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Imani Johnson fights for the shot down under the basket against Southern Illinois
Photo by Christophre Dennan/Staff Photographer

Will Harris
Assistant Sports Editor

Monday night, the UAB women’s basketball team took on the Southern Illinois Salukis in a non-conference matchup. The Blazers were fresh off a 15-point win over Mississippi Valley State Saturday. Both teams entered with a record of 1-0. The Blazers also have a 1-0 all-time record against the Salukis.

The Salukis jumped out to an early 7-5 lead with consecutive baskets from Nicole Martin and Makenzie Silvey. The Blazers ended the first quarter with strong defense, holding the Salukis to just one made basket in the final 8:01 of the quarter. However, the Blazers allowed the Salukis to stay in the game with fouls and misses of their own. At the end of the first quarter UAB led 20-15.

In the second quarter, The Salukis started hot with five made baskets on six shots. UAB hit a dry spell from the floor but sustained the lead with the help of guard Rachael Childress. Childress had eight consecutive points for the Blazers, two of those baskets came from behind the three-point line. UAB was held to 27 percent shooting in the second quarter, compared to SIU’s 60 percent. Even with the improved shooting, SIU could not regain the lead and trailed 38-35 at halftime.

The Blazers scorched the net to start the third quarter with four straight three pointers from Childress. The Blazers held a double-digit lead for most of the third quarter and extended the lead to 15 with two made baskets by Deanna Kuzmanic. UAB led 63-48 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Blazers were ice cold from the field. UAB started 0-of-10 shooting in the final quarter, but the Salukis attempt to make a comeback was stopped due to their own mistakes. The Salukis’ turnovers, fouls, lack of defensive rebounds and limited shooting kept UAB in the lead. The scoreless UAB streak was ended on a three pointer by Childress to give UAB a 72-61 lead. UAB held on to win by a final score of 76-66.

“That was a really good quality win for our team, it was just what we needed,” said head coach Randy Norton. “Just really pleased with our team effort and I feel like a lot of people stepped up.”

Childress finished with a career-high 29 points, while Imani Johnson came off the bench and scored 13 points.

“It feels really good, but it’s about the team win for me,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t matter if I’m coming off the bench. I’m giving it my all.”

UAB will take on Miles College Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Bartow Arena. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Will Harris can be reached willhrrs@uab.edu.

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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USGA to reign in new president: Candidates introduce platforms of their campaign to student body

pres pose 3 1 of 5Siddharth Srikakolapu

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Photos by Laykn Shepard / Photo Editor

Lauren Moore/Campus Editor

As a young and growing institution, UAB looks to student leaders to help shape the future of the university. USGA hosted their 2018 Presidential Debate Thursday, March 1.

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Black Panther Movie Review  

Jo Wright
Life & Style Reporter

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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How to survive to school shooting: Capt. Amy Schreiner shares with students how to live through an on-campus shooting

Sufia Alam
Campus Editor

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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