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Straight outta nominations

Sarah Howard

January 21, 2016

On Jan. 14, movie buffs and casual watchers alike checked to see if this could be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year to finally win an Oscar. In the 88th year of the Academy Awards, Leo received his fifth nomination, but minority acto...

We Are Done hosts demonstration to promote change on campus

Nick Privitera

November 19, 2015

 This morning, students with the We Are Done organization gathered in protest on campus at the Malone Hood Plaza and then marched to the steps of Gorgas library, where several students spoke at length and the protestors chanted fo...

UPDATED: We Are Done demands equality on campus

Elizabeth Elkin

November 18, 2015

A group calling itself "We Are Done," which, according to its Facebook page, is a coalition of students and faculty concerned about racism and discrimination on campus, has released three demands of the University via its Fa...

Don’t underestimate the power of students

Madelyn Schorr

November 18, 2015

Today students are typecast as self-absorbed, apathetic and out of touch with problems plaguing society. Pundits and parents say we spend too much time on Snapchat and Twitter and not enough time studying or getting involved in...

A crack in the façade of democracy

Almosa Pirela-Jones

November 17, 2015

Long before daybreak on Sunday, Nov. 8, Tuscaloosa police officers knocked on the apartment door of a University of Alabama student, responding to a routine noise complaint. The man in question attempted to close the door multiple times before the officer in the ...

(Fearing the) power of the people

Matthew Gillham

November 16, 2015

The protests at Mizzou this past week have begun to usher in new accountability for college administrations by using the tremendous power of the public to bring about progress – and progress they have made. But what are the ...

Progressive activists must become organizers to change campus

A.J. James

September 10, 2015

One of the greatest things about our short time here at the University is that over the course of a matter of years, we have the ability to bring about positive change that can last far past our tenure. However, just like movements an...

A note to white progressives

Kyle Campbell

September 9, 2015

In the wake of the Ferguson riots in the Spring of 2014, over a hundred UA students associated with the Black Lives Matter movement orchestrated a “die-in” in the Ferguson Center, during which they laid down on the floor of...

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