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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 Kyle Simpson
Without basic respect, opinions are not valid

Without basic respect, opinions are not valid

September 30, 2016

The current state of public discourse in this country is fractured at best, and if you judge things based on The Crimson White’s comment section, you may just think that things are at an all time low....

Why you should care about civil liberties and privacy

April 28, 2016

The battle over perhaps one of the most consequential issues of our time is constantly being waged, and every one of us is in the crossfire. What “privacy” means has changed rapidly over the past few...

Professors deserve honor too

April 11, 2016

By Kyle Simpson | Staff ColumnistHonors Week is always one of my favorite weeks of the school year here at The University of Alabama. For one thing, the weather is always outstanding – I frequently...

Mississippi will miss big business after passage of anti-LGBT law

April 4, 2016

Last week, the Mississippi State Legislature passed a measure that explicitly protects those who seek to discriminate against same-sex couples and gay people in general. Besides being almost assuredly...

Things looking up for University of Alabama

March 28, 2016

Depending on who you ask, the best way to measure the success of an institution of higher learning can certainly vary. Is it the number of research publications that are coming out of the University? Is...

The image of an athlete

The image of an athlete

March 7, 2016

By Kyle Simpson | Staff ColumnistSports are a huge part of life all around the world, and competing in athletic events is an extremely fulfilling and important endeavor for millions of people. Testing...

Denial of scientific opinion has dire consequences

February 23, 2016

We have all become accustomed to the fierce back-and-forth arguments that smolder constantly on social media and our everyday lives. A different opinion on a hot-button issue often gives rise to some of...

It’s time for students to take action

February 10, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well aware that a presidential election is fast approaching. The 2016 presidential race has been one of the more entertaining ones, with Donald...

University services and policies plagued by inefficiencies

February 3, 2016

The University of Alabama administration likely spends a great deal of their time cultivating the public image of our school, as that image directly influences high school students who are deciding where...

Support the candidates who advance legislation

January 25, 2016

The current iteration of our country’s lawmaking body, the 114th Congress, is being historically unproductive in the lawmaking department, rivaled only by the two previous Republican-controlled Congresses...

The benefits of college athletics

January 13, 2016

As the confetti fell Monday night in Arizona, Alabama’s passionate fan base relished the feeling of being back on top of the college sports world. As the most popular sport in America, football occupies...

Governor Bentley: Stop doing ISIS’s work for them

November 20, 2015

“Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”Thus...

The double standard for celebrity football players

November 5, 2015

In the early morning on Oct. 31, Ohio State’s 20-year-old starting quarterback, J.T. Barrett, was stopped at a police checkpoint and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He is suspended...

Lack of civic engagement undermines the democratic process

October 15, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” This quote, in addition to being great material for your high school history teacher’s inspirational classroom posters, might...

Keep Alabama environmentally beautiful

October 8, 2015

When people think of hubs of environmental diversity, they likely think of places like the Amazon rainforest, tropical islands or other distant, faraway places. However, many do not realize the state of...

Keep College Affordable

October 1, 2015

One of the most important issues of our time is how to improve the condition of the United States’ educational system. We’ve become somewhat used to it by now, but it still shocks me to see the U.S....

Pope's visit to America catalyst for new conversations

September 24, 2015

Yesterday, the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, toured our nation’s capital on the first day of his six-day visit to the United States. It is the pope’s first visit to our country, and it has the full...

It's on administrators too

September 18, 2015

Throughout this week, the kickoff of the “It’s On Us” campaign here at UA has exposed many of the problems of sexual assault on campus as well as the effect these issues have on our peers. Speaking...

International student enrollment a missed opportunity for UA

September 10, 2015

When you compare The University of Alabama to similar universities in the south, like The University of Georgia and The University of Tennessee, you will see that we have a remarkably high percentage of...

America ahead of Europe on IVF, immigration policy

September 3, 2015

In many areas of public policy, one could argue the United States is far less progressive than countries in the European Union. We’ve become used to hearing how the U.S. is behind our neighbors across...

Alabama government should focus on rehabilitating, not incarcerating, drug users

Alabama government should focus on rehabilitating, not incarcerating, drug users

August 28, 2015

After failing to do their jobs in the 2015 regular session and an additional special session, the Alabama State Legislature will soon convene again for a second special session to sort out our state’s...

Campus transportation falls short in efficiency

August 19, 2015

It’s 9:55 a.m. on a Monday, and campus is a nightmare. Pedestrians are dodging cars, intersections are sites of mass confusion and the parking services attendant is (gleefully, we like to imagine) putting...

Bentley makes poor choice with Brown for state board of education

Bentley makes poor choice with Brown for state board of education

July 22, 2015

A lot of attention has been paid to Gov. Robert Bentley’s recent appointment to the Alabama State Board of Education. On July 16, the governor appointed Matthew Brown of Fairhope to serve as board member...

Win Johnson's letter represents deeper problems with government

July 8, 2015

As Americans, we often view the abstract idea of our republic with pride. The representatives that the people send to Washington are there to advance the interests of the common citizen all within...

Biblical standards have no place in government decision on marriage

June 24, 2015

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule on same-sex-marriage any day now, and most pundits expecting a decision that is favorable to homosexual Americans, many opponents of equal rights are planning...

Prize fight missed opportunity for UA

June 10, 2015

When the University of Alabama Athletic Department and President Judy Bonner resisted hosting Tuscaloosa native Deontay Wilder’s title defense fight, they likely saw it as a potential logistical nightmare...

UAB deserves an on-campus stadium

June 3, 2015

When the University of Alabama at Birmingham announced Monday that it was bringing its football program back, merely six months after cutting it, I had mixed emotions. First and foremost, I was excited...

Lottery will brighten Alabama’s future

May 27, 2015

With the state of Alabama facing a severe budget shortfall and a Republican state legislature that would probably rather praise ObamaCare than raise taxes even slightly, things are looking bad for Alabama’s...

Bryce Campus Plan shows University's commitment to all aspects of university experience

February 19, 2015

Since The University of Alabama purchased the property of the historic Bryce Hospital facility in 2010, many have wondered exactly how the University would make use of the 168 acres of space just off Hackberry...

Higher education is essential and worth its state funding

February 4, 2015


 At The University of Alabama, we are enjoying a period of growth and expansion that has never been seen in our school’s history. Since 2007, our student body has increased in size by about 10,000...

American Sniper misses the target, furthers Islamophobia in America

January 21, 2015

A common sentiment I’ve heard in the past week is “Chris Kyle was a hero.” It’s true; Kyle, the subject of the Oscar-nominated biopic “American Sniper,” was a hero, along with all of the men...

Scott leaves courageous legacy

January 7, 2015

I woke up on Sunday, and to my dismay, my Twitter timeline was filled with the news of longtime ESPN personality Stuart Scott’s untimely death. Like many others, I grew up watching Stuart Scott narrate...

Board of Trustees shows clear bias

November 11, 2014

Rumors and speculation that the University of Alabama at Birmingham is considering ending its football program began swirling last week. There is concern that the new head coach, Bill Clark, has not received...

Brace for two more years of do-nothing congress

October 28, 2014

Inaction and partisan bickering have characterized the past four years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Whether you sit on the left side of the aisle or the right, the facts show that the House has...

Voting is crucial to our US system

September 30, 2014

The most important part of being an American is taking part in the system that allows us to help shape our country -- democracy -- and, unfortunately, most young people aren't participating. Voting...

The NFL is not setting the example it should

September 16, 2014

This September, many exciting changes are happening. Schools are in session, the weather is getting cooler (unless you live in Alabama, apparently,) and the most exciting season of the year is beginning...

Making progress, one step at a time

September 2, 2014

For the second year in a row, The University of Alabama’s Greek system made national news for something a little less than positive. Although it is not as widespread as last year’s incident, the negative...

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