• March's marriage battle

    Mark Linn - Staff Writer

    marriagebattlergbA scene from the Jefferson County Courthouse on Feb. 9, when the long-standing ban on same sex marriage was temporarily lifted for three weeks (Photo by Casey Marley).It has been more than two months since Alabama became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage, however recent actions by the state Supreme Court have put marriage rights back into question.

    On March 3, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order to state probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In a 7-1 decision, the court ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage was constitutional, and that probate judges “...have a ministerial duty to follow Alabama law limiting marriage to a union of one man and one woman,” according to the court ordered writ of mandamus.
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  • Blazergate: Documents released by 'someone with a conscience' spark calls for Watts' resignation

    Staff Reports

    protest fireRW CMYKStudents and community members are questioning Watts' power after release of new documents (Photo by Sarah Adkins).For many members of the UAB community, Spring Break was no time for relaxing. On the morning of Monday, March 23, Alabama Representative Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills, called for President Ray L. Watts M.D.’s immediate resignation from his position as UAB President. Williams says that confidential documents that were released to his office by “someone with a conscience” indicate that the decision to terminate the UAB football program was finalized months before the announcement on Dec. 2.
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  • Tips for a heartier horoscope

    Brandon Varner - Features Editor

    sky2 1552774iAccurate horoscopes account for each of the heavenly bodies (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).Whether you believe your horoscope affects your life or not, there is certainly a lot of entertainment value in studying the stars. Though there are many objects in our solar system that are not technically planets, astrology refers to them as planets in order to save time.
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  • Lacrosse: the fastest sport on two feet

    Moya Morgan - Sports Editor

    lacrosseThe teamed enjoyed a trip to Pensacola, Fla during their games (Photo courtesy of Justin Wahl).The UAB Lacrosse Club is hoping for their chance at recognition on campus. Both the women’s and the men’s teams are in the process of recruiting members and garnering the interest of fellow UAB students.
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