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UA troupe 'makes Shakespeare characters approachable,' worth seeing

The University’s version of “Othello” turns the stage into a gigantic mood ring. It happens amidst a canopy of curtains and veils that melt from blue to green to scarlet to black, tracking the emotional shifts in the greatest soap opera of all time. This is good, because for us non-English majors, ...

Alabama law to require breathalyzers for convicted drunken drivers

Alabama is taking a new strategy in the fight against drunken driving: Stopping intoxicated drivers before they even start the car. A new law will require the cars of certain people with DUI charges to be fitted with a device that disables the ignition if the driver is intoxicated.

Paty Hall residents unified despite negative conditions, reputation

Ask Jonathan Burpo about Paty Hall and he’ll tell you the entire floor smells like sweat and stale smoke. The air is thick and wet, like a locker room, making everything slightly damp. A rickety air conditioning unit keeps his room cool, but it’s loud and the air is so musty that he ties a scented ...

Denny Chimes plays new song honoring national recognized scholars

The University of Alabama already honors nationally recognized students with scholarships and grants, but it is adding a new accolade to the list: a song played from Denny Chimes. Twice a day for the past two weeks, the Chimes jingled UA’s brand new tune, “Celebrating Achievement,” to honor Rhodes ...

'Fefu and Her Friends' worth the traveling

“My husband married me,” says the elegant protagonist of UA’s new show, “as a constant reminder of how loathsome women are.” Don’t worry, the women of avant-garde playwright Maria Irene Fornes’ feminist play “Fefu and her Friends” aren’t loathsome — just nuts. They’ve gathered ...

TOMS introduces One-for-One iPhone cases

Editor's Note: The following article is a satirical piece written for the April Fool's Day edition of The Crimson White.  Popular shoe and eyewear maker TOMS announced plans last week for a new line of iPhone cases that will follow the company’s famous “One for One” business model: for every ...