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Culture Pick | Tyra Banks both made and ruined ‘America’s Next Top Model’

February 4, 2021
Tyra Banks is a big deal. And "America's Next Top Model" seemed poised to make the careers of a new generation of A-listers. But the show didn't skyrocket anyone to stardom—and looking back, it may have actually ruined some lives.
Pet Pageant project provides meals to children

Pet Pageant project provides meals to children

December 18, 2020

In early November, UA professor Susan Daria’s public relations, concepting and implementation class partnered with Alabama Credit Union’s Secret Meals for Hungry Children program to host Paw-Parazzi,...

From TikToks to testimonies, here’s how students handled election anxiety

From TikToks to testimonies, here’s how students handled election anxiety

November 12, 2020

COVID-19 changed the election process for many Americans, but that didn’t stop voters from turning out in record numbers during the 2020 presidential election. While more people than ever before voted...

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Clarence the Friendly Ghost: Finding the spooky side of Reese Phifer

October 31, 2020

Reese Phifer Hall, with its trademark dome and a terrace perfect for people-watching, distinguishes itself from neighboring buildings with more than its architectural features. It’s also the only non-residence...

Students and professors mourn loss of spring break

Students and professors mourn loss of spring break

October 18, 2020

The University of Alabama announced in late September that it will be canceling spring break in the upcoming semester in order to avoid travel and further spread of COVID-19. To make up for the loss of...

‘I feel so alone’: Students, experts discuss mental health during COVID-19

‘I feel so alone’: Students, experts discuss mental health during COVID-19

September 27, 2020

In March of this year, students were sent home for what was supposed to be an extended spring break. It is now September, and some students find themselves struggling with the stress and isolation of this...

Local legend ‘Mr. Tee’ reminisces on his journey back to the restaurant business

Local legend ‘Mr. Tee’ reminisces on his journey back to the restaurant business

September 10, 2020
Mr. Tee’s restaurant is set to open within the next two weeks, and if locals are not going for the famous barbecue, it is worth stopping by to meet the man himself.
Mental health suffers during the pandemic

Mental health suffers during the pandemic

April 10, 2020

The only thing people are talking about anymore is the coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting the day-to-day lives of everyone in the world. More locally, the University has closed campus and switched...

Gender constraints are harmful to children

Gender constraints are harmful to children

February 20, 2020

This past weekend, I attended a birthday party in honor of a 6-year-old girl and was somewhat surprised by the decorations. From ceiling to floor, the entirety of the place was decked out in Starbucks...

Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal

Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal

February 6, 2020

It’s the first week of February, which means some people’s favorite or least favorite day of the year is quickly approaching: Valentine’s Day. Whether you are a candy heart connoisseur or you stay...

Delta Airlines should be shut down

Delta Airlines should be shut down

January 29, 2020

Delta Airlines is yet again facing severe legal repercussions after unloading jet fuel over the city of Los Angeles, which resulted in the injury of several teachers and children during recess at local...

Money shouldn’t be the focus of the holiday season

Money shouldn’t be the focus of the holiday season

December 5, 2019
A CW columnist argues that money and competitive gift giving ruins the holiday season.
Veterinary costs put pets in harm’s way

Veterinary costs put pets in harm’s way

November 14, 2019
A CW columnist discusses her experiences and difficulties with veterinary care for her cat, Dot.
There is no such thing as unbiased writing

There is no such thing as unbiased writing

November 6, 2019
A CW columnist covers the impossible nature of unbiased writing.
Corporations are to blame for climate change

Corporations are to blame for climate change

October 17, 2019
A CW columnist blames corporations for climate change.
Opinion: The University punishes for its image, not its morals

Opinion: The University punishes for its image, not its morals

September 19, 2019
In the case of Strayer, what would the University have liked him to do in that situation? Run up and tackle the guy to knock the beer out of his hand?
Opinion: College students shouldn’t have to buy their books

Opinion: College students shouldn’t have to buy their books

September 17, 2019
After looking over the seven-book shopping list required for just one of my four classes, I began to ask myself: Why are we as students required to buy all of these overpriced texts that the professors deem necessary?
Gun control is necessary

Gun control is necessary

August 19, 2019
The United States has had 255 mass shooting this year alone, and it’s only August. 
Today’s generation isn’t sensitive, they’re more informed

Today’s generation isn’t sensitive, they’re more informed

July 29, 2019
“Today, people get offended over everything!” is a sentiment that I and most likely everyone else in my generation has heard grumbled by an older relative over a news story or social media post.
SNAP benefits need reform

SNAP benefits need reform

July 13, 2019
While these revisions over the years have bettered the program, it certainly still has a long way to go.
Vacations are too hyped

Vacations are too hyped

June 21, 2019

I have just returned from a five-day Disney extravaganza, which included a cruise and two days spent in the parks. Last night as I was looking out of the window of the flight home, I started to feel that...

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