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Photos courtesy of Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) of Alabama announced the selection of its 2019-20 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows in June. Fourteen graduate students from Samford University, The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingh Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

Danielle Portera’s senior art show at Samford University focused on beauty. In her younger sister Dominique, the lifelong Hoover resident found the perfect subject. Read more


Madison Thomas, a Spain Park High School graduate and Samford University freshman, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Read more


Three different groups from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law National Mock Trial Team participated in competitions Oct. 21-22, including some local students. Read more


Hoover resident Walt Barnes inducted into Samford Athletics Hall of Fame this May. Read more


Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. Read more


Nine-year-old Emma Voytanovsky, a fourth-grader at Gwin Elementary, was recently selected as the winner of the eighth Geoffrey Glaub Piano Scholarship, given by the Samford University Academy of the Arts. Read more


Patrick McGregor

Photo courtesy of Texas Athletics

Samford University announced the hiring of former Hoover High School distance runner Patrick McGregor as an assistant coach for cross-country and track and field. Read more

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Presley Weems

Sam Chandler

Throughout her time competing for Hoover High School, Presley Weems, a 2016 graduate, carved her legacy as one of the most decorated athletes in Buccaneers history. Read more


Keegan Moore, a Simmons Middle School sixth-grader, was one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 National Geographic State Bee. The contest was held at Samford University on Friday, April 1. Read more

Middle Schools


Photos by Jon Anderson.

Five principals and teachers from Hoover City Schools were among 100 people recognized as outstanding graduates from Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education during the school’s centennial celebration. Read more


Laura Bush

Photo courtesy of Samantha Nelson.

If you were in the audience for former first lady Laura Bush’s visit on Thursday, you may not have noticed the Wright Center staff patrolling the press section precisely three minutes into her speech. I can assure you, though, that the Crimson did. Read more

Editor's Perspective

Chandra Sparks Splond is surrounded by young adults every day in her job at Samford University, and she still likes them enough to write about them when she gets home. Read more


Students from Spain Park High School were chosen to attend Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University June 15-27. Read more

High Schools

Samford University’s Wright Center Concert Hall will host The Distinguished Young Women Program of Jefferson County this Friday and Saturday. Read more


Prince of Peace Geography Bee

Courtesy of Jill Taylor Spero

Prince of Peace Catholic School eighth-grader Ransom Redman won the school’s annual National Geographic Bee. He will compete in the Alabama State Geography Bee at Samford University on April 4. Read more

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