Yearly Archives: 2006
“This may be the first graduation ceremony in history where the commencement speaker is as excited as the graduates,” Former President Clinton said with a chuckle. “You are the first in the nation to hold a degree called ‘Master in Public Service.’”
Another year, another Bowl Championship Series controversy. If you aren’t used to it by now, you should be.
The Bowl Championship Series will continue to cause concern until a playoff system is established.
There, I said it. College football needs a playoff.
I-Pods are in, cassettes are out, and CDs are on their way to join them. Welcome to Dec. 6, 2006. I knew it would happen. Electronics and phones no longer require an extension cord.
When delving into the realm of news and news reporting, a story soon might no longer require a journalist.
One week ago, an administrator at the University of Southern California blocked the re-election of Zach Fox to the post of editor in chief of the Daily Trojan, the campus’ student daily newspaper.
As college journalists, we are deeply troubled by this decision.
The current usage of the Harmon Avenue parking garage has been about what was expected, said Gary Smith, director of UA Transit and Parking. The Harmon garage is never at its 2,149-vehicle capacity, leaving many to wonder if it was worth the $29.3 million price tag.
Several major new trends in technology have changed the face of the newspaper business, causing a transitional period for the industry, said Hoyt Purvis, a UA journalism professor.
Online resources are generating bigger revenue margins by offering the audience video and audio clips, according to the 2006 State of the News Media, an annual report.
Joshua Steven Lantz, a UA sophomore, died Friday at a private farm east of Panama, Okla., 30 miles southwest of Fort Smith. Lantz was studying civil engineering.
UA student Kendall Byers, a friend of Lantz, said Lantz, J.W. Calvery and Ronowar Singh were canoeing in a gulf at Calvery’s property during the peak of “blizzard warnings” from the National Weather Service in Tulsa.
College students are generally not known for being a particularly health-conscious crowd. Fast food, ramen noodles, frozen pizzas and large amounts of caffeine and sugar have been known to sometimes make their way into the diets of even the most health-conscious students once they move away from the home-cooked meals they have been used to.
Students were forced Wednesday to wait for UA Police Department officers to guide them off a Razorback Transit bus, after a mechanical failure caused the bus to shut down near the intersection of Garland Avenue and Maple Street.
“We were at a stoplight at Garland and Maple, and when the light turned green to proceed to campus, the bus wouldn’t move and everything just died,” senior Danielle Supple said.
Nestled somewhere between a Renaissance fair and Mt. Olympus lies the enchanting world of Ys, Joanna Newsom’s gorgeous and grandiose sophomore release. This, dear friends, is an album that may not only be the best of the year, but the possibly the decade, nay, the century! And entrance to Ys’ magical realm requires no more than an open mind and a love of all things luminous.
Fusing the presence of rock with the soul of grassroots, Stillwater, Oklahoma-based Cross-Canadian Ragweed has become a cult favorite among fans of both genres. With their relentless touring schedule. the band has played in everything from tiny clubs to enormous, sold-out arenas (their one-night stand at Grand Prairie, Texas’s Lone Star Park drew 24,000 followers) and shared stages with Willie Nelson and Dierks Bentley.
By next summer, the UA will have one more link to scholars around the world when a new study center opens in Italy.
Just 40 miles away from Rome is a little village rich in history and well known as a gathering spot for artists and poets. Cervara di Roma used to be a prosperous town.
Leslie Crain had dreamed about it all her life. Mary Price was born there and always wanted to go back. Terry Vo had been practicing the language for two years. Drew Westbrook wanted to see it first hand.
Spain, Austria, Japan, and Africa. The world.
Each left with an overstuffed suitcase, an empty journal and a stomach full of twisted nerves.
ATLANTA – Arkansas didn’t buckle under the pressure of the bright lights of the Georgia Dome this time around.
While the outcome of the 2006 Southeastern Conference Championship Game wasn’t exactly what the Hogs had hoped for, Arkansas stood toe-to-toe with what is quite possibly the nation’s best college football team.
A strong performance from Jessica Dorrell could not lift the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks over the Missouri State Bears 29-30, 30-21, 30-27, 30-28 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Fayetteville.
“Our system allows us to balance out the hitting attack, but unfortunately, Jessica was the only one who was successful out of six hitters,” said Arkansas Head Coach Chris Poole.