Chisolm Allenlundy

Articles

Look for the people behind the faces

My earliest vivid memory as a student at The University of Alabama is not an uncommon one: I was sitting in my chair at Bama Bound, staring out into a sea of unrecognizable faces, waiting for someone to start speaking into the microphone so I wouldn’t have to worry about trying to find someone to ...

Summer vacation provides students opportunity for solitude, growth

Because this is my last column for the year, I feel it's appropriate to say something that's relevant to the end of the academic year. This will be my third summer while in college, and I have begun to notice a consistent pattern forming, stretching back even to high school. Though there's no mistake ...

Lamar's new album calls society to reflect on race

Last week, Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surprised listeners across the world by becoming available on iTunes and Spotify a week before its scheduled release. The album broke Spotify’s single-day streaming record when 9.6 million people streamed it on the first ...

Stop ostracizing tactics in SGA elections

In 2007, researchers at Washington State University published a paper uncovering a previously-ignored factor that influenced people’s voting patterns: social isolation and loneliness.

SGA needs political parties to become more representative, inclusive

The University of Alabama is at a crossroads. The social climate of this university is in perhaps its most dynamic state in at least a century. Moving forward, the direction we take will have profound impacts on our future – not just for students but for the larger Tuscaloosa community in which the ...

Economic mobility critical for equality

America has long taken pride in its namesake ideal, the American Dream. Indeed, our nation has been built on the backs of generations of people who believed they had a better chance of succeeding here than anywhere else. Yet the ladders of opportunity now exist in the possession of those with access ...

Come to UA: A letter to Condoleezza Rice

Dear Dr. Rice, You may have recently become aware of the fact that the current president of The University of Alabama, Dr. Judy Bonner, will be stepping down from her position after this academic year. You may also be aware that your own name has been mentioned more than a few times as a potential heir ...

Resolve to keep a journal for New Year

Had I slept my way through 2014, and then proceeded to consult my Facebook newsfeed to assess what the year must have been like for the average person, I’d probably come to the conclusion that happiness had died a slow, painful death and been supplanted by sadness and misery.