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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 Machine's 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 today's 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....

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