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Culture Picks | What The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance was actually getting at

February 14, 2021
The Weeknd captured everyone's attention last week, for better or for worse. His Super Bowl Halftime Show was a greatest hits-style performance with style influenced by his 2020 album, all with a little message wrapped up underneath.
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How Black newspapers and magazines inspired social justice movements

February 10, 2021
Black-owned magazines and newspapers have been at the forefront of many movements for justice. From campaigning for abolition to supporting Black Lives Matter, these publications have made their marks advocating on behalf of their readership.
Opinion | Don't let the right be right

Opinion | Don’t let the right be right

February 7, 2021
No matter who the president is, the press must be constantly ready to criticize them when they make mistakes. 
CW / Brylane Hay

How seniors and recent grads are dealing with COVID-era job searches

January 31, 2021
As COVID-19 continues to impact the job market, graduating students have to determine their next steps. One culture reporter spoke with students and recent alums to see how they're holding up under the pressure.
The University's club tennis program is willing to mask up if that's what it takes to hit the court.

‘Remaining safe’: These are the plans student orgs have in place for spring

January 27, 2021
It's unclear when the University's moratorium on in-person events will end. But when it does, student organizations and club sports teams will be ready to mask up and meet up while others stick to Zoom.
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...

CW / Tomia Teague

‘We’re human’: Trans activists talk representation in post-movie Q&A

November 4, 2020
The WGRC hosted a screening of the Netflix documentary “Disclosure” last week. After the screening the film, which traces the history of transgender actors and characters on screen, two representatives from Birmingham AIDS Outreach held a Q&A session. "I always want people to represent themselves, and for them to not be spoken over,” an organizer said.
Opinion | Swing-state students will make the difference today

Opinion | Swing-state students will make the difference today

November 3, 2020

If you haven’t heard, it’s Election Day. For the past few weeks, groups ranging from grassroot coalitions to big-name corporations have flooded social media channels with ways to register to vote,...

How UA’s party culture has convinced some students to stay home

How UA’s party culture has convinced some students to stay home

October 18, 2020

Some students at The University of Alabama did not return to campus this semester out of concerns related to the University’s party school culture in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the...

Students who love spending can still find ways to save

Students who love spending can still find ways to save

October 14, 2020

College students at The University of Alabama and other universities find themselves wishing they knew more about their finances.  According to an article by CNBC, the average debt for a person between...

CW / Camille Black

Opinion | COVID isolation must be taken seriously

October 7, 2020

During my time in isolation at Burke West, many girls on my floor said they felt uninformed. Leah Rumptz, a freshman majoring in psychology who was isolated with me, said the University was very disorganized...

People are worse than the coronavirus

People are worse than the coronavirus

April 12, 2020

COVID-19 is sweeping the nation and upending everything we know and love. Sports leagues are being delayed left and right. Universities are shutting down for weeks at a time. The United States has declared...

Primary elections misrepresent America

Primary elections misrepresent America

March 12, 2020

Since the first caucus in Iowa on Feb. 3, the field of Democratic candidates has been rapidly shrinking. By the time Washington, D.C., Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota get to vote on June...

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