Snapshot into the 1960s with student magazine Farrago

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Welcome back, students!

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that we’re just over a week away from the first football game of the season! Did you know that a UA student magazine, Farrago, interviewed Bear Bryant at the beginning of the 1968-9 season?

Farrago coverIf you click the cover image above and read the article on page 5, you’ll find that while some things about Alabama football have changed, others have stayed the same.

This is true of all the issues of Farrago, which means “confused mixture.” In the magazine’s pages, humor rubs shoulders with politics, and student issues still familiar to us mingle with problems unique to the late 1960s.

For example, we don’t have to tackle the subject of draft dodging anymore (see May 1968), but we never seem to tire of debating the pros and cons of the Greek system (see March 1968). Complaints about parking are certainly not new (see Sept. 1968) — and this was back when the Capstone didn’t even charge you to register your car!

And maybe you can also take comfort in the fact that finding an apartment in Tuscaloosa has apparently never been easy…

Farrago cover

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