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    Just hours before sunrise on February 13, 2013, members of the Tuscaloosa Police Department in conjunction with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force quietly assembled on the campus of the University of Alabama. Around 3:00am doors were being simultaneously knocked down across campus by officers wearing tactical vests and toting military style assault rifles. According to Connor Sheets of al.com, 61 students were taken into custody on drug charges that cold February night. With a few exceptions, the overwhelming majority of these arrests were for relatively small or trace amounts of marijuana. This night in 2013 began a snowball effect of further strained relations between U.A. students and Tuscaloosa P.D. Generally speaking, most students…

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    I can smell the excitement in the air. The crimson and white colors on everyone, and some people have even painted their bodies. It is football season, finally. Tuscaloosa has been referred to as “The City Of Champions” because of The University Of Alabama’s sports teams--mainly football. In Tuscaloosa, we brag about the Southeastern Conference and the number of BCS National Championship titles the university holds. Tuscaloosa is the place I call home, and I live in a town that revolves around…

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    Physical Environment- Based on the places I have travelled Tuscaloosa County, this area offers a wide variety of environments. The county has multiple lakes and parks along with urban and suburban areas as well. Out of 67 counties in Alabama, Tuscaloosa ranks 24th when comparing physical environment. With an air pollution level of 12.7, the county boasts a lower pollution level than the state average. Nonetheless, 18% of the population struggles with severe housing problems, which is 3% higher…

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    Tuscaloosa Spring Break

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    My spring break was one of the best ones I have had in a long time. This spring break I went to Tuscaloosa on Monday and walked around the University of Alabama. It was something I have always wanted to do it took us 1hour and 45 minutes to walk around the entire campus. During my tour I got to meet one of the football players number 22 Ryan Anderson. After the tour of Alabama we went to my cousin softball game and watched her play after our day we went back to the hotel ad sleep. The next day…

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    There are deficiencies within the management team that impacts the store operations and keeps the store from achieving success. ATS Tuscaloosa processing department does not utilize any company procedures consistently to maintain or to meet ATS standards . Inconsistencies within the process is a common premise throughout all departments. Store Management has failed to maintain many of the company guidelines or constitutes the departments accordingly to ATS standard operational procedures (SOP).…

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    April 27, 2011 a major tornado struck down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama killing fifty-two people. This tornado was classified as an EF4 with winds reaching up to 190 miles per hour. The damage of this disaster impacted everyone in the community of over 80,000. “Many public facilities were damaged or destroyed including two elementary schools, a nursing home, a fire station, and the city’s emergency operation center” (Rush, S. C., Houser, R., & Partridge, A. 2015). Commercial property was also…

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    Simon Wedt Analysis

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    how the use of force in conjunction with non-violence can be effective. Simon Wendt discusses the importance of an armed black defense organization in Tuscaloosa and Ted Shine discusses the use of assassination as an effective tool in social change. Both authors treat these forceful forms of protest in similar, positive ways, likely due to viewing segregationists as willfully ignorant. Wendt’s article shines a positive light on the black defense organization operating in Tuscaloosa, AL…

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    Alabama Internship Report

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    It has a museum around it named Alabama Museum of Natural History. The Alabama Museum of Natural History is the state's natural history museum, located in Smith Hall at the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The oldest museum in the state, it was founded in 1831. The exhibits depict the natural diversity of Alabama from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. The University of Alabama has its own shopping mall. There is an art gallery, community service center, student…

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    College Selection Essay

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    college is a brand new experience, the out of state tuition, and being far away from home. Each choice of college will have their reasons and results for why people attend school there. Beyond living in the glory days of high school lies the treacherous, yet delightful days of college. Many acumens for the selection rests inside the barriers of what the campus beholds. The University of Alabama possesses many qualities that attract students from all aspects of the world for the…

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    have been evidences that the country is more segregated than it was 50 years ago. This fight by the black americans for not just ‘separate and equal’ but desegregation and integration is still a work in progress hoping to get wide acclamation. In this show Now with Alex Wagner, PBS airs the episode, The Re-Segregation of America’s Schools presented by Alex Wagner. She discusses on the comeback of segregation after 60 years of the brown v board of education case. On her show, a visit to…

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