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Archive for the ‘ Faces of Tuscaloosa ’ Category


Scarlet Vanmeter

January 12th, 2018

Scarlet Vanmeter has many roles to play on the day to day and appears to be pulling it off flawlessly; from participating in ROTC, working on the Crimson White, to having a job as a teacher’s assistant. It probably wouldn’t be easy living a day in her shoes, but it sure is inspiring seeing her juggle all of her responsibilities. Scarlet is a sophomore attending the University of Alabama and is majoring in business management with a specialization in entrepreneurship. She hopes to apply what she has learned from the business school, such as logistics, to her future job in the Army. She is currently... Read More

Madison Bedwell

December 8th, 2017

Madison Bedwell is a local artist who focuses his paintings on making the observer ask themselves questions such as why they believe what they do. He wants his art to make people think and to inspire people. Madison grew up in Tuscaloosa and started drawing at age 10; when he was 15 he started painting. He went to college for his degree in art, but found that he was not getting the help he wanted from the program. So he quit school and decided to teach himself. “One of the best ways to teach yourself,” he says, “is by experimenting with different mediums, subjects, and styles.”... Read More

James Binum

December 1st, 2017

James Binum is a sophomore at The University of Alabama, works for an entomologist at the university, and works at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. James is majoring in anthropology and fittingly her favorite subject is history. James first got a job working under an entomologist helping to raise insects. She is currently helping raise a newly found species of dragonflies that is indigenous to Texas. James has also helped raise other insects, such as millipedes, mahogany hissing cockroaches, and flesh-eating beetles. She loves the work she does helping raise the bugs she works with and finds... Read More

John Harrison and Creative Campus

November 17th, 2017

John Morgan Harrison is a student at The University of Alabama and a fellow with the Creative Campus program. John is majoring in design through the University’s New College, will be getting his MBA through the creative path with New College, and minoring in mechanical engineering. John creates sculptures, drawings, and photos; he likes to bring what he has learned from mechanical engineering into his artwork. John became involved with Creative Campus when his 3D design professor introduced it to him his freshman year and then later recommended him to be a fellow in the program. He is now an... Read More

Julia Gale

November 10th, 2017

  Julia Gale is a model student and someone to basically strive to be, at least in my opinion. Gale is already a junior in college at the age of nineteen; not only that, but they also holds leadership in a campus group. They is a full-time student at The University of Alabama and is the treasurer of Spectrum.   Gale started at the University of Alabama their first year as a sophomore. They got involved in clubs as most students do. One that really impacted them was Spectrum, a LGBTQ+ club/ UA community resource. Julia was elected to be the treasurer of Spectrum during spring of 2017.... Read More

Master Kim

November 3rd, 2017

Master Kim is a master in both Korean swordsmanship and martial arts and has been teaching the arts for fifteen years. He grew up in South Korea, where he became interested in martial arts at the age of fourteen. After discovering his new passion for martial arts, he found a master to train under. At age twenty-five, Master Kim developed an interest in the ancient art of Korean swordsmanship. When Master Kim was training under his master, he was taught that some of the most important skills you can have are the ability to control your mind and the ability to maintain a good attitude. If you cannot... Read More

Amy Grinstead

October 27th, 2017

Amy Grinstead started as the kitchen manager at Christ Episcopal Church and was asked to help out at the Community Soup Bowl one day about thirteen years ago and has been helping out ever since. She is now the executive director of Community Soup Bowl. Tuscaloosa’s Community Soup Bowl has been operating for over thirty years and is open seven days a week serving hot lunches to the hungry. It started in a church kitchen where the food was prepared and then transported to a house a few blocks away. It has grown significantly over the past thirty years. In 1998, Community Soup Bowl was able to get... Read More