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More, but not enough

More, but not enough

May 3, 2016

Whenever I see my grandma and we talk about school, she tries hard to hide the tears that stroll down her cheeks as she exclaims how proud she is of me. She is happy that the opportunity to attend college...

Walter Scott killing yet another example of unjustified police violence

April 8, 2015

Eight shots. Eight shots into the back of a fleeing, defenseless man. If you have not watched the disturbing and jaw-dropping video of a South Carolina police officer shooting and killing a fleeing Walter...

Zendaya's red carpet hairstyle proponent for appreciation of all beauty

March 11, 2015

I did not watch the Oscars a few Sundays ago, but I did find myself scrolling through red carpet pictures, gazing at the glamor and lavishness of Hollywood’s best and finest stars. What really caught...

Separation of politics, marriage necessary

February 11, 2015

Monday was a historic day for Alabama as same-sex marriage licenses were issued in the state and some couples were able to get married. The world did not end, and Alabama did not burn for allowing same-sex...

Find your purpose and discover your passions while at the University

January 29, 2015

As children we imagine we will have our lives figured out by the time we go to college. We think we will know what school we will attend, what we will study and what career path we plan to pursue. In reality,...

Smoking ban on campus ineffective

January 13, 2015

Returning back to campus brought new excitements, a new year, new classes and a new smoking ban on campus. Effective Jan. 1, the ban states that smoking is prohibited in all locations and at all times....

Christmas can be difficult for some

December 3, 2014

Now that December is upon us, I feel it is finally appropriate to celebrate the Christmas season and partake in all of the festive holiday cheer. I love Christmas because of its meaning to my faith along...

Your political party does not have to align with your religious beliefs

November 18, 2014

Last week, I was asked how I can be a both a Democrat and a Christian. While the question was not asked in a derogatory manner, I realized certain stereotypes exist about being a Democrat in the Bible...

American football needs to have more inclusive female representation

November 5, 2014

I grew up intensely watching college football. Saturdays consisted of my father ordering hot wings and pizza, then we would all gather around the television, cheering on the Tide and analyzing all aspects...

Sewell lends her voice against domestic violence and Judge Fuller

October 22, 2014

Congresswoman Terri Sewell announced last week that she would pursue impeachment proceedings for Judge Mark Fuller if he did not resign for his domestic abuse against his wife – a move that has been...

UA reaction and actions problematic; student safety not top priority

September 23, 2014

It took the University of Alabama media relations team more than 50 minutes to officially respond to reports of a lockdown at Tutwiler on Sunday night. All students received was a four-sentence email...

Interfaith discourse is vital to student relations

September 9, 2014

A few weeks ago, I attended an interfaith discussion and panel titled “Speed Faithing.” The setup of this event consisted of different tables. Participants were divided into randomly selected groups...

Social media users should share news, not just ice bucket challenges

August 26, 2014

I am in no way a cynic of the extraordinary success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. According to the ALS Association website, they have received $88.9 million in donations for the cause. That is great....

Avoid self-ambition, try to make the world a better place to live

July 8, 2014

I do not visit churches outside of my own very often, but when I do, I make sure to keep the church bulletin that was handed out that day. It reminds me of the people I met, who opened up their church...

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