Author: Ja'Voris Hubbard

Every day, students use the internet for anything from homework to social media, and they aren’t always mindful of how their data could be in danger. Curt Carver, vice president and chief information officer of information technology at UAB, said there are several ways that students can ensure their data is secure with apps and software offered by the university. “The university offers several that are free. Keeper, which is a password management software, I would definitely recommend because it allows you to keep track of and generate passwords,” Carver said. “The second one is an endpoint protection software, SentinelOne. Even if you’re playing games, don’t turn that off. Leave it on. It does a great job at…

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As the second quarter ends, the crowd’s attention makes its way to the 50-yard -line as the band, dance team and drum majors make their way to provide an experience of a lifetime. HBCU football classic are more than merely an annual game to be played. It’s a tradition and an experience like no other.  The Turkey Day Classic, Bayou Classic and Tuskegee-Morehouse Football Classic are just a few of the numerous HBCU football classics that take place. However, the most popular HBCU event is the Magic City Classic between Alabama State and Alabama A&M which first began in 1924 and has been played uninterrupted since 1945. This “game” is filled with a week of numerous events: concerts, parades, tailgates,…

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Movies on the Green Oct. 18 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Campus Green This year you can catch a movie on the Green. Watch Monsters University with your fellow students as a way to wind down after midterms. Be sure to bring your blankets and snacks or even a picnic. Alpha Tau Omega in the 2019 Blazer Showdown | Photo from Kaleidoscope archives Blazer Showdown Oct. 19 7 p.m. Campus Green Blazer Showdown will be a bit different than the years before. This year it will be located on the Campus Green. Come out on to see teams showcase their talent through dance and skits. In previous…

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With the fight to destigmatize mental health issues in sports becoming an increasingly important topic in the media, now is the time to reevaluate the pressure we put on athletes. Fans around the world expect athletes to maintain a “win-at-all-costs” mentality regardless of the situation. This has placed an exorbitant amount of pressure on many of the athletes we have grown to adore and love. This pressure can place athletes in an awkward position of deciding whether to focus on their health or continue competing to avoid letting their fans down. Simone Biles is a prime example of an athlete having to decide whether or not to place her…

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As the cost of hosting the Olympic Games increases it also brings other harms to the host countries and their local communities with it. We should consider whether new and unprepared countries should be allowed to host the games if they don’t have the facilities required to host them. The Olympic Games bring tourism from all over the world to the host country. The influx of visitors shopping, staying in hotels and purchasing tickets to the numerous events may seem like a great idea for many countries to consider hosting the Olympic Games. However, the hefty price tag of hosting does not outweigh the potential positives. Hosting the Olympics means paying a…

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Spending a weekend in Montgomery may not be the most exciting thing to do; however, there are still a ton of ways to do it and still have a great time. After living in Montgomery for quite some time, I’ve learned a few things about how to enjoy time in a city that may not have flashier sites like many of the bigger cities in the US.  Place to Stay The Renaissance Hotel Considered to be Montgomery’s premier hotel and spa, The Renaissance is a short distance from many of the sites throughout the capital city. The incredible spa is where you can spend a relaxing evening after a day out on the…

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The firing of AP News reporter Emily Wilder shows the ugly truth behind many conservative politicians’ disdain for “cancel culture” and the repercussions and dangers of being a journalist in our current society. Wilder was fired from her job mere weeks after her hiring as a news associate for the Associated Press in Arizona. The Stanford College Republicans group at Stanford University resurfaced several social media posts of her advocating for Palestine and her history of activism as a member of Pro-Palestine groups — Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine — prior to her 2020 graduation from the university. The organization’s attempt to discredit her would soon gain traction with conservative media and political…

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The popularity of Dogecoin has increased the interest in cryptocurrencies for many. A cryptocurrency that was once worth less than a penny at the beginning of the year has gone on to make millionaires out of early investors. With Dogecoin’s sudden popularity in mind, you might be wondering what cryptocurrency is and how it works. What is a cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency, or “crypto”, is a system of digital money that can be exchanged for a variety of items. Some of these uses include currencies, clothing, games and even other “cryptos”. There are several companies and websites that have created their own currencies which can be exchanged for a specific item that they sell. Imagine it like purchasing a foreign currency:…

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The current plans to “pack” the Supreme Court could be the way to not only save the lives of numerous people but also keep the nation’s highest court from being controlled by individuals whose ideologies do not represent those of the country. “Court-packing” is more than a phrase created in the past year to describe the creation of a significant imbalance of either right-wing or left-wing ideologies within the nation’s highest court. It has historical significance as well. One of the first incidents of “court-packing” existed before the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, when Federalists shrank the number of Supreme Court seats from 6 to 5 with the hopes of…

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