The first Machine senate meeting I was required to attend, after I was elected as an SGA senator by the gracious Machine Greek members in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, was held in the basement of the old Phi Delta Theta house outside the stadium. The then-executive vice president told us pretty casually about how we were expected to vote in our first senate meeting, and I thought to myself, “Is this it?
I learned quickly not to be scared or intimidated. As a wide-eyed sophomore, I sat near the back of the Naylor Stone Media Suite at a Nick Saban press conference and grabbed the microphone, hands trembling. I had been assigned to ask a question for a story another Crimson White reporter was doing about conference expansion affecting the annual Tennessee game. Saban gave me a fairly cordial answer, but then a switch flipped. “I could give a s**t about all that,” he said, throwing his hands up.
I know you have to buy your boyfriend jeans three sizes too big to get the Kate Moss “can you see the waistband of my Calvin Klein panties as my jeans are slung low on my hips?” look.
While scrolling through Twitter on Monday, I was surprised to learn from a friend’s tweet that the UA Code of Student Conduct was significantly updated in 2013.
Allow me a mulligan, a trip down the rabbit hole of over-serious campus politics for just a second. But first, a disclaimer: Students at The University of Alabama have infinitely more rights and privileges than those who dot the lands of despotic regimes and failed states.