Matthew Gillham


A frightening reflection I didn’t want to see

I used to cross the quad every morning, grotesquely navigating the sidewalks that seem to point in every direction except the one that I was going, and thank God for letting me attend this University.

UA should schedule commencement speeches

The University of Alabama ought to have commencement speeches for graduation ceremonies. Certainly, it could just be an innate longing for four years of my life to be neatly tied in the presentation of some sort of ambiguous, predictable cliché.

The season of complaining

Fear not—as our whines of Spring Break’s abrupt conclusion start to fall on deaf ears, it looks like most of us have secured a right to complaints that’ll last even longer than each semester’s disgruntled broadcasts of how busy you are (no way!). I mean, I think I did.

The CW Editorial Board overstepped its bounds

Central to the diffusion of both fact and opinion, media wields tremendous power. As the official newspaper of The University of Alabama, the Crimson White is no exception—more than 37,000 students and thousands of alumni rely on the CW to be the mouthpiece of insight into campus. Yet, with such tremendous ...

When it counts

“I’ll start caring about them when it actually counts,” they said, in their triumphant wisdom, refusing to be fooled into the futility of working for A’s on a Middle School Report Card.

Christian: you are not promised worldly success

Six months leading up to several 45 minute interviews, I knew what I wanted. And in a matter of a few moments, my tongue-tied language left me without one of a handful of jobs for which I had toiled and prepped.

Self-interest taints view of political world

Have ideas about how the world ought to be? How the government ought to run? Don’t fool yourself: you’ll probably be voting out of self-interest come November. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll have quite a few justifications for political stances through primary season (I’ll have a few of my own), ...

(Fearing the) power of the people

The protests at Mizzou this past week have begun to usher in new accountability for college administrations by using the tremendous power of the public to bring about progress—and progress they have made.