Articles By: Letter to the Editor

Baseball holds on to romance, leisure lost in modern athletics

It’s just a couple of weeks after opening day in Major League Baseball, and it’s hard not to feel the romance of the game. It’s a time when hopes haven’t yet been crushed, when we still think that the Braves might do something beyond their own division. With the upcoming renovation of the on-campus stadium, it’s a good time to […]

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It’s time to defend Black Warrior from industrial pollution

On Jan. 9, Americans were shocked by the news that crude 4-MCMH was released from Freedom Industries into the Elk River, upstream of the West Virginia American Water intake and distribution center. By now, other crises have diverted some media attention away from West Virginia. Some of my fellow students say it was an event that only affected the people […]

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Football unions will destroy college athletics

Since the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University’s football players are technically employees of the university and thus can form a union, people are questioning the future of both the NCAA and the familiar term “student-athlete.” On the surface, the NLRB’s decision seems like a sound one. The statistics are widely known. The NCAA and member schools […]

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Animal abandonment a problem in college

Every August when we come back to Tuscaloosa from our summer breaks, we are excited to see our friends that we have missed dearly, and we are excited to begin a new semester. As each academic year begins, a growing number of new students are moving to Tuscaloosa to take classes at The Capstone. This period of intense change often […]

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SGA Senate made wrong call on recent vote

It was just last September when President Judy Bonner said, regarding Greek system integration at The University of Alabama, “I am empowering our students to do the same thing that our students did 50 years ago [when some student leaders helped Vivian Malone and James Hood break the color barrier at UA]. I have great confidence that our students are […]

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