February 4, 2015 – 6:07 pm | Comments Off

There has been an interesting development on campus, as the higher-ups at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock are in the process of hiring a Founding Dean for the new UALR Honors College. The …

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An opening word: How much is too much?
May 4, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

Every morning I get a news update sent to my phone from Yahoo. Periodically, The New York Times and the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette will send a notification too.
When I crawl out of bed and stumble to …

An Opening Word: Forum Farewells
May 4, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

As a sophomore, eager to write, I walked into the Forum office and asked if they had any work for me to do. They did. Two years and about 20 editions later, I will walk …

An Opening Word: Not just paper airplanes
May 4, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

The worst part of the print newspaper industry is the amount of waste that accumulates. Thousands of physical copies of our paper go out every month. Sometimes our leftover stack is small, other times the …

An opening word: Let’s talk money
February 10, 2015 – 2:33 am | Comments Off

I’m thinking of a number between one and twenty, can you guess it? If you said 18, then you were right.  The national debt happens to be the same number, but add trillion to the …

An opening word: Race in America
February 10, 2015 – 2:33 am | Comments Off

With the national Martin Luther King Day of Service in our rear-view mirror and Black History Month approaching, it seems appropriate to reflect on the state of race relations in our country. Florida and Trayvon …

An Opening Word: holidays should be happy days
November 25, 2014 – 12:59 pm | One Comment

It’s officially holiday season. Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. They all lift our spirits, right? Maybe. As much joy as the holidays can bring, they also have the potential to cause harm.

An opening word: Homelessness in Arkansas
November 24, 2014 – 1:47 pm | Comments Off

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be homeless?
The motto of journalism has long been very simple: seek truth. But what is the truth about homelessness in Arkansas? It’s true, Little Rock may dwarf …

The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:17 am | Comments Off

It’s 7 a.m. The Wal-Mart employee just clocked out and is exhausted, not only because he just worked an overnight shift but because, in two hours, he has to be at his second job.

Chancellor nominates all UALR Students for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 28, 2014 – 3:54 pm | 4 Comments
Chancellor nominates all UALR Students for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice-cold water came pouring down on UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson on Wednesday August 20, after he agreed to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness and money.

UA System’s new online university could create competition with UALR
April 16, 2014 – 1:49 pm | Comments Off

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted to approve the implementation of a new online university called eVersity on March 20 at meeting in Fort Smith, Ark.  According to Chancellor Joel Anderson, the measure passed …

Families in college together: Twin sisters who share home, combs, and chromosomes
April 16, 2014 – 1:38 pm | One Comment
Families in college together: Twin sisters who share home, combs, and chromosomes

Dolapo and Bukola Odeniyi (left to right) examine the cell cultures for their senior research projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagine leaving home at the age of eight to live on another continent.  Separated from family, friends and life as …

Bieber shoots music video on campus, proposes to girlfriend
March 30, 2014 – 11:11 pm | One Comment

Everyone’s favorite Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber, will record the music video for his new hit single “Mrs. Beiber” at UALR on April 1, 2014.

Votes for SGA president are in, Lauren McNeaill wins again
March 13, 2014 – 12:46 pm | 3 Comments
Votes for SGA president are in, Lauren McNeaill wins again

By Michael Smith
Tension rose in the SGA Office as the ballots were tallied. With three major candidates and more reported voters in UALR history, this year’s campaign proved to be a clenching race.

The SSC gets a new name, legendary leader honored in ceremony
March 13, 2014 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off
The SSC gets a new name, legendary leader honored in ceremony

When the curtains fell from the Student Services Center on Friday, Feb. 8, a new name was revealed above it.  It was none other than the name of the emeritus Vice Chancellor of Student Services …