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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

All content by Marina Roberts

UA is a better place with the Mallet Assembly

Marina Roberts April 21, 2014

When I came here as a freshman, I was invited to an event at Mallet my first weekend of college. Having no connections to speak of, I was eager to investigate the mysterious Mallet Assembly, and I decided...

Representations of women in media are problematic, harmful

Marina Roberts December 2, 2013

Last week, I joined the hordes going to theaters all across the country to see “Catching Fire.” While I recognize that the movie is essentially well-budgeted popcorn entertainment, I am glad that it...

BOE election another local injustice

Marina Roberts November 18, 2013

Last week, a Tuscaloosa County judge ruled that the Board of Education election contest brought by Kelly Horwitz against Cason Kirby lacked sufficient evidence to proceed. Of the 397 votes contested...

Feminism is needed, but movement’s focus needs reevaluation

Marina Roberts November 4, 2013

As a white, able-bodied, cisgender, straight person who grew up in a middle-class American household, I consider myself to be incredibly privileged. The only aspect of my identity that marginalizes me...

Harassment of Mallet enters a new realm

Marina Roberts October 20, 2013

Editor’s Note: The following column contains language that may be offensive to some readers. At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, a female Malleteer, Mari Baroff, who willingly disclosed her name for this...

Students should patronize local businesses, fuel our economy

Marina Roberts October 6, 2013

A week ago, a beloved local business closed its doors and shut down operations for the foreseeable future. Chloe’s Cup was a cozy little place downtown that had the best sweet potato muffins I’ve ever...

Role of ally to empower others

Marina Roberts September 22, 2013

The protest last week has sparked a remarkable amount of controversy and discussion on campus, a good deal of which I have had the opportunity to hear. As an attendee at the protest, my feelings about...

Role of ally to empower others

Marina Roberts September 22, 2013

The protest last week has sparked a remarkable amount of controversy and discussion on campus, a good deal of which I have had the opportunity to hear. As an attendee at the protest, my feelings about...

Is your future employment in jeopardy due to actions of others?

Marina Roberts September 8, 2013

Imagine going into a job interview after listing your involvement in a greek organization at The University of Alabama on your resume. You’re confident, well-prepared and enthusiastic about how the interview...

Sororities should look to history to be reminded of power in campus elections

Marina Roberts March 20, 2012

I have a story I'd like to share with the CW in response to the March 8th article titled “Women underrepresented, yet unsupportive in SGA politics.” I appreciated this article as a thoughtful and accurate...

Conversation on abortion needed

Marina Roberts April 26, 2011

As someone who considers herself a feminist and a fan of civil discourse, I’d like to make a few observations about the article in Monday’s CW titled “Reps discuss anti-abortion bills.” John Merrill’s...

Music: New Radiohead album consistently good

Music: New Radiohead album consistently good

Marina Roberts February 20, 2011

Radiohead has a way of throwing their fans off in a surprisingly good way. I’m referring to giving away “In Rainbows” for free on the internet, but I’m also thinking of dropping their new album...

America is pretty awesome

Marina Roberts February 17, 2011

When Ben Friedman’s article, “America still the greatest,” ran last Friday, it was met with a pretty poor reception. If you’ve picked up the paper since then, you’ve no doubt picked up on his...

Fashion: The case for thrift stores

Marina Roberts February 2, 2011

Thrift store clothes are the bread and butter of many people’s wardrobes. If you like getting creative with your dress and not being destitute for it, thrift store shopping may be something you should...

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