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Tessa Case, managing editor for The Kaleidoscope. Photo by Giani Martin/Creative Director of Student MediaTessa Case, managing editor for The Kaleidoscope. Photo by Giani Martin/Creative Director of Student MediaTessa Case
Managing Editor

The joke in the newsroom is that we have “tens of readers.”

Overall, the news and media industry is shrinking. The Editor & Publisher’s DataBook listed there were 126 fewer daily papers in 2014 than in 2004. For printed news in specific, the Pew Research Center reports a drop of 7 percent in weekday circulation.

Newspaper 8 colorLeisha Chambers/Head IllustratorChris St. John
Head Opinions Columnist

I just recently learned that in some schools have dead days. I asked a stupid question. “What are dead days?” These are days before finals week that no assignments are due and no campus events are allowed. Can you imagine that?

Kscope opinion graphicConnor McDonald
Opinions Columnist

Robert Bentley announced his resignation on April 10. Along with it came headlines analyzing official investigation reports detailing his affair and related corruption. As charming as geriatric sexting is, it’s the casual corruption the Luv Guv displays that presents a familiar problem recurring in Alabama politics.

Kscope opinion graphicChris St. John
Head Opinions Columnist

Part of going to college is doing things you don’t want to do. Therefore, when I was assigned by my creative writing professor, Jim Braziel, M.F.A, to go the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education Writers’ Series, I went because I had to.

Leisha Chambers/Head illustratorLeisha Chambers/Head illustratorConnor McDonald
Opinions Columnist

UAB has a lot of issues, and I spend more than my fair share of time complaining about them. Often, it becomes so infectious to whine about the faults I find in UAB that it’s easy to forget why I chose to go here anyway. When I was looking at schools, there were several things UAB had that no other school in Alabama could provide. So with that said, let’s take a moment to appreciate a few things about UAB.

Kscope opinion graphicTamara Imam
Branding and Outreach Manager

For the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of serving in the Undergraduate Student Government Association as a senator for the College of Arts and Sciences. And while UAB’s USGA isn’t run by an alleged sketchy underground society (looking at you, UA), it’s certainly been an interesting experience.

Kscope opinion graphicChris St. John
Head Opinions Columnist

I had a horrific experience the other morning. I had to use the bathroom, and unfortunately it was No. 2. I know you’re laughing at this subject, but everyone defecates. Scientific fact. We all do it, but don’t like to talk about it.

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