Finding your sisters on campus

Finding your sisters on campus

After Asiah Ruffins, vice president of UAB’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, rushed a College Panhellenic Council organization as a freshman and was not accepted, she decided to focus on school for a year and try again. But this time, she joined NPHC organization, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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What to do after the diploma

What to do after the diploma

As graduation approaches, many UAB students ponder their next steps. Though there are many sources of advice available to students, including academic advisors, career counselors and information on the internet, professors and graduate students also provide great first-hand knowledge on how students should handle life after college.

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Painting the past

Painting the past

Famous artist David Kassan explains his creative process.

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Frats decipher facts from fiction

Frats decipher facts from fiction

Though there are many varying opinions on Greek and fraternity life, they are a traditional part of college experiences for many. In speaking to frat members from UAB, Birmingham-Southern College and Samford University, all shared what made their fraternity values.

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New drugs aid cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic disorder that causes mucus in the body to build up and become so thick that it damages the pulmonary organs and gradually disrupts the function of every organ system. The disease is also progressive, leading to infections and decline in lung function over time according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Easy ways to earn more money for students

Easy ways to earn more money for students

In addition to keeping up with coursework, many college students work part-time or full-time jobs. However, when funds are still running low, there are lots of ways students can make extra money both on campus and online.

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Using genes to guide treatment

Using Genes to Guide Treatment

UAB takes initiative in groundbreaking new DNA research.

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A scientific approach to politics

A Scientific Approach to Politics

Two researchers use their field to prioritize science in policy

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Blazers parade the Magic City

Blazers parade the Magic City

Once again, the streets surrounding UAB campus were flooded with green and gold for the annual Homecoming Parade.

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'You are the movement'

'You are the movement'

She was first a victim of sexual assault when she was six years old, and again in her early teenage years. At the time, the words she searched for surpassed the ones she knew as a young girl. Years later, Tarana Burke became the spokesperson and face of one of the biggest sexual assault awareness movements in history.

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