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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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Seniors ready to take diplomas and run
April 20, 2012 – 6:34 am | Comments Off

Graduation is just around the corner, which means tassels and robes, degrees and congratulations. Mine has been a long time coming, and I’m sure glad it’s almost here. I’m counting down the days.
There’s only so …

‘Hunger Games’ a feast for the senses
April 8, 2012 – 1:41 pm | Comments Off
‘Hunger Games’ a feast for the senses

It’s not often that a movie surpasses the book, but The Hunger Games is one of those movies.

Clinton School hosts panel on substance abuse treatment
April 8, 2012 – 1:38 pm | One Comment

Results of a 2008 addiction treatment initiative will be announced during a panel Friday, April 6, at the Clinton School of Public Service. The even will be from noon to 1 p.m.
The panel discussion will …

‘Biggest Loser’ player doing well
April 8, 2012 – 1:01 pm | Comments Off

With two weigh-ins down and a month left in the competition, Biggest Loser competitor Nicole Freeman said all her hard work is paying off.
“The first one was a disaster. I lost no weight whatsoever,” she …

Treasure waits at the end of a rainbow
March 22, 2012 – 5:18 pm | One Comment

Leprechauns, or “lobaircin,” meaning “small-bodied fellow,” have long been a part of Irish myth, and they are believed a source of good luck if you can catch one. But catching one, they say, is the …

Professor celebrates the Irish way
March 22, 2012 – 5:11 pm | One Comment
Professor celebrates the Irish way

For history professor Moira MaGuire, the American version of St. Patrick’s Day is nothing like the real thing in Ireland.
“It just can’t compare to here,” she said. “A lot of the things I thought were …

Pink technology an insult to women
March 22, 2012 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off

We’re in the technology age, no doubt. And it’s no secret that women have a lot of say in what gets purchased in their households, especially when it comes to big ticket items like electronics. …

Filming for a cause
March 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | Comments Off
Filming for a cause

Nestled in the heart of Little Rock, UALR has always been aware of the community it is a part of. Administrators and faculty make a conscious effort to teach students the importance of giving back. …

Bone marrow donor drive rounds up registry potentials
March 1, 2012 – 11:18 pm | 2 Comments
Bone marrow donor drive rounds up registry potentials

When a loved one is faced with a serious illness, you often wonder what you can do to help. But friends and family of Little Rock native Leslie Harris didn’t won- der; they went to …

Biggest Loser competitor on track
March 1, 2012 – 11:15 pm | Comments Off

It’s been four weeks since the Biggest Loser competition put on by Campus Rec- reation started, and competitor Nicole Freeman is working hard. She’s been hit- ting the weights, going to classes and has even …

Breast-feeding: Normal or nasty?
March 1, 2012 – 10:51 pm | Comments Off

Within the last few years, public displays of breast- feeding have been the subject of outrage, both in social me- dia and news organizations. Protests have been staged, people have ranted, raved and argued over …

Steakhouse service, menu lacking during special event
February 17, 2012 – 4:38 pm | Comments Off

Couples (especially those with young kids) use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get dolled up and go out to a fancy, romantic restaurant and maybe some sort of show.

Calorie counts remain unchanged for weeks
February 17, 2012 – 1:22 pm | Comments Off
Calorie counts remain unchanged for weeks

A discrepancy has been found with nutrition information at Sodexo.

Love to hate Valentine’s Day?
February 16, 2012 – 10:49 am | Comments Off

Valentine’s Day is great, if you have someone to call yours. And there are those who enjoy making fun of the one day of the year that you’re ‘supposed’ to tell that special person you …