Memory Marches On: Selma to recognize 50th anniversary of march

Walking down the streets, avoiding making eye contact with anyone, entering a clothing store and not being able to try on the items before purchasing them, deputies going in houses and accusing kids of theft, being slapped for not knowing the answer to an officer’s question: that’s what it was like to be black in Selma.

Students adjust to time change

Clocks will spring forward before the University takes spring break, as daylight saving time begins Sunday.

Setting the clocks one hour ahead can contribute to the loss of an hour of sleep Sunday night, but the time shift causes the sun to set later in the day. This change provides more daylight at the end of the day during the spring and summer months..

Opera theatre performs classic

University of Alabama Opera Theatre is bringing the great classic, Don Giovanni, to Bryant-Jordan Theatre for sold out performances on March 4, 6, at seven pm, and March 8 at three pm.

Alabama softball utilizes slap hitting

There are 60 feet between home plate and first base at Rhoads Stadium. This is the same as any softball field.

Speed is paramount in softball. With only 60 feet between bases, it can be difficult to safely outrun a throw to first on a ground ball.

Greek members compete in 1st Olympics for charity

This Saturday March 7, UA Greek members will host their own Greek Olympics to raise money for charity.

Created by junior Carly Jones, who is triple-majoring in marine science, biology and telecommunications and film and who is the social chair for Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, this is the first year of the event.


Tide Talks celebrates birthday

The innovative lecture organization Tide Talks turns two years old Friday and everyone on campus is invited to the birthday bash. Tide Talks X will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Auditorium and will feature speakers, games and even birthday cake.

“The very first Tide Talk was given this week two years ago,” said Joey Weed, a junior serving as Tide Talks’ new president.

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Gym Tide heads to Mizzou

A week after falling to No. 2 LSU in Coleman Coliseum, the No. 6 Alabama gymnastics team will take to the road for two meets in three days. The team will travel to Columbia, Missouri, to take on No. 24 Mizzou at 6:30 p.m. Friday and then travel to the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex to defend its 35-year win streak against No. 9 Auburn on Sunday for the second time 
this season. 

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Local band balances school and music

The room is filled with a vivacious clutter of chords, scales and bickering as five boys clad in jeans and T-shirts decide what they’re going to practice for their upcoming shows.

“I want Red Hot Chili Peppers,” shouts one member.

“No, let’s play some Motown, baby,” yells another.

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SGA candidates explain platforms

Until next Tuesday the Opinions page will be featuring the candidates for the executive positions of the Student Government Association daily.

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