The Closer

Somehow — between the demands of fall camp and football season, the demands of his position, perhaps the most demanding in the state — Nick Saban has time.


Research finds drinkers and abstainers react similarly when viewing images of alcohol

A University of Alabama researcher recently completed a study showing that light drinkers and abstainers react the same as binge drinkers when seeing images of alcohol.

Dr. Philip Gable, associate professor of social psychology at UA, found similar patterns of brain activity within light drinkers/abstainers as those who drink regularly or binge drink when shown alcohol cues such as advertisements.

“We found that similar brain activity patterns were associated with those that had a lot of drinking experience or not had experience,” Gable said.

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GAMEDAY: Who's under center?

Anticipation ran rampant throughout Tuscaloosa on Nov. 30, 2014. Fans fueled by the thought of revenge against the Auburn Tigers filed into Bryant-Denny Stadium on the late fall Saturday, ready to see their team regain its dignity after the demoralizing “kick six” that punctuated the Iron Bowl during the season prior.

As the game progressed, it became clear Alabama’s path to vengeance might not be quite as clear as anticipated.

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Opposing Views: Is feminism for everyone?

Last Friday, the University of Alabama Feminist Caucus (UAFC) held a rally "Celebrating Women." One of its attendees, Ruth Bishop, noted the ubiquity of pro-choice messaging and, as a pro-life woman, posed the question: "Is feminism for women like me?" An officer in the UAFC, Cassidy Ellis, accepted our invitation to respond.

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