About Us

Kaleidoscope is UAB’s student-run digital news and entertainment outlet. Students report, write, video and produce all content from breaking news to quizzes. Founded in 1969, Kaleidoscope is the oldest student-run outlet on campus. Patrick Cather served as its first editor-in-chief.
In fall 2020, Kaleidoscope transitioned from a weekly printed newspaper to a digitally focused organization to get news to their audience where they are — on their phones and tablets.
Any student at UAB may join Kaleidoscope regardless of experience. Kaleidoscope provides training on writing, editing, video producing, graphic design and more.