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Haley Jared (No. 33) spikes the ball against Southern Miss’s defense in their game on Nov. 3 in Bartow Arena.
Photo by Lakyn Shepard/Staff Photographer


The UAB volleyball team squared off with conference rival University of Southern Mississippi.

The Lady Blazers began the first set of the match with back and forth scores. The game was seven to seven when the Golden Eagles scored three-straight points to take a 10 to seven lead. Both teams traded scores until Southern Miss built a 19 to 12 lead. The Lady Blazers tried to rally, but fell 25 to 22.

UAB had 12 kills to Southern Miss’s 15. The Golden eagles committed more errors with five than the four of UAB. The Golden Eagles had a higher hitting percentage with a .312 to the Lady Blazers’ .276.

The second set began with the lady Blazers rushing to a six to three lead. However, the Golden Eagles stormed back to tie the set and then took a nine to seven lead. The lady Blazers fought back and took a 14 to 12 lead and then extended that lead to five points. The Golden Eagles then scored five straight to tie the game at 19. UAB took a 22 to 21 lead. Southern Miss responded with a 26 to 24 victory to take a 2-0 lead for the match.

The lady Blazers outkilled Southern Miss 13 to seven but committed three more errors than the Golden Eagles. UAB had a higher hitting percentage with a .049 to Southern Miss’s -.030.

The lady Blazers looked to keep Southern Miss from winning in straight sets in the third set. However, the Golden Eagles had other plans. Southern Miss jumped out to a quick four to one lead. UAB was never able to get closer than a three-point deficit for the rest of the set. The Golden Eagles won the final set 25 to 19 and swept the lady Blazer 3-0 for the match.

The Golden Eagles amassed 20 kills to UAB’s 10 in the final set. The lady Blazers committed two errors to Southern Miss’s five. Southern Miss had a higher hitting percentage at .341 to UAB’s .222.

UAB was led by senior Haley Jared with nine kills. Senior Erika Zembyla contributed eight kills and one block, junior Victoria Young chipped in seven kills, three blocks and a service ace and redshirt senior Gabby Deshotel had six kills.

UAB takes on Florida Atlantic University Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. for senior night.

Connor Gentry can be reached at zcgentry@uab.edu and on Twitter @Kscope_sports.

Aura and Real Life Poets host 2nd annual Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

Join us for a full day of artistry and workshops at the Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UAB’s Hill Student Center. Admission is free for all attendees. Aura Literary Arts Review (UAB) and Real Life Poets, Inc. have partnered to bring an array of activities to this year’s poetry festival, including a variety of workshops, a poetry slam, and a special poetry showcase highlighting spoken word performers in the region. Workshops begin at 1 p.m. with topics varying from the art of performing poetry, how to become a published author, and how to create your own handmade magazine.

Poetry slam participants must be between the ages of 15 and 21. The poetry slam begins at 5 p.m., followed by the poetry showcase at 6:30 p.m. We believe that art is a vital form of expression that develops independence, enhances creative and critical thinking, and encourages higher order thinking such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Art crosses cultural boundaries and breaks down social, religious and racial barriers. UAB’s Aura Literary Arts Review and Real Life Poets, Inc. aim to encouraging artistic expression, especially amongst the youth and young adults in our community who will someday help activate and bring about change in our world. So be prepared to enjoy a monumental day of truth and expression!

*To register to attend the workshops or participate in the poetry slam, visit www.uab.edu/studentmedia.com. For media inquiries only, contact 205.585.8271 or email info@reallifepoets.org

Spoken Truth Poetry Festival April 14 workshops begin at 1pm and continue until 5pm where the poetry slam and showcase will begin

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The release of Black Panther over President’s Day weekend spurred plenty of excitement, evidenced by its immense success in the box office. The original estimate of $165 million was eclipsed by the $242 million made domestically. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, features a nearly all-black cast and qualitative female-empowering roles.   

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According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly half of those who commit or attempt to carry out a homicide at a school usually present some type of warning sign, such as telling others about their plan or leaving a note before the event.   

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