‘Ramp Lady’ – UA’s Notorious Fan Exposed – News – Tuscaloosa News
As I enter the University of Alabama’s Coleman Coliseum, a queasy feeling enters my stomach. Normally this would be unusual, but this game is different. This time I am on a mission. This time I am here to find none other than “Ramp Lady,” UA basketball’s official overzealous fan.
My last encounter with Ramp Lady was highly unpleasant. In all of her exuberance, she committed a crime against humanity. She picked on someone weaker than her.
During this second game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers, I am sure that I will find “Ramp Lady” once again shouting and whooping it up for the home team.
I arrive at the stadium early to find out more info about the infamous Ramp Lady. I walk around the student section, searching for someone who may have some information. For this, I enlist the help of the biggest basketball fans in the student body – “Mark’s Madness.”
I dive into the sea of crimson T-shirts and signs armed only with my tape recorder and a few questions. After a bit of small talk, I find someone who is familiar with Ramp Lady and her escapades.
Drew Shepherd, a senior at the University of Alabama, is highly familiar with Ramp Lady.
“She stands on the ramp (at the football games) and does nothing but yell for Alabama,” Shepherd said. “At the basketball games she gets anywhere she can stand.”
Alabama has had many an exuberant fan throughout the years. The two guys with the “Roll Tide” sticks — really just boxes of Tide detergent with rolls of toilet paper on top — resembling “Tweedle Dum” and “Tweedle Dee” come to mind.
While fans like this are vital parts of the Alabama sporting experience, the actions of Ramp Lady at the last UA and Auburn game have caused me to doubt her place among genuine Bama fans.
“I think she is [a vital part], some would say otherwise, but I think she definitely is,” Shepherd said.
I continued scouring the student section, looking for more insight on Ramp Lady.
“She screams,” said University student Patrick Walker. “She’s like a freakin’ banshee.”
“I haven’t seen her at every basketball game, so she’s pretty much a warm weather fan,” Walker said. “I’m sure she’s a nice lady and all, but she’s just nuts.
Walker said he never really heard her go too far because he doesn’t think she knows any proper English language.
While the comments are made purely in jest, Walker paints a picture of a woman who spoils the “fan experience” with her brand of high-pitched cheering and belligerence.
“I don’t think screaming makes you a big ‘Bama fan,” said UA basketball fan George Ruch. “She really detracts from my experience here at Coleman Coliseum; she detracts from the entire fan experience.”
Rush has gone so far as to even join a group on the popular inter-college student database thefacebook.com calling for Ramp Lady to be banned from all sporting events.
“It’s called ‘Ban The Ramp Lady from All Bama Sporting Events,'” he said. “She has the right to come, but we should put her up in the rafters or something. “
With all of the negativity and negative opinions surrounding Ramp Lady, I decided to go to the fiery fanatic herself.
I find Ramp Lady arguing with an usher, trying to get into the student section.
“My real name is Rena Hayes, I’m from Prattville, Ala.,” said the middle-aged Bama fan.
She looks at me suspiciously as I ask her questions.
“I just recently got into basketball about two years ago, but I don’t miss a football game,” Hayes said. “Everybody knows who the Ramp Lady is.”
Hayes said she got her nickname because she never sat in her assigned seat. Instead, she moved to the ramp to yell for the Tide.
“I have no idea where my seat is . hell, I don’t know where my seat is tonight,” she said.
With Ramp Lady attending so many Bama functions, most would think she’s a Tuscaloosa resident, right?
“I still stay in Prattville, I drive up here for anything,” she said. “I never went to the University, I just grew up bleedin’, living and breathing Crimson Tide football,”
I then ask if she had any “conflicts” with other schools’ fans. Half expecting to be in the direct line of a Ramp Lady tirade, I slowly ease away as her husband walks up.
Much to my surprise, she replies calmly.
“I can,” she said. “At the Auburn game, I was just following the students . I didn’t start it . come Monday morning, some lady picked me out and said I started the whole thing . I was just following the students’ lead. If they start tonight, I’ll be doing the same thing.”
I was amazed at her final comments. Amazed but not surprised. I trudge my way back to my seat, thinking about her statement that the students were the root of Alabama fans’ exuberance.
I was not surprised at that. I was appalled.
I sat back and thought of the times I saw students disrespect other fans. I always chalked it up to youthful exuberance. I always expected it to be just another part of the fan experience, but it’s not — it’s a problem.
In retrospect, I began to see that if what Ramp Lady said is true, then she isn’t the problem, we students are.
Chad Hullett can be contacted at [email protected]
UA Survey Aims To Understand Challenges Faced By Women Veterans
TUSCALOOSA, AL — A national survey of veteran women being conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama is geared toward providing the first comprehensive look at the challenges in transitioning to civilian life. The survey also will provide veteran service organizations with data needed to expand outreach and better meet needs.
UA clinical associate professor in educational research Dr. Karl Hamner is leading the effort with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas — a UA doctoral graduate, Marine Corps veteran and current adjunct instructor at George Mason University’s Department of Global and Community Health.
Led by The University of Alabama, the survey asks women about their time in the armed forces along with their needs and preferences in transitioning out of the service, along with looking to chronicle experiences of women veterans in civilian life.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs reported in 2019 that there were 40,696 women veterans living in Alabama.
- Women currently make up 16% of U.S. enlisted forces and 19% of officer corps.
- The suicide rate for female veterans is 2.1 times more than civilian women, while the rate for male veterans is 1.3 times that of civilian men.
- Survey aims to gather responses from 3,000 women veterans
“A lot of people assume the experiences of women in their transition are really no different than of men, but that’s not the case,” Hamner said. “Both recent research and the personal accounts of women themselves show us that many women who served are having trouble, but we don’t have a good picture of why. There is a lack of data, and this assessment will provide a baseline of information in a lot of areas.”
Thomas said she struggled with all the stereotypical issues veterans face after leaving the military, such as alcohol abuse, depression, loneliness and choosing toxic relationships. However, she said in connecting with other women veterans she was able to find both camaraderie that stopped her feeling alone in her transition as well as strategies to cope and move forward.
“I really struggled with my transition for a number of years,” Thomas said. “I was ready to leave the Marine Corps, but it was incredibly hard to become a normal girl again. Our transition needs are just different from men … Once you let your hair out of the bun you wore in active duty, you don’t stand out anymore. You don’t get identified as a veteran very often. You can become invisible.”
The anonymous, private survey is estimated to take between 20 and 30 minutes, and only summary-level data will be reported.
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On July 23, Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, was married. Her chosen one was billionaire Michael Lewis, who proposed to her a year and a half ago, and the wedding itself took place in the old villa Aldo Brandini in the town of Frascati near Rome. The Italian Baroque estate was certainly breathtaking, but the list of guests for the ceremony was equally impressive: Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina, May Musk, as well as the bride’s sisters, twins Lady Amelia and Eliza Spencer. However, it was Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding gowns that sparked the most excitement.
Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress
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Lady Kitty Spencer’s Wedding Dress Lady Kitty Spencer’s Wedding Dress
Considering the grand scale of the wedding, the bride’s wedding dress demanded no less splendor, which the designers undoubtedly coped with. Keeping a love for the city that hosted the wedding, as well as millennial art, history and culture, Spencer wanted to combine her passion for Italian culture with her English heritage. “She wanted to keep the traditional clean cut for the main dress, but at the same time she wanted to add a little timeless charm,” explained Stefano Gabbana.- Everything was very natural and easy. Lady Kitty Spencer described her dream dress to us and we tried to make her wish come true. We worked together! “Added Domenico Dolce.
Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress
The bride chose not to wear the Spencer family tiara, which many royal fans assumed she could borrow on her wedding day to follow in her mother’s footsteps. The main wedding look was completed with a traditional veil and dainty hoop earrings.
Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress delicate materials.So, in the evening Kitty wore a tulle bustier dress in pastel blue, embroidered with pink floral patterns. Along with the outfit was also a weightless floral cape, also designed for her by Dolce & Gabbana. The bride also had an off-the-shoulder two-tone dress with a voluminous hand-painted skirt and a bow at the waist, a lace look with short sleeves and three-dimensional floral motifs and bows, and a gold and silver dress with delicate beading. You can see all the wedding looks of Lady Kitty Spencer in this video.
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The SSIH company, which united Omega and Tissot, was founded in 1930 with the aim of supplying quality Swiss watches to the market.The company offers significantly improved production facilities as well as a number of lower-end brands. Founded in 1931, ASUAG’s mission was to support, improve and develop the Swiss watch industry. GWC General Watch Co. Ltd. united several companies engaged in the production and production of oil.
ASUAG and SSIH are being implemented in their companies with various capabilities for implementing research and development programs. However, certain difficulties arose, and in the 1970s difficulties arose in both countries. ASUAG and SSIH find themselves in a quandary again. Foreign competitors, in particular the Japanese watchmaking industry, are mass-producing new technologies and developing the latest technology. As a result, ASUAG and SSIH were on the verge of extinction,
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Clouds rich arsenal such as Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Balmain and Swatch, taking into account the degree of market demand satisfaction in the Elite, mid-range and basic segments, SMH Group in 1987 in Flik Flak dedicated to serious children. Today Flik Flak is the world’s leading brand of products for children.
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Under the leadership of Nicolas G. Hayek, in less than twenty years, the Swatch Group (formerly SMH) has managed to create an arsenal of watch brands, which include some of the most prestigious brands in watchmaking history, creating pieces that embody the glorious traditions of watchmaking for the discerning connoisseur of all ages, fashion watches that reflect the latest avant-garde design trends and sports watches that stand up to the toughest challenges.
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90,000 Lady Kitty Spencer told how she felt at her own wedding
Princess Diana’s niece admitted that she had never experienced anything like this in her life.
Lady Kitty Spencer, even after almost a week after the luxurious wedding, continues to publish posts on Instagram dedicated to this event.The 30-year-old wife of 62-year-old South African millionaire Michael Lewis dedicated her new post to her brothers, who led her to the altar, and described her feelings on that day.
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“The most proud moment of my life was without a doubt my brothers taking me to the altar! Thank you to our family and friends for the most unforgettable weekend filled with more love, laughter and happiness I have ever experienced! it still seems like a dream, “she said, again publishing a video showing all of her five outfits created for the celebration by the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, of which she is an ambassador.
As you know, last weekend, Princess Diana’s niece married Lewis, whom she dated for several years. The celebration lasted three days, and was attended by many celebrities, including the mother of Elon Musk.
However, it was not without a violation of traditions. Since Kitty’s father, Charles Spencer, was not at the celebration, her brother Louis Spencer and cousin Samuel Aitken escorted her to the altar. Lady Spencer is very close to both of her brothers and even attended Samuel’s 18th birthday celebrations earlier in the year.
Although the reason why the count did not accompany his daughter was not made public, he revealed last month that he was suffering from a painful shoulder injury that restricted his freedom of movement.
Charles Spencer did not fly to his daughter’s wedding
A 57-year-old man who hoped to accompany divers on an expedition looking for evidence of the sinking of the White Ship, the subject of his bestseller, shared that his doctor advised him not to dive, and also discouraged him from long trips.
In the media, it was assumed that the count did not come to the wedding, because he was not happy with the choice of his daughter: his son-in-law was five years older than him. By the way, journalists noticed that during the celebrations he did not appear on social networks, and when he “went on the air” again, he did not mention a word about his daughter.