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The AHCA represents more of the same

The AHCA represents more of the same

June 26, 2017

In 2009, the Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, now known both affectionately and pejoratively as Obamacare. The bill passed through Congress without a single Republican vote, and was signed into...

SENIOR COLUMN: UA and the cult of

SENIOR COLUMN: UA and the cult of “do something”

April 27, 2017

In America, we live in a society driven by results. Whether it is on the football field or in the board room, success and tangible accomplishment make and break careers. Most of the time, this is a good...

Republicans push back against Trump's 'rigging' claims

October 20, 2016

Multiple Republican power players, including some from within the Trump Campaign, have come out against the GOP nominee's claim that the presidential election will be rigged in favor of Democrat Hillary...

Criminal justice professionals take part in mass incarceration panel

Criminal justice professionals take part in mass incarceration panel

October 20, 2016

To address mass incarceration in the United States, six criminal justice professionals participated in a Q&A discussion titled “Mass Incarceration in Modern America: Where Do We Go From Here?” on...

Court upholds Alabama's PAC to PAC contribution ban

September 29, 2016

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld Alabama’s ban on contributions from one political action committee to another. The court found that the state’s 2010 law is not in...

Trump and Clinton set to square off in first debate

September 26, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will face off for the first presidential debate Monday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. CST on all major news networks. The event...

New election rules in effect for Homecoming election

New election rules in effect for Homecoming election

September 20, 2016

Homecoming is quickly approaching at The University of Alabama, and with the parade, spirit activities and football game against Kentucky comes the annual race for Homecoming Queen. Like other student...

Tuscaloosa church to host voting rights event

September 15, 2016

Alpha and Omega Ministries at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church will host a “Rally for Freedom” event this Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in order to help individuals who had been convicted of a felony...

Reported theft was not armed robbery

Reported theft was not armed robbery

September 1, 2016

The University of Alabama Police Department announced today that after further investigation, the perpetrator of a theft near campus was not carrying a weapon at the time of the incident. On Saturday,...

Reported theft was not armed robbery

Reported theft was not armed robbery

September 1, 2016

The University of Alabama Police Department announced today that after further investigation, the perpetrator of a theft near campus was not carrying a weapon at the time of the incident. On Saturday,...

Reported theft was not armed robbery

Reported theft was not armed robbery

September 1, 2016

The University of Alabama Police Department announced today that after further investigation, the perpetrator of a theft near campus was not carrying a weapon at the time of the incident. On Saturday,...

UA News Center goes live

UA News Center goes live

September 1, 2016

The UA News Center went live on Thursday, giving students access to another resource that will provide video, photography and narrative to "tell the UA story." UA News Center will also serve as a hub for...

SCOTUS Blocks North Carolina Voter ID law

September 1, 2016

In its latest 4-4 split 
decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has blocked the 
reinstatement of North Carolina’s 2013 voter ID law for the 2016 
general election.After being struck...

UAPD responds to shots fired call, find nothing

August 29, 2016

Around 3:40 p.m. on Monday, The University of Alabama Police Department received a call about possible shots fired at the South Engineering Research Center (SERC)  building on campus. After responding...

Alabama lottery bill dies in legislature

Alabama lottery bill dies in legislature

August 29, 2016

After an extended summer battle, the lottery bill originally proposed by Gov. Robert Bentley has died in the legislature. On Friday afternoon, the Senate voted down the bill previously approved by the...

Chipotle workplace practices struck down

August 25, 2016

Restaurant chain Chipotle has come under fire from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for instituting practices that could chill employee’s collective 
bargaining rights. The NLRB’s landmark...

Alabama lottery finds new life

August 25, 2016

After supposedly dying in the House on Wednesday when a critical deadline expired, the Alabama lottery proposal once again has a chance to get on the ballot for the Nov. 8 elections. The House Economic...

New incentive program created for student groups

August 24, 2016

Certified student organizations at The University of Alabama will be eligible for additional benefits thanks to the Office of Student Involvement's new incentive program. According to the SOURCE, The...

Lottery bill passes in Senate

Lottery bill passes in Senate

August 23, 2016

Alabama is one step closer to creating a lottery after the state Senate approved a bill authorizing the creation of one this past weekend. Passing by a vote of 21 to 12, the Senate's proposal would allocate...

Alabama football team collects donations for Louisiana

August 22, 2016

Alabama’s football team is currently collecting donations of items that will help provide relief to those in need after the severe flooding of Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Overall, 13 people have been declared...

SGA announces application deadlines

August 18, 2016

The Student Government Association announced the deadlines for some of its fall openings, including some aimed at freshman students. The freshman-only First Year Council will take applications until 11:59...

Alabama to consider two lottery bills

Alabama to consider two lottery bills

August 18, 2016

Alabama is one step closer to reaching a decision on a potential state lottery.The Alabama legislature is considering two lottery proposals in a special session to solve the state's Medicaid funding...

Minority participation continues to rise for UA sorority recruitment

Minority participation continues to rise for UA sorority recruitment

August 18, 2016

As new sisters ran toward their houses, The University of Alabama’s Greek system took another step forward with participation and acceptance of minority students on the rise for the third year in a row.Over...

Six people killed in plane crash

August 14, 2016

By Jordan LaPorta | StaffSix people were killed in a plane crash that occurred sometime after 11:10 a.m. on Sunday near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.Details were released in a joint press conference...

In defense of self-defense: why campus carry is a good idea

February 4, 2016

My experience in the media has exposed me to far too many tragedies resulting from high-profile shootings. Of the disturbing images, perhaps the most harrowing came from the attack on a military recruitment...

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