Archives for the month of: March, 2013

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Just four days after winning Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper and seven other awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards, The University of Alabama student newspaper, The Crimson White, announced freshman reporter Madison Roberts fabricated sources in several news stories dating back to Jan. 10 of this year.

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After 14 years and wealth of success one could only dream of, Mal Moore officially stepped down today from his job as University of Alabama Athletics Director, citing “factors related to his health” as the main reason for his resignation.

The 73-year-old Moore, who played and coached for Paul ”Bear” Bryant” has been hospitalized at Duke University Medical Center since March 13 with pulmonary problems. This is the second time Moore has been hospitalized with health related problems over the past year.

He will now serve as a special assistant under UA President Judy Bonner.

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I’ve always considered cooking to be quite the art form.

It’s a perfect way to express one’s creativity, while at the same time, pleasing all five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste). Best of all, cooks come in all colors, shapes and sizes.

They say “never trust a thin chef”. However, that tired edict has been proven wrong time and time again.

As noted chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain states in his book, “So You Wanna Be A Chef”:

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Obesity is a huge problem in America.

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Animal cloning.

Nothing new, right?

At this point nobody is going to throw a party for the scientist who cloned another sheep (yawn). Maybe if the sheep could pantomime a Swedish waterskier while hopping around like a kangaroo at a German bar at 2:36 in the morning we would be impressed. But until then, let’s hold off on handing out Nobel Prizes.

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With the annual Spring ritual of daylight saving time now upon us (thank goodness), I thought it would be an interesting discourse to revisit an article written in 2010 by Dustin Buehler, assistant professor of law at the University of Arkansas.

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On the heels of a drug bust that yielded $10,000 worth of narcotics, the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Tulane University – or more specifically, two Kappa Sigma pledges at Tulane – found themselves on the wrong side of the law once again.

On Feb. 28 the Tulane student newspaper, The Hullabaloo, ran a front-page article documenting the Feb. 22 drug raid of the Kappa Sigma house and the arrest of two Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers; sophomores Wyatt Silverman and Jules Staib.

Silverman and Staib, both 19 and Tulane students, were arrested after they accepted a package containing 107 grams of ecstasy (MDMA) from undercover state police officers. The other drugs seized included 57 dosage units of LSD, 69 grams of psilocybin Mushrooms, 48 grams of opium, 22 grams of marijuana, .80 grams of Cocaine and .91 grams of DMT.

All told, the drug bust totaled $10,000.

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It’s been said before that people have their best and most creative ideas in the shower. But have you ever stopped for a moment and wondered why that is the case?

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