The Crimson White

The vendetta against Valentine’s

Wesley Vaughn

February 15, 2010

If you are reading this, it means you survived. No, I'm not referring to your successful viewing of the wearisome Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. I'm talking about Valentine's Day. The holiday created to ruin relationships and batte...

CrimsonRide drivers need our support

Letter to the Editor

February 15, 2010

There is a struggle for economic justice going on right here at the UA campus, and it deserves our support. The drivers of our Crimson Ride buses are being short-changed and mistreated by First Transit. First Transit’s parent co...

Our View: State should cover PACT shortfall

Our View

February 15, 2010

In short: State officials should prevent the possible failure of PACT, not UA. Many students and parents are concerned that their contracts with the state through the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program will not be fu...

DO repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Letter to the Editor

February 15, 2010

In a letter to the editor last Thursday, Ashlie Bowman wrote that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is desirable because of its practical benefits: an army in which gays are forcibly hidden will ensure the overall morale remains hig...

Monday Night Solidarity

Jonathan Reed

February 12, 2010

The most powerful unions left in America protect the very skilled workers of a few highly specialized fields, and when they strike, America notices. They don’t represent industrial workers, teachers, postal workers or teamst...

Internet should remain neutral

Will Tucker

February 12, 2010

Thursday was a key anniversary in Iran, and today is no different. First, on Feb. 11, 1979, the Shah’s regime fell in the face of the Islamic Revolution. In brutal street fights in the country’s cities, revolutionary insurgent...

Teach for America a great program for graduates

Letter to the Editor

February 12, 2010

In America today, educational disparities limit the life prospects of 14 million children growing up in poverty. Half of students in low-income communities won’t graduate from high school. Those who do graduate will read an...

Our View: Johnson’s job tour laughable

Our View

February 12, 2010

In short: GOP candidate Bill Johnson’s tour of Alabama’s dirtiest jobs is a publicity stunt at its most entertaining. Bill Johnson is no Mike Rowe, but don’t tell him that. Johnson recently launched “Working with the People:...

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February 11, 2010

What to do about V-Day

Debra Flax

February 11, 2010

What are you doing for Valentine's Day? That's a question I've been hearing all week, directed toward both myself and others, as well. The answers ranged from "Well, [enter bubbly significant other name here] and I are going ...

Remaining faithful through hardship

Jason Galloway

February 11, 2010

As a journalism major, I’ve always been told that hardship makes for the best story. And although a newspaper article does benefit from emotion, those affected by it do not. I have always known this, but recently have foun...

Secessionists not unpatriotic

Letter to the Editor

February 11, 2010

Jonathan Reed’s article decrying secessionist comments made by two Texas gubernatorial candidates was one of the most misguided things I have ever read in The Crimson White. While the author waffled between questioning secessionists’ me...

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