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Kristina Balciunate
Assistant Branding and Outreach Manager

Late April at UAB can only mean one thing: finals week is almost upon us. To help you prepare for long days and late nights of cramming for your exams, we've put together a list of places around Birmingham, both on and off campus, to make your studying a little more bearable.

A design on the wall captives elements of Jessica Angel’s installment at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorA design on the wall captives elements of Jessica Angel’s installment at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorTessa Case
Managing Editor

The white walls of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts are no more, as well as the clear distinction between where the physical space ends or begins, and that’s before you put on the 3D glasses.

 Students from UAB and various other colleges attend Taste of India at the Alys Stephens center to spread the Indian culture through dance and music. Photo courtesy of Cole ParksStudents from UAB and various other colleges attend Taste of India at the Alys Stephens center to spread the Indian culture through dance and music. Photo courtesy of Cole ParksSufia Alam
Campus Reporter

This year, UAB’s Asian American Organization changed their main event’s name from Taste of Asia to Taste of India.

AAO is a nonprofit student organization at UAB that aims to incorporate Asian traditions and assimilate them to American culture. Every year, the organization has delivered Asian awareness across campus through their biggest annual event, formerly called Taste of Asia.

Tamara Harper (right) of Smallwoods Studios showcases her art at Art Crawl. Photo by Emily Cox-Oldham/Assistant Photo EditorTamara Harper (right) of Smallwoods Studios showcases her art at Art Crawl. Photo by Emily Cox-Oldham/Assistant Photo EditorAnthony Roney
Community Reporter

On the first Thursday of every month, something unique happens off 19th Street North. The Birmingham Art Crawl allows dozens of artists and performers to show off their skills and sell their products, attracting people from all across central Alabama.

Spike Grimm of Classic 13 Tattoo. Photo by Surabhi Rao/Campus EditorSurabhi Rao
Campus Editor

I have five college degrees. I work here because I love it so much... Tattoos can reveal an inner part of the soul or they can just be simple and make you happy at the time... Some of the most interesting tattoos I ever saw include Elmer Fudd holding a gun at someone’s butt-crack reading ‘come out of there you fuzzy little wabbit,’ and a little lawn mower right above the pubic area.

—Spike Grimm, Classic 13 Tattoo on 20th Street South
From left to right, Natalie Prior, freshman in health care management; Patrick Brock, undeclared freshman; and Emma Moccia, freshman in social work, walk past the Green. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo Editor From left to right, Natalie Prior, freshman in health care management; Patrick Brock, undeclared freshman; and Emma Moccia, freshman in social work, walk past the Green. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo Editor Surabhi Rao
Campus Editor

According to PsychCentral, some of the strongest adult relationships you will ever have, those that shape some of your professional personality and mindset, are made during these “golden” years.

Attendees walk at Oak Mountain State Park Sunday to spread awareness of Huntington’s disease and raise money for Team Hope. Photo courtesy of David LeeAttendees walk at Oak Mountain State Park Sunday to spread awareness of Huntington’s disease and raise money for Team Hope. Photo courtesy of David LeeKristina Balciunaite
Assistant Branding and Outreach Manager

Approximately 200,000 people are diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in the United States yearly.

Team Hope is a student-run organization at UAB that annually holds campaign walks to support the fight against the disease. The money that is gathered during the event is sent to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, who donates it to research, support for victim’s families and awareness. This is the second year a UAB organization is participating in a campaign of this kind.

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