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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TV Discovery: The West Wing (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:44 pm | 3 Comments

The success of the House Of Cards has proved that in the ever-growing nest of worldwide phenomena there is room for everyone, even movies and TV shows in the political genre.
But years before there was …

College Classics: Revenge of the Nerds (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin) (1st edit GF)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:43 pm | Comments Off

“All our lives we’ve been laughed at and made to feel inferior. And tonight they trashed our house. Why? ‘Cause we’re smart? ‘Cause we look different? Well, we’re not. I’m a nerd and I’m pretty …

Kingsman – James Bond meets Comic Books
February 19, 2015 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off

You can never go wrong with spy thrillers. Put a charming agent in the midst of a government conspiracy, add in car chases and slick action, and throw in a few supermodels … You have …

College Classics: Accepted (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin) (1st edit GF)(In)
February 19, 2015 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off

We, the writers of College Classics, are always looking for movies that portray lives of students accurately with heart and emotion. When we discovered Accepted, an underrated 2006 comedy about a group of college rejects …

Justifying Justified
February 10, 2015 – 2:35 am | Comments Off

Zachary Martin Contributing
“Dear Lord, before we eat this meal we ask forgiveness for our sins, especially Boyd- who blew up a black church with a rocket launcher, and afterwards he shot his associate Jared …

Thinking Man – Politics, Pizza & Time Machines
February 10, 2015 – 2:34 am | Comments Off

Once we get out of the next two power-battle-filled, blame-game-infested years it will be time to crown a new leader of the free world. It will be time to bring in an all new POTUS …

Thinking Man – New Congress, Old Politics
February 10, 2015 – 2:34 am | Comments Off

The next two years in U.S. politics will be a whole lot of nothing.
There, I said it. After spending an incredible amount of time and energy trying to convince myself otherwise, the looming Keystone XL …

Most Entertaining/Comedic Female: Anesia Scott
December 15, 2014 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off

I am Anesia Scott (known on-campus as “Nesi”). I am a double major in Criminal Justice & Dance. I am also a Resident Assistant in East Hall.

College Classics: Swingers
November 24, 2014 – 1:48 pm | Comments Off

Swingers is two hours of pure perfection. It is a perfect representation of a young, heartbroken man. It is perfectly light, self-depreciative, philosophical and sweet. It is also, more than anything, the perfect representation of …

TV Discovery: Penny Dreadful
November 24, 2014 – 1:48 pm | Comments Off

Victorian-era London has a special place not just in the history books but in our hearts as well. It is the starting point of modernization, the birthplace of great literature and also, for better or …

The politics of Ebola
November 24, 2014 – 1:44 pm | Comments Off

Ebola is spreading fast and wide. The biggest fear the world has (even though some countries want you to believe otherwise) is the undeniable truth: there is no unanimous cure, at least not yet.

Equalizer = Entertaining, but is that enough?
October 10, 2014 – 10:34 am | Comments Off

By Shashank Avvaru
One central character bent on avenging injustice digs up long forgotten skills he gained from a former life that he regrets deeply. This journey takes him down the path of danger and ultimately …

College Classics: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
September 26, 2014 – 11:23 am | 3 Comments

By Shashank Avvaru and Zachary Martin
With a storyline that revolves around every college student’s dream – a day off, characters who are just confident and mindless enough to be funny, and underlying revelations that hit …

‘Tales from the South’ presents heart-warming, cultural memoirs with a sweet, Southern charm
September 10, 2014 – 4:18 pm | Comments Off

The glorious sunlight, the beautiful back roads of the country, the distant calls of cattle and poultry. To some, this may sound like a page from “Where the Red Fern Grows,” but to many Arkansans, …