Month: December 2014

Fall 2014 Unpublished Graphics

This gallery holds graphics that either were not used by the Athletics Communications office or were done as favors for my high school. These were all projects that I did in my free time and then sent to the office or to my high school’s coaches.

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Grapevine Faith Varsity Men’s Basketball vs. Grace Prep

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Grapevine Faith’s Varsity men’s basketball team was defeated by Grace Prep Lions on Dec. 19. The night’s top shots are in the gallery above, and the rest can be seen below. Faith is currently leading the nation in three-pointers made after finishing second in that category last year.  The Lions will be back in action on Dec. 29 in the Whataburger Tournament. (more…)

Grapevine Faith Men’s JV Basketball vs. Grace Prep

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The Grapevine Faith Lions’ JV men’s basketball team took a tough loss to Arlington Grace Prep on Friday, Dec. 19. The best shots of the night are in the gallery above, and the rest of the photos are in the collection below. The Lions will be back in action on Jan. 6, when they face district rival Fort Worth Christian at home. (more…)

Culture Shock

Designed by Cara Walker

Designed by Cara Walker

Late one night in his dorm room, freshman Zachary Dutton from Moulton, Alabama found himself sitting with his newfound friends trying to explain his family home. The girl sitting across from him simply could not grasp the concept of a doublewide.

She is not alone.

The University of Alabama is now home to more out-of-state students than Alabamians, and with this diversity comes many cultural differences. Sometimes, students meeting southern culture for the first time just don’t get it. The Honors College recognizes these challenges and tries to help students grow more comfortable in their new home at the Capstone.

“We try to find something that’s of interest or things that they’d like to explore and to get them involved in trying to sample,” said Honors College Dean Dr. Shane Sharp.

Sharp compares new cultural experiences to international travel.

“Study up on it ahead of time, find somebody who can get you aligned with it and learn how things are done, and embrace it,” Sharpe said. (more…)