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

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Kayla Solino | @kaylasolino, Staff Reporter

All content by Kayla Solino | @kaylasolino
Mail fee opt-out page causes confusion for graduate students

Mail fee opt-out page causes confusion for graduate students

August 3, 2022

The University of Alabama is experiencing technical confusions with the announcement and implementation of their new undergraduate off-campus mail fee. On Monday, Aug. 1, the University announced via...

UA announces mail fee for off-campus students

UA announces mail fee for off-campus students

August 2, 2022

The University of Alabama announced on Aug. 1 that an automatic $25 fee will be charged to off-campus undergraduate students who want to receive packages via Campus Mail Services.   According to a...

Photo Courtesy of UA SGA

Student Government Association Wins “Student Government of the Year” at SEC Exchange

July 27, 2022

The University of Alabama Student Government Association was recognized as the “Student Government of the Year” at the 2022 SEC Exchange Conference.   In a statement posted to the SGA’s Instagram...

Juneteenth celebrations come to Alabama

Juneteenth celebrations come to Alabama

June 15, 2022

On June 19, people will gather around the country to celebrate freedom. Whether events are held locally or in major cities, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and celebrate Juneteenth.  Juneteenth,...

Michael Knowles, Liz Wheeler and Ted Cruz record an episode of Verdict With Ted Cruz in front of a live audience at the Tuscaloosa River Market on April 18, 2022.

Sen. Ted Cruz brings podcast to Tuscaloosa 

April 19, 2022

Correction on April 20: Young Americans for Freedom VP Wyatt Eichholz said the organizations hosts events "to let people know that conservatives exist at Alabama," not "in Alabama."  Texas Sen. Ted...

The Crimson White. News in Brief.

SGA has not published executive meeting minutes in five months

April 10, 2022
The Student Government Association has not made public any minutes from Executive Council meetings in five months.
Elections Board announces SGA president is not disqualified the day after inauguration

Elections Board announces SGA president is not disqualified the day after inauguration

April 6, 2022
The board met the deadline, but did not publish their ruling until after the inauguration.
SGA Senate votes down bill allowing students to co-author legislation

SGA Senate votes down bill allowing students to co-author legislation

April 3, 2022
The Student Government Association voted down a bill that would allow students to co-author legislation with recognition on the Senate docket.
SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA approves executive pay scale for upcoming academic year

March 27, 2022
The Student Government Association Senate approved stipends for next year’s Executive Council pay scale. 
SGA announces unofficial spring election results 

SGA announces unofficial spring election results 

March 8, 2022

The Student Government Association announced the unofficial preliminary results for the 2022 spring election.  The Elections Manual requires that unofficial results be posted by 11:59 p.m. on election...

Presidential candidates Sarah Shield and Madeline Martin debate on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

SGA judiciary delays confirmation of new president due to ongoing appeal process

March 8, 2022

The Student Government Association Judicial Board has postponed the confirmation of presidential election results until after spring break because of the ongoing appeal process for a complaint against...

Student Government Association presidential candidates Madeline Martin and Sarah Shield debated Sunday, March 6, in the UA Student Center Ferguson Theater.

SGA presidential debate sets stage for March 8 election

March 7, 2022

Student Government Association presidential candidates Madeline Martin and Sarah Shield discussed transparency and accountability in front of 250 people at Sunday night’s debate.  The winner of this...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA introduces online viewing option for meeting attendees

March 7, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a bill to allow online audio and video platform participation in Senate meetings.  The approved bill requires a link for virtual participation in Senate meetings...

SGA presidential candidate Shield’s team reports opponent Martin for overspending on election 

SGA presidential candidate Shield’s team reports opponent Martin for overspending on election 

March 4, 2022

Student Government Association presidential candidate Sarah Shield’s campaign team is facing a potential election violation after reporting opponent Madeline Martin for overspending on campaign materials.  A...

Meet SGA VP for financial affairs candidate Lauryn Parker

Meet SGA VP for financial affairs candidate Lauryn Parker

March 4, 2022

Q: How did you get involved with the SGA? A: When I initially enrolled in [The] University of Alabama, I wanted to ensure that I was getting involved in an organization that enacted positive change...

Meet SGA VP for academic affairs candidate Cameron Doyle

Meet SGA VP for academic affairs candidate Cameron Doyle

March 4, 2022

Q: How did you get involved with the SGA? A: So my involvement with SGA has actually started since before high school. And one big thing I was involved with during high school was serving as my school's...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA amendments seek to break homecoming ties, publicize election violations

February 24, 2022
Two constitutional amendments will appear on the Student Government Association spring election ballot on March 8 and require two-thirds of student voters’ approval. 
Senate rejects legislation to require senator’s votes be individually tracked

Senate rejects legislation to require senator’s votes be individually tracked

February 20, 2022
Graduate Student Government Association Sen. Justin McCleskey proposed a bill to amend the Senate rules to require roll call votes for every legislation proposed and voted on during Senate sessions. 
What SGA Executive Council officers have done this year

What SGA Executive Council officers have done this year

February 20, 2022
The Student Government Association Executive Council members are nearing the end of their terms as spring elections approach on March 8. 
Olivia Rush, 2019 homecoming queen, stands with the 2021 homecoming court and UA President Stuart Bell on the steps of Gorgas Library.

Task force considers adding committee vote to homecoming queen selection

February 17, 2022
The homecoming task force is considering alternative models for selecting homecoming queens, including the introduction of a committee that would participate in the homecoming queen selection process. 
SGA calls for after-hours patrol of parking decks

SGA calls for after-hours patrol of parking decks

February 10, 2022

The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling for security cars to patrol open UA parking decks after 5 p.m.  The resolution will be forwarded to President Stuart...

SGA chief of staff asks senators to withdraw Lucy-Graves Hall opposition

SGA chief of staff asks senators to withdraw Lucy-Graves Hall opposition

February 9, 2022
Three Student Government Association senators drafted a resolution in opposition to the Lucy-Graves Hall renaming.
SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA election scheduled for March 8

February 3, 2022

Voting for the Student Government Association spring election will take place March 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on myBama. Candidates interested in running for an executive council position or as a senator...

Tide Against Time logo.

‘It does take a village’: How a new student organization is fighting the prison system

February 2, 2022
Tide Against Time is a new organization dedicated to educating students about mass incarceration and the Alabama prison system. 
The Crimson White. News in Brief.

Homecoming student task force to include 11th student

January 30, 2022
The homecoming task force announced last week will include an 11th student member, Sarah Shield, whose name was not included in the original announcement. 
SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

UA students petition to impeach SGA chief justice

December 2, 2021
Two UA students filed an impeachment petition against Matthew Curl, the chief justice of the judicial branch of the Student Government Association, on Nov. 24. 
2021 SGA Senate Special Election unofficial results. Culverhouse College of Business: Emmett Wilson. Graduate school: Justin McClesky and Aaron Wilkes. Law school: Elizabeth Brown and Blue Shellhorn.

SGA releases unofficial results of special Senate election

December 2, 2021
The Student Government Association announced the unofficial winners of the special Senate election after voting closed on Tuesday.
Special Senate election candidates speak at forum 

Special Senate election candidates speak at forum 

November 23, 2021

The Student Government Association hosted a public forum for special Senate election candidates on Sunday night.  There are five candidates running to fill five vacant seats in the Nov. 30 election. Three...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

Senate approves budget for SGA initiative tracker

November 21, 2021
The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved the purchase and use of the Notion application as a platform to track SGA initiatives and maintain transparency across campus. 
SGA Senator Drew St. Charles presents legislation to the Senate on Nov. 4, 2021.

SGA senator starts petition for ranked-choice voting 

November 11, 2021

Student Government Association Sen. Drew St. Charles started a campuswide petition for ranked-choice voting to be added to the spring elections ballot. If two-thirds of students vote in favor, ranked-choice...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

Special Senate election candidates begin campaigning

November 8, 2021

Campaigns are underway for the fall special Senate election following a postponement after the Elections Board failed to announce the timeline at least 21 class days in advance.  Senate elections take...

SGA Senator John Dodd presents legislation to the Senate on Nov. 2, 2021.

Election reform legislation voted down by SGA Senate

November 4, 2021

  The Student Government Association Senate voted down two pieces of election-related legislation proposed during Thursday night’s meeting.   Student turnout Students filled the Forum...

SGA Adviser Angel Narvaez-Lugo invites students into his office on Monday, Nov. 1, during a sit-in to protest the results of the homecoming queen election.

Elections Board addresses homecoming election, discloses violation reports

November 2, 2021

The Student Government Association Elections Board released a statement Tuesday refuting claims about the homecoming election, denying that a runoff is necessary and disclosing all violation reports. Contesting...

McLean Moore is named homecoming queen at the annual pep rally and bonfire on Oct. 22, 2021.

McLean Moore crowned homecoming queen despite election violations and insufficient votes

October 25, 2021

UPDATE: On Nov. 2, the Elections Board responded to The Crimson White's repeated requests for comment. A full report on the Elections Board's statement can be found here.  In the absence of a specific...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA supports mandatory bystander intervention training

October 24, 2021
The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday calling for mandatory bystander intervention training for all freshmen. 
McLean Moore was named the 2021 homecoming queen on the steps of Gorgas Library on Oct. 22, 2021.

McLean Moore named homecoming queen

October 22, 2021

McLean Moore was named the 2021 homecoming queen Friday night at the annual pep rally and bonfire on the Quad.  This year, 13,180 students — or about one-third of the student body — voted in the...

UA homecoming queen candidates campaign sparks controversy 

UA homecoming queen candidate’s campaign sparks controversy 

October 15, 2021

Some UA students are calling McLean Moore’s homecoming queen campaign tone-deaf. Moore’s logo features a color-block graphic of two girls, one white and one Black, imposed on a purple background...

Homecoming 2021. Together We Rise. The University of Alabama.

UA’s Homecoming Week 2021

October 13, 2021
The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Week will begin on Sunday, Oct. 17.
SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA takes first step toward Narcan training on the UA campus 

September 24, 2021

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a resolution that calls on the University to provide Narcan training for students.  The approved resolution will be sent to UA President Stuart...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA resolution calls for free feminine hygiene products on campus

September 24, 2021

The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday, Sept. 24 that calls for free feminine hygiene products in public restrooms on the UA campus. The approved resolution...

Longest-serving UA SGA senator enters 19th year in office 

Longest-serving UA SGA senator enters 19th year in office 

September 17, 2021

Rebecca Rose Lutonsky is entering her 19th year as a Student Government Association senator at The University of Alabama.  Lutonsky has been a senator for the graduate school since 2003 and was recently...

UA students can vote to make Election Day a campus holiday

UA students can vote to make Election Day a campus holiday

September 16, 2021

The Student Government Association Senate added a referendum vote to the homecoming ballot to make Election Day a UA holiday.  The campus wide ballot, which students will use to elect a homecoming...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA senator withdraws resolution after UA affirms academic COVID accommodations

September 16, 2021

Student Government Association Senator Drew St. Charles withdrew his tabled resolution that called for expanded COVID-19 absence accommodations after the University affirmed its support for affected students.  “Faculty...

SGA Recap. The Crimson White.

SGA senator proposes new absence policy for students affected by COVID 

September 2, 2021

On Thursday, the Student Government Association Senate tabled a resolution that would require professors to provide materials, notes or lesson outlines for students who miss class because of COVID-19 quarantine.  The...

SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA moves to recognize Election Day as UA holiday

August 29, 2021
The Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday for the University to recognize Election Day as a holiday to improve voting access for UA students. 
SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA selects homecoming director, honors longest serving senator

August 28, 2021

The Student Government Association confirmed Sarah Bittner as its new executive director of homecoming and honored its longest serving senator in this year’s first senate meeting on Thursday night.  Executive...

SGA members criticize block seating program

SGA members criticize block seating program

July 10, 2021
As football season approaches, two SGA members and College of Arts and Sciences Senator John Dodd are questioning the equity of the block seating program.
The outgoing UA Student Government Association executive officers and cabinet members say their goodbyes. Courtesy of UA SGA

SGA senators, executive officers sworn in for upcoming year

April 6, 2021
The new group of senators will vote on Fields’ cabinet picks Wednesday night.
SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA Elections Board now required to publish violations

April 3, 2021
The amendment will promote more transparency in student government, proponents say.
It’s been ten months since BLM protests. Here’s what’s changed locally

It’s been ten months since BLM protests. Here’s what’s changed locally

March 25, 2021
In the summer, people marched down streets and gathered in parks to declare that Black lives matter. Ten months later, here's how Tuscaloosans may have seen the impact of those protesters.
SGA pushes for more Counseling Center funding 

SGA pushes for more Counseling Center funding 

March 12, 2021
The center's budget trails more than $1 million behind the national average for similarly-sized institutions.
Photo courtesy of John Dodd

Elections Board overturns violations ruling on independent campaign

March 1, 2021
And another independent senator is filing an appeal
Photo courtesy of John Dodd

‘Just doesn’t make sense’: Independent senate candidate alleges targeting from Elections Board

March 1, 2021
John Dodd took a campaign photo without a mask on. Now he's facing a mandatory campaign blackout period. Dodd, who has been vocal in his criticism of The Machine, says he feels the Elections Board is nitpicking at his campaign in retaliation.
SGA presidential candidate Jill Fields speaks at Sundays forum.

In less-than-lively ‘debate,’ uncontested candidates share their platforms

March 1, 2021

In the face of an unchallenged executive election, the Student Government Association’s “Presidential and Candidate Debate” more closely resembled a forum. All eight executive seats are unopposed...

Lauren Gilonske, candidate for vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, speaks at the executive candidate forum on Sunday night.

‘White, wealthy and Greek’: This year’s uncontested SGA races draw criticism from senate candidate

March 1, 2021
For the second year in a row, every SGA executive candidate is running unopposed. The all-white slate of candidates boasts a record number of women, but in comparison to UA demographics, the candidate pool is far too homogenous.
Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Colin Marcum is your only option for executive secretary

March 1, 2021

How did you originally get involved with SGA? As a freshman, I served as a member of the Lobby Board, where I integrated my previous leadership experience with my passion for lobbying in order to serve...

Photo courtesy of SGA. Graphic CW / Leah Goggins

Q&A | Sullivan Irvine is your only option for VP for financial affairs

March 1, 2021

How did you originally get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA)?  When I came to the University, Harrison [Adams, former SGA president] had talked about becoming involved in SGA,...

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

The SGA candidates have been announced. They’re unopposed again.

February 21, 2021
This is the second year in a row that all executive candidates will run uncontested.
SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA passes resolution to enhance online learning 

February 19, 2021

Following two weeks of postponement, the Student Government Association hosted its first town hall on Thursday night to open conversations between the SGA and other student organizations, but no groups...

SGA recap. The Crimson White.

SGA updates pay scale following postponement 

February 17, 2021
Here’s how much student legislators will get paid.
SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

SGA endorses permanent extension of add/drop period

February 1, 2021

Following an extended add/drop period for the spring semester, which allows students to adjust their schedule without receiving a “W” on their transcripts, the Student Government Association Senate...

SGA recap. The Crimson White.

Why SGA is encouraging its members to undergo suicide prevention training

January 22, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) will offer free Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) gatekeeper training for suicide prevention to all SGA members this semester.  The programming proposal was...

CW file and Alec Druggan / The Daily Pennsylvanian

Presidential Platforms: How Trump and Biden’s plans and policies stack up

November 1, 2020
You can watch all the debates you want, but sometimes the concrete differences in policies are hard to cipher. Here's one more look at the announced policy plans of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, broken down into six easily digestible categories.
Load More Stories