• Gearing up for Sloss Fest: Getting to know Noah Gundersen

    Alex Merrill - Features Editor

    Artist Noah Gundersen With the long anticipated Sloss Fest only a week away, you can almost feel a new buzz of refreshed excitement amid the southern summer heat. Kscope got the opportunity to chat with one of the scheduled artists, Noah Gundersen, and couldn’t help but get caught up in the wave of music festival energy. 

    Gundersen is widely known for his indie-folk sound as a singer-songwriter. While he will primarily perform songs from his previous albums, such as “Twenty-Something” and “Ledges,” Gundersen does have a new album,“Carry the Ghost”, coming out in August that he admitted he’s “excited to perform live” when that tour begins.

    In a tweet, Gundersen described “Carry the Ghost” as “darker,” “grittier” and “sonically more expansive.” While chatting with Kscope he explained, “the full touring band is on this record and most of it was done in the first couple of takes, so it has that live, gritty feel to it. There’s more electric guitar with some grungier tones.” He also characterized this album as being more collaborative, with influences like Neil Young’s “Tonight’s the Night” mixed with a Peter Gabriel vibe—an obviously eclectic blend, evidencing the greater collaboration compared to previous albums. 

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  • Supreme court rules same-sex marriage legal

    Mark Linn - News Editor

    SCOTUS Marriage Equality 2015Photo courtesy of Wiki CommonsOn Friday June 26, the Supreme court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

    The four more liberal judges of the court were joined by Justice Anthony Kennedy in declaring that same-sex marriage is guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

    The case that brought about the landmark decision was Obergefell v. Hodges. The plaintiff in the case originally sued the state of Ohio to have his name put on his terminally ill, now deceased partner’s death certificate. The couple had been married in Maryland, where same-sex marriage was legal. The case made its way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that the 14th Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and to recognize same-sex marriages that previously took place in other states. 

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  • Where does UAB stand on football, its autonomy and the UA System?

    Brandon Varner - Managing Editor

    Casey Marley
    - Editor-in-Chief 

    Mark Ingram by Brandon VarnerPhoto by Brandon VarnerUAB Sports have set the city ablaze in recent months.

    From the December 2014 press conference that announced the death of three sports, to the announcement of their intention to return on June 1, discussion has been rampant on the administration's next move. Efforts from students and alumni have been effective thus far, but according to UAB's new athletic director Mark Ingram, the fight is nowhere near complete.

    To understand how UAB football seemed much more feasible five months later than it did at the time of Watts' announcement, it is important to understand the difference between the initial CarrSports report and the CSS report that followed.

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  • Just Announced: B.o.B coming to UAB on August 23

    Casey Marley - Editor-in-Chief

    B.o.B 2015Photo courtesy of Atlantic Recording CorporationFor the past three years, UAB has welcomed new and returning students with a fall concert. Today, the Student Activities Council announced that this year’s headliner for the back-to-school event is hip-hop artist B.o.B, who will perform on the Green on Aug 23 at 7 p.m.

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