Students encouraged to write the new UALR fight song
November 19, 2014 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off

With more than 100 degrees, 60 graduate programs, and seven athletic teams, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers students a quality education and college experience. However, one element, common to other universities—a fight …

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Even bright foe clings to expired logic
March 14, 2013 – 5:28 pm | Comments Off

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a paper released by, among others, Sherif Girgis.  Girgis is an extremely accomplished scholar, having graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton, only after …

My plea to students: Park like a sir
February 23, 2013 – 1:33 pm | Comments Off

Parking at the university is a subject I have touched on before. Before moving on campus, I always parked at Big Lots!, and then walked through the gate behind it to campus. I found the …

Good riddance to bad Ratzinger
February 14, 2013 – 4:04 pm | Comments Off

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he’d be retiring effective the 28th of February to the shock and dismay of Catholics everywhere.  This is shocking not least because the last time something other than death …

University fails to keep doors functioning
January 31, 2013 – 4:44 pm | Comments Off

This university has a terrible track record with doors.  Until recently, no fewer than three doors to the library sported “do not use” signs – signs that had been hanging for the entire Fall semester …

Control vs. ban: There IS a difference
January 17, 2013 – 5:28 pm | One Comment

I wouldn’t say that I’ve “had enough” of the conversation surrounding gun control. It’s a conversation that is both prudent and overdue. So, no, we haven’t had enough of it, but I think we’ve had …

Technological breakthroughs could change concept of parenting
November 19, 2012 – 2:38 pm | One Comment

An amazing new discovery made by a group of scientists from the Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) has brought, to my mind, far more questions than it has answers.
Stunning as it may …

Marijuana has legal place in Arkansas
November 1, 2012 – 12:47 pm | 2 Comments

In the upcoming election, Arkansas may join California and 17 other states in legalizing marijuana for medical use.  I think that’s terrific.
The panic some Arkansans feel about legalization might be evidence of an anxiety disorder …

Last minute costumes without breaking the bank
October 31, 2012 – 10:43 am | Comments Off

If you’ve waited until the last minute to buy your Halloween costume, never fear, plenty of people leave things to the last minute and there are a variety of solutions that will help make sure …

How to lose a friend in 10 minutes
October 18, 2012 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off
How to lose a friend in 10 minutes

The upcoming Presidential election is easily the most important one I will have ever lived through.  For the first time ever, we have a sitting President who supports same-sex marriage, and every reason to believe …

Romney dismisses half of U.S.
October 3, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Mitt Romney is probably used to having his various gaffes broadcast and rebroadcast the world over, but his latest is particularly staggering.
It’s no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’m a very vocal, …

‘Dadvertising’ to gay community
September 24, 2012 – 11:37 am | Comments Off

I know Father’s day isn’t looming. Thank goodness, because I haven’t got any idea what to buy for my dad at the moment. I’m lucky, though, because I have months.
I did, however, see a …

Romney comments to supporters backfire
September 21, 2012 – 11:56 am | Comments Off
Romney comments to supporters backfire

Mitt Romney is probably used to having his various gaffes broadcast and rebroadcast the world over, but his latest is particularly staggering.
It’s no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’m a very vocal, …

Fill your fridge, empty your account
September 5, 2012 – 4:25 pm | Comments Off
Fill your fridge, empty your account

Upon arrival in the dorms this year I was greeted not only by the friendly faces of Chancellors Leadership Corps and other volunteers waiting with shopping carts to help new residents move in, but all …

Keep your Free Speech AND your Chicken
August 22, 2012 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off
Keep your Free Speech AND your Chicken

People nationwide have spent weeks observing the miasma of bad press  following the announcement Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made in response to a question about whether or not the company was funding known anti-gay groups …