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The excitement was on at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Friday, Feb. 12. A new sorority was announced at a probate that night. Sigma Lambda Gamma made their debut on the Arkansas …

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Trojan Soccer shows out on Senior Night
September 22, 2016 – 1:00 am | Comments Off

The Little Rock Trojan soccer team took on Mississippi Valley State on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex. It was Senior night, and turned out to be a victorious one for the ladies as they won 2-0.

Thirty-two minutes into the game, senior Kayla Turner had the first goal of the night, taking her shot from way back, with the assist from Jaclyn Purine. It was Turners’ first goal since her freshman season in 2013.

Senior goalkeepers Shara Robbins and Sara Cavanagh split duties for the night and succeeded in shutting out MSVU. This was Robbins first career start.

Junior Quin Wilkes guaranteed the win with a shot that made it past Mississippi Valleys goalie Rita Gyasi, in the eighty-sixth minute of the match. Gyasi made fifteen saves for the night but it was not enough to stop the Trojans.  Little Rock outshot MSVU 38-0, 17 of those shots on the goal.

Defensive midfielder Mikayla Uyokpeyi is one of the seniors playing for the Trojans this season, she has played for the Trojans all 4 years she has attended UALR. The people are her favorite part about playing at UALR.

“Any athlete can tell you that they love they game they play, but it’s a bonus when you’re surrounded by people that will fight for you and love you unconditionally.”

Her dream is to play soccer professionally, whether it be for a club in the United States, or one overseas.  But Mikayla has dreams outside of the world of soccer.

“I also want to go into the marketing field and find a job that allows me to help organizations design their own brand so they can promote themselves efficiently.”

Senior Hali Long, who plays centerback, says it has not really set in yet that this will be her last season playing for Little Rock.

”Out of everything I love about playing at Little Rock, I love the team. We’ve had players come and go, but this group we have for my last year here has been the best yet. We’re already so close with great chemistry and that shows on the field. I wouldn’t want my last year to be with any other people.”

Hali spent her summer, as co-captain of the Filipino National team. She missed preseason here in Little Rock, but was able to compete in three matches against Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore. She really enjoyed her time there.

“It was a really great learning experience and I gained even more family in the Philippines.”

Long still is not sure about her plans after graduation. She is majoring in Health and human performance with an emphasis in promotion and minoring in Exercise science.

“I’m either going to go to grad school, or continue playing soccer as long as my body will let me!”

Little Rock played Kansas State on Sunday night at the Coleman Complex and won 2-1. The Trojans will play again on Friday night against Texas State, the match will take place in San Marcos, TX. Their next home game will take place on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00 p.m. That will be Little Rock Rangers Day at the Complex.

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Lady Trojans take straight sets victory
October 5, 2016 – 1:55 pm | Comments Off

On Saturday, October 1, the Lady Trojans volleyball team played host to the ULM Warhawks on Beach Volleyball Night. Little Rock took a straight sets win in the contest, looking the stronger team throughout the match.

Little Rock got off to a hot start, taking a 10-2 lead early in the first set. The Trojans did not relent and held a 20-9 lead when ULM called its first timeout. Coming out of the break, the Trojans continued to play well, comfortably winning the first set, 25-11.

ULM played more aggressively in the second set, and at one point trailed the Trojans just 15-11. As the set continued, the Trojans pulled away with very strong team play, winning the set 25-13. Going into the break, Little Rock had led the entire match, with ULM never able to establish momentum.

Though trailing 2 sets to 0, the Warhawks came back on the court refreshed and confident entering the third set. For a time, the teams traded points. ULM took its first lead of the match holding an 8-10 lead on the Trojans at one point. Like the Warhawks had done in the first set, the Lady Trojans called a timeout to regroup. They came out of the timeout a rejuvenated team, reeling off 9 straight points to take a 17-10 lead. Louisiana-Monroe would not go away quietly, though, and battled back late to trail only 24-21. Little Rock held 3 match points and did not let ULM get any closer, taking the third and final set, 25-21 for a straight sets victory.

Several Trojans shined in the game. Sophomore Setter Taylor Lindberg finished with 35 assists, while senior Outside-Hitter Marina Avram had 7 service aces. Sophomore Middle-Blocker Veronica Marin had 11 kills, and fellow senior Middle-Blocker Edina Selimovic posted a .409 hitting efficiency. Also, senior Miona Milovanovic posted a .417 hitting efficiency.

When asked about her thoughts on the game, Little Rock head coach Van Compton said, “I was glad to come back and get a win tonight because I felt like we gave one away last night. I thought the kids played up… with spirit… I’m glad to get the win.” Compton also noted a few of the evening’s standout players, but added, “Tonight’s match was really hard to point out any one (person)… everybody hit positive… It’s hard to say one person.” Team play was the theme of the night, with all the Lady Trojans playing well.

A strong straight sets win was exactly what Little Rock needed after a tough 5-set loss Friday night. The team will have a few days off before hitting the road for games versus UT-Arlington and Texas State on Friday and Saturday.

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I Am With You
November 16, 2016 – 12:00 pm | 2 Comments

To all the women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, disabled, and LGBTQ people of America: I am sorry. I’m sorry that hate and bigotry won the presidential election. I’m sorry that we now live in a country that tells us that being who we are is wrong and that ignorance and prejudice is now validated from the highest office in the land.

Hope and progress were on the ballot, but sadly, an overwhelming amount of voters voted out of fear rather than aspiration. Donald J. Trump, loser of the popular vote, is set to become the 45th president of the United States of America.

To the women and girls who inspire me everyday: don’t stop believing that someday soon, someone that looks like you will finally make it clear, once and for all, that females are truly capable of doing anything that a man can. You have to continue to lean in and never lose hope. I am with you.

To my friends of color who know all too well that the road to justice is a long and slow climb: you are worthy of dignity and respect. We must fight together to protect the legacy of President Barack Obama–a president that so many tried to discredit based off the color of his skin rather the content of his character. I am with you.

To the millions of Muslim-Americans that provide so much to this country: you are our Constitution in action. Although you may feel threatened under this new administration, just know that so many of us have your back. You belong. I am with you.

To the immigrants who have sacrificed so much to get here: welcome. You are strong and you are brave. America is your home and you deserve the opportunities to thrive and make a better life for yourself. I am with you.

To the disabled people that feel less than: you prove to us everyday just how strong and capable you are. You are an inspiration. Don’t let a bully in the White House bring you down. I am with you.

And last, but certainly not least, to my lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer brothers and sisters: we know injustice and know that the road to equality is long but ultimately know that we will prevail. We are strong and we are fighters. I am with you.

To the ones who voted against us: we’re still here. We’ll be here every step of the way, daring to compete and putting up a resistance to every policy that tries to strip away our right to live an open and peaceful life. Although it didn’t this time, love will ultimately trump hate. We are millions strong and we will rise!

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UALR, Meet UA Little Rock
January 25, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off

Chancellor Andrew Rogerson announced a new logo and abbreviated name for the university on Monday. Effective immediately, UALR will now go by the newly abbreviated name of UA Little Rock. The chancellor also unveiled a new logo.

In a statement released through the school’s website and email, Rogerson shared his excitement for the changes, as well as its advantages.

“While our official name remains the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UA Little Rock represents one of our institution’s greatest strengths, our location in Arkansas’s capital city,” he said. “UA Little Rock also reflects the university’s commitment and long-standing partnership and service to our community – Little Rock and Central Arkansas. For out-of-state student and employee recruitment and other initiatives, having a name that represents the location of our university is also an advantage.”

The logo is a collaboration of the Office of Communications and Marketing and the campus’s Art Department and raised no budgetary concerns for the university.

“We will roll out our name change and updated logo in a responsible way that will not create budget concerns,” Rogerson added. “The new logo was created at no cost.”

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Women’s golf places 8th in Fresno By: Adrian Miller
March 29, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

By: Adrian Miller

On March 13 and 14, Little Rock (LR) women’s golf competed in the Fresno State Classic. The 12-team field ranged from teams as far west as UC Irvine, to as far east as Boston University. Nevada won the three-round meet, finishing 27 over par, with a final score of 891. Cal Poly, UC Riverside and Fresno State tied for second, with final scores of 893, respectively. UC Irvine rounded out the top five with a score of 898. LR came in eighth, and junior Sabrina Bonanno placed just a stroke out of the top 10.

LR entered the third round in sixth place, only 7 strokes out of the lead. UC Irvine held the lead after the first two rounds, but Nevada, who was tied for fourth entering round three, swung their way to a 290 and eventually secured the victory. The 290 was the lowest round scored by any of the teams over the two-day meet. LR’s 296 in the second round, tied for the second lowest score of the day.

Teammates Shania Berger and Bonanno were both tied for sixth individually after the first two rounds, at 144. Bonanno, who was LR’s top performer, ended up tying for 13th at 8 over par and an overall score of 224. Berger and teammate Emelie Blennow tied for 30th at 14 over par, with final scores of 230, respectively.

CSU Fullerton’s Martina Edberg won the individuals, at 4 under par and an ending score of 212. Jakeishya Le of UC Riverside finished in second, at 3 under par and Fresno State’s Mimi Ho rounded out the top 3, finishing with an even par, 216. Janet Yeo of UC Irvine took fourth at 1 over par. Cal Poly’s Jamie Binns rounded out the top five at 218, two strokes over par.

LR’s Pernille Orlien tied for 43rd at 18 over par and fellow junior Peyton Weaver finished at 23 over.

As of writing, LR now gets to come home and co-host the Little Rock/A-State Invitational at the Maumelle Country Club. The Invitational is dated for March 27-28.

Trojan Soccer shows out on Senior Night
September 22, 2016 – 1:00 am | Comments Off

The Little Rock Trojan soccer team took on Mississippi Valley State on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex. It was Senior night, and turned out to be a victorious one for …

Lady Trojans take straight sets victory
October 5, 2016 – 1:55 pm | Comments Off

On Saturday, October 1, the Lady Trojans volleyball team played host to the ULM Warhawks on Beach Volleyball Night. Little Rock took a straight sets win in the contest, looking the stronger team throughout the …

I Am With You
November 16, 2016 – 12:00 pm | 2 Comments

To all the women, people of color, Muslims, immigrants, disabled, and LGBTQ people of America: I am sorry. I’m sorry that hate and bigotry won the presidential election. I’m sorry that we now live in …

UALR, Meet UA Little Rock
January 25, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off

Chancellor Andrew Rogerson announced a new logo and abbreviated name for the university on Monday. Effective immediately, UALR will now go by the newly abbreviated name of UA Little Rock. The chancellor also unveiled …

On the Road with the Trojans: Baseball takes on tough competition in Missouri and Louisiana By: Monika S. Sandlin
March 29, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

By: Monika S. Sandlin
After a tough three day series against Troy, Little Rock (LR) Baseball went up against No. 5 Missouri on March 21.  The Trojans had a rough start, but still managed to make …

Opposing warriors clash on the diamond By: Monika S. Sandlin
March 29, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

By: Monika S. Sandlin
Over spring break, Little Rock (LR) baseball took on the Troy Trojans, the #2 team in the Sun Belt. Also in attendance at Gary Hogan were professional scouts, present for all three …

Men’s golf find their swing at home
March 29, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by: Kolton Rutherford
On Tuesday, Little Rock (LR) men’s golf took part in the First Tee College Classic in the capital city. Playing in a familiar setting proved beneficial for LR, as the Trojans claimed first …

Women’s golf primed for final stretch with great performance in Maumelle
March 29, 2017 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

With only three meets left in the season, Little Rock (LR) women’s golf entered the Little Rock/A-State Invitational in Maumelle with a point to prove on Monday. The Trojans played well, finishing the team tournament …

2017 baseball season starts with both highs and lows by Monika S. Sandlin
March 9, 2017 – 12:41 am | No Comment

By: Monika S. Sandlin
The early part of the 2017 season has been filled with challenges for Trojans baseball.
On February 17, the team faced Oral Roberts in a road series in which the team lost all …

Tough and triumphant season ends for Swimming and Diving by Monika S. Sandlin
March 9, 2017 – 12:01 am | No Comment

By Monika S. Sandlin
This week has been a busy one for Little Rock (LR) sports, from Men’s and Women’s Basketball beginning play in the Sun Belt Championship, to five home games with the Baseball team, …

Women’s basketball clinch Sun Belt on Senior Night
March 8, 2017 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

By: Adrian Miller
The Lady Trojans won the Sun Belt Conference outright on Senior Night. The Saturday Feb. 25th game would be the last played on the home floor for Senior leaders Sharde’ Collins, Kaitlyn Pratt …

Men’s basketball win triumphantly in final home game
March 8, 2017 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

By Adrian Miller
The final two home games for UA Little Rock (LR) were microcosms of their season under first year head coach Wes Flanigan. They suffered a defeat on Senior night, Saturday Feb. 25th, at …

On the Road: Final round propels Women’s golf to 7th place
March 8, 2017 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by: Alex Vandiver
On February 26th, the UA Little Rock Trojans golf team wrapped up play in the Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Arizona.
A press release issued by LR Trojan athletics stated that the Trojans …

On the Road: Men’s basketball end season with highs and lows
March 8, 2017 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

By: Kolton Rutherford
In their final two games of the 2016-2017 regular season, Little Rock (LR) men’s basketball beat South Alabama away from home 62-57 and lost in a visit to Troy 57-54. The results left …

The ‘Fun Belt’ awaits for men’s and women’s basketball
March 8, 2017 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

By: Kolton Rutherford
Trojan basketball starts their postseason today, with both teams playing in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. While the women’s conference tournament tipped off yesterday, the Trojan men will start their postseason campaign today …

Women’s basketball hot: Enter tournament on 5 game win streak
March 8, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

By: Adrian Miller
UA Little Rock played their final games of the season in the great state of Alabama. On Thursday, Mar. 2nd, the Lady Trojans won their 4th in a row and improved their conference …

What’s Happening in Little Rock
March 3, 2017 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

Movies at the Robinson Theater
March 11
The Ron Robinson Theater is hosting several Movie Nights and a Weekend Movie Day this month. “Phantom of the Opera,” the 1925 silent film about the love affair between a …

Tech Corner: Taking control of your dreams with the iBand+
March 3, 2017 – 8:43 pm | No Comment

Have you ever experienced a dream where you were in control? Whether it was telling yourself to walk towards a certain landmark, creating a certain person, or running like heck, we’ve all been in that …