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Religion, private schools cannot be shield

I went to a private Christian school from sixth to ninth grade. My parents had originally been looking at it for my brother, but when I got hold of the brochures, everything looked so fancy that I decided I wanted to go, too. It was an educational decision more than a religious one.

Transportation Services to sell double-park parking passes

In response to apparent demand, Transportation Services will begin selling a new parking pass that allows drivers to double-park, or take up two parking spaces with one vehicle. The permit, which will be three times larger than the standard permit, will sport a houndstooth pattern and feature the letters ...

Chancellor Witt wants 30,000 trustees by fall 2013

At a press conference in Birmingham earlier this week, newly named University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt announced his goal of increasing the size of the board of trustees to 30,000 by the fall of next year. Currently, 15 trustees sit on the board, with 14 more serving as trustees emeritus. ...

Zen and the art of tee ball

I’ve always regarded baseball with a cautious eye. I played one season of tee ball in the wee years of my youth, and 18 wins and a missing thumbnail later I came away with the only athletic championship I’d win for the rest of my life. But despite having the highest winning percentage of any baseball ...

Rick Santorum doesn't deserve my vote

It often surprises people when I tell them I’m a Republican. Admittedly, this has at least a little to do with my upbringing, but I believe that a president genuinely committed to a smaller federal government can be successful. It’s not that I don’t think the government should help out its citizens, ...

Relationships becoming redefined, challenging old traditions

Last week, The Crimson White ran an editorial piece that caught my eye. Titled “'Friends with benefits’ relationship possible,” it addressed the possibility – and benefits – of a platonic, physical relationship (I think). Though it initially raised an eyebrow simply because it was a topic ...