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Students should not lose passion for free speech

Since late November of last year, the streets of Kiev have been overrun with protesters feverishly fighting the oppression of not only their Ukrainian government, but alsop arguably the vast reaches of the Russian Federation. As the nation?s president, Viktor Yanukovych made yet another questionable ...

Missouri's debated law on evolution is completely absurd

There is a little known, old school phrase that simply states, “I’m from Missouri.” It’s meant to be a play off the lore that coined the state’s nickname – the Show-Me State – and, apparently, is supposed to represent skepticism or disbelief in something or a request for some sort of ...

The new Alabama football dynasty

“If you continue to do the same thing that you always have done, you will get the same result. Guaranteed.” I can only imagine that Nick Saban was reaching toward the definition of insanity – doing something over and over again and expecting a different result – when he selected this quote. ...

Lessons from the service industry

It is my sincere belief that every single person on the face of this earth should be required to spend at least one week working in the food service industry – and no, it’s not because of the pay. Some of the greatest lessons that I have ever learned have come from personal encounters with customers. ...

Adversity reveals true Tide fans

The agony of defeat still clings to the minds of most here at The University of Alabama as Saturday’s last-minute Iron Bowl loss continues to make headlines on “SportsCenter” even days after the initial event. And why shouldn’t it?

Tuscaloosa must improve, beat the curve on Municipal Equality Index

Almost every test has a curve – a normal distribution of scores that creates a bell-shaped dispersal of grades that range to extremes, both in perfection and imperfection. Of course, as students, we all strive to find ourselves on the right side of that curve, where we can identify success as having ...