The Crimson White

The danger of college’s self-obsessive allure

Matthew Gillham

August 24, 2015

Yeah, this one is, ironically, for you freshmen—but it’s also for me, too. Just don’t spend too long thinking about yourself while reading it.Between goodbye hugs from your parents and helping your roommate sneak a 30-rack...

A Note from the Underground: The Alpha Phi controversy and institutional racism

Amanda Bennett

August 20, 2015

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me...[I]t is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When t...

Welfare cannot end cycle of poverty in US

Cruise Hall

November 12, 2014

For decades, America has been content to manage the effects of poverty-driven destruction. Year after year, the government puts food in hungry mouths and builds roofs over shivering bodies. But no amount of government spendi...

Elections lacking level discussions

Elliot Bell

November 12, 2014

Our political system is toxic. Like an armadillo baking on the hot asphalt in the summer sun, the system has been hit and run over, and its heart is decaying in front of our eyes. And much like 
the cars drifting past withou...

Board of Trustees shows clear bias

Kyle Simpson

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 a contract extension ...

Study abroad forces us to learn, grow as people and students

Mark Hammontree

July 29, 2014

What happens when we arrive at a new place? What happens each time we meet a stranger in their environment rather than our own? What do we gain, and how do we change whenever familiar scenery is exchanged for foreign backdrops...

Summer work key to successful career

Guest Column

June 11, 2014

Ah, summer. What comes to mind when you hear that term? The first things I think of are beaches, no school, sleeping all day and staying up all night. Many enjoy the time away from school, but this is not reality for some. Ri...

Obama should drop current minimum wage

Cruise Hall

June 11, 2014

In recent months, President Obama has campaigned to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Given the dismal employment landscape, though, it’s unlikely that the new minimum wage would deliver the benefits he touts. In fa...

Rape should be discussed at UA

Nathan James

June 11, 2014

There’s a disturbing trend in the way our campus talks about rape.Our campus, like most college campuses, has a rate of sexual assault that is much higher than in surrounding areas. Hoping to start discussion on this problem, ...

Unplug, unwind and make the most of your non-exotic vacation

Carolyn Dukes

May 28, 2014

I am writing to you from a Costa Rican beach with white sand in places that will not be mentioned. The cabana boy brings me another Baccalaurean delight just as I finish the first of many margaritas. My steamy summer novel is...

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