lightest of<br />

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ladies to the darkest.<br />

MAC Cosmetics Flat Out Fabulous<br />

(MAC, $17)<br />

Flat Out Fabulous is an oldie but<br />

goodie. This color is sure to get you noticed<br />

without being too dramatic, and<br />

it is perfect for dark skin tones.<br />

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in<br />

Clueless (colourpop.com, $6)<br />

Clueless is a very subtle pink matte<br />

lipstick. It’s lighter, so it works for an<br />

everyday look. Pair it over any pink or<br />

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clear gloss, and you’re good to go. This<br />

color has the potential to look good<br />

on light tones — just remember your<br />

lip liner!<br />


Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in<br />

Violet (Sephora, $24)<br />

Bite Beauty is a great line to own.<br />

Their lip products have as many antioxidants<br />

in them as one glass of wine.<br />

Plus, they are pretty new, so no one<br />

will have your colors. Violet is a must<br />

for the purple-lip lovers and anyone<br />

with medium skin tones.<br />

ColoupPop Ultra Matte Lip<br />

in Zipper (colourpop.com, $6)<br />

For those who aren’t afraid to wow<br />

with lip color, this purple is the shade<br />

for you. This particular color will look<br />

the best on olive to dark skin tones.<br />

Covergirl Lipstick in Divine<br />

(Any drugstore, $5)<br />

Divine is the perfect, essential purple.<br />

It has buildable color, so you can<br />

make it as light or as dark as you want.

Quick tip:<br />

Before putting on any<br />

lipstick, do a little preparation.<br />

To keep your lipstick<br />

from looking dry and<br />

cakey (especially when<br />

wearing matte lipsticks),<br />

don’t forget to exfoliate<br />

with a little sugar and<br />

Vaseline scrub. Another<br />

tip is to use lip primers to<br />

both double as lip liner and<br />

keep your lipstick from<br />

creasing. Try Bite Beauty’s<br />

Line and Define Lip<br />

Primer (Sephora, $22).<br />

We recommend this color for light to<br />

medium skin tones.<br />


Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil<br />

in Toast (Sephora, $24)<br />

Corals are usually very tricky for<br />

girls, but this one is too pretty to pass<br />

up. It’s just enough orange and just<br />

enough red. This color is the best on<br />

medium to dark skin tones.<br />

MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo<br />

(MAC, $17)<br />

Ruby Woo is everyone’s perfect red.<br />

There is literally no one on this planet<br />

that cannot rock it. If you need<br />

to break out a red then this is your<br />

new go-to.<br />

CoverGirl Lipstick in Craving Coral<br />

(Any drugstore, $5)<br />

This orange red color has amazing<br />

pigmentation, feels great on, and is<br />

easy to apply. This color works best on<br />

fair to olive skin tones.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

BRUSH<br />

By Lawson Mohl and Kaila Washington<br />

it off<br />

Whether you’re experienced with makeup<br />

or just starting out, the amount and variety<br />

of brushes available can be daunting. Here’s<br />

our guide to five basic face and eye brushes<br />

to help you create a flawless look.<br />

Buffing Brush<br />

Typically used for applying foundation,<br />

this brush has a dome-shaped<br />

head and is relatively dense. For the<br />

most-professional use, apply in circular<br />

motions all over the face.<br />

The Pointed<br />

Foundation Brush<br />

This brush is slightly dense, with a<br />

pointed end for defining a contour. To<br />

achieve the perfect face, make a “3”<br />

motion from the middle of your forehead,<br />

to the hollows of your cheeks,<br />

along the jawline and blend.<br />

Contour Brush<br />

Perfect for sculpting the cheekbones<br />

and nose, this brush is dense and cuts<br />

at an angle. The most professional way<br />

to contour is to feel for the hollows of<br />

your cheekbones, then use the brush<br />

and stroke upward while also using<br />

contour powder. You can lightly go<br />

down the sides of your nose using the<br />

same brush for a more defined look.<br />

Eyeliner Brush<br />

Getting the perfect wing is a challenge, but the thin, flexible bristles of an<br />

eyeliner brush help alleviate some of the pain. The shape of the brush makes<br />

getting a sharp line on the curves of your lids simple, and it’s easy to draw as<br />

thick or thin of a line as you want. This brush is mostly used with gel liner.<br />

Eyebrow Brush<br />

An eyebrow brush has angled bristles,<br />

which allows the brush to lay<br />

properly against your brow bone for<br />

easy defining. The angle of the bristles<br />

also lets you mimic your brow hairs by<br />

using short, quick strokes in sparse<br />

areas. But this tool isn’t single purpose<br />

— you can also use the eyebrow<br />

brush for your eyeliner.<br />

Cleaning Brushes<br />

<strong>No</strong> need to buy fancy brush cleaner!<br />

Every one to two weeks, put some<br />

warm water and either mild shampoo<br />

or antibacterial soap in your<br />

hand. Swirl the brush in the solution<br />

against your palm to get rid of any<br />

grime, then rinse in warm water.<br />

Be careful not to get water where<br />

the bristles meet the handle of the<br />

brush, as this can corrode the glue<br />

holding the tool together.<br />

Specialty cleaning<br />

Beauty Blender: Use baby wash and warm water or combine olive oil and<br />

dish-washing detergent. Pour liquid on the area you are cleaning and proceed<br />

to wash off in sink.<br />

Eyelash Comb: Take an old toothbrush, lather the bristles with warm, soapy<br />

water, and gently brush the spokes of the comb. Rinse in warm water.<br />

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IT GIRL<br />

Zendaya<br />

By Leah Tobak<br />

Zendaya Maree Stoermor Coleman<br />

is the complete package.<br />

She’s an actress, dancer, singer<br />

and model all by age 19. Zendaya’s<br />

not afraid to take fashion risks — she<br />

always has an effortlessly cool and<br />

glamorous style. We couldn’t think of<br />

any other young starlet as fit to be this<br />

issue’s It Girl.<br />

Zendaya got her first big break starring<br />

in the Disney Channel show Shake<br />

It Up, where she showcased her singing<br />

and dancing alongside celebrity bestie,<br />

Bella Thorne. She then shimmied her<br />

way to runner up on Dancing with the<br />

Stars as the show’s youngest contestant<br />

at age 16. In 2013, she released<br />

her self-titled solo album, selling over<br />

7,000 copies in the first week.<br />

Recently, Zendaya has been making<br />

major moves in the fashion game. 2015<br />

was a huge year for this young starlet.<br />

She stepped into the big leagues with a<br />

feature in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”<br />

music video as fierce sidekick, Cut-<br />

Throat. We all know that #GirlGang<br />

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can’t be stopped.<br />

The biracial beauty also became an<br />

icon for multi-cultural women everywhere,<br />

when a Barbie doll was released<br />

in her likeness. Zendaya shows us she’s<br />

just getting started as she struts into<br />

2016 as the new face of Covergirl.<br />

Zendaya’s unique style is taking the<br />

red carpet by storm. Often seen flaunting<br />

edgy designs featuring bright<br />

colors and patterns, her taste is best<br />

described as eye-catching and unpredictable,<br />

yet chic. We loved the sophisticated<br />

and trendy red tiered Marchesa<br />

gown she recently wore to the Golden<br />

Globe Awards. But Z’s fashion risks<br />

don’t stop on the red carpet either;<br />

she’s constantly changing up her beauty<br />

look. Over the past year, we’ve seen<br />

her with everything from long wavy<br />

locks to a blunt straight bob. Zendaya<br />

can pull off any look.<br />

<strong>No</strong>t only is Zendaya a trendsetter,<br />

she’s also passionate about being<br />

a positive role model and keeping<br />

it real. She used her personal<br />

Instagram to call out a magazine for<br />

dramatically retouching her cover<br />

shot, creating “the unrealistic ideals<br />

of beauty that we have.” In a recent<br />

interview, Zendaya told E! News<br />

that she knows she has a voice that<br />

reaches many and wants to use it to<br />

encourage others.<br />

We can’t wait to see what bold move<br />

this It Girl pulls next.


Dress: Margoth Moore,<br />

student designer<br />

Accessories: Bluebird Charms<br />

SUMMER<br />

LOVIN’<br />

When wedding season<br />

rolls around, don’t get<br />

stuck in tired sun dresses<br />

or stuffy suits. From<br />

formal to casual, we’ve<br />

got you covered.<br />

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Formal<br />

For more formal occasions, try<br />

a tailored jumpsuit in a fabric<br />

like crêpe or chiffon. This adds<br />

a feminine hourglass figure to a<br />

modern, menswear-inspired base.<br />

In a blue material, this outfit<br />

contrasts nicely with a pair of nude<br />

or metallic heels.<br />

Blazer, dress shirt, and slacks:<br />

Locker Room<br />

Jumpsuit: Lindsey Richards,<br />

student designer<br />

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Casual<br />

Spruce up a romper with a<br />

statement necklace and wedges<br />

for a more comfortable, but still<br />

polished look. Make this look fun<br />

with a fun floral pattern or add<br />

a pop of color by accessorizing a<br />

solid-colored romper.<br />

Shirt and slacks: Locker Room<br />

Lace romper: Az Well<br />

Floral set: Lucca<br />

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Blastfrom<br />

the<br />

Past<br />

Fashion trends evolve, but some never go out of style.<br />

This spring and summer, it’s time to raid mom’s closet<br />

because some of our favorite classic looks are back from<br />

the past. Take at look at our guide to see how pieces<br />

from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s are being reinvented<br />

and combined for your 2016 wardrobe.<br />

New<br />

Makeup looks by Skye Jones and Mary Katherine<br />

Mathews with Bobbie Brown Cosmetics<br />

Old<br />

‘90s<br />

Dark tones, sneakers and simple, undone hair were<br />

trademarks of the ‘90s. To get the grunge aesthetic, pair<br />

classic Chuck Taylor High Tops with ripped high-waisted<br />

denim shorts, a crop top, and an essential flannel shirt.<br />

Don’t forget to finish the look with a choker!<br />

Old:<br />

Pants: Lavish<br />

New:<br />

Plaid shirt: Pants Store<br />

Shorts: Lavish<br />

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‘80s<br />

Show stoppers like Madonna crashed<br />

on to the ‘80s fashion scene with bright<br />

colors and patterns paired with chunky<br />

jewelry and accessories. Pair bright<br />

colors with a cute mini skirt to give<br />

your closet an ‘80s flair. Complete<br />

your look and throwback to the flashy<br />

fabrics and accessories of the time with<br />

a pair of metallic sandals.<br />

Old<br />

New<br />

Old:<br />

Margoth Moore, student designer<br />

New:<br />

Top, skirt: Az Well<br />

Sandals: Selphi<br />

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Old:<br />

Top: Brooks Cochran, student designer<br />

Pants: Selphi<br />

Headband: Az Well<br />

Necklace: Pants Store<br />

New:<br />

Top, sunglasses: Az Well<br />

Pants: Selphi<br />

‘70s<br />

New<br />

Bare feet, bell bottoms and good vibes<br />

are just a few things that come to mind<br />

when thinking of the ‘70s. Capture<br />

this bohemian look by pairing a flowy<br />

top with classic bell bottom jeans. Add<br />

tassel jewelry and flower crowns to<br />

truly mimic the hippie style.<br />

Old<br />

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Old:<br />

Polka dot set: Miranda Barrett,<br />

student designer<br />

Sandals: Francesca’s<br />

New:<br />

Tie dye set: Soul Diem<br />

Sandals: Francescas’s<br />

‘60s<br />

Old<br />

New<br />

Icons like Jackie O and Audrey<br />

Hepburn inspired women from every<br />

walk of life to step up their style. For<br />

a look straight from the ‘60s, focus<br />

on polka dots and pastels. Splashes of<br />

color keep this look simple but playful.<br />

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Athleisure<br />

wear<br />

When you need to go from class to errand running to<br />

the gym all in one outfit, it’s hard to pick something that<br />

doesn’t skimp on style. You need an outfit that lets you<br />

to do it all. Let us introduce you to your new best friend:<br />

athleisure wear. It combines comfort and function to work<br />

just as hard as you do. You can head straight from class to<br />

the gym with confidence in athletic gear that looks great<br />

and performs better. There’s no need to look sloppy while<br />

breaking a sweat. With athleisure, your 5K run will be<br />

worthy of the runway.<br />

Outfits: CALIA by Carrie Underwood<br />

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minimalist fashion<br />

Photographer: Emily Heath<br />

Produced and styled by:<br />

Aramis Harmon, Kaila Washington,<br />

Maia Wade, Samantha Cupero,<br />

Deven Feldstein, Melissa Eisenach<br />

Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Top: Soul Diem<br />

Pants, shoes: Market House<br />

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Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Top: Bevello<br />

Skirt: Francesca’s<br />


Grey cape: Jon Duff-Gordon,<br />

student designer<br />

Shirt, pants: Selphi<br />


Black dress: Bevello<br />

Beaded necklace: Lavish<br />

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Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Shirt: Francesca’s<br />

Pants: Pants Store<br />

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TOP LEFT:<br />

Black shirt: Pants Store<br />

Pants: Market House<br />

Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />


Dress: Christy’s Ladies Boutique<br />

Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Shoes: Market House<br />

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Epiphany<br />

C a f é<br />

By Mary Clay Kline<br />

When Tuscaloosa native and UA<br />

graduate Tres Jackson first opened<br />

the doors to Epiphany Cafe, the chef<br />

had big dreams for the farm-to-table<br />

establishment. The restaurant,<br />

which opened over 12 years ago,<br />

provides creative small-plate style<br />

dishes utilizing ingredients from local<br />

farms. Epiphany’s menu, from<br />

appetizers to desserts, is inspired<br />

by both Southern tradition and<br />

foreign cuisine.<br />

If you’ve ever dined at Epiphany,<br />

you may have dropped in for its most<br />

popular menu item: fried Brussels<br />

sprouts. The crowd favorite appetizer<br />

is served tossed in sweet soy caramel<br />

and housemade hot sauce, then<br />

topped with kimchi, Korean-style<br />

pickled local vegetables. Jackson<br />

estimates that the restaurant runs<br />

through about 50 pounds of Brussels<br />

sprouts a week. Though the restaurant’s<br />

menu evolves constantly, the<br />

Brussels sprouts are a mainstay. The<br />

soy caramel and hot sauce laden version<br />

of the appetizer is moving to his<br />

new global street food restaurant en-<br />

deavor, Animal Butter, set to launch<br />

in April. But don’t worry — a new<br />

Brussels sprouts recipe will debut at<br />

Epiphany when the original<br />

leaves.<br />

Epiphany Cafe’s craft cocktail<br />

menu changes seasonally<br />

as well. Rebecca Doss, one of<br />

Epiphany’s longtime bartenders,<br />

recommends the Merrythought<br />

as the perfect cocktail<br />

to welcome spring. The refreshing<br />

gin drink includes St. Germain,<br />

lychee, lemon, strawberry and<br />

sparkling water. The gin featured in<br />

the Merrythought is 27 Springs Gin,<br />

which is distilled in Alabama.<br />

Epiphany Cafe is open for dinner<br />

Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m.<br />

until 10 p.m. with a happy hour Monday<br />

through Thursday from 5-7 p.m.<br />

when frugal foodies can enjoy a selection<br />

of menu items for half price.<br />

Epiphany Cafe is located at 519<br />

Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa. For<br />

more information, visit epiphanyfarm2fork.com.<br />

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One Ingredient,<br />

Five Ways<br />

By Kimberly Suits<br />

This skinny grass-looking herb is milder than its larger counterpart,<br />

green onions, but still adds a hint of the onion flavor<br />

without overpowering any dish. Chives make the perfect summer<br />

herb, as they’re best raw or only slightly cooked. Many dishes benefit<br />

from a sprinkle of chives, especially egg dishes, and they’re a<br />

delightful garnish over salads, baked potatoes and soups.<br />

For those who love to cook with fresh herbs but can’t have a<br />

garden of their own, chives can be planted in a small pot and<br />

grown inside. They’re super easy to care for — just a little sunlight<br />

and water. Plus, the little bit of green can add life to any<br />

window sill.<br />

Most recipes call for fresh chives, which, if refrigerated in a<br />

plastic container, can last up to a week. But for busy students on<br />

a budget, the other option is to get dried chives that can be rehydrated<br />

with a little water. Either way, the herb will bring a splash<br />

of summer flavor to any dish.<br />

Best served topped with salsa and fresh avocado on the side.<br />

Lemon-Chive Long<br />

Grain Rice<br />

This rice adds a bright citrus flavor<br />

to any dish.<br />

Ingredients<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 tbsp olive oil<br />

4 large eggs<br />

2 ½ tbsp minced chives<br />

2 tbsp water<br />

dash of salt and pepper<br />

2 ounces cream cheese cubed<br />

Cream Cheese and Chive Omelet<br />

Directions<br />

1. In large nonstick skillet, heat olive<br />

oil over medium-high heat.<br />

2. Whisk eggs, 2 tbsp. chives, water,<br />

salt and pepper, then pour mixture<br />

into skillet.<br />

3. As egg mixture cooks, lift edges<br />

and allow the uncooked portion flow<br />

underneath.<br />

4. Once the eggs set sprinkle one side<br />

with cream cheese and extra ½ tbsp<br />

of chives; fold other side over the filling.<br />

Once filling is melted slide omelet<br />

onto a plate.<br />

2 tbsp butter<br />

1 small yellow onion, chopped<br />

2 cups long grain rice<br />

½ tsp ground turmeric<br />

zest from 1 lemon<br />

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth<br />

2 tbsp chives, finely chopped<br />

¼ tsp pepper<br />

Directions<br />

1. Melt butter in saucepan, add onions,<br />

and saute.<br />

2. Add rice and turmeric to pan and<br />

stir to coat rice.<br />

3. Add half of lemon zest and all of the<br />

broth, stir. Bring to a boil.<br />

4. Cover and simmer over low heat for<br />

20-25 minutes.<br />

5. Stir in remaining lemon zest and<br />

chives.<br />

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Buttermilk and<br />

Chive Dressing<br />

This dressing is light, Southern and<br />

full of flavor.<br />

Ingredients<br />

¾ cup buttermilk<br />

½ cup mayonnaise<br />

3 tbsp chopped chives<br />

1 garlic clove, minced<br />

½ tsp salt<br />

¼ tsp ground black pepper<br />

Directions<br />

1. Whisk together all ingredients.<br />

Cover dressing and chill until ready<br />

to serve.<br />

The perfect compliment to a refreshing<br />

salad.<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 ¼ cup flour<br />

2 ½ tsp baking powder<br />

2 tsp sugar<br />

½ tsp baking soda<br />

½ tsp salt<br />

½ cup cold butter, cubed<br />

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<br />

3 tbsp chives, chopped<br />

1 cup buttermilk<br />

Cheddar Chive Savory Biscuits<br />

Directions<br />

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.<br />

2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour,<br />

baking powder, sugar, baking soda,and<br />

salt. Cut in butter with pastry<br />

knife or two butter knives until mixture<br />

resembles coarse crumbs; stir<br />

in cheese and chives. Add buttermilk<br />

and stir until moistened.<br />

3. Place on lightly floured surface;<br />

knead 8-10 times. Roll dough to ¾<br />

inch. thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter<br />

or top of thin glass cup.<br />

4. Place 2 inches apart on a greased<br />

baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes<br />

or until golden brown.<br />

Shrimp with<br />

Chive Butter<br />

This recipe works well broiled or<br />

on the grill. Serve it over pasta and<br />

summer squash, tossed with the leftover<br />

butter.<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 cup butter<br />

2 garlic cloves, pressed<br />

¼ cup lemon juice<br />

6 tbsp chives, chopped<br />

½ tsp ground black pepper<br />

1 lb. shrimp, uncooked, peeled and<br />

deveined<br />

½ lb. whole wheat spaghetti<br />

2 cups chopped summer squash<br />

Directions<br />

1. Preheat broiler or grill. Spray baking<br />

sheet or grill basket with nonstick<br />

spray.<br />

2. Cook pasta and summer squash.<br />

3. Melt butter in small saucepan over<br />

low heat.<br />

4. Whisk in garlic and lemon juice,<br />

then add chives and pepper.<br />

5. Arrange shrimp, and brush with<br />

butter. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip<br />

and brush other side with butter.<br />

Cook for another 2 minutes.<br />

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DoubleTime<br />

By Madison Sullivan<br />

Double the people to<br />

double your results.<br />

It’s always easier to hit the gym when you’ve got a<br />

friend to keep you accountable. We formulated a fitness<br />

routine that requires you to actually have your<br />

partner with you to complete the workout.<br />

How It Works<br />

Abs, arms, legs and glutes are all included in this partner<br />

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

taking a one-minute break following the Medicine Ball<br />

Swing and Pass. As your fitness level builds, you may<br />

want to add onto the number of times you complete the<br />

circuit and increase the pace. Once you’ve finished the<br />

circuits, complete the stretches and rehydrate.<br />

1. Plank with High Fives (20)<br />

Face your partner in plank position. Lift opposite<br />

arms, straightening them in front of you. Hit your<br />

partner’s palm and lower your arms back down. Repeat<br />

with the other arm. Be sure to keep your core<br />

engaged during the entire set.<br />

2. Squatting Medicine Ball Pass (20)<br />

Squat with your back pressed up against your partner’s<br />

back. While you’re both in squatting position,<br />

pass a 5-pound medicine ball around your torsos,<br />

handing it off. Make sure to stay in a full squat and<br />

engage your core. Each partner should have the ball<br />

ten times.<br />

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3. Leg Raises (10)<br />

One partner stands while the other lays down flat<br />

on their back. The partner on the ground grabs the<br />

ankles of the other. The partner on the ground then<br />

engages their core pulling their legs up above them.<br />

The standing partner then pushes their feet back<br />

down towards the ground. Without letting their feet<br />

hit the ground, the partner on the floor repeats pulling<br />

their legs above them. Once this has been completed<br />

10 times, switch.<br />

5. Stretch<br />

Once you’ve repeated the circuit as many times as possible,<br />

cool down with a 5-10 minute stretching session with your<br />

partner. We have included two partner stretches, but don’t<br />

forget to add your own into the mix.<br />

Leg Stretch:<br />

One partner lies on their back. The other partner<br />

kneels at their feet and pushes their leg back as far as<br />

it can go. You should feel tension in your muscles but<br />

not pain; go only as far as your body allows you. You<br />

will gain flexibility over time.<br />

4. Medicine Ball Swing and Pass (10)<br />

Standing a few feet away from one another, hold a<br />

5-pound medicine ball in front of you. Twisting and<br />

tightening your core, swing the medicine ball in a<br />

wide arc from right to left. Once the ball is all the way<br />

to the left of your body, release the ball and toss it to<br />

your partner. Your partner will then repeat this process,<br />

using the momentum of the ball to turn all the<br />

way to their left then back to their right.<br />

Back Stretch:<br />

One partner sits with their legs out in front. The<br />

other partner kneels behind and pushes the first partners’<br />

back until their body is as flat to their legs as it<br />

can go.<br />

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What’s your<br />

signature drink?<br />

1. Your Friday test is finished, now what?<br />

a. Looking at my to-do list — lots to do.<br />

b. Time to watch the Kardashians.<br />

c. Go home, jump into sweatpants until<br />

it’s time to get dressed for the night.<br />

d. “WHO HAS A BOTTLE!?”<br />

2. At 9 p.m. on Sunday night, you are...?<br />

a. Packing my backpack, reviewing<br />

my readings.<br />

b. Watching last week’s The Bachelor.<br />

c. Watching Downton Abbey with a<br />

glass of wine.<br />

d. The accumulated hangover would kill<br />

me, so I’m still drinking.<br />

3. You have an 8 a.m. class, what are<br />

you wearing?<br />

a. Jeans, cute sweater, and my makeup<br />

is done.<br />

b. Oversized t-shirt with makeup and<br />

hair done.<br />

c. Messy bun, leggings, maybe some<br />

mascara on a good day.<br />

d. Do people go to those?<br />

4. Movie night with the girls, your first pick is?<br />

a. Pride and Prejudice, new rendition.<br />

b. Anything based off a Nicholas<br />

Sparks novel.<br />

c. Breakfast at Tiffany’s<br />

d. Pitch Perfect 2<br />

5. Describe your current resume.<br />

a. Printed and ready.<br />

b. Does my high-school one count?<br />

c. Could use work, but it says what<br />

it needs to.<br />

d. Ohhh ... About that ...<br />

6. Your dream wedding is...?<br />

a. Hometown chapel.<br />

b. A romantic day with a floralcovered<br />

ballroom.<br />

c. Someplace modern where I can enjoy the<br />

day with family and friends.<br />

d. A destination wedding; can you<br />

say beach!?<br />

7. What’s on the bottom of your purse?<br />

a. Everything is in its appropriate pocket.<br />

b. Every lipstick I own.<br />

c. Gum, receipts, Chapstick.<br />

d. Only the necessities: phone, ID/debit card,<br />

and Innisfree VIP card.<br />

8. When did you start working on your<br />

summer plans?<br />

a. Last summer.<br />

b. My parents are lining something up.<br />

c. I started reaching out a few<br />

months ago.<br />

d. I’ll figure something out when it<br />

gets here.<br />

9. At the movies, you can’t live without...?<br />

a. Raisinets<br />

b. Twizzlers<br />

c. Popcorn<br />

d. My flask; it fits in my purse!<br />

10. What does your most embarrassing drunk<br />

story involve?<br />

a. This one time my drunk friend...<br />

b. Curtains, cupcakes, and a<br />

wrong number.<br />

c. Too many rounds of flip cup, a spoon,<br />

and the song “Milkshakes.”<br />

d. Funnel, palm tree, stuffed tiger.<br />

Mostly As: Always the DD<br />

You’ve claimed your seat and you’re drinking<br />

Shirley Temples. You’re going to be the<br />

most responsible bridesmaid and are always<br />

willing to pick up unwanted tasks.<br />

Mostly Bs: Something sweet: Daiquiri,<br />

Lemon Drop, Cosmos, Spritzers, Sweet Wine,<br />

or Light Beer<br />

You’re probably the newbie. You have like 12<br />

best friends. Picking what outfit to wear is one<br />

of the biggest decisions you’ve made all week.<br />

You like keeping up with your celebrity icons<br />

and making every day fun.<br />

Mostly Cs: Classic Mix: Vodka & Tonic,<br />

Whiskey & Coke, Martini, “Good” Wine, or<br />

Craft Beer<br />

You’ve been around the block a time or two<br />

and know what you like. You pretty much<br />

know who you are, but can’t deny a chance to<br />

unwind. Your friends say you are the mom of<br />

the group and have your life put together as<br />

the most level-headed, with one or two go-to<br />

close friends.<br />

Mostly Ds: Straight up: Vodka, Tequila, or a<br />

shot of anything<br />

You’re down to have fun and tend to gravitate<br />

to the center of attention. You’re looking<br />

for an adventure around every turn. Your<br />

friends say you’re a party animal, and you<br />

can’t even try to deny it.<br />

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Features<br />

Soak Up the Sun<br />

Getting Over Jealousy<br />

Fashion with a Heart<br />

Music Festival Roundup<br />

Fad Diet or Bad Diet<br />

StyleBone<br />

<strong>No</strong>t Your Babe<br />

36<br />

48<br />

50<br />

54<br />

58<br />

60<br />


Photographer: Emily Heath<br />

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When summer hits, it’s all road trips, sun-kissed skin,<br />

and hot days that turn into simmering nights. Embrace the<br />

season’s laissez-faire approach with a wardrobe that accents<br />

the ease of beachside escapes and festive soirees. The summer<br />

is yours for the taking. So whether you’re marrying preppy<br />

classics with snappy twists or opting for styles as free as your<br />

schedule, you can’t go wrong. It’s easy to let the sounds of<br />

summer inspire your looks when music festivals are scattered<br />

throughout the season. From mesh crop tops to denim cut offs<br />

to fringe details, now’s the time to let the good vibes flow.<br />

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Top, shorts and necklace: Pants Store<br />

Plaid top and shorts: Locker Room<br />

Photographer: Hanna Curlette<br />

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Tie dye dress: Soul Diem<br />

Tie dye romper: Soul Diem<br />

Crochet top: Pants Store<br />

Accessories: Pants Store and Francesca’s<br />

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Photographer: Trent McDaniel

Floral Romper: Lucca<br />

Photographer: Ramsey Griffin<br />

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Photographer: Emily Heath

Photographer: Ramsey Griffin<br />

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Fringe geometric set: Lucca<br />

Photographer: Trent McDaniel<br />

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Fringe top: Lavish<br />

Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Photographer: Hanna Curlette<br />

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Fringe top: Pants Store<br />

Jean shorts: Pants Store<br />

Necklace: Bluebird Charms<br />

Photographer: Hanna Curlette<br />

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Photographer: Hanna Curlette<br />

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Beige crochet vest: Pants Store<br />

Brown shorts: Pants Store<br />

Necklace: Pants Store<br />

Black tied romper: Lucca<br />

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Getting Over<br />

Jealousy<br />

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By Allison Cohen and<br />

Elizabeth Elkin<br />

Remember that boy you<br />

dated in seventh grade?<br />

Well, he’s dating another<br />

girl, and she’s pregnant.<br />

Catherine Faust, a student at The<br />

University of Alabama, can relate.<br />

“And I’m not jealous at all because I<br />

don’t want a child at all in any form,”<br />

she says. “But...they make it look<br />

pretty cute.”<br />

We’ve all experienced it in one form<br />

or another. Whether you’re a middle<br />

child, new to a relationship, or in a<br />

friend group, chances are you’ve come<br />

face-to-face with Shakespeare’s greeneyed<br />

monster: jealousy. The all-consuming<br />

emotion has a tendency to<br />

creep up on us. But don’t worry, there’s<br />

a way to curb it.<br />

On the surface, jealousy is the fear<br />

of losing what’s yours. However, when<br />

it comes to describing the thoughts,<br />

feelings and interactions that go<br />

along with the emotion, things<br />

can get more complicated. Clinical<br />

psychologist Shelley Bresnick<br />

splits jealousy into two categories:<br />

outward and underlying<br />

emotions.<br />

“Anger and resentment are

the overriding emotions you’ll outwardly<br />

see,” Bresnick says. “But a<br />

sense of feeling rejected underlies<br />

those emotions.”<br />

To get a better grasp at how to<br />

curb our jealous selves, we have to go<br />

straight to the source.<br />

Understanding the Process<br />

Cue the brain signals.<br />

Bresnick compares jealousy to<br />

a fight or flight response. We feel<br />

threatened by situations, such as another<br />

girl talking to our significant<br />

other, and our immediate reaction is<br />

jealousy. She said this could result in<br />

either an outward burst of anger or<br />

inner resentment.<br />

The American Psychological Association<br />

have linked jealousy to a specific<br />

part of our brains, the prefrontal<br />

cortex. The magic that happens here<br />

relates back to whether you feel happy<br />

(left cortex) or sad (right cortex.)<br />

Studies have shown there to be more<br />

action in the left cortex in situations<br />

that prompt jealousy.<br />

If in the past you haven’t felt accepted<br />

by your family, Bresnick says, you<br />

may be more likely to feel that way<br />

with your peers. This can form a pattern<br />

of feeling unaccepted in different<br />

aspects of your life. Bresnick gives the<br />

example of a couple.<br />

“One person in a relationship might<br />

feel jealous because the other has<br />

close friendships,” she says. “They<br />

might feel their partner is confiding<br />

too much in one of their friends. They<br />

might think, ‘You’re putting too much<br />

into these other relationships, so what<br />

does that leave for me?’”<br />

However, jealousy isn’t confined<br />

to only face-to-face interactions. We<br />

live in a digital world, so what we<br />

see online has a huge impact on our<br />

jealousy radar.<br />

The Influence of Social Media<br />

Instagram: the mecca of people you<br />

want to be, taking pictures in all the<br />

places you want to visit. Or Facebook,<br />

where the girl who always bit her nails<br />

is now living your dream internship<br />

(with perfect cuticles).<br />

Looking through the lens of what appears<br />

to be someone’s perfect life can<br />

cause insecurities in our own.<br />

“It’s when people look like they have<br />

their stuff together,” says Lindsey<br />

Young, a UA student. “I try to tell<br />

myself I’m going to work harder and<br />

find a successful job, but I end up just<br />

stalking them on Instagram.”<br />

Bresnick explains that the image<br />

of people we see on social media is<br />

pre-sculpted.<br />

“You’re comparing yourself to a positive<br />

image rather than a real person,”<br />

Bresnick says.<br />

Social media allows others to edit<br />

and re-edit the image they want to be<br />

perceived as. It can be hard to see past<br />

the almost too dreamy couple and the<br />

perfectly placed coffee mug, but we<br />

don’t always think about the real person<br />

behind the picture. Once we step<br />

back from the filters, we can then stop<br />

the comparisons and focus on reality.<br />

Curbing Jealousy<br />

The layers of jealousy tend to merge<br />

together, and Bresnick suggests breaking<br />

down exactly what you’re feeling to<br />

separate your thoughts between the<br />

jealous and the rational.<br />

“Some of it is becoming more aware<br />

of what you’re thinking and feeling,”<br />

Bresnick says. “And when you’re more<br />

aware, you can start to understand it<br />

more. And as a result, you’re able to let<br />

go of it.”<br />

In addition, if you’re thinking negatively<br />

about yourself, Bresnick says to<br />

change your thinking to see the things<br />

you like about yourself. By redirecting<br />

your thoughts, you spend less brain<br />

power wondering why you aren’t somebody<br />

else and more brain power appreciating<br />

the person you are.<br />

Bresnick suggests asking yourself<br />

questions that put your situation in<br />

perspective, such as, “What does this<br />

really mean for me?” She says this can<br />

help you accurately assess your negative<br />

feelings and successfully kick your<br />

jealous streak.<br />

Jealousy, in small amounts, is natural.<br />

It can help you break bad habits or<br />

go after the dream job you’ve always<br />

wanted. Use it to your advantage!<br />

But don’t let it get in between you,<br />

reality and the Netflix series you’re<br />

binge watching.<br />

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WITH A<br />

HEART<br />

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By Emily Williams<br />

In February, New York<br />

Fashion Week brought<br />

the $1.2 trillion fashion<br />

industry into sharp focus<br />

on a global scale.<br />

It is the realm of the<br />

absurd and the absurdly<br />

overpriced, with past offerings including<br />

Kanye West’s $1,600 ripped<br />

sweater or Rodarte’s couture Star<br />

Wars gown collection. But behind all<br />

the glitz and glamour, the fashion<br />

industry’s ethical reputation is increasingly<br />

under scrutiny. In an industry<br />

that employs nearly one-sixth of<br />

the world’s population and creates the<br />

second-highest amount of pollution,<br />

accountability is hard to come by.<br />

But a growing number of businesses<br />

are making a mark by putting charitable<br />

causes at the center of their designs.<br />

Fashion for a cause is an increasingly<br />

popular way for both companies and<br />

consumers to make a statement about<br />

their values and put their money where<br />

their heart is.<br />

“In a traditional sense, it used to be<br />

that for-profit companies made products<br />

and did services, and not-for-profit<br />

companies were the ones that worked<br />

within causes and messages,” says Joel<br />

Strayer, a marketing instructor at The<br />

University of Alabama. “(<strong>No</strong>w) we live<br />

in an age where companies have to give<br />

added value to the customer. I think<br />

the recession and the recovery has had<br />

a lot to do with the value being created<br />

for customers in buying goods that<br />

also have causes attached to them.”

Strayer explains that the way these<br />

goods are priced, the actual market<br />

price of a product is combined with<br />

the amount of a charitable donation,<br />

so the consumer is technically overpaying<br />

for the good. But the charitable<br />

element adds value to the product<br />

and an emotional benefit for the consumer.<br />

In the long run, he says, causebased<br />

fashion may save money because<br />

the marketing costs for the business<br />

and the charity are consolidated,<br />

which puts more money toward the<br />

charitable donations.<br />

“The market is efficient, so you probably<br />

have a higher volume of people<br />

who are willing to go out and buy [the<br />

product] and at the same time make<br />

the donation, than people who would<br />

just naturally go out and donate to a<br />

charity,” Strayer says. “Overall, you’re<br />

seeing more dollars go to that than<br />

you would in just a traditional, purely<br />

charity sense.”<br />

While the practice is most commonly<br />

associated with clothing or shoes,<br />

Strayer says the trend of businesses<br />

partnering with causes is likely to increase<br />

in the future.<br />

“Right now, with today’s consumer, I<br />

think it’s a strong marketing strategy<br />

and a strong way to differentiate yourself<br />

from a company that just delivers<br />

a strong product,” he says. “I think<br />

where you see a majority of the success<br />

is when you start off with a cause and<br />

then build into making a product that<br />

people desire.”<br />

One of the businesses with a cause<br />

at the root of their products is Rahab’s<br />

Rope in Gainesville, Georgia. Founded<br />

by Vicki Moore in 2004, Rahab’s<br />

Rope is a non-profit store and ministry<br />

that provides aftercare and education<br />

for women who are victims of human<br />

trafficking in India.<br />

The women are taught to sew and<br />

make jewelry, and the products they<br />

make, including accessories, bags,<br />

scarves, and journals, are sold in the<br />

Gainesville store. The program’s goal<br />

is to help rehabilitate the women and<br />

prepare them to support themselves in<br />

society.<br />

“We’re not trying to employ women<br />

the rest of their lives. We want to be<br />

the transitional period for them,” says<br />

Moore, owner of Rahab’s Rope. “But<br />

in that transitional period of rehabilitation,<br />

they need to be able to sustain<br />

themselves and have some income to be<br />

able to start rebuilding.”<br />

Moore travels back and forth between<br />

India and Georgia, working in four Indian<br />

cities across the country and running<br />

the store. She said the business<br />

has been successful because it is not<br />

simply a charity; it gives the women<br />

a chance to make lasting changes in<br />

their lives.<br />

“We’re setting a model for the women<br />

to not just expect someone to come in<br />

and hand them everything,” she says.<br />

“They’re also learning how to work<br />

and provide things for themselves.”<br />

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Rahab’s Rope supports women in<br />

three ways: rehabilitating women who<br />

have been rescued from the sex trade,<br />

building relationships with women<br />

currently working in the sex industry<br />

in order to help them escape, and preventing<br />

women from getting into the<br />

business to begin with.<br />

“We were seeing teenage girls in a<br />

community where a lot of suicide attempts<br />

were happening,” Moore says.<br />

“That was due to the fact that they<br />

never were allowed to go to school, and<br />

so they couldn’t get a job, and then<br />

their families just told them that they<br />

were a burden. In their minds, their<br />

families would just be better off if they<br />

didn’t exist.”<br />

Through their programs, Moore and<br />

her team provide the women basic vocational<br />

training and life skills. They<br />

also work with the women’s parents to<br />

help them understand the importance<br />

of education. Last year, Rahab’s Rope<br />

and its affiliates were able to open a<br />

home for children rescued from redlight<br />

districts.<br />

Unlike other non-profit stores that<br />

sell a variety of fair-trade products<br />

from around the world, Moore says<br />

her store is unique because almost<br />

all of the products she sells are made<br />

by rescued women in India. Profits<br />

from the store cover all operational<br />

costs and marketing costs, so she is<br />

able to send 100 percent of donations<br />

directly overse.<br />

She says her message resonates with<br />

customers because they can see the direct<br />

connection their money has with<br />

changing lives in India.<br />

“We have a lot of people who come in<br />

the store who have never heard of us,<br />

and once they hear the story they go,<br />

‘Oh, well I can’t leave without buying<br />

something,’” she says.<br />

In addition to non-profit, causebased<br />

fashion businesses, an increasing<br />

number of for-profit businesses<br />

are working to align themselves<br />

with a message. Well-known brands<br />

like TOM’s and Target’s FEED line<br />

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brought cause fashion to popular attention,<br />

but smaller companies are<br />

working to bring change to the fashion<br />

industry by going beyond sweatshops<br />

and synthetic fabrics.<br />

The sustainable fashion company<br />

Zady, based in New York City, calls<br />

itself “a lifestyle destination for conscious<br />

consumers.” The company assembles<br />

its clothing in the United<br />

States using ethically sourced materials<br />

and environmentally-friendly manufacturing<br />

processes.<br />

Zady was established in 2013 by<br />

friends Soraya Darabi and Maxine<br />

Bédat, who felt disconnected from the<br />

clothes they were buying. They began<br />

their company by selling products from<br />

ethical brands and telling the story behind<br />

how the garments were made. In<br />

2014, the company began manufacturing<br />

and selling its own line.<br />

UA student Lindsay Rieland worked<br />

as a marketing intern for Zady in the<br />

summer of 2015. The senior marketing<br />

major says she was drawn to<br />

the company because of their values<br />

and the opportunity to help people<br />

through business.<br />

“Zady really appreciates transparency<br />

in the supply chain,” Rieland says.<br />

“So you know that the shirt on your<br />

back is coming from artisans<br />

that are paid enough<br />

and treated well, and<br />

they’re using raw materials<br />

that aren’t killing the<br />

environment.”<br />

Rieland says she<br />

knew very little about<br />

the importance of sustainable<br />

fashion before<br />

she began working at Zady but now<br />

has a new appreciation for the benefits<br />

of making informed purchases.<br />

While Zady’s line is more expensive<br />

than what she calls “fast fashion”<br />

brands, she says the long-term benefits<br />

for the environment, workers and<br />

consumer outweigh the temporary<br />

cost disparity.<br />

“These days it’s so easy to go into<br />

Forever 21 or H&M and buy something<br />

that you know you’re only going<br />

to wear once,” she says. “A lot of<br />

people don’t think about why these<br />

clothes are so cheap. Why are we buying<br />

something that’s $2? I mean, yeah,<br />

it’s cheap, but what are the impacts on<br />

the whole world?”<br />

Zady Relationship Manager Navah<br />

Rosenbaum says being transparent<br />

about the process of producing their<br />

clothing helps customers feel more<br />

connected to their purchases.<br />

“There’s really a crisis, I think, in<br />

how things are getting made,” Rosenbaum<br />

says. “Similar to the food industry<br />

where we were really disconnected<br />

from where our food came from and<br />

then as brands like Whole Foods came<br />

along and taught consumers to think<br />

about those things, that really opened<br />

people’s eyes.”<br />

Rosenbaum says Zady’s long-term<br />

goal is to change the way consumers<br />

think about fashion and its global effects.<br />

Other companies, she says, have<br />

looked to Zady as an example of how to<br />

maintain a profitable brand while upholding<br />

higher ethical standards.<br />

“I hope that the fashion industry<br />

will start taking more accountability<br />

for where products that they’re selling<br />

“ ... the shirt on your back is<br />

coming from artisans that are<br />

paid enough and treated well, and<br />

they’re using raw materials that<br />

aren’t killing the environment.”<br />

come from and I hope that consumers<br />

start demanding that more and more<br />

so that there will be a lot more transparency,”<br />

Rosenbaum says. “And I<br />

hope that consumers will feel empowered<br />

to make better choices and understand<br />

what their impact really is.”

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Summer 2k16<br />

Festival Roundup<br />

The Governors Ball in NYC<br />

(Photo by Forrest Woodward)<br />

By Katie Bell<br />

Grab your flower crowns and<br />

cheap sunglasses — our favorite<br />

season of the year is here!<br />

That’s right: music festival<br />

time. Whether you’re hitting a<br />

sunny beach or braving a techno<br />

forest, <strong>Alice</strong> has the scoop<br />

on the most sought-out festivals<br />

of the summer. Ranging<br />

from twangy country to upbeat<br />

electronic jams, we’ve got your<br />

guide to the best live music of<br />

the season. So whether you’re<br />

grabbing your cowboy boots<br />

or flash tattoos, this ultimate<br />

summer music festival lineup<br />

can’t be beat.<br />

1. “A LITTLE BIT OF<br />


Beale Street Music Festival<br />

(Memphis, TN)<br />

With a range of artists spanning<br />

from the greatest rockstars to the<br />

newest rap artists, Beale Street<br />

Music Festival is a top priority<br />

if you’re looking for a low-commitment<br />

festival. This year’s<br />

headliners include Beck, Weezer,<br />

Train, Jason Derulo, Meghan<br />

Trainor, and Grace Potter. Tom<br />

Lee Park can be found right off<br />

the mighty Mississippi and has<br />

been locally deemed as“Mudfest”<br />

for its swampy conditions during<br />

rainy season each year. Rain<br />

won’t stop the fun though, so grab<br />

those rain boots and hit the banks<br />

for the ultimate soulful Memphis<br />

music experience.<br />

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Firefly Music Festival<br />

(Dover, DE)<br />

With major headliners Mumford<br />

& Sons, Ellie Goulding, Fetty<br />

Wap, Blink-182, Earth Wind &<br />

Fire and many others, the Firefly<br />

lineup is stacked. If you’re looking<br />

for a little taste of every genre<br />

and can’t wait to hit the camping<br />

grounds to get there, look no further.<br />

Located in Dover, Delaware,<br />

this festival is definitely making<br />

our can’t-miss list.<br />

Hangout Music Festival<br />

(Gulf Shores, AL)<br />

Looking for a festival experience<br />

that brings all of your favorites —<br />

sun, beach and live music — together<br />

into one magnificent weekend?<br />

The Hangout in Gulf Shores,<br />

Alabama will provide you with<br />

just that in one fun-packed weekend.<br />

General admission passes<br />

are going for $269, which includes<br />

a wristband for every day and<br />

re-entry into the festival. Don’t<br />

miss this fantastic opportunity<br />

to gather your friends on one of<br />

Alabama’s most beautiful beaches<br />

and see your favorite artists.<br />

Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL)<br />

Last year’s headliners included Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Metallica,<br />

The Weekend and Bassnectar. Do we have your attention yet? Lollapalooza<br />

will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a lineup<br />

that is sure to be one for the books. Located in Grant Park in the middle<br />

of downtown Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan, this usual three-day<br />

event is upgrading to a four-day festival for its big anniversary. Tickets<br />

for Lollapalooza will go on sale mid-spring, so book a hotel, find some<br />

friends, and prepare for one of the greatest weekends this summer music<br />

schedule has to offer.<br />


Level 1: mild-mannered and easygoing<br />

Small, easy commitment for money and travel expenses<br />

Level 2: middle-ground music festivals<br />

Could require travel and financial commitment; temperature<br />

factor; likely requires camping<br />

Level 3: intense; not recommended for first-time<br />

festival goers<br />

Extreme commitment and planning; financial commitment;<br />

traveling commitment— requires camping;<br />

spans more than a weekend<br />

Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN)<br />

You’ve probably been talking about it for years, so this summer, head to<br />

the farm for an experience unlike any other. Bonaroo’s 700-acre farm in<br />

Manchester, Tennessee is the perfect place to camp, make new friends,<br />

and listen to an unbeatable lineup. Known for its extreme middle-Tennessee<br />

summer heat, Bonnaroo also has mushroom fountains that are<br />

perfect for cooling off in between sets. This four-day festival is typically<br />

for the most-intense festival lovers, so prior planning is a must. But<br />

with headliners like Pearl Jam, Grace Potter, Band of Horses, Dead and<br />

Company, and J. Cole, this festival will be nothing short of unforgettable.<br />

Don’t forget to sign the famous graffiti wall when you get there!<br />

The Governors Ball<br />

(New York City, NY)<br />

With headliners like Kanye<br />

West and The Killers, and an<br />

NYC venue, what’s not to love?<br />

Originally started in 2011 as a<br />

one-day festival, the Governors<br />

Ball has grown to a three-day<br />

event with major headliners on<br />

each day. There’s no better excuse<br />

to visit New York City, so<br />

round up a group and hit Randall’s<br />

Island Park to knock some<br />

of your favorite artists off your<br />

music festival bucket list.


CMA Music Festival (Nashville, TN)<br />

As one of the biggest country music festivals of the<br />

year, the CMA Music Festival hosts all the greats. So<br />

if you’re a diehard country music lover, you can’t miss<br />

this event. The four-day festival features hundreds of<br />

performers, nightly concerts, and meet-and-greets in<br />

the Nissan Stadium across the river from downtown<br />

Nashville. So if it hasn’t already, the CMA Music Festival<br />

needs to make your calendar this summer.<br />

Photo courtesy of Euphoria<br />

Rock the Ocean’s<br />

Tortuga Music Festival<br />

(Fort Lauderdale, FL)<br />

With headliners like Blake Shelton,<br />

Tim McGraw, Joe Nichols<br />

and Lynyrd Skynyrd, you won’t<br />

want to miss the Tortuga Music<br />

Festival. The three stages spread<br />

across the Fort Lauderdale beach<br />

dare you to plant yourself in the<br />

sand and be serenaded by some<br />

of the best country music around.<br />

Plus, with every ticket purchased,<br />

a portion of the proceeds goes toward<br />

the Rock the Ocean’s foundation<br />

to raise awareness for<br />

ocean conservation. Is there a better<br />

way to spend a weekend than<br />

by hitting the beach, hearing your<br />

favorite country singers, and supporting<br />

ocean conservation?<br />


Yellowhammer Festival<br />

(Tuscaloosa, AL)<br />

Keeping the vibes good is<br />

Yellowhammer’s goal. It is<br />

an eco- and family-friendly<br />

music festival — the first of<br />

its kind in Tuscaloosa. Sip<br />

on some local beers, soak up<br />

the summer sun and jam out<br />

to regional artists like The<br />

Doctors and the Lawyers,<br />

Shaheed and DJ Supreme,<br />

Wray and Looksy. Make sure<br />

to stay till the end to catch<br />

the final performance, Sister<br />

Hazel. The Festival will<br />

be held at the Tuscaloosa<br />

River Market on April 3rd.<br />

For more information, go to<br />

creativecampus.ua.edu.<br />

Bayou Country Superfest<br />

(Baton Rouge, LA)<br />

Located in the heart of Baton<br />

Rouge at the LSU Tiger Stadium,<br />

the Bayou Country Superfest is<br />

almost a pilgrimage for country<br />

fans. With returning headliners<br />

like Jason Aldean, Eric Church<br />

and Luke Bryan, plus the added<br />

bonus of tailgating the festival<br />

around the stadium, there’s no<br />

reason not to attend. Dust off<br />

those cowboys boots and head<br />

down to the Bayou this Memorial<br />

Day weekend for some of the best<br />

country at an unbeatable price.<br />

Sloss Music &<br />

Arts Festival<br />

(Birmingham, AL)<br />

Sloss Fest is returning to<br />

Birmingham for its second<br />

year at Sloss Furnaces this<br />

July, with new headlining<br />

artists and other Alabama<br />

favorites. Ryan Adams — hot<br />

on the music scene for his altrock<br />

cover of Taylor Swift’s<br />

album, 1989 — will headline,<br />

along with Ray Lamontagne,<br />

Ben Harper, Death Cab For<br />

Cutie, The Flaming Lips<br />

and The Innocent Criminals.<br />

Two-day passes for the event<br />

are going for $150 the day of<br />

the event, a price well worth<br />

a weekend full of music, art,<br />

food and drinks.<br />


Euphoria<br />

(Austin, TX)<br />

Less than a 10-minute drive from<br />

the Austin-Bergstrom International<br />

Airport in Austin, Texas,<br />

Euphoria lives up to its name.<br />

With headliners such as Dillon<br />

Francis, STS9, Juicy J, Tycho<br />

and Bassnectar, this festival has<br />

definitely caught our attention.<br />

Hit the ranch this spring, pitch a<br />

tent, and get ready for a weekend<br />

filled with fun, friends and great<br />

music you won’t want to miss.<br />

Mysteryland USA<br />

(Bethel, NY)<br />

Mysteryland USA is located on<br />

the famous Woodstock stomping<br />

grounds, so you know<br />

this festival means business.<br />

With killer headliners like<br />

Odesza, Skrillex, Bassnectar<br />

and Young Thug included in<br />

just the first phase, it’s obvious<br />

this festival is destined for<br />

greatness. Mysterland USA<br />

has camping and non-camping<br />

options available, so plan<br />

accordingly for the 3-day electronic<br />

music extravaganza at<br />

Bethel Woods. We’ve marked<br />

our calendars for June 10-13,<br />

and you should too!<br />



Every music festival has<br />

requirements for what is<br />

permitted and banned<br />

on official music festival<br />

websites. <strong>Alice</strong> recommends<br />

the necessities: water bottle<br />

(a clear, empty Camelbak<br />

to pass during the security<br />

check), sunscreen and<br />

chapstick, camping gear,<br />

comfortable shoes, and<br />

most importantly, good<br />

vibes and great friends to<br />

kick it with during your<br />

ultimate live-music weekend.<br />

A pop-up tent, rolling<br />

cooler, and small propane<br />

grill are highly recommended<br />

when spending a<br />

weekend on site to see your<br />

favorite bands.<br />

JUST DO IT!<br />

Ticket prices increase closer<br />

to the event, and our advice<br />

to you is this: commit<br />

to a festival, find some good<br />

friends, and get ready for a<br />

great weekend full of live<br />

music you won’t forget.<br />

Shaky Knees (Atlanta, GA)<br />

With headliners including Florence + The Machine, My Morning Jacket,<br />

Walk the Moon and Young the Giant, who’s not heading to Atlanta<br />

for this awesome event? The Shaky Knees music festival includes five<br />

stages hosting some of rock’s biggest artists in the middle of downtown<br />

Atlanta. The festival is low-commitment but high quality music, so don’t<br />

miss your chance for a stress-free festival weekend.<br />

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Summer 2k16<br />

Festival Roundup<br />

Bayou Country Superfest<br />

Where: Tiger Stadium,<br />

Baton Rouge, LA<br />

When: May 27–29, 2016<br />

Euphoria<br />

Where: Carson Creek Ranch,<br />

Austin, TX<br />

When: April 8–10, 2016<br />

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Electric Forest<br />

Where: Doube JJ Resort,<br />

Rothbury, MI<br />

When: June 23–26, 2016<br />

Lollapalooza<br />

Where: Grant Park,<br />

Chicago, IL<br />

When: July 28–31, 2016<br />

Bonnaroo<br />

Where: Great Stage Park,<br />

Manchester, TN<br />

When: June 9–12, 2016<br />

Beale Street Music Festival<br />

Where: Tom Lee Park,<br />

Memphis, TN<br />

When: April 29–May 1, 2016<br />

Sloss Music & Arts Festival<br />

Where: Birmingham, AL<br />

When: July 16–17, 2016<br />

Mysteryland USA<br />

Where: Bethel Woods,<br />

Bethel, NY<br />

When: June 10–13, 2016<br />

The Governors Ball<br />

Where: Randall’s Island Park,<br />

New York City, NY<br />

When: June 3–5, 2016<br />

Firefly Music Festival<br />

Where: The Woodlands,<br />

Dover, DE<br />

When: June 16–19, 2016<br />

CMA Music Festival<br />

Where: Nissan Stadium,<br />

Nashville, TN<br />

When: June 9–12, 2016<br />

Shaky Knees<br />

Where: Centennial Olympic Park<br />

and International Plaza<br />

Atlanta, GA<br />

When: May 13–15, 2016<br />

Tortuga Music Festival<br />

Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach<br />

Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL<br />

When: April 15–17, 2016<br />

Yellowhammer Festival<br />

Where: Tuscaloosa River Market,<br />

Tuscaloosa, AL<br />

When: 2:00–8:30p.m., April 3, 2016<br />

Hangout Music Festival<br />

Where: Gulf Shores, AL<br />

When: May 20–21, 2016<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [57]

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fad or<br />

The Cabbage Soup Diet<br />

By Madison Sullivan<br />

Outline of the Cabbage Soup Diet<br />

For the entirety of the diet, eat as much of<br />

the cabbage soup recipe as you can along with 8<br />

glasses of water each day. For day one, eat only<br />

eat fresh fruits. Day two, eat only fresh vegetables<br />

and one baked potato with butter. Day three,<br />

eat only fresh fruits and vegetables. Day four, eat<br />

only nonfat yogurt, skim milk, and up to 8 bananas.<br />

Day five, eat up to six tomatoes and skinless<br />

protein. Day six, eat only fresh vegetables and<br />

protein. Day seven, eat only fresh fruits and vegetables.<br />

When asked if I wanted to do the Cabbage Soup<br />

Diet and write an article about it, I thought, why<br />

not? I love healthy foods, so how hard could it possibly<br />

be? This would prove to be the first of many<br />

foolish thoughts I had over the course of the week.<br />

So to start out, I went to the Wikipedia page, as one<br />

does, and read all the horrible things people have<br />

to say about it. Armed with the knowledge that it<br />

would make me lose 10 pounds in water weight,<br />

tastes extremely bland, and was anonymously created<br />

(never a good sign), I was ready to take on<br />

the challenge.<br />

Day one:<br />

My mom decided last minute to join<br />

me in my weight-loss endeavors, and<br />

I woke up to the smell of soup on the<br />

stove. It smelled pretty appetizing, so<br />

I wasn’t too discouraged. Yet I still<br />

waited as long as I possibly could to<br />

take a bite. I knew immediately it was<br />

going to be a long week. The taste<br />

could only be described as water with<br />

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a slight hint of “bleh.” I ate a bowl of<br />

it however, along with an orange, an<br />

apple and some grapes. By the end of<br />

the day, I was growling at anyone who<br />

mentioned anything they’d eaten, and<br />

physically threatened my brother when<br />

he didn’t finish a perfectly good chocolate<br />

milkshake.<br />

Today’s craving: saltine crackers<br />

Total weight loss: 1 pound<br />

Day 2:<br />

Well, my mom quit if that’s any indication<br />

for how this diet was going.<br />

Granted, she looks like Malibu Barbie<br />

and was only doing it for moral support<br />

— but needless to say, I was not<br />

thrilled to go it on my own. I ate a bowl<br />

of soup, some green beans, and a salad<br />

topped with vegetables and oil and vinegar<br />

for lunch. By the end of the day, I

was so weak I was stumbling around.<br />

Thankfully the diet allows a baked<br />

potato with butter for dinner. Let me<br />

tell you — it was the best baked potato<br />

of my life, and I literally picked<br />

it up and ate it with my hands. As I<br />

lay in bed watching F•R•I•E•N•D•S<br />

and drooling over the chocolate chip<br />

cookies Joey and Monica were eating,<br />

I realized I might have already gone<br />

partially insane. Bring it on day three!<br />

Today’s craving: popcorn mixed with<br />

cheese doodles<br />

Total Weight loss: 2 pounds<br />

Day 3:<br />

This was the day that I learned I<br />

like to torture myself. All day I stared<br />

at videos of people cooking food and<br />

pinned roughly five hundred unhealthy<br />

foods to my recipe board on Pinterest.<br />

For lunch I had a fruit bowl from<br />

Chick-fil-a (because what’s a waffle fry<br />

anyway?), and for dinner I had another<br />

oil and vinegar vegetable salad, along<br />

with a bowl of soup, an orange and<br />

some grapes. At this point, my bones<br />

ached, and I was desperately trying<br />

to keep the taste of that tiny spoonful<br />

of broccoli and cheddar soup my mom<br />

gave me in my mouth. If I could say,<br />

“<strong>No</strong>, go on without me; save yourself,”<br />

to someone, I would.<br />

Today’s cravings: A candy bar<br />

Total Weight loss: 3 pounds<br />

Day 4:<br />

Well if I have gained one thing from<br />

this diet, it’s willpower. Yes it’s true;<br />

I have become extremely talented at<br />

sitting across from people eating delicious<br />

foods while I sip on a water.<br />

Eight-count nugget with fries? I’ve<br />

done it. Mac and cheese? Easy. Salad<br />

with a ton of ranch? Oh, it happened.<br />

Caramel popcorn? Don’t even get me<br />

started. Today, along with my soup,<br />

I had a banana blended with a cup of<br />

skim milk and ice, and three different<br />

kinds of nonfat yogurt. And let me<br />

tell you: just because they claim the<br />

yogurt is cheesecake flavored, doesn’t<br />

mean it’s cheesecake flavored.<br />

Today’s cravings: Chick-fil-a sauce<br />

Total Weight Loss: 4 pounds<br />

Day 5:<br />

Just to reiterate, cabbage soup is<br />

terrible, and I do mean terrible. Don’t<br />

listen to what anyone says, no amount<br />

of spice or willpower can make it taste<br />

good. This day along with my soup, I<br />

had a small chicken breast with some<br />

diced tomatoes on top, a grilled 8 count,<br />

and two tiny turkey sausages. And …<br />

okay, alright, you caught me: a handful<br />

of SweeTarts. They were taunting me,<br />

okay?! When the snow-covered rocks in<br />

your brothers Call of Duty game start<br />

to look like powdered donuts to you,<br />

you need to eat a few SweeTarts.<br />

Today’s cravings: Ballpark nachos<br />

Total Weight loss: 4 pounds<br />

Day 6:<br />

I’ve never been a fan of feeling<br />

“stuffed,” but let me tell you, it was<br />

pretty amazing to wake up knowing I<br />

could eat as many steaks as I wanted<br />

to. Granted by this point my stomach<br />

has shrunk to the size of a pea, and<br />

I’m more of a chicken gal, but still, protein!<br />

Along with my soup I had a (biscuit-less)<br />

steak biscuit, along with a<br />

small cut of steak for dinner and some<br />

grilled vegetables. Today I learned you<br />

will feel nauseous if you eat mainly<br />

meat for two days after not eating it<br />

the days before. This was also the day<br />

I realized (with horror) that I haven’t<br />

had hummus in six days…or cheese…<br />

or bread...or ranch...or chips...<br />

Today’s cravings: Biscuits<br />

Total Weight Loss: 4 pounds<br />

Day 7:<br />

This was a joyous day for me. Knowing<br />

that after today I can eat over<br />

300 calories in a day and never have<br />

to consume cabbage again was just a<br />

wonderful thought, a thought I never<br />

imagined myself having before this<br />

week, but a wonderful one nonetheless.<br />

Today along with my soup, I had<br />

pineapple, strawberries, an apple and<br />

squash. And I must say, as nice as it<br />

is for my mom to worry about me withering<br />

away, and my dad telling me my<br />

face looks very “gaunt” every morning,<br />

it’s exciting to wake up and know<br />

that I can sit across from someone<br />

eating without making them hide behind<br />

something. Let’s just say, if your<br />

friends and family don’t have a high<br />

tolerance for hunger-induced sass,<br />

don’t try this diet at home kids.<br />

Today’s cravings: Pita Pit<br />

Total Weight Loss: 4 Pounds<br />

Overview:<br />

Although the Cabbage Soup Diet<br />

forced me to stick my nose in a Taco<br />

Bell bag and beg those around me to<br />

describe the taste of their taco more<br />

times than a normal person should in<br />

their lifetime, I will attest to the fact<br />

that you lose weight on it. However,<br />

and with complete honesty, I would not<br />

do it again. I wasn’t allowed to workout<br />

on this diet because my body was so<br />

weak from lack of protein, and for a<br />

fitness addict like me, that doesn’t fly.<br />

I looked and felt sickly, and all I did<br />

was think about how much unhealthy<br />

food I was going to eat when I got off<br />

it, which is unlike me. If you maintain<br />

a healthy lifestyle and incorporate<br />

wonderful foods like fresh fruits and<br />

vegetables (and yes cabbage) into your<br />

everyday diet, you can indulge in a<br />

chocolate or ranch-covered something<br />

whenever you deserve it with no guilt.<br />

Which is what I’m going to do right<br />

now. Goodbye cabbage soup diet, and<br />

hello…well…food!<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [59]

StyleBone<br />

Where high fashion and<br />

mixed-media art collide<br />

By Tara Massouleh<br />

Photographer: Zachary Wiener<br />

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In March 2015, Ashleigh Hill’s 97-year-old great-grandfather James<br />

Gordon Munday passed away. When he passed, he left a gift of<br />

$1,000 to each of his five great-grandchildren. He wanted each of<br />

them to buy something to remember him by. For Ashleigh’s two<br />

younger sisters, that meant a pair of earrings and a necklace to wear<br />

close to their hearts.<br />

But for Ashleigh, the $1,000 meant much more. It meant spending<br />

$300 on clothing, $150 on art supplies, $100 on a website subscription,<br />

and $275 to trademark her logo. It meant the start to StyleBone<br />

Designs — a fashion and mixed-media art blog. It meant the start<br />

of her future.<br />


“I wanted to start a blog,” Ashleigh<br />

says. “But I didn’t want to do just a<br />

normal blog. I wanted to do something<br />

different. I wanted to make myself<br />

stand out.”<br />

So with this in mind, Ashleigh did a<br />

little research. The 20-year-old apparel<br />

and design major from Huntsville,<br />

says once she realized how much starting<br />

a blog would cost, she immediately<br />

thought of her grandfather’s gift.<br />

“I think he would be glad I used it<br />

on this,” she says. “I think he would<br />

like that we tried to make a positive<br />

change with it and also that we incorporate<br />

ideals and morals in our<br />

collection concepts.”<br />

So in October 2015 with $1,000 in<br />

her pocket and a rough idea for a fashion<br />

and art blog, Ashleigh turned to<br />

her friend, coincidentally her sorority<br />

little sister and mixed-media artist,<br />

Brooke Perdue.<br />

“I was just thinking Brooke can<br />

paint, and she’s wasting it because she<br />

never gets to paint anymore,” Ashleigh<br />

says. “So I called her and I was like<br />

how would you like to paint a canvas<br />

and I’ll style a model to it?”<br />

Brooke, a 19-year-old interior design<br />

major from Nashville, says she was<br />

excited but also a little nervous after<br />

hearing Ashleigh’s proposal.<br />

“I painted all my life,” she says. “I<br />

went through AP (art) in high school,<br />

and then freshman year of college I<br />

thought my major would be more artistic<br />

than it was. I ended up not painting<br />

a single thing my freshman year. [The<br />

first StyleBone canvas was] the first<br />

thing I had done since senior year of<br />

high school, and I was terrified. I was<br />

like, ‘I don’t remember how to do this.’<br />

But then it all came back.”<br />

Despite her apprehensions, Brooke<br />

said yes, and with that, StyleBone<br />

was born.<br />

The concept started out simple. The<br />

girls work together to decide on an<br />

overall theme – a loose story they want<br />

to tell for the month. Brooke paints a<br />

canvas representing that theme, and<br />

then Ashleigh styles models to match.<br />

The original idea was to post one quality<br />

picture each month.<br />

“It’s crazy thinking about it now,”<br />

Ashleigh says. “We were just going to<br />

post it to Instagram, and we were so<br />

excited about that.”<br />


While Ashleigh and Brooke’s original<br />

idea for StyleBone may have been<br />

simple, what became of it was anything<br />

but. After releasing just five collections,<br />

StyleBone Designs has over<br />

20,000 viewers (including many from<br />

across the pond where Ashleigh’s great<br />

grandfather lived) and an average of<br />

6,000 viewers at each collection release<br />

date.<br />

Each month on the 6th — chosen<br />

because it was Ashleigh’s great grandfather’s<br />

birthday — a new StyleBone<br />

collection is released. The hype website<br />

features full fashion editorials that<br />

could easily be mistaken for the pages<br />

of Elle or Vogue. Models are styled<br />

meticulously in bright, high-fashion<br />

pieces with makeup and hair to match,<br />

then arranged strategically in front<br />

of a set dominated by Brooke’s huge<br />

48x60 canvas.<br />

The intense planning and hours of<br />

work that go into every StyleBone collection<br />

are causally hidden behind every<br />

effortlessly cool picture Ashleigh<br />

and Brooke choose to post. The girls<br />

say they only plan each collection a<br />

month in advance because it takes the<br />

whole month in between release dates<br />

to get things together – and that’s exactly<br />

how the girls like it.<br />

“I remember saying to Brooke forever<br />

ago that the good thing is that we<br />

finish a collection, and it doesn’t just<br />

linger,” Ashleigh says. “Automatically<br />

it’s ‘what should we do for the next<br />

one?’ It’s never ending when seeing<br />

what’s next.”<br />

In Ashleigh and Brooke’s creative<br />

process, they say, clothing comes first.<br />

They first look at the styles coming up<br />

for the month – the decade inspiration,<br />

hot colors, prints and patterns – then<br />

create a canvas based on the clothing<br />

they want to shoot. From the canvas<br />

and clothing, they then decide on a<br />

theme and story to accompany the collection.<br />

The story, Ashleigh says, usually<br />

comes to them after seeing where<br />

the vision for the clothes and canvas<br />

are headed.<br />

“We want to promote progressive<br />

thinking,” she says. “We relate the<br />

clothes and art to the world with an<br />

overall picture. There are so many<br />

problems in our world that we just<br />

want to make it better, so it’s kind of<br />

helping in a way.”<br />

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After the clothes, painting and<br />

theme are finalized, the girls then focus<br />

on creating a set design, choosing<br />

models, and booking photographers<br />

and locations.<br />

“It really takes a whole month,” Ashleigh<br />

says. “It should be our full time<br />

job. Like with school, there’s no time.”<br />

In the weeks before shoot day,<br />

Brooke is hard at sketching, painting<br />

and hot gluing, and by the time models<br />

arrive for hair and makeup around 10<br />

on shoot morning, she says she’s usually<br />

still frantically touching up the<br />

canvas. While Brooke is creating the<br />

canvas, Ashleigh meets with boutiques<br />

around Tuscaloosa, including Effie’s,<br />

Canterbury Clothiers and Mobley and<br />

Sons, to secure clothing for the models.<br />

On shoot day, the girls get up early<br />

to start gathering materials: lights, set<br />

props, makeup, accessories, clothes,<br />

cameras, and the canvas. Everything<br />

they’ll need for the production<br />

takes about an hour to transfer to<br />

the shoot location. By 10:30 a.m. the<br />

models are gathered and prepped for<br />

hair and makeup, and by 12 p.m., the<br />

shooting begins.<br />

For February’s collection titled<br />

“Love <strong>No</strong>t War,” inspirited by the idealism<br />

and fashion of the 60s, the girls<br />

went all out. In addition to the painted<br />

canvas, which depicted Twiggy holding<br />

mementos from the 60s including<br />

a Rubik cube, lava lamp, Woodstock<br />

logo, and Neil Armstrong on the moon,<br />

the set featured a TV made of polyurethane<br />

foam and 7” painted vinyl<br />

record covers. By 10 p.m. over 800<br />

pictures were taken, and the shoot was<br />

wrapping up.<br />

After the shoot, the work for Ashleigh<br />

and Brooke isn’t anywhere near done.<br />

They are then tasked with the project of<br />

setting up the collection online.<br />

“With the amount of pictures we<br />

take, we basically build a website every<br />

time,” Ashleigh says. “So after the<br />

shoot there’s a whole entire process. It<br />

starts with dropping down the number

[of pictures], and then I build the website.”<br />

Outside of just the pictures, Brooke<br />

explains, there are many other components<br />

of the collection. The “collection”<br />

page is the main editorial, where the<br />

girls choose the best picture of each<br />

outfit and make a full photo story.<br />

The “story” page explains the theme<br />

and story behind the collection. Then<br />

there’s the “shop” page where viewers<br />

can see close up pictures of the clothing<br />

and buy select pieces directly through<br />

StyleBone.<br />

After all is said and done, StyleBone<br />

reads more digital fashion magazine<br />

than blog.<br />

FUTURE<br />

So what’s next for StyleBone? In the<br />

immediate future, Brooke and Ashleigh<br />

want to keep pushing the limits<br />

with their collections; they want more<br />

elaborate set design, more clothing,<br />

more models.<br />

“We want an office and we want more<br />

helpers and more lights,” Brooks says.<br />

“Definitely more lights, and we need<br />

investors. We just want [StyleBone]<br />

to be our job, and we still have to do<br />

school, so it sucks. “<br />

Ashleigh says possibilities for Style-<br />

Bone are endless because they draw<br />

from daily life and world events to create<br />

their collections. For example, part<br />

of StyleBone’s December collection<br />

was built in reaction to the terrorist<br />

attacks in Paris. One of Ashleigh’s<br />

major goals is to have world editions of<br />

StyleBone, where the basic StyleBone<br />

concept is applied to fashion and art<br />

in other countries. She wants to locally<br />

source artists, designers, photographers<br />

and writers to collaborate on<br />

special edition collections.<br />

Another major goal for Ashleigh is<br />

to start making back some of her great<br />

grandfather’s starter money by bringing<br />

in some revenue from StyleBone.<br />

To do this, the girl’s have a couple different<br />

ideas. Brooke hopes to sell her<br />

canvases from past shoots, and Ashleigh<br />

wants to sell some clothing from<br />

boutiques directly from the website<br />

for a portion of the profits. Another of<br />

their big ideas is to start charging boutiques<br />

collection release fees to have<br />

their clothing featured in upcoming<br />

StyleBone editorials.<br />

And while they may set their sights<br />

high for the future of StyleBone, neither<br />

Brooke nor Ashleigh has forgotten<br />

how far they’ve come in just a few<br />

short months. Ashleigh remembers ordering<br />

clothes for the first collection,<br />

then returning them after the shoot,<br />

subsidizing pieces she couldn’t afford<br />

with clothes from her own closet. <strong>No</strong>r<br />

have they forgotten how much they’ve<br />

already gained from working together<br />

on a project they love.<br />

“It expands your creativity, I think,”<br />

Brooke says. “Like we bounce off each<br />

other’s ideas, and getting to paint<br />

de-stresses me.”<br />

Ashleigh adds that working on Style-<br />

Bone has helped her to realize what it<br />

is she wants to do.<br />

Despite the recent changes for Style-<br />

Bone and the ones yet to come, Ashleigh<br />

and Brooke say one thing will<br />

never change: their vision and motto.<br />

“I’ve always wanted to be a stylist,”<br />

Ashleigh explains. “And I always say<br />

the quote for our name is ‘Replacing<br />

my wishbone with my backbone, but<br />

actually my StyleBone.’”<br />

To which Brooke clarifies, “Basically,<br />

the backbone of what we do is style.”<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [63]


NOT YOUR<br />

BABE<br />

Catcalling takes many<br />

forms, but one thing<br />

is for sure — none of<br />

them are cool.<br />

By Alyx Chandler<br />

“Owwww, oww!”<br />

Catcalls rise and fall as Mama Dixie<br />

steps onto the stage, introduces herself<br />

and greets the audience with a<br />

swift warning. Though this is a burlesque<br />

show, she tells them, it’s still<br />

a controlled space, free of objectification<br />

or harassment. They hoot at her<br />

light-hearted tone, and she smiles back<br />

seriously, daring them to continue.<br />

This is not the streets, not an opportunity<br />

for men to direct obscene comments,<br />

she says. They become quiet.<br />

At the Strip, the iconic district of<br />

restaurants, shops and bars adjacent<br />

to The University of Alabama’s campus,<br />

Mama Dixie later recalls years<br />

of men yelling catcalls as women leave<br />

the bar Egan’s, and all along their<br />

walk back to their cars. She is bent<br />

on ensuring her shows offer more<br />

respect than her hometown streets<br />

of Tuscaloosa.<br />

“You can watch them kind of cower;<br />

you can watch them physically<br />

stand behind someone else,” she says.<br />

“When a group of men start to pass<br />

them, their bodies tense, and they<br />

step to the outside and then they get<br />

real small so as not to draw attention<br />

to themselves.”<br />

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Stadium, near dorms, the downtown<br />

areas and other locations at or near<br />

UA, catcalling isn’t so easily controlled<br />

by a warning.<br />

That’s why Dixie, known as the madame<br />

of Tuscaloosa’s Pink Box Burlesque<br />

troop, reinforces her “social<br />

contract,” as she calls it, with the audience<br />

at the beginning of each show.<br />

Functioning as the owner, founder and<br />

a vocalist of the troop, she commands<br />

the ground rules. She calls the shots.<br />

To her audience, her name is “mommmma,”<br />

as she says it, all drawn out,<br />

by design, as a psychological trigger<br />

— a tactic that she says works<br />

quite well.<br />

“Really for us, what it comes down to<br />

— and this is true about catcalling in<br />

general, as far as I’m concerned — is<br />

consent,” Dixie says.<br />

Her rules dictate the stage, much unlike<br />

the free reign of the streets where<br />

comments are thrown around by “primarily<br />

male” students, she says. Especially<br />

if it’s late at night or if a girl is<br />

alone, there’s not much the victim can<br />

say or control if they fear repercussion.<br />

As of 2016, there is no universally<br />

standardized term for “street harassment.”<br />

It’s not in the dictionaries.<br />

Instead, it just exists as a term<br />

that activists, academics and the<br />

Reston, Virginia-based, non-profit

Stop Street Harassment (SSH) organization<br />

uses as a working definition<br />

for what many women have already<br />

experienced.<br />

In 2014, SSH conducted what is still<br />

the largest national representative survey<br />

to date on street harassment in the<br />

U.S. The study found that out of 2,000<br />

people, at least 65 percent of women experienced<br />

it. In the same year, Playboy<br />

published a flowchart called “Should<br />

you catcall her?” with the only acceptable<br />

options for a male to catcall being<br />

“if you have both consensually agreed<br />

to shout sexually suggestive comments<br />

to each other in public in explicit<br />

terms,” or, of course, if “she<br />

is literally a cat.”<br />

For many people, the difference<br />

from street harassment<br />

isn’t concrete. Urban Dictionary<br />

describes the purpose as<br />

ensuring a future hookup. To<br />

clarify the only official definition,<br />

catcalling is “a shrill whistle<br />

or shout of disapproval,” or “a loud<br />

whistle or comment of a sexual nature<br />

made by a man to a passing woman,”<br />

according to the Oxford Dictionary.<br />

Interpretations vary, but there<br />

seems to be agreement that most are<br />

not complimentary.<br />

“I mean, I’m just walking to class,<br />

why are you sexualizing me? Or even<br />

maybe I am walking to a party and I<br />

am in a short skirt, but that doesn’t<br />

mean that I want a complete stranger<br />

yelling at me,” says Alexis Unger, a senior<br />

majoring in economics and math.<br />

Unger described her catcalling experiences<br />

as negative, at times with<br />

borderline abusive intent. The “college<br />

atmosphere,” she says, like<br />

on or around UA’s campus where<br />

young people constantly walk back<br />

and forth between streets, provides<br />

an easy environment for catcalling<br />

to happen. She has experienced<br />

different types of catcalling, ranging<br />

from the “Ow, ow!” to the derogatory<br />

“faggot,” and other terms<br />

commenting on distinctly different<br />

parts of her appearance. She says it<br />

has happened around the Ferguson<br />

Student Center, Riverside dorm and<br />

walking outside of campus.<br />

“But I would say different kinds of<br />

catcalling have the same effect,” Unger<br />

says, “that you end up feeling embarrassed<br />

and wishing that you could<br />

say something back to them and defend<br />

yourself, but they’re already gone.”<br />

“I’m just walking<br />

to class, why are you<br />

sexualizing me?”<br />

Unger would rather have her best<br />

friends or partner tell her direct compliments<br />

about attraction or sexuality.<br />

She says, “It’s unwanted sexual attention,<br />

unwanted sexual advances,<br />

generally, I mean — it’s unwanted.”<br />

Unger says at UA’s campus, it seems<br />

to be primarily a situation that “affects<br />

women, or people presenting as<br />

female, more than males.”<br />

“That group of men will wait<br />

until they’ve passed that woman before<br />

they make some snide comment about<br />

her appearance or some statement<br />

about they could have totally had that<br />

or, you know, that they didn’t want it,”<br />

Dixie says.<br />

Dixie says the definition of catcalling<br />

is a matter of intent. Saying a simple<br />

hello, she explains, versus when a<br />

man says a certain “hellllllloooo,” has<br />

completely different implications.<br />

“The moment that — and even sometimes<br />

it’s a self conscious assumption<br />

— the person you’re talking at, at being<br />

very much the point, is worth less<br />

than the time you would wait for them<br />

to respond, then we’re no longer having<br />

a conversation,” Dixie says.<br />

If she feels objectified or threatened<br />

in a way that implies she can’t say<br />

“no” without consequence, that’s a<br />

neutral situation flipped into a “power<br />

negotiation.” When audience members<br />

yell obscene language at the burlesque<br />

performers, they have the power to<br />

stop the band or respond by modifying<br />

their act so they’re turned away from<br />

that person or section. Everybody<br />

around them also misses out, until the<br />

usually drunken catcalls finally stop.<br />

“The moment that one person in<br />

the audience tries to garner<br />

more attention than they<br />

should, they all turn on them,”<br />

Dixie said.<br />

Even though the performers<br />

are in an easier situation<br />

to respond, she wishes they<br />

didn’t have to. Victims of catcalling<br />

don’t have a voice in<br />

the situation. For UA students who<br />

present differently than the gender<br />

they were assigned at birth, Unger<br />

says, singling them out to catcall<br />

is easy.<br />

“Faggot — those kind of terms are<br />

given to people that may just look different,<br />

so like for someone that may<br />

not be wearing the uniform of the big<br />

t-shirt and the Nike shorts, someone<br />

that is dressed up just a little<br />

bit, maybe has on something bright,”<br />

Unger says.<br />

Even a ponytail can single someone<br />

out. She’s seen it happen multiple<br />

times and thinks that working to<br />

address catcalling as a community<br />

would be a step toward mutual respect.<br />

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According to SSH,<br />

the Supreme Court has<br />

set a high bar against<br />

government intervention.<br />

The SSH’s website,<br />

stopstreetharrassment.org,<br />

points out that to regulate<br />

speech on the streets, it must<br />

be “clearly intimidating, rather<br />

than merely offensive, which<br />

is what most street harassment<br />

is.” Essentially, reporting isn’t so<br />

easy, and there is no real incentive<br />

to stop catcalling. Unger wants UA<br />

to be more committed as a community<br />

to having conversations about<br />

uncomfortable sexualization, even if<br />

they’re awkward, but both her and<br />

Dixie have their doubts about anyone<br />

taking action.<br />

“I think teaching people to not<br />

mistreat each other is more of a<br />

slow, grinding societal conversation,”<br />

Dixie says.<br />

Catcalling on UA’s campus isn’t as<br />

bad as what Unger expected, but it<br />

proved more prevalent than in her<br />

small hometown in Indiana. In big cities,<br />

she’s experienced two instances of<br />

more extreme catcalling. A couple of<br />

men followed her for multiple blocks<br />

in Los Angeles, continuing to tell her<br />

again and again, and in more aggressive<br />

tones, how attractive she was. In<br />

New York, a man on the street masturbated<br />

to her, fully aware that she could<br />

see him. He didn’t attempt to stop. In<br />

both situations, she felt incredibly uncomfortable<br />

and unsafe.<br />

“I know that some people may be like<br />

it, like ‘oh yeah, you know what, I do<br />

look good today,’ but I don’t feel that<br />

way at all,” Unger says.<br />

Dixie suggests uncomfortable people<br />

being catcalled remove themselves<br />

from the situation, or at least surround<br />

themselves safely with people.<br />

Personally she opts to give people a<br />

scathing look, but doesn’t bother saying<br />

much else.<br />

“But again, I’m older, and I have the<br />

ability to swing that [fact] around in a<br />

way that makes people uncomfortable.<br />

I have a mom face,” Dixie says with<br />

a laugh.<br />

Allie Sloan, a UA senior majoring in<br />

advertising and art, has never taken a<br />

catcall as derogatory or as an insult.<br />

To her, it’s more of something in between<br />

a whistle and a complimentary<br />

shout, and the prime catcalling situation<br />

seems to be when a bunch of people<br />

are piled in the car and driving by.<br />

Contrary to most women, she plays the<br />

role as the occasional catcaller. But<br />

Sloan says she decides to based on the<br />

situation and time of day.<br />

“If there’s anyone walking by and<br />

they look cute, or something about<br />

them just looks cheerful,” she says, “so<br />

you just want to let ‘em know that their<br />

good mood put you in a good mood.”<br />

If she’s the one catcalling, she says<br />

it’s never negative or a power play. It’s<br />

just her yelling a couple of words or<br />

sending a happy-go-lucky “ow! ow!” in<br />

the direction of someone sexy or cute.<br />

An attempted compliment, she calls<br />

it. She says she doesn’t know many<br />

women who catcall, other than a few<br />

friends, but that doesn’t bother her.<br />

“Maybe they never wanted to do it.<br />

Or it’s just a social norm thing,” she<br />

says. “It’s not something girls would<br />

commonly do, or people would find to<br />

be ladylike.”<br />

Unger says she’s never had any experience<br />

with UA girls, or any girls<br />

for that matter, catcalling. And she<br />

doesn’t consider catcalling to be “complimentary,”<br />

which where the definition<br />

gets tricky and can complicate

“I think teaching<br />

people to not<br />

mistreat each<br />

other is more of<br />

a slow, grinding<br />

societal<br />

conversation.”<br />

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advocating for catcalling awareness.<br />

“I think compliments are compliments<br />

regardless of the context,” Dixie<br />

says. “However, the context can<br />

shatter that.”<br />

Sloan says she understands where<br />

girls are coming from and respects<br />

that. Some people respond to her catcall<br />

surprised that she’s a girl, and she<br />

says other people call her some form of<br />

rude. Sloan’s view is that she is always<br />

doing it to make the other person feel<br />

good; she’s not trying to go out with<br />

them, date them, be friends, even commit<br />

to seeing their reaction. She gets<br />

catcalled plenty, too — but it doesn’t<br />

bother her. In fact, it puts a little jump<br />

in her step, she says, even boosts her<br />

confidence. Sometimes Sloan gets a<br />

surprised smile and a little wave back,<br />

and other times she says she can tell<br />

by their laugh that she made their<br />

day, so she knows some people share<br />

her opinion.<br />

“I just feel like [all] the times I’ve<br />

been catcalled on this campus have<br />

been [by] young men, probably in a<br />

pickup truck, a little bit filled over the<br />

guild, so you have boys coming out of<br />

everywhere,” Unger says. “And I’m<br />

not sure what their status is, but maybe<br />

they’re all a little tipsy or going to<br />

a party, or maybe they’re all just feeling<br />

on edge — you know, they want to<br />

kind of do something bad.”<br />

Drinking, she’s noticed, and Alabama<br />

football game days, multiply<br />

the catcalls. Sloan personally distinguishes<br />

the biggest difference between<br />

street harassment and catcalling by<br />

the amount of persistence.<br />

“I feel like multiple instances of<br />

calling out to somebody could be considered<br />

harassment, where I feel like<br />

catcalling could just be considered one<br />

and done,” she says. The later at night<br />

that men yell or catcall, the less genuine<br />

they feel to her. It’s more the alcohol<br />

talking, she says.<br />

“But we know with our legal system,<br />

if we put a consequence on something,<br />

it doesn’t necessarily mean that people<br />

don’t do it that often,” Unger says.<br />

Street harassment can be reported<br />

to the police specifically in Alabama<br />

through crimes of disorderly conduct<br />

and harassment. This includes using<br />

abusive or obscene languages or gestures,<br />

which falls into the harassment<br />

category if it’s singularly directed at<br />

someone or a group. It’s punishable by<br />

a $500 fine or jail time for under three<br />

months, though the latter is rare.<br />

Usually, women just deal with it.<br />

“They may get to a place in their own<br />

maturity, oh you know, three, four, 10,<br />

20, 100 years later where they go ‘Oh<br />

man, I probably shouldn’t have done<br />

that,’ but it’s not going to be because<br />

someone turned around and told them<br />

to go f—k themselves,” Dixie says.<br />

Anger, though completely understandable,<br />

isn’t always necessary,<br />

Dixie says. In some cases, after safety<br />

is secured, being capable of quickly<br />

dismissing catcallers while genuinely<br />

not caring what they say is important.<br />

That way, it won’t derail from whatever<br />

you were currently doing.<br />

“That’s more important to me, because<br />

at the end of the day, that person<br />

isn’t going to matter anymore, and<br />

you’re a powerful, intelligent, creative<br />

and very capable individual who needs<br />

to go on and show that dumbass that<br />

he’s so not what you’re looking,” Dixie<br />

says. That’s the ultimate power move.<br />

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48<br />

hours in<br />

Nashville<br />

Bourbon Street<br />

By Rachel Wilburn<br />

To Tuscaloosans, Tennessee is notorious for being home<br />

to Knoxville, affectionately referred to as the host of the<br />

“garbage truck worker convention” around #Tennessee-<br />

HateWeek. While many avid Crimson Tide fans swear<br />

they’ll never love anything about Tennessee, there’s one<br />

place that’s hard not to: Music City. Nashville, a short four<br />

hours from Title Town, is the perfect weekend getaway. <strong>No</strong><br />

need to worry about the itinerary — we’ve got you covered.<br />

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Day 1<br />

9 a.m. All over Nashville,<br />

coffee shops are popping up to fuel the<br />

thousands of Millennials flocking to the<br />

city. One of the few shops to rise to the<br />

top is Barista Parlor. Their most-recent<br />

Golden Sound location is the perfect place<br />

to get a head start on your day. While<br />

you’re there, don’t forget to stop and take<br />

a selfie with your coffee and their iconic<br />

motorcycle. Another hot spot to check<br />

out is Bongo Java, Nashville’s oldest<br />

coffee house.<br />

10 a.m. Once the caffeine<br />

starts to kick in, head over to the heart of<br />

downtown, Broadway. Take some time to<br />

soak in the rich music history and check<br />

out a few of the honky-tonks. The local<br />

music talent never lets you down.<br />

12 p.m. While you’re walking<br />

around Broadway, pop into Ernest Tubb<br />

Record Shop. Opened in 1947, Ernest<br />

Tubb’s is one of downtown’s oldest music<br />

stores and is known for its vinyl collection<br />

and diverse music selection. You’ll<br />

also want to keep an eye out for the Mas<br />

Tacos truck. Mexican food never gets old,<br />

but these tacos put all others to shame.<br />

2 p.m. The Belcourt Theatre is<br />

the perfect place to get out of the sun for<br />

a little while. Originally opened in 1925<br />

to showcase silent films, the Belcourt is<br />

best known for its rich history and indie<br />

selection of movies. Pop in and see what’s<br />

playing!<br />

Bongo Java<br />

The Belcourt Theatre<br />

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5 p.m. At the end of the day,<br />

Pinewood Social on Peabody Street is the<br />

place to kick back and relax. Nashville<br />

has plenty of social-gathering venues, but<br />

Pinewood Social is queen. Hang out in<br />

the lounge area with a Crema coffee or<br />

local Black Abbey Champion American<br />

Pale Ale while you wait for a table. After<br />

your delicious Americana-style meal of<br />

their house special fried broccoli or lamb<br />

bolognese, head towards the back for a<br />

round of bowling or outside to visit the<br />

Airstream trailer bar.<br />

9 p.m. Did you really go to<br />

Nashville if you don’t go to a concert?<br />

There’s no better place than the historic<br />

Exit / In. Opened in 1971, Exit / In<br />

boasts live rock music and rising talent<br />

every night. Make sure you check out the<br />

wall of artists on outside before you head<br />

home for the night. You might be surprised<br />

by who’s outside.<br />

Wall at Exit / In<br />

Acme Feed & Seed<br />

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Day 2<br />

9 a.m. Refuel from last night’s<br />

shenanigans and start your morning<br />

with another perfect cup of coffee or tea<br />

at Fido. The upscale coffeehouse and<br />

restaurant serves locally grown foods and<br />

buys more regionally produced food than<br />

any other restaurant in Nashville.<br />

*Local tip: The Local Latte and Bubba<br />

Scramble are highly recommended.<br />

10 a.m. Time for a little trip<br />

to Greece! The Parthenon in Nashville is<br />

a full-scale replica of the one in Athens<br />

and sits in the heart of Centennial Park.<br />

It’s the perfect place to take a morning<br />

break, and they often have pop-up shops,<br />

craft fairs and live music. Some of the local<br />

favorites are the Big Band Dances on<br />

Saturday and Shakespeare in the Park<br />

during the summer months.<br />

12 p.m. A walk in the park<br />

can certainly work up an appetite, so<br />

head on back to 12th Avenue South. The<br />

Flipside is known for their retro décor,<br />

but the tater tot nachos aren’t too shabby,<br />

either. After lunch, venture across<br />

the street to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.<br />

Known for their innovative gourmet flavors,<br />

it’s the perfect place to grab dessert.<br />

With flavors that range from salted<br />

peanut butter to brambleberry crisp, you<br />

can’t go wrong.<br />

3 p.m. Hillsboro Village, a local<br />

favorite section of 12th Avenue South,<br />

is the best place for afternoon shopping.<br />

From book stores to boutiques, there’s<br />

something for everyone. While you’re<br />

out, snap a pic by the dragon mural just<br />

across from the Belcourt Theatre; it’s the<br />

perfect background for your Insta #ootd.<br />

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The Parthenon<br />

Acme Feed & Seed<br />

5 p.m. After a nap and an outfit<br />

change, head down Lower Broadway<br />

toward the Riverfront for an evening at<br />

Acme Feed & Seed, a historic farm store<br />

turned restaurant and bar. Similar to<br />

Pinewood Social, Acme thrives off the social<br />

scene. The first floor houses live music<br />

and communal tables. Try the Acme<br />

Hot Chicken Sandwich; hot chicken is a<br />

Nashville original. Throughout the night,<br />

make sure you explore the other floors<br />

including a sushi bar lounge, vintage arcade<br />

games, photo booth, and the rooftop<br />

bar.<br />

8 p.m. Before you kiss Nashville<br />

goodbye, catch a ride on the Nashville<br />

Pedal Tavern. The world famous<br />

Pedal Tavern is a 2-hour, 15-person, bicycle-powered<br />

bar crawl on wheels. Enjoy<br />

the great exclusive drink specials at all<br />

the great bars and restaurants on your<br />

route, or feel free to BYOB!<br />

Dragon mural in Hillsboro Village


UA Alumni Q & A:<br />

India<br />

Williams<br />

By Becca Murdoch<br />

Tuscaloosa native and The University of Alabama alumna,<br />

India Williams, is the picture of a successful professional<br />

woman. After finishing her undergraduate and law degree<br />

from the university, she was ready to pursue her career<br />

goals. As an associate at Sidley law firm in Chicago and<br />

creator of her own nail polish line called Rooted Woman,<br />

Williams seems to just be getting started.<br />

What life experiences have influenced the path that<br />

you’re on today?<br />

I would definitely say my parents. I was raised in Tuscaloosa,<br />

but my dad’s originally from New York. I spent<br />

summers in New York, and we traveled a lot while I was<br />

growing up. It gave me a larger worldview beyond my community<br />

in Tuscaloosa. When I was growing up, Tuscaloosa<br />

was actually classified as a rural area. That was before<br />

Mercedes-Benz and all that industry that’s now there. Tuscaloosa<br />

was really a more quiet and sleepy town, so being<br />

able to see beyond that was really cool. The world was my<br />

oyster, so I could dream really big.<br />

Looking back at your undergraduate years in college,<br />

what advice would you give to your younger self?<br />

Take your time. I know we have the finish-in-four campaign,<br />

and that’s awesome, but don’t rush it. I know it<br />

sounds a little sentimental, but really take your time.<br />

There’s so much time to work and to do other things, so<br />

really allow the undergraduate experience to sink in. I finished<br />

in three years, and if I could go back, I would stay<br />

back an extra year, or maybe even an extra year and a<br />

half. There’s so much you can learn, and you get to grow<br />

a lot as a person. It really prepares you for your graduate<br />

school or going into whatever your professional location is.<br />

I think really making the most of that time [is the advice I<br />

would give].<br />

How have previous work or mentorship experiences impacted<br />

your career decisions?<br />

I worked in my parents’ business. Growing up in a business<br />

environment really geared me to have an entrepreneurial<br />

spirit. <strong>No</strong>t too long ago, I started a business called<br />

Rooted Woman; it’s a nail polish company that’s really centered<br />

around encouraging high-achieving women to slow<br />

down and to take time for themselves. As for mentorship,<br />

my dad, when I was growing up, had an insurance agency<br />

next to Judge England’s office. I grew up on Attorney Row<br />

downtown, which is what they called it, so I was exposed to<br />

the legal profession at an early age. That definitely encouraged<br />

and empowered me to see that as an option.<br />

What have been the most challenging and rewarding<br />

aspects of your job?<br />

The most challenging part has been being on call 24/7,<br />

which causes you to sacrifice sleep and family when you’re<br />

with clients. I actually got really sick, and I had to take<br />

some time off. I took off personally and professionally, and<br />

that gave me the courage to start Rooted Woman. So I<br />

think one of the most rewarding parts of my job is being<br />

able to use my skills as a lawyer and also get to express myself<br />

from an entrepreneurial standpoint, which is to really<br />

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encourage high-achieving women to really slow down and<br />

take care of yourself. Self care is something that as women<br />

we tend to undervalue.<br />

Do you see positive changes taking place in the workplace<br />

for women?<br />

Yeah, I do! I think there are a lot more opportunities for<br />

alternative work schedules for women. I think that those,<br />

for better or worse, are allowing more opportunities for new<br />

moms or for working moms. I would love to see that expanded<br />

to women who don’t even have children and to combat the<br />

notion that a single woman can work all the time. Also to<br />

find more balance, autonomy and opportunity for women to<br />

be on a more even playing field.<br />

How do you maintain a balance between work and play?<br />

I think it’s an ever-evolving consideration. When I am at<br />

home, I try to be really home and present there and not<br />

take work home. I try to start my morning in a way where<br />

I don’t jump immediately into work, where I don’t check<br />

emails during the first hour of my day, and just spend time<br />

doing something that really encourages me or makes me<br />

feel really good and prepared for the day. Throughout the<br />

day, one of the things I try to do is to have intentions, to be<br />

really mindful.<br />

Which female leaders do you admire and why?<br />

One female leader that immediately comes to mind would<br />

be Michelle Obama. She actually worked at the law firm<br />

that I work at now, which is actually where she met her husband.<br />

So being surrounded by other lawyers that worked<br />

with her and also knowing the president on a very personal<br />

level, so seeing the process and the path she had gone<br />

through from being an associate to being the first lady and<br />

so many things she’s done professionally. Her strength and<br />

her grace are really encouraging.<br />

What do you wish to accomplish in the next year?<br />

I really am hopeful that I will have an opportunity to continue<br />

to mentor other young female lawyers. I’m mentoring<br />

two now so I want to have the opportunity to mentor<br />

more. I also want the opportunity to have the bandwidth<br />

to grow my business because I think it can be an asset for<br />

professional women.<br />

[74] <strong>Alice</strong> April 2016


Photographer: Trent McDaniel<br />

Graduation Survival Guide<br />

By Lane Stafford<br />

You’ve made it through four<br />

years of college. <strong>No</strong>w, all<br />

that’s left is surviving graduation.<br />

The most popular<br />

piece of advice alumni give is to embrace<br />

every moment in college. They<br />

say things like “time flies” and “it’s<br />

the best and fastest four years of your<br />

life.” While true, this advice doesn’t<br />

exactly help you prepare to walk<br />

across a stage in front of hundreds of<br />

people or plan dinner for your friends<br />

and family. Here are some tips that<br />

can help you sort through the madness<br />

of graduation week, so you can get<br />

to celebrating.<br />

Breakfast, Reservations,<br />

and Potlucks, Oh My!<br />

If there’s one thing that will be on<br />

everyone’s mind at the end of your<br />

graduation ceremony, it’ll be food.<br />

Start your day off right by eating a<br />

good breakfast; graduation ceremonies<br />

are notoriously long, so avoid hangry<br />

family members by remembering to<br />

fuel up.<br />

Diploma in hand, it’ll be time to<br />

move on to the second biggest event<br />

of the day – finding what restaurant<br />

will fit all 12 of your family members.<br />

“Call way in advance – like now for<br />

May grads,” said Megan Wood, a December<br />

2015 graduate.<br />

Restaurants will be slammed with<br />

orders, and you’ll need to be prepared<br />

for the ones that don’t take reservations<br />

for that weekend. A fun alternative<br />

to eating out is hosting a potluck.<br />

Potlucks are perfect for family<br />

bonding, and you usually end up with<br />

leftovers for days. Plus, you can’t<br />

go wrong with mom’s special homemade<br />

dish.<br />

Dress to Impress,<br />

and for Comfort<br />

Even though you’ll be in a graduation<br />

gown that doesn’t mean you won’t<br />

take it off for pictures later, because<br />

you will. Graduates said to stay clear<br />

from wearing a dress that’s longer<br />

than your gown. <strong>No</strong>t only will this look<br />

better in your pictures, but you also<br />

won’t have to worry about landing on a<br />

“graduation day fails” YouTube video.<br />

Your dress might be eye candy for<br />

later, but your shoes will be in plain<br />

sight the whole day. While fashion is<br />

important, keep in mind that comfort<br />

matters, too. Wedges are the perfect<br />

shoe for graduation. They give you the<br />

height you want but in the most comfortable<br />

way. When you find your perfect<br />

pair, make sure you wear them out<br />

a few times before the big day to break<br />

them in.<br />

Plan Ahead — Way Ahead<br />

It can be hectic trying to balance finals,<br />

packing, job searching, and mentally<br />

preparing for family to come visit.<br />

Planning ahead can save you from<br />

gradzilla moments. Know who is going<br />

to do your hair and makeup and select<br />

the kind of look you want. Graduates<br />

said that touch-up moments were rare,<br />

so be sure to use long-lasting and waterproof<br />

makeup.<br />

Graduation can be stressful, but<br />

finding the perfect balance between<br />

planning and living in the moment can<br />

result in an unforgettable day.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [75]

y the Tim<br />


20 Thing<br />

By Allison Cohen<br />

Life is all fun and margaritas until<br />

you get a flat tire. You might be under<br />

your parents’ insurance, but it’s time<br />

to prepare for the real world.<br />

1. How to check your oil<br />

It’s not as glamorous as Megan Fox<br />

makes it look.<br />

2. Own a toolbox<br />

You could be the next MacGyver.<br />

6. How to tie a tie<br />

For when your date has a crisis.<br />

7. Make your own<br />

doctor’s appointment<br />

The true sign you’ve reached your<br />

20s; don’t let mom micromanage your<br />

appointments. You got this.<br />

8. How to kill a bug<br />

Because you’re a strong, independent<br />

woman and don’t need a man (or other<br />

person with a shoe).<br />

Illustrations by Zoey Simpson<br />

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3. How to give directions<br />

without a GPS<br />

It’s easy to turn to Google Maps<br />

when we’re lost, but your older relatives<br />

might find it a bit difficult. Remembering<br />

landmarks in your area<br />

or major street names is a simple and<br />

easy way to show you know your surroundings.<br />

4. Open a manual (and read it)<br />

That IKEA furniture won’t put itself<br />

together. Reading and understanding<br />

directions is important for not only the<br />

shelf you’re trying to build but also for<br />

school and work.<br />

5. Parallel park<br />

You did it once (four years ago) and<br />

you can do it again. Vow to never give<br />

up the perfect parking spot again just<br />

because the space is a little tight.<br />

9. Get a passport<br />

Even if your wallet isn’t ready for<br />

Spain, your passport will be. Be prepared<br />

for future travels and start a<br />

Pinterest board to live vicariously<br />

through if a backpacking trip isn’t<br />

quite in the books yet.<br />

10. Read the news<br />

Start your day off right by reading<br />

theSkimm. You’ll finally know what’s<br />

going on in the world and won’t have<br />

to listen to your parents complain anymore,<br />

either.<br />

11. How to cook at least<br />

five simple dishes<br />

Your dining dollars won’t last forever.<br />

The real world is fun, right?

s to Know<br />

e You Turn 20<br />

12. How to sew on a button<br />

Shirts with buttons usually come<br />

with backup. Opt for sewing on a<br />

lost button over buying a new shirt.<br />

All you need is needle, thread and a<br />

YouTube tutorial.<br />

13. Change your tire<br />

AAA isn’t going to be so reliable<br />

when your phone dies. Turn your hazards<br />

on, keep calm, and get to work.<br />

19. Start saving<br />

Be responsible and know when to put<br />

the wallet away. That $15 you dropped<br />

on club cover last weekend could have<br />

been the money you needed for gas the<br />

upcoming week.<br />

20. Memorize your Social<br />

Security number<br />

If you don’t remember this, you technically<br />

don’t exist.<br />

14. How to remove a stain<br />

Unfortunately, “mom” isn’t a stain<br />

remover. Find your favorite Tide to<br />

Go pen, OxiClean spray, or all-natural<br />

remedy and stick with it.<br />

15. Season a cast-iron skillet<br />

Soap? I don’t think so.<br />

16. How to jumpstart a car<br />

Repeat after me: Positive to positive.<br />

Negative to negative. Time to roll out<br />

the jumper cables.<br />

17. Purchase pantry essentials<br />

Remember four words: butter, flour,<br />

sugar and eggs.<br />

18. Eat and drink<br />

properly before going out<br />

Going out on an empty stomach is a<br />

recipe for a bad hangover. Eat healthy<br />

and drink plenty of water to avoid the<br />

consequences the next day.<br />

NOW OPEN<br />

Start feeling good again<br />

At the Shops at Legacy Park<br />

next to Chuy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [77]


First Dates<br />

Best<br />

By Katie Huff<br />

Everyone has that one first date story. You know – your go-to<br />

account when people ask. The one that gets the most “awws” or<br />

maybe the most “ewws”. Either way we all love hearing about them.<br />

Here’s our roundup of the six best and worst first date stories from<br />

students across campus.<br />

“It was my first date EVER with a girl, and I was terrified.<br />

I didn’t know what to wear, what to say or what to<br />

act like in general. All I knew was that I was incredibly<br />

excited to finally go out with a girl and be out of the closet<br />

in general. We were friends in middle school but lost touch<br />

and reconnected when we discovered our college choice (and<br />

sexual orientation) in common.<br />

“I showed up at her apartment and she asked if I wanted<br />

to accompany her to the grocery store so she could cook<br />

us dinner. She bought all the ingredients for a four course<br />

meal and I, ever the gracious and generous date, supplied<br />

a single bottle of cheap Pink Moscato. We returned to her<br />

apartment where she cooked us a ridiculous amount of food<br />

ending in a dessert of heart shaped cupcakes. I know it<br />

sounds cheesy, but had you been there, you’d agree that it<br />

was adorable.<br />

“Despite any awkwardness I feared could happen, we had<br />

an incredible conversation that never missed a beat. We dated<br />

for over a year and are still great friends to this day.”<br />

– Mary, 22<br />

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“My ex-boyfriend is a pilot, and one day I was really wanting<br />

to go play with puppies. He wanted to surprise me and<br />

told me to wear a dress. It turns out, he had rented a plane.<br />

I was blindfolded the whole ride and even though I was petrified,<br />

we were only in the air for 45 minutes. Once we got<br />

off the plane, we got in a cab and drove to this random<br />

house. I then found out that the house belonged to a breeder<br />

and we were going to see puppies. After playing with all of<br />

them there was one that I just knew was the one.<br />

“We ended up actually getting the puppy, but we had to<br />

drive back the next day to pick it up. On the way back home<br />

he was like, “Are you hungry?” And of course I said, “Yeah.”<br />

I happen to love hot dogs, and my favorite hot dog place<br />

is about an hour drive away and only a 20-minute flight.<br />

He was like, “Let’s go.” Between fuel and the flight, it was<br />

probably a $90 hot dog. On the way back we stopped in another<br />

city to get ice cream. When we finally got back, there<br />

were flowers, and somehow the breeder managed to bring<br />

the puppy down — it was in a pumpkin when I got home.”<br />

– Alex, 21

“In high school, my date wanted to surprise me and<br />

plan the perfect date. So all throughout high school I’d<br />

been telling him about my dream date — we would just<br />

hang out and talk all night under the stars somewhere.<br />

He and I were best friends before we started dating, so we<br />

talked about this stuff, and I guess he remembered that<br />

once we started dating.<br />

“He wanted to make our date special. His goal was to<br />

take me out to dinner at our favorite Mexican place, and<br />

then take me out to his friend’s land with a pallet made<br />

in his truck. In his truck, he would have flowers and our<br />

favorite candy and we would just hang out all night. Well,<br />

his truck ended up breaking down at school, which caused<br />

him to be late picking me up, and then we had to go get<br />

his mom’s car instead.<br />

“So he still took me out to the field, and we lay in a<br />

pallet in the back of her car, but we literally had to stare<br />

at the ceiling because she didn’t have a moonroof or anything.<br />

We just sat in the car and hung out, but I knew<br />

how much he wanted to surprise me. Needless to say, it<br />

was still one of the best dates I’ve been on because he<br />

remembered and tried so hard.”<br />

– Katherine, 20<br />

Worst<br />

“Let me start by saying that my ex-boyfriend is arguably<br />

the worst person on this planet. Our anniversary<br />

and Valentine’s Day were on the<br />

same day, and I always wanted him to do<br />

something, but I should have known better.<br />

He didn’t have a car, so I had to<br />

drive 20 minutes to go get him after<br />

school. When he got in the car, I<br />

gave him my card and gift that I<br />

had gotten for him, and he didn’t<br />

give me anything. I’m not a superficial<br />

person, and I don’t need any<br />

gifts, but a card or letter would’ve been<br />

nice. His excuse was that he was writing<br />

me a card but hurt his thumb playing video<br />

games so he couldn’t write anymore.<br />

“I drove us back to my house, and I start<br />

ed to get ready for what I thought was going<br />

to be a nice dinner. Instead, he told me to order<br />

pizza. As I was ordering it, I asked him if he was<br />

paying with cash or card and he proceeded to tell me<br />

that I have to pay for it, since I pay for everything in<br />

our relationship. The pizza and liter of soda finally come.<br />

When we open the pizza box, he yells at me for not getting<br />

the right toppings. I then dropped the liter of soda<br />

on my foot and broke my toe. He yelled at me for spill-<br />

ing the soda and wasting his money, even though I paid for<br />

it. I took myself to the urgent care while he stayed at my<br />

house and played video games. The sad thing is, I actually<br />

stayed with him after this, and when we broke up he was<br />

so crazy that I had to get a restraining order against him.”<br />

– Jessica, 19<br />

“He called me that morning, didn’t know we were going.<br />

And he was like, ‘Wanna go to an Alabama game?’ And<br />

I was like, ‘Uh, sure. Let me get ready.’ And he was like,<br />

‘You have five minutes.’ So I get dressed, he shows up and<br />

he hasn’t eaten all day. So we made Ramen noodles. We<br />

put them in a plastic container and he didn’t eat them until<br />

we were halfway here. It takes about an hour to get there<br />

from where I lived. It ended up becoming this Ramen noodle<br />

cake. It was disgusting. And he ate all of it.<br />

“So we get to Tuscaloosa and we were running late. It<br />

was an Alabama vs. Ole Miss game and he had to call his<br />

dad. His dad was yelling at him for running late — they<br />

were his dad’s tickets. We ended up taking the shuttle from<br />

University Mall to the stadium. We ended up being in the<br />

nosebleeds. After climbing all the way up there, it was almost<br />

halftime. We sat next to this other couple, and at one<br />

point they asked me if he was my older brother. I was like<br />

‘<strong>No</strong>pe, he’s my boyfriend.’ It was really awkward.<br />

“When the game was over, we got home at 3:30 a.m. because<br />

he got lost again. We were in the middle of nowhere,<br />

at a shady gas station, and there was a really<br />

creepy guy walking around. It was super<br />

sketchy. But eventually I was so tired<br />

— it was like 2:30 a.m. — and he said,<br />

‘Just go to sleep, I’ll get you home.’<br />

I fell asleep and woke up at home.<br />

I don’t know how he did it, and I<br />

still don’t know where we were.”<br />

– Samantha, 19<br />

“You think you’ve had a<br />

rough go of it? This was the trifecta<br />

of bad dates.<br />

“A few months ago one of my<br />

friends set me up with a guy that<br />

she thought would be a good fit for me.<br />

I hadn’t gone on a first date in quite a<br />

while, and he didn’t seem like a serial killer,<br />

so I agreed. He picked me up from my house and we went<br />

to a restaurant that he knew I liked. The dinner itself was<br />

relatively fun — he really was a sweet guy — and afterwards<br />

we headed to his car, tossing around ideas of where<br />

to go next. He started driving, and after a while he took a<br />

turn, saying he wanted to take me somewhere. I was pretty<br />

excited until we pulled up at a house — his parents’ house.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [79]

He then proceeded to take me inside to meet his entire family.<br />

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met the parents<br />

within the first month of talking to a guy, much less on the<br />

first date.<br />

“So after two hours of small talk, he finally took me<br />

back home, and we stood on the front porch talking<br />

for a while. Somehow the conversation topic turned<br />

to his most recent nose surgery, and as he gave<br />

me the play-by-play of the scalpel, I started feeling<br />

sick. In my defense, I did warn the poor<br />

boy. But before I knew it, I was hitting my<br />

face against the side of the house and passing<br />

out cold.<br />

“Thank goodness he caught me before my head<br />

hit the concrete, but supposedly I was out for over<br />

a minute and that really managed to freak him out.<br />

“<strong>No</strong>t enough, though, because before he went home<br />

for the night, he asked me to be his date to his sister’s<br />

wedding. I didn’t go. And there was no second date. He<br />

might’ve managed to ‘sweep me off my feet,’ but I don’t<br />

even think we’re friends on Facebook anymore.”<br />

– Rachel, 21<br />

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[80] <strong>Alice</strong> April 2016


Upcoming<br />

Movies<br />

By Emilee Benos<br />

The Jungle Book<br />

(April 15)<br />

Disney continues its live-action<br />

action streak with The Jungle Book.<br />

Directed by Jon Favreau, The Jungle<br />

Book features an ensemble cast<br />

that includes Lupita N’yongo, Bill<br />

Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris<br />

Elba and more.<br />

Neighbors 2: Sorority<br />

Rising (May 20)<br />

Get your Zac Efron fix with the sequel<br />

to 2014’s hit Neighbors as he and<br />

Seth Rogen take on a new challenge:<br />

sorority girls. Neighbors 2 also features<br />

Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Chloë<br />

Grace Moretz and Selena Gomez.<br />

X-Men: Apocalypse<br />

(May 27)<br />

Miss The Hunger Games? See Jennifer<br />

Lawrence in another popular<br />

franchise this year, X-Men: Apocalypse.<br />

This installment sees Charles<br />

Xavier (James McAvoy) and his team<br />

of mutants — which include Lawrence’s<br />

Mystique — battle Apocalypse<br />

(Oscar Isaac). The film also stars Michael<br />

Fassbender, Rose Byrne and<br />

Nicholas Hoult.<br />

Finding Dory (June 24)<br />

Everybody’s favorite amnesiac<br />

Paracanthurus hepatus fish returns<br />

13 years after we first met her in the<br />

sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo where<br />

Dory suddenly remembers her childhood<br />

memories and begins to search<br />

for her family. We’ll see the familiar<br />

faces we love, like Marlin and Nemo, as<br />

well as some new characters that are<br />

sure to be a hit.<br />

Ghostbusters (July 15)<br />

What’s better than the original<br />

Ghostbusters? An all-female Ghostbusters<br />

reboot, of course. Watch Melissa<br />

McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate<br />

McKinnon and Leslie Jones prove girls<br />

can battle ghosts just as well as boys.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> April 2016 [81]<br />

Posters courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Upcoming<br />

Music<br />

R<br />

emember that song you couldn’t<br />

get out of your head last year?<br />

Or the song you heard on the<br />

radio way too often? It could have been<br />

any song, but it was probably a song<br />

that made it on iTunes Top 10 or on<br />

Billboard’s Hit 100.<br />

Yes, we still love “Hotline Bling,”<br />

but it’s 2016 and time to move on. So if<br />

you’re wondering what your next shower<br />

tune or road trip jam is going to be,<br />

we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 albums<br />

to be on the lookout for in 2016<br />

that could provide you with that song.<br />

Frank Ocean<br />

After topping the charts with his album<br />

Channel Orange in 2012, it is safe<br />

to say Ocean’s next R&B album, Boys<br />

Don’t Cry, will be no disappointment.<br />

Ocean announced plans to release a<br />

new album scheduled for July 2015<br />

back in April 2015, but the album has<br />

yet to surface. This means his new album<br />

could be dropped at any waking<br />

moment. Be ready.<br />

Red Hot Chili Peppers<br />

It’s been five years since the Red<br />

Hot Chili Peppers released an album,<br />

and we’ll be the first to admit, we’re<br />

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By Alex Wendrychowicz<br />

getting a little impatient. Luckily lead<br />

singer Anthony Kiedis announced<br />

in February that the band is close to<br />

wrapping up its 11th album.<br />

Drake<br />

Don’t worry, if you are reading this,<br />

it’s not too late. Drake’s official album<br />

release date for Views from the 6 has<br />

not been issued yet. Regardless, we<br />

know Drake is ready to provide us with<br />

more chart topping hip-hop songs. He<br />

shared a glimpse of his new album<br />

back in January when he released his<br />

single “Summer Sixteen.” Whenever<br />

you’re ready Drake, call us on our<br />

cell phones.<br />

TLC<br />

<strong>No</strong> you are not reading that wrong<br />

— that reads TLC. Your inner 90s<br />

self can jump up and scream now. A<br />

reunion album is on the rise as the two<br />

surviving members, T-Boz and Chilli,<br />

set out to bring back songs we can<br />

dance to in shiny outfits and braids.<br />

The album was set to be released in<br />

2015, but it was pushed back after<br />

the unfortunate passing of their third<br />

member, Lisa Lopes.<br />

Missy Elliott<br />

The queen of feminism is back. She<br />

teased us in <strong>No</strong>vember 2015 with her<br />

hit single “WTF (Where They From)”<br />

featuring Pharrell to prove she isn’t<br />

down for the count. Work it Missy,<br />

we’ll be sure to lose control when you<br />

grace us with your new album.<br />

Katy Perry<br />

Since completing her 2013 Prism<br />

tour, Perry’s manager confirmed she is<br />

planning to release her new album sometime<br />

this year. We can’t wait for this<br />

California girl to give us another female<br />

pop anthem.<br />

Nick Jonas<br />

The youngest of the JoBros did not<br />

leave us unimpressed in 2015. After<br />

singing “Jealous” one too many times<br />

and dancing to “Levels” every weekend,<br />

we want more. Jonas said his second<br />

solo album will feature more R&B<br />

sounds and according to his Instagram,<br />

something great is in the works.


New<br />

Shows<br />

That You Should<br />

Be Watching<br />

By Paige Burleson<br />

Whether it is a group of girls making<br />

a bracket for The Bachelor or intensely<br />

discussing one of Shonda Rhimes’<br />

masterpieces, TV is one thing we can<br />

all agree on. This season of new shows<br />

should bring more suspense, laughs<br />

and jaw-dropping moments than we<br />

have ever seen before. Among the<br />

many shows to return, premiere, and<br />

renew, there are a few that we think<br />

are really worth watching. So sit back,<br />

relax, invite all of your friends over<br />

and enjoy the shows.<br />

The Family<br />

This new ABC thriller has only<br />

just started, airing on Sundays at 8<br />

p.m. Mayor Claire Warren’s son, who<br />

disappeared and was thought to be<br />

dead, has come back after over ten<br />

years. Is the man really hers? How will<br />

this affect her career and her family?<br />

Bonus: Zach Gilford from Friday<br />

Night Lights is the other son in this<br />

exciting show.<br />

Heartbeat<br />

Melissa George, who had a small<br />

role in Grey’s Anatomy, portrays<br />

Dr. Alex Panttiere, based on the reallife<br />

heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato.<br />

This new medical drama is filled with<br />

girl-boss power, love and scalpels —<br />

what’s more to want? See Heartbeat at<br />

7 p.m. on Thursdays on NBC.<br />

The Catch<br />

If you’re an avid watcher of anything<br />

executively produced by Shonda<br />

Rhimes, you’ll love this new drama<br />

following the life of <strong>Alice</strong> Vaughn, an<br />

LA private investigator, whose fiance<br />

takes almost everything she’s worth.<br />

The only logical next step is to use<br />

her investigation skills to uncover the<br />

carefully plotted deception at the hands<br />

of her once husband-to-be. Watch the<br />

show at 9 p.m. on Thursdays, now part<br />

of ABC’s #TGIT.<br />

The Ranch<br />

Netflix Originals have been wildly<br />

successful in the past few years,<br />

and we have no doubt this That ‘70s<br />

Show reunion will follow suit. Ashton<br />

Kutcher and Danny Masterson (That<br />

‘70s Show’s Steven Hyde) star in<br />

this story of two brothers on a ranch<br />

in Colorado attempting to run the<br />

family business.<br />

Shows returning<br />

to Netflix:<br />

• Unbreakable Kimmy<br />

Schmidt season two:<br />

April 15<br />

• Grace and Frankie<br />

season two: May 6<br />

• Orange is the New<br />

Black season four:<br />

June 17<br />

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What’s in our<br />

beach bag?<br />

By Caroline Giddis<br />

It’s that time again; the sun’s out, the campus is waking up<br />

from its winter hibernation, and the end of the school year is in<br />

sight. Your vacation is planned, and you can’t wait to go, but<br />

with plane flights, layovers and road trips before you reach your<br />

destination, you’ll need some good reads to keep you occupied.<br />

But that’s no big deal, because at this point you’d probably love to<br />

read anything that’s not homework for a class. So go ahead, toss<br />

aside those over-highlighted, bland textbooks, and replace your<br />

bag with some of our top reads and classics for summer 2016.<br />

Hat and bag courtesy of Francesca’s<br />

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Outlander<br />

by Diana Gabaldon<br />

Adventure? Time travel? Romance?<br />

Honestly, there isn’t a better summer<br />

read than Diana Gabaldon’s first novel<br />

in the Outlander series. On her honeymoon<br />

in the Scottish Highlands,<br />

Claire Randall accidentally stumbles<br />

through a mysterious rock formation<br />

and ends up, you guessed it, in wartorn<br />

18th-century Scotland. This story<br />

is filled with devilish British soldiers,<br />

magical forces, and Jamie Fraser, a<br />

heroic Scottish warrior that will make<br />

you swoon. Claire is torn between her<br />

life in 1945 and this new, intense world<br />

she has been thrown into. Although<br />

it is now a STARZ Original Series,<br />

this book is one you shouldn’t skip<br />

for the show.<br />

#GirlBoss<br />

by Sophia Amoruso<br />

Sophia Amoruso is the definition of<br />

a new-age CEO, and one that inspires<br />

any out-of-the-box path to success. In<br />

her memoir, Amoruso details the lows<br />

of her career, like checking IDs at an<br />

art school, and the highs, like creating<br />

the major fashion retail brand, Nasty<br />

Gal. Her stories are witty and hilarious,<br />

and she does her audience the<br />

favor of being completely honest —<br />

even down to the gritty details. The<br />

most inspiring part of her book is that<br />

Amoruso doesn’t think of herself as a<br />

CEO or founder of a multimillion-dollar<br />

company, but just a girl who had<br />

a dream of creating something different.<br />

It’s the perfect read to reignite the<br />

go-getter in you.<br />

Beautiful Ruins<br />

by Jess Walter<br />

Released in 2012, Jess Walter’s<br />

novel is outstandingly engaging, and<br />

the ideal paperback to read when there<br />

are waves crashing in the background,<br />

as it’s set along the 1962 Italian coast.<br />

Pasquale, the owner of a hotel in Porto<br />

Vergogna, is shocked when a beautiful<br />

actress named Dee Moray appears at<br />

his dock. She has come from the set<br />

of the film Cleopatra in Rome with a<br />

life-changing secret, and Pasquale is<br />

determined to help her. Told from multiple<br />

perspectives where the past and<br />

present intertwine, this novel communicates<br />

the story of how love stands the<br />

test of time.<br />

Yes Please<br />

by Amy Poehler<br />

Our favorite funny-girl, star of<br />

Baby Mama, Saturday Night Live<br />

and Sisters has finally written a book<br />

about her life, apparently much to her<br />

dismay, as she hilariously reminds the<br />

audience how hard it is to write a book<br />

throughout the pages. In her memoir,<br />

Amy Poehler recounts the humorous<br />

and sometimes embarrassing experiences<br />

of her life, such as performing<br />

in childhood plays, working as a single<br />

mother with two kids, and meeting<br />

BFF Tina Fey. She tells stories<br />

of backstage pranks that happened on<br />

the set of SNL, proving that if you put<br />

20 comedians in a room, anything is<br />

bound to happen. Between it all, Amy<br />

offers life lessons and Comedy Central-style<br />

parables that entertain but<br />

also teach a few facts about the world.<br />

Crazy Rich Asians<br />

by Kevin Kwan<br />

NYU professor Rachel Chu never<br />

expected to find out that her boyfriend<br />

Nick is the heir to an opulent fortune<br />

and a member of one of the most elite<br />

families in Singapore. It’s safe to say<br />

that when Nick wants Rachel to meet<br />

his family, she’s in for a big surprise.<br />

Whirled around in private planes and<br />

fancy cars, Rachel is shocked by Nick’s<br />

world, not to mention all the fabulous<br />

women trying to take her place. Sprinkled<br />

with hilarious scenes of family<br />

gossip and crazy aunts, Kevin Kwan’s<br />

debut novel will probably have you<br />

laughing out loud.<br />

Water for Elephants<br />

by Sarah Gruen<br />

Jacob Jankowski is about to take<br />

his final veterinary exam at Cornell<br />

when his world collapses after both his<br />

parents are killed in a car accident. After<br />

finding out that they were broke,<br />

he has nothing left to his name. In the<br />

midst of grief and confusion, Jacob<br />

jumps aboard a train and unknowingly<br />

stumbles upon his future with the<br />

Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular<br />

Show on Earth, a traveling circus. Jacob,<br />

who is more educated than half<br />

the crew, can’t help but fall in love with<br />

the beautiful Marlena, an equestrian<br />

performer and cruel circus director’s<br />

wife. In a story filled with danger, love<br />

and friendship, the true hero may be<br />

an elephant named Rosie, who wins<br />

over every reader’s heart.<br />

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Netflix Movies<br />

You Didn’t Know Existed<br />

By Ellen Johnson<br />

Whether you prefer newer sensations<br />

like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or<br />

classic, binge-worthy picks like Gossip<br />

Girl, Netflix is always there to distract<br />

you from homework, studying, working<br />

out — you name it.<br />

But what about the other side of<br />

Netflix? We’re talking about those indie<br />

movies that pop up in your suggested<br />

titles. If you’ve never thought to stray<br />

from One Tree Hill long enough to sort<br />

through them all, here’s our list of best<br />

Netflix independent titles to check out<br />

this spring.<br />

The Last Five Years<br />

This 2014 flick based on the hit Off-<br />

Broadway show stars Anna Kendrick<br />

and Jeremy Jordan in a love story<br />

for the ages. The musical film had<br />

a limited release before making its<br />

way to Netflix and now calls for any<br />

audience who loves original songs<br />

and a snappy love story. The film<br />

chronicles Cathy, a struggling actress,<br />

and Jamie, a writer, as they muddle<br />

through the twists and turns of their<br />

lives and relationship.<br />

You’ll like this if you like: Pitch Perfect,<br />

The <strong>No</strong>tebook<br />

The Lifeguard<br />

Kristen Bell (of Frozen fame) stars<br />

in this 2013 Sundance selection about<br />

a reporter, Leigh, who leaves her job<br />

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in New York City to return to her<br />

childhood home in Connecticut. But<br />

her childhood home isn’t the only thing<br />

juvenile about her lifestyle change.<br />

Leigh finds a job among teenagers<br />

working as a lifeguard and falls into a<br />

treacherous relationship with a teenage<br />

boy. Heckled by her family and friends<br />

to put her life back together, Leigh is<br />

left trying to pick up the pieces.<br />

You’ll like this if you like: You Again,<br />

Silver Linings Playbook<br />

Drinking Buddies<br />

Beer and romance in one movie?<br />

Yes please! This movie, starring Olivia<br />

Wilde and Jake Johnson (a.k.a Nick on<br />

New Girl), was filmed in an improvised<br />

fashion, meaning the original script<br />

was very short and allowed actors to<br />

insert their own comedy and material<br />

throughout. The laid-back film tells<br />

the story of brewery co-workers<br />

Luke and Kate who spend most of<br />

their time drinking and flirting, but<br />

after a weekend with each other and<br />

their respective significant others,<br />

they discover who they should really<br />

be with.<br />

You’ll like this if you like: He’s Just <strong>No</strong>t<br />

That Into You, That Awkward Moment<br />

Hick<br />

While we’re used to Blake Lively as<br />

the fabulous Serena van der Woodsen,<br />

Hick shows off her fierceness in a<br />

completely different manner. Lively<br />

stars alongside Chloë Grace Moretz<br />

in this story of a Nebraska teen, Luli<br />

(Moretz), who runs away from her<br />

broken home to claim her fame in Las<br />

Vegas. She packs a pistol and runs<br />

into some interesting characters on<br />

her adventure, eventually befriending<br />

Lively’s character, Glenda, and<br />

learns what it means to be a strong,<br />

independent woman.<br />

You’ll like this if you like: Paper Towns,<br />

Carrie<br />

Frances Ha<br />

This classic finding-your-way story<br />

is all about the uniqueness of female<br />

friendship. Frances lives in New York<br />

City and works for a dance company<br />

but is not an especially talented<br />

dancer and lacks direction in life.<br />

While Frances feels lost, her best<br />

friend Sophie is there through it all.<br />

They help each other through life, even<br />

if it just means hanging out and being<br />

ridiculous together. Everyone will<br />

relate to this movie; you’ll want to go<br />

find your best gal pal and thank her<br />

for always being there.<br />

You’ll like this if you like: The Sisterhood<br />

of the Traveling Pants, The<br />

Other Woman


By Claire Turner<br />

TUSCA-<br />

LOOSA’S<br />

MUSIC<br />

SCENE:<br />

MORE<br />

THAN<br />

JUST<br />

COVER<br />

BANDS<br />

Five men sit inside a small van,<br />

surrounded by their luggage,<br />

fluffy pillows and empty bags<br />

of fast food. The Spotify playlist<br />

is rollin’, the sun is shining and the<br />

guys are cracking jokes.<br />

Is this a road trip for a group of<br />

stand-up comedians? <strong>No</strong>, but it is<br />

Tuscaloosa city’s hit band, CBDB, on<br />

their way to play a show at Soul Kitchen<br />

concert venue in Mobile, Alabama.<br />

With their first East Coast co-headlining<br />

tour underway, CBDB is now<br />

a band on the move. Since the recent<br />

release of their third album, The Fame<br />

EP, this fresh local band has certainly<br />

developed a notable reputation as a<br />

crowd favorite.<br />

The band was formed in 2011 by Cy<br />

Simonton and Kris Gottlieb on guitar<br />

and vocals, plus Glenn Dillard (saxophone,<br />

keys, vocals), David Ray (bass<br />

and vocals) and Paul Oliver (drums).<br />

The friends knew one another from<br />

previous musical projects and decided<br />

to join to form CBDB.<br />

T-Town’s up-and-coming music<br />

scene has propelled CBDB to new<br />

heights, notably with the opening of<br />

new venues around town, like Druid<br />

City Music Hall.<br />

“I think being in Tuscaloosa gives<br />

you an opportunity to play in a bunch<br />

of places, so I think for a long time we<br />

were kind of honing the band in just<br />

by playing,” Simonton says. “I mean,<br />

we used to play Thursday, Friday, Saturday,<br />

all in places in Tuscaloosa. So<br />

I think that opportunity of just having<br />

a bunch of places that you can play<br />

is helpful.”<br />

Simonton says seeing people show up<br />

to the shows and connect with the artists<br />

is a great way to build community<br />

and support local bands.<br />

“When you start seeing the same<br />

faces over and over again, that starts<br />

building the community and then<br />

that’s kind of when we started getting<br />

more serious about it,” he says.<br />

The band’s latest tour, Thinking In<br />

Stereo Tour with Backup Planet, travelled<br />

all along the Southeast and the<br />

East Coast, going as far north as NYC<br />

and as far west as New Orleans.<br />

“We really like playing in the Southeast,”<br />

Oliver says. “You know, Tuscaloosa,<br />

Auburn, Birmingham, those<br />

are really good ‘home’ spots for us.<br />

They’re some of the spots we’ve been<br />

playing the longest too, which for sure<br />

has something to do with that.”<br />

With twangy sounds reminiscent of<br />

the Dave Matthews Band and vocals<br />

that rival Matchbox Twenty’s frontman<br />

Rob Thomas, CBDB is Tuscaloosa’s<br />

very own self-proclaimed “joyfunk”<br />

band.<br />

<strong>Alice</strong> got the chance to catch up with<br />

CBDB and chat about their music,<br />

plans and their favorite places to play<br />

down South.<br />

CBDB Q&A<br />

How long have you been playing<br />

music together?<br />

CBDB: We’ve been together since<br />

2011, so I guess we’re coming up on<br />

our fifth-year anniversary.<br />

Anything special planned?<br />

CBDB: <strong>No</strong>t yet. We’ve kind of been<br />

talking about some stuff. Definitely<br />

probably some new merch designs<br />

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and stuff based off the fifth-year<br />

mark. But hopefully we’ll be able to<br />

book a show close to — if not the exact<br />

date of — the fifth year mark. So<br />

that’ll be fun.<br />

What do you do in your time off?<br />

CBDB: We get a lot of rest. We [recently]<br />

took a little bit of time off from<br />

playing, which is always good because<br />

you get stuck in a rut. If you’re on the<br />

road a lot, it’s hard to keep the motivation<br />

and newness of it; you kind of get<br />

stuck in a rut, so coming back after<br />

a couple weeks off and getting away<br />

from it is kind of refreshing. Things<br />

sound new and different than before<br />

just because you’ve been away from it.<br />

What is your writing process<br />

usually like?<br />

CBDB: Each song is different, but<br />

for the majority of them someone will<br />

come up with an idea. Recently, David<br />

has come up with a bunch of stuff<br />

that he built up. So we’ll start there<br />

and then we just kind of jam on that<br />

for a minute, try to think of counter-melodies<br />

and other parts, try to see<br />

what fits and what doesn’t. The words<br />

are always last, and I’ll usually just<br />

start singing gibberish over it, trying<br />

to get a melody, and then sometimes<br />

the words will come from the gibberish.<br />

Sometimes I’ll have words on my<br />

phone, like I’ve written down ideas,<br />

and sometimes ideas will come from<br />

that. But sometimes they just sort of<br />

get made up on the spot.<br />

What are some bands that have<br />

inspired your sound?<br />

CBDB: I think Umphrey’s McGee is a<br />

big one for sure. All of us have a very<br />

varied taste. I know Chris, our guitar<br />

player, is a big Mastodon fan and some<br />

heavier stuff like that, so that brings<br />

more of a metal sound to the stuff that<br />

we do. D-Ray, our bass player, he’s a<br />

big Chili Peppers and Snarky Puppy<br />

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fan. But it’s a lot more of the more<br />

prog-rock stuff that we enjoy mostly.<br />

How do you think that your music<br />

fits into all of that?<br />

CBDB: I think it’s definitely similar to<br />

a lot of that stuff. I think it’s a little<br />

more vocal driven than some of that<br />

stuff. I try to write pop songs basically,<br />

but prog-pop songs. We’ve been<br />

calling our music prog-pop lately, and<br />

I think that’s pretty fitting just because<br />

we want to write catchy tunes,<br />

but then have musicianship that will<br />

have musicians bobbing their heads<br />

saying, “Wow,” you know? All these<br />

people ask us what our sound is, and<br />

we don’t want to say boring stuff, so<br />

we just sort of branded it “joyfunk.”<br />

But it started off a little bit more on<br />

the “pop-y” side than on the “prog-y”<br />

side, but the progressive stuff is definitely<br />

something we enjoy, so it’s always<br />

something that we want to do.<br />

What are your goals?<br />

CBDB: I mean we’re already on Spotify.<br />

I think our goals are probably to<br />

get signed to an agency, and we just<br />

did that with [Progressive Global<br />

Agency]. <strong>No</strong>w I think our new goal is<br />

just to spread it as much as we can and<br />

keep writing and getting as excited as<br />

we can. This is something we want to<br />

do for the rest of our lives. So we want<br />

to get to the point where we’re making<br />

enough money to have a family and<br />

all that stuff and do that while playing<br />

music, so I think that’s kind of the<br />

goal.<br />

Why CBDB?<br />

CBDB: Well, we try to keep that ambiguous.<br />

We usually let folks guess,<br />

basically, for that stuff.<br />

What’s been your favorite guess<br />

that you’ve heard so far?<br />

CBDB: Aw, man, see that’s why we<br />

do that, because this is a good one.<br />

There’s a bunch of them. Cool Boogie<br />

Dance Bakery, Cold Beer, Dank<br />

Buds… it’s a lot of fun hearing people<br />

guess what it is.<br />

Where is your favorite place to play<br />

in Tuscaloosa?<br />

CBDB: Currently either Green Bar or<br />

the old Jupiter Bar, which was a lot of<br />

fun. We played Druid City [Brewery]<br />

one time, but it was kind of a bust for<br />

us because it was after the Ole Miss<br />

game, and we only got to play for a little<br />

bit. But Druid City Music Hall will<br />

be a fun one in April. I can’t wait to see<br />

who will be there soon. But Green Bar<br />

definitely has been a favorite for sure.<br />

To listen to and keep up with<br />

CBDB, visit Spotify, Pandora, cbdbmusic.com,<br />

@cbdbtweets, @cbdbpics,<br />

Facebook and YouTube.

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