Culture Shock

Mosaic Magazine – Features

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – 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. (more…)

Former Tide Standouts Begin Postseason Play

Athletics Communications – Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Tide players Alex Avila (2006-08) of the Detroit Tigers and Tommy Hunter (2006-07) of the Baltimore Orioles kicked off postseason play on Thursday night in Baltimore facing off in the American League Division Series. (more…)

SEC Nation Works Around Tailgaters

JN 101 – News

TUSACALOOSA, Ala. – SEC Nation arrived in Tuscaloosa Thursday to prepare for their weekly Saturday production prior to the Alabama-Florida football game. The crew arrived with six tractor-trailers and their trademark bus. This is what it takes to move a set and crew around the country every week. (more…)

Tide Baseball Alumni Having Success in MLB

Athletics Communications – Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide has had at least one player selected in the Major League Draft for the past 36 years.  This season former Tide players have taken advantage of their opportunities and found success in the big leagues. (more…)

Former Tide Baseball Player Earns Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award

Athletics Communications – Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Crimson Tide outfielder and current team physician, Dr. Jeff Laubenthal, was honored with the 2014 Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award at halftime during Saturday’s home football game against Florida Atlantic University. (more…)

Soccer Championship: Leaving a Legacy

Grapevine Faith RAWR – Sports Features

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Two years ago, senior Michael Nolan sat in Mr. Michael Beeson’s sophomore Bible class and said that he thought it would be possible for Grapevine Faith to win a state championship in men’s soccer four years in a row. Now the feat has been accomplished. The Lions claimed their fourth straight title on March 8 with a 2-1 victory over Houston Awty International–the same school that they beat in the finals last year. (more…)

Lions Advance to Championship After Defeating Richland 2-1

Grapevine Faith RAWR – Sports

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Grapevine Faith continued their deep run in the Grapevine-Richland Winter Blast tournament today defeating host-team Richland 2-1. The Lions will play in the Championship game tonight against the winner of the second semifinal game between Arlington Martin and Keller high schools. (more…)

Pollution Plague Hinkson Creek, but Tests Show the Water is Improving

Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop – News

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Clyde Bentley walked out his back door and headed down a homemade trail to the creek behind his house. It was time to go fishing.

He picked up his poles, crossed the creek and stopped at a sandbar where he dropped a line.

Within 10 minutes, Bentley had a bite. Altogether, in the space of 45 minutes, he caught three fish in a stream scientists have determined cannot fully support aquatic life. (more…)

Surge in Popularity Puts More Customers on Solar Grid

Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop – News

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Two years ago, Floyd Hansen saw the way electric prices were rising. So he looked around for another way to power his Jefferson City home. He ended up installing a 9.87 kilowatt photovoltaic system on his roof that provides enough energy for 70 percent of his needs in the winter and all of his energy use in the summer. (more…)

Former TCU Baseball Player Catches Attention From Teammates

TCU High School Journalism Workshop – Sports Features

FORT WORTH, Texas – Al Ralston, TCU’s former bullpen catcher, had one hit in his entire collegiate career. He never started a single game and only had three at-bats in his time at the university. Still, he played a crucial role in helping TCU get to the College World Series in 2010. (more…)

Homeless Pets Find Refuge After Storms

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism – News (Long Form)

MOORE, Okla. – There had been thunder before — and dogs never like thunder — but this was different. This was worse. His owners ran out of the house, running for their lives, leaving him behind. As he tried to hide from the terrible noise of the storm, the house was swept away in a furious wind. The dog was scared and injured, but worst of all left alone.

In the aftermath of the May tornados in and around Moore, Okla., hundreds of pets were left homeless and abandoned. After already reuniting 84 animals with their owners, the Animal Resource Center in Oklahoma City still housed 98 unclaimed cats and dogs as of June 6 – two weeks after the storms. At the same time, the Cleveland County Fairgrounds held 78 unclaimed pets. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Health Center was providing free care to animals affected by the storms. (more…)

Seniors Key in Sooners’ Title Win: Pitcher, Catcher Lead Softball Team to Victory with Character, Performance

Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism – Sports Features

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. When the OU Sooners won the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City June 4, vindicating last year’s loss in the same venue, the two seniors who helped get them there walked off the field as more than national champions with a slew of individual records.

Their collegiate careers now closed, pitcher Keilani Ricketts and catcher Jessica Schults also leave their team a legacy of leadership. (more…)

Bears Draw Attention for Baylor University

Baylor Media Arts Workshop – Features

WACO, Texas – On a normal day driving down the road one girl’s life would change because of one stop. Her father, Paul Carr, decided to stop at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, to see a unique sight-two North American black bears on a university campus. “She saw the bears when she was seven or eight and at that moment decided she was going to go to Baylor,” says Carr. While he adds that there are many more important factors to choosing a college, the awe factor often captures young children’s imaginations and interests them in Baylor more than other colleges. (more…)









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