Alex Smith


UA Gala honors Greek women, but not all women

To kickoff the year-long celebration of 125 years of women on campus, the Anderson Society and other sponsoring organizations – Greek organizations – will meet for a formal gala at the President’s Mansion mid-February. If you haven’t been invited to this event, I regret to inform you that tickets ...

SGA special elections should be better publicized

Even though the fall application for SGA Senate was available on the official SGA website, students were not informed by the Elections Board or SGA that seats were open in a timely or well–advertised manner. 

Being great on campus is a matter of individuality

What I’ve come to realize -- and what I wish I would’ve told my classmate -- is that there is no formula for greatness. There’s no path and there’s no direction or guidance anyone can truly offer to achieve it. 

Sororities should apply for block seating

[Fraternity men] feel as if they are losing their influence over women on this campus, and I hope that they are. It’s high time that all sorority women learn to base their self-worth on their accomplishments, not on the acceptance of fraternity men. 

New Greeks: Welcome to the Machine

To the Greek houses that are initiating unknowing freshman into the culture of The Machine: recognize that explaining to your new members they are simply a member of a “voting bloc” will no longer suffice.

Fuller Center Biking furthers recreation, charity

Pedaling slowly up the incline, the two men gasped for heated air as sweat poured down their faces. The previous 3,000 miles paled in comparison to the difficulty of these hills, but as the realization hit that their journey was coming to a close, the men willed themselves forward.

More than skin: A defense of uniform and character

“Can my daughter take a picture with you?” I bend down to the little girl and smile 
warmly at her. She stares at me with big eyes, completely awestruck as I proceed to hand her my baton. I slip my arm around her and she hugs me 
tightly, grinning from ear to ear as her mother snaps 
several ...