This year’s college admission scandal resulted in parents being accused of bribing test administrators to change test scores or allow cheating. This has resulted in some colleges re-thinking their position on the use of standardized testing in the admissions process.
Everyone has a hidden talent. For some it might be wiggling their ears or being able to recite the alphabet backwards. My hidden talent is Jeopardy! . Yes, the game show hosted by Alex Trebek where contestants answer trivia in the form of a question is my hidden talent.
Someone asked me recently how I come up with a column topic each week. As I write this one, my 300th since beginning this endeavor in 2013, the answer is easy. I write about whatever is on my mind.
Friday night will be the 15th Battle of the Valley that I’ve covered for the Sentinel. Seeing how this is 32nd meeting between archrivals Scottsboro and North Jackson, my math skills tell me I’ve covered nearly half of those meetings.
We didn't have Character Education in school when I was growing up. Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension. We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher's back: the sound of a…
The North Jackson softball team surprised with a third-place finish in the 2018 Class 4A state softball tournament, then followed it up with another third-place finish in 2019.
Most people view voting as a big deal. They come out to the polls to cast their vote because they believe it is the only time their voice will be heard. They don’t protest or write letters to make their point, they just do what they believe is the right thing.
According to data provided by the nonprofit group, Gun Violence Archive, there have been 283 mass shootings this year. Mass shooting is defined as one in which four people were shot, excluding the shooter.
When people learn that I’m a ballet dancer one question seems to be asked more than any other; does standing on your toes hurt? Assuming that they’re talking about pointe shoes I just nod my head, smile and say yes. However, the experience of wearing pointe shoes is much more in-depth than a…
When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”
I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.
SEC Media Days were held in Hoover — for the final time perhaps — and they were light on news and heavy on speculation, predictions and perceptions. Alabama was the media’s pick to win the SEC Championship, predicted to defeat Georgia in championship game.
My family went to Baltimore in the summer of 2012 to visit family, and we took that perfect opportunity to watch a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things. First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.
In today’s Sentinel I started the annual high school football schedule analysis series. For the next six weeks we’ll look at each local team’s 2019 schedule and all the facts, factors, history and possibilities that lie within.
For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news. The last one involved abortion legislation. This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.
Woodville varsity boys basketball head coach Bubba Smith tried to block out who his team was playing against and focus solely on his team’s performance.
A high school coach less than three months, Tracy Vest picked up one of his greatest wins the night his North Sand Mountain Lady Bison shocked defending state champion and powerhouse Fyffe in the finals of the Sand Mountain Tournament. A year later in the same tournament, the defeated No. 1 …
The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.
It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people. Since that point, things have gone downhill.
I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head. I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family. I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing. And it is always the same. Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”