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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Students struggle with crowded commuter lots, buses

Students struggle with crowded commuter lots, buses

Sonya Haines October 19, 2017

Students rush to their cars in the mornings and begin their drive to campus. Whether their commute is five or 45 minutes, many face the same issue once they arrive: an inability to find a parking space....

Students express concern over off-campus housing conditions

Students express concern over off-campus housing conditions

Sonya Haines October 16, 2017

What was supposed to be an exciting time turned into a time-consuming ordeal for many students who moved into off-campus housing in August.  Students arrived at their apartments to find unsatisfactory...

Student hikes her way through Alabama

Student hikes her way through Alabama

Sonya Haines October 2, 2017

There's a lot more to the state of Alabama than Bryant-Denny Stadium or that classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song. Abigail Sisti, a junior biology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia realized this and decided to...

Law School to provide DACA application guidance

Law School to provide DACA application guidance

Sonya Haines September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump called to end the DACA immigration policy earlier this month, urging Congress to pass replacement legislation.  DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was passed during...

Workshop aims to close the pay gap

Workshop aims to close the pay gap

Sonya Haines September 18, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Career Center will host a Start Smart workshop to help college women develop salary negotiation skills.  The event is co-sponsored by The University...

Students able to learn about Peace Corps opportunities at information session

Students able to learn about Peace Corps opportunities at information session

Sonya Haines September 18, 2017

The Capstone International Center will host a Peace Corps information meeting Monday. Jody O’Dell, The University of Alabama's first Peace Corps campus recruiter, will speak at the meeting.   Who: The...

Three in Jefferson County infected with West Nile Virus

Three in Jefferson County infected with West Nile Virus

Sonya Haines September 7, 2017

The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) confirmed that three Jefferson County residents have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, in a press conference held Wednesday afternoon.   Two patients...

Tuscaloosa City Schools open parking lots for game days, raise money for school programs

Tuscaloosa City Schools open parking lots for game days, raise money for school programs

Sonya Haines September 7, 2017

Game day at The University of Alabama is a time of excitement, but getting there can be a time of frustration. Parking can be troublesome on gameday, so two Tuscaloosa City schools will once again be opening...

Plus minus grading is not always a plus

Plus minus grading is not always a plus

Sonya Haines August 31, 2017

For students, grades can mean everything. Whether it be for applying for jobs, or gaining admissions to graduate, medical or law school, grades bear a heavy weight, and for students at The University of...

Tuscaloosa welcomes new restaurants this summer

Tuscaloosa welcomes new restaurants this summer

Sonya Haines August 28, 2017

Tuscaloosa is already home to some amazing food options, but over the summer even more restaurants were added to the roster. The city UA calls home now showcases Babe’s Doughnuts, Central Mesa, Aijan...

Fitness Column: SREC boot camp is manageable for first timers

Fitness Column: SREC boot camp is manageable for first timers

Sonya Haines April 4, 2017

Finding ways to stay healthy while in college becomes daunting at times. With never-ending days filled with test, quizzes, homework and last minute social engagements, how do we find time to live a healthy...

Fitness Column: SREC boot camp is manageable for first timers

Fitness Column: SREC boot camp is manageable for first timers

Sonya Haines April 4, 2017

Finding ways to stay healthy while in college becomes daunting at times. With never-ending days filled with test, quizzes, homework and last minute social engagements, how do we find time to live a healthy...

Food and Drink Column: The Cajun Steamer in Hoover offers flavorful variety

Food and Drink Column: The Cajun Steamer in Hoover offers flavorful variety

Sonya Haines March 28, 2017

The Cajun Steamer- A-With March Madness in full swing, I wanted to find a place to hang out and watch the games and enjoy some tasty food at the same time. With the rumor of the Cajun Steamer coming to...

Food and Drink Column: Splurge on Mooyah

Food and Drink Column: Splurge on Mooyah

Sonya Haines March 21, 2017

Mooyah- B+Mooyah on the Strip is a newer addition to the ever-growing list of Tuscaloosa food options, having opened its doors last August. Since then it has been serving long lines of students craving burgers,...

Food and Drink Column: Jo Jo's Food Truck

Food and Drink Column: Jo Jo's Food Truck

Sonya Haines March 7, 2017

Jo Jo’s Food Truck: C-With Mardi Gras in full swing across the southern border of Alabama, my mouth has been watering for a good po' boy. Therefore, when I saw chicken po' boy’s on the daily changing...

Food and Drink Column: Moe's BBQ is a classic

Food and Drink Column: Moe's BBQ is a classic

Sonya Haines February 28, 2017

With schoolwork not slowing down in the least, I had the urge to venture off campus and find some great southern BBQ. Luckily, we are surrounded by a plethora of choices.Not being an Alabama native I...

Students talk Oscars night

Students talk Oscars night

Sonya Haines February 28, 2017

Sunday night, celebrities gathered on the red carpet as millions of people grabbed their popcorn and tuned in to see who would take home the acclaimed Oscars awards in the 89th Academy Awards ceremony.“La...

Six things to do in Birmingham this weekend

Six things to do in Birmingham this weekend

Sonya Haines February 24, 2017

At this point in the semester, many of us just want to get off campus and get out Tuscaloosa.  Luckily, Birmingham is only a 45 minute drive and offers many unique options every weekend. This weekend,...

Food and Drink Column: Local Roots serves up deliciousness on wheels, but for a price

Food and Drink Column: Local Roots serves up deliciousness on wheels, but for a price

Sonya Haines February 21, 2017

Standing in line at Local Roots, one of the new food trucks on campus, I take notice of everyone’s food around me.I see someone devouring the Smokin' Pork Tacos that are topped with a pepper jack sriracha...

Bama dining rolls in Tuscaloosa's food trucks

Bama dining rolls in Tuscaloosa's food trucks

Sonya Haines February 16, 2017

Long lines, hot food and appetizing smells are the new normal around campus since food trucks have arrived. The University of Alabama welcomed JoJo’s, Local Roots and Archibald & Woodrow's BBQ on Feb....

Food and Drink Column: Cypress Inn serves up fresh seafood

Food and Drink Column: Cypress Inn serves up fresh seafood

Sonya Haines February 14, 2017

Love is in the air and in my stomach after feasting at Cypress Inn. I had always heard about the tasty cuisine and scenic views and finally decided to give it a try.Having lived on the beach in Charleston,...

UA Theatre and Dance to premiere The Philadelphia Story

UA Theatre and Dance to premiere “The Philadelphia Story”

Sonya Haines February 13, 2017

When the curtains part on Valentine’s night, the audience of the Marian Gallaway Theatre will go back in time a little over 75 years as The University of Alabama’s theatre department performs “The...

Suspect charged in Alberta shooting

Suspect charged in Alberta shooting

Sonya Haines November 1, 2016

At 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Tuscaloosa police responded to a noise complaint for a party taking place on 24th Avenue East in Alberta. Upon arrival they found over 100 people in the street, many...

The Weather Man: The career of James Spann

The Weather Man: The career of James Spann

Sonya Haines October 13, 2016

When the weather goes bad, the jacket comes off. Whether he is covering deadly tornadoes or unanticipated snow storms, James Spann is at his best when Alabama weather conditions are at their worst. Always...

UA to hold free hearing screenings

UA to hold free hearing screenings

Sonya Haines October 12, 2016

The University of Alabama’s Department of Communicative Disorders' "Hear Here Alabama" truck will be offering students and faculty free hearing screenings Thursday. Students from the department will...

What UA students need to know before voting in 2016

What UA students need to know before voting in 2016

Sonya Haines October 5, 2016

With the presidential election only a month away, many students at The University of Alabama will participate in the political process and cast votes in November's general election. For some, 2016 will...

Preview: Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Kickoff

Preview: Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Kickoff

Sonya Haines October 3, 2016

The Center for Service and Leadership will host a kickoff for the 22nd annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger campaign. Every year The University of Alabama partners with the West Alabama Food Bank in a competition...

SHC offers various forms of contraception to students

SHC offers various forms of contraception to students

Sonya Haines September 29, 2016

Contraception can be a tricky issue for college students. Purchasing it at a store can often be embarrassing, and finding a doctor in Tuscaloosa can be a hassle. But for students at The University of Alabama,...

UA students have conflicting views on flu shots

UA students have conflicting views on flu shots

Sonya Haines September 23, 2016

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to better reflect the CDC findings on the usage and side effects of the flu vaccine injection. With flu season fast approaching, the UA nursing students have...

Raw sewage found in Black Warrior River

Raw sewage found in Black Warrior River

Sonya Haines September 22, 2016

The city of Northport’s lift station malfunctioned on Wednesday, Sept. 14, dumping between 10,000 and 100,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Black Warrior River. The malfunction happened at the pump...

Top 5 things to know about the flu

Top 5 things to know about the flu

Sonya Haines September 20, 2016

With flu season quickly approaching, The University of Alabama Student Health center has already begun putting measures in place, allowing students to protect themselves from the flu.  According to David...

Virtual sandbox offers UA students a unique experience

Virtual sandbox offers UA students a unique experience

Sonya Haines September 2, 2016

The Alabama Museum of Natural History is now home to a new and riveting piece of technology that is changing the way people learn about topographical maps and hydrological processes.  The so-called "virtual...

Faculty looks to stay healthy with StriveForFive initiative

Faculty looks to stay healthy with StriveForFive initiative

Sonya Haines August 31, 2016

The University of Alabama is encouraging members of its faculty and staff to live a healthier lifestyle with its new StriveForFive initiative.WHO: All Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the...

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