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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Brad Tipper

Kendrick Lamar a refreshing voice in rap music

Brad Tipper December 3, 2012

In today’s music world, an artist with a message containing much depth is hard to come by, it seems. Look at the top artists in any given genre right now and you can sum up a majority of their songs...

Give more tickets to current students

Brad Tipper November 19, 2012

For the second year in a row, the stars have aligned for our Alabama Crimson Tide football team. After a tough loss at home last weekend, the football gods looked favorably upon our storied program with...

Younger generation should set aside partisan issues, focus on positive change

Brad Tipper November 8, 2012

The wait is finally over. After a long, strenuous campaign season and a tightly contested election, we now know that President Barack Obama will continue his presidency for a second term. Though you may...

Challenges of defining boundaries of Internet privacies

Brad Tipper October 15, 2012

Before this week, I was fairly unfamiliar to the popular website Reddit and its intricacies, having only visited the site a handful of times and never creating my own account. My prior knowledge of the...

Scholarship stacking makes UA more successful at recruiting top students

Brad Tipper September 30, 2012

As our high school careers were coming to a close, all of us shared a somewhat similar experience of selecting what school would become our new home a few short months after our impending graduation. There...

This year, choose to focus on the real issues

Brad Tipper September 16, 2012

With a new school year comes many new exciting events. The startling reminder that the beginning of classes means a new mountain of schoolwork to climb is attached to the weekly anticipation of another...

Third party candidate should be heard in race

Brad Tipper August 26, 2012

By Brad Tipper Staff Columnist With Mitt Romney’s recent selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, the former governor has given himself a boost in the eyes of conservatives across the nation and...

Presidential race to heat up, get ugly

Brad Tipper April 18, 2012

The stage is set for November’s presidential election. With Rick Santorum pulling himself out of competition for a presidential nomination last week, Mitt Romney has firmly grabbed hold of the reigns...

TIger needs win in Masters to win back the favor of many fans

TIger needs win in Masters to win back the favor of many fans

Brad Tipper April 4, 2012

I still can vividly remember watching the Iron Bowl on television three seasons ago, when a breaking news story cut short one of the commercial breaks. A CBS broadcaster came unto the screen, reporting...

Students need to voice opinions in search for next president

Brad Tipper March 21, 2012

In 2003, former University president Dr. Robert E. Witt set a series of goals he desired to see the University of Alabama accomplish by 2013. Under his leadership, Witt set plans for the Capstone to “become...

Summer music festivals key in summer plans

Brad Tipper March 1, 2012

It’s that time of the year again, boys and girls. The semester is halfway done, and summer will be here before we know it. If the seasonably warm weather this winter hasn’t gotten you excited for summer...

Occupy movement ineffective at achieving goals

Occupy movement ineffective at achieving goals

Brad Tipper February 16, 2012

In the past year, our global population has witnessed, through TV screens or firsthand, political revolutions that have completely changed the face of nations around the world. There was the Arab Spring,...

Clues to why we are, in fact, better than you. LSU

Clues to why we are, in fact, better than you. LSU

Brad Tipper February 2, 2012

Checking my calendar, I noticed that it has now been over three weeks since our football team’s flawless BCS National Championship Game victory in the Super Dome. During this time span, players have...

SOPA, PIPA infringe on liberty

Brad Tipper January 19, 2012

  By Brad Tipper @bradtipper   Yesterday, an estimated 7,000 web sites instituted blackouts to protest provisions within two anti-piracy bills in Congress: the Senate’s Protect IP Act and the House’s...

Nation’s future in our hands

Brad Tipper November 30, 2011

Take your pick of any of the number of issues the U.S. is currently facing. The economy has been in a downturn for what seems like forever now, and the so-called “super committee” that was charged...

UAB football deserves a chance

Brad Tipper November 16, 2011

Let me describe a hypothetical situation. A family has two children. The older child is the superstar of the family – a gifted athlete, the most popular in school, and always on the front page of the...

Alabama vs. LSU for Dummies

Brad Tipper November 1, 2011

The college football season as we know it has essentially been boiled down to this weekend: Alabama vs. LSU. “The Super Bowl of College Football” is what’s being thrown around as the unofficial,...

Immigration bill crosses line

Brad Tipper October 18, 2011

  A week ago, the Tuscaloosa News printed an article titled, “Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids.” My first thought was that the title was merely stating the obvious. Wasn’t this...

Four more years? There’s no other choice

Brad Tipper October 4, 2011

What do a fast food restaurant CEO, a flip-flopping Mormon, an unrealistic libertarian (but I guess that’s an oxymoron, right?), and a carbon copy of Sarah Palin, save the ridiculous accent, have in...

Why can’t every day be like game day?

Brad Tipper September 21, 2011

As another game day approaches this weekend, the campus will grow into a sea of crimson and white, with cries of “Roll Tide’” audible from Bryant-Denny to Innisfree. The Alabama faithful begin making...

Don’t let problems overshadow progress

Brad Tipper September 7, 2011

If we were to take a poll of our student population and ask each person if he feels like our “student leaders” are properly representing him here at the University, what would the result be? Would...

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