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

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Chandler Gory
Senior Column: Appreciate UA while you’re here

Senior Column: Appreciate UA while you’re here

May 5, 2019
Make sure to savor your time here, because it goes by in an instant.
Democracies need journalists

Democracies need journalists

October 17, 2018
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 67 journalists and media workers have been killed in 2018. Khashoggi makes 68.
Journalism should operate free of corporate interests

Journalism should operate free of corporate interests

April 5, 2018

In a perfect world, journalists would not be beholden to corporate interests. News outlets wouldn’t have parent corporations to bow down to, and ratings wouldn’t drive content. But we don’t live...

Free speech is important, but it can be dangerous

Free speech is important, but it can be dangerous

December 7, 2017

Free speech: two words that are a cornerstone of our democracy. Where would we be without free speech? There would be no protests, no internet, no outspoken opposition to the powers-that-be. It’s right...

Fox News practices irresponsible journalism

Fox News practices irresponsible journalism

November 10, 2017

In the wake of some particularly gross journalistic negligence, whoever is in charge of Fox News’ branding should go ahead and remove the word “news” from the title.  The hyper-conservative news...

Lawmakers should be honest all of the time

Lawmakers should be honest all of the time

November 2, 2017

Members of Congress spend half their time on Capitol Hill squabbling with their colleagues and pretending to get things done. They spend the other half schmoozing with donors as they grovel for money to...

Trump is dangerous for the first amendment

Trump is dangerous for the first amendment

October 16, 2017

I have a small copy of the Constitution that I keep on my bookshelf. I don’t open it up very often – there’s really no need to – but it’s nice to know that it’s there.  I wouldn’t call myself...

Roy Moores victory is a Republican embarrassment

Roy Moore’s victory is a Republican embarrassment

October 2, 2017

In the wake of the special Senate election Republican runoff, which garnered national attention, I find it embarrassing to be an Alabamian.  However, I can find some solace in the fact that I’m not...

Textbooks fill backpacks but empty wallets

Textbooks fill backpacks but empty wallets

September 28, 2017

If there is one thing that college students hate more than staying up late reading textbooks, it’s taking their wallets out to pay for them. The American textbook industry has dominated the marketplace...

COLUMN: Bipartisanship does not exist in American politics

COLUMN: Bipartisanship does not exist in American politics

September 21, 2017

Bipartisanship is for wishful thinkers and overly optimistic independents. I am neither of those things.    One day, school children will read about this foreign concept, and they’ll laugh. Democrats...

Alabama Democrats should have a better chance

Alabama Democrats should have a better chance

September 5, 2017

The ruby red state of Alabama is known for being a bastion of Republican support. On par with the last 10 elections, Donald Trump easily swept the state on Election Day 2016 with 62.1 percent of the vote,...

The presidents shameful response to Charlottesville

The president’s shameful response to Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

The headlines out of Charlottesville read like something straight out of the Jim Crow-era South: Klansmen, Neo-Nazis, and white nationalists wreaking havoc and committing murder in a relatively cozy, quaint...

Women should not be pressured into motherhood

Women should not be pressured into motherhood

June 29, 2017

“You’ll change your mind when you’re older.” It’s a statement that I’ve heard too many times to count, and it’s always delivered the same way: Just a little bit of casual ‘hint-hint, wink-wink’...

American media must be less partisan

American media must be less partisan

June 15, 2017

The media: it is a mammoth institution—the great gatekeeper of American democracy. Like it or not, the American people rely on the news media for the proper dissemination of information. At a time when...

Congress should work for us

Congress should work for us

March 28, 2017

Republicans have been frantically trying to whip votes over the past couple of weeks. In their mad dash to smite the Democrats and throw out Obamacare, they constructed an abomination of a healthcare bill...

Presidential vacations don't matter

Presidential vacations don't matter

February 28, 2017

Presidents like to take vacations. It’s a simple fact that we should all accept. Woodrow Wilson played around 1,200 rounds of golf during his less than 3,000 days in office; Dwight Eisenhower played...

We need the media in the age of Trump

We need the media in the age of Trump

February 17, 2017

Donald Trump is a product of the entertainment media. Long before he was president, he mastered the art of packaging and presenting himself to the world. He literally built himself an empire and created...

Americans should learn to accept atheism

Americans should learn to accept atheism

October 31, 2016

I’m sitting in my western civilization class, watching my 
professor pace the front of the room. He’s talking fast, using big hand motions to act out a scene 
from history.“Now you guys all know...

Stop attacking the free press for doing their jobs

Stop attacking the free press for doing their jobs

October 18, 2016

The night of July 15 was a dramatic one for Turkey as a faction of their military attempted a coup. I had CNN on. The split screen showed shaky iPhone videos of protesting crowds on one side, and Anderson...

Sexism is still very apparent in our society

Sexism is still very apparent in our society

October 10, 2016

Intramural soccer is a great way to get outside, have some fun with friends and get in some exercise. It’s low-key, no-pressure fun. And you want to know the best part? My weak woman legs get me two...

Negative ads are a necessary evil

Negative ads are a necessary evil

September 20, 2016

American politics has always been full of backroom deals, dirty money changing hands, smoke filled rooms, a wink here, a nod there. It’s intriguing, exciting and scandalous. There are whole TV shows...

“No Fly, No Buy” is a sensible rule

June 29, 2016

The house I grew up in sat on the main road of our neighborhood, and my bedroom faced the street. At night, I would lay awake listening to the whooshing of the passing cars, watching their headlights pass...

Religion not a reason to discriminate

June 15, 2016

Who needs a time machine when you can read the news or scroll through some Facebook comments and find yourself smack dab in the 1950s? Ah the sweet smell of racism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia,...

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