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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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UA Gala honors Greek women, but not all women

UA Gala honors Greek women, but not all women

February 5, 2018

This year marks the 125th year of women being able to attend The University of Alabama. The University and various organizations across campus have been in the process of planning events throughout the...

Homecoming queen candidates shouldnt let campus politics stop them

Homecoming queen candidates shouldn’t let campus politics stop them

October 25, 2017

“How do you know you’re going to lose?” My shoulders tensed, and I took a few breaths to steady myself. I had just given one of my long-winded speeches about homelessness within the community and...

SGA special elections should be better publicized

SGA special elections should be better publicized

October 9, 2017

On October 10th, at 7 a.m., the Student Government Association will commence voting for not only Homecoming Queen, but vacated Senate seats as well. Senators are routinely elected in the spring and serve...

Being great on campus is a matter of individuality

Being great on campus is a matter of individuality

October 2, 2017

A fellow classmate turned towards me, frantically asking me for advice about last-minute involvement opportunities that could help supplement her resume for law school. I chuckled to myself because I was...

Sororities should apply for block seating

Sororities should apply for block seating

September 14, 2017

I’ll never forget the absolute shock I felt last year as I witnessed one of my closest friends within my sorority make the courageous decision to encourage our sisters to apply for block seating.  Her...

New Greeks: Welcome to the Machine

New Greeks: Welcome to the Machine

August 31, 2017

Manipulative. Selfish. Unqualified. Each time these words flowed from the mouths of my fellow brothers and sisters to describe me, my heart ached a little more. It seemed as if no one questioned my integrity...

More than skin: A defense of uniform and character

More than skin: A defense of uniform and character

September 15, 2016

Editor's Note: Since the publication of this editorial, Saturday Down South has agreed to remove the Crimsonettes' photo from its article.“Can my daughter take a picture with you?” I bend down to the...

Q&A: Dr. Lee Keyes talks available resources at the Student Counseling Center

Q&A: Dr. Lee Keyes talks available resources at the Student Counseling Center

September 13, 2016

In light of National Suicide Prevention week, Sept. 5-11, The Crimson White reached out to Dr. Lee Keyes to better inform students about the resources available them at the Student Counseling Center....

Need-based aid should substantially increase

April 7, 2016

By Alex Smith | Staff ColumnistI glanced down at my ringing phone to see a Tuscaloosa area code: “Miss Alexandria, we would like to inform you that you have been chosen as a recipient of a scholarship...

More to life than SGA

March 10, 2016

For the past month, I have felt nothing but animosity swirling among the people of this campus. I’ve watched friendships get destroyed all because of petty campus politics. After putting all my effort...

First, we are students

First, we are students

February 25, 2016

I learned to be a fighter from my mother. I’ve spent the majority of my life watching my mother overcome an abusive marriage and work two jobs to provide for me, while simultaneously raising me to be...

Making leaps and bounds: Sec. of state establishes online voting registration

February 12, 2016

Forget the traditional methods of voter registration requiring paper, pen and envelope. As of Feb. 2, 2016, citizens of the state of Alabama can now register to vote online. Alabama has joined a list...

Being vulnerable is a virtue

January 27, 2016

Growing up, I was always known as the quiet girl, easily frightened. In high school, I tried my absolute hardest to be a follower and to fit in with whatever group would let me into their circle. I went...

Why I'm leaving the Machine

October 26, 2015

“I wanted to call this special meeting tonight to inform you all that you are now a part of a select, secret group of senators. Take a look around. Get to know each others’ faces. Don’t tell anyone...

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