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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Harrisons, Tuscaloosa work on moving on after last years storm

Harrisons, Tuscaloosa work on moving on after last year’s storm

Jonathan Reed April 27, 2012

When tornadoes ripped through Dallas, Texas, on April 3, Darlene Harrison and her husband David knew they needed to find shelter. Their home didn’t have a basement, so they raced with their dog through...

What my time with The Crimson White showed me about life and success

Jonathan Reed April 24, 2012

I don’t remember when I learned the greatest lesson about writing. It may have been in an intro to journalism class freshman year. It may have been inside the crumbling pink walls of my high school humanities...

Songwriter looks back at career as local frontman

Songwriter looks back at career as local frontman

Jonathan Reed April 19, 2012

The Dexateens were effectively banned from the bar for it, but that didn’t matter. Blaine Duncan and his band, the Lookers, played their set, drank their fill and were ready to leave the makeshift stage...

Tuscaloosa band meshes different sounds together

Jonathan Reed October 25, 2011

Ryan Benton says his band is ambitious. After all, their first piece of work isn’t just a set – it’s a musically diverse array of five different songs that all flow seamlessly into each other. It...

Diversity increasing in black greek organizations

Jonathan Reed September 21, 2011

Eve Dempsey doesn’t look like her sisters. When she joined the Zeta Phi Beta sorority in the spring of 2007, she joined because she believed it was an organization with the same values she had, the...

FEMA hosts housing and recovery expo

Jonathan Reed July 20, 2011

On the eve of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Monday deadline for registration, FEMA and other agencies came together at a one-stop shop for recovery assistance. The Housing and Recovery Expo,...

Board of Trustees review new projects for the University

Board of Trustees review new projects for the University

Jonathan Reed June 22, 2011

On Thursday, the Physical Properties Commission of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees reviewed several construction projects for the University, which the full Board of Trustees approved...

Board approves tuition increase

Jonathan Reed June 22, 2011

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase for UA students Friday, raising the cost by nearly 9 percent for in-state students and 7 percent for out-of-state students....

Frank Turners quest for redemption in the modern world

Frank Turner’s quest for redemption in the modern world

Jonathan Reed June 15, 2011

Thanks to British musician Frank Turner, nobody can ever say cynical atheists don’t have hymns. Turner, a former member of British punk band Million Dead, who now produces music ranging from raucous,...

Colleges implement different relief strategies

Jonathan Reed May 10, 2011

The University of Alabama has raised more than $1.7 million in a relief fund for University-affiliated victims of the April 27 tornado, said Cathy Andreen, director of media relations. The UA Acts of...

Tuscaloosa rebuilds after tornado

Tuscaloosa rebuilds after tornado

Jonathan Reed May 5, 2011

Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, the face of Tuscaloosa was dramatically changed. An EF-4 tornado, with winds upwards of 190 mph, cut a gash six miles long and half a mile wide through the middle...

Outlets on and off campus help students find housing

Jonathan Reed May 2, 2011

Jimmie Greenwell’s apartment in Northport is miles away from the tornado’s path. On Thursday and Friday, he took in friends whose homes were destroyed or without power. The house where Greenwell planned...

Holt a little bit forgotten

Holt ‘a little bit forgotten’

Jonathan Reed May 1, 2011

  Wednesday night, Margaret Brown saw her house fall around her and her business destroyed. Sunday, she vowed to pick up the pieces. Brown, who owns Brown Greenhouses on Crescent Ridge Road in Holt,...

Storm system one of the most powerful in U.S. history

Storm system one of the most powerful in U.S. history

Jonathan Reed April 29, 2011

The storm system that hit Alabama was one of the deadliest, costliest and most widespread tornado outbreaks ever to hit the United States, according to Patrick Marsh, the National Weather Service liaison...

UA encourages students to leave campus

Jonathan Reed April 28, 2011

Classes and finals have been canceled, and students are strongly encouraged to check out of residence halls and leave campus whenever is safely possible, according to University officials.“If they can...

Isbell returns to roots in “Here We Rest”

Isbell returns to roots in “Here We Rest”

Jonathan Reed April 25, 2011

If you want to see an argument heat up quickly, ask any Drive-By Truckers fan who the band’s best songwriter is. Many will choose the band’s de facto frontman, Patterson Hood, whose sheer volume of...

UA, fraternity silent on punishment

Jonathan Reed February 9, 2011

Related Stories Details about Witt's email emerge President's email message receives mixed reviews Freedom of speech has limits Repercussions for a Friday incident involving the use of a racial slur...

Details about Witt’s race e-mail emerge

Jonathan Reed February 7, 2011

An e-mail sent by UA President Robert Witt to students Saturday addressing concerns about a racial slur was prompted by a Friday incident in which someone inside the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house verbally...

Reform would reinvent role of executive

Jonathan Reed January 27, 2011

Currently, the executive vice president of the Student Government Association is tasked with overseeing the SGA’s legislative branch – both Senate and First-Year Council. If the student body passes...

Social Distortion keeps punk ethic, honesty alive

Social Distortion keeps punk ethic, honesty alive

Jonathan Reed January 25, 2011

When Social Distortion formed more than 30 years ago, frontman Mike Ness and company got people to listen to them the only ways anyone in the L.A. punk scene knew how – they put up posters, told their...

Constitutional reformers come to campus

Jonathan Reed August 20, 2010

For the political and social activists who gathered at UA’s Bryant Conference Center Thursday, there is a bigger political issue facing the state than bingo and health care. Alabama Citizens for Constitutional...

“Three chords and the truth”

Jonathan Reed April 15, 2010

The most important thing I’ve learned from writing about politics on this page for the past two years is that you have to make your point clear, concise and memorable. Lengthy explanations are great...

Criticism is not hate

Jonathan Reed April 8, 2010

Josh Veazey’s column on Wednesday defended an Our View from last week against a comment posted on The Crimson White’s website. The Our View was a criticism of the Catholic Church for its handling of...

Start acting like a maverick

Jonathan Reed April 1, 2010

You may be suffering when you fill up your gas tank, but Sarah Palin evidently has it far worse. Even “drill, baby, drill” isn’t good enough for her now that Democrats are talking about it. President...

Republicans need a new Contract with America

Jonathan Reed March 25, 2010

The media gets a lot of criticism for having a left-wing bias, and maybe they (we) do, at least a little bit. One thing that is indisputable, however, is that the right is driving debate. Talk about health...

From each according to his weakness

Jonathan Reed March 12, 2010

If there’s one phrase I got sick of during this year’s SGA campaign, it was “perception is reality.” The problem with hating that phrase is that it’s too true to ignore. Perception really is...

All votes are not created equal

Jonathan Reed March 5, 2010

This November, when I mail my ballot back home to Ohio, the circle I fill in next to “For U.S. Senate” won’t matter as much as a vote for or against Republican Sen. Richard Shelby here in Alabama....

Reforming with baby steps

Jonathan Reed February 26, 2010

I could never call $35 billion a “small amount of money,” seeing as I still find paying an extra quarter for a Dr. Pepper from a soda machine egregious. For our federal government, however, $35 billion...

Respect requires a respectable wage

Jonathan Reed February 19, 2010

“I don’t get paid enough to put up with this.” We’ve all heard this before. Most of us have probably said it. I know I have. It makes sense that many people would see pay as compensation for abuse...

Monday Night Solidarity

Jonathan Reed February 12, 2010

The most powerful unions left in America protect the very skilled workers of a few highly specialized fields, and when they strike, America notices. They don’t represent industrial workers, teachers,...

Secessionist talk is unpatriotic

Jonathan Reed February 5, 2010

Talking about seceding from the United States from one side of your mouth while touting your patriotism with the other side is like calling for bipartisanship after saying, “Either you are with us, or...

Dems shouldn’t rest on laurels

Jonathan Reed January 14, 2010

There are two ways to lose. In our culture, one way is immortalized. The other is vilified. One way is to go down swinging. The idea of valor in defeat is everywhere in American culture. In “To Kill...

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