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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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Tuscaloosa residents seek shelter at community center

April 28, 2011

At the Belk Community Center in Tuscaloosa on Hargrove Drive and Bowers Park Drive, residents affected by Wednesday’s storms can find food, shelter, medicine and Red Cross support. At the center, displaced...

Tuscaloosa residents seek shelter at community center

April 28, 2011

At the Belk Community Center in Tuscaloosa on Hargrove Drive and Bowers Park Drive, residents affected by Wednesday’s storms can find food, shelter, medicine and Red Cross support.At the center, displaced...

Doc Justice to screen six student films

Doc Justice to screen six student films

April 25, 2011

The Bama Theatre will host the fifth annual Documenting Justice Screening this Tuesday, April 26, starting at 7 p.m. The screening will feature six student-created documentaries about justice and injustice...

Alumnus looks to curb local iPhone theft

April 19, 2011

A newly established, local Tuscaloosa vendor is now providing its services to stop iPhone theft. After aiding in the return of two recently stolen iPhones, Bama iPhone Clinic is now offering students and...

Students and locals to get a taste of culture

April 19, 2011

Culture doesn’t always have to be the wildest, most exotic thing you can imagine. It can be as easy as something right outside your front door. While it can be a foreign dish or an interesting cosmopolitan...

Visiting artists explore space, geography

April 13, 2011

Art students and art buffs alike can look forward to a public lecture from two visiting artists and a corresponding workshop this week. The public lecture will be Thursday at 6 p.m. in 203 Garland Hall,...

Film students help with amphitheater show

Film students help with amphitheater show

April 5, 2011

Friday night, students and other amphitheater attendees danced to the sound of amped up music and watched as images of Band of Horses and the Avett Brothers flashed across two enormous screens. What they...

Hip-hop artists film video on campus

Hip-hop artists film video on campus

March 29, 2011

While it is no secret two popular groups are coming to Tuscaloosa this Friday, the University has recently boasted another, less talked about visit from two internationally acclaimed artists. This past...

Concert on same playing field as Juliard

Concert ‘on same playing field as Juliard’

March 27, 2011

This week the department of theatre and dance presents the annual Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre Spring Concert. The performances will take place in Morgan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday...

Two Alabama artists to visit campus

March 24, 2011

Students don’t have to plan trips to New York City, London or Paris to experience a wealth of meaningful culture and heritage. They have an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the culture that...

Lai Lai set to close by this summer

Lai Lai set to close by this summer

March 9, 2011

By the end of this semester, students will have to look elsewhere for Chinese food options on The Strip. Lai-Lai’s lease, which is owned by the University, is expiring, meaning the business having to...

Water turns to wine this Sunday

March 2, 2011

University students came out in great forces to vote to legalize alcohol sales in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 22. Yes outnumbered no, four to one, with students contributing a significant portion the vote. The...

Stand-up act blends laughs, faith

February 27, 2011

Bob Alper has been doing stand-up comedy since 1986. “Actually as a toddler I was very funny, but I started working in earnest in the late 1980s,” he said. Alper is a rabbi, author and stand-up comic...

Creative Campus recruiting interns

February 23, 2011

Student-made art lines the walls, a chalked wall describes in detail Creative Campus founder Hank Lazer, and pinned up in a corner is the “poetree” where you can post your favorite poems. These are...

TCBY hosts 30th anniversary YouTube contest

February 16, 2011

What does TCBY mean to you? If you have an answer to that question, then you may be swimming in a year’s supply of frozen yogurt. TCBY is holding a “30th Anniversary What Does TCBY Mean To You Video...

Burlesque show a sneak peek for season

February 3, 2011

Tuscaloosa’s own local troupe of feathers, sparkles, costumes, song, dance and comedy is kicking off its fourth season this weekend. The Pink Box Burlesque will perform Saturday Feb. 5 at Little Willie’s....

A pixel is worth a thousand words

A pixel is worth a thousand words

January 26, 2011

When is the busiest time for the Ferguson Center? Is it noon on a weekday when you can hardly find a table for lunch? It always appears as though hundreds of students are walking in and out of the Ferg...

Student-led charity makes a difference with water

January 24, 2011

It’s one of those charity success stories you hear about in the news. A brother and sister, both University students, start and complete an entire fundraising campaign in three months, and with amazing...

Tribute group brings life to ‘Fab Four’

January 21, 2011

What comes to mind when you hear the words “tribute band?” Your dad and a couple of his buddies playing Lynyrd Skynyrd songs out of a two-car garage? Corny Tuesday night bar bands trying to emulate...

Amphitheater set to open in March

Amphitheater set to open in March

January 13, 2011

It has been a long, hard journey for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. It took almost 10 years from the seed of the idea to its final creation. It took multiple seat number quotes ranging from 10,000 to 6,000...

Non-religious group offers alternative

December 1, 2010

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious? The University’s student-led...

UnAshamed offers alternative Christian worship

November 22, 2010

Heavy beats, hands in the air and jumping crowds of students wouldn’t make you think of much outside of a hopping night club, or at best a pretty successful middle school dance. However, in this case,...

Show choir resonates with students, fans

November 18, 2010

This Saturday night students can get transported into the University’s own live episode of Glee. Students will have a chance to enjoy popular, current songs as performed by the University’s own show...

Concert to showcase collective School of Music talent

November 11, 2010

Imagine every single Capstone musician coming together — every single instrument, every single type of music, every single musical group at the University. This year, and every year in November, there...

Spectrum to highlight music diversity

Spectrum to highlight music diversity

November 11, 2010

Imagine every single Capstone musician coming together — every instrument, every single type of music, every single musical group at the University. This year, and every year in November, there is no...

Students follow lesser known spiritual path

November 4, 2010

“I assumed the butterfly was going to Bloomingdale’s to buy a hat,” Meg Ryan said, her best-friend-worthy voice delightfully chipper as she narrates her fictitious e-mail to Tom Hanks, “which would...

Project captures queer youth experience

November 3, 2010

Two girls are traveling across the United States in search of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer youth and their stories. They are traveling through New York, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi...

Alabama Wiccans find faith in nature

October 27, 2010

What do most students think of when they think of witches? Harry Potter? Halloween? “Hocus Pocus?” Instead of thinking of fictional characters or a secular holiday, there is a more serious religious...

Methodist church offers alternative worship

October 21, 2010

There are many Christian organizations on the University’s campus, all of which contribute to the campus community in different ways and offer a haven for different types of students. The Methodist student...

Pink Box Burlesque to show film and some skin

October 21, 2010

It’s the time of year of outrageous costumes, masks and spooky entertainment. Students are looking for the next Halloween party where they can show off their costumes or an entertainment venue where...

Homecoming concerts: Then and now

Homecoming concerts: Then and now

October 14, 2010

What usually makes a good celebration? Something that celebrates legacy and tradition? Friends, food, competition, large sporting events? Sure. However, another important part of that celebration is music....

Hindu students explain tenets of their faith

October 7, 2010

“The individual is eternally a soul that is caged within a body,” said Rahul Waikar, a doctoral student studying mechanical engineering and a practicing Hindu. There is the body. There is the soul....

Making a house (party) a home

October 3, 2010

The college party lifestyle is usually associated with American Pie-esque stories; hundreds of people crammed into a house, live bands playing in dining rooms, kegs scattered in backyards and lots of hangovers...

Baha’i faith melds many religions

September 28, 2010

Most people know of the world’s four major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam. However, there is a religion that combines facets of all these religions that is not as easily recognizable:...

‘Just Sex’ on Friday night

September 22, 2010

Instead of watching a movie with New York’s skyscrapers or the Los Angeles skyline, students at the Ferguson Center Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. will be able to watch 58 minutes of Tuscaloosa – the...

Tuscaloosas Buddhists travel the Eightfold Path

Tuscaloosa’s Buddhists travel the Eightfold Path

September 21, 2010

For most of the students at the University, it’s easy to find a church to attend. There is some form of church on most street corners in Alabama, and those wishing to go don’t have to look very far....

Crossroads celebrates Hispanic Latino heritage

September 17, 2010

Maggie Espino, a senior majoring in English, said she is looking forward to the next month, which is Hispanic Latino Heritage Month from now until Oct. 15. “I am proud of my heritage,” Espino said....

Local venues raise money for river

Local venues raise money for river

September 12, 2010

By visiting a favorite “watering   hole” during the month of September, anyone can participate in a campaign to preserve a vital source of water in Tuscaloosa. Students and residents of Tuscaloosa...

Jewish center aims for greater campus involvement

September 8, 2010

The new Jewish student center is being built between the area with the majority of the on-campus churches and religious student centers, also called the God Quad and the Moody Music Building. This Jewish...

Muslim Student Association welcomes questions

Muslim Student Association welcomes questions

September 1, 2010

In a non-descript red brick building on Bryant Drive that most students would merely pass by, a small community of students and Tuscaloosa families share food, prayer and unity. The only thing making the...

Greekfest sees large turnout

Greekfest sees large turnout

August 29, 2010

Even when the sky began to darken and the rain started to fall, students and other concert-goers simply put Costa del Mar shirts on their heads and huddled around the stage to wait for the concert to begin....

Icon different from Tuscaloosa’s usual bar scene

August 24, 2010

Tuscaloosa has a number of bars where students can go, offering a variety of scenes and choices. However, when would University students and Tuscaloosa residents ever have associated drag queens, dance...

Bama in the Barrios of Madrid

Bama in the Barrios of Madrid

June 3, 2010

The streets filled with hundreds of fans pounding homemade drums, bodies completely painted, waving flags, beers in hand, screaming uproariously. The SWAT team and police officers lined the streets watching...

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