A&S in the News: November 22-28, 2020

Swipe Away Hunger

UA student gives back to community for Thanksgiving: WVUA – Nov. 23

One University of Alabama student is reminding others that giving back is as important as being thankful for what you have. Laura Carrasquilla is a 21-year-old Randall Research Scholar who has always been passionate about medicine and helping her community and has done so with Swipe Away Hunger. “I think the Swipe Away Hunger program is a very unique one,” said Carrasquilla. “It enables all students on campus, regardless of how much money, how much time they have, to give or volunteer.” With the aim of reaching five hundred meals a year, Swipe Away Hunger asks students to donate their unused guest meal plan meals so they can be made into Thanksgiving meals for those in need in West Alabama.

Election 2020

Election 2020: Can we unite as a nation after so much contention?: WVUA – Nov. 24

With a record number of Americans turning out to vote, youth voter turnout served as a pivotal point in this presidential election race. “It was definitely inspiring seeing the number of young people turning out, but honestly not too surprising,” said Justin Levy, the president of The University of Alabama College of Democrats. “Our generation wants to be change-makers.”

Christmas Traditions

Pandemic takes toll on some Tuscaloosa Christmas traditions: Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 27

Sadly, our pandemic woes won’t be taking the holidays off. On the contrary, COVID-19 has altered or outright canceled some of Tuscaloosa’s traditional favorites. … Among those events canceled for 2020: … Hilaritas, a concert of jazz and choral holiday music created and performed by students and faculty from The University of Alabama School of Music, has been a staple of the season since 1969.