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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

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Learning coding worth the effort

Cruise Hall January 27, 2015

The explosive growth of computer technology should correspond with an equally explosive growth of computer programming skills. Coding literacy has, however, managed to evade the general public. This enormous...

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...

Take a little time to thank university staff

Cruise Hall October 1, 2014

This column breaks every rule in the book, but to adequately accomplish the purpose of this column, I find it impossible to avoid speaking directly to you, the student reader, in the first person. At...

U.S. must promise retribution for those who attack Americans overseas

Cruise Hall September 17, 2014

Students have unparalleled opportunities to see the world, but those opportunities might be limited in the future as America’s influence in the world continues to decline. Some corners of the world...

University's reputation is students' responsibility

Cruise Hall September 3, 2014

When I read President Judy Bonner’s email condemning the viral Snapchat photo that cast a dark cloud over this year’s historic sorority recruitment, I could only bring a palm to my face and shake...

Federal student loan model broken

Cruise Hall July 8, 2014

Last year, student loan debt surpassed $1.2 trillion. This figure alone cannot account for the long-term impact that bad credit and diminished spending capacity will have on the economy. All in all, student...

3-D printing provides innovative solutions

Cruise Hall June 24, 2014

When the desktop computer first hit the market, it was a novel technology, but nobody really knew what to make of it. Only after college students put the computer to work in new, useful applications...

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...

It’s time we rethink environmentalism, recycling

Cruise Hall April 7, 2014

Paper comes from trees, trees come from forests and forests eat carbon dioxide. It is with this logic that environmental crusaders wage war on the pulpwood industry and recycling evangelists preach the...

US should free Europe, provide non-Kremlin gas

Cruise Hall March 13, 2014

The crisis in Eastern Europe demands the unequivocal resolve of the West, but Europe can hardly afford to use harsh words, much less actions, to repel the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Today, 30 percent...

SGA should include electoral college

Cruise Hall February 24, 2014

Campaign season is upon us, so prepare to be bombarded with quarter sheets and handshakes from kids who know your facebut can’t quite recall your name. Enjoy the jubilee while it lasts, though. A season...

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