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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Alex Jobin, Staff Reporter

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Opinion | Banning Abortion is About Power, Not Life

Opinion | Banning Abortion is About Power, Not Life

July 6, 2022

The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States is catastrophic, if unsurprising. In early May, an original draft opinion was leaked suggesting that abortion rights were...

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Opinion | It’s Time to Take on Alabama’s Draconian Anti-Trans Laws

June 1, 2022

In May, Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law which “makes it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender youth” in Alabama, according to NBC News. Currently, the law bans...

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Opinion | Stop checking boxes

April 6, 2022
Higher education is replete with little boxes pleading to be checked off: credit hours to be attained, clubs to be joined, resumes to be built and of course, most importantly, a degree to be earned.
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Opinion | Dismissing complaints of corruption doesn’t make it go away

March 27, 2022
The Student Government Association Elections Board recently dismissed a formal complaint of sororities incentivizing voting. This dismissal ignores overwhelming evidence that reveals that incentivizing is pervasive.
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Opinion | SGA elections disappoint yet again

March 9, 2022
Yet again, this year’s elections were dominated by representatives of the Machine rather than representatives of campus.
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The Olympics reveals inequalities in sports

February 13, 2022
The 2022 Winter Olympic Games provides a stage for the best athletes from around the world to showcase their talents and often fosters a unique sense of pride in the nations and communities these athletes call home. 
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Opinion | UA’s activism is performative

February 2, 2022
This recent movement to rename University buildings has not been the only reminder that the University still has a long way to go in terms of racial progress. 
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New semester, new opportunity

January 23, 2022
Although it might be easy to forget, the education available at The University of Alabama is not limited to our classrooms. 
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Another mask mandate was the best decision for campus

January 12, 2022
At this point, there is no good excuse for sitting idly by as the pandemic not only continues but thrives.
Opinion | Our Auburn rivalry fuels action outside the stadium

Opinion | Our Auburn rivalry fuels action outside the stadium

November 28, 2021

As we celebrate another victorious Iron Bowl, discussion around The University of Alabama’s undying rivalry with Auburn University is obviously buzzing. But no matter how much we love to hate Auburn,...

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Opinion | Thanksgiving break is a time to destress

November 14, 2021
Thanksgiving break is fast approaching, and I urge you, University of Alabama students, to take full advantage of this brief respite before we head into the last leg of the fall semester. 
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Opinion | A tribute to Garrett Walker

November 10, 2021
The loss of Garrett Walker is an absolutely devastating tragedy. 
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Opinion | The University of Alabama is fighting the infodemic

November 7, 2021
This Thursday, Nov. 11, the University will reinstate the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution series of seminars, or ALLELE.
Opinion | COVID doesn’t end on Nov. 5

Opinion | COVID doesn’t end on Nov. 5

October 31, 2021

Beginning Nov. 5, all vaccinated individuals will no longer be required by the University to wear face coverings indoors. The only exceptions apply to “Crimson Ride buses and in clinical settings.” Up...

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Opinion | Homecoming elections need a remodel

October 24, 2021
From campaign finance mishandlings to racially insensitive PR moves, this year’s homecoming queen competition was a debacle.
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Opinion | The University should not give a platform to Charlie Kirk’s misinformation

October 17, 2021
Right-wing provocateur Charlie Kirk is coming to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 3, but we must talk about it now, and the implications of Kirk’s event must be addressed.
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Opinion | UA must expand the reach of the Counseling Center

October 6, 2021
As we are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week, we must acknowledge that college students are suffering from poor mental health in alarming numbers, and this issue is being inadequately addressed.
Opinion | Football games don’t have to be superspreader events

Opinion | Football games don’t have to be superspreader events

October 3, 2021
Imagine if last Saturday’s Ole Miss game leaves fans hospitalized and intubated. We should never allow such consequences from an Alabama football game.
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Opinion | Students need to support local businesses

September 19, 2021
Now more than ever, the local businesses of Tuscaloosa need our help. 
Opinion | Never forget 9/11 or its disastrous consequences

Opinion | Never forget 9/11 or its disastrous consequences

September 15, 2021
Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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UA should embrace the mask mandate extension

September 12, 2021
At this point, saying “COVID-19 isn’t over yet” feels like beating a dead horse, but beating a dead horse is better than believing that horse dewormer will protect you from a virus that already has an FDA-approved vaccine.
Opinion | Hurricane Ida is not an isolated incident

Opinion | Hurricane Ida is not an isolated incident

September 1, 2021
Hurricane Ida just stormed its way through the Gulf Coast, leaving destruction in its wake.
Opinion | UA’s vaccine outreach in the Black Belt is a promising step 

Opinion | UA’s vaccine outreach in the Black Belt is a promising step 

August 29, 2021

Alabama currently has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation, with a mere 38% of Alabamians fully vaccinated. However, the numbers are even lower in some of the state's more vulnerable...

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Opinion | Prioritize your mental health this semester

August 22, 2021
Whether this is your first year at The University of Alabama, your last or somewhere in between, the beginning of a new semester is guaranteed to stir emotions.
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Opinion | COVID isn’t over. The University of Alabama needs to stop acting like it is.

August 5, 2021
As the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel started to shine, a new swell of cases and virus variants reminded us that we are not yet free from our pandemic nightmare. This reminder should ring especially loud for those who live in Alabama, the state with the lowest vaccination rate in the country at about 34%.
Virtual concerts are a bonus, not a substitute 

Virtual concerts are a bonus, not a substitute 

July 20, 2021

Even in the age of streaming and digital content, concerts are cornerstones of the music industry. But, as was the case with many things during the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity of the traditional concert...

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Opinion | UA should embrace critical race theory

June 23, 2021
Contrary to the talking points and fearmongering of some conservative lawmakers, critical race theory is not focused on attacking white people for their whiteness. Instead, it exposes the disenfranchisement and oppression of people of color by American systems that are based in the nation’s indubitably racist past.
Opinion | The Death Penalty: Whats the real cost?

Opinion | The Death Penalty: What’s the real cost?

March 24, 2021

Brandon Bernard died on a Thursday.  On Dec. 10, 2020, in Terre Haute, Indiana, an employee of the federal government gave Bernard a lethal injection that ended his life. He was 40 years old. About...

Opinion | Why police brutality violates the Constitution

Opinion | Why police brutality violates the Constitution

March 24, 2021

The eighth amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Its most frequently cited clause...

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Review | This 2020 rap album will age like fine wine

March 11, 2021
Music recommendation alert! One opinions columnist is here to say that there's one album you may have missed in 2020, and it only gets better with every listen.
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