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

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Abby Cope
Ernest and Hadley Booksellers is one of many local businesses students can support over the summer.

Opinion | Shopping with small businesses is rewarding in more ways than one

Abby Cope, Opinions Editor June 19, 2024

With warmer air, later sunsets and much emptier streets, it’s obvious throughout Tuscaloosa that it’s summertime.  Tuscaloosa is a major tourist attraction during football season, with local restaurants...

Located on the third floor of the Student Center, the Crimson Career Closet offers free business clothes rentals for students.

Opinion | Let’s get down to business: Why our generation has a fleeting sense of professionalism

Abby Cope, Opinions Editor June 5, 2024

It is only human nature that we try to make processes as easy as possible for ourselves. Whether that be ordering takeout instead of cooking or sending a thank-you text instead of a letter, we have an...

 Management professor Ron Dulek poses with his nickel jar.

Opinion | Give professors some grace. You could learn something

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist April 10, 2024

How many times a day do you interact with your professors through email, on Zoom, in class or otherwise? Now, how much do you know about your professor? And I mean more than just their office hours schedule. Do...

Opinion | No one is ‘too cool for school.’ Join a club

Opinion | No one is ‘too cool for school.’ Join a club

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist March 24, 2024

College is ideally a four-year experience where we go from young ’un to young professional in what feels like far too little time. Our first few weeks on campus quickly turn into an overwhelming blur....

Opinion | Getting likes is nice. Don’t change who you are because of it

Opinion | Getting likes is nice. Don’t change who you are because of it

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist March 6, 2024

In this era of digital dependency, we have placed a pernicious prioritization on how we are perceived by others. It’s no secret that the more time progresses, the more opportunities arise to immerse...

Opinion | Why the leap year is a lesson on gratitude

Opinion | Why the leap year is a lesson on gratitude

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist February 27, 2024

Feb. 29 is a quadrennial curiosity that will soon grace our calendars once again. A tradition dating back to 46 B.C.E., the leap year is an astronomical necessity. Earth’s orbit around the Sun takes...

Opinion | Is Cupid really all that stupid?

Opinion | Is Cupid really all that stupid?

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist February 7, 2024

With supermarket shelves quickly emptying of name-brand chocolates and floral arrangements, it doesn’t require a calendar for one to know that Valentine’s Day is coming up. A romantic’s daydream...

Opinion | Not getting any younger: Why the ageist mentality is old news

Opinion | Not getting any younger: Why the ageist mentality is old news

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist November 29, 2023

With old age comes wisdom, maturity and a slew of preconceptions that it comes with a loss of liveliness as well. The average life expectancy in the United States is 77 years, though many start to cease...

Alabama fans cheering during the LSU game on Nov. 4 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Opinion | The truth behind the bandwagon effect

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist November 8, 2023

For as long as collegiate sports have been around, so have bandwagon fans.  The kind of fans to drop their beloved team faster than their quarterback did the ball in the previous game. Merriam-Webster...

Pharmacies across the nation are struggling to keep ADHD medicine in stock.

Opinion | The ADHD effect: The shortage of medication affecting the US

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist October 22, 2023

It is not uncommon to find Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin or other similar prescriptions in an American’s medicine cabinet. These are all medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a chronic...

Opinion | Emptying the shelves: A look into banned book week

Opinion | Emptying the shelves: A look into banned book week

Abby Cope, Contributing Columnist October 1, 2023

Banned Books Week is celebrated annually in early October, and this year, from Oct. 1-7, a weeklong commemoration of silenced authors around the world, shedding light on a subject so frequently left in...

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