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Netflixs First Kill Poster, depicting two teenage female individuals in an embrace, one of whom appears to be a vampire about to strike

Culture Pick: “First Kill” doesn’t need to be stellar to be enjoyable

June 22, 2022

Audiences everywhere are sinking their teeth into Netflix’s “First Kill,” which started streaming on June 10. Netflix’s newest LGBTQ+ series is based off the short story by V.E Schwab , in which...

A 1973 edition of The Crimson White displays an ad for abortion services following the Roe v. Wade decision.

U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade; how Alabama could be affected

May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, Politico released the initial draft of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito. The draft shows the court initially...

Queer Student Association protests ‘No One Is Born Gay’ tabling event

Queer Student Association protests ‘No One Is Born Gay’ tabling event

April 23, 2022

The Queer Student Association held a pride event at the Student Center Plaza on April 22 in response to an event that sparked protest earlier in the week.  On Monday, Jaden Heard, a student at...

‘No One Is Born Gay’ tabling event sparks protest

‘No One Is Born Gay’ tabling event sparks protest

April 18, 2022

An Auburn student tabled at the Student Center Plaza on Monday, displaying a sign that read “Hot Take: No One Is Born Gay” and encouraging students to vote “yes” or “no” on a dry erase...

Rollerskating is the new skateboarding

Rollerskating is the new skateboarding

April 13, 2022
Many students sport an extra set of wheels to navigate campus while also avoiding the rush of students crowding sidewalks and the Quad.
Trans students lack visibility at UA

Trans students lack visibility at UA

April 10, 2022
This year, 35 states have proposed anti-trans legislation, with five bills introduced in Alabama and two signed into law. 
Tinder Swindler Netflix promotion

Culture Pick: Netflix’s ‘Tinder Swindler’ examines the dangers of online dating

February 24, 2022
Private jets, lavish dinners and star-studded hotels crawling with celebrities sound like the makings of a whirlwind fairy-tale romance — and the perfect lure. 
Here’s what Britney Spears’ case means for current and future conservatorships

Here’s what Britney Spears’ case means for current and future conservatorships

December 2, 2021
Spears, who was finally able to create an Instagram account owned and run by herself, has been posting frequently and sharing steamy selfies, videos and thoughtful captions about her newfound freedoms.
Culture Pick: ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ takes us back in time

Culture Pick: ‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ takes us back in time

November 21, 2021
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have come together to create an effortlessly unique sound with their new R&B duo, Silk Sonic.
Safety, sanitation and security at off-campus student housing

Safety, sanitation and security at off-campus student housing

November 18, 2021
With 167 student apartments listed on the UA off-campus housing resources page, there are bound to be some problems.
ABBA Voyage album cover: an image of the sun rising taken from space.

Culture Pick | ABBA takes us on a ‘Voyage’ like no other

November 10, 2021
Swedish pop powerhouse ABBA has made a triumphant return to the public eye with “Voyage,” their first full-length studio album in nearly four decades. 
Opinion | Horror spinoffs are destroying the classics

Opinion | Horror spinoffs are destroying the classics

October 31, 2021

In a world crowded with subpar to downright questionable movie remakes, movie enthusiasts and the general public alike are thirsting for fresh tales with diverse concepts that push boundaries. Today, the...

The true origins of rock ’n’ roll

The true origins of rock ’n’ roll

October 21, 2021
The culture of mainstream American music is closely intertwined with racism and segregation.
How climate change and invasive species work in tandem to destabilize the environment

How climate change and invasive species work in tandem to destabilize the environment

September 19, 2021
According to the U.S. Bureau of Information Resource Management, invasive species and climate change represent two of the five major global threats to ecosystems.
‘The Show Must Go On’: Remembering Freddie Mercury on his 75th Birthday

‘The Show Must Go On’: Remembering Freddie Mercury on his 75th Birthday

September 5, 2021

When people hear the name Freddie Mercury, some think of his a cappella vocal runs at 1985’s Live Aid or the stomping victory anthem “We Will Rock You.” Others think of his mustache, his dashing...

Tips for budding plant parents

Tips for budding plant parents

August 25, 2021
For many animal lovers on campus, being far away from home means leaving behind their favorite furry companions.
Bubblegum pop: ‘Commercialized, computerized and easy to sing to’

Bubblegum pop: ‘Commercialized, computerized and easy to sing to’

August 22, 2021
Commercialized, computerized and easy to sing along to, bubblegum pop is a nostalgic, trendy collection of hits that have been the voice of mainstream teenagers everywhere for nearly six decades. 
Eager to get involved at UA? ‘All you have to do is show up’

Eager to get involved at UA? ‘All you have to do is show up’

August 4, 2021
After a year of trading proms and birthday parties for Zoom classes and double-masked grocery store visits, the University’s incoming freshman class has a lot on its plate. Not only does the class of 2025 have to transition from high school to college, but they must also figure out how to go from online learning to an on-campus experience.
Victoria’s Secret is hanging up its infamous wings

Victoria’s Secret is hanging up its infamous wings

July 7, 2021
For over 25 years, Victoria’s Secret has embraced female sexuality with its trendy push-up bras and scandalous teddies. The lingerie tycoon jump-started the careers of some of the most iconic supermodels of all time, including Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Gigi Hadid.
Portrait of the Greta Van Fleet band members.

How Greta Van Fleet uses cosmic sounds to transform rock music

June 9, 2021
Greta Van Fleet broke the rules once again with their third full-length studio album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate.”
Preview | The show must go on: Putting on an opera in the shadow of COVID-19

Preview | The show must go on: Putting on an opera in the shadow of COVID-19

February 21, 2021
See how opera students are preparing for this week's production of "Die Zauberflote"
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