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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Nomination rejected for third time: SGA Senate votes down Allenlundy for position

TJ Parks April 21, 2015

The Student Government Association Senate voted to reject Chisolm Allenlundy’s nomination for chief of staff for a second time Monday night by a vote of 24-17 with three abstentions.“This is our third...

Students need Spirit of Alabama Act

TJ Parks April 6, 2015

According to a survey conducted at The University of California at Santa Barbara, 17.3 percent of college students skip a meal every week in an effort to save money. This phenomenon is not unique to UCSB....

Nuclear should replace coal as the United States main energy source

TJ Parks March 24, 2015

Coal produced 39 percent of electricity in the United States in 2013, producing more than any other source, the Energy Information Administration reports. However, nuclear power, currently generating 19...

External motivators cause undue emotional stress

TJ Parks March 11, 2015

America seems more driven to succeed than ever before. Although many Americans pride themselves in their work ethic, many push their desire to succeed to the point that it becomes unhealthy, stressful...

Opposing beliefs should be equally respected

TJ Parks February 22, 2015

My attitude toward free speech was heavily influenced by my Uncle Doc, a friend of the family who was very vocal with his opinions, many of which ran opposite to my own. For a long time I never said anything...

Bans on marijuana, weapons outdated, ineffective methods of law enforcement

TJ Parks February 9, 2015

The arguments against federal bans on assault weapons and the legalization of marijuana are strikingly similar. Both arguments claim that the banning of these items will not be as effective as those favoring...

Despite successes, environmental protections still fall short of ideal

TJ Parks January 27, 2015

During the past five decades, environmental protection efforts have taken enormous strides. For example, because of the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the bald eagle, gray wolf and American alligator populations...

America’s College Promise presents numerous benefits, little downside

TJ Parks January 12, 2015

President Barack Obama introduced the America’s College Promise program last week, which would make two years of community college free to students. The presence of a Republican-controlled Congress,...

Media needs more character variety

TJ Parks December 2, 2014

Women should have the right to unabashedly pursue whatever occupations and character traits they desire and should be rewarded in the same measure as men for the vigor of their pursuits. The existence...

Feminists must make their positions clear to attract more supporters

TJ Parks November 10, 2014

The concept of feminism is misunderstood. Several weeks ago, a series of articles debated the topic of feminism, but the authors did not know that both viewpoints could be considered feminist. According...

UA Scholarships Reward for Potential but not Collegiate Success

TJ Parks October 27, 2014

I have a friend who exemplifies what it means to be a successful student at The University of Alabama. She is a first-generation college student with a 3.953 collegiate GPA. She holds memberships to numerous...

Male success should not be measured by sexual activities, experience

TJ Parks October 13, 2014

We live in a society that overemphasizes the role that sex plays in the lives of successful men. Sexual relations often serve as an indicator, in our worldview, of the other achievements a man has made....

Pendragon solutions of violence mirrors support for capital punishment

TJ Parks September 29, 2014

Last week, students experienced threats of violence from an extremist who justifies their threats on the grounds that their victims are being unfair to minorities. In their threats, the shooter hints...

Language for celebrity leaks is the same as for sexual assault

TJ Parks September 15, 2014

An appalling article was recently printed in USA Today: Cory Allen, an artist, has decided to display the nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence in his exhibit "No Delete," a collection of photographs that...

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