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The Divine Nine and the creation of a more inclusive campus

Zara Morgan and Brandon Smith October 11, 2023

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, also known as the “Divine Nine,” is a group of nine historically Black sororities and fraternities, eight of which are represented at the University.  The Divine...

Red Rook Press empowers students to gain real world experience in publishing

Red Rook Press empowers students to gain real world experience in publishing

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

Editor's note (09/24/23): This story was updated to accurately state that Maureen Edwards is majoring in accounting. A local publishing house is empowering future generations of writers by giving them...

The House Tuscaloosa promotes educational, spiritual and musical literacy

The House Tuscaloosa promotes educational, spiritual and musical literacy

Zara Morgan and Ava Morthland September 20, 2023

After working within local churches for years, Lori Maxey felt the need to serve the community in a more hands-on way. Her husband always had a dream to own a used bookstore, and that’s when The House...

Shelter animals in Tuscaloosa need help

Shelter animals in Tuscaloosa need help

Zara Morgan and Savannah Ichikawa September 6, 2023

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter has exceeded capacity and needs help from the community.   Abby Moore, the intake, health and behavioral manager for the shelter, said there are several factors contributing...

Culture Pick: How to cook efficiently in on-campus housing

Culture Pick: How to cook efficiently in on-campus housing

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer August 30, 2023

No air fryer, no toaster, no instant pot, big problems. Cooking in a dorm can feel like an impossible task when you’re not allowed to bring helpful cooking tools such as an air fryer or toaster oven....

Students gather at a performance at the yearly Onyx event on Aug. 25.

Black Student Union’s Onyx event celebrates Black excellence

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer August 27, 2023

The Black Student Union hosted its annual Onyx on the Student Center Lawn on Friday with the theme “Back to Yo Roots.”  “The way that I describe Onyx to people is that it’s just a major back-to-school...

Preview: Live at the Plaza

Preview: Live at the Plaza

Zara Morgan, Staff Reporter June 15, 2023

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Live at the Plaza concert series is back for the months of June and July. It’s a free event with live and local music that is pet-friendly and has a Kid Zone with fun activities.   Who:...

UA plans event to commemorate anniversary

UA commemorates 60th anniversary of desegregation

Zara Morgan, Staff Reporter June 10, 2023

Starting this weekend from June 11 to 12, the University will host a series of events to commemorate the anniversary of the historic events, including the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, that began the...

SGA holds their first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year on August 25. (CW File)

Understanding SGA

Zara Morgan, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

Founded in 1914, the Student Government Association exists to advocate for students and represent students in University decisions.   The SGA follows a code of conduct and constitution and is split...

The Student Health Center provides students with high-quality care.

Tuscaloosa’s mental and physical health resources

Zara Morgan, Staff Reporter May 29, 2023

College is the time when you begin taking your health decisions into your own hands.   The University of Alabama offers a wide variety of programs to help students with their health and wellness both...

FIRSTS | Episode 5

FIRSTS | Episode 5

Zara Morgan and McKenzie Knight April 9, 2023

Are you ready to hear some real talk about the college experience? The Crimson White Culture Desk would like to introduce you to the fifth episode of “Firsts,” presented by contributors McKenzie Knight...

UA professors share how to use ethics and responsibility with AI art

UA professors share how to use ethics and responsibility with AI art

Zara Morgan, Newsletter Editor April 5, 2023

New technology can be scary, especially if it threatens humans’ jobs. The introduction of new artificial intelligence generators to create graphic designs has led many traditional and digital artists...

The Africa Ball: A nostalgic celebration of African dance, food and music

The Africa Ball: A nostalgic celebration of African dance, food and music

Zara Morgan, Newsletter Editor March 29, 2023

Community. Laughter. Fun. Nostalgia. The African Students Association displayed the unique diversity amongst African students in the Tuscaloosa community through displays of fashion, music, dance and food...

FIRSTS | Episode 4

FIRSTS | Episode 4

McKenzie Knight and Zara Morgan March 19, 2023

Are you ready to hear some real talk about the college experience? The Crimson White’s culture desk would like to introduce you to the fourth episode of “Firsts,” presented by culture desk contributors...

Preview: African Students Association hosts the Africa Ball

Preview: African Students Association hosts the Africa Ball

Zara Morgan, Newsletter Editor March 8, 2023

If you have the combined desire to learn more about African food, dance and culture, the Africa Ball is being held by the African Students Association and will take place at First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa...

Student showcasing the selection of professional dress options at Crimson Closet.

A guide to dressing professionally on a cramped college budget

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer March 1, 2023

Students always hear not to dress for the job you have, but the job you want. While many college students see the required professional dress for events and interviews to be burdensome due to the expensiveness...

Firsts | Episode 3

Firsts | Episode 3

Zara Morgan and McKenzie Knight February 22, 2023

Are you ready to hear some real talk about the college experience? The Crimson White’s culture desk would like to introduce you to the third episode of “Firsts,” presented by culture desk contributors...

Firsts | Episode 2

Firsts | Episode 2

Zara Morgan and McKenzie Knight February 8, 2023

Are you ready to hear some real talk about the college experience? The Crimson White’s culture desk would like to introduce you to the second episode of “Firsts,” presented by culture desk contributors...

Firsts | Episode 1

Firsts | Episode 1

McKenzie Knight and Zara Morgan January 25, 2023

Are you ready to hear some real talk about the college experience? The Crimson White’s culture desk would like to introduce you to the very first episode of “Firsts,” presented by culture desk contributors...

Culture Pick: Must watch sequels from fall 2022 

Culture Pick: Must watch sequels from fall 2022 

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer  January 22, 2023

In the throes of winter, the time has arrived to reflect on aspects of the fall season. From “Halloween” to “Enchanted,” several sequels came out last year. The culture desk has compiled their...

Culture Pick: Meghan Markle and her treatment by the tabloids

Culture Pick: Meghan Markle and her treatment by the tabloids

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer January 18, 2023

From the placement of her hands to where she decides to spend the holidays, Meghan Markle has had a hard time finding favor with the tabloids and social media since the day she decided to marry Prince...

Everything you need to know about bike safety, accessibility and theft protection

Everything you need to know about bike safety, accessibility and theft protection

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer November 27, 2022

For students with classes that are far apart from each other, bikes are a great way to get to class faster. Owning a bike can allow students to save money by being able to get around the University without...

Wrist it with Felicia inspires women and people of color to pursue their dreams

Wrist it with Felicia inspires women and people of color to pursue their dreams

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

Felicia Jones shows the true definition of living out the American Dream through her jewelry business, Wrist It with Felicia: the Tuscaloosa River Market’s newest jewelry vendor.  Jones started Wrist...

Culture Pick: What the Culture Desk is wearing on Halloween

Culture Pick: What the Culture Desk is wearing on Halloween

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer October 23, 2022

With October more than halfway over, the lingering question in people’s mind is what to dress up as for Halloween.   Some people decide to take Halloween as the one night out of the year to really...

Review: “Gloria” begins conversations on ambition and corporate America

Review: “Gloria” begins conversations on ambition and corporate America

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

“Gloria,” a production by the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance, is a dramatic comedy that looks at ambition and what people are willing to do to climb the corporate ladder. The...

A guide to thrifting in Tuscaloosa 

A guide to thrifting in Tuscaloosa 

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022

Recently, thrifting has become trendy on social media. All over TikTok and Instagram, influencers are posting about how thrifting is a more sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to buying from...

Three individuals stand silhouetted in front of a Pat Snow art piece

“Pat Snow: You Will Never Read My Poetry” explores art and humor

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer September 7, 2022

Artist Pat Snow’s exhibition, “Pat Snow: You Will Never Read My Poetry,” officially opened Aug. 5 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center and will be open through Sept. 28.  Snow’s art...

Culture Pick: Reese’s Book Club seeks to create “lovers of story” 

Culture Pick: Reese’s Book Club seeks to create “lovers of story” 

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer August 24, 2022

Reese Witherspoon is a woman of many talents, and acting is only one of them. In July 2017, Witherspoon started a book club for her and her fans called Reese’s Book Club.  The book club is active...

Culture Pick: Taylor Jenkins Reid is a great way to get into historical fiction

Culture Pick: Taylor Jenkins Reid is a great way to get into historical fiction

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer August 21, 2022

If you’ve recently tried to branch out in reading historical fiction, chances are you have heard of Taylor Jenkins Reid.  Reid is a New York Times best-selling author based in Los Angeles with stories...

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Culture Pick – “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is everything one would want and more

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer July 13, 2022

On June 17, the world turned on Amazon Prime Video to watch the newest summer romance, “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”  “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is a new series based on a trilogy with the...

Culture Pick - Romantic Comedies aren’t going anywhere

Culture Pick – Romantic Comedies aren’t going anywhere

Zara Morgan, Contributing Writer July 6, 2022

When most people think about classic 1980s and 1990s romantic comedies, or “rom coms,” they might think nostalgically of idealized tropes such as love at first sight and happily ever afters. However,...

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