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

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The death penalty itself is cruel and unusual

The death penalty itself is cruel and unusual

March 26, 2018

This past week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the state’s plan to use nitrogen inhalation for its executions, marking the first time that a state is utilizing gas inhalation as its...

Students are not to blame for the student debt crisis

Students are not to blame for the student debt crisis

March 1, 2018

Whenever a conversation about student debt is brought up, many observers have placed the student debt problem on the shoulders of the students themselves. The popular critiques are that students are choosing...

Merit-based immigration alone is not the answer

Merit-based immigration alone is not the answer

February 12, 2018

One of the main points of emphasis in President Trump’s State of the Union Address was the need to reform immigration policy. He asserted that his administration and Congress were working closely on...

Hip hop has room to grow regarding homophobia

Hip hop has room to grow regarding homophobia

January 30, 2018

Offset, a member of the rap group Migos, was recently embroiled in controversy over a line in his feature on YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” On the track, Offset raps the lines “60K solitaire / I do not...

Federal and state overreach should be a bipartisan concern

Federal and state overreach should be a bipartisan concern

January 16, 2018

The new year saw the implementation of California’s legalization of recreational marijuana. California was the fifth state to have done so, following Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. News reports...

Self-driving cars will revolutionize more than just driving

Self-driving cars will revolutionize more than just driving

November 30, 2017

We romanticize cars. When people think of America, they think of the loud muscle cars and heavy, quasi-military-grade SUVs populating our streets. Cars satisfy a lust for freedom. They become an extension...

Silicon Valley will not solve Americas mobility crisis

Silicon Valley will not solve America’s mobility crisis

November 8, 2017

Over the past few years, we have been inundated with countless news releases from Elon Musk and other Silicon Valley billionaires, declaring that they will “reinvent” or “disrupt” some failing...

Environmentalism needs to focus on justice

Environmentalism needs to focus on justice

October 24, 2017

We commonly trace the roots of American environmentalism to those 18th and 19th century thinkers and poets who wandered the woods: Muir, Thoreau, Leopold. We quote them in the captions under our Instagram...

The federal government should move out of Washington

The federal government should move out of Washington

October 11, 2017

I was watching Parks and Recreation the other night when I reached a pivotal scene in the season 6 finale. (For anyone concerned about spoilers, I would highly recommend skipping the next paragraph. It...

We need to consider the new wave of violence in rap

We need to consider the new wave of violence in rap

September 29, 2017

This past June, the XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class was released. For those that don’t know, XXL Magazine releases an annual list of ten up-and-coming hip-hop artists — artists who seem destined to superstardom....

Coal Power Plants Need to Be Shut Down, Now

Coal Power Plants Need to Be Shut Down, Now

September 18, 2017

We typically put little thought into how we get our energy. We only care that there is power to turn on our lights, charge our phones, and run our air conditioners. What’s behind the switchplate? Who...

Harvey shows us we cant just adapt to climate change

Harvey shows us we can’t just adapt to climate change

August 31, 2017

In today’s world, catastrophic weather events such as Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed 130 mph winds and dumped more than 50 inches of water in a 48-hour timespan this past weekend, tend to elicit debates...

Feminism benefits men, too

Feminism benefits men, too

April 12, 2017

I am a proud feminist, as well as a man. Don’t worry. I don’t expect a parade to be thrown in my honor for that statement. But today, it seems like two distinct camps are forming among my fellow men:...

Trump is still a con man

Trump is still a con man

March 30, 2017

To get to the Oval Office, President Trump rode a wave of support from poor, rural Americans. He lambasted a “Washington elite” who forgot a large contingent of Americans. But most importantly, he...

Anti-regulation is just a narrative

Anti-regulation is just a narrative

March 22, 2017

Decrying regulations has become commonplace in American politics, ever since Reagan emphatically declared in his first inaugural address that “government is not the solution to our problem, government...

Think local when it comes to climate change

Think local when it comes to climate change

February 22, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown recently commented on President Trump’s denial of climate science. In reference to the possibility that a Trump administration would end funding for NASA’s climate science...

Stop saying conscious rap

Stop saying “conscious” rap

October 13, 2016

When I sat down to write this column, my original direction was to express my thoughts on why our era of hip hop is the true “golden age.” I was going to discuss how “socially conscious” rap...

Paid family leave is the American way

Paid family leave is the American way

September 28, 2016

Papua New Guinea. Swaziland. The United States.These three countries are the only nations that do not mandate paid family leave to new parents.Do you notice some nations not included on this list? Russia....

U.S. should adopt civilian national service

U.S. should adopt civilian national service

August 30, 2016

This summer, we lay witness to a myriad of tragedies that have deepened the fractures within our nation: Orlando, Dallas, St. Paul, Baton Rouge. We drown in story after story of senseless violence, racial...

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