Author: Caleb Wood

I'm Caleb Wood, managing editor for the Kaleidoscope. I'm a junior studying English and film. If I'm not writing, you can find me stress eating and sitting too close to the TV.

Departing Blazer football players had an opportunity to show off for NFL scouts at UAB’s Pro Day on April 8 at the UAB Football Operations Center. The six Blazer players taking part were running back Spencer Brown, long snapper Jacob Fuqua, defensive end Jordan Smith, defensive back Brontae Harris and wide receivers Austin Watkins and Myron Mitchell. This year’s Pro Day was of extra importance. The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic allowing NFL prospects fewer opportunities to catch teams’ eyes. Images from this year’s Pro Day | Photos by Dawson Martin The…

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When Meme “Mambo Baptise” Armstrong set off to create Iniquities, she wanted to make a safe space in the heart of Southside. Living up to its intentions, Iniquities is not your average sex shop. The small store in the heart of Birmingham’s Southside sells everything from c—k rings to chicken feet to cold brews. Sex toys, hoodoo spiritualism and coffee made on site are all mix in the 3,200 square foot store. Iniquities originally started as a boutique for sex toys and fetish items in Spike’s Leather Club, a now closed gay bar in the Lakeview area. Owner Meme Armstrong,…

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Governor Kay Ivey announced at a press conference Friday morning that individuals age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, April 5. She made this announcement at a vaccine clinic in her hometown of Camden, Ala. “Truly, this vaccine is our ticket back to normal life. We are so close to getting COVID-19 in the rearview, and until then, we should all keep wearing our masks, get vaccinated and use the common sense the good Lord gave us.” Governor Ivey said. The expansion will create near 4 million eligible individuals in state. The Department…

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https://soundcloud.com/uabstudentmedia/kaleidoscope-sports-report-ep-8-the-week-of-march-29-2021 This week on KSR, our hosts are talking about UAB baseball and softball’s upcoming road series, UAB volleyball’s first conference tournament appearance since 2013 and their predictions for Final Four weekend. KSR is The Kaleidoscope Sports Report, a weekly podcast where Kaleidoscope sports writers Tyler Szczudlak and Caleb Wood talk everything UAB sports.

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This Women’s History Month, check out a couple of movies that highlight the excellent work of women behind the camera. Coming of Age: Slums of Beverly Hills Directed by: Tamara Jenkins (1998) The movie that made Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”, “Orange is the New Black”), “Slums of Beverly Hills” focuses on a teenage girl who moves from apartment to apartment in Beverly Hills as her father (Alan Arkin as the loving deadbeat) tries to keep the kids in the city schools paying as little as possible. Director Tamara Jenkins delivers an amazing insight into the thoughts of a teenager rarely…

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The USGA election commission shared the final results of the 2021 USGA elections today. The results are largely the same as the initial vote totals indicated with small changes. Ritika Samant, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience, proved victorious in the Monday runoff for the Vice President of Student Services beating Hannah Syed 269 votes to 142. Syed, a sophomore majoring in chemistry, will still serve in USGA in the position of as senator for the College of Arts & Sciences as she finished in first place for that position during the general election. The 411 votes cast in Monday’s runoff…

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Correction: The runoff between RItika Samant & Hannah Syed will end at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The USGA elections commission released the results of the USGA Spring 2021 election to the Kaleidoscope. Angela Lee leads the initial results of the election for the USGA president with 836 votes out of 1,574 cast, good for 53.11% of the vote. A runoff between Hannah Syed and Ritika Samant for vice president of student services is set for Monday, March 22. The polls will open at 8 a.m. Monday and close at 8 a.m. Tuesday. These results are the initial first round results.…

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https://soundcloud.com/uabstudentmedia/kaleidoscope-sports-report-ep-5-the-week-of-march-8-2021 On the fifth episode of the Kaleidoscope Sports Report, we’re talking about the Conference USA basketball tournament and UAB basketball’s end of season honors. The Kaleidoscope Sports Report is a weekly podcast where Kaleidoscope sports writers Tyler Szczudlak and Caleb Wood talk everything UAB sports.

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