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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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All content by Madelyn Schorr

​Don’t love something that can’t love you back

Madelyn Schorr April 18, 2016

There was a time where I was proud of the fact that I hated The University of Alabama. I thought it made me special and different because I actively talked about my disdain for the University. I knew college...

Do more than vote

Madelyn Schorr March 4, 2016

Voting is one of the most essential part of our democratic process. By casting your vote in an election you get to lend your voice and show people what you want the outcome to be. Your voice, and your...

Less emojis, more policy

Madelyn Schorr February 19, 2016

Two primaries into the presidential race we are finally seeing candidates release policy plans and initiatives they promise to implement if they get elected in 2016. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline,...

Millennials care about more than college affordability

Madelyn Schorr January 22, 2016

With ten days until the Iowa caucus, presidential candidates on both sides are getting down to business and releasing policy plans to help gain the support of voters. On last Sunday night's democratic...

Choose empathy

Madelyn Schorr December 1, 2015

Empathy is the most important emotion we have. Although it didn't get a character in Pixar's Inside Out, empathy is a worthy emotion that we should express more. Over the past few weeks I've seen people...

Don’t underestimate the power of students

Madelyn Schorr November 18, 2015

Today students are typecast as self-absorbed, apathetic and out of touch with problems plaguing society. Pundits and parents say we spend too much time on Snapchat and Twitter and not enough time studying...

We need to re-imagine the rules

Madelyn Schorr October 20, 2015

We live in a world shaped by systems. The systems are made up of rules that tell us everything from what side of the road we drive on and when to pay our taxes to even something as trivial as when Starbucks...

We deserve more from presidential candidates

Madelyn Schorr October 6, 2015

I feel like I can’t escape the 2016 election. Every time I log on Facebook, read the news or even turn on the radio, I see and hear friends, pundits and analysts weighing in on how much longer Donald...

Weight and body image are no laughing matter

Madelyn Schorr September 22, 2015

A few weeks ago, YouTube personality, Nicole Arbour, made a video titled ‘Dear Fat People.’ In the video Nicole made some low blows at people who she deemed to be fat. She said she wasn’t talking...

You are in the red zone

Madelyn Schorr September 8, 2015

Warning: You are in the Red Zone. The Red Zone covers the time from when you walk on campus in August to when you leave campus for Thanksgiving break. It is called the Red Zone because this is when the...

Change in Alabama policies starts with loosening voting restrictions

Madelyn Schorr July 28, 2015

Three weeks ago, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a D.C.-based think tank, released a report entitled “The Health of State Democracies.” The report took a look at various factors that...

Battle for equality shouldn't stop with same-sex marriage

Madelyn Schorr July 1, 2015

On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. I stood outside the courthouse and listened to the crowd erupt with a celebrating...

Young people should be active in voting

Madelyn Schorr June 16, 2015

On Monday, Jeb Bush announced he would seek the Grand Old Party nomination for the 2016 election. His announcement brings the list of candidates vying for the GOP nomination to almost a dozen. With Clinton,...

Use summer as time to grow

Madelyn Schorr June 3, 2015

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with summer. I love that for three months of the year my life doesn’t revolve around school, but I hate not seeing my friends every day. I love watching endless...

SGA should help assault victims

Madelyn Schorr March 2, 2015

SGA should do more to combat sexual assault on campus. On college campuses, one in five women is sexually assaulted and SGA should make combating this epidemic a priority to ensure that all students are...

Williams viable for Daily Show

Madelyn Schorr February 23, 2015

Two weeks ago Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving “The Daily Show” later this year. At first, I was hoping it was part of an elaborate plot to ensure some sort of Stewart/Colbert 2016 presidential...

FDR a model for future leaders

Madelyn Schorr February 3, 2015

A few days before the 1936 election, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke to a crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In his speech, he pledged his commitment to the New Deal and its programs...

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