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North Korean missile launch failed

North Korean missile launch failed

April 17, 2017

North Korea attempted a missile launch on Sunday that failed “almost immediately,” according to military officials.“The President and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful...

World's oldest person dies at 117

World's oldest person dies at 117

April 17, 2017

The world mourned over the weekend as the world’s oldest person died in Italy at the age of 117.Emma Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, was officially the last living person born in 
the 1800s.On her 117th...

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument sign unveiled

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument sign unveiled

April 17, 2017

The brand new sign for the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument was unveiled during a dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon downtown.The national monument includes sites such as the Birmingham Civil...

Trump tax demonstrations draw large crowds

Trump tax demonstrations draw large crowds

April 17, 2017

Tens of thousands of activists joined 
together on Tax Day over the weekend to demonstrate in cities across the country and demand the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.Trump is the first...

United Airlines to require crew members to check in

United Airlines to require crew members to check in

April 17, 2017

United Airlines announced late on Friday that it will now require commuting staff and crew members to check into flights one hour before departure. The policy change is in response to the viral video from...

Auburn students not satisfied with White Student Union response

Auburn students not satisfied with White Student Union response

April 13, 2017

Students at Auburn University are asking the school to take strong, proactive stands against white supremacy after the school’s White Student Union distributed anti-Semitic flyers last week.The alt-right...

United Airlines CEO felt ashamed after viral video

United Airlines CEO felt ashamed after viral video

April 13, 2017

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said on Wednesday that he felt “shame” when he saw the viral videos of a passenger being dragged from his seat on a Sunday night flight. He apologized to passenger...

Tide Hop, April 1981: The University's 150th birthday

Tide Hop, April 1981: The University's 150th birthday

April 13, 2017

The University of Alabama, which opened on April 12, 1831, celebrated its 186th birthday yesterday. While 186 is a substantial number and worthy of recognition and reflection, the UA community was much...

Walmart salads recalled in southern states

Walmart salads recalled in southern states

April 10, 2017

A Fresh Express Walmart salad has been recalled after two people in Florida found a dead bat in their package.The affected products are five-ounce containers of Organic Marketside Spring Mix with a best-if-used-by...

Alleged felon escapes jail

Alleged felon escapes jail

April 10, 2017

 A man who allegedly tried to kill a Florence, Alabama, police detective escaped from jail this weekend.Christopher Kilpatrick, 43, escaped late Saturday from the Lauderdale County Detention Center. Kilpatrick,...

Bentley impeachment proceedings to proceed

Bentley impeachment proceedings to proceed

April 10, 2017

Impeachment proceedings for Gov. Robert Bentley are set to begin in the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee today as the committee will make a recommendation for or against impeachment to the...

Alabama House votes to remove capital murder judicial override

Alabama House votes to remove capital murder judicial override

April 6, 2017

By SomeonAlabama legislators voted on Tuesday to remove the power of state judges to hand down the death penalty despite a jury’s recommendation for life in prison, and vice versa.According to the Associated...

Bannon removed from National Security Council

Bannon removed from National Security Council

April 6, 2017

Chief White House Strategist Stephen Bannon was removed from his role as a member of the National Security Council on Wednesday.The White House has been largely silent about Bannon’s removal, not announcing...

Students can now order campus food through Tapingo

Students can now order campus food through Tapingo

April 3, 2017

The University of Alabama’s partnership with the free food ordering app “Tapingo” began on Monday, giving students the ability to order food from campus restaurants via their phone and have it delivered...

Pre-abortion sonogram description required by Alabama bill

Pre-abortion sonogram description required by Alabama bill

April 3, 2017

A state senator from Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill in the Alabama legislature that would require women seeking abortions to hear a detailed description of the embryo or fetus during a sonogram.Sen. Gerald...

Severe weather possible this week

Severe weather possible this week

April 3, 2017

The National Weather Service is forecasting stormy weather in Alabama in the upcoming week.Starting on Monday, heavy rain is expected statewide. Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas have a slight risk of severe...

Trump University suits settled for $25 million

Trump University suits settled for $25 million

April 3, 2017

A federal judge approved a $25 million settlement in the Trump University lawsuits on Friday.The suits, filed by former Trump University students, alleged the real-estate school defrauded customers with...

Tide Hop, April Fool's Day: A look at April Fool's CWs from the '70s

Tide Hop, April Fool's Day: A look at April Fool's CWs from the '70s

March 30, 2017

Though the country is in a fake news frenzy, and though media outlets are doing their best to keep their content as accurate as possible, there is one day of the year when all of that is thrown out the...

Alabama House committee passes police misconduct investigation bill

Alabama House committee passes police misconduct investigation bill

March 30, 2017

A year after a white Montgomery police officer received charges for fatally shooting a Black man, a 
committee in the Alabama State House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that created procedures...

West Alabama Boys and Girls Club CEO arrested for child porn

West Alabama Boys and Girls Club CEO arrested for child porn

March 30, 2017

The president and CEO of the West Alabama Boys and Girls Club was arrested over the weekend for allegedly possessing child pornography.Following his Sunday-night arrest, Anthony Dellon “Tony” Bush,...

Lurleen Wallace Boulevard to undergo construction as early as fall

Lurleen Wallace Boulevard to undergo construction as early as fall

March 30, 2017

Road work-induced traffic jams are far from over, as the Tuscaloosa News reports that $23.2 million will be put into improving Lurleen Wallace Boulevard, which could begin as early as this fall.“To me,...

Wednesday last day to drop class with grade of

Wednesday last day to drop class with grade of “W”

March 27, 2017

An email from the University Registrar was sent to students on Monday, reminding them that Wednesday is the last day to drop all except one class with a grade of “W” for the full, spring 2017 term.“All...

#BamaCreed Week to celebrate the Capstone Creed

#BamaCreed Week to celebrate the Capstone Creed

March 27, 2017

The University of Alabama will celebrate the principles expressed in its Capstone Creed in #BamaCreed Week this week. “The goal of #BamaCreed Week is to help the UA community consider what it means to...

Train safety email sent to students

Train safety email sent to students

March 27, 2017

An email regarding train safety was the sent to students from the dean of students on Monday morning.Over the weekend, a video was posted on social media showing supposed students climbing between and...

City pays $1.861 million for road with likely Walmart location

City pays $1.861 million for road with likely Walmart location

March 27, 2017

The city of Tuscaloosa has purchased a portion of Patriot Parkway from developer Stan Pate for $1.861 million, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The purchase follows discussion of developing a Walmart...

Payless may file for bankruptcy, close hundreds of stores

Payless may file for bankruptcy, close hundreds of stores

March 27, 2017

Discount shoe chain Payless Inc. may file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, Bloomberg reports.According to AL.com, the store, which has nearly $665 million worth of debt, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Voting deadlines for runoff election approaching

Voting deadlines for runoff election approaching

March 27, 2017

Three Tuscaloosa City Board of Education seats failed to have candidates receive a majority of votes earlier this month, and voting deadlines for the upcoming runoff elections are now quickly approaching....

Bentley rumored to resign from post

Bentley rumored to resign from post

March 23, 2017

After a year of his administration being shrouded in scandal after scandal, rumors have begun to swirl around the state Capitol about whether or not Governor Robert Bentley will resign his post in the...

GOP works to secure AHCA votes

GOP works to secure AHCA votes

March 23, 2017

President Donald Trump and GOP allies spent Wednesday lobbying for votes for their Obamacare adjustment plan.Without any support expected from Democrats, the Trump administration can only afford to lose...

Abduction suspect researched teen marriage

Abduction suspect researched teen marriage

March 23, 2017

A Tennessee teacher believed to have abducted his student had researched teen marriage before the alleged abduction, authorities have reported.“That is an issue that we have some major concerns of because...

Study Abroad 101 information sessions offered daily

Study Abroad 101 information sessions offered daily

March 21, 2017

Studying abroad in college comes with a lot of things – especially questions.In an effort to answer those questions and to educate students on the basics of studying abroad, the Education Abroad office...

Ask Listen Refer to train students on suicide prevention, available now

Ask Listen Refer to train students on suicide prevention, available now

March 20, 2017

A suicide prevention training program that aims to help students recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide is now available, according to UA News.The program, Ask Listen Refer, is online at...

Igniting Innovation grant competition to award funds to local service projects

Igniting Innovation grant competition to award funds to local service projects

March 20, 2017

Philanthropic student organizations and non-profits with student representatives are being given the opportunity to apply for funds through the Igniting Innovation grant competition presented by Capstone...

SGA elections close with Hunter victory

SGA elections close with Hunter victory

March 9, 2017

Dozens of students were elected to positions in the Student Government Association following the election on Tuesday.With 54 percent of the vote, Jared Hunter unofficially won the SGA presidential election,...

Three BOE seats to be decided in runoff

Three BOE seats to be decided in runoff

March 9, 2017

Tuscaloosa’s municipal elections on Tuesday yielded three runoffs for the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The runoff elections will take place on April 18, with...

New UA Athletic Director to make $900k

New UA Athletic Director to make $900k

March 9, 2017

Pending approval by the UA Board of Trustees and Compensation Committee, Greg Byrne, the new director of athletics at The University of Alabama, is set to make $900,000 a year, according to the Tuscaloosa...

Tide Hop, March 1974

Tide Hop, March 1974

March 9, 2017

While some may find news about streaking to be offensive, nothing could have been more offensive to the Alabama community than a Crimson White editorial criticizing the seemingly untouchable Coach Paul...

Senate election results announced

Senate election results announced

March 8, 2017

University of Alabama students voted for the legislative members of their Student Government Association on Tuesday, voting in 50 senators who proportionately represent each of the 10 colleges.For colleges...

Four more cases of mumps detected

Four more cases of mumps detected

March 8, 2017

University of Alabama students received an e-mail on Wednesday afternoon alerting them that Alabama Department of Public Health officials have recorded four new cases of mumps at the University since Feb....

University student dies in dorm, email says

University student dies in dorm, email says

March 7, 2017

Parents and family members of University of Alabama students received an email on Monday notifying them that a 19-year-old student unexpectedly died in a residence hall that day. According to the email,...

Lanes along University Boulevard to close for five months

Lanes along University Boulevard to close for five months

March 6, 2017

Road construction has become a staple of Tuscaloosa, and that isn’t changing anytime soon. Two lanes along a one-half mile stretch of University Boulevard will be closed from March 13 through Aug. 4,...

SGA election to occur on March 7

SGA election to occur on March 7

March 6, 2017

University of Alabama students will vote for members of the Student Government Association (SGA) elections on Tuesday, March 7. Starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., students will be able to vote through...

SNL combines two Alabama celebrities, Jeff Sessions and Forrest Gump

SNL combines two Alabama celebrities, Jeff Sessions and Forrest Gump

March 6, 2017

Sitting at a bus stop with a box of chocolates and a briefcase, Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon played Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again – this time as if Sessions were Forrest Gump.Talking...

Tuscaloosa Half Marathon encourages healthy habits and giving

Tuscaloosa Half Marathon encourages healthy habits and giving

March 6, 2017

More than 1,000 people, including members of The University of Alabama community, participated in the fifth annual Tuscaloosa Half Marathon (THM) on Saturday, according to The Tuscaloosa News.The mission...

Tide Hop, Feb. 1980

Tide Hop, Feb. 1980

March 2, 2017

Hello dear readers. After a brief week’s hiatus, Tide Hop is back in action! This week we turn the dial back 37 years to the Feb. 27, 1980 edition of The Crimson White. It is not every day that Tide...

Truck hits marching band in Mardi Gras Parade

Truck hits marching band in Mardi Gras Parade

March 2, 2017

A Mardi Gras parade in Gulf Shores turned from celebration to chaos on Tuesday after a Ford Expedition plowed into a marching band.Twelve students from ages 12 to 17 were injured in the accident. Of those,...

Tornado watch issued until 6 p.m.

Tornado watch issued until 6 p.m.

March 1, 2017

Students received an email Tuesday afternoon notifying them that both The University of Alabama campus and Tuscaloosa County at large are under a tornado watch until 6 p.m.“Thunderstorms, damaging winds,...

Historical marker to memorialize lynchings in Tuscaloosa County

Historical marker to memorialize lynchings in Tuscaloosa County

February 27, 2017

The first historical marker to memorialize the lives of Black men lynched in Tuscaloosa County will be unveiled on March 6 by the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit human rights law firm out of Montgomery.While...

Palmer gets mixed signals from town hall

Palmer gets mixed signals from town hall

February 27, 2017

The first town hall meeting by a U.S. House Representative member from Alabama was held Saturday morning when Rep. Gary Palmer met with constituents at Hoover City Hall. According to a report from...

Three students diagnosed with mumps, all recovered

Three students diagnosed with mumps, all recovered

February 24, 2017

Students received an email just before noon on Friday informing that three University of Alabama students were diagnosed with and have recovered from mumps.“The three students are no longer contagious,...

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