• A summer of scholarships: what are UAB students doing with their education?

    Illustration by Corey BrightIllustration by Corey BrightTamara ImamManaging Editor

    A record 28 UAB students won competitive merit-based national scholarships to fund their endeavors in research, study abroad or graduate school.

    Among the scholarship recipients, UAB boasts a Boren Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, a Goldwater Scholar and two National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, in addition to a number of honorable mentions.
  • Netflix not cutting it? Where to watch flicks this summer

    SummerFlicksllustration by Baili BighamBaili Grace Bigham - Head Entertainment Columnist

    Summer is back and the heat has melted away all your plans to go outside, but you don’t want to fall in the same regimen as always. What foolproof plan has never failed any of us? The answer is always unanimously: movie time. However, if Netflix doesn’t seem to be doing the trick for you anymore, fret no more — some of Birmingham’s favorite venues (including Iron City, the Alabama Theatre and the Botanical Gardens) are offering chances to spice up your nights by providing several series of film showings throughout the summer. 
  • Red Planet Preview: Sloss Fest set for solid sophomore shows

    SlossLast year's Sloss Fest drew crowds of hundreds who came to enjoy the inaugural lineup. Photo by Brandon VarnerJared Chesnut - BlazeRadio Operations Manager

    In the middle of an Alabama summer and its sweltering heat, the country’s last standing blast furnace, Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces, will play host once again to some of the hottest bands for the second annual Sloss Music and Arts Festival.

    On July 16-17 the historical site will open its doors for a weekend of great music from an eclectic mix of bands and artists, as well as some of the best in local brews and foods.
  • Red Planet Review: a soundtrack for your summer

    A soundtrack for your summer. Illustration by Sarah FaulknerA soundtrack for your summer. Illustration by Sarah FaulknerJared Chesnut - Staff Writer
    Summer: The sun is shining bright, humidity is in the top ten percentile, and the frost trolls have skulked away to their system of tunnels under Olympus Mons. Now is as good a time as any to let the top down, pour up a few Arnold Palmers and put some records on. We here at UAB’s radio show Red Planet put together a summer playlist. We felt like it’d be best to just chill a little, be cool and bestow some tunes that’ll be the SPF 50 you’ve been looking for.
  • Things to do in Birmingham

    Things to do RGB 2Illustration by Corey BrightTamara Imam - Managing Editor

    Rotary Trail

    Nestled in downtown and adorned with a 46-foot sign paying homage to the “Magic City” marking its entrance, the Rotary Trail features a four-block walking, running and biking pathway. When the trail officially opened to the Birmingham community in April of this year, it was only two blocks along 1st Avenue South. According to local radio station WBHM, it will eventually run from 20th Street to 24th Street. The trail is complete with benches, picnic tables and solar-powered cell phone charging stations.
  • Time to get back your summer bod

    unnamed 2Rotary Trail is one of many options for locations to workout. (Photo by Baili Bigham)Baili Grace Bigham - Head Entertainment Columnist

    Working out may sound unappealing for most, especially for those of us who can shamefully admit it’s been a while since we’ve seen a gym. Running a marathon might not be in the books for you anytime soon, but there are other ways to drop that freshman (or sophomore, junior or senior) 15 and have fun doing it. 
  • What’s it all about? a review of Art on the Rocks’ first event of the summer

    IMG 6108Art on the Rocks hosts various local artists, makers, and businesses that set up booths for patrons to visit while at the event. Photo by Baili BighamBaili Grace Bigham - Head Entertainment Columnist

    The Birmingham Museum of Art kicked off its first Art on the Rocks event of the summer on June 17. With a successful turn out, the event entertained thousands of local Birmingham art lovers and gave them a chance to see the museum in a different light. This three-part event series has happened annually for the past 12 years, but why should you attend this summer? Read on and decide for yourself.