• Amnesty International: The oldest profession calls for a facelift

    Illustration of Amnesty International's logo (Illustration by Thomas Baldwin).Illustration of Amnesty International's logo (Illustration by Thomas Baldwin).Erica Webb - Opinions Columnist
    ewebb1@uab.edu

    Two words that will grab anyone’s attention: sex and money.

    The relationship between the two dates back to the oldest known cultures, yet today prostitution is still a taboo topic. Mirroring the results of prohibition in the early 20th century and the modern day war on drugs, studies by Amnesty International on prostitution show that the criminalization of human vice is not stopping it from happening at all— it is actually creating a negative effect by causing sex work to be something that will always be sought after, making it even more high-risk for both parties involved.
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  • Pick your coffee, pick your playlists

    Starbucks’ “Picks of the Week” offer free entertainment you can pick up during your library coffee break. (Photo by Sarah Adkins).Starbucks’ “Picks of the Week” offer free entertainment you can pick up during your library coffee break. (Photo by Sarah Adkins).Luke RicheyContributor
    lrichey@uab.edu

    Starbucks offers students their “Starbucks Picks of the Week,” which can give thrills, helpful tips and between-class entertainment. To access the content, connect to Starbucks’ free Wi-Fi, click into the Starbucks Digital Network, select “Pick of the Week Promotion” and click the “Get it free on iTunes” icon. You can also find the “Starbucks Picks of the Week” in the Sterne Library location that feature the apps and episodes and instructions to access them.
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  • Win Instagram. Get married now.

    "I can't help but wonder, why the rush?" (Photo Illustration by Thomas Baldwin)."I can't help but wonder, why the rush?" (Photo Illustration by Thomas Baldwin).Ally Middleton - Opinion Columnist
    allym95@uab.edu

    I’m only nineteen years old, but I feel like an old maid. It seems like everyone from my high school graduating class as well as many of the new graduates are all falling victim to marriage fever. Older people may claim that millennials don’t know how to commit, and maybe in the grand scheme of things, there isn’t necessarily a drastic rise in people getting married younger, but as a college student in the midst of all the wedding invitations and announcements on social media, young marriages appears to be trending.
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  • War on homelessness or the homeless?

    Infographic displaying facts about homelessness in Birmingham. (Infographic by Jessica Middleton).Infographic displaying facts about homelessness in Birmingham. (Infographic by Jessica Middleton).Mark Linn - News Editor
    news@insideuab.com

    One program designed to help Birmingham’s homeless population is run by UAB’s own medical school. Equal Access Birmingham provides free medical care to low income people in the Birmingham and Jefferson County area.
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