John David Thompson


Follow your bliss

Joseph Campbell, the great American mythologist, wrote, “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.

Don't fear a change of course

There are many stressors for the modern college student: student loans, grades, social life and of course, your major.

Students should not spread themselves too thin

When I was preparing to begin my first semester of college, I remember one piece of advice nearly everyone told me: make sure you get involved. While I think that was wonderful advice, I wish I had been cautioned more about the risks of becoming over-involved: getting burned out, not having enough time ...

It's time to talk about racial equity

It is no secret that America is increasingly becoming a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. We are one of the most diverse nations on the planet, yet we are very divided racially.

Students have no reason they should not vote

Students at The University of Alabama students should care more about Student Government Association elections. Voter apathy across America is a problem, and our campus is certainly no exception.

Support marriage equality, stand for progress

As of Monday, some Alabama counties began issuing same sex marriage licenses. As for the other counties, judges are refusing by using tactics that are eerily similar to the Jim Crow era.