With Alabama’s primary elections only two weeks away, many are planning what decision they’ll be making come March 13. But with the election falling on a Tuesday in the middle of spring break for the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa City Schools, many people are expected to cast absentee ballots this year. Tuscaloosa County Clerk Magaria Bobo warned that casting an absentee ballot isn’t as simple as mailing in your choice for elected official. “They first of all must be registered to vote in Tuscaloosa County,” Bobo said.
[caption id="attachment_30310" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, the Texas Congressman, greets caucus voters at Coon Rapids Middle School in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, amid Minnesota's Republican caucuses.
In his State of the Union address two weeks ago, President Obama discussed issues on every college student’s mind: the rise of tuition costs and interest rates on student loans. “Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever,” Obama said while addressing an audience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor three days after the State of the Union speech.
While the University of Alabama is accepting larger incoming freshman classes, one study says that one-third of freshmen don’t feel like their high school did a good job preparing them for college.
As the excitement of another national championship infiltrates campus, it is impossible to overlook the influence football has on college campuses.