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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Lobby Board and First Year Council are looking for student volunteers.

SGA opens applications for Lobby Board, First Year Council

Elijah Doomes, News Editor May 17, 2024

SGA’s Lobby Board and First Year Council are seeking applications for the 2024-2025 school year.  Applications for Lobby Board are open until Aug. 30, while applications for First Year Council will...

A menorah sits on the side of the counterprotesters at the UA pro-Palestine protest on May 1.

Leftist Collective denies pro-Palestine protest was antisemitic after Alabama senators propose antisemitism legislation

Elijah Doomes, News Editor May 11, 2024

The UA Leftist Collective disputed that its pro-Palestine protest last week was antisemitic and dangerous for Jewish students after Alabama senators criticized similar protests occurring nationwide.  Both...

City Council and UA fund utilities improvements with joint agreement

City Council and UA fund utilities improvements with joint agreement

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a $1.7 million joint funding agreement with The University of Alabama on Tuesday, with up to $1.2 million reimbursable to the city. The project, which is a UA initiative,...

Tuscaloosa has fallen victim to many sewage spills over the past few years.

Tuscaloosa sewage carries bacteria and threatens biodiversity

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Experts say Alabama has the most freshwater fish biodiversity in the nation, and the state consistently ranks in the top five for overall biodiversity.  Scientists at several conservation groups throughout...

SGA confirms executive secretary, chief of staff

SGA confirms executive secretary, chief of staff

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer April 14, 2024

SGA President Samad Gillani called the 29th SGA Senate to a special session Wednesday to elect its speaker and secretary, in addition to confirming and swearing in Gillani’s chief of staff.  Culverhouse...

City Council proclaims April ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

City Council proclaims April ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  Maddox said that he issued the proclamation because it’s critical to acknowledge...

SGA Senate approves 2024 stipends, commends social work

SGA Senate approves 2024 stipends, commends social work

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

The SGA Senate on Thursday approved stipends for certain SGA positions, passed a resolution commending social workers and passed a bill allowing the First Year Council to expedite legislation.  Executive...

City Council temporarily saves bridge after local support

City Council temporarily saves bridge after local support

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

The Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously voted to postpone the demolition of the Veterans Memorial Parkway pedestrian bridge on Tuesday after facing backlash from residents.  Mayor Walt Maddox and the...

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SGA Senate blocks expanded voting window for second time

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer March 9, 2024

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to accurately attribute comments made by Sen. Jack Sweda during Thursday's meeting and include an accurate vote total. For the second time, the SGA Senate...

A “Vote Here” sign found outside of the UA Recreation Center.

Students take to the polls on Super Tuesday

Elijah Doomes and Jacob Ritondo March 6, 2024

Many University of Alabama students cast a ballot in one of the presidential primary elections on Super Tuesday at the UA Recreation Center, even though Tuscaloosa County turnout this year was considerably...

Gillani and McDavid discuss platforms in 2024 SGA presidential debate

Gillani and McDavid discuss platforms in 2024 SGA presidential debate

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

Candidates Samad Gillani and Will McDavid faced off in the SGA presidential debate Sunday night onstage in the UA Student Center Theater. Kathryn Drago, Blackburn fellows coordinator, moderated the debate.  Gillani...

SGA Senate expands FYC representation

SGA Senate expands FYC representation

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 25, 2024

In addition to blocking a bill that would have expanded the SGA elections voting window, the SGA Senate passed a bill to create petition rights for first-year councilors and increase student access to...

SGA Senate blocks 48-hour voting window despite student testimonies

SGA Senate blocks 48-hour voting window despite student testimonies

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The SGA Senate voted down a bill Thursday that would extend the SGA elections voting window to 48 hours.  Currently, the voting window is 12 hours and runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on myBama each SGA...

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Q&A with uncontested VP for external affairs candidate Walker Parsons

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Walker Parsons is a sophomore majoring in finance, a senator for Culverhouse College of Business, and the chair of the Financial Affairs Committee.  Q: What made you want to run for Vice President...

City Council honors caregivers, approves beverage licenses

City Council honors caregivers, approves beverage licenses

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The Tuscaloosa City Council honored National Parent Leadership Month, approved beverage licenses and approved funding for various local projects at its meeting on Tuesday.  ABC licenses for Family...

Cru Lounge loses business license after deadly shooting 

Cru Lounge loses business license after deadly shooting 

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Tuscaloosa City Council unanimously revoked Cru Lounge’s business license Tuesday after a shooting on its premises killed one person last month. The four present members of the council held a public...

SGA held a meeting last Thursday in the Student Center.

SGA Senate commends UA Division of DEI, considers expanding voting window

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect the correct academic year of all students. The SGA Senate passed several resolutions and sent others to committee at its meeting Thursday.  Resolution...

City Council approves luxury condominium complex

City Council approves luxury condominium complex

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 11, 2024

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved the development of Hillhouse Condominiums, a planned luxury condominium complex overlooking Lake Tuscaloosa, at its meeting Tuesday.  Spaces Management, a local...

The First Gen fair was held in Smith Hall.

Legacy Scholars hosts multi-organization fair for first-generation students

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer February 4, 2024

For the second time in University history, Legacy Scholars hosted over 20 organizations at an informational fair for first-generation students Thursday. Students visited the second floor of Smith Hall,...

 Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a UACRS meeting on Jan. 30 at Houser Hall.

UA College Republicans host former Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Editor’s note: Opinions Editor Chance Phillips is a member of UA College Democrats. However, he was not involved in the creation of the organization’s statement quoted in the article.   UA College...

City councilors promote charity ball and local service events

City councilors promote charity ball and local service events

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Tuscaloosa City Council members gave updates on various upcoming service projects and events at Tuesday’s meeting.  Councilor Norman Crow promoted Night to Shine, a charity that hosts proms at over...

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SGA spring 2024 general election timeline released

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer January 15, 2024

The SGA will hold its spring 2024 general election on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and students will be able to vote in myBama from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST. All offices on the Executive Council and all Senate seats...

City Council recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month and honors local task force

City Council recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Month and honors local task force

Elijah Doomes, Staff Writer January 10, 2024

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox recognized January’s status as Human Trafficking Awareness Month during Tuesday’s City Council session.   Maddox said that Alabama established observance of the month...

City Council approves public hearing for property tax referendum

City Council approves public hearing for property tax referendum

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer November 8, 2023

The Tuscaloosa City Council will consider a referendum that would raise Tuscaloosa’s property taxes to increase funding for Tuscaloosa City Schools.  The council voted during its Tuesday session...

City Council approves toy drive and retention bonuses for Tuscaloosa police officers

City Council approves toy drive and retention bonuses for Tuscaloosa police officers

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer October 29, 2023

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved the Children’s Toys for Parking Tickets Program on Tuesday, following up on the success of its recent “school supplies for parking tickets” drive.   Like...

City Council honors local firefighter, allocates funds to Saban Center

City Council honors local firefighter, allocates funds to Saban Center

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer October 18, 2023

In an official proclamation, Tuscaloosa’s City Council honored Lt. Beau Gunter of Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue on Tuesday after he broke the record in the age 45-49 male tandem category at the Firefighter...

City Council hears from racial justice organization and gives update on public works project

City Council hears from racial justice organization and gives update on public works project

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer October 13, 2023

Tuscaloosa’s City Council heard from the Building Bridges Institute for Racial Reconciliation and provided updates on a public works project at its meeting Tuesday.    BBI4RR is an organization...

City Council renames streets despite some local opposition

City Council renames streets despite some local opposition

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer October 4, 2023

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted Monday to rename three streets despite dissent from some local business owners.   Sixth Street, 21st Avenue and 11th Street were renamed after Gary Fitts, Robert...

City Council applies for airport grant and distributes ABC licenses for charity events

City Council applies for airport grant and distributes ABC licenses for charity events

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Issues addressed at Tuesday’s Tuscaloosa City Council meeting included airport funding, community events and road development.   The council voted to submit an airport capital improvement pre-application....

City council authorizes raises and distributes opioid settlement funds

City council authorizes raises and distributes opioid settlement funds

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

The Tuscaloosa City Council adopted the 2024 fiscal year budget on Tuesday.  The city’s new budget includes an 11.1% pay raise for public safety employees and a 10.1% increase for other employees...

City Council has hearing on new street names and celebrates school supply drive

City Council has hearing on new street names and celebrates school supply drive

Elijah Doomes, Contributing Writer September 13, 2023

Three Tuscaloosa streets are one step closer to being renamed after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.  Under the proposals, after two more public hearings, the City Council would rename 21st Avenue,...

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