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Our View | Bridge the gap

September 22, 2021
The University of Alabama’s relationship with the city of Tuscaloosa doesn’t always translate into improvements for the community. The University and the city can feel as though they are worlds apart.

Our View | Comments should be constructive

August 18, 2021

As we head into another academic year, the editors at The Crimson White want to make our platform more accessible to our readers. It’s in that spirit this we have remodeled our website.  Most notably,...

Our View: Quality journalism and transparency are essential during the pandemic

Our View: Quality journalism and transparency are essential during the pandemic

April 25, 2020

We’d be lying if we said that we had any idea of what’s currently going on. Throughout the nationwide panic, truth regarding COVID-19 has been scarce. Few seem to know what the situation really is,...

Our View: Here are the winners, we guess

Our View: Here are the winners, we guess

March 2, 2020
Although absolutely none of these executive board positions are contested, we at The Crimson White wanted to present our thoughts on the individuals who will be running our student government.  
Our View: What’s the point?

Our View: What’s the point?

March 2, 2020

It’s election time yet again, and frankly, we are frustrated. We’ve sat through the interviews, heard the pitches and recorded the soon-to-be forgotten campaign promises. But, there is one key component...

Our View: We must be more accepting of human sexuality

Our View: We must be more accepting of human sexuality

February 13, 2020

While you might’ve been under the impression that the sex edition of The Crimson White would be more akin to an Alabama-themed copy of “Hustler,” complete with a tear-out Nick Saban car wash calendar,...

Our View: Younger for VPSL

Our View: Younger for VPSL

January 27, 2020

As the race for the position of Vice President of Student Life comes to an end, we as the Editorial Board of The Crimson White would like to endorse Toyia Younger for the position.  Younger’s calls...

Our View: 125 years means nothing

Our View: 125 years means nothing

December 5, 2019
The CW Editorial Board reviews how the times have changed.
Our View: 2019 is Auburn’s year

Our View: 2019 is Auburn’s year

November 25, 2019
The editorial board of the Crimson White concedes that Auburn has a semi-enjoyable mascot.
Our View: Boo if you want to

Our View: Boo if you want to

November 7, 2019
The CW Editorial Board gives their opinion on rumors that President Donald Trump will attend Saturday's game versus LSU.
Our View: Be yourself this Halloween

Our View: Be yourself this Halloween

October 28, 2019
The CW Editorial Board gives some Halloween advice on being yourself.
Our View: Limiting the speech of prisoners is unconstitutional

Our View: Limiting the speech of prisoners is unconstitutional

October 13, 2019
The CW editorial's opinion on limiting the free speech of prisoners.
Our View: UA students deserve better when it comes to housing

Our View: UA students deserve better when it comes to housing

September 30, 2019
The CW Editorial Board gives their opinion on student housing.
Our view: Welcome to commenting

Our view: Welcome to commenting

September 20, 2019
With the exception of outer space, there is only one final, unbraved frontier, one last Wild West of human interaction. We’re talking, of course, about internet comment sections. 
Our View:  Exec candidate pool small but strong

Our View: Exec candidate pool small but strong

March 4, 2019
Despite a disappointing amount of candidates running for executive positions, the candidates in the running are generally experienced and have well-developed platforms. Here are our thoughts on those running for executive level positions in SGA.
Our View: Students need to invest in SGA elections

Our View: Students need to invest in SGA elections

March 4, 2019
On the About Us page of the SGA’s website, the SGA says, “We believe that the student body comes first and we are here to represent any concerns that come about in each student’s lives.” However, in an election where only 10 candidates are running for eight different positions, the student body simply does not have an adequately large selection from which to decide who will represent them.
Our View: Adams for SGA president

Our View: Adams for SGA president

March 4, 2019
Although we value many of the ideas espoused by Hollingsworth and his campaign, we reluctantly give Adams our endorsement. 
Our View: Opinions columns are intentionally biased

Our View: Opinions columns are intentionally biased

February 4, 2019
Scrolling through the critical comments left on The Crimson White’s social media pages reveals a fairly consistent trend: Readers are unhappy with the level of bias found in the opinions section.
OUR VIEW: Thank you, Jalen Hurts

OUR VIEW: Thank you, Jalen Hurts

January 17, 2019
You were destined to be great, and we are so lucky to have been a part of your journey. Thank you, Jalen Hurts. Roll Tide.
Our View: Voting should be universally accessible

Our View: Voting should be universally accessible

November 12, 2018
During the months leading up to the midterm election last week, information on how to get registered to vote and what to bring to your polling place on election day dominated our Twitter feeds and email inboxes.

CW Editorial Board comment on column ‘Opposing Views: We must ban ‘Dixieland Delight’ for good’

October 23, 2018
We, The Crimson White Editorial Board, have decided to remove from our website a recent opinion piece regarding the banning of “Dixieland Delight” during UA football games after the column received aggressive pushback with readers harassing and threatening the opinion’s author. 
Our View: Young people must vote

Our View: Young people must vote

October 18, 2018
In 19 days, Americans will have the chance to cast their votes in the most significant election since the 2016 presidential election.
Our View: We must trust sexual assault survivors

Our View: We must trust sexual assault survivors

September 27, 2018
The accusations against Kavanaugh have also elicited the all-too-common response that the women who came forward are fabricating their stories.
Our View: Use technology respectfully in class

Our View: Use technology respectfully in class

September 20, 2018
We’re all guilty of occasionally getting distracted by a text or an email when we should be engaging in a discussion or taking notes during a lecture, and this alone is not a pressing issue.

Our View: It’s vital that college media remains independent

April 25, 2018

College journalism has always held an important place within the university experience. College newspapers and online publications connect us; they make large, somewhat disjointed universities feel like...

Our View: Alabama should legalize marijuana

Our View: Alabama should legalize marijuana

April 23, 2018

Alabama is not a political trendsetter. Our state government is not interested in being at the forefront of legislative developments or trying out new and interesting policy proposals to rectify the many...

Our View: Walt Maddox for Governor of Alabama

Our View: Walt Maddox for Governor of Alabama

April 19, 2018

On June 5th, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to participate in the state’s gubernatorial primary. Both the Republican and Democratic elections will be on this date, and voters can only participate...

OUR VIEW: Diversity is necessary for UA to progress

OUR VIEW: Diversity is necessary for UA to progress

April 5, 2018

Recently, a SOURCE-registered organization called Students for America First announced that they invited a white nationalist academic named Jared Taylor to campus. They did so in the interest of “ensuring...

OUR VIEW: Unpaid internships are unethical

OUR VIEW: Unpaid internships are unethical

March 29, 2018

For many college students, all the hours we put in going to class, studying and participating in extracurriculars are geared toward one thing: the holy grail of resume-builders that is the summer internship....

OUR VIEW: Amber Scales for SGA President

OUR VIEW: Amber Scales for SGA President

March 5, 2018

In the wake of the scandal revolving around our former SGA president, Jared Hunter, and his subsequent stepping down, The University of Alabama student body deserves a president who can represent them...

OUR VIEW: Martinson competent candidate with ambitious platform, lacks some specific plans

OUR VIEW: Martinson competent candidate with ambitious platform, lacks some specific plans

March 5, 2018

The position of vice president of student affairs within the SGA entails handling all issues related to students and improving their experience at the University. Any candidate who wishes to successfully...

OUR VIEW: D’Entremont remains the most qualified candidate for any position within the SGA

OUR VIEW: D’Entremont remains the most qualified candidate for any position within the SGA

March 5, 2018

Last year, when Ross D’Entremont ran for vice president of academic affairs for the first time, the Editorial Board of the Crimson White described D’Entremont as, “more prepared to take office than...

OUR VIEW: Forrest will fulfill requirements, but platform lacks scope, originality and specifics

OUR VIEW: Forrest will fulfill requirements, but platform lacks scope, originality and specifics

March 5, 2018

Though they do have the responsibility of overseeing the First Year Council, the role of executive vice president within the SGA often seems like nothing more than a title for title’s sake. Lauren Forrest,...

OUR VIEW: With an unambitious platform and few specifics, Hogan leaves much to be desired

OUR VIEW: With an unambitious platform and few specifics, Hogan leaves much to be desired

March 5, 2018

The position of executive secretary seems to be almost an afterthought in the construction of the SGA Executive Council, existing solely to keep track of SGA hours and keep and publicize records of what...

OUR VIEW: Adams a capable candidate with good ideas, should improve details of plans

OUR VIEW: Adams a capable candidate with good ideas, should improve details of plans

March 5, 2018

Though UA’s campus can often feel like an insular bubble, we are part of a larger Tuscaloosa community that we need to remain connected to and communicate with. That is why the position of vice president...

OUR VIEW: Gaddis a committed candidate, needs specific plans and more creative fundraising

OUR VIEW: Gaddis a committed candidate, needs specific plans and more creative fundraising

March 5, 2018

The vice president of financial affairs is a difficult position for any person to fill, as they control very limited means to satiate the always-expanding wants of student organizations and the SGA. Clay...

OUR VIEW: Students need more comprehensive sex education

OUR VIEW: Students need more comprehensive sex education

February 22, 2018

Almost everyone has a story about the comically incorrect things we learned in sexual education. Having sex even once will forever decrease your ability to bond with people. Skin-to-skin contact anywhere...

OUR VIEW: Gun laws must change in wake of school shooting

February 15, 2018

Today, seventeen students woke up, said goodbye to their parents and went to school. They were probably stressed about tests and upcoming college acceptances, giddily talking to their friends about who...

Our view: Hunter resignation shows Machines pernicious influence

Our view: Hunter resignation shows Machine’s pernicious influence

January 25, 2018

A tumultuous January has marked the beginning of 2018 for The University of Alabama. This past Sunday, right on the heels of Harley Barber’s racist viral video, UA found itself in the headlines once...

OUR VIEW: Barber indicative of larger problem

OUR VIEW: Barber indicative of larger problem

January 18, 2018

By now, most University of Alabama students, and many people besides them, have seen the appalling racist rants of Harley Barber, a girl who was an enrolled student and member of the Alpha Phi sorority...

OUR VIEW: UA should have a free speech zone

OUR VIEW: UA should have a free speech zone

December 7, 2017

For decades since the Vietnam War, college campuses have been at the heart of many of the debates around free speech that have wracked our country. Full of young, impassioned intellectuals, campuses are...

Our View: Net Neutrality must be protected

Our View: Net Neutrality must be protected

November 30, 2017

On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal Net Neutrality rules adopted by the same body in 2015. These rules are integral to preserving the internet as we know...

Vote for Doug Jones

Vote for Doug Jones

November 9, 2017

On Dec. 12, Alabamians will have the opportunity to participate in a special election for the U.S. Senate. The choice comes down between Roy Moore, the twice-removed Alabama judge, and Doug Jones, the...

OUR VIEW: Greek organizations must face sanctions for elections violations

OUR VIEW: Greek organizations must face sanctions for elections violations

October 16, 2017

On Saturday night during halftime, Abigail Greenberg was crowned homecoming queen of the University of Alabama. By all accounts, she was a competent candidate, running on a platform of raising awareness...

OUR VIEW: UA should institute amnesty policy for hazing emergencies

October 12, 2017

On February 4th, 2017, Tim Piazza, a student at Pennsylvania State University died during fraternity hazing. Recently, an in-depth article about the incident published in the Atlantic has taken the internet...

OUR VIEW: Your vote matters in todays UA election

OUR VIEW: Your vote matters in today’s UA election

October 10, 2017

Today, UA students have the opportunity to vote in both an election for our Homecoming Queen and a special SGA Senate election for seats in both the College of Education and Graduate School. College elections...

OUR VIEW: America must reevaluate its relationship with guns

OUR VIEW: America must reevaluate its relationship with guns

October 5, 2017

The worst mass shooting in American history.  It’s a phrase that we as college students have read multiple times throughout our relatively short lives. As the shootings become more frequent and more...

OUR VIEW: Kneeling during the anthem is not un-American

OUR VIEW: Kneeling during the anthem is not un-American

September 28, 2017

Recently, head coach Nick Saban was asked what he thought about the political climate and the national anthem protests that have been dominating sports coverage. Though he did not issue any strong sentiments...

OUR VIEW: Millennials deserve respect

OUR VIEW: Millennials deserve respect

September 21, 2017

Millennial bashing has become an incredibly popular sport amongst, well, basically every member of any older generation.  According to older pundits on the right and the left, and probably your uncle,...

Our View: DeVos Title IX rollback hurts victims

Our View: DeVos’ Title IX rollback hurts victims

September 14, 2017

Sexual assault is a non-polarizing issue. It is a heinous crime and victims of such acts should be protected and met with the utmost sympathy. Unfortunately, with Betsy DeVos’ announcement last week...

OUR VIEW: UA should protect DACA recipients

OUR VIEW: UA should protect DACA recipients

September 7, 2017

On Monday, both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals policy, popularly known as DACA. This Obama-era protection allowed immigrants...

Our View: University of Alabama must take action to stop sexual assault

Our View: University of Alabama must take action to stop sexual assault

June 27, 2017

Sexual assault has been brought to the forefront of campus dialogue once again. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common occurrence that The University of Alabama has chosen to ignore time and time again....

OUR VIEW: The University should have commencement speakers

OUR VIEW: The University should have commencement speakers

April 27, 2017

The University of Alabama has once again outdone Harvard. With four Goldwater Scholars selected this year, we have maintained our dominance in the prestigious scholarship program for students in the natural...

OUR VIEW: Diversity is essential

OUR VIEW: Diversity is essential

March 23, 2017

As the SGA nears the end of its “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week,” the University is in its final stages of hiring a Chief Diversity Officer, a long overdue step that brings our University in line...

Our View: Nothing has changed

Our View: Nothing has changed

March 9, 2017

This year’s SGA presidential election was one for the books. From one candidate running for an unprecedented second term to another campaign seemingly mired in unending elections violations, the story...

OUR VIEW: Stephanie Gaytan will be a capable executive secretary

OUR VIEW: Stephanie Gaytan will be a capable executive secretary

March 6, 2017

The position of SGA executive secretary, much like other secretarial positions in offices around the world, has become less and less essential in the modern age. That record keeping within SGA is still...

OUR VIEW: Ross D'Entremont is most qualified candidate for any position

OUR VIEW: Ross D'Entremont is most qualified candidate for any position

March 6, 2017

Some of the members of this Editorial Board have interviewed candidates in two elections cycles now; our Editor-In-Chief has conducted interviews for the past three. We have all unanimously concluded that...

OUR VIEW: Price McGiffert's platform needs more specific plans

OUR VIEW: Price McGiffert's platform needs more specific plans

March 6, 2017

Price McGiffert began his interview for SGA Vice President of External Affairs by informing us that he is a sixth-generation University of Alabama student, but he didn’t have to. He could have walked...

OUR VIEW: Charlie Steinmetz's platform is unambitious, but achievable

OUR VIEW: Charlie Steinmetz's platform is unambitious, but achievable

March 6, 2017

SGA Vice President of Financial Affairs is a necessarily limited position given the comparatively small SGA budget the University has compared with some other SEC schools. Given that fact, it is not surprising...

OUR VIEW: Casey Nelson prepared for Executive Vice President

OUR VIEW: Casey Nelson prepared for Executive Vice President

March 6, 2017

Casey Nelson told us in her interview that she is running for Executive Vice President so she can pursue many different initiatives; it is clear from her platform and her preparedness that she is sincere...

OUR VIEW: Re-elect Lillian Roth for SGA president

OUR VIEW: Re-elect Lillian Roth for SGA president

March 6, 2017

We did not endorse Lillian Roth for SGA President last year. We were concerned with her lack of experience; her answer to the Machine question was even worse than normal for a backed candidate. Still,...

OUR VIEW: Mollie Gillis must improve on addressing sexual assault

OUR VIEW: Mollie Gillis must improve on addressing sexual assault

March 6, 2017

Editor's Note: The headline was updated to better reflect the Editorial Board's concerns with Gillis' platform. The original text stated that the proposed entertainment district would be on the Strip;...

Our View: Sit or stand, this is about respect

Our View: Sit or stand, this is about respect

October 6, 2016

Well UA, it’s been a week.Since Saturday’s #bamasits protest, social media has been rife with debate regarding the U.S. national anthem. Bryant-Denny is far from the first stadium to see a Kaepernick-inspired...

Our View: Judge Roberts chose wrong side in Board of Education case

Our View: Judge Roberts chose wrong side in Board of Education case

September 29, 2016

There are judges that history will always be kind to. Nine brave votes in Brown v. Board of Education reversed a century of horrific precedent and freed our nation from the shackles of state-sanctioned...

Our View: UA still has long way to go on sexual assault

Our View: UA still has long way to go on sexual assault

September 15, 2016

On Monday, the 2015-16 Editorial Board of The Crimson White was recognized as an Associated Collegiate Press Award finalist for Editorial/Opinion Story of the Year. The 
column, entitled “University...

Our View: We stand with LSU

Our View: We stand with LSU

August 22, 2016

The intense competition within the Southeastern Conference has a tendency to breed unforgiving football fans. Many of us have stories of stepping onto another campus and being immediately accosted with...

Our View: Ratify the Constitutional amendments

February 29, 2016

Tuesday, in addition to the senatorial and executive races, the student body will be asked to ratify two amendments to the SGA Constitution that will have lasting effects 
on campus.The first, an amendment...

Our View: Miranda Cobb for Executive Vice President

Our View: Miranda Cobb for Executive Vice President

February 28, 2016

By The CW Editorial BoardThe SGA Constitution requires the executive vice president to be a graduating senior for good reason, and it shows in this year’s outstanding candidates for this office. Both...

Our View: Kara Whelply for Vice President of Academic Affairs

Our View: Kara Whelply for Vice President of Academic Affairs

February 28, 2016

By The CW Editorial BoardAfter looking at all three candidates, the CW Editorial Board believes Kara Whelply is best suited for the role of vice president of 
Academic Affairs.Kara gets it. She has struggled...

Our View: Shelby Norman for Vice President of Student Affairs

Our View: Shelby Norman for Vice President of Student Affairs

February 28, 2016

By The CW Editorial BoardThe office of vice president of Student Affairs is the most wide-ranging and all-encompassing office in the SGA barring only the presidency. Its dominion covers every issue that...

Our View: Hunter Richey for Vice President of Financial Affairs

Our View: Hunter Richey for Vice President of Financial Affairs

February 28, 2016

By CW Editorial BoardThe race for vice president of Financial Affairs features two of the most qualified and impressive candidates for any office. That being said, the CW Editorial Board believes Hunter...

Our View: Kelsi Long for Executive Secretary

Our View: Kelsi Long for Executive Secretary

February 28, 2016

The role of the executive secretary requires a person who is above all honest, transparent, detail-oriented and accountable to students. While past executive secretaries have taken it upon themselves to...

Our View: Alli Selman for Vice President of External Affairs

Our View: Alli Selman for Vice President of External Affairs

February 28, 2016

By CW Editorial BoardThe Crimson White Editorial Board wholeheartedly endorses Alli Selman for vice president of external affairs. Selman’s interview with the Board was the most pleasantly refreshing...

Our View: Rename Morgan Hall for Harper Lee

Our View: Rename Morgan Hall for Harper Lee

February 22, 2016

Harper Lee died on Feb. 19 at the age of 89. Though she never earned a degree from The University of Alabama, she has always held a presence on our campus. When she attended in 1946, she served as an editor...

OUR VIEW: University must address sexual assault

OUR VIEW: University must address sexual assault

February 1, 2016

Ten months ago, The Crimson White decided to dedicate an entire edition of our paper to the issues surrounding on-campus sexual assault. Our staff has worked from that moment to this one to put forth...

OUR VIEW: Saban is unparalleled

OUR VIEW: Saban is unparalleled

January 21, 2016

Years from now you’ll tell your kids about the glory days of Alabama football. You’ll tell them about the days when Alabama was on top of the football world and any loss was the end of the dynasty....

OUR VIEW: SGA Judiciary betrays public trust, flouts duty

September 14, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Akeisha Young, chief justice of the SGA Student Judiciary, issued an opinion that the Student Organization Seating violated the SGA Code of Laws and is unofficial until deemed otherwise....

Our View: Continuing Transparency

November 23, 2014

In recent years, The University of Alabama’s administration has shown a lack of commitment to having an open, transparent dialogue on campus. Whenever anything happens that might damage the University’s...

UA students not to blame

September 23, 2014

The meeting held by members of student affairs and UA police officers that took place Tuesday did not serve its intended purpose of clarification. Instead of answers, more questions 
were raised. ...

UA Alerts should be used, not neglected

September 22, 2014

The events of Sunday night are testament to the unfortunate reality that educational institutions are prime 
candidates for threats and violence. The memories of recent violent events in Colorado,...

Looking to the future

August 19, 2014

You may have noticed something different about The Crimson White. No, we did not cut our hair, but we did lose some weight, so to speak. Our print edition has been redesigned to a smaller tabloid format,...

Thanks for the memories

July 15, 2014

Sarah Patterson was named head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team in 1978. She was hired by legendary Alabama football coach and athletic director Paul “Bear” Bryant, who was in the...

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