Talkin’ with Tiff

Tiffany Bounkhong, Co-Editor

March 1, 2011

I turn to the clock and the red LCD lights flash 2:00 a.m. I have yet to fall asleep. I rest my head on my pillow and have laid awake enveloped in my comforting sheets.  Thoughts constantly invade my mind. I'm constantly second guessing myself. I'm constantly questioning myself. Did I do the right thing? Did I say the...

Pageant experience worth the ride

Miriam Mercado

February 28, 2011

Growing up, I did a couple pageants, one when I was six and another one when I was about ten.  For me, it was just a day when I got to look extra pretty, but nothing out of the ordinary. It wasn't until this past Saturday that I really experienced the smell of hairspray and desperation in a beauty pageant. It was something...

Obama cuts budget to reduce the national deficit

Hannah Blakely, Features Editor

February 25, 2011

Last week, President Barack Obama announced his budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year. Obama plans to lower the budget to reduce the federal deficit by $1.1 trillion in ten years by cutting many programs from the federal budget. In this he will cut two hundred very diverse programs. In these two hundred programs includes...

Arkansas baseball starts strong

Ben Burns, Opinions Editor

February 23, 2011

The Arkansas baseball team has been recognized as one of the elite programs in the country over the last 8 years. They have been consistently inside the top 25 and have even spent some time as number one in the nation over this time.  The team is expected to continue playing competitively, but the Razorbacks are in the midst...

Music has lost its meaning

Tiffany Bounkhong, Co-Editor

February 21, 2011

Back in the day a performance qualified as someone walking on stage and bearing their soul. It was about the music, and it was about the talent. Now an artist qualifies as someone who is so bizarre, so outgoing, so appealing they can sell anything. Lately the music industry has been lacking in real talent. Many artists are...

Bit by Brit

Britanee Russell, Co-Editor

February 17, 2011

Jan. 24, my lifelong dream came true. I was headed to the gym when my cell phone buzzed with an email.  I almost didn’t check it because usually it was nothing more than junk mail, but for whatever reason I decided to check it. My stomach dropped like I was on the world’s largest roller coaster when I saw who it was...

There’s an app for everything

Sara Lachance, Reporter

February 8, 2011

From apps about how to kiss to apps dealing with the weather, there seems to be an app for everything these days.  Some may see this as a bad thing, but I believe that having an app for everything is a useful tool and helps our continuously changing culture. With new technology comes new problems.  Texting causes problems...

Bieber and Gomez’s “steamy” vacation

Hannah Blakely, Features editor

January 30, 2011

When I hear the term a "steamy" relationship, I normally picture a scene in "The Titanic."  In this scene Jack and Rose are running through the engine room, and they find a car where they have a romantic encounter.  This is my personal definition of a steamy relationship, so when I saw a headline on a magazine cover that called...

Lottery scholarship could be cut

Tiffany Bounkhong, Editor

January 23, 2011

Talk of decreasing the Arkansas lottery scholarship has been brought up by the legislative committee that oversees the money. The cut is to affect future recipients of the lottery scholarship. Those who have already been awarded the scholarship are still given the full $5,000 so long as they maintain the required GPA. The...

Political rhetoric needs to change

Britanee Russell, Co-Editor

January 23, 2011

"My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now. Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind or tweet me later." posted Democtatic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at 8:58 a.m. on her Twitter Jan. 8 prior to her meeting with constituents outside an Arizona supermarket.   An hour later six were dead and thirteen more were wounded. ...

The reality of ‘The Bachelor’

Ben Burns, Opinions editor

January 23, 2011

The Bachelor is a typical reality show. Nothing close to reality. It features overly expensive dates, breathtaking venues, romantic sunsets, and the absence of all things real. The real world we all live in is nearly absent from this over-dramatized version of the search for love. The search for love is an age old quest...

Cyrus controversy continues

Britanee Russell, Co-Editor

January 10, 2011

Miley Cyrus turned 18 on Nov. 23.  On Nov. 24, the teen sensation posed nude for Playboy. Cyrus' decision to pose nude is just one of the many things that has kept her in the light of controversy for some time now.  Her scandalous music video for the song "Can't Be Tamed," her semi-nude photo shoot for the magazine Vanity...

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