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The Crimson White

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 Mazie Bryant

Everything was more than worth it in the end

April 22, 2014

When I was young, I would rummage through my mother’s dresser drawers. I loved her, and so I wanted a glance into her life – the details of her preferences, the objects of her comfort, the evidence...

Editor’s Note

December 10, 2013

An editorial cartoon in the Dec. 5 issue of The Crimson White concerning allegations against Drummond Company CEO Garry Neil Drummond failed to attribute the source of the allegations, which were made...

Gov. Bentley criticizes UA greek segregation

September 12, 2013

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley spoke out against sorority segregation on The University of Alabama campus in response to The Crimson White's article The Final Barrier in an interview with Birmingham’s Fox...

Don’t let organizational differences divide, isolate you

April 17, 2013

I am what one may call a mutt, a hybrid, a crossbreed. I am a mix of two distinctly separate definitions of a University student. More so, I am a member of a subset on campus that is far too small. I...

Hollywood not proper place to tackle mental disorders

March 18, 2013

For centuries, mental illnesses have struggled for attention in the realm of social issues and inequalities. In the state of Alabama, the challenge has been more extreme than most. In the 1800s, activist...

American Dream becoming just a dream to U.S. citizens

February 19, 2013

What is the American Dream? It’s a phrase thrown around in today’s society to inspire and encourage people to make something of themselves, but what does it encompass? The values our founding fathers...

The South needs to have open conversations about race to escape its history

The South needs to have open conversations about race to escape its history

February 4, 2013

As I was sitting in a classroom in Edinburgh, Scotland, my class began to discuss the issue of race in literature. When asked whether racial issues are still relevant today, a Scottish classmate replied,...

UA Rhodes Scholar finalists, though not chosen, learn from experience

November 26, 2012

Two University of Alabama students were chosen as finalists for the American Rhodes Scholarships this semester, and though neither was awarded the scholsarhip, both felt the process prepared them for their...

Freed activist to discuss life after death row

November 14, 2012

In a lecture to The University of Alabama community on Wednesday, Nov. 14, activist Gary Drinkard will convey his personal experience with a place most people hope to never even think about – death row....

Bonner taps Joe Benson as interim provost

November 13, 2012

Newly-appointed University of Alabama President Judy Bonner selected long-serving faculty and administration member Joe Benson as interim provost on Monday, Nov. 12. Benson has served as the vice president...

Students sell clothing for charity

Students sell clothing for charity

November 8, 2012

Three University of Alabama students and childhood friends have combined their talents to establish a small business that draws on their love for charity and their Southern roots. In the wake of the April...

SGA concert tickets prices reduced

November 5, 2012

The Student Government Association has announced a decrease in ticket prices for the Thursday, Nov. 8 RAGE concert featuring B.o.B. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Student and guest tickets for the concert...

Trustees expected to accept resignation

October 31, 2012

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees will discuss President Guy Bailey’s request to resign in a closed executive session Thursday, Nov. 1. The board will hold an open public meeting around 1 p.m....

Old Bryce area haunted attraction for students

October 30, 2012

As Halloween quickly approaches, students at The University of Alabama begin the popular annual pilgrimage to the state-owned “Old Bryce” facility in Northport, Ala., hoping to experience the rumored...

Female makes commander for 1st time in UA history

Female makes commander for 1st time in UA history

October 28, 2012

It’s 6 a.m., and they’ve already been running for 15 minutes. Sprint for 30 seconds, rest for 60 seconds, repeat 20 times. Abdominal exercises, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...

Black students encouraged to vote

Black students encouraged to vote

October 24, 2012

A voting rally was held on The University of Alabama campus on Oct. 23 to promote the education and involvement of young voters in the state and around the nation. Both UA chapters of the Future Black...

In Chicago hounstooth-clad student raises $1,000

October 10, 2012

After University of Alabama student Katie Hall lost her grandmother to dementia this past April, she was propelled into action, spending her fall break running a marathon in honor of the life her role...

UA walk works to combat stigma of mental illness on campus

October 8, 2012

Despite its prevalence among the collegiate age group, mental illness remains a hushed topic on college campuses, as many are wary to speak out about their condition, afraid of the stigma associated with...

Greek Affairs calls last-minute ‘mandatory’ presidents meeting

September 26, 2012

The University of Alabama’s Office of Greek Affairs called a mandatory meeting for all chapter presidents of the Interfraternity Council and the Alabama Panhellenic Association on Wednesday, Sept. 26....

Out-of-state count rises

Out-of-state count rises

September 24, 2012

As the total enrollment of the University of Alabama has grown substantially in the last decade, so too has the number of out-of-state students. They make up 55 percent of this year’s record-setting...

Increasing amount of jobs requiring bachelor’s degree

September 9, 2012

With student debt at an all-time high and no guarantee of post-graduate jobs, a recent study by Georgetown University found that a bachelor’s degree may be the only saving grace to help students weather...

Alabama fourth-most obese state, students strive for healthy lifestyle

Alabama fourth-most obese state, students strive for healthy lifestyle

August 28, 2012

Alabama is packing on the pounds, according to an analysis released Aug. 13 that weighed the state in as the fourth-most obese state in the country. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Tuscaloosa ready for rebuilding, awaiting pending floodway regulations

August 27, 2012

The Tuscaloosa City Council is poised to approve several variance requests to floodway regulations in the coming days, which could speed up the recovery process for tornado-torn areas. In the mid-1970s,...

Million Dollar Band preps before classes

Million Dollar Band preps before classes

August 22, 2012

Freshman Brandon Suttles applied to the University of Alabama in March with every intention of joining the ranks of the famed Million Dollar Band. “I knew I wanted to be in the Million Dollar Band ever...

UA student and Temerson Square victim recounts July 17 shooting

August 1, 2012

One pop, and then a full spray. He started running sometime during the spray, but eventually, he was crawling. The bullet entered his lower back and exited dangerously close to his spine. As crazy as...

State newspapers face feeling of loss after cuts

State newspapers face ‘feeling of loss’ after cuts

August 1, 2012

With the discussion, anxiety and apprehension dying down after the cutbacks to three of Alabama’s top newspapers, many citizens and journalists have begun to reflect on the legacy they are leaving behind...

Mass shootings cause debate on gun rights, laws

Mass shootings cause debate on gun rights, laws

July 25, 2012

The recent mass shootings in downtown Tuscaloosa and Aurora, Colo., have sparked much debate over the Founding Fathers’ belief in every American’s innate right to bear arms, 225 years after they...

UA Board of Trustees names Guy Bailey president of the University of Alabama

July 11, 2012

  Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey was hired as the new president of the University of Alabama today after an interview as the sole presidential finalist with the school’s Board of Trustees....

UA to interview Texas Tech president

July 11, 2012

  Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is scheduled to interview with the University of Alabama Board of Trustees on Wednesday as the sole announced finalist of the school’s 2012 presidential...

Like Gameday, every day

‘Like Gameday, every day’

June 26, 2012

The streets of Tuscaloosa may soon look like famed Bourbon Street in New Orleans or Memphis’ bluesy Beale Street. This change would be a part of the city’s rezoning of specific areas as entertainment...

Board raises tuition

June 20, 2012

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase on June 15 in an attempt to rely less on state funding, which has decreased by an approximate $174 million for the entire system...

Professors use video for early autism detection

June 20, 2012

Three University of Alabama professors are joining their separate professional forces in an effort to more efficiently detect the early stages of several autism spectrum disorders in rural Alabama. Autism...

Trustees approve Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza plan, tuition increase

June 15, 2012

In a meeting this morning in Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase, as well as the naming of a commemorative plaza outside of Coleman Coliseum in honor of...

Board of Trustees financial committee approves tuition increase

June 14, 2012

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees financial committee unanimously approved a tuition increase for all three campuses in a meeting on June 14 in Tuscaloosa. The entire board will vote on...

TCF students film video for R&B singer

June 13, 2012

Tuscaloosa might as well have been Hollywood last week as a crew of 50 current telecommunication and film students and alumni worked diligently through all stages of production on a music video for R&B...

Police work toward a safer Strip

May 30, 2012

Violent altercations on the Strip in late April and early May that resulted in gunfire have spurred discussions and initiatives to create a safer atmosphere on the Strip. Early on the morning of Thursday,...

Tuscaloosa Forward lays groundwork for recovery

April 26, 2012

After the storm destroyed or damaged 5,300 homes and 350 businesses in 12 percent of the city, city officials created the Tuscaloosa Forward Strategic Community Plan to Renew and Rebuild. Meredith Lynch,...

City Council to vote on Generational Plan

April 24, 2012

Tuscaloosa City Council members voted to endorse the Tuscaloosa Forward Generational Master Plan during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. The plan outlines the method of recovery for areas ravaged by the...

Holt teens learn to use their voice

April 23, 2012

When Dr. Jeff Parker was added to an email list for the Holt Community Partnership three years ago, he figured it was just purely by accident. Now, he realizes it was destined to happen. The mission of...

UA research links gender, technology

UA research links gender, technology

April 17, 2012

Women use text messaging and social media more than men, according to a study conducted by a UA student. Amanda Kimbrough, a senior majoring in psychology, polled 381 undergraduate students last spring...

Sororities to compete in Sigma Chi Derby Days revival

Sororities to compete in Sigma Chi Derby Days revival

April 16, 2012

After instating a two-year hiatus, the University of Alabama chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity will revive its philanthropic Derby Days competition between sororities this week. In 2010, the members...

Animals aided by social media

Animals aided by social media

April 15, 2012

When Shannon Walker devoted her home to the care of 14 dogs, she never wondered what would happen if she found herself without one. Last April, Walker raced home from vaccinating animals at the Bibb County...

Animal rights group showcases adoptable dogs

Animal rights group showcases adoptable dogs

April 10, 2012

This month not only marks the one-year anniversary of the historic April 27 tornadoes, but also the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Alabama Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,...

Weather service to test more direct warnings

April 8, 2012

After the devastation of last year and with tornado season in full swing, researchers are looking to five National Weather Service stations in the Midwest to prevent storm fatalities by revolutionizing...

UA alums promote literacy through poetry readings

April 4, 2012

Returning back to their creative roots, two Master of Fine Arts graduates from the University of Alabama, Jeanie Thompson and Abraham Smith, hosted a poetry reading on campus, bringing to light various...

Former student looks for lifesaving donor on campus

April 4, 2012

Virgie Townsend was devastated when she discovered that her 20-year old son, Martin, was diagnosed with biphenotypic leukemia, a rare form of the disease, last March. “It’s a complete shock,” she...

HCA helps clear hiking trail in Lake Lurleen state park

HCA helps clear hiking trail in Lake Lurleen state park

April 1, 2012

Even as every day seems hotter than the one before, 15 members of the Honors College Assembly endured the heat Saturday to cut out a new hiking and biking trail at Lake Lurleen State Park. The West Alabama...

Affording food a problem for state

March 28, 2012

The Black Warrior River may flow right between Tuscaloosa and Northport and the Quad may flood regularly when it rains, but as far as the USDA is concerned, the UA campus is in the middle of a desert....

WVUA chief meteorologist recalls working on April 27

WVUA chief meteorologist recalls working on April 27

March 28, 2012

The smells and sounds of April 27 still resonate with Richard Scott. As if the tornadoes ravaged the Southeast only yesterday, he can smell the stench of mud leftover from the passing rains, the sweet...

Date auction raises scholarship funds

Date auction raises scholarship funds

March 27, 2012

If you ask the 18 University of Alabama students who presented themselves as dates for auction to benefit scholarships Tuesday, money truly can buy you love. The Student Government Association and the...

Engineering students place sixth in robotics competition

March 20, 2012

A team of senior students from the University of Alabama’s College of Engineering placed sixth in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon hardware robotics competition on March...

Former Tuskegee Airman talks Red Tails inspiration

Former Tuskegee Airman talks “Red Tails” inspiration

March 8, 2012

Social prejudice and individual determination were the focus of conversation for Col. Herbert Carter, an original member of the 99th Squadron and the Tuskegee Airmen, on Wednesday in the Ferguson Center...

Brielle Appelbaum

Brielle Appelbaum

March 5, 2012

Brielle Appelbaum, a sophomore studying English and economics, is running unopposed for the position of executive secretary of the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama. The duties...

Low turnout curtails SGA forum

March 1, 2012

Due to a low student turn out, an attempt at a Student Government Association forum and debate on Wednesday night transformed into a group discussion focused on defining SGA's role on campus. The UA chapters...

Awards honor students, faculty for achievements

Awards honor students, faculty for achievements

March 1, 2012

The University of Alabama recognized six students and two faculty members for excellence on campus and in the community on Feb. 23 with the 2012 Premier Awards. The Premier Awards honor individual members...

Sprayberry Education Center to host 8th annual art auction

Sprayberry Education Center to host 8th annual art auction

February 22, 2012

The artwork of special needs students from the Tuscaloosa area will be sold in a silent auction hosted by the Sprayberry Education Center at the Northport Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 7:30...

Student uses fashion as tornado recovery platform

Student uses fashion as tornado recovery platform

February 20, 2012

From playing dress-up as a girl with clip-on earrings and rubber boots to dressing up models in designer outfits for a national fashion show competition, senior Abigail Hardin has come a long way to achieve...

Apwonjo hosts benefit concert for Invisible Children

February 14, 2012

In an effort to raise awareness for the crises in Sub-Saharan Africa, the student organization Apwonjo will host IgNIGHT, a benefit concert for members of the UA community, on Feb. 17. Apwonjo, meaning...

UA CrossFit program continues to gain popularity

UA CrossFit program continues to gain popularity

February 9, 2012

The national strength and conditioning program CrossFit made its way onto the University of Alabama campus in December and has since become UA’s most rapidly growing club by offering its services to...

State of the Black Union addresses racial dynamics on campus

State of the Black Union addresses racial dynamics on campus

February 7, 2012

For the first time in five years, students and faculty across the UA community met to discuss race relations and diversity on campus with the State of the Black Union Address on Monday. The address, hosted...

Charities hold statewide donation blitz

Charities hold statewide donation blitz

February 1, 2012

The citizens of Alabama will have the opportunity to join forces and donate money to their favorite charities through the first Alabama Gives Day on Thursday, Feb. 2. Donors will be able to associate their...

La Niña cause of abnormal weather

La Niña cause of abnormal weather

January 26, 2012

After the tornadoes ravaged Alabama and much of the Southeast early on Jan. 23, residents of the Tuscaloosa area should be prepared to see more severe weather throughout the spring. The United States...

Business research group hosts conference on state economy

January 12, 2012

The 2012 Alabama Economic Outlook Conference will be held today in Montgomery, Ala. Businessmen and industry leaders from across the state will meet to hear predictions for the national, state and local...

Meeting aims to speed recovery

Meeting aims to speed recovery

November 30, 2011

City officials and community members met at Central High School Tuesday to discuss the rebuilding proposal of the tornado-ravaged 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard area. The meeting, the second of a...

Students complain of overcrowded classrooms

Students complain of overcrowded classrooms

October 18, 2011

As the campus grows to 31,747 students, faculty and students alike have noticed an increase in class size to accommodate the escalating numbers. Overcrowding and uncomfortable conditions in the classroom...

Greeks attend anti-hazing forum

September 26, 2011

UA’s Project Health spoke to students gathered Thursday night about hazing statistics and prevention. The Student Health Center, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity organized...

Accounting professor wins national award

September 8, 2011

On Aug. 8, Culverhouse professor of accounting Edward Schnee accepted the Outstanding Tax Educator Award, bringing prestige to his career and to the University. The annual meeting of the American Taxation...

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